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UP to host tribute to Nobel Laureate Richard Heck

The University of the Philippines, through the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs will host a tribute for Nobel Laureate Richard F. Heck on 22 October 2015, 9:00 a.m. at the Institute of Chemistry Chemrez Auditorium, National Science Complex, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Expected to attend the event are former colleagues and friends of Professor Heck from UP Diliman, UP Los Baños, UP Manila, Ateneo De Manila University, De La Salle University – Manila and University of Santo Tomas, a representative from the Embassy of the Unites States of America and the family of Professor Heck.
To view the program …

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Rates of Change: Two University Presidents and the Battle for Academic Hearts and Minds

UP Vice-President for Public Affairs Prospero De Vera (left) invites questions from the forum’s audience addressed to UP President Pascual (center) and ADMU President Villarin (right).
Two university presidents from opposite ends of Katipunan Avenue appear to be on the same side when it comes to internationalization.
This much was evident when UP President Alfredo E. Pascual joined Ateneo de Manila President Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin on 19 November 2013 at the Education Competitiveness in an ASEAN Integrated Era forum.
The event, which was held at  the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City and organized by the University of the Philippines and PUBLiCUS Asia, …

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Ateneo, DLSU, Miriam, UP condemn ‘pork funds’ misuse

The presidents of four top Philippine universities and colleges again condemned the alleged misuse of taxpayers’ money in the P10 billion pork barrel scam following the new revelations made by former Palace aide Ruby Tuason.
In a joint statement, the presidents of Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Miriam College and University of the Philippines again restated their condemnation of misuse of public funds by “unscrupulous government officials and their associates.”
The academic leaders renewed their call for mobilization and participation in activities that will promote greater transparency and accountability in the country.
The group also called on academic communities and …

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THE TRUTH SHALL SET US FREE: Joint Statement of ADMU, DLSU, Miriam College and UP System on Continued Vigilance on the Pork Barrel Issue

The truth, it is oft retold, will set us free – including those who thrive on falsehood and those who should therefore be held accountable and punished for crimes committed against the Filipino people.
We, Presidents of various Philippine Universities and Colleges, restate our collective condemnation of the misuse of public funds by unscrupulous government officials and their conniving associates. We join the sustained clamor of the people to end the deeply-entrenched culture of graft, corruption and patronage in our political system.
We have in the past called on the faculty, students, staff, and alumni of our respective academic institutions, as well …

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UP, Ateneo classes to start in August

Two of the country’s top schools—the University of the Philippines (left) and Ateneo de Manila University—announced on Thursday a change in the academic calendar, shifting the opening of classes from June to August. Photo from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
Two of the country’s top schools—the University of the Philippines (UP) and Ateneo de Manila University—announced on Thursday a change in the academic calendar, shifting the opening of classes from June to August.
Classes at UP in Manila, Los Baños, Baguio, Cebu, the Visayas and Mindanao, and UP Open University will start in August and end in May, but UP Diliman, which has …

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UP, Ateneo OK August-May schoolyear

Seals of the University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila University. Courtesy of the Philippine Star.
The opening of classes in the University of the Philippines system, except in the Diliman campus, and at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) will be moved from June to August.
Quoting UP student Regent Krista Melgarejo, a report in the Philippine Collegian said the UP Board of Regents has approved the shift in the academic calendar starting this year.
The Ateneo Board of Trustees also approved during its meeting on Wednesday the shift in the academic calendar for its undergraduate and graduate schools – the …

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UP-ADMU-Miriam College: Joint Statement on the Misuse of Public Funds

T he following “Joint Statement on the Misuse of Public Funds” jointly signed by UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, Miriam College President Rosario O. Lapus, and Ateneo de Manila University Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ was publicly read on 11 September 2013 at the rally dubbed Katipunan Kontra Korupsyon. The rally saw almost one thousand students from the three universities braving the rains to band together for greater accountability and transparency in light of the pork barrel scam.
According to a report,1 this was the first time in ten years that the three Katipunan campuses joined forces in protest. The last …

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6-MONTH SUMMER BREAK? | Ateneo, UP mull extended vacation as PH schools sync calendars with ASEAN

As the Philippines moves to synchronize its academic calendar with ASEAN and the international community, the country’s top universities have begun considering how to manage the transition. One emerging inevitability: a one-time five- to six-month vacation for students that could come as early as next year, or on 2015.
As the University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila prepare for synchronization with ASEAN, school calendars will, either this academic year or next, likely shift to September to May or June, and August to May, respectively, school officials say. With current calendars ending March, the universities may pilot transition schedules that …

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Joint Statement on the Misuse of Public Funds

We, the Presidents of the Ateneo de Manila University, Miriam College, and the University of the Philippines, join our faculty, staff and students in their deep concern about, and condemnation of, the misuse of public funds by unscrupulous government officials and their conniving associates. We stand in unity with a keen desire to end the deeply entrenched culture of graft, corruption and patronage in our political system.
We assert that accountability, transparency and other principles of good governance require not only the prudent use of discretionary funds but also the assurance that public funds are used for the genuine needs of …

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