RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK

“Transpersonal, instructions” at the UP Vargas Museum

"Transpersonal, instructions" at the UP Vargas Museum

Transpersonal, instructions Exhibition Run: 14 December 2018 – 1 February 2019 Opening Reception: 14 December, Friday at 6pm The symposium Transpersonal>Postnormal Times will be held from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, 15 December 2018. A group exhibition and symposium at the UP Vargas Museum Participants include Oreet Ashery, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Merlinda Bobis, Patrick D. Flores, Eisa Jocson, The Karrabing Film Collective, Dana Klisanin, Leslie Kulesh, Andy Lacey, Russ Ligtas, Raquel de Loyola, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Mark Salvatus, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, and César H. Villanueva. Curated by Dr. Stephen Wilson in conjunction with the University of the […]

UP holds system workshop to streamline student academic processes, university academic calendar

UP holds system workshop to streamline student academic processes, university academic calendar

UP recently concluded the UP System Workshop on the Harmonization of Student Academic Processes and University Academic Calendar to streamline student academic processes and the university academic calendar in view of the requirements of national policies and quality assurance initiatives. The four-day workshop held on 19-22 November 2018 in Subic, Zambales was attended by UP system officials, the registrars and personnel of the Office of the University Registrar from UP’s eight constituent universities (CUs) as well as Computerized Registration System and Student Academic Information System teams. Participants discussed and approved guidelines to standardize registration and academic documents, harmonize student academic processes and […]

Pahayag ng UP Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas patungkol sa pagtatanggal ng Wikang Filipino at Panitikan bilang mga kurso sa General Education Curriculum

Pahayag ng UP Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas patungkol sa pagtatanggal ng Wikang Filipino at Panitikan bilang mga kurso sa General Education Curriculum

Proactive monitoring and agricultural innovations to reduce farmers’ vulnerability to climate change

Proactive monitoring and agricultural innovations to reduce farmers' vulnerability to climate change

The Philippines ranks third among countries most vulnerable to climate change. This means that agricultural lands and production are also at risk from extreme weather events such as storms and droughts. Smarter Approaches to Reinvigorate Agriculture as an Industry in the Philippines (Project SARAi) is a project of the University of the Philippines with support from the Department of Science and Technology–Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development that seeks to minimize the risks posed by climate change on local agriculture. Led by Dr. Maria Victoria Ortega-Espaldon of the School of Environmental Science and Management of […]

Call for Nominations: 2019 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Award

Call for Nominations: 2019 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Award

The 2019 cycle of Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Award is now open for nominations. Four teachers will be recognized for their initiatives and concrete contributions to the development of their sector and communities. The guidelines and nomination form may be downloaded here. The last day for submitting nominations is 18 January 2019. For 2018, Dr. Carla B. Dimalanta, professor at the National Institute of Geological Sciences of UP Diliman, was selected for the award among hundreds of nominees. The decision was made by different sectors of society. Dimalanta is the only female exploration geophysicist in the Philippines with a doctoral degree. […]

IPA Recipients for November 2018

IPA Recipients for November 2018

Emil Emmanuel C. Estilo and Alonzo A. Gabriel Department of Food Science and Nutrition College of Home Economics UP Diliman A Model for the Influences of Soluble and Insoluble Solids, and Treated Volume on the Ultraviolet-C Resistance of Heat-Stressed Salmonella enterica in Simulated Fruit Juices. Food Microbiology, 69: 72-81, February 2018. The effects of selected intrinsic juice characteristics and extrinsic process parameter on the UV-C inactivation rates of heat-stressed Salmonella enterica in simulate fruit juices (SFJs) was studied. Intrinsic juice characteristics include soluble solids (0-3% w/v) and insoluble solids (0-70 °Brix) while treated volume was selected as extrinsic process parameter. These […]

UP, LSHTM lead 2nd Int’l Workshop in ‘Omics in Infectious Diseases

UP, LSHTM lead 2nd Int'l Workshop in ‘Omics in Infectious Diseases

Over fifty medical scientists and academics from the Philippines and UK gathered on 6 November 2018 at the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) of the University of the Philippines for the second year of the International Workshop in ‘Omics in Infectious Diseases, popularly known as the Genomic Epidemiology on Infectious Diseases in the Philippines or GEID 2.0. Researchers from the PGC and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) led the five-day bilateral workshop, which was supported by the Newton Agham Programme Researcher Links Workshop and geared towards providing a deeper knowledge of ‘omics technology in the active surveillance and […]

UP achieves big move in natural, social sciences in new subject rankings

UP achieves big move in natural, social sciences in new subject rankings

The 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject reaffirmed the status of the University of the Philippines as a world-class institution particularly in the natural and social sciences.  UP obtained its best ranking in the clinical, pre-clinical and health subject for the second year in a row. The national university not only rocketed to the 126-150 band from its previous 201-250 position but it also placed 7th globally in terms of citations after earning a nearly perfect score of 98.8 points. This was an improvement of more than 10 points since the 2018 edition. The University of Oxford, University […]

Prolonging the storage life of minimally processed tropical fruits

Prolonging the storage life of minimally processed tropical fruits

Minimally processed fruits have become more visible in the Philippine market, whether in supermarkets or wet markets. Aside from being fresh, nutritious and inexpensive, they do not require preparation or cooking which makes them more attractive to local consumers. However, fresh-cut fruits have shorter shelf life compared to their whole, unprocessed counterparts. The damages incurred during processing promote wound-induced ethylene production that leads to rapid deterioration. These physiological changes may be accompanied by a loss of desirable fruit flavor, discoloration of the cut surface, loss of color, decay, increased rate of vitamin loss, rapid softening, shrinkage and a shorter storage […]

IPA Recipients for October 2018

IPA Recipients for October 2018

Janus Ong Department of Medicine College of Medicine UP Manila SIRveNIB: Selective Internal Radiation Therapy Versus Sorafenib in Asia-Pacific Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36 (19): 1913-1921, July 1 2018. The treatment options for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma have been very limited. These patients include those with large or multiple tumors, those whose tumors have involved a major blood vessel, or those with tumors outside of the liver. Majority of these patients have been treated with an oral medication called Sorafenib. Sorafenib has been shown to be effective in prolonging life in these patients but it can […]