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09 JULY 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 06. 4 PAGES 

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Germany, Brunei offer study awards Japan also opens applications to international forum

DLSU-Manila faculty may now apply for scholarship programs offered by German and Brunei universities.

Through the German Academic Exchange Service, Germany is offering postgraduate courses for academic year 2002-03. The scholarship program offers further specialized studies to university degree holders who have already gained at least two years of professional experience.

Most courses aim to promote teaching and research, as well as to meet the needs of the applicants who at the time of their application are engaged in the planning and execution of projects related to development policy in their respective fields.

Applicants should not be more than 36 years old at the time of the submission of their application. On the other hand, applicants should not be more than 32 years old for the following post graduate courses: Development Studies, Agricultural Economics and Related Sciences, Tropical Hydrogeology, and International Marketing.

Applications should be submitted to the German embassy on or before August 31, or to the German higher education institutions not later than October 15. Applications for the Spring Programme at Dortmund University should be submitted to Dr. Benjamin Cariño, dean of the School of Urban and Regional Planning, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Application forms may be photocopied or downloaded from the DAAD website www.daad.de.

Meanwhile, the Universiti Brunei Darussalam also invites DLSU-Manila to nominate one student each for scholarship programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The study awards, offered only for the AUN member universities, will cover the academic year 2001-2002.

For the faculty, the available courses are Education, Science, Business, Economics, and Policy Studies, Arts and Social Sciences,and Islamic Studies. For the student, the only available program is Brunei Studies. The deadline of applications is July 15 for the first semester, and October 15 for the second semester.

In another news, DLSU-Manila is looking for a qualified candidate for the Philippine National Committee for the International Association for Traffic and Safety Sciences (IATSS) Forum. IATSS is now accepting applications to the forthcoming 31st and 32nd IATSS forums to be held in Suzuka, Japan from May 16 to July 9 and September 12 to November 5, 2002.

The forum aims to provide the participants from ASEAN countries with a broader perspective and understanding of the role of science, technology, and culture of Japan and the developments in ASEAN countries.

For more information, contact the Office of the Vice President for Academics and Research under Brother Andrew Gonzalez, FSC.

Magno chosen as MacArthur Foundation Research Awardee

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, through its Program on Global Security and Sustainability, selected Dr. Francisco Magno, chair of the Political Science Department, to receive an award under the collaborative research competition on Globalization in an Era of Governance. The research and writing phases of the project will be conducted from April 2001 to December 2002.

Under the terms of the award, Magno will collaborate with a team of international researchers in conducting a study on promoting corporate environmental and social responsibility in developing countries.

The project team includes Dr. Peter Utting of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (Geneva), Dr. David Barkin of the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (Mexico), and Dr. David Figg of the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg).

The comparative project will probe into the processes and conditions that encourage large firms to adopt voluntary initiatives and multi-stakeholder partnerships to improve their social and environmental performance.

Faculty celebrate achievements, service

We who are in this campus should be thankful. We are not only in a university that is respected throughout the world; we are in a university that is sensitive to the rhythm of social change and which actively participates in shaping our nation’s history.

Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta delivered this message during DLSU-Manila’s Annual Faculty Recognition ceremony held last July 4 at the William Shaw Theater. Villacorta, president of the Yuchengco Center for East Asia and who was among the 25-year service awardees, spoke in behalf of the faculty who were honored for their achievements and years of service.

Sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President, this year’s event welcomed eight new full professors, namely Dr. Esperanza Cabrera, Dr. Elmer Dadios, Dr. Rolando Gripaldo, Dr. Estrellita Gruenberg, Dr. Robert Salazar, Dr. Maria Stella Valdez, and Dr. Angelo Unite.

The other faculty medal awardees included three new academic service faculty (Rank II), 15 new assistant professors, and 22 new associate professors. Esmeraldo Orilla, who is now on his 30th year in the campus, led the faculty who were honored for their length of service. Five faculty marked their 25 years at La Salle. Aside from Villacorta, the four others were Dr. Oscar Bautista, Severina Kikuchi, Dr. Eduardo Noel, Jr., and Lawyer Jose Oscar Salazar. Also honored were eight faculty who are counting 15 years in service, and 24 others who are now on their 10th year.

DLSU System President Brother Rolando Dizon, FSC congratulated and thanked the awardees “for making De La Salle University as good as it truly is.”

“Thank you for caring enough and educating our students very well, after the Lasallian spirit of a faith that gives competent service to God and country,” he said. He also invited the longest-serving faculty to join a Philippine tour this year, courtesy of the Office of the President.

Jose Mari Magpayo, consultant of the Marketing Communication Office and a professor of the Communication Arts Department, hosted the said program.

RED faculty fosters cultural ties thru religion

Dr. Natividad Pagadut, chair of the Religious Education Department, is back from Goroka, Papua New Guinea where she conducted a seminar-workshop on June 12-July 3 upon the invitation of Father Jan Szweda, SVD.

Titled “The Word of God in My Life”, the seminar centered mainly on how God’s Word can be liberating in the context of the Papuan culture. The participants were priests, religious, and lay people from all over the country.

Dr. Jose de Mesa held a session on entering new cultures and new trends in missions to Filipino missionaries departing for foreign assignments in May . Held in Quezon City, this was part of the Mission Orientation Course organized by the Holy Spirit Sisters. In addition, de Mesa participated in a consultation meeting for an ecumenical project titled, “History of the World Christian Movement” last April. The meeting was held at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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