RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK

OVPAA symposium to showcase creative work and research accomplishments

OVPAA symposium to showcase creative work and research accomplishments

Researchers from different UP constituent units will present their creative work and research outputs in a symposium to be convened by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) on March 1 and 2. To be held at the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (IESM) Auditorium in UP Diliman, it will feature 40 oral presentations from the basic sciences, mathematics, social sciences, arts, literature and economics. The featured projects were funded by the Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant program (formerly known as the Creative Work and Research Grant) under the OVPAA. ECWRG aims to encourage members of the faculty and REPS to undertake research that […]

UP biologists discover new giant flower found only in the Philippines

UP biologists discover new giant flower found only in the Philippines

A new species of Rafflesia, with an average diameter of 9.73 centimeters has been discovered by a team of UP biologists near the Pantabangan Masiway Hydroelectric Power Plant (PMHEP) in Nueva Ecjia.  This amazing new discovery now holds the world record of being the smallest among giant flowers. Named Rafflesia consueloae, this new species has been published in the open access journal Phytokeys last (date of publication). The Rafflesia consueloae is found only in the Philippines and so far thrives in only two sites in the Pantabangan watershed area. The Rafflesia is a parasitic plant which can reach up to 1.5 meters […]

RDG Conference Report of Maria Corazon Saturnina A. Castro

Write up about the Conference The AILA World Congress, which is held every three years, was attended by more that 1,600 delegates from various parts of the world. The topics discussed in the plenary and parallel sessions ranged form the teacher education and development, language teaching, multilingualism, intercultural communication. sociolinguistics, pragmatics, to discourse analysis. Feedback on paper presented The paper presented was well-received. Questions raised during the open forum  were queries on transcription and on some aspects of the methodology which is virtual ethnography. Future directions of research presented Possible publication by US-China Education Review published by David Publishing Company, […]

IPA Recipients for February 2016

IPA Recipients for February 2016

Juan M. Pulhin Department of Social Forestry and Forest Governance College of Forestry and Natural Resources UP Los Baños “Towards an Effective Policy for Forest Management in Asia” in Multi-level Forest Governance in Asia: Concepts, Challenges and the Way Forward. Makoto Inoue and Ganesh P. Shivakoti (editors). New Delhi, India: Sage Publications, 2015 Juancho A. Collera Department of Mathematics and Computer Science College of Science UP Baguio “Harvesting in Delayed Food Web Model with Omnivory” in Progress in Applied Mathematics in Science and Engineering Proceedings. Hamzah Asyrani Sulaiman, Mohd Azlishah Othman, Mohd Shakir Md Saat, Abd Majid Darsono, Mohamad Zoinol Abidin Abd. Aziz, […]

RDG Conference Report of Paul P. Ignacio

Write up about the Conference The conference was well attended by seasoned mathematicians from different countries. In fact, I was the youngest participant in the conference. The paper presentations came from varied fields of mathematics including topology, mathematical modeling, number theory, algebra, differential equations, and fixed-point theory. It is worth mentioning that a great number of these presentations were delivered by PhD’s (in Mathematics) with prolific research records. The presentations were chaired by professors from different institutions who ably facilitated insightful discussions after each talk. The conference was well organized and the organizing committee was very efficient throughout the conference. […]

RDG Conference Report of Tina S. Clemente

Write up about the Conference The 8th International Conference of ISSCO (International Society for the Studies of Chinese Overseas) was held at the Palace of the Golden Horses hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 17-18 August 2013 and convened by the Institute of Chinese Studies, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference featured a wide range of subjects dealing with the overseas Chinese, with participation from established and upcoming scholars from Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe and Africa. The diversity of the papers was evident in the analytical approaches of disciplinal and multi-disciplinal orientation; the chronological […]

RDG Conference Report of Kaira Zoe A. Cañete

Write up about the Conference This international conference was held in the city of Buenos, Aires, Argentina, from August 28-31, 2013. The setting of the conference is the famed Bauen Hotel, which closed in 2001 as a result of an economic crisis in Argentina but was later rescued and is now managed by its own workers. The opening ceremony was hosted by the University of Buenos Aires Department of Social Sciences. The conference is organized jointly by the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture, and Sexuality (IASSCS) and the Study Group on Sexualities of the Social Sciences School […]

RDG Conference Report of Bituin C. Cabarrubias

Write up about the Conference The 6th Asian Mathematical Conference was held last June 30 – July 4, 2013 at the Convention Hall of BEXCO in Busan, Korea. The objective of the conference was to provide a forum for the researchers of mathematics from Asia to create links among themselves and other mathematicians around the world through exchange of ideas, discussion of issues and presentations of results from researches done. This conference was hosted by Korea Mathematical Society (KMS) and Southeast Asian Mathematical Society (SEAMS) and organized by Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS), […]

RDG Conference Report of Mary Barby P. Badayos-Jover

Write up about the Conference The conference was premised on the fact that global climate change challenge us to take transformations seriously. Given this premise the conference brought together interdisciplinary experts to interact, problematize and essentially understand the substantive change processes that need to occur in a short period of time, due to climate change effects. The conference was deemed timely in order to prevent disruptive and unexpected transformations. Feedback on paper presented The paper I presented tackled a topic  assumed to be resolve in Scandinavian countries. Thus, my presentation served as reminder to a number of participants about the […]

President Pascual to media: Scientific research in UP helps society

President Pascual to media: Scientific research in UP helps society

UP contributes to development with its high-quality research in science and engineering. This was the message that President Alfredo Pascual imparted to the media in a brunch reception held on February 13 in UP Diliman. Attended by 15 science journalists from 10 media organizations, the event showcased the university’s recent accomplishments in biotechnology, aerospace, and science education that have practical applications. Among these are the products of UP Los Banos which help address our growing need for food security and nutrition. President Pascual said that biotechnology is now “within the radar of media due to the Supreme Court’s decision to suspend Bt Talong field trials” but it is a ruling which unfortunately impacts on the […]