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Tag: February 27, 2007

Science student bags second place in BPI-DOST awards for research

A STUDENT from the College of Science received the second Best Project of the Year Award in the annual Bank of the Philippine Islands-Department of Science and Technology (BPI-DOST) awards last Feb. 8 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex.

BS Biology senior Kevin Ang bagged the second prize with his research project, “The Development of an Immunoassay for the Environmental Detection and Monitoring of Blo t 5 Allergen in House Dust.” Alex Dy and Paulo Urizza of University of the Philippines - Diliman got the first and third prizes, respectively.

Unang open-heart operation sa Pilipinas

BILANG pangunahing paaralang-pangmedisina sa Pilipinas, naging bahagi ang Unibersidad sa mga naganap na pagbabago sa larangang ito. Kabilang na rito ang kauna-unahang open-heart surgery sa bansa.

Noong Abril 9, 1959, isinagawa ang isang open mitral commissurotomy sa UST Hospital (USTH). Pinangunahan ni Dr. Denton Cooley, isang siruhano mula sa Baylor University sa Estados Unidos, ang operasyon. Tinulungan naman siya ng isang pangkat ng mga doktor mula sa USTH sa pamumuno ni Dr. Benjamin Belmonte, isang cardiologist at propesor sa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

Artlets professor appointed ABS-CBN public affairs czar

FACULTY of Arts and Letters professor and former Varsitarian Filipino editor Ramon Osorio has been appointed ABS-CBN vice-president for corporate communications and public affairs.

“I was quite pleased when ABS-CBN invited me to fill up the position,” Osorio told the Varsitarian. “Being in ABS-CBN brings my career into full circle, having worked in the fields of mainstream advertising, public relations, advocacy, journalism and teaching.”

Lakas Tomasino sweeps student elections

THE LAKAS Tomasino Coalition swept the university-wide election last Feb. 16.

Reyner Villaseñor, a Political Science junior from the Faculty of Arts and Letters, got 13,732 votes of the 21,938 or a 62.59 per cent of the total votes cast and was elected president of the Central Student Council (CSC)

Villeseñot told the Varstiarian that he would focus on student rights.

Nursing implements first automated student council elections

THOMASIANS could now probably count on a fast and more accurate election in the coming years.

The Central Commission on Elections (Comelec) implemented the first automated, synchronized elections last Feb. 17 at the College of Nursing (Nursing) to make the elections faster and to lessen the burden of manually counting the ballots.

Comelec taps ROTC cadets for poll watch

CHAIRMAN Benjamin Abalos of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said the Comelec will deputize the UST’s Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) cadets in May to keep the elections safe and clean.

Abalos said that the Comelec had signed an agreement with the military to check military intervention in the elections.

Giant beauty contest tarpaulins cause stir

CLASH of the titans or clash of egos?

More like the clash of show-biz wanna-be’s.

On an ordinary Monday last January, College of Commerce freshman Liberty Cordoviz was rushing to her morning class, but to her dismay, a large crowd of students slowed her down from getting to class on time.

What was causing the ruckus?

Several larger-than-life tarpaulin panels showing the candidates of the Mr. and Ms. Ideal Artlets Personality and the Commerce Idol contests.

Medicine, OT, Architecture top exams

THE UNIVERSITY posted remarkable passing rates in the Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, Architecture, and Pharmacy licensure exams held last January.

Thomasian Kristel Anne Nicolas Buenaventura topped the Occupational Therapy licensure exams with a 79.8 per cent passing mark while Stephanie Ann Gomez Balid (79.2 per cent), Rachel Mae Abadilla Callanta (77.4 per cent), and Allan Duque Carpio (77.0 per cent) landed in the second, seventh, and ninth spots, respectively.

Toughened-up USTv Awards draw network stars, VIP’s

BY STERNLY overhauling the criteria to better emphasize significant content and Catholic values, the third UST Student’s Choice Awards for Television (USTv) took one step forward into taming the youth’s foremost influence—television.

UST Nursing vindicated

IT WAS a bittersweet ending for the UST College of Nursing after the US-based Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) said it would not issue working visas to passers of the leak-marred Nursing exam last year unless they retake parts of the exam. In effect, the CGFNS upheld the UST position that a retake of the exams was needed.

But the CGFNS statement came shortly after the Supreme Court (SC) dismissed the college’s petition for a retake last Feb. 14.