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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 Kathrine V. Maxwell

Write up about the Conference The 7th South China Sea Tsunami Workshop (SCSTW-7) aims to weave an international academic net,in which strong interactions and collaborations among coastal physical oceanographers, geophysicists, and engineers from the countries in South China Sea Region were combined together. It creates a  forum where potential devastating tsunami disaster and hazard mitigation in this region can be profoundly discussed. Aside from the workshop , two field trips to the 921 Earthquake Museum and the nuclear power plant were arranged so that participants could learn the earthquake hazards surrounding Taiwan and the region. Feedback on paper presented The […]

RDG Conference Report of Rocky T. Marcelino

Write up about the Conference The conference provided venue for ASEAN agricultural scientists. The plenary sessionhighlightedJapan’s response to the Fukushima tragedy and how their knowledge on agriculture helped citizens to cope up with the disaster. Each country chapter of ISSMS was also given the chance to present their executive committee and their accomplishments for the year. Parallel sessions were held In the NODAi Academia Center. Each speaker was given 15 minutes to discuss his/her research. Questions were then asked after each speaker. Participants are composed of delegates from Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam,Cambodia, and Philippines. Feedback on paper presented After the […]

RDG Conference Report of Sherry B. Marasigan

Write up about the Conference Multicultural Education and Specia Education (MESPED) 2014 was organized by the Chiang Mai University Faculty of Education. It was a result of the collaboration between the departments of multicultural education and special education to allow educators, researchers, and interest people from around the world to share and discuss knowledge on education for diverse learners. The MESPED 2014 focuses on establishing knowledge base among participants regarding multicultural education and special education to improve quality of education to improve quality of education and life of individuals with disabilities and racial/ethnic minority individuals; permitting educators, researchers, and policy […]

RDG Conference Report of Ronald C. Macatangay

Write up about the Conference The conference will bring together the entire weather science and user communities for the first time to review the state-of the-art and map out the scientific frontiers for the next decade and more. Feedback on paper presented Use a mean layer wind from 850 – 200 hPa with pressure weighting Future directions of research presented Consider writing up the paper for publication Potential foreign collaborators Dr. Carolyn Reynolds, Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, USA Dr, Suzana Camargo, LDEO, Columbia University, NY, USA Dr. Johnny Chan, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong Lydia […]

RDG Conference Report of Raymond A. Macapagal

Write up about the Conference The 3rd International Conference UNITWIN UNESCO Network “Culture, Tourism, Development” centered on Tourism and Gastronomy heritage: Foodscapes, Gastroregions and Gastrnomy Tourism to be held from June 16-20, 2014 in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). This meeting aims to present current research and tendencies in gastronomy heritage and tourism based on biodiversity and cultural diversity of our territories, most of them promoted as gastroregions and gastronomy tourism destinations. UNESCO has contributed to reinforce the gastronomy heritage promoting universal value of cultural landscapes, more of them foodscapes, inscribed in the World Heritage List; including culinary and traditional food manifestations […]

RDG Conference Report of Julius Rhoan T. Lustro

Write up about the Conference The Asian Computational Fluid Dynamic Conference (ACFD) was first held in Hong Kong in 1996, with the intention of encouraging scientific and technical cooperation in CFD field among the Asian Countries. Since then, the conference has been held every two years not only to create a professional environment for the scientific and technical communications, but also to promote the friendship between the members and participants. The ACFD conference were held in Japan (1998), India (2000), China (2002), Korea (2004), Taiwan (2006), India (2008), Hong Kong (2010) and China (2012). The 10th gathering of ACFD will […]

RDG Conference Report of Ruth R. Lusterio-Rico

Write up about the Conference The 23rd World Congress of Political Science, organized by the International Political Science Association (IPSA), held on 19-24 July 2014 at the Palais de Congress, Montereal, Quebec, Canada, was attended by around 3,000 political science all over the world. The five-day World Congress featured various activities aside from the plenary and panel sessions, such as book exhibits and launching as well as presentation of achievement awards. Feedback on paper presented The following comments were made by the panel discussant, Dr. Qingshan Tan of Cleveland State University (USA): Cases that do not show the best scenario […]

RDG Conference Report of Gerardo T. Los Baños

Write up about the Conference The Asia-Pacific Writers’ and Translators’ Association 2014 conference titled “Bridging Cultures: Creative Writing and Literary Translations,” is a gathering of 140 authors, editors, translators, and other people from the publishing community in the Asia-Pacific region who come together to engage in dialogue, form networks, and devise strategies to support and enhance the “voice” of that region in the global stage. Feedback on paper presented Surprise that conservative element had such influence on the content of literature in the Philippines, and thus on its publication. Future directions of research presented Monitor the publication and writing of […]