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Nobel Laureate in Chemistry to receive honorary degree
ProF. riChArD hECk WiLL bE CoNFErrED an honorary doctorate
(honoris causa) by De La Salle University during the Commencement Exercise on February 4. Heck is an American chemist who taught Chemistry at the University of Delaware and also a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Recently, 25 faculty members of the Noted for his discovery and development of the Heck Reaction, Heck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in October 2010, together with Ei-ichi Negishi and Ajura Suzuki, for their work on palladiumHECK







catalyzed coupling reactions in organic synthesis. Heck presented to the department his Nobel Laureate poster with his signature and dedication on it. He is now retired and currently residing in the Philippines.



Chemistry Department headed by Dr. Nancy Lazaro-Llanos and College of Science Dean Dr. Gerardo Janairo hosted a reception for him.
Number of top examinees of the DLSU CAT who will receiv e a 15 per cent discount and other incentiv es under the pr ogram T.A.F.T. 100 (Top Achie vers in the Fre shman Test).
Number of outstanding students from public high schools who can avail of full scholarship and other incentives unde r the Vaugirard Scholarship

Faculty wins ME society award
2011 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Section Adviser Award for his leadership and dedication to the holistic development of students. Belino is former chair of the Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department. He is instrumental in the establishment of the DLSU-ASME Student Section. He received a plaque, certificate, and $500 honorarium. The event was co-hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society. ASME promotes the art, science, and ME Chair Dr. Alvin Chua and Belino presented their paper entitled “Promising Local and International Inter-Institutional Collaboration and Cooperation in Mechanical Engineering in the Philippines” during the 2011 ASME International Summit in Mechanical/Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Education last September 2729 in Hong Kong. practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences in the world. Founded in 1880, it has grown to have more than 120,000 members from 150 countries worldwide. There are about 300 student sections all over the world; five of which are in the Philippines.
Photo shows, from left, Dr. Alvin Chua, Chair, ME Department Chair; Dr. Manuel Belino, Faculty, ME Department; Dr. Thomas Perry, Director for Education & Professional Advancement, ASME; Dr William Wepfer, Vice President, ASME.

Number of outstanding students in the Gokongwei College of Engineering who can avail of full scholarship and other incentives under the Gokongwei Grants

INSIDE: Faculty wins ME society award Singaporean statesman dialogues with Lasallians Art explorations by Lasallian educators Animo Wellness goes on its second year

To highlight the Star Scholars Program as “The Complete Scholarship Program,” DLSU sent out an innovative invite to each prospective scholar—a medicine bottle containing an information sheet about the grant.

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The best and brightest high school students converge at DLSU during the Stars Scholars orientation program.


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2401 (twen´te fôr´,o, wun) is a landmark number along Taft Avenue. It is the location ID of De La Salle University, home to outstanding faculty and students, and birthplace of luminaries in business, public service, education, the arts, and science. And 2401 is the name of the official newsletter of DLSU, featuring developments and stories of interest about the University.

DE LA SALLE uNivErSity WiLL oFFEr new scholarship programs
starting Academic Year 2012-2013 for the best and the brightest high school students in the country.

The new scholarships were announced during the 14th Star Scholars Orientation held at the Natividad FajardoRosario Gonzalez Auditorium last January 20. Invited to attend the see page 3


Singaporean statesman dialogues with Lasallians
Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Singapore George Yong-Boon Yeo visited De La Salle University for an informal dialogue with students last January 18 at the Marilen Gaerlan Conservatory. A graduate of Lasallian schools, Yeo revealed his affinity with the audience as he shared his experiences as a Yeo spent more than two decades of his life in government service. He was elected in the Parliament a number of times and served in various key government posts such as Minister for Information and the At present, Yeo is an active supporter of various educational institutions, including LA SALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. student under the guidance of La Salle Brothers. During the open forum, he also gave his insights on various issues, such as Southeast Asian relations, the Spratly Islands controversy, free trade, North Korea, and China, among others. Arts, Minister for Health, Minister for Trade and Industry, and Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Art explorations by Lasallian educators
thE MuSEuM At DE LA SALLE uNivErSity LAuNChED its new exhibit entitled “Visual Perspective: Art Explorations
by Lasallian Educators” last January 19. A component of the 5th DLSU Arts Congress and held in conjunction with the University’s celebration of the Arts Month this February, the exhibit features works of faculty members and other academic personnel from DLSU, De La Salle-Canlubang, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, De La Salle-Lipa, and De La Salle Santiago Zobel. The exhibit will run until May 4.

Animo Wellness! goes on its second year
to CoNtiNuE ProMotiNg A hEALthy LiFEStyLE among its faculty
and staff, De La Salle University is bringing back the Animo Wellness campaign. Initiated by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Lasallian Mission and Alumni Relations, this year’s program promises more wellness and sports activities for its participants. Bring your new Passport to Wellness* on your Annual Physical Exam to earn two stamps, and collect at least two more stamps to win these exciting prizes: Grand Prize: An All-Expenses Paid trip for two to Hong Kong

AS PArt oF itS EFFortS to raise
money for the One La Salle Scholarship Fund, DLSU is opening The Store @ DLSU, the official merchandise site of the University. It will be located at the 2nd floor of the Enrique Razon Sports Complex. It is envisioned to be a continuing effort to help send more deserving students to DLSU, as well as to build animo among the community.

Student Media office launched
iN A WEEkLoNg EvENt hELD last
January 16-21, talents of the four major student media groups converged to launch the Student Media Office (SMO). The office will be the hub for all the student publications and by the next academic year, it will also include the Green Giant radio station. The SMO hopes to launch LaSalle TV (LSTV) to be more in touch with the interests of the students. A research arm will also be formed to get a better understanding of the media habits of students. As SMO Director Mr. Randy Torrecampo said, “we want to get to know our students more.”

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SMiC donates to Centennial hall
a memorandum of agreement with SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) for the latter’s P300 million donation last January 10 at the Yuchengco Board Room. In the memorandum, SMIC’s donation will be used to partially finance the construction of the Centennial Hall. The University, in turn, will name the building after SMIC Chairman Emeritus Henry Sy, Sr. The DLSU Henry Sy, Sr. Hall will be the first major building under the Centennial Renewal Plan, a long-term redevelopment master plan to rationalize the whole campus setup and respond to the current and future needs of the University.
Present your new Passport to Wellness on your APE to get your FREE Animo Wellness! towel and baller ID.

Second Prize : iPad 2 Third Prize: iPod Touch (2 winners)

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In the pipeline for the SMO is a total conversion into a multimedia hub wherein other media such as TV, radio, social networks, and mobile platforms will also be included.

DLSU President and Chancellor Br. Narciso Erguiza, Jr. FSC signed the memorandum together with SMIC President Hans Sy. Vice Chancellor for Lasallian Mission and Alumni Relations Br. Bernard Oca FSC was also there to witness the event.

Grants, from page 1 full scholarship and Php10,000 monthly stipend for 50 students. In addition, 25 slots will be available under the Gokongwei Grants for those pursuing Engineering programs. The rest of the top 100 examinees are automatically entitled to the benefits under gathering were the top 100 examinees in the 2012 DLSU College Admissions Test. The University will offer the Vaugirard Scholarship Program to deserving public high school students who made it to the list of top examinees. The program covers a program launched last year––the Top Achievers in the Freshman Test, or simply, the T.A.F.T. 100, which includes a 10 per cent tuition discount. These new programs were established for the top examinees who will not make it to The incoming Star Scholars will be the first batch to receive an iPad and Php10,500 monthly allowance on top of the full scholarship, mentoring, and other incentives. For more information, visit www.dlsu.edu. ph/scholarships. the Star Scholars roster. As the premier scholarship program in DLSU, the Star Scholars grant is given to candidates who pass a rigorous screening and panel interview. An average of 15 students are added to the premiere scholarship program every year.

Photo shows, from left, Br. Jun Erguiza FSC, Hans Sy, and Br. Bernie Oca FSC.

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is DLSU’s commitment to have an institutional zero net carbon footprint.  This is the Philippine Lasallian Family’s effort to become better stewards of the environment.

“it is impossible to please god if you do not live on friendly terms with others.
(Letter 47 to brother robert in Darnetal, 1709)
---St. John Baptist de La Salle


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