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IPA Recipients for May 2019

IPA Recipients for May 2019

Ann Selma C. Morata Department of Chemistry College of Arts and Sciences UP Visayas Trace organic chemical pollutants from the lake waters of San Pablo City, Philippines by targeted and non-targeted analysis, Science of the Total Environment, Vol 639, p 588-595. The study investigates the water of the seven lakes of San Pablo City in Laguna, Philippines to determine the occurrence of pollutants and their sources. Three out of the seven lakes were focused to represent different human activities surrounding the lakes – Lake Sampaloc is found in the middle of the city that has large population and high load […]

Call for applications: Knowledge and Technology Transfer Training

Call for applications: Knowledge and Technology Transfer Training

The Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office (KTTO) training is jointly implemented by the Department of Science and Technology, USAID and the University of the Philippines through UPSCALE and the UP System Technology Transfer and Business Development Office. The training aims to expand the corps of KTTOs in Philippine universities across the country. Specifically, it seeks to build the knowledge of future KTTO managers on various aspects of technology transfer, enable KTTO managers to connect and collaborate with industry and community partners on real-world technology cases, and provide opportunities to create real impact for both the university and its partner/s. The […]

Call for applications: University Innovation Fellowship

Call for applications: University Innovation Fellowship

The application period for the University Innovation Fellowship (UIF) is still open. Faculty members and researchers on a tenure track who have expertise in health, agritech, aquaculture, energy, environment, ICT and food technology, and with business development experience are invited to apply for the program. Experience in intellectual property/application and technology transfer is nice to have but not required. Approved candidates will undergo the UIF training, which is based on the USAID’s Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office program and co-supervised by the UP System Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO), a unit under the Office of the Vice President […]

New genus and species of shipworm found in the Philippines

New genus and species of shipworm found in the Philippines

After nearly 100 years, a new genus of shipworm has been discovered by scientists. Researchers from the University of the Philippines, Northeastern University, Drexel University and University of Utah found the new genus and species off the coast of Balayan Bay in the province of Batangas, Philippines. The large bay is part of the Verde Island Passage, considered to be the center of global marine biodiversity and is the richest area in Coral Triangle that covers six tropical countries. They named the genus Tamilokus for “tamilok,” the local term for shipworm, and the species “mabinia” after Mabini, the town where […]

UP Artists for 2016-2018, 2017-2019 and 2018-2020

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the recipients of the UP Arts Productivity System (APS) awards for 2016-2018, 2017-2019 and 2018-2020. The University has 1 UP Artist I and 6 UP Artists II for 2016-2018; 4 UP Artists I, 8 UP Artists II and 1 UP Artist III for 2017-2019; and 28 UP Artists I, 16 UP Artists II and 10 UP Artists III for 2018-2020. The fine arts have the most number of recipients at 25, or roughly one-third of the total 74. Music and the literary field have 15 and 12 […]

2019 Youth Global Essay Competition

2019 Youth Global Essay Competition

The 2019 Youth Global Essay Competition on “Combat Sexual Violence in Conflict” is an online essay competition for young people worldwide. It is hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Korea and organized by the Institute for Development and Human Security of Ewha Womans University. Through this competition, the organizers hope to listen to creative and innovative solutions to combat sexual violence in conflict and promote women’s participation in peacebuilding in all aspects of conflict and post-conflict peace processes. The top three winners from the competition will be invited as panelists to the 1st International Conference on […]

UP has 71 UP Scientists for 2018-2020

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the names of the 71 researchers who have been selected for the UP Scientific Productivity System (SPS) 2018-2020. The number of nominees from different constituent universities was trimmed down by the six-member committee based on rigorously determined indicators of scientific productivity. These include publications in prestigious journals as authors or editors-in-chief, technological outputs such as patents, and scientific recognition in the form of international scientific awards and membership in international boards as editors. For 2018-2020, UP has 44 UP Scientists I, 11 UP Scientists II and 16 […]

Call for Papers: 6th Philippine Korean Studies Symposium

Call for Papers: 6th Philippine Korean Studies Symposium

The Philippine Korean Studies Symposium (PKSS) since its first organization in 2012 has provided a forum for Korean studies scholars and educators in the Philippines to gain and exchange new knowledge and share their insights on Korea. The objectives of PKSS are: (1) to promote academic research on Korea-related studies by Filipino scholars here and abroad, (2) to strengthen Korean studies as area studies, and (3) to develop networks with both local and international institutions. PKSS aims to feature the potential of Korean studies by providing vital information through quality research. We are inviting scholars working on Korea or Philippine-Korean […]

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 […]