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The inaugural Consuelo J. Paz Lecture

The inaugural Consuelo J. Paz Lecture

Everyone is invited to attend the Inaugural Consuelo J. Paz Lecture, to be held on 15 March 2019 (Friday), at Palma Hall Rm. 207, 1:00-3:00 p.m. This biennial event is launched by the UP Department of Linguistics to honor Dr. Paz’s unparalleled contributions to Philippine linguistics and culture studies. It is also one of the major activities to be held as part of the upcoming centennial celebration of the Department in 2022. Assoc. Prof. Jesus Federico C. Hernandez will deliver the inaugural lecture entitled “Atay, The Heart of the Matter.” Prof. Viveca V. Hernández will also share her recollections working […]

IPA Recipients for February 2019

IPA Recipients for February 2019

Jonathan V. Caalim and Clarisson Rizzie P. Canlubo Institute of Mathematics, College of Science University of the Philippines Diliman On the Lie algebra associated to S-unitary matrices. Linear Algebra Appl 553 (2018), 167-181. doi.org/10.1016/j.laa.2018.05.010. This article deals with a natural generalization of unitary groups arising from sesquilinear forms (which are assumed neither Hermitian nor skew-Hermitian). Let S be a square matrix of size n. We say a nonsingular square matrix A of size n is S-unitary if ASA*=S. The set of all S-unitary matrices is a matrix Lie group. It is an interesting problem to classify these Lie groups and […]

Four UP researchers make it to Asian Scientist 100 for 2019

Four UP researchers make it to Asian Scientist 100 for 2019

For the fourth consecutive year, researchers from the University of the Philippines have been included in Asian Scientist 100, an annual list of researchers, academicians, innovators and business leaders from the Asia-Pacific region who have won national or international prizes for scientific research or leadership.  Making it to the list this year are Dr. Artemio Salazar of the Institute of Plant Breeding (UP Los Baños), Dr. Rody Sy of the College of Medicine (UP Manila), Dr. Gay Jane Perez of the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (UP Diliman) and Dr. Charissa Marcaida Ferrera of the Marine Science Institute (UP […]

UP to host regional quality assurance meeting

The University of the Philippines, through the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, is hosting the ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance Chief Quality Officers’ (AUN-QA COOs) Meeting 2019 tomorrow, 6 March, at UP Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. The AUN-QA Network promotes the improvement of academic quality of universities in ASEAN through quality assurance and harmonized standards. It is composed of COOs appointed by the 30 AUN member universities from 10 ASEAN countries. AUN-QA activities are carried out in accordance with the Bangkok Accord of 2000 which stipulates the guidelines in developing a quality assurance system for maintaining, improving […]

UP enters top 100 for development studies

UP enters top 100 for development studies

The University of the Philippines has been named one of the world’s top 100 universities for development studies by British company Quacquarelli Symmonds (QS). It appeared in the 51-100 bracket in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject Area published on 27 February. This is the first time since 2017 that UP has been ranked in the subject. The 2019 rankings cover 48 subjects in five broad areas. Although UP scored in 34 subjects, it was included in the rankings for only 14. The national university advanced several places in politics and international studies and was able to maintain its […]

UP ranking in Asia-Pacific rises

UP ranking in Asia-Pacific rises

The University of the Philippines moves up to the top 101-110 universities of the Asia-Pacific region, leaping from its place in the 151-160 bracket in 2018 and in the 201+ bracket in 2017, based on the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific University Ranking released on February 20, 2019. To come up with the ranking, THE analyzes universities across East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania using the same performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings 2019. This year, the ranking for Asia-Pacific universities features the top 300. UP and De La Salle University are the only universities in the Philippines that made it […]

Simple invisibility cloak from off-the-shelf lenses

Simple invisibility cloak from off-the-shelf lenses

Invisibility cloaks are common in folklore and fiction. The notion of hiding or rendering an object transparent strikes the fancy of many, especially writers. In J.K.Rowling’s book “The Tales of Beedle theBard,” one of the three brothers escaped Death by putting on an invisibility cloak that was given by Death himself. The cloak was passed down through generations until it reached the hands of Harry Potter who eventually defeated Voldemort with the help of the same cloak. Even scientists are intrigued by the concept of invisibility. For many years, they have proposed, developed and mounted different optical systems to achieve […]

Call for Papers for HanPil: Studies on Korea and the Philippines

HanPil: Studies on Korea and the Philippines is a refereed journal in English published by the Korea Research Center, University of the Philippines. It started as “HanPil: Occasional Paper Series on Korea and the Philippines” that served as repository of the Center’s research outputs from 2015 to 2018. Now a full-fledged academic journal, HanPil aims to foster interest in Korea-related research among Filipino Koreanists and promote the scholarly exchange of ideas in and outside of the Philippines. In its maiden issue as a peer-reviewed journal, HanPil invites potential authors from various fields to contribute manuscripts that touch upon issues on […]

Journal articles with the International Publication Award (2019)

Other lists: | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 |  FEBRUARY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Adding Sargassum spp. detritus to sediment increased growth rates and survival of sandfish juveniles SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: This research investigates the structure of Lie algebras associated to a class of matrices called S-unitary matrices SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: The use of plants by the local communities in Kabayan, Benguet is entwined with cultural practices SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Unreported dengue cases are due to the low number of individuals seeking treatment and inadequate public health facilities SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: A novel analytical method in quantifying biomolecules can produce results in a few minutes SCIENCE […]

IPA Recipients for January 2019

IPA Recipients for January 2019

Judy Celine Ick Department of English and Comparative Literature College of Arts and Letters UP Diliman “The Forests of Silence: Global Shakespeare in the Philippines, the Philippines in Global Shakespeare,” Shakespeare Survey 71, 26-34. To use the term “global” alongside “Shakespeare” is just too delicious a temptation for most academics and artists to pass up. The conjuring of the Shakespearean ground zero, of its point of artistic origin, and the simultaneous invocation of its contemporary world-wide influence makes the phrase “global Shakespeare” almost too good to be true. Just how does Shakespeare exist in the production of Global Shakespeare? How […]