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Call for abstracts: APRU Global Health Conference 2019

Call for abstracts: APRU Global Health Conference 2019

The APRU (Association of Pacific Rim Universities) Global Health Conference 2019 will be held at The University of Hong Kong from November 17 to 20. This conference aims to facilitate inter-sectoral exchanges of world-class expertise and cutting-edge findings on global urban health. It provides an important platform for Hong Kong-based academics and overseas scholars to exchange ideas on urban health challenges and brainstorm for solutions with policymakers and practitioners from high, middle to low-income settings. A series of pre-conference workshops, keynote addresses, parallel breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions will be held with the objective of translating scientific knowledge into public […]

Lunop Han Dughan (Voice of Yolanda) of UP Diliman, UP Visayas Tacloban makes world premiere

Lunop Han Dughan (Voice of Yolanda) of UP Diliman, UP Visayas Tacloban makes world premiere

The new musical Lunop Han Dughan (Voice of Yolanda), a collaboration between the UP Diliman College of Music and the UP Visayas Tacloban College, was staged for the first time on the evening of April 26 and 27. An audience of about a thousand, including critics, witnessed the premiere at the open grounds of UP Visayas Tacloban College. The original contemporary Waray sarswela revolves around lovers Yolanda and Urbano who went their separate ways and saw each other again in tragic circumstances during a severe storm. Thousands of people, including the main characters, drowned in the flood caused by the […]

UP achieves top 100 ranking in THE Asia

UP achieves top 100 ranking in THE Asia

The University of the Philippines is now in the top 100 for Asia in two of the world’s most influential university rankings, after placing 95th in the newly released 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings. Since 2017, the national university has featured in the THE rankings for Asia but this is the first time that it made the top 100. UP soared 61 places from its 156th position in 2018 to sit in the upper 23 percent of 417 universities from 27 countries for 2019. It is one of only five universities from Southeast Asia in the top […]

IPA Recipients for April 2019

IPA Recipients for April 2019

Alvin M. Doroteo, Fiona L. Pedroso, James David Lopez and Mary Jane S. Apines-Amar Institute of Aquaculture College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences UP Visayas Evaluation of potential probiotics isolated from saline tilapia in shrimp aquaculture. Aquaculture International, 26(4):1095–1107. Two Bacillus strains, MJA1.1 and MJA2.1 isolated from saline tilapia mucus were evaluated for their probiotic effects in shrimp Penaeus monodon. The potential of the isolates to prevent the growth of shrimp pathogen, Vibrio harveyi was tested for possible application in shrimp culture. The inhibitory property of these isolates against V. harveyi was determined in vitro using co-culture assay. The bacterial […]

2019 Gémino H Abad Awards winners and finalists

2019 Gémino H Abad Awards winners and finalists

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the UP Diliman Department of English and Comparative Literature are pleased to announce the 2019 Gémino H Abad Awards for Poetry and for Literary Criticism winners and finalists. Rayjinar Anne Marie G. Salcedo (BA Creative Writing, UP Diliman) will accept the grand prize in the poetry category for her collection Neither Nothing Nor Forgotten while Thomas David F. Chaves (MA Creative Writing, UP Diliman) will accept the top prize in the literary criticism category for his essay On the Barest of Boughs, A Poetics of Insignificance in the Contemporary Philippine Haiku. […]

Professor Emeritus Forms

Professor Emeritus Guidelines (1282nd Meeing of the BOR, September 2012) Annex 2: Faculty Information Sheet

Beyond Craft: Creative Writing Studies in the Philippines

Beyond Craft: Creative Writing Studies in the Philippines

The Department of English and Comparative Literature of UP Diliman will be holding the colloquium “Beyond Craft: Creative Writing Studies in the Philippines” on April 30th, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Pavilion 1 of Palma Hall in UP Diliman. The colloquium aims to gather practicing and published writers, publishers and teachers of creative writing to discuss relevant issues in the teaching and praxis of creative writing in the country. The colloquium will feature five panels covering the following themes: Poetics This panel explores how/why writers write the way they do and what informs their writing. By discussing […]

Call for nominations: 2019 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education

Call for nominations: 2019 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education

The 2019 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) is now accepting nominations. APEC’s host economy for 2019, Chile, selected the theme “Natural Laboratories,” which focuses on scientific developments through the discovery in nature or “natural laboratories.” Natural laboratories create unique local conditions for scientific discovery and inform how societies can pioneer next generation innovations to promote sustainable growth as part of a strategy to strengthen science, technology and innovation as essential drivers of development. Apply by 26 April 2019. The winning entry will receive USD 25000 and will be recognized at an awards ceremony during the 14th […]

UP holds press conference on newly discovered Homo luzonensis

UP holds press conference on newly discovered Homo luzonensis

A press conference to announce the discovery of Homo luzonensis, a new human species, was held at the College of Science Auditorium in UP Diliman earlier today. Homo luzonensis is very small, said Dr. Armand Salvador Mijares who led the international multidisciplinary team behind the discovery. Its actual height cannot be determined from the current set of bones, explained the UP Archaeological Studies Program associate professor, but the extremely small fossil teeth found in the site reflect its very small stature. Even before the newly discovered species broke the news, the team has already published papers on the fossils they […]

UP researchers co-discover new human species in Luzon

UP researchers co-discover new human species in Luzon

Homo luzonensis, a new human species that lived around the same time as Homo sapiens, was discovered in Luzon by a team that included researchers from the University of the Philippines. The fossils of the new hominin species, which date to the last 50,000 to 67,000 years, were excavated from Callao Cave in Cagayan Province.  Dr. Armand Salvador B. Mijares, associate professor in the UP Diliman Archaeological Studies Program, headed the international multidisciplinary team in collaboration with Dr. Florent Détroit, senior lecturer of the H&E department at the French National Museum of Natural History. The National Museum of the Philippines, […]