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Outstanding publications, new UP scientists recognized

It is a celebration of the highest form of research and creative work where the arts, humanities, sciences and other disciplines are all brought together. This is how Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela P. Concepcion described the ceremony held last December 16, 2014 at the Executive House in UP Diliman for the awardees of the Gawad sa Natatanging Publikasyon sa Filipino and the UP Scientific Productivity System. Concepcion, who spearheads the implementation of programs for the professional development of faculty and REPS, also thanked UP for increased research funds. Distinction for Filipino publications The Gawad sa Natatanging Publikasyon sa Filipino […]

Short features on some of UP’s National Artists, and Outstanding Teachers, Administrators and Young Scientists

National Artist Francisco Feliciano, 73 On the same day the monstrous rains of Typhoon “Mario” submerged Metro Manila, conductor-composer and National Artist for Music Francisco Feliciano quietly passed away after a long battle with cancer, which has reached stage 4. He was 73. Earlier, the UP College of Music paid tribute to Feliciano (along with coartist Ramon Santos) with a concert showcasing his works. His remains will be at the Holy Angels Memorial in Morong, Rizal, until early Sunday and will be moved to Loyola Commonwealth Sunday until Tuesday.  Necrological service follows at the CCP on Sept. 24, after which […]

OVPAA announces the GAWAD PANGULO finalists

OVPAA is pleased to announce the four finalists that have been selected for the Gawad Pangulo: A Competition for Progressive Teaching and Learning Award. They are: Associate Professors Aimee Lynn B. Dupo of the College of Arts and Sciences in UP Los Banos and Iris Thiele Isip-Tan of the College of Medicine in UP Manila, Professor Wilfredo Jose of the College of Engineering in UP Diliman, and Assistant Professor Aletta T. Yniguez of the College of Science in UP Diliman. They will be competing for the second and final round of the competition on February 13, 2015 at the Institute of Biology Auditorium […]

UP Diliman hosts second OVPAA research symposium

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) successfully convened the 2014 OVPAA Research Symposium. This was held last December 1 and 2, 2014 at the Intel Center for Science Innovation Auditorium, National Institute of Physics, UP Diliman. The symposium featured the results of projects under the Emerging Inter-Disciplinary Research (EIDR), the Balik PhD and the Emerging Science and Technology Research (ESTR) programs.  A total of 17 oral presentations and 20 poster presentations were given. On the second day, a roundtable discussion was held among project proponents and administrators from UP Diliman and UP Los Banos to discuss concerns pertaining […]

UP Joins 10th QS APPLE Conference and Exhibition

The University of the Philippines had an Exhibition Booth and presented three papers in the recently concluded 10thQuacquarelli Symonds – Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education (QS-APPLE) Conference and Exhibition at Taipei International Convention Centre, Taipei City, Taiwan on November 11-13 2014.   The 10th QS-APPLE convened senior and middle-ranking academics, educators, researchers and administrators from universities and colleges around the world, which are aspiring to advance their own internationalization program. The conference and booth exhibition both became a venue for sharing valuable knowledge and best practices on internationalization.  These provided opportunities for future networking for the more than 500 representatives […]

Letter of the VPAA on the merit promotions

12 November 2014 The Chancellors The Dean, UP Cebu Former Chancellors Manuel Agulto and Rex Victor Cruz Please allow me to provide our faculty and CU administrators the following clarifications of the recommendations of the OVPAA related to Merit Promotions: Process: The guidelines attached to the President’s Memorandum dated 8 July 2014 calling for the 2014 Merit Promotions provides on page 3 that “recommendations for promotions for crossing rank (from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor), and for the Associate Professor rank and above will be endorsed by the Chancellor to the OVPAA System Committee formed by the President, chaired by […]

Sigma-Aldrich Best Poster Award in international conference goes to UP

Kenneth Roquid and Jolo Ferrer from the Disease Molecular Biology and Epigenetics Laboratory (DMBEL) were 2 of 38 (out of some 1200 posters) conferred the Sigma-Aldrich Best Poster Award at the 26th Intern ational Conference of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology in Gangnam, Seoul, Korea held October 21-23, 2014. They share the honor with their research assistants and co-authors who are all graduate students in the lab: Lorenz Chua, Josh Malapit, Brandon Sy and Fidel Serrano.  The winning posters are: “MicroRNA Regulation of the Putative Competitive Endogenous RNAs PTEN, DNMT3B and TET3” by Kenneth Anthony Roquid, Mia Baquirin, Robert Lorenz Chua, Joshua Reginald […]

GE Mini Conferences

The University is currently reviewing and revising the GE courses in the entire UP System in light of changes brought about by the K-12 curriculum. The new GE courses are envisioned to be designed as multi-/inter-/trans-disciplinary courses taught in a blended learning mode. GE Mini-Conferences are being held in the different CUs where GE and disciplinal faculty experts from all the CUs participate in formulating the new UP GE courses. Schedule of GE Mini Conferences: COURSES HOST CU DATES Philippine History UP Visayas July 28-29, 2014 The Life and Works of Rizal UP Visayas July 30-31, 2014 Self and Society […]