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Bautista takes oath as VP for Academic Affairs

President Danilo L. Concepcion, administering the oath of office to Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Rose Bautista. Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
Dr. Maria Cynthia Rose Banzon Bautista took her oath as the University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs on March 16 at the Office of the President in UP Diliman (UPD).
Bautista is a professor of Sociology at the UPD College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), where she served as dean from 2001 to 2004. In the UP System, she headed the Center for Integrative and Development Studies from 1992 to 2000.
She was also a Commissioner of the Commission …

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UP literary award named after Abad

Asked to give a few words to close the program, University Professor Emeritus Gemino Abad thanks the anonymous donor of the awards named after him, UP, his parents, and his wife. Photo by Bong Arboleda.
In honor of the University Professor Emeritus for his lifetime work in the humanities, UP established the Gémino Abad Awards for Poetry and Literary Criticism which had its first awarding ceremony on November 11, 2016, at the Executive House in UP Diliman.
Thomas David Chaves, UP Diliman Department of English and Comparative Literature (UPD-DECL) assistant professor and PhD student of Creative Writing, won in the poetry category …

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Winner, finalists of first Gémino Abad Awards to be recognized

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) and the UP Diliman Department of English and Comparative Literature (DECL) will recognize the inaugural winner and finalists of the Gémino Abad Awards for Poetry and Literary Criticism at an awarding ceremony tomorrow, 11 November 2016, at the Executive House in UP Diliman.
Thomas David Chaves, DECL assistant professor and PhD student of creative writing, won in the poetry category for his collection “Imelda and Catullus: Two Sequences.” He will receive a certificate and P10,000.
Ronn Andrew Angeles (MA Creative Writing), Jade Katherine Emily Castro (BS Materials Engineering) and Benedict Parfan (PhD Creative Writing) penned the other poetry …

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DENR, Bohol seek help of scientists in ongoing biodiversity conference

At the opening dinner of the First International Conference Biodiversity & Chemical Biology of Marine and Terrestrial Life in the Philippine Region on 16 October, newly appointed secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Gina Lopez and Atty. Edgardo Chato, governor of Bohol, emphasized the value of science-based decisions when they appealed to our researchers to help in the conservation and development of marine biodiversity in the Philippines. Lopez, who could not come to the event due to the typhoon, sent her message through Undersecretary Isabelo Montejo.
For four days, local and foreign scientists will be in Panglao Island in Bohol to talk about technological innovations that harness …

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Pinoy physicists find way to slow down light by ‘twisting’ it

Two Filipino physicists have just found a way to slow light down without touching it, by making it “twist” as it moves through space.
The discovery has potential practical applications in telecommunications and computer technology.
Researchers Nestor Bareza and Nathaniel Hermosa from the University of the Philippines’ National Institute of Physics have been working with a special kind of laser called a Laguerre-Gauss (LG) beam, which has orbital angular momentum—or, put simply, it “twists”—as it travels through space.
In their paper published today, May 27, in the journal Scientific Reports, Bareza and Hermosa were able to precisely describe in mathematical terms how the …

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UP Knowledge Festival to showcase innovations in research and creative fields

From 17 to 19 April 2016, the University of the Philippines will showcase the outputs of its top scientists and artists in the areas of food production, health, climate change, energy, technology, education and more.
Billed UP Knowledge Festival: Utak at Puso para sa Bayan, the three-day event will be held at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City as part of the University’s efforts to increase scientific literacy and artistic awareness in the country.
“We want people to see that what UP has been doing inside the laboratories, in field researches and creative works are timely, relevant and beneficial to the …

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UP Diliman and UP Los Baños to compete in Gawad Pangulo final round

Four months after the nomination deadline of the 2nd Gawad Pangulo for Progressive Teaching and Learning, the winner is now ready to be announced as the finalists deliver their live course presentations on 18 December 2015.
Two faculty members will be representing UP Diliman in the final round. They are Assistant Professor Maria Cecilia G. Conaco of the Marine Science Institute, College of Science and Professor Luis G. Sison of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute, College of Engineering.
Meanwhile, UP Los Baños will be represented by Alleli Ester C. Domingo, associate professor at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics and …

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National Scientist to Young UP Researchers: ‘Explain Your Science!’

On November 12 and 13, 2015, scholars from a broad spectrum of disciplines and research areas converged at UP Diliman’s National Institute of Physics (NIP) to share their recent findings and proposals at the 2015 Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) Research Symposium.
Addressing the group of mostly young natural and social scientists was the keynote speaker, National Scientist and genetics expert Dolores Ramirez. In her lecture, she gave sage advice to the attending scholars, who in turn gave a total of 59 oral presentations on their new, multidisciplinary research projects.
In addition to important topics such as a …

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UP connects with Filipino scholars in Europe

Young Filipino scholars gathered at the Philippine Embassy in London on Friday, April 24, for the UK stop of the University of the Philippines (UP) roadshow.
The three-week tour aims to update UP graduates abroad on developments in the University as well as to encourage them to share their academic expertise or make financial contributions to UP.
(READ: Infographics on the new system-wide donation scheme – page 1 and page 2)
Dr. Aaron Joseph Villaraza, deputy director of the Diliman-based Office of International Linkages, was tasked to meet with the thirteen PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty members from the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, …

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Good practices, successful models to be discussed in UP 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, creative …

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