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26 SEPT 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 17. 4 PAGES 

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La Salle engineering faculty at world conference on science and technology

Six faculty members from the College of Engineering participated in the World Conference on Science and Technology on September 13-15 at the Manila Hotel.

Those who presented papers were Dr. Felixberto Cruz, “A Research Initiative in Mobile Communications”; Dr. Alvin Chua, “Estimation of Assembly Uncertainties Using a Modified KF”; Dr. Alvin Culaba and Raymond Tan, “Life Cycle Impact Assessment Using Possibilistic Compromise Programming”; and, Dr. Manuel Belino, “Educating Ethical Scientists and Engineers for the 21st Century”. Mechanical Engineering faculty Laurence Gan Lim presented a poster on fuzzy logic for stabilization control of micro-hydro power.

The conference, with the theme, “Harnessing Science and Technology to Meet the Globalization Challenge,” was sponsored by the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science, Inc. (PHILAAS) on its golden jubilee celebration.

RED faculty attends national convention on catechism

Dr. Natividad Pagadut and Sister Corazon Manalo, DC of the Religious Education Department participated in the National Catechetical and Religious Education convention held at the Covenant House, Dasmariñas, Cavite, on September 4-7.

The two major purposes of the convention were to orient participants on the intelligent use of the Catechism for Filipino Catholics (CFC) and to determine the minimum learning competencies in the CFC.

In related news, Pagadut was elected as the National Capital Region representative to the Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education and a member of the speakers’ bureau who will train users of the CFC all over the country.

New complex and widespread worm located

Be warned. The Information Technology Center (ITC) has released a warning of another virus wreaking havoc in the World Wide Web. Known as “Nimda,” this email worm rapidly spreads through email attachments and attacks vulnerable web servers.

ITC cites the information gathered from the F-Secure Corporation (HEX:FSC) alert: “End-users can get infected by either opening an e-mail attachment called README.EXE or by surfing on an infected web site, which might offer the user to download README.EXE. After the end-user has executed the file, the worm will continue to spread in two different ways. First it will send itself out via e-mails directed to addresses found from users e-mail inbox. It will then start to scan random internet addresses trying to locate vulnerable IIS web servers.”

Nimda has a jaded history as the first worm to modify existing web sites to start offering infected files for download. For more information regarding this latest email virus, ITC advises computer users to log on to http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/nimda.html



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