RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK

IPA Recipients for July 2017

IPA Recipients for July 2017

Carlos David C. Primo National Institute of Geological Sciences College of Science UP Diliman Evaluating the Potential of Radar-Based Rainfall Estimates for Streamflow and Flood Simulations in the Philippines. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 7 (4): 1390-1405, 2016. This case study evaluates the suitability of radar-based quantitative precipitation estimates (QPEs) for simulation of streamflow in the Marikina River Basin (MRB), in the Philippines. Hourly radar-based QPEs were produced from reflectivity that had been observed by an S-band radar located about 90 km from the MRB. Radar data processing and precipitation estimation were carried out using the open source library wradlib. […]

UP represents PH in top 250 Asia Pacific universities

UP represents PH in top 250 Asia Pacific universities

The Philippines surfaced in the inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific University Rankings as the University of the Philippines (UP) made the top 250. UP is the only Philippine university to place in the rankings. The national university’s inclusion this year also ends the country’s absence from the Asia University Rankings since 2015. The universities from 38 countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania were assessed in terms of teaching (25 percent), research (30 percent), citations (30 percent), international outlook (7.5 percent) and industry income (7.5 percent). These are the same indicators used by the THE in the world rankings, albeit slightly recalibrated […]

System-wide GE Faculty Conference 2017 centers on course design

System-wide GE Faculty Conference 2017 centers on course design

Around 280 faculty members from the eight constituent universities (CUs) of UP will be at Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club in Batangas until Thursday, 6 July, for the three-day UP System General Education Faculty Conference 2017 organized by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The faculty members who represent all academic clusters have been tapped to plan the delivery of the 11 courses developed during the GE mini-conferences and that will be made part of the revised GE program of the CUs as core or elective courses.  They will engage in workshops to review and refine the course design […]

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 […]

2017 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women

2017 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women

On May 2, the USAID and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, in partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Underwriters Laboratories, launched the third round of the ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women. The ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women seeks to recognize and reward talented, early career women, 40 years of age or younger, working in applied science from the ASEAN region. The 2017 round will focus on rapid urbanization with a lens on health, transportation and infrastructure, and workplace safety and retention. One winner will receive $20,000 and an honorable mention will receive $5,000. They will have […]

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 […]

Journal articles with the International Publication Award

SEPTEMBER 2017 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Nearly 1 billion people still smoke daily SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: There is a global decline in deaths among children and adolescents but the progress is uneven SOCIAL SCIENCES AND LAW: Malaysians and Indonesians are the most homophobic in Southeast Asia SOCIAL SCIENCES AND LAW: Local giant media corporations staged a grand “media event” that nationally mediatized and publicly magnified the celebrity status of Pope Francis, the so-called “rock star Pope” SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: In Cuyon Island, the herbivorous C. fluctuata consumes autotrophs such as macrobenthic marine plants and algae whereas P. mammilla may derive carbon […]

Research, study opportunities for faculty and staff during K to 12 transition

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has grants for faculty and staff members who wish to pursue research or higher studies during the K to 12 transition period. According to Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Rose Bautista, these opportunities are “in line with the University’s resolve to utilize the K to 12 transition for addressing UP’s multiple imperatives including the enhancement of the qualifications of faculty and staff.” The K to 12 Transition Program, as defined by CHED, is “a five-year effort aimed at the strategic development of higher education institutions and personnel during the transition period from 2016 […]

Experts to talk about challenges, opportunities for environmental sustainability in mining sector

Experts to talk about challenges, opportunities for environmental sustainability in mining sector

Geoscientists, environmental experts and other stakeholders in the mining industry will converge on June 29 and 30 at Venus Parkview in Baguio City for the 2017 Hunt for Ore Deposits (HFOD): Challenges and Opportunities for Environmental Sustainability. The conference will elevate discussions on rising concerns over the sustainability of the mining industry to a level that tests theoretical insights against realities on the ground. Participants will talk about recent advances in mineral exploration, ecosystems valuation and management, and related topics on resource development and environmental sustainability. In addition, they will present some best practices in environmental management, rehabilitation measures, socio-economic programs, […]

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, […]