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‘Mother of Thomasian Nursing’ passes away at 90

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 13:22
Former College of Nursing Dean Sor Paz Marfori died at the age of 90 last Aug. 17, following complications of a stroke. Marfori, a sister of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, had been hospitalized at San Juan de Dios Hospital in Pasay since April. She is credited for establishing the master’s […]

Internet, luklukan ng kabastusan, kabuktutan?

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 01:44
PAMILYA ang pangunahing susi upang matuldukan ang usapin ukol sa Facebook group na “Pastor Hokage Bible Study,” wika ng isang instruktor ng Unibersidad. Iginiit ni Jan Erven Ganacias, nagtuturo ng sosyolohiya, na malaki ang gampanin ng pamilya bilang pangunahing socializing agent kasama ang maayos na sistema ng paaralan, gobyerno at simbahan, sa pagsugpo sa nasabing […]

Ang munting palahayupan sa loob ng Unibersidad

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:31
Alam ba ninyo na minsang nagkaroon ng minyaturang zoo sa loob ng Unibersidad? Noong 1932, pinasinayaan ang isang palahayupan sa publiko kung saan tampok ang iba’t ibang uri ng katutubong hayop na makatutulong sa mga pananaliksik na isinisagawa ng mga mag-aaral sa larang ng medisina at agham. Sa isyu ng Varsitarian noong 1932, isinasaad na […]

Jemimah Tiambeng: Law graduate and synchronized swimmer

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 22:28
WHILE most student-athletes make names for themselves through the collegiate conferences like the UAAP and NCAA, Jemimah Tiambeng made a splash as a member of the national synchronized swimming team. But the 26-year old was not your average student-athlete. Alongside performing intricate maneuvers in the pool, Tiambeng digested a pile of case readings as a […]

UST offers 53 undergraduate programs in 2018-2019

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 22:27
THE University will again offer all 53 undergraduate programs for Academic Year 2018-2019, two years after it cut the programs to only 13 because of the implementation of the K to 12 basic education reform. UST Office for Admissions Assistant Director Gezzez Giezi Granado said the office was prepared to accept applicants for next academic […]

The art of keeping a secret

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 22:19
THIS artist from UST will illustrate for you for free in exchange for your deepest, darkest secret. Terence Eduarte started an online art project called “100 Days of Secrets,” where he created digital portraits of strangers. In return, his subjects must share with him a personal secret. Eduarte, 24, earned his advertising arts degree from […]

New deans vow improved academic standards

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:16
NEWLY APPOINTED deans of the College of Commerce and Business Administration, Conservatory of Music, College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS), Institute of Information and Computing Sciences (IICS) and Graduate School of Law have pledged to continue efforts to improve academic standards. Commerce Dean Leonardo Canoy, Graduate School of Law Dean Maria Liza Rosario and Acting Music […]

First feminist group in UST seeks official recognition

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:08
A FEMINIST group is seeking official recognition from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) as the first “intersectional feminist organization” in the University. Tomasina, an organization calling for gender sensitivity and protection for Thomasian women, intends to educate students about the oppression women are experiencing based on race, class, ability and ethnicity. Stef de Guzman, […]

Artlets Student Council president won’t resign

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:44
The president of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (Artlets) Student Council has decided to continue his duties and will not resign from his post, as he recovers from multiple injuries after his attempt to take his own life nearly two months ago. Political science senior Reymark Simbulan suffered a dislocated knee, a broken hip […]

Duterte’s pastor is new CBCP president

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:00
DAVAO Archbishop Romulo Valles has been elected president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, succeeding Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, who served the organization for four years. Valles, who is known to have close ties with President Duterte, was elected by his fellow bishops during the 115th CBCP Plenary Assembly last July 8 at […]

Journ profs warn vs low Palace accreditation standards for bloggers, social media users

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:30
Editor’s note: This story was rewritten to correct a misinterpretation of the views expressed by the resource persons interviewed. TWO JOURNALISM professors are taking issue with the low accreditation standards set by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) for bloggers and social media users who want to cover President Rodrigo Duterte. While not in principle […]

Adopt Jesse Robredo’s ‘servant leadership,’ Thomasians urged

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:47
A lawmaker has underscored the importance of people’s participation in government as exemplified by the consultative style of the late Jesse Robredo as mayor of Naga City and secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. Gabriel Bordado, representative of the third district of Camarines Sur, said Robredo’s legacy was the institutionalization of […]

UST to offer first ‘transnational’ architecture doctorate in PH

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:38
The University is set to offer the first “transnational” doctorate program in architecture in the country next academic year. Graduate School Dean Marilu Madrunio said the doctorate program would be offered as a double degree by UST and in the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. The program is a collaboration between the Commission […]

Thomasian architect’s Book Stop project lures Filipino readers

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
AS HIS way of building a community of Filipino readers, a Thomasian architect-cum-literary enthusiast envisioned a plan that is far from a traditional library—a mobile and unconfined “pop-up library.” William Ti, Jr., who obtained his Architecture degree from the University in 2002 and master’s degree in Urban Design from the National University of Singapore in […]

Put an end to cliches, ‘hugot,’ authors urge young writers

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 19:51
ALTHOUGH the “hugot” have come a long way in pleasing the Filipino readers, a creative writer should go away with it and develop a broader sensibility in writing. This was the challenge of the country’s esteemed writers and literary scholars to the 16 fellows of the Fourth Thomasian Undergraduate Writers’ Workshop held last June 7 […]

Cinemalaya 13 in review, Part 3: “Nabubulok,” “Bagahe,” “Requited”

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 18:32
This year’s roster of Cinemalaya independent films is again impressive, featuring a diverse set of directors, actors and narratives. With a larger number of “millennials” this year, the biggest independent film festival centers on the development of new norms for the “indie” scene. More mainstream actors took the helm, developing audience appreciation in the process. […]

Cinemalaya 13 in review, Part 2: “Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig” and “Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa”

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 18:07
This year’s roster of Cinemalaya independent films is again impressive, featuring a diverse set of directors, actors and narratives. With a larger number of “millennials” this year, the biggest independent film festival centers on the development of new norms for the “indie” scene. More mainstream actors took the helm, developing audience appreciation in the process. […]

Journalism profs warn vs reckless, irresponsible bloggers

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:33
JOURNALISM professors warned the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) against allowing bloggers and social media users to cover presidential events, as some of them tend to be reckless and irresponsible. Veteran journalist Nestor Cuartero, instructor at the Faculty of Arts and Letters, said recklessness and irresponsibility in news coverage were problems that could arise as […]

Journalism profs warn vs reckless, irresponsible bloggers

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:24
JOURNALISM professors warned the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) against allowing bloggers and social media users to cover presidential events, as some of them tend to be reckless and irresponsible. Veteran journalist Nestor Cuartero, instructor at the Faculty of Arts and Letters, said recklessness and irresponsibility in news coverage were problems that could arise as […]

Cinemalaya 13 in review, Part 1: ‘Baconaua,’ ‘Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha,’ and ‘Kiko Boksingero’

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:10
This year’s roster of Cinemalaya independent films is again impressive, featuring a diverse set of directors, actors and narratives. With a larger number of “millennials” this year, the biggest independent film festival centers on the development of new norms for the “indie” scene. More mainstream actors took the helm, developing audience appreciation in the process. […]

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