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Tag: June 25, 2005

PAAO to coordinate alumni

RECTOR FR. Tamerlane Lana urged UST Alumni Association (USTAA) officers and board members to focus on uniting UST alumni in preparation for the University’s celebration in 2011 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Center last June 10.

“The best articulation of the role of the alumni in the celebration in 2011 would come not from the ideas of the committee, but from the ideas of all the alumni whom you represent,” Fr. Lana said.

CBCP to sue health officials

THE CATHOLIC Bishops Conference of the Philippines will take legal action against some Department of Health officials for allegedly harassing health workers who refused to implement the population control program, Ligtas Buntis.

In an article by the Manila Standard last month, CBCP legal adviser Jo Imbong said the CBCP is considering suing health officials of Cotabato City, Leyte and Antipolo City.

Imbong said some health workers had complained to CBCP they were harassed by their superiors when they refused to implement the program.

Catalyst of solidarity

WHILE magazines and websites are entertaining and informative, they could also serve as a gateway to Catholic unity.

These contemporary resources reinvigorate Catholicism through interactive content like interesting topics with creative illustrations.

This growing novelty has earned popularity and has been adopted by many Catholic organizations.

Cool and Catholic

JUST when you thought there has been a lack of entertaining youth-oriented Christian materials since the Super Book and Flying House became defunct, look around and you’d be surprised to find a variety of magazines, websites, and books which provide spiritual guidance to the youth without losing their aesthetic value and entertainment appeal.

These youth-oriented resources are dedicated to nourishing the teenagers’ relationship with Christ through helpful articles and other features which have been especially conceptualized with the youth’s taste and interests in mind.

Foreign students on local grounds

LIKE Philippine television today, UST has been a second home to a variety of foreign faces.

Thanks to the influx of foreign students from all over the globe who study in the University.

From Americans to Zambians, UST welcomes the entry of foreign students throughout the years with open arms.

The chosen one

Although there are other top colleges and universities all over the country, foreign students still enroll in UST.

But why UST?

Kasaysayan ng pangunahing aklatan ng UST

TINAGURIAN ang UST Central Library bilang isa sa mga pinaka-malaking silid-aklatan sa bansa. Subalit gaya ng isang umuusbong na halaman, nagmula rin ito sa isang munting binhi.

Bago sumapit ang dekada 80, isang bahagi lamang ng Main Bldg. ang aklatan. Kasama ng ilang mga tanggapan at kolehiyo, halos kalahati ng gusali ang nasasakupan nito.

Para sa pananaliksik at pag-aaral, dalawang silid na mayroong air-conditioning units ang nakalaan sa mga estudyante. Samantala, nahahati batay sa uri ng mga libro ang natitirang espasyo ng silid-aklatan

More research outputs on the way

THE PROOF of the pudding is in the eating.

Dr. Gloria Bernas, Office of Research and Development (ORD) director and assistant to the Rector for Research and Development, said she was well aware of the rumors about the TARC’s inefficacy but is confident that its performance will settle these speculations once and for all.

The SRC’s “Res Socialis”, which tackles three major issues of the society—poverty, environmental degradation, and economics—is scheduled to be published within the first semester of the school year.

The search for research

WHEN the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex (TARC) opened in 2001, it raised a lot of expectations in the field of research with its array of sophisticated equipment and groups of skilled researchers.

Its opening was considered a big leap for the University as it affirmed UST’s status as one of the leading schools in research in the country.

7 fast facts about Fr. Lana’s rectorship

1 The number of programs with Level IV accreditation. The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery has the highest accreditation among UST programs.

2 The number of proposed satellite campuses. Before his second term ends, Fr. Lana hopes to have the UST expansion projects in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and General Santos City off and running.

Seven years of plenty

Since his first term as UST rector in 1998, Fr. Tamerlane Lana, O.P. made clear his goals: to make UST a center of excellence in various programs, an expert in research in the applied and pure sciences, and a leader in community service. He was also keen on making the University the center of contextualized theology in Asia.

Now after seven years and on his last year as Rector of the only pontifical university in Asia, is UST still on the right track toward “Vision 2011?”

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