11th APRU Research Symposium on Multi-Hazards around the Pacific Rim to be hosted by UP

As a contribution to knowledge development and dissemination in and around the twin themes of resilience and biodiversity, the University of the Philippines is hosting the 11th Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Research Symposium on Multi-Hazards around the Pacific Rim on 7-10 October 2015 in UP Diliman.  The two-day symposium aims to convene experts and specialists to address multiple hazards on marine, meteorological and geohazards, all highly relevant to the archipelagic situation of the Philippines as well as coastal economies in and around the Pacific. It is a platform for the exchange and dissemination of knowledge about resilience and biodiversity, with emphasis on understanding disaster risk […]

Anthropological and geographical societies to hold “Dagat ug Kinabuhi/Maritime Cultures, Spaces and Networks”

The Ugyanang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc (UGAT) and the Philippine Geographical Society will be holding their joint regional conference on the theme “Dagat ug Kinabuhi/Maritime Cultures, Spaces and Networks” at the Silliman University, Dumaguete City from 22 to 24 October 2015.    The conference hopes to create an interdisciplinary regional forum (encompassing the area between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans) to discuss issues and debates revolving around maritime contexts as (structured and structuring) fluid zones of spatial connection and separation, and within which contemporary insecurities and vulnerabilities communities must find ways to keep afloat (Dagat ug Kinabuhi means ‘the sea and life [lifeways/strategies]’ […]

Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso is 2013 Concepcion D. Dadufalza Awardee for Distinguished Achievement

UP Open University (UPOU) Chancellor Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso is the latest recipient of the Concepcion D. Dadufalza Award for Distinguished Achievement. Dr. Alfonso, who is also a professor at the College of Mass Communication in UP Diliman, was chosen for her remarkable contribution as an academic leader, teacher and mentor.  It was under Dr. Alfonso’s leadership that the UPOU strengthened its position in the field of open and distance eLearning. She pursued institutional policies, organizational systems and infrastructure projects that allowed UPOU to be a truly open education learning institution. During her term, the Resource-based  Course Package as an approach to online course […]

UP Theater Season 2015 opens with a free concert from the Madrigal Singers

UP Theater Season 2015 opens with a free concert from the Madrigal Singers

UP Diliman celebrates the International Year of Light with multi-disciplinary symposium IlumiNASYON

The Philippines joins hands with the rest of the world in observing the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015). In UP Diliman, the National Institute of Physics (NIP) is at the forefront of the celebration with the multi-disciplinary symposium called IlumiNASYON. To be held on 9 and 16 March 2015, IlumiNASYON aims to illustrate how light has benefitted society and how it continues to capture our imagination. Speakers will give popularized versions of the basic principles of optical effects used in their studies, and the evolution and current level of their research as it relates to the present state of […]

Good practices, successful models to be discussed in system-wide Academic Leadership Conference

Given the rapidly evolving internationalized landscape coupled with the rise and infusion of technology in education, it has become imperative for the University of the Philippines (UP) to implement infrastructural and cultural changes in major aspects of academic life. Such changes, including shifts in skill requirements, attitudes and knowledge, are necessary to promote and enhance academic excellence and institutional relevance in the 21st century.  The Constituent Universities (CUs) have been inspired to revisit their curricula and programs vis-à-vis their niches and UP’s role in national development as well as to examine new technology-enhanced pedagogy that would improve teaching, learning, research, […]

NYU professor and dean to speak on genomics and the evolution of plant biodiversity

Dr. Michael Purugganan, Dean of Science and Professor of Biology at New York University will render a talk entitled “Genomics and the Evolution of Plant Biodiversity” on January 30, 2015, 2pm at the Auditorium, 2F of the newly-constructed building of the Institute of Biology located at the National Science Complex in UP Diliman. Dr. Puruggan who is a member of the international scientific advisory board of UP’s Philippine Genome Center provides advice on long-term strategy, planning and implementation of the research programs of the Center.  The event was organized by the University’s Philippine Genome Center, Institute of Biology, and the Office of the Vice President […]

Meredith Monk’s A Celebration of Service

The UP Diliman College of Music in cooperation with the Musical Arts and Research Management Foundation, Inc. presents a spiritually inspired performance piece created by internationally acclaimed American composer and pioneer of interdisciplinary performance Meredith Monk. The work uses her musical compositions, movement and texts from the world’s great religions, thus creating a contemporary ritual, which celebrates the larger community of mankind and the power of the human spirit. Directed by Fulbright Visiting Specialist Tom Bogdan, A Celebration of Service features dances restaged by Allison Easter plus numbers by the UP Junior Music Education Guild, UP Madrigal Singers, and UP Dance […]