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Call for Papers: 7th Biennial Conference on Korean Studies

The Korean Studies Association of Southeast Asia invites papers for presentation at its 7th Biennial International Conference to be hosted by the University of the Philippines, in collaboration with the Academy of Korean Studies, at Novotel Manila, Araneta Center, Quezon City, Philippines and at the UP Diliman campus on 28-30 September 2016. This three-day biennial session will host a group of major university scholars from eight Southeast Asian countries. The conference aims to critically engage important and urgent issues that influence and steer contemporary Korean society, economy and culture, seen from a Southeast Asian perspective.  Proposals are welcome for papers […]

USAID STRIDE exhibits UP research projects

USAID STRIDE exhibits UP research projects

Seven UP projects were part of the research showcase organized by the United States Agency for International Development–Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (USAID STRIDE) Program on 10 March 2016 at the Peninsula Manila in Makati. With the theme “Attracting Young Graduates into Careers in Science, Technology and Innovation,” the exhibit sought to promote the research capabilities and innovations of scientists and engineers from the different universities in the Philippines. Participants included the USAID STRIDE proponents, business sector, media, US-affiliated organizations and students. The projects from UP represented different fields. Dr. Agapita Salces from the UP Los Baños Animal and Dairy Science Cluster developed a sustainable breed […]

Study predicts dengue mosquito abundance in PH schools

With the rise of dengue cases especially among children, a local study has pioneered in the development of a statistical model that readily predicts the threat of dengue outbreaks in public elementary and high schools in the Philippines. Supported by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the “School-based Mosquito Abundance Model (SMAM)” study offers a predictive model based on actual data estimating the mosquito density in schools without having to do active vector surveillance. Led by Dr. Lilian A. De Las Llagas of the College of Public Health, UP […]

UP calls on presidential candidates to invest on knowledge capital

“Higher level education is the key to inclusive growth,” says UP President Pascual. The country can produce the high-level human resource it needs to catch up with its neighbors if the next government adopts the right set of policies. This was the gist of a “think paper” on “Knowledge-Based Development and Governance” presented by the University of the Philippines to all the presidential candidates for their consideration. According to UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, the study—which he calls “a road map to inclusive growth”—can form the basis for a comprehensive review of Philippine educational and human resource development policy, particularly […]

Researchers ‘fascinated’ by works outside their fields

Researchers 'fascinated' by works outside their fields

The OVPAA Symposium for CWRG and ECWRG Recipients last March 1 and 2 was nothing less than a medley of specializations. From malaria detection and allopurinol to terahertz emissions and Ruthenium complexes, and from begonias and red frog crabs to acts of plagiarism and territorial disputes, the wide range of topics surely took the participants on an enjoyable ride of discovery. Where else would one find, under one roof, scholars in the technical fields interacting with their artistic counterparts? The natural scientists were curious about Jose Rizal’s portrayal in films, Shakespeare’s presence in Philippine literature, and the writing of the Palawan epic Dumaracol. The geologist […]

RDG Conference Report of Gloria Luz M. Nelson

Write up about the Conference “Sociology has a long and distinguish history opposing market fundamentalism and  supporting society control over  markets” Excerpt  from the welcome address of  Michael Buroway, President of ISA:  An incredibly sensitive community of academics and professional such as the International Sociological Association, aware of the social transformations taking place in the world, cannot and should not be absent from a debate on inequality.  The great tradition of multi, inter and trans disciplinary works in which the most complex problems of the present day world are addressed; its unique condition of being academically, scientifically, regionally, institutionally and […]

RDG Conference Report of Francis M. Mulimbayan

Write up about the Conference MSE 2014 Congress was the first international conference that I have attended in a foreign country. Although I felt too much excitement in the mere idea of myself, riding an airplane for the first time and going abroad to meet folks with entirely different culture; on the same degree, I became tremendously anxious in thinking of many negative possibilities that might befall on me while abroad, i.e. getting lost, accidentally losing my passport, etc.? Nevertheless, everything went well and as smoothly as I planned.  Many students, young professionals, PHD’s, professors and researchers from 54 different […]

IPA Recipients for March 2016

IPA Recipients for March 2016

Jonathan P. Guevarra, Maribel G. Oidem, Josue Antonio G. Estrada, Arlene G. Bertuso, Maridel P. Borja, Ernani R. Bullecer, Teresita S. de Guzman, Lydia R. Leonardo, Victor B. Molina, Ma. Susan T. Yanga-Mabunga, Eleanor C. Castillo, Paul Michael R. Hernandez, Ma. Socorro E. Ignacio, Richard S. Javier, Paul Adrian V. Pinlac and Evalyn A. Roxas College of Public Health UP Manila Partnership for Health Development through the Field Practice. Acta Medica Philippina, 48 (3): 79-83, 2014. This article describes the partnership between the College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila and the province of Laguna in the context of […]

RDG Conference Report of Ivy P. Mejia

Write up about the Conference The 6th World Conference on Educational Sciences held in 6-9 February 2014 at Grand Hotel Excelsior Convention Center, Valleta, Malta was organized by the Academic World Education Research Center. It brought together educational scientists administers, councilors, education experts, teachers, graduate students, civil society organizations, and representatives to share and discuss theoretical and practical knowledge in the scientific environment. The keynote speaker of the conference was Prof. Dr. Meral Aksu of Middle East Technical University (Turkey) who described the qualities of an effective approach in developing a qualified professional. Such approach would require flexible and rich […]

New UP Los Baños ensemble wins first Gawad Pangulo choir contest

New UP Los Baños ensemble wins first Gawad Pangulo choir contest

It was an evening of firsts at the final round of the UP Gawad Pangulo Choral Competition on March 4. Not only was it the maiden edition of the system-wide contest but it was also the first time that the university had, in the words of President Alfredo Pascual, “a performing arts competition where [it] engaged the whole UP.” What’s more, it was the newly-formed choral ensemble from UP Los Baños, in its inaugural performance at that, which brought home the grand prize. The winning group was the Makiling Chamber Singers. Created to support long-time choristers in reviving their passion for choral singing and performing on […]