Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela P. Concepcion is among the 44 new Fellows elected to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). The election took place at the Academy’s 26th General Meeting in Vienna, Austria on 19 November 2015. TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy that seeks to recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in developing countries. Founded by Abdus Salam, a Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate, it consists of distinguished scientists from the developing world. TWAS started with 42 Fellows in 1983, nine of whom were Nobel laureates. The number has since grown to over 1,000 — […]
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More than 50 oral presentations were given during the 2015 OVPAA Research Symposium organized by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA). Held on November 12 and 13 at the Intel Center for Science Innovation Auditorium of the National Institute of Physics in UP Diliman, the symposium featured the results of research projects under the OVPAA-administered Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) and Balik PhD programs. In her keynote speech, National Scientist Dolores Ramirez mentioned, among others, how intellectual property is receiving more “meticulous attention” now than during her time. On the second day, Dr. William Padolina, president and academician of the National Academy […]
The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs in collaboration with the UP Diliman Institute of Chemistry held a tribute for Nobel laureate Richard F. Heck on 22 October 2015. Heck, who shared the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis, died in the Philippines on October 10 after years of illness. Guests from the Philippine scientific community, the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering, the US embassy and Heck’s family came to share anecdotes and lectures on the significance of Heck’s work. “To be inventive, to be […]
To increase appreciation for local books which tackle topics and issues (often or long) considered taboo in reading fare for the young, the UP Reading Education Area in partnership with the National Book Development Board is inviting everyone to “Isyu sa Kuwento, Kuwento sa Likod ng Isyu: A Forum on Sensitive Topics in Children’s Literature. It will be held on 14 November 2015, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Benitez Theater of the UP College of Education. Program: 7:30-8:00 Registration 8:00-8:30 National Anthem Opening […]