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The Ateneo de Manila University is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic, teaching and research university located in Quezon City, Philippines. Established in late 1859 by the Society of Jesus, it is the oldest Jesuit educational institution and third-oldest university in the Philippines.The Ateneo offers educational programs in the elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels. Emphasizing a holistic and interdisciplinary approach, the university academic offerings covers a broad range of disciplines including the liberal arts, humanities, pure and applied science, medicine, engineering, social science, business management, public administration, law, theology, and education.The Commission on Higher Education declared six university units as Centers of Excellence, namely physics, chemistry, mathematics, information technology, entrepreneurship education, and business administration education. Furthermore, its biology and environmental science units are declared Centers of Development by the same government agency.The Ateneo campus is the site of the Philippine Institute of Pure and Applied Chemistry and the National Chemistry Instrumentation Center, both pioneers of scientific research and development in the field of chemistry in the Philippines.The Ateneo is an active member of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. Its athletic teams, collectively called the Blue Eagles, compete in various sport competitions while its cheering squad, the Blue Babble Battalions, represents the university in the annual UAAP Cheerdance Competition.Eminent alumni include a national hero, Philippine presidents, politicians, businessmen, writers, artists, and scientists. Wikipedia.

Roiland D.,Ateneo de Manila University
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics | Year: 2016

Thinking and acting in favor of sustainable development is internationally recognized; it is necessary but societies and individuals are slow to adopt an appropriate behavior. International organizations such as World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology recommend to opt for frugality, a principle emphasized to avoid over-consumption and consequently the depletion of natural resources. This article thus examines the principle of frugality by proving that it is not necessarily related to consumption as it is understood since the Enlightenment: we have to take into account the Asian perspective that changes the relationship between humankind and nature, first taking into consideration the good of the whole community. I argue that frugality is not necessarily in conflict with economy but certainly challenging it as expressed by the Indian terms Jugaad or Gandhian: a way of thinking and creating new projects that lead to fruitful solutions for the majority. Therefore I intend to provide a positive definition of frugality as a way of creating new projects that lead to fruitful solutions for the majority. © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht Source

Quirino J.P.,University of Tasmania | Guidote A.M.,University of Tasmania | Guidote A.M.,Ateneo de Manila University
Journal of Chromatography A | Year: 2011

Two-step stacking of organic anions by sweeping and micelle to solvent stacking (MSS) using cationic cetyltrimethylammonium micelles in co-electroosmotic flow (co-EOF) capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) is described. The co-EOF condition where the direction of the EOF is the same as the test anions was satisfied by positive dynamic coating of a fused silica capillary with hexadimethrine bromide. The strategy was as follows. After conditioning the capillary with the background solution (BGS), a micellar solution (MS) was injected before the sample solution (S). The BGS, MS and S have similar conductivities. Voltage was applied at negative polarity. The analytes in the micelle-free S zone were swept by micelles from the MS. The swept analytes were brought by the micelles to the MSS boundary where the second stacking step was induced by the presence of organic solvent in the BGS. Finally was the separation of concentrated analytes by CZE. The effect of electrolyte concentration in the S, injection time of the MS and the S and surfactant concentration in the MS were studied. A 20-29, 17-33 and 18-21 times increase in peak height sensitivity was obtained for the test hypolipidaemic drugs (gemfibrozil, fluvastatin and atorvastatin), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (diflunisal, naproxen, ketoprofen, indoprofen and indomethacin), and herbicides (mecoprop and fenoprop), respectively. The LODs (S/N = 3) were from 0.05 to 0.55. μg/mL. The intraday and interday repeatabilities (%RSD, n= 12) in terms of retention time, corrected peak area, and peak heights was less than 3.6, 8.9, and 10.8%, respectively. The application of sweeping and MSS in co-EOF CZE together with a simple extraction procedure to a waste water sample spiked with the test herbicides was also demonstrated. © 2010. Source

Rodrigo M.M.T.,Ateneo de Manila University
Simulation and Gaming | Year: 2011

Researchers of interactive learning environments have grown increasingly interested in designing these systems to become more responsive to differences in students' cognitiveaffective states. They believe that the detection of and adaptation to student cognition and affect may boost student learning gains and enhance the quality of students' overall learning experience. A growing body of research focuses specifically on the study of cognitive-affective dynamics, defined as the natural ways in which a student's cognitiveaffective states change over time. These types of studies help designers identify desirable (virtuous) cycles that they want to foster and undesirable (vicious) cycles that they want to dissuade. In this study, the author examined the dynamics of the cognitive-affective states exhibited by Filipino students as they used the pre-algebra game MATH BLASTER 9-12. The author focused on the cognitive-affective states of boredom, confusion, delight, engagement, frustration, neutrality, and surprise. Using quantitative field observations, the author determined which of these states tended to persist or transition into other states over time. It was found that boredom was the only state that tended to persist. Boredom tended not to lead to engagement. Students who were confused were not likely to stay confused but were likely to transition into engagement. Students who were delighted were not likely to become confused. From these findings and based on comparisons with related work, it is concluded that boredom is a persistent and undesirable state. Confusion is not persistent and is desirable because it leads to further engagement with the content. © 2011 SAGE Publications. Source

Dulay K.M.,Ateneo de Manila University | Hanley J.R.,University of Essex
Cognitive Neuropsychology | Year: 2015

This paper reports the case of a dyslexic boy (L.A.) whose impaired reading of Filipino is consistent with developmental surface dyslexia. Filipino has a transparent alphabetic orthography with stress typically falling on the penultimate syllable of multisyllabic words. However, exceptions to the typical stress pattern are not marked in the Filipino orthography. L.A. read words with typical stress patterns as accurately as controls, but made many more stress errors than controls when reading Filipino words with atypical stress. He regularized the pronunciation of many of these words by incorrectly placing the stress on the penultimate syllable. Since he also read nonwords as accurately and quickly as controls and performed well on tests of phonological awareness, L.A. appears to present a clear case of developmental surface dyslexia in a transparent orthography. © 2014 Taylor & Francis. Source

Guidote Jr. A.M.,University of Tasmania | Guidote Jr. A.M.,Ateneo de Manila University | Quirino J.P.,University of Tasmania
Journal of Chromatography A | Year: 2010

Micelle to solvent stacking (MSS) is a new on-line sample concentration technique for charged analytes in capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE). Sample concentration in MSS mainly relies on the reversal in the effective electrophoretic mobility of the analyte at the boundary zone between the sample solution (S) and CZE background solution (BGS) inside the capillary. The basic condition for MSS is that the S is prepared in a matrix that contains an additive (i.e., micelles) which interacts with and has an opposite charge compared to the analytes. In addition, the BGS must contain a sufficient percentage of organic solvent. MSS was first reported for organic cations using anionic dodecyl sulfate micelles as additive in the S and methanol or acetonitrile as organic solvent in the BGS. Here, theoretical and experimental studies on MSS are described for organic anions using cationic cetyltrimethyl ammonium micelles as additive in the S and methanol as organic solvent in the BGS. Up to an order of magnitude improvement in concentration sensitivity was obtained for the test hypolipidaemic drugs using MSS in CZE with UV detection. The optimized method was also evaluated to the analysis of a spiked wastewater sample that was subjected to a simple extraction step. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. Source

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