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Tag: September 30, 2005

Search for quadricentennial logo, hymn launched

THE quest is on for the official logo and hymn of the 400th anniversary of the University.

Entries to the centennial logo and the centennial hymn making-contests are now accepted. The search opened on Aug. 15.

According to Dr. Cristina Cabral, Public Alumni Affairs Office (PAAO) director, the concept of the song and the logo should represent the theme of the celebration, “UST 2011: Unending Grace.”

The contests are open to students, faculty members, employees and alumni of the University.

Alumni win in Palanca

TWO THOMASIANS dominated the Tula category of the 54th Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature last Sept. 1 at the Peninsula Manila Hotel in Makati City.

Legal Management alumnus Joseph Rosmon Tuazon placed first with his collection, “Sa Pamamagitan ng Emerhensiya,” which, he said, is about the limitations of poetry.

Tuazon, whose first collection of poetry, “Mula,” was recently published, placed second in the same category last year.

2nd USTV Awards on

THE SECOND USTV Students Choice Awards (USTV) kicked off with a series of lectures last Sept. 17 and 18 at the Albertus Magnus and Medicine auditoriums.

The lectures series was in line with the launching of, UST’s “populist award-giving body” that gives the audience power to choose the best television programs.

Film critic and Thomasian alumnus Lito Zulueta, called for Thomasians to be critical in television viewing.

GenEd ready for next phase

AFTER pilot-testing the standardization of the general education curriculum this semester, the Office of General Education (GenEd) will supervise general education courses for Languages, Social Sciences, Humanities and Culture, Mathematics and Natural Sciences next year and the office included in the recruitment of instructors.

“There are still imperfections,” Dr. Nancy Eleria, assistant to the vice-rector for academic affairs for general education, told the Varsitarian. “Next year, however, things will be better.”

The pesticide pest

EVERY second, three people are infected with malaria. About 15 seconds later, a child dies from the mosquito-borne disease. Annually, 350-500 million are infected with malaria and approximately 1.3 million die from it.

Artlets professor launches book on international relations

UNESCO Commissioner Jose David Lapuz’s book has finally seen print.

Launched last Thursday during simple ceremonies at the St. Raymund’s Bldg. audio-visual room, the book, “Perspectives in Politics: Public and Foreign—Rationalizing the Irrationalities of Politics,” is a compilation of Lapuz’s views on domestic and international politcs.

Lapuz told the Varsitarian that his first book, which was conceptualized in 2002, would have been published much earlier if not for technical problems.

Breaking new grounds

TEN-YEAR-OLD Jason Tunay spent four years fighting cancer at the UST Hospital (USTH). Although he has conquered the dreaded disease, physicians in the hospital are still pushing for what they feel has been lacking for the last 15 years. But the “dream” will soon become a reality in the form of the USTH Benavides Cancer Institute.

Nursing to offer courses online

NURSING students may soon take up their lessons at home, as the College of Nursing plans to make its program available in the Internet.

“Students can work at home or wherever they are on their subjects,” Nursing Dean Glenda Vargas said. “We can also offer the program to applicants abroad through distance learning.”

The online program will enable students unable to attend school to access modules authored by the College professors for major nursing courses. It can also cater to students abroad who are unable to come to the University to study.

Going beyond borders

AS UST nears its 400th anniversary, its plan to put up extension campuses both in and out of the country are taking firmer form and shape.

UST Rector Fr. Tamerlane Lana O.P. said that while the extension plans in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, General Santos City (Gen-San) and Sri Lanka are still undergoing feasibility studies, “their visions are starting to materialize and each has a definite direction.”

According to him, the feasibility studies would hopefully be finished this semester.

General Santos: Research-oriented

UST in Ethiopia?

AS UST seeks to set up extension campuses in various areas locally and globally, a Catholic university may be built in one of the poorest countries in the world.

Rev. Fr. Edmund Nantes, O.P., Philippine Prior Provincial and Vice Grand Chancellor of UST, told the Varsitarian that the Catholic Church is planning to put up a University at least 50 hectares in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa in Africa, in response to the request of the Assembly of Catholic bishops of Ethiopia.

Light in the darkness