COMMUNITY AND CAMPUSES

SiningSaysay: History, art and public discourse

SiningSaysay: History, art and public discourse

Recently launched SiningSaysay blazed a trail in history painting by presenting the journey of the Filipino people from pre-history to present-day society in a series of “murals” on canvas. A joint undertaking of the University of the Philippines (UP), the UP Alumni Association (UPAA) and the Araneta Group Inc., the exhibit features 30 grand paintings, each measuring 12 feet wide by 6 feet high. They were created by 28 alumni of the UP College of Fine Arts, namely National Artists Ben Cabrera and the late Abdul Asia Mari Imao, Adonai Artificio, Armand Bacaltos, Adi Baen-Santos, Grandier Bella, Benji Cabangis, Angel Cacnio, Romeo Carlos, Cris Cruz, […]

UP, NUS partner for effective institutional and academic leadership

UP, NUS partner for effective institutional and academic leadership

Studies show that it is the quality of leadership that separates the more effective academic institutions from the less effective ones, with successful schools enjoying collaborative management, purposeful leadership, and strong links between the leader’s vision and day-to-day practice. Taking this into account, the University of the Philippines and the National University of Singapore (NUS) through the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning implemented the Temasek Foundation-NUS Program on Developing University Leaders and Educators (DULE) to “enable leaders to think beyond their own disciplines and lead in ways that support larger institutional objectives.” Specifically, the program seeks to advance and sustain […]

Music, Humanities and a Globalized Society

Music, Humanities and a Globalized Society Gisela P. Concepcion (Speech delivered at SEADOM Congress 2015, University of the Philippines Diliman) Introduction “The future is first shaped by words, whose meanings shift as ourselves change.” This is a line from a poem composed by eminent poet and University of the Philippines professor emeritus Gémino Abad. In twelve simple words, Prof. Abad was able to capture the value of the humanities, and it is that they embody the things that move us, that drive us to choose one path over another, such impetuses being truth, beauty and goodness. Like words, music can […]

2015 Academic Leadership Conference

2015 Academic Leadership Conference

Concept Paper (Revised: March 5, 2015) Programme of Activities Welcome Remarks President Alfredo E. Pascual University of the Philippines System SESSION 1: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE Curriculum and Pedagogy for 21st Century Learning – Some NUS Initiatives Dr. Lakshminarayanan Samavedham Associate Professor of Engineering, National University of Singapore Promoting Teaching through Promoting Teachers Dr. Adrian Michael Lee Deputy Director, Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning Director of the Special Programme in Science, National University of Singapore Internationalizing Higher Education in Singapore: Government Policies and the NUS Experience Dr. Teofilo Daquila Coordinator, M.A. Coursework Program Associate Professor of Southeast Asian […]

UP Press is 50!

UP Press is 50!

An anniversary lunch that brought together current and former employees and heads kicked off the 50th year celebration of the University of the Philippines (UP) Press. It was held last March 16, the date when the UP Press – the first university press in the country – was put up in 1965. Also in attendance at the lunch gathering were President Alfredo Pascual and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion.  Three days later, a roundtable on myth and writing was held in honor of the late Dr. Damiana Eugenio whose seven-volume Philippine Folk Literature collection continues to be the all-time best-selling book series of the […]

Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso is 2013 Concepcion D. Dadufalza Awardee for Distinguished Achievement

UP Open University (UPOU) Chancellor Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso is the latest recipient of the Concepcion D. Dadufalza Award for Distinguished Achievement. Dr. Alfonso, who is also a professor at the College of Mass Communication in UP Diliman, was chosen for her remarkable contribution as an academic leader, teacher and mentor.  It was under Dr. Alfonso’s leadership that the UPOU strengthened its position in the field of open and distance eLearning. She pursued institutional policies, organizational systems and infrastructure projects that allowed UPOU to be a truly open education learning institution. During her term, the Resource-based  Course Package as an approach to online course […]

NIP bags 2014 NRCP Most Outstanding Institution Award

NIP bags 2014 NRCP Most Outstanding Institution Award

The National Institute of Physics (NIP) was recognized by the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) as 2014 Most Outstanding Institution “for its contributions to the country as the leading center for physics research and education [with] sound academic and research policies geared for excellence [and] sustained and increasing generation of new knowledge.” The award was conferred to the UP Diliman-based institute at the 82nd NRCP General Membership Assembly held last March 11, 2015 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. Dr. Roland Sarmago, NIP director, received the award on behalf of the Institute.  The NIP believes that the […]

Consensus reached on proposed revision to the GE program

A consensus was reached among 150 General Education (GE) champions, advocates, implementers and members of the GE councils of all UP constituent universities (CUs) on the proposed revision to the GE program. In the UP System-wide GE Conference held in Tagaytay City last February 5 and 6, the plenary agreed to keep the required number of GE courses within 21 to 36 units and to let the CU decide on the ratio of required and elective courses. Most CUs agreed to adopt the 11 recently developed GE courses as required or core courses. The CUs intend to test run the proposed […]

UP Theater Season 2015 opens with a free concert from the Madrigal Singers

UP Theater Season 2015 opens with a free concert from the Madrigal Singers

Three new officials join OVPAA

Three new officials join OVPAA

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) has new administrators on board.  Former UP Diliman vice chancellor for administration Mary Delia Tomacruz will be heading R&D resource management as one of the four assistant vice presidents for academic affairs.  Dr. Luis Sison, vice chancellor for research and development of UP Diliman from 2006 to 2011, is now at the helm of the OVPAA-affiliated Technology Transfer and Business Development Office. Finally, Dr. Aaron Joseph Villaraza, associate professor at the Institute of Chemistry, will be providing leadership to the Office of International Linkages as its first deputy director. A […]