Quezon City, Philippines
Quezon City, Philippines

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.

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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.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: INFRA-2007-3.3;INFRA-2007-3.0-03 | Award Amount: 1.45M | Year: 2008

The EUAsiaGrid proposal contributes to the aims of the EU Research Infrastructures FP7 Programme by promoting international interoperation between similar infrastructures with the aim of reinforcing the global relevance and impact of European e-Infrastructures. The projects main goal will be to pave the way towards an Asian e-Science Grid Infrastructure, in synergy with the other European Grid initiatives in Asia, namely EGEE-III via its Asia Federation, and both the EUChinaGRID and EU-IndiaGRID projects and their eventual follow on efforts. Taking advantage of the existing global Grid technologies, with the specific emphasis on the European experience with the gLite middleware and applications running on top of it, the project plans to encourage federating approaches across scientific disciplines and communities. EUAsiaGrid will act as a support action, aiming to define and implement a policy to promote the gLite middleware developed within the EU EGEE project across Asian countries. Its main actions will be to spread dissemination, provide training, support scientific applications and monitor the results.

Baker R.S.J.d.,Worcester Polytechnic Institute | D'Mello S.K.,University of Memphis | Rodrigo Ma.M.T.,Ateneo de Manila University | Graesser A.C.,University of Memphis
International Journal of Human Computer Studies | Year: 2010

We study the incidence (rate of occurrence), persistence (rate of reoccurrence immediately after occurrence), and impact (effect on behavior) of students' cognitive-affective states during their use of three different computer-based learning environments. Students' cognitive-affective states are studied using different populations (Philippines, USA), different methods (quantitative field observation, self-report), and different types of learning environments (dialogue tutor, problem-solving game, and problem-solving-based Intelligent Tutoring System). By varying the studies along these multiple factors, we can have greater confidence that findings which generalize across studies are robust. The incidence, persistence, and impact of boredom, frustration, confusion, engaged concentration, delight, and surprise were compared. We found that boredom was very persistent across learning environments and was associated with poorer learning and problem behaviors, such as gaming the system. Despite prior hypothesis to the contrary, frustration was less persistent, less associated with poorer learning, and did not appear to be an antecedent to gaming the system. Confusion and engaged concentration were the most common states within all three learning environments. Experiences of delight and surprise were rare. These findings suggest that significant effort should be put into detecting and responding to boredom and confusion, with a particular emphasis on developing pedagogical interventions to disrupt the "vicious cycles" which occur when a student becomes bored and remains bored for long periods of time. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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.

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

The on-line sample concentration technique, micelle to solvent stacking (MSS), was studied for small organic cations (quaternary ammonium herbicides, β-blocker drugs, and tricyclic antidepressant drugs) in reversed migration micellar electrokinetic chromatography. Electrokinetic chromatography was carried out in fused silica capillaries with a background solution of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) in a low pH phosphate buffer. MSS was performed using anionic SDS micelles in the sample solution for analyte transport and methanol or acetonitrile as organic solvent in the background solution for analyte effective electrophoretic mobility reversal. The solvent also allowed for the separation of the analyte test mixtures. A model for focusing and separation was developed and the mobility reversal that involved micelle collapse was experimentally verified. The effect of analyte retention factor was observed by changing the % organic solvent in the background solution or the concentration of SDS in the sample matrix. With an injection length of 31.9cm (77% of effective capillary length) for the 7 test drugs, the LODs (S/N=3) of 5-14ng/mL were 101-346-fold better when compared to typical injection. The linearity (R 2, range=0.025-0.8μg/mL), intraday and interday repeatability (%RSD, n=10) were ≥0.988, <6.0% and <8.5%, respectively. In addition, analysis of spiked urine samples after 10-fold dilution with the sample matrix yielded LODs=0.02-0.10μg/mL. These LODs are comparable to published electrophoretic methods that required off-line sample concentration. However, the practicality of the technique for more complex samples will rely on dedicated sample preparation schemes. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

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.

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.

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

Ancyronyx jaechi sp. n. from Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka is described. The new species is recognized by a unique combination of the elytral colour pattern, as well as the shape and size of the male sternite IX, the aedeagus, the female ovipositor, and the secondary sexual characters. An updated world checklist of the species of Ancyronyx Erichson, 1847 including authority clarification for A. montanus Freitag & Balke, 2011 is provided. The distributional area of the genus and its diagnostic characters are discussed. The habitats of Ancyronyx species are briefly discussed. Copyright © 2012 · Magnolia Press.

Pesigan I.J.A.,Ateneo de Manila University | Alampay L.P.,Ateneo de Manila University
Journal of Adolescence | Year: 2014

This study focused on a process-oriented approach to identity formation using a sample of Filipino late adolescents and young adults (17-30 years; N=779). Indirect relations between parenting and mental health via identity formation processes were examined. Two parenting dimensions (psychological control and support), two types of mental health outcomes (depression and psychological well-being), and five identity dimensions (commitment making (CM), identification with commitment (IC), exploration in breadth (EB), exploration in depth (ED), and ruminative exploration (RE)) were assessed. Recursive path analysis showed indirect relations between parenting and mental health via EB, ED, RE, and IC. Model differences between late adolescents (17-21 year olds) and young adults (22-30 year olds) were examined using multigroup path analysis. Results showed that the direct effect of psychological control on RE, and its indirect effect on depression through RE differed between the age groups. Implications and suggestions for future research are provided. © 2014 The Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents.

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