Bernardo and Villacorta in Salzburg
Dr. Allan Bernardo, dean of the College of Education, and Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta, president of the Yuchengco Center for East Asia, participated in the Salzburg Seminar Symposium on East Asia-the United States: A Search for Common Values. The event was held in Salzburg, Austria on June 1-6.
Sponsored by the Freeman Foundation, the symposium gathered 30 alumni from different sessions of the Salzburg Seminar. The participants came from various disciplines and countries from the U.S. and the East Asia region. They examined the fast changing demographic and multicultural profile of the United States and the implications on U.S.-East Asian relations. Also discussed was the impact of the September 11 attack on American consciousness and worldview.
Math faculty attends MSP convention
Fifteen faculty members of the Mathematics Department attended the Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP) Annual Convention at Ateneo de Manila University on May 25-26. Seven of the attendees presented their research work in the different lecture sessions.
In the special lecture series, Dr. Severino Gervacio presented his paper titled Three Research Topics in Graph Theory. On the other hand, Dr. Edmund Perez talked about his research titled, A Class of Supersoluble Groups, in one of the plenary lectures. Five other faculty members shared their research works through parallel lecture sessions. They were Dr. Maxima Acelajado (Value-Oriented Worksheets in College Algebra), Dr. Corinne Grace Burgos (On Selection Bias), Dr. Severino Diesto (On Finite Products of Finite Topological Spaces), Dr. Yvette Lim (On the Bandwidth of a Flowerette), and Dr. Ederlina Nocon (On Polynomial Codes Over Z4 x Z4).
Others who attended the conference were Pocholo Daval Santos, Angelyn Lao, Dr. Arlene Pascasio, Dr. Blessilda Raposa, Dr. Leonor Ruivivar, Sonia Tan, Ma. Criselda Toto, and Dr. Aurora Trance.
The Math faculty have been active members and officers of MSP. This year, four faculty members are part of the MSPs National Board of Directors: Dr. Yolando Beronque, president; Diesto, secretary; Raposa, treasurer; and Ruivivar, board member.
State-of-the-art software highlighted in seminar held for CEs
On June 4-5, the Department of Civil Engineering held the Advanced Integrated Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings International Seminar at Ariston Estrada Seminar Room.
The seminar was organized to provide its participants theoretical background and practical knowledge on the computer-aided modeling, analysis and design of buildings, especially with respect to the behavior of such structures when they are subjected to lateral loads due to earthquakes and wind.
Dr. Naveed Anwar of the Asian Institute of Technology-Thailand served as the resource speaker. He is currently the associate director of (ACECOMS)-AIT.
A total of 44 participants attended the seminar organized by Dr. Andres Oreta and Joseph Remigio of the Civil Engineering Department.
The DLSU Center for Engineering Research, Training and Consultancy, through the Department of Civil Engineering, was designated as the Asian Center for Engineering Computations and Software (ACECOMS) Satellite Center in Manila. This involves being the fully-authorized ACECOMS representative to promote and extend technical support of software and to disseminate information on computer application in civil engineering, training, research and consulting projects in the region. With this linkage, the Department of Civil Engineering, a CHED Center for Development, furthers the Universitys thrust towards being a regional center for research excellence.