The revised UP General Education (GE) program will be rolled out in the first semester of academic year 2018-2019. In preparation for this, around 350 faculty members and administrators from UP’s eight constituent universities (CUs) met for the UP System GE Teaching Conference to discuss the teaching of the 11 GE courses common across the UP system and approved by the Board of Regents in December 2017. They likewise exchanged ideas on how to evaluate the revised GE program and address other implementation concerns. Present during the conference held from 11 to 13 July in UP Diliman were the vice chancellors […]
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Dr. Carla B. Dimalanta, professor at the National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) in UP Diliman and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Research), is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Research and Development Award for Basic Research (Eduardo A. Quisumbing Medal). Dimalanta won for the project “The Second Phase of the Philippines-Taiwan Integrated Geodynamics Project” which she implemented with Dr. Decibel Faustino-Eslava, Dr. Betchaida Payot and Dr. Noelynna Ramos from 2011 to 2015 and was funded by the Department of Science and Technology. The project generated the most recent data on the geologic evolution of the Visayan Region. Given annually […]
Dr. Joey D. Ocon, assistant professor at the UP Diliman College of Engineering and a University Scientist II, is one of the 17 ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellows for 2018-2019. The early- and mid-career scientists from ASEAN member states were selected for the fellowship based on their track record and potential to promote science-based policy-making in the region. The ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology and experts from ASEAN member states, ASEAN Secretariat Science and Technology Division, US Agency for International Development and US Mission to ASEAN constituted the selection committee. Fellows will be embedded in national-level ministries or […]
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Program (JSPS) for 2019 is now open for proposals. In this bilateral activity, a Filipino scientist/researcher is given the opportunity to conduct a research project with funding from DOST and build/strengthen collaborative work with Japanese researchers and institutions. The Call for Proposals will close on 5 September 2018. Launched in 20014, the bilateral exchange program aims to provide opportunities for young researchers of Japan and the Philippines to meet, interact and exchange ideas to build a robust science and technology community in the region. […]
The 2018 IEEE Conference on Applications, Information and Network Security (AINS 2018) will be held in Langkawi, Malaysia on 20–22 November 2018. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to share and exchange advancement in research, technologies and applications in the area of computer and network security for professionals, engineers, academics and industrial people worldwide. AINS 2018 is sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Malaysia. Paper Format – All manuscripts must be in English. – Papers submitted for review MUST NOT contain any author information (no authors, affiliation or address, and no explicit self-reference) due to the double-blind review process. – All submitted […]
In the Cordillera region, there is a rich tradition of weaving that goes back several centuries. Each of the different indigenous communities in the region possesses a unique weaving technique, with the resulting forms and patterns dictated by distinct religious, socio-political and artistic origins, functions and values. But with the absence of a new generation of weavers willing to learn the art, the Cordillera weaving tradition is dying. This is the reason that the interdisciplinary Cordillera Textiles Project (CordiTex) of UP set out to vigorously document and research on these unique textiles. The project, led by Dr. Analyn Salvador-Amores of […]