University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos
Bacolod City, Philippines

The University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos , is a private, Roman Catholic university founded on 1941 in Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines and administered by the Order of Augustinian Recollects.The University was granted "autonomous status" by the Commission on Higher Education for five years while its College of Arts and science was granted Level III accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities . CHED also granted the university’s College of Engineering and College of Information Technology the distinction as Centers of Development and Excellence in their Electrical Engineering and Information Technology courses respectively. Wikipedia.

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Ballesteros F.,University of the Philippines at Diliman | Vuong T.H.,Lac Hong University | Secondes M.F.,University of the Philippines at Diliman | Secondes M.F.,University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos | Tuan P.D.,Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
Sustainable Environment Research | Year: 2016

Leaking underground petroleum storage poses human and environmental health risks as it contaminates the soil and the groundwater. Of the many contaminants, benzene – a major constituent of gasoline, is of primary concern. It is an identified carcinogen with a permissible limit set at a low level of 0.005 mg L−1. This poses technical and regulatory challenge to remediation of contaminated sites. Various specialized treatment methods are available, but despite of the high removal efficiencies of sophisticated treatments, the residual level still poses health risks. Thus, additional alternative ways that are cost effective and require minimum technical expertise are necessary, and a constructed wetland (CW) is a potential alternative. This study evaluates the performance of a surface flow type CW for the removal of benzene from the contaminated water. It further determines the efficacy of a common reed plant Phragmites karka in treating benzene. Planted and unplanted CW were acclimated with benzene for 16 wk and tested for an 8-d hydraulic retention time at benzene levels of 66 and 45 mg L−1. Results indicate that the planted CW performed better and gave reliable and stable results. © 2016 Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering, Taiwan

Rile L.G.,United Information Technology | Tan N.L.,University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos | Salazar N.J.,United Arab Emirates University | Perez A.G.O.,United Arab Emirates University
IMSCI 2015 - 9th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings | Year: 2015

This study explored the state of psychological well-being and academic optimism in relation to university tasks among one hundred sixty-nine (169) professors in selected UAE universities, utilizing mixed quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The quantitative aspect primarily employed descriptive correlation method which used quantifiable data through survey instruments on psychological well-being, academic optimism, and university tasks. The qualitative analysis was used, through a focused group discussion among nineteen (19) key informants. Six (6) areas of psychological well- being: Autonomy, environmental mastery, personal growth, positive relations, purpose in life, and self- Acceptance were measured through the Ryff s Scales of Psychological Well-Being. Academic optimism scale measured three (3) subscales: Efficacy, trust, and academic emphasis. University tasks were categorized into three (3) major areas: student centered work, professional development work, and community centered work. The moderator variables considered were age, gender, length of teaching experience, length of experience in the UAE, and area of specialization. The results showed that the participants tend towards high scores in the subscales of autonomy, self-acceptance, and purpose in life. The academic optimism scale showed prominent high scores in efficacy and trust. Among the university tasks, student-centered work was the most fulfilled. Using the focused-group discussion, most expat university professors lament on the lack of time, management support, and lack of funding to pursue professional development, particularly research and publication. The regression analysis showed that there is a significant correlation between psychological well-being and academic optimism. Both psychological well-being and academic optimism predicts fulfillment of university tasks.

Nemati M.,University of Technology Malaysia | Abdulghader M.F.,University of Technology Malaysia | Gicana R.G.,University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos | Sinoro Lamis R.J.,University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos | And 3 more authors.
Malaysian Journal of Microbiology | Year: 2013

Aims: The present study aimed at molecular identification of putative Cof-like hydrolase associated with dehalogenase gene from a bacterium that was isolated from a contaminated sea-side area in the Philippines. The bacterium was subjected to 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis for identity of the genus and species. Methodology and results: Based on basic microbiological analysis and 16S rRNA sequence determination, strain MN1 showed high sequence identity to Enterobacter cloacae. This is the first reported study that Enterobacter could degrade 2,2-dichloropropionate (2,2-DCP). A putative dehalogenase gene like was identified by direct sequencing and analysis of the PCR-amplified genomic DNA of the bacterium. A comparative analysis of the sequence data revealed that the amino acid sequence is closely related to several Cof-like hydrolase associated with L-specific dehalogenases. Conclusion, significance and impact of study: Current study may suggest that the hydrolase may have similar function to dehalogenase. However, further analysis like enzyme assay need to be carried out to confirm this. Putative dehalogenase gene can be amplified using PCR technique provided that the specific primers designed were used.

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Interiority UNO-R is a community which constantly searches for the truth by returning unto itself, rediscovering Christ and recognizing Him in its members. As members of the community we aspire to develop values of: Contemplation Interior Silence Prayer Truthfulness Communion Marian UNO-R is a community of disciples who like Mary, our Lady of Consolation, the first disciple of the Lord, unceasingly draws all its members to God through an act of faith by listening to Gods word and embracing it with generous and open heart and bear fruit through perseverance ...

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The High School Student Development and Placement Center is at the ground floor of the Commerce building and occupies the room very near the High School Office. The Chemistry laboratory is at the Grade School building very near the main building ...

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UNO-R is category A(t) in the Institutional Monitoring and Evaluation for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (IQuAME). Many of its colleges are accredited by PAASCU and to top it all, it is one of the three CHED Autonomous Institutions in Region VI ...

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The last week of May 2016 is a great week for UNO-R VP for Academics and three (3) Engineering Professors for they are given the privilege to conduct checking/inspection of Tube Mills and Boiler part Mills in China. Fr ...

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Admission Policies 1. All freshmen and transfer students who desire to enroll in UNO-R are required to take the College Admission Test (CAT) administered by the Student Development and Placement Center ...

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