Physics Department’s General Assembly 2016: Program of Activities

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We will be having our General Assembly on Tuesday, 23 August 2016, at Faber Hall 302. Registration starts at 5:00pm. The program will be as follows:

  • 5:00 – 5:30pm – Registration
  • 5:30 – start of program (Prayer + Welcome words)
  • 5:35 – 5:50 Group dynamics (game1)
  • 5:50 – 6:20 Department talks: (1) Welcome speech by Dr. Guerrero + Introduction of faculty and staff. (2) Introduction of faculty members. (3) Short Q&A portion with students
  • 6:20 – 6:30 Group dynamics 2 (game 2)
  • 6:30 onwards – Department Picture taking + snacks

Check out this event in Facebook: Department General Assembly.

Administrative appointments in the School of Science and Engineering for SY 2016-2017

Dr. Raphael Guerrero and Dr. Benjamin Chan

Administrative appointments for 2016-2017: Dr. Raphael A. Guerrero as Chair of the Department of Physics, while Dr. Benjamin Chan as Manager of the Innovation and Technology Support Office

25 May 2016

MEMO TO           :               The Loyola Schools and Central Administration Offices
FROM                   :               John Paul C. Vergara, Ph.D., Vice President for the Loyola Schools
SUBJECT               :               Administrative Appointments in the Loyola Schools, School Year 2016-2017


School of Science and Engineering (SOSE)

Office of the Dean

  • Dr. Evangeline P. Bautista, Dean, 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2017
  • Ms. Victoria M. Cabason, Assistant to the Dean, 1 April 2016 to 16 January 2017
  • Engr. Ma. Leonora C. Guico, Coordinator for Research, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017
  • Mr. Jose Alfredo A. De Vera, Coordinator for Student Exchange, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017

SOSE Departments, Programs, and Centers

  • Dr. Crisanto M. Lopez, Chair, Department of Biology, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019
  • Dr. Jose Mario A. Diaz, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 1 April 2016 to 31 May 2017
  • Dr. Rosula S.J. Reyes, Chair, Department of Electronics, Computer, and Communications Engineering, 1 April 2016 to 31 May 2019
  • Dr. Severino G. Salmo III, Chair, Department of Environmental Science, 1 April 2015 to 31 May 2018
  • Dr. Norman Dennis E. Marquez, Director, Health Sciences Program, 1 April 2016 to 31 May 2017
  • Dr. Marlene M. De Leon, Chair, Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2017
  • Dr. Emmanuel A. Cabral, Chair, Department of Mathematics, 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2017
  • Dr. Raphael A. Guerrero, Chair, Department of Physics, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019
  • Mr. Carlos M. Oppus, Director, Ateneo Innovation Center, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017
  • Dr. Ma. Regina Justina E. Estuar, Director, Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Center, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017
  • Dr. Benjamin O. Chan, Manager, Innovation and Technology Support Office, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017

….

Administrative appointments in the Loyola schools for 1 April 2016 onwards: James Simpas, Raphael Guerrero, and Benjamin Chan

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From left to right: (1) James Simpas, PhD, Chair, Department of Physics, 1 April 2016 to 31 May 2016; (2) Dr. Raphael Guerrero, PhD, Chair, Department of Physics, 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019; (3) Benjamin Chan, PhD, Manager, Innovation and Technology Support Office, 1 April 2015 to 31 May 2016; 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017.

14 March 2016

MEMO TO:  The Loyola Schools and Central Administration Offices
FROM: John Paul C. Vergara, Ph.D., Vice President for the Loyola Schools
SUBJECT: Administrative Appointments in the Loyola Schools, 1 April 2016 onwards

Name
Position
Term
Office of the Vice President for the Loyola Schools

Dr. John Paul C. Vergara
Vice President for the Loyola Schools
1 April 2016 to 31 May 2016

Dr. Maria Luz C. Vilches
Vice President for the Loyola Schools
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019

Ms. Maria Milagros L. Tendero
Assistant to the Vice President

1 April 2015 to 31 May 2017

Mr. Rene Salvador R. San Andres
Assistant to the Vice President for Formation
1 May 2015 to 31 May 2016;
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2018

Ms. Cynthia T. Totanes
Assistant to the Vice President for Quality Assurance
1 April 2016 to 4 March 2017

Ms. Carolyn Soledad P. Natividad
Assistant to the Vice President for Student Discipline
1 April 2016 to 31 May 2017

Ms. Joanna Francesca P. Ruiz
Coordinator for Communications
1 April 2016 to 31 May 2019

Dr. Karina Therese G. Fernandez
Coordinator for Faculty Development
1 April 2016 to 31 May 2016

Dr. Flordeliza F. Francisco
Coordinator for Faculty Development
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017

Ms. Rowena Anthea A. Palacios
Coordinator for Internationalization
1 June 2015 to 31 May 2016;
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019

Dr. Mendiola T. Calleja
Coordinator for Leadership Development
1 April 2016 to 31 May 2019

Dr. Olivia Anne M. Habana
Coordinator for Teacher Formation Institute (TFI) and Faculty Spiritual Formation
1 April 2015 to 31 May 2016

Mr. Ronald Allan L. Cruz
Coordinator for Teacher Formation Institute (TFI) and Faculty Spiritual Formation
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019
….

School of Science and Engineering (SOSE)

Office of the Dean

Dr. Evangeline P. Bautista
Dean
1 April 2014 to 31 March 2017

Ms. Victoria M. Cabason
Assistant to the Dean
1 April 2016 to 16 January 2017

Engr. Ma. Leonora C. Guico
Coordinator for Research
1 April 2015 to 31 May 2016;

1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017

Mr. Guillermo Paolo M. Agloro, Jr.
Coordinator for Student Exchange
1 April 2015 to 31 May 2016;
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017

SOSE Departments, Programs, and Centers

….

Dr. James Bernard B. Simpas
Chair, Department of Physics
1 April 2016 to 31 May 2016

Dr. Raphael A. Guerrero
Chair, Department of Physics
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019

….
Dr. Benjamin O. Chan
Manager, Innovation and Technology Support Office
1 April 2015 to 31 May 2016;
1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017

2015-2016 Awards for Excellence: Numeriano Melaya of Ateneo Physics Department

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2015-2016 Staff Excellence Hall of Fame Awardee Mr. Numeriano Melaya of the Department of Physics, School of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University

11 March 2016
Memo to         :           The University Community

Subject            :           2015-2016 Awards for Excellence

I am pleased to announce that at its meetings on 7 November 2015 and 6 February 2016, the Ateneo de Manila University Board of Trustees approved
the recipients of the following awards for school year 2015?2016:

A.   Awards for Excellence for Administrators
B.   Awards for Excellence for Professionals
C.   Awards for Excellence for Staff

Please see attached list of awardees.

D.  The fourth group of the Staff Excellence Hall of Fame

  • Mr Mark Anthony A Bautista
  • Mrs Rita S de Villa
  • Mr Numeriano M Melaya
  • Miss Bernadette U Pascua
  • Mr Tirso U Raza
  • Miss Nimia F Vasallo

E.   The Rev Henry Lee Irwin SJ Memorial Teacher Award for the Humanities

  • Dr Michael M Coroza, Filipino, Loyola Schools
  • Mr Herminio D Brazal, Christian Life Education, High School
  • Miss Daisy N Marasigan, Music, Grade School

The awarding ceremony will be held at the Ricardo and Dr Rosita Leong Hall Auditorium on 14 April 2016, Thursday, at 6:00 pm.

Congratulations to all our awardees.

Jose Ramon T Villarin SJ

President
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Office of the President
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights,
Quezon City 1108
Philippines
Tel No: 63 (02) 426 6001
Fax No: 63 (02) 426 6079

Updated Loyola Schools Academic Calendar for SY 2015-2016 and Intersession SY 2016-2017

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The updated Loyola Schools Academic Calendar for SY 2015-2016 and Intersession, SY 2016-2017 may be viewed online at http://bit.ly/LSCalendar_1mar2016

It has also been shared on Google Drive for those who would like to access it from there: http://bit.ly/LSAcadCalendar_1mar2016

For questions, corrections, or additions, please get in touch with Milet Tendero (mtendero@ateneo.edu) and Joanna Ruiz (jruiz@ateneo.edu) of the Office of the Vice President for the Loyola Schools.

Updates (new events and deadlines, and changes in dates, times, or venues
for existing entries ) are as follows:

MARCH 2016

2 (Wed)

ASPAC Gabi ng Parangal at Pasasalamat (5/F Rizal Library, 4:30pm)ASPAC Gabi
ng Parangal at Pasasalamat (5/F Rizal Library, 4:30pm)

5 (Sat)

SOSE Open House (Leong Hall Auditorium and break-out venues, 8:00am-5:00pm)

18 (Fri)

SOSE 2nd Semester Faculty Colloquium (Ching Tan Room, 5:00-6:30pm)

19-20 (Sat-Sun)

Coming Home Retreat for Students

21-22 (Mon-Tue)

Holy Week Activity: Overnight retreat for administrators

21-26 (Mon-Sat)

Holy Week observance: All classes suspended

21 (Mon)

Holy Week Activity: Day pilgrimages to Bulacan and Pampanga; Rizal

22 (Tue)

Holy Week Activity: Day of recollection for administrators, professionals,
non-teaching staff and maintenance

28 Mar-1 Apr (Mon-Fri)

SOH Week

28 (Mon)

Electronic release of freshmen and transfer students? advisory marks for
Second Semester SY2015-2016 on AISIS

29 (Tue)

Make-up classes: Friday class schedule

30 (Wed)

Make-up classes: Monday class schedule

APRIL 2016

28 Mar-1 Apr (Mon-Fri)

SOH Week

6 (Wed)

Make-up classes: Monday class schedule

11-15 (Mon-Fri)

Career Fair

20 (Wed)

LS Awards for the Arts (Escaler Hall, 5:00pm)

30 (Sat)

Study day for seniors

MAY 2016

2 (Mon)

Study day for seniors

3-5 (Tue-Thu)

Final exams for seniors

6 (Fri)

SOSE Research Awards Poster Presentation (CTC 413/414, 3:00-7:00pm)

10 (Tue)

SOSE Research Awards Oral Presentation (PCI Bank Lecture Hall [undergrad
finalists] and CTC 413 [graduate finalists], 4:00-7:00pm)

10 (Tue)

SOSE Research Awards Oral Presentation (PCI Bank Lecture Hall [undergrad
finalists] and CTC 413 [graduate finalists], 4:00-7:00pm)

11 (Wed)

Deadline for online posting of seniors? final marks for Second Semester SY
2015-2016

12 (Thu)

Electronic release of seniors? final marks for Second Semester SY 2015-2016

12 (Thu)

Interlinks 11.0 (5/F Rizal Library, 1:00-5:00pm)

12 (Thu)

SOSE Research Awarding Ceremonies (5/F Rizal Library, 5:30-6:30pm)

12 (Thu)

SOSE Research Awarding Ceremonies (5/F Rizal Library, 5:30-6:30pm)

25 (Wed)

Deadline for submission to the Office of the Registrar of Second Semester
SY 2015-2016 final marks (hard copy or online) of college and graduate
students

26 (Thu)

Deadline for submission to the Office of the Registrar of Second Semester
SY 2015-2016 final marks (hard copy or online) of college and graduate
students

27 (Fri)

Electronic release of college and graduate students? final marks for Second
Semester SY 2015-2016 on AISIS

31 (Tue)

SOSE Recognition Program for Distinguished Students (Leong Hall Auditorium,
10:30am-12:00nn)

31 May-1 Jun (Tue-Wed)

Online registration for Intersession SY 2016-2017

JUNE 2016

31 May-1 Jun (Tue-Wed)

Online registration for Intersession SY 2016-2017

2-3 (Thu-Fri)

Regular registration for Intersession SY 2016-2017

6 (Mon)

Start of Intersession SY 2016-2017 classes

25 (Sat)

Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Address? 7:30 AM

Graduation: SOH and JGSOM ? 4:00 PM

26 (Sun)

Graduation: SOSS and SOSE ? 4:00 PM

27 (Mon)

Loyola Schools holiday

JULY 2016

18-20 (Mon-Wed)

Final exam days for college and graduate students

20 (Wed)

End of Intersession SY 2016-2017

23 (Sat)

Deadline for submission to the Office of the Registrar of Intersession SY
2016-2017 final marks (hard copy or online) of college and graduate

25 (Mon)

Deadline for online posting by department chairs and program directors of
Intersession SY 2016-2017 final marks of college and graduate students

26 (Tue)

Electronic release of college and graduate students? final marks for
Intersession SY 2016-2017 on AISIS

Schedules for thesis defense and thesis proposal defense for SY 2015-2016

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Thesis defense schedules for PS 199.5 and PS 199.8 for SY 2015-2016

Thesis Defenses (Ps 199.8) will be held during the week of April 11-16. This week is the 3rd week before Seniors’ Final Exams (which will be held from May 2-4) and was so chosen to allow ample time for any preparation for submission for consideration for the SOSE Awards (which will be given during the week of May 10-13).

Thesis drafts are expected to be with the panelists one week before the defense (i.e. April 4-9). Hence, students are expected to submit their drafts to their advisers one week before the deadline for submission to the panelists (i.e. Mar 28 – Apr 2).

Thesis Proposals (Ps 199.5) will be held during the week of May 2-7. This week is the 2nd week before the Regular Final Exams (which will be held from May 16-21).

Proposal drafts are expected to be with the panelists one week before the defense (i.e. April 25-30). Hence, students are expected to submit their drafts to their advisers one week before the deadline for submission to the panelists (i.e. April 18-23).

The actual proposal/thesis grade may be lowered by 0.5 quality points (e.g. A reduces to a B+, B+ reduces to a B, etc.) for each day of lateness in submitting the draft to the panelists.

Gates 2.5 and 3.5 Covered Walkway Project at Ateneo de Manila University

Date: 8 January 2016

Memo to: The University Community

From: Arch. Michael M. Canlas, Director

Subject: Gates 2.5 and 3.5 Covered Walkway Project

We are pleased to inform the community on the commencement of the above mentioned project this Saturday, 09 January 2016 . Project duration is 30 days.

Details of the Covered Walkway Project are as follows :

  1. Pedestrian Gate 2.5 connecting to JSEC
  2. Pedestrian Gate 3.5 connecting to Dr. Rosita and Ricardo Leong Hall

During the construction period , the Project Team will ensure consistent monitoring of site premises and work progress for its timely completion. All safety and security measures will be strictly observed in coordination with the Campus Safety and Mobility Office . The construction site will be cordoned off and boarded-up for dust and noise control and for the safety
of pedestrians and vehicles. A temporary walkway with security lights and corresponding safety and directional signs will be put in place for safe pedestrian mobility and efficient traffic management.

You may refer to attached site development plans for reference.

Thank you for your cooperation as we continually improve campus walkability.

For any concerns , please contact CFMO at local 4118 and Technical person in charge . ( Engr. Ronald Santos ) CP no. 0917-8530998.

Map of walkway from Gate 3.5 to Leong Hall of Ateneo de Manila University

Map of walkway from Gate 3.5 to Leong Hall of Ateneo de Manila University

Map of walkway from Gate 2.5 in Ateneo de Manila University

Map of walkway from Gate 2.5 in Ateneo de Manila University

New elective class by Dr. Reinabelle Reyes: Ps 195.2 Astrophysics

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Ps 195.2 Introduction to Astrophysics by Reinabelle Reyes, Ph.D. Photo credit: “Milky Way Arch” by Bruno Gilli/ESOhttp://www.eso.org/public/images/milkyway/. Licensed under CC BY 4.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Milky_Way_Arch.jpg#/media/File:Milky_Way_Arch.jpg

The Physics Department will be offering an Astrophysics class this coming second semester and it’s open to students who have fulfilled the required science and math background below.
  • Course title: Introduction to Astrophysics
  • Course code: PS 195.2
  • Units: 3 units (This course can be credited as a Physics elective or free elective but not as an MSE elective)
  • Instructor: Reinabelle Reyes, Ph.D.
  • Course description: This is an introductory course in astronomy and astrophysics, with an emphasis on understanding the physical processes involved. Topics covered include stars, galaxies, and the birth and fate of the Universe. Students are expected to have a solid grounding in calculus-based physics and mathematics.
  • Prerequisites: PS 52 (or PS 32 or PS 42) and Ma 22.
  • Schedule: TBA as of now and during registration period to allow students of varied schedules to enroll but please note that the teacher prefers a TH 2-5 schedule, so it would help if you could keep that time slot open.

 

Clint Bennett
Undergraduate Coordinator
Department of Physics

Mass in honor of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on 8 December 2015

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary (Photo from Loyola Schools Campus Ministry)

MEMO TO: The Loyola Schools Community

FROM : John Paul C. Vergara, Ph.D.
Vice President for the Loyola Schools

SUBJECT: Mass in honor of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the occasion of her feast on 8 December 2015

I invite all administrators, faculty, professionals, students, staff and maintenance personnel of the Loyola Schools to attend the Mass in honor of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the occasion of her
feast on

8 December 2015, Tuesday
9:45 to 11:00 a.m.
Church of the Gesu

Recitation of the Rosary
9:30 a.m.

Fr. Cesar R. Marin, S.J., Loyola Schools Chaplain for Professionals and Students, will be the main celebrant and homilist.  All priests are invited to concelebrate.

I encourage everyone to wear the Marian colors of white or blue.  I also invite the community to bring flowers as an offering to the Blessed Mother during the Eucharistic Celebration.

To enable everyone to participate in the Eucharistic celebration, final exams and work of all personnel are suspended from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  The Rizal Library (New Building, Old Building, Matteo Ricci, and CTC 101) however, will remain open but services may be limited or available only in certain sections.

Novena masses in preparation for the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception will start on 24 November 2015, Tuesday, at 12:00 p.m., at the College Chapel.

Thank you very much.

Change in Loyola Schools Monday to Friday Class Schedules for 2nd Semester SY 2015-2016

1 December 2015

Memo To: The Loyola Schools Community
From: John Paul C. Vergara, PhD.
Vice President for the Loyola Schools
Subject: Change in the Loyola Schools Monday to Friday Class Schedules Effective Second Semester of School Year 2015-2016

This is to inform the Loyola Schools Community that in consultation with the student body and with the community in the regular School Forum on 9 October 2015, the Loyola Schools Administrative Council in its meeting on 6 November 2015 approved for pilot implementation the change in the Monday to Friday class schedules in the second semester of SY 2015-2016 as detailed below.

With the start of regular classes at 8:00 a.m., Physical Education (PE) classes will start at 7:30 a.m. M-W-F classes will still be 1-hour per session and T-TH classes still at 1.5 hours per session. A new M-F early evening time slot for undergraduate classes is scheduled from 6:30-8:00 p.m. All evening classes will still end no later than 9:00 p.m.

I am requesting the undergraduate students to communicate this new schedule with their parents/guardians, especially the change in the students’ activity hour from 4:30-6:00 p.m. to 5:00-6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.

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Thank you very much for your kind attention.

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