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16 JULY 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 07. 4 PAGES 

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FMAI picks CBE faculty’s paper for presentation

A recently completed study of Dr. Angelo Unite of the Economics Department and Dr. Michael Sullivan of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas titled, The Effect of Foreign Entry and Ownership Structure on the Philippine Domestic Banking Market, was accepted for presentation at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Financial Management International (FMAI). The FMAI is a US-based global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making. The event will be held in Toronto, Canada on October 17-20.

Unite and Sullivan’s study is part of a team research project of the DLSU Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies funded by the Philippine APEC Study Center Network (PASCN). The paper investigates how the relaxation of foreign entry regulations affects domestic banks using accounting data for Philippine commercial banks from the years 1990 to 1998.

Garcia receives Spanish grant

College of Education faculty Francisco Garcia is one of the three recipients of a scholarship grant for Professors of the Spanish Language in the Philippines from the Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internacional (AECI). The named recipients are undertaking a one-month course on Special Course for Professors of Spanish organized by the Spanish Summer School of Madrid from July 9 to 28.

Garcia currently serves as editor of the Spanish section of the DLSU Press.

De Castro delivers talk on US foreign policy

Political Science Department faculty Dr. Renato de Castro, a Richard Barnette Fellow on American National Security, delivered a lecture on US foreign policy in Asia at Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro on July 4.

In his talk, De Castro discussed the patterns of change in US foreign policy toward East Asia since the 20th century and raised possible changes in the Bush Administration’s policy toward the region. The lecture was held in commemoration of Philippine-American Friendship Day.

In another development, two articles written by De Castro were published last year in the National Defense College Occasional Paper. The first article, titled China’s Strategic Modernization and Its Implications on RP-PRC Spratly Dispute, argues that the Philippine-Chinese dispute is not a simple case of territorial dispute that can be solved by diplomatic means. The article posed a warning that China is an emerging regional power pursuing irredentist objectives.

The second article, titled Development in US Post-Cold War Defense Policy and Its Implications on US-Philippine Security Relations, discusses the major trends in American defense policy and points out the means on how the Armed Forces of the Philippines can tap US military power for Philippine security needs.

Psych Department in the cutting edge

The Psychology Department of the College of Liberal Arts announces its Cutting Edge in Psychology Seminar-Workshop Series for this school year. This year’s series focuses on new technologies in psychological assessment for educational, clinical, and industrial settings. The workshops will culminate in April 2002 in the launching of selected psychological scales and measures developed and validated by the department’s students under the mentorship of the faculty.

The first seminar in this year’s series,Updates on Psychological Profiling, was held on June 23. Godofredo Lanuza, managing director of Innerview Consultancy Services International, spoke on the Harrison Innerview, and Romulo Romero, country manager of Organization Technology International for Indonesia and the Philippines, presented the Personal Profile System. Professor Ma. Angeles Lapeña, coordinator of the Laboratoryo ng Pananaliksik sa Sikolohiya, also spoke on current concerns in psychological assessment.

Roces fires up international confab

The sole participant from the Philippines, Dr. Susan Roces of the Chemical Engineering Department participated in the 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Combustion (ASPACC, 2001) held at the Seoul National University on June 24-27. She presented a paper titled, Model Development for a Small Underfeed Stoker Firing Lump Wood during the third session on Fuel and Coal Combustion. Roces also served as chairperson and moderator of the first technical session on the same topic.

The conference was organized by the Korean Society of Combustion and was jointly sponsored by the Korea Research Foundation and Seoul National University.


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