VOLUME 12, NUMBER 1 ■ DECEMBER 2020

MESSAGES TO THE COMMUNITY

A Christmas greeting and a message of hope from the Ateneo de Manila University President, Roberto C Yap, SJ

Dr. Maria Luz C Vilches looks back on the year that was - with eyes of compassion

INNOVATION, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY

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How Do We Cope with COVID-19? The Institute of Philippine Culture, through its webinar series, tells us how and says WE CaN

An Ateneo-led team of mathematicians, mathematics educators, and software programmers join forces to launch a free math-based educational software

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Renowned Ateneo journal Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints (PSHEV) hosts an online global conference to honor five centuries of Philippine-Spanish relations

Public historian, author, Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist, and multi-awarded professor Ambeth R Ocampo shares what it’s like to be an Ateneo teacher during a pandemic

Ateneo Communication Department lecturer and Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist John Nery receives an award for his “fearless, unbiased commentary”

MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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John Gokongwei School of Management Business Accelerator (JGSoM.BA), Ateneo’s premier business accelerator program, holds a two-day exhibit featuring 11 groups of up-and-coming student-entrepreneurs

ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

‘Ika nga ni Ige is a fiesta of languages showcasing the many languages of the Philippines as a sign of inclusion and national unity

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Loyola Schools holds a day that honors service and community spirit, proving that faculty members can stand together, despite being apart

Ateneo welcomes the newest members of its community through its first ever online freshman orientation seminar

Class of 2020 Valedictorian, Yumi Briones, looks back on her one-of-a-kind graduation, her “personal” valedictory speech, and what being an Atenean means to her

Having a one stop shop for student services was a three-year-old dream. When the pandemic hit, the Loyola Schools had three months to transform the dream into reality.

EDITORIAL TEAM

Maria Luz C. Vilches

Publisher

Mimi Tiu

Editor-in-Chief

Nette Zabala

Senior Communication and Public Relations Officer

Ali Figueroa

Art Director/Graphic Designer