In November 2015, researchers from Ecotone Resilience (ER), a Paris-based non-government organization, visited Abra de Ilog in Occidental Mindoro. Their mission was to look at the study site of a program funded by the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) grant of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The research started three years earlier, under the leadership of Professor Helen T. Yap of the Marine Science Institute in UP Diliman. Called “Social-Ecological Resilience on Different Spatial and Temporal Scales (Emphasis on the Coast),” the program seeks to better understand, using a complex systems approach, the dynamics of local communities in selected coastal areas of […]
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Executive Summary The OVPAA takes the lead in implementing the university’s first strategic thrust which is to pursue academic excellence, through its various programs that were initiated or enhanced to benefit members of the academic community (students, faculty, REPS, administrative staff, retired academic staff), improve the quality of undergraduate and postgraduate education (degree programs, curriculum and pedagogy), create a culture of research, creativity and innovation, to increase scholarly output and research productivity as the basis for pursuing knowledge-based public service. Under the leadership of VPAA Gisela Concepcion, the OVPAA programs grew significantly in the last six years (10 February 2011 […]
Katrina Lois M. Taaca and Magdaleno R. Vasquez Jr. Department of Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering College of Engineering UP Diliman Fabrication of Ag-Exchanged Zeolite/Chitosan Composites and Effects of Plasma Treatment. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 241: 383–391, 15 March 2017. Catchy title of research: Biocompatible and biodegradable composites for biomedical applications Zeolites are minerals that can occur naturally. In the Philippines, these minerals are mined. Zeolites find a lot of applications in different fields such as catalysis, adsorption, and ion exchangers. One property of zeolite is that it can be used to host different atoms such as silver. Since silver has […]
A video documentary produced and directed by Dr. Jose S. Buenconsejo, dean of the College of Music, will be previewed on 23 February 2017, 6:00 p.m., at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium. Dubbed “Sound Tenderness: Music of the Non-violent Palawanun Society in Southern Philippines,” it resonates with the message of respect for cultural differences and appreciation for the resilience of the music of the marginalized groups in Philippines, values for which the College of Music stands. The film was funded by the National Research Council of the Philippines. Admission is free. Below is the gist of the documentary: Non-violent society is […]
A half-day symposium on the roots of transcultural Philippine literature and music, particularly focused on popular Filipino culture as emergent to Philippine alternative modernities, will be held on 17 February 2017, 1-4 p.m. Papers by distinguished Filipino intellectuals Dr. Epifanio San Juan Jr., UP Professor Emeritus Steve Villaruz, Dr. Elizabeth Enriquez and Dr. Maria Rhodora Ancheta will tackle issues pertinent to vernacular literature, to the folk dance canon built by Francesca Reyes Aquino, radio songs, and on Katy de la Cruz’s bodabil songs, respectively. Papers by Prof. Villaruz, and Drs. Enriquez and Ancheta will be annotated with dance and music […]
A latest addition to the Philippine art music literature, Diwata ng Bayan will have its world premiere at the Tanghalan Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines on February 9, 2017 at 8:00 PM. It is free and open to the public. The music is composed by Carmela Sinco, granddaughter of former UP President Vicente G. Sinco, with the libretto by Ed Maranan, Prof. Dr. Ramon Acoymo as stage and co-music director, the incumbent chair of the UP College of Music Department of Voice, Music Theater, and Dance and Associate Professor Rodbey Ambat, conductor. The opera […]