University of la Salle of Colombia

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Bogota, Colombia

The University of La Salle is a higher education institution with headquarters in Bogotá, Colombia. Currently it has a roll of around 14,000 students distributed in the main three campuses within the city and another located in the department of Casanare in a project known as Utopia. The University is accredited as a High Quality University by the NAC or National Accreditation Council . It also has an ISO 9001/2008 certification.The University has eight colleges offering 23 academic degree programs, 16 specialization programs and 5 master’s degrees. Currently, the University has 13,950 students matriculated in degree programs and 700 students in postgraduate courses. As of 2012, the University has a team of 245 full-time teachers, 91 mid-time teachers and 2 three quarter-time teachers. Of those, 209 have undefined term contracts, 29 are doctors, 194 have a magister degrees and 112 are specialists. As of 2012, the University has graduated more than 40,000 students since its foundation in 1964.The University of La Salle is a private institution and its educational vision is based in the Christian vision of the human and his environment. Wikipedia.

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News Article | July 25, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Philadelphia, July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the Lasallian tradition of meeting students where they are, La Salle University’s School of Business launches a 100% online Masters of Business Administration, available in October 2017. The curriculum focuses on the application of business theory and concepts to real-world scenarios, and is offered in a flexible and convenient format for professionals balancing both work and personal obligations. In addition to a General MBA, La Salle’s online program offers specializations in Accounting, Business Systems & Analytics, Finance, Management, and Marketing. “Our faculty, program directors, and instructional designers have adapted our MBA curriculum using technology so it’s more efficient and productive—much like the corporate world does,” said MarySheila McDonald, J.D., Interim Dean of La Salle University’s School of Business. “Students become part of a close-knit virtual team and learning community in which members can live and work anywhere in the world to collaborate and advance their professional paths.” With five start dates each year, the online MBA degree programs are convenient and accessible. All classes are eight weeks in length and are taught by La Salle University’s expert Business faculty. Students will develop skills in strategic thinking; leadership and teamwork; oral and written communication skills; financial analysis, operational reporting, and global and regional markets; and an understanding of the ways in which the business environment influences decision-making. In addition to access to fellow students working in financial services, manufacturing, health care, telecommunications, technology, nonprofits, and government, online students have the opportunity to connect with a vast corporate network of nearly 25,000 Business alumni. La Salle’s existing MBA programs include a traditional Full-Time face-to-face option, a Part-Time Hybrid that offers each course 50% online and 50% in person, and a One-Year MBA specifically for developing specialized expertise in accounting or finance. La Salle University’s School of Business was named to The Princeton Review’s Best 294 Business Schools 2017, and its Part-Time Hybrid MBA was included in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 edition of Best Graduate Schools. The School of Business is internationally recognized for being accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The AACSB accreditation standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs. Fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide have earned this prestigious accreditation. La Salle University has consistently been recognized for providing a great value to its students, by Money magazine (fifth on the 2016 list of “50 Colleges That Add the Most Value”), Forbes (“America’s Best Value College” list), and The Economist (“Top 100 Schools in the U.S. for Value”). The University has received additional value and excellence citations from the Brookings Institute, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, and The New York Times. For more information on La Salle University’s online programs, visit online.lasalle.edu. About La Salle University    La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools teaching order, which St. La Salle founded in 1680. La Salle is an educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values, and has consistently been recognized for providing exceptional value to students, by Money magazine (fifth on the 2016 list of “50 Colleges That Add the Most Value”), Forbes (“America’s Best Value College” list), and The Economist (“Top 100 Schools in the U.S. for Value”). Globally, the Lasallian educational network includes nearly 1,000 schools and centers of education, including 61 colleges and universities, serving 960,000 students in 77 countries. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/da34041f-665b-43ab-9213-f4b811f80ada


News Article | July 28, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Philadelphia, July 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Following a comprehensive national search, La Salle University has named MarySheila McDonald, J.D., as Dean of its School of Business. McDonald joined La Salle in March 2011 as the School’s Associate Dean, and since January 2017, she has served as its Interim Dean. In the interim role, she facilitated the development and launch of La Salle’s new 100% online MBA, worked to increase undergraduate enrollment, and helped to launch a partnership with Uber, their first with a Philadelphia university, to bring convenient and low-cost transportation to students, faculty and staff. “I am confident MarySheila will bring strategic and visionary thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset to La Salle as we seek to grow the enrollment of the School of Business, enhance its programming and reputation, recruit and retain exemplary faculty, and continue to ensure exceptional outcomes for its students,” said Brian Goldstein, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs at La Salle University. “Additionally, she has been a passionate and relentless advocate for our students and their academic advancement, with an ironclad commitment to our Lasallian values and mission.” Prior to joining La Salle, McDonald spent 12 years at Philadelphia University, first as Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs from 1999-2001, and then Assistant Dean, Graduate Business Programs from 2001-2011 where she managed two MBA programs, a M.S. in Taxation program and pre-Masters and post-Masters certificate programs. At La Salle, McDonald has been responsible for maintaining the AACSB accreditation for the School of Business and creating the Dean’s Student Advisory Board. She established the Delta Sigma Pi professional fraternity, now the largest student organization in the school. Under her watch, the School of Business made the Princeton Review’s list of Best 294 Business Schools 2017—La Salle’s first inclusion in this prestigious citation. Her research interests include the impact social media has on employment decisions as well as issues surrounding women in the workplace. Publications include articles in academic journals, a co-authored book chapter, and op-ed and book review pieces for the Philadelphia Inquirer. A member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Associate Deans’ Affinity Group, McDonald is in her 10th year of service on the executive board of MAACBA, the AACSB regional affinity group. She was instrumental in La Salle’s inaugural inclusion in the Princeton Review’s 294 Best Business Schools, announced this past October. MarySheila McDonald earned a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a Juris Doctorate from Temple University School of Law. About La Salle University    La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools teaching order, which St. La Salle founded in 1680. La Salle is an educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values, and has consistently been recognized for providing exceptional value to students, most recently by Money magazine (5th on the 2016 list of “50 Colleges That Add the Most Value”), Forbes (“America’s Best Value College” list), and The Economist (“Top 100 Schools in the U.S. for Value”). Globally, the Lasallian educational network includes nearly 1,000 schools and centers of education, including 62 colleges and universities, serving 960,000 students in 77 countries. www.lasalle.edu A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/76445542-8598-4c5e-bae8-1400c1a0b641 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/2e15c448-c7df-46eb-ac44-da4729bfb32a


News Article | July 21, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

With this new partnership, La Salle University faculty and students will have access to Follett's expansive inventory of affordable course material choices. Cost-saving print options include used course materials, as well as Follett's text rental program that delivers significant savings compared to purchasing new. Follett also offers a number of digital academic tools and programs that provide affordability and learning benefits, ranging from Instant Access to lower-priced digital course materials before the first day of class, and affordable open educational resources (OER) content and courseware by Lumen Learning. New store services also include Follett's year-round buyback and price match programs. "We look forward to serving La Salle University students, faculty and staff, parents, alumni and fans," said Clay Wahl, president of Follett Higher Education. "Follett's focus is on enhancing the La Salle University experience, so you can expect a campus store that delivers great products, promotes affordable course material options, welcomes the community and celebrates the campus spirit." Beyond course materials, Follett will refresh general merchandise offerings to be a one-stop shop for class and campus life essentials. La Salle Outpost customers can expect a custom merchandise assortment that reflects the "Explorers are Never Lost" branding with the familiar compass and chevron symbols, along with representing local interests, as well as national trends in supplies, technology, clothing, gifts and more. Exciting brands carried include Under Armour®, Champion®, Columbia® Sportswear, League® Collegiate Outfitters, '47® brand headwear and apparel, Cutter & Buck® and New Era® Cap Company. Follett's products and services will be available in-store and through efollett.com, the leading online source for course materials and fan gear. The La Salle Outpost is solely devoted to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans and the local Philadelphia community – offering products and services both in-store and online at eFollett.com. The store is located in Wister Hall at 1900 West Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141. La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools teaching order, which St. La Salle founded in 1680. La Salle is an educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values, and has consistently been recognized for providing exceptional value to students, most recently by Money magazine (5th on the 2016 list of "50 Colleges That Add the Most Value"), Forbes ("America's Best Value College" list), and The Economist ("Top 100 Schools in the U.S. for Value"). Globally, the Lasallian educational network includes nearly 1,000 schools and centers of education, including 62 colleges and universities, serving 960,000 students in 77 countries. Follett is a $3.4 billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois. As a leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett's reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. For more information, visit www.follett.com. For more information on our partnership with Lumen Learning, visit www.follett.com/lumen.


Mendoza P.,University of la Salle of Colombia
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series | Year: 2016

During creating a class, several times a developer must be conscious of regularities that should be complied in order to satisfy an intended architectural design. This paper presents an approach for code recommendation, which apply concepts of frequent pattern mining to take advantage of the use of naming conventions and the organization of source code in software development. The proposal has been evaluated in projects of the organizations Apache and Eclipse. The results have shown that significant terms and regularities, in form of frequent relationships, could be mined. The approach is particular in the sense that it enables using naming patterns and package hierarchies as context for recommending code. © 2016 ACM.


Del Carpio P.M.,University of la Salle of Colombia
Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI | Year: 2017

Git based social coding platforms (e.g.; GitHub, BitBucket) have been broadly adopted by many open source projects, and have became an important source of technical and social information about software development. That information could be employed for identifying programming conventions used by software development teams. This work intends leverage the naming patterns immersed in a Git repository of source code, for getting word clouds as a summary of it. Git repositories of several open source projects have been employed to evaluate the proposal. The results show significant words mined from the repositories, and frequent implementation features for code artifacts which use these words. © 2017 AISTI.


Marulanda V.F.,University of la Salle of Colombia
Journal of Cleaner Production | Year: 2012

A simulation of a biodiesel production process by supercritical transesterification was carried out in Aspen Plus® 2006, based on lab scale experimental results obtained at a continuous reactor working at a 9:1 methanol to triglycerides molar ratio and 400 °C. Simulation results showed that for a specified biodiesel production plant capacity set at 10,000 tons/year the total energy consumption of this process (573 kW) was considerably lower than that of a previously reported supercritical process working at a 42:1 molar ratio and 300 °C (2407 kW), and the conventional base catalyzed process (2326 kW). Mass flow rates, stream compositions and energy consumption of each process were used to assess the potential environmental impact (PEI) output of each alternative, in order to select the most environmentally friendly one, through a process design tool developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the generalized Waste Reduction (WAR) algorithm. The environmental assessment results indicated the supercritical process, even when working at a 42:1 molar ratio, has a lower output PEI per mass of product than the conventional base catalyzed process. The supercritical process working at a 9:1 molar ratio and 400 °C had the lowest PEI per mass of product. This can be attributed to reduced energy consumption and the possibility of producing more biofuel through glycerol decomposition reactions that form ethers, which have the potential to be used as part of the fuel. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Gambrel L.E.,University of la Salle of Colombia | Piercy F.P.,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy | Year: 2015

This phenomenological study is the second phase of a larger mixed methods study of a relationship-enhancement program for couples expecting their first child (see Gambrel & Piercy, this issue). The 4-week Mindful Transition to Parenthood Program uses mindfulness practices and interpersonal activities to develop skills of internal and interpersonal attunement. Based on semi-structured interviews with thirteen couples, four overarching themes emerged: (a) positive changes for self, (b) improvements in couple relationship, (c) more prepared for baby, and (d) male involvement. Participants stated that the program increased their acceptance and awareness, deepened connections with their partners, and led them to be more confident about becoming parents. Male participants felt they became more identified as fathers. The authors discuss the clinical implications of these findings. © 2014 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.


Gambrel L.E.,University of la Salle of Colombia | Piercy F.P.,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy | Year: 2015

This article is Part 1 of a two-part series, in which we report on our evaluation of a mindfulness-based relationship enhancement program for couples who are expecting their first child. In this mixed-methods randomized clinical trial, we assigned 33 couples to the 4-week Mindful Transition to Parenthood Program treatment group (n = 16 couples) or to a waitlist control condition (n = 17 couples). Men in the treatment group significantly improved in relationship satisfaction, mindfulness, and negative affect; women had no significant treatment effects. Small to large effect sizes were present for treatment group men and women in multiple areas. Mixed-methods analyses demonstrated that this intervention may be especially helpful for men because of differences in social support needs, effects of program enrollment, and relational processes in the prenatal period. © 2014 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.


Boyle M.J.,University of la Salle of Colombia
Orbis | Year: 2015

In just the last ten years, a growing number of states have sought to join the race to develop and sell ever-more sophisticated drones on the global market. While today the market remains stratified between makers and takers of drones, the gradual emergence of a drones arms race will have some important and potentially dangerous consequences for the international system. The emergence of a race for drones will reshape long-simmering conflicts and rivalries around the world in three ways. First, the proliferation of drones will reset the rules and norms governing surveillance and reconnaissance. Second, drones will become increasingly useful to governments in testing the strategic commitments and the nerves of their rivals. Third, the worldwide proliferation of drones will multiply the risks of conflict spirals stemming from accidents or hijacked drones. Given these risks, Washington' should take a leading role in slowing the global race for drones and in developing strict legal and normative mechanisms to govern drone usage and sales in the future. © 2015.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 583.26K | Year: 2015

La Salle Universitys Math Plus One (M+1) program will recruit students into mathematics through a focus on career preparation, strong student support services, and scholarship funding that will make college more affordable. The M+1 program will recruit 16 students (two cohorts of 8) who will major in mathematics and one other related area, with an emphasis on the fields of computer science, economics, finance, and chemistry. M+1 graduates will have a competitive advantage when seeking post-graduate employment and will fill critical workforce needs in the Greater Philadelphia area.

La Salle will provide four years of scholarship assistance to each M+1 student. Students will participate in undergraduate research, attend regional and national conferences, complete internships, and receive career mentoring from members of the Mathematics Advisory Board. The Mathematics Advisory Board will consist of local business and educational leaders that, in addition to mentoring scholars, will guide and help shape the M+1 program. The goals of the M+1 program are to increase the enrollment of math majors, ensure a diversified math student population, provide strong support services to S-STEM recipients, and ensure that S-STEM students graduate in a timely manner and obtain positions in their fields after graduation. Recruitment efforts will target students underrepresented in the field, particularly women and minorities.

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