Thursday, June 20, 2024

Tag: 2010

Javate microendoscope: Putting tears to stop

NENITA Sanchez, 27, had a problem. She was not suffering from emotional or physical pain (or watching a heartbreaking soap opera), but tears would perennially flow down her face.

She finally found an answer last July, thanks to UST ophthalmologist and inventor Dr. Reynaldo Javate.

Javate, a professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, devised a way to stop the overproduction of tears without incision. He modified a painless instrument, which he named “Javate microendoscope.”

“Excessive tearing is the overproduction of tears because of a problem in the eyes,” Javate explained. “Overproduction of tears can be caused by over-exposure to light, inward rubbing of the eyelids, or defective tear drainage.”

Juniors MVP completes RP selection in FIBA U-18

AFTER leading UST to a runner-up finish in the UAAP juniors’ basketball tournament, reigning MVP Kevin Ferrer has been tapped to join the Philippine campaign in the 21st Federation Internationale de Basket-ball (FIBA) Asia U-18 championship tournament in Sana’a, Yemen.

Ferrer and his team left the country on September 20, two days before the Philippine squad’s opening game against Saudi Arabia. He was invited to the team shortly after winning the Rookie of the Year honors last season.

Also in the selection are Ateneo standouts Kiefer Ravena and Von Pessumal, ex-Cub Kyle Neypes, and Jeron Teng, younger brother of UST’s Jeric Teng.

UST’s coaching staff was proud that a home-grown talent was invited to the national team.

Salinggawi dines with the Rector

RECTOR Fr. Rolando de la Rosa, O.P. honored the Salinggawi Dance Troupe and the Yellow Jackets with a testimonial dinner at the Central Seminary Gym last September 27 for their third-place finish in this year’s UAAP cheerdance competition.

“We are so proud (of you). All the priests enjoy watching you. Every time you perform, you give us a very beautiful memory to look back on,” Rector said in his speech.

As a reward, the dance troupe was placed under the Rector’s office so it could be “really taken care of,” especially on the occasion of the school’s quadricentennial, according to De la Rosa.

The Rector said he was considering more practice hours for Salinggawi members to better prepare them for competitions.

Bekimon: Ebolusyon ng salitang bakla

NOONG una “jejemon,” ngayon “bekimon.”

Tunay ngang daynamiko ang wikang Filipino dahil sa pagsibol ng isa na namang panibagong terminong ginagamit na ng marami—ang “bekimon.”

Unang sumikat sa Internet, itinuturing ang mga “bekimon” na bagong mukha ng salitang bakla sa Pilipinas. Mula ito sa salitang kolokyal na “beki” na nangangahulugang bakla, habang ang salitang “mon” ay nanggaling sa mga nausong “jejemon”, o mga taong mahilig gumamit ng mga special characters sa pagtetext.

Photograph UST—now

UST COULD be the most beautiful campus in the world if you know where and how to look at it.

Three years ago, when I set my foot in this University, I was one of those people who hardly appreciated its beauty. But as time flew by and with a camera in hand, the pictures I took began to change my initial perception of my school, making me fall in love with it.

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Tanong mula kay Myka Porciuncula, ikatlong taon sa TourismAno ang mga panganib sa kalusugan...

NATANONG mo na ba sa iyong sarili kung bakit tila pagod na pagod ka kapag puyat ka?

Ayon kay Edilberto Gonzaga, isang propesor sa Department of Psychology ng College of Science, bukod sa panghihina ng katawan, may dalawang epekto ang kakulangan sa tulog. Ito ay pawang sikolohikal at pisyolohikal.

Sa sikolohikal na aspekto, naaapektuhan ang haba ng atensyon, konsentrasyon, tamang pag-iisip at nagiging sensitibo.

“Hindi ba, kapag tayo ay puyat mabilis tayong mapikon at mainis sa ating paligid?” puna ni Gonzaga. “Mabilis din tayong mapagod at mawalan ng pokus sa ating mga ginagawa.”

Julio Jose Austria’s Bigger Perspective on Life

TAKING a glance seems exhausting when you have seen more than enough, but Julio Jose Austria’s paintings suggest that one can never be weary with looking at life.

His exhibit, Viewing the World, which runs till April 8 - 22 at the Art Verite’ Gallery in Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, consists of oil-paintings on canvas depicting experiences and observations of the United States and Europe. Theme is about the objective viewing of the world, avoiding subjectivity.

Had took up Painting from College of Architecture and Fine Arts batch 2000, Julio Jose Austria got a grant from the Vermont Studio Center, U.S.A., which enabled him to travel in places there. He has also held shows in Germany, Austria and Thailand.

College of Holy Spirit student wins grand prize in UST painting contest

A FINE arts student of the College of the Holy Spirit bested other participants from key fine arts school around Metro Manila and environs to win the grand prize in the 2010 UST On-the-Spot Painting Competition.

Kathleen Yeo won for her painting, “Basta Maprotektahan,” a whimsical image of a mother and child whose faces were blotched out, with a sapling between the two figures holding hands. The painting answered to Galleria Duemila owner Silvana Ancellotti-Diaz, the chairperson of the board of judges, said the work showed “the disintegration of the Filipino family, with mothers leaving to work abroad.” She added, “It has the naïve, childlike style of Swiss painter Paul Klee.”

Yeo won P 40,000.

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