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Complexity as a game changer: Reflections on the 2016 NTU Winter School

The Winter School on Complexity Science will be opening its doors once more in March 2017. Organized by the Nanyang Technological University, it will provide an overview of complexity and complex systems science and help participants apply related ideas in their own domains. In the piece below, Andrian Gajigan, MSc Marine Science student  at UP Diliman, talks about his experiences as Winter School 2016 Travel Fellow.  This article first appeared in the Complexity Institute Newsletter, Issue 2, April 2016. —- Insights on the 2016 NTU Winter School of Complexity By Andrian Gajigan Almost every aspect of our life and society, from molecular biology, ecology, economics, […]

Winner of Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Teaching and Learning shortlisted for int’l awards

Winner of Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Teaching and Learning shortlisted for int'l awards

Almost a year after winning the 2nd Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Teaching and Learning, Dr. Luis Sison of the College of Engineering is now vying for an international award in higher education pedagogy.  Sison was selected to advance in the Reimagine Education competition with his project “HIRIT: Higher education Institutional Readiness for Innovation and Technopreneurship,” the same entry that secured him the Gawad Pangulo title in December 2015. The entry, based on his MS-level course IE 298, helps students identify and pursue market opportunities that can be addressed by technology. IE 298 is delivered via flipped classroom with lectures and readings posted on UvLe (University […]

IPA Recipients for November 2016

(Are bus drivers the nemesis on our road in Metro Manila?)

Jinky Leilanie DP. Lu Institute of Health Policy and Development Studies National Institutes of Health UP Manila Occupational Safety Conditions of Bus Drivers in Metro Manila, the Philippines. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 22 (4): 508-513, 2016. Catchy title of research: Is it all the fault of the Bus Drivers on the road?      Metro Manila bus drivers were found to be exposed to hazardous working conditions such as long working hours, fatigue and lack of sleep, and were engaged in unsafe behaviors such as overspeeding and road racing. All these factors have been shown to be related […]

Winner, finalists of first Gémino Abad Awards to be recognized

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) and the UP Diliman Department of English and Comparative Literature (DECL) will recognize the inaugural winner and finalists of the Gémino Abad Awards for Poetry and Literary Criticism at an awarding ceremony tomorrow, 11 November 2016, at the Executive House in UP Diliman.  Thomas David Chaves, DECL assistant professor and PhD student of creative writing, won in the poetry category for his collection “Imelda and Catullus: Two Sequences.” He will receive a certificate and P10,000.  Ronn Andrew Angeles (MA Creative Writing), Jade Katherine Emily Castro (BS Materials Engineering) and Benedict Parfan (PhD Creative Writing) penned the […]