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57th UPNWW lectures: Staying lit and legit in the era of fake news and mistranslations of mythology in Philippine popular culture

57th UPNWW lectures: Staying lit and legit in the era of fake news and mistranslations of mythology in Philippine popular culture

What is the role of writers in a fake news and post-truth era? How is mythology seen in Philippine pop culture today?   These intriguing questions will be discussed by poet and critic Dr. J. Neil Garcia and playwright Eljay Castro Deldoc at the Abraham Sarmiento Hall, UP Baguio, at 1:30 – 4:30 pm on 4 April 2018. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public.    Dr. Garcia will speak on “Mythopoeia and Communal Subjectivity: Mistranslations of Mythology in Philippine Popular Culture.” Deldoc will tell us how to “Be Lit and Legit sa Mundong Full of Clickbait and Shi*t”. J. Neil C. Garcia teaches […]

Number of UP Scientists for 2017-2019 is highest in 12 years

Number of UP Scientists for 2017-2019 is highest in 12 years

Seventy-one of UP’s most accomplished researchers in the physical and natural sciences, social sciences, management and economics, and engineering were officially recognized as UP Scientists for 2017-2019 in a ceremony held on 21 March at the Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman. The UP Scientists were chosen through the rigid selection process of the UP Scientific Productivity System where they were assessed for scientific productivity (publications and other output such as patents) and international scientific recognition. President Danilo Concepcion said in a message read by Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa that the awards are given in gratitude of the contributions […]

Job vacancies

1. Office Associate for Quality Assurance The Office Associate will work under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Curriculum)/Chief Quality Assurance Officer as a non-UP contractual. QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a good mix of the following qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education; Master’s units or degree a plus Knowledge of curriculum development, outcomes-based education, learning outcomes, quality assurance in higher education, or accreditation preferred Experience working in an academic environment preferred Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or Filipino Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Detail-oriented, organized Ability to manage […]

UP hosts PH-UK international workshop on disease control and prevention

UP hosts PH-UK international workshop on disease control and prevention

The International Workshop on Genomic Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (GEID Philippines 2017) organized by the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) of UP in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) opened yesterday, 4 June 2017, at the Institute of Biology in UP Diliman. The five-day event gives scientists a venue for sharing with colleagues their research projects and some best practices in the understanding of the epidemiology of infectious diseases, as well as learning about advanced tools that can aid in the detection, prevention and control of diseases. Resource speakers from UP, the Philippine Department of Health, Research Institute […]

Seven UP researchers included in Asian Scientist 100 for contributions to their fields

Seven UP researchers in the fields of biomedical sciences, mathematics, environmental sciences and geology, and sustainability have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Asian Scientist 100. They are Dr. Maria Czarina Acelajado and Dr. Emmanuel P. Estrella of UP Manila; Dr. Menandro N. Acda of UP Los Baños; and Dr. Joseph M. Pasia, Dr. Windell L. Rivera, Dr. Maria Corazon A. De Ungria and Dr. Augustus C. Resurreccion of UP Diliman. Compiled by Asian Scientist Magazine, the list includes scientists, innovators and leaders who have received national or international prizes for their scientific research or have made significant contributions to scientific discovery or leadership […]

National Scientist Lourdes Cruz is most cited researcher from UP

National Scientist Lourdes Cruz is most cited researcher from UP

National Scientist and UP Professor Emeritus Lourdes Cruz has the most number of publications with the highest impact among UP researchers. This was according to the Webometrics Ranking of Scientists in Philippine Institutions released in January 2017. The list is a BETA ranking based on the researcher’s presence in the Google Scholar Citations database. It includes the top 453 scholars in the Philippines–267 of them from UP–with h-indices of at least five. The researchers were “ranked first by h-index in decreasing order then, [in case of a tie], by the total number of citations as a secondary criteria.” For this third edition, […]

UP Manila webinar aims to help doctors, students build telemedicine startups

UP Manila webinar aims to help doctors, students build telemedicine startups

The Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) of UP Manila, in partnership with the National Telehealth Center (NTHC), hosted the web-based seminar “Practical Tips for Doctors and Students for Creating a Mobile Health/Telemedicine Startup“ on 9 May 2017 with Dr. Milton Chen as resource person. The webinar had 27 virtual participants as well as a live interactive session with the staff of the TTBDO and the NTHC. Chen is affiliated with two digital health companies, VSee and This American Doc, which he co-founded without any business experience. During the seminar, he stressed the importance of training one’s team on interaction design and […]

Southeast Asian lit, music and dance inspire UP’s latest Komedya

Southeast Asian lit, music and dance inspire UP's latest Komedya

Putri Anak is a new Komedya produced by the UP College of Music and the UP Center for International Studies that explores Filipino pre-colonial and colonial heritage through oral literature, music and the San Dionisio Komedya performance tradition. Named after the heroine around whom the three-act play revolves, it features a composite text from a narrative common among Southeast Asian cultures–the celestial maiden, a half-woman, half-bird being who was deceived by a mortal. Putri Anak (or Princess Child) is based on a Maguindanaoan variant of the celestial maiden story about King Sulaymon’s son and Putri Anak. It is a fictional account […]

Retired professors and professors emeriti to continue service in teaching, mentoring and admin

The UP Board of Regents (BOR) in its 1321st meeting on 27 October 2016 has given the green light to increase and extend the involvement of retired professors and professors emeriti in teaching, mentoring, research, creative work and administrative work in the university. With this approval, retired professors and professors emeriti may already serve as co-advisers, readers or panel members for master’s theses and PhD dissertations, and hold positions as professorial administrators and professorial K11-12 teacher trainers. They may also be appointed professorial researchers of UP-funded programs such as OVPAA’s Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Program or of externally funded projects. The Office of […]

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