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UP, Upsilon Sigma Phi sign agreement to construct UP Promenade

On February 6, the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Upsilon Sigma Phi Alumni Assocation, Incorporated (USPAAI) signed a Memorandum of Agreement on the construction of the UP Promenade.
“The construction of the UP Promenade is a legacy project donated by the USPAAI in celebration of the fraternity’s 100th founding anniversary in 2018,” USPAAI President Jesse Andres said.
“The UP Promenade will be constructed in the area fronting Gonzales Hall in the Diliman Campus. It will consist of a 7.5 meter wide (extending to 16 meters, more or less, at certain portions) by 115 meter long pathway with internet and wifi …

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UP President Danilo L. Concepcion names Executive Team

University of the Philippines President Danilo L. Concepcion accepts the University Mace from President Alfredo Pascual, as Secretary of the University and of the Board of Regents Lilian de las Llagas (leftmost) and Secretary of the University and of the Board of Regents Roberto Lara (rightmost). Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
Newly-installed UP President Danilo Concepcion has introduced the members of his executive team in his acceptance speech during the ceremonial turnover of the university leadership on February 10 at Quezon Hall, UP Diliman. Oath-taking of the Vice Presidents and the Secretary of the University took place at the Office of …

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The ‘Panday’ Conspiracy

“Panday” by Toym Imao. Left photo: Shows the base which is both an anvil and a seafaring vessel. It also features a a stylized Philippine flag. Center photo: Shows the Oblation at the helm, and “padayon” spelled in baybayin (pre-colonial Filipino scripts). It also shows a stylized rendition of the brain and the letters “UP”. Right photo: Traditional okir patterns created a sail for the ship. The sculpture, when turned sideways, also shows a heart shape. (UP System Information Office).
It all began last week with my fellow chancellors at UP. With the term of the current president, Alfredo E. Pascual, …

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Tsinghua University officials visit the University of the Philippines

UP President Alfredo E. Pascual and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan joined by the Tsinghua University officials in an academic visit. Photo by El Bacani.
On November 11, Tsinghua University (TU) officials from Beijing, China visited the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
UP System President Alfredo E. Pascual and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan, and Professor Herman Joseph S. Kraft welcomed TU School of Sciences Vice Dean Chen Qi, International Office Assistant Director Zhang Jian, along with other officials of TU.
The meeting aimed to “develop an academic and educational cooperation and promote mutual understanding between the two …

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Balik-PhD, EIDR lauded at 4th President’s Toast

UP President Alfredo Pascual recounts how the EIDR and Balik-PhD programs were among the earliest initiatives implemented during his administration. Photo by Misael Bacani
The Balik-PhD Faculty and Research, Extension and Professional Staff Recruitment (Balik-Phd) and the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) programs of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) were celebrated at the 4th President’s Toast, an event that recognizes outstanding UP initiatives, on October 28 at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman (UPD).
In his speech, UP President Alfredo Pascual recalled how these programs were implemented in the early years of his administration. These were part of …

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UPOU chancellor to head int’l org

UPOU Chancellor Melinda Bandalaria. Photo by Misael Bacani
UP Open University (UPOU) Chancellor Melinda Bandalaria is the next president of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU).
Bandalaria was selected at the organization’s 31st executive committee meeting on October 26. This was announced by incumbent AAOU President Yuk-Shan Wong in a press conference held after the meeting. The media event was held before the opening of the 30th AAOU annual conference at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria.
Bandalaria told UP News that the selection process began early this year, with UPOU getting nominations from Wawasan Open University, Malaysia and Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia.
According to …

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UP hosts Korean Studies international conference

More than 70 participants attend the 7th Biennial International Conference of the Korean Studies Association of Southeast Asia. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
UP hosted the 7th biennial international conference of the Korean Studies Association of Southeast Asia (Kosasa), on September 28 and 29, 2016 at Novotel, Cubao and the UP Diliman campus in Quezon City.
More than 70 scholars, academic administrators, and Korean Studies stakeholders from the Philippines, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Japan, and Korea attended the conference that focused on “Glocalisation  of Korean Studies: Strategic Cooperation in Research and Education between Southeast Asia and Korea.”
In his …

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UP Manila prof is world’s most prolific editor

Dr. Jose Florencio Lapeña, Jr. of UP Manila is the world’s busiest editor.
This was according to Publons, the UK company behind the inaugural Sentinel of Science awards.
Lapeña received the award for handling the highest number of manuscripts across all the world’s journals. As this year’s top contributing editor, he will get $100 cash and a $200 credit with Wiley.
Publon created the awards to “honour the expert peer reviewers and editors who stand guard over research quality, and lead the charge for better, faster science.”
On 20 September 2016, Dr. Lapeña was recognized by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in San Diego, California with the Star …

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UP figures in Times Higher Education rankings

To view the University of the Philippines profile on the Times Higher Education website, please click through this graphic. Graphic from THE.
Expanding its coverage, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings now includes institutions from 10 more countries for 2016-2017, including one from the Philippines, its national university, the University of the Philippines.
In its communication to UP, THE said UP ranked “in the band of >800 this year out of 980 institutions” from 79 countries. UP got its highest scores in knowledge transfer and lowest in research influence.
THE ranks universities based on five “pillars”: 1) teaching or the learning …

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UP to host international Korean Studies confab

The University of the Philippines, in collaboration with the Academy of Korean Studies, will host the 7th Korean Studies Association of Southeast Asia (KoSASA) Biennial Conference from September 28 to 30,  2016, at the Novotel Manila, Araneta Center, Quezon City and at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus, Quezon City.
With the theme Glocalisation of Korean Studies: Strategic Cooperation in Research and Education between Southeast Asia and Korea, the 3-day conference will be attended by university scholars from at least 8 Southeast Asian nations: the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia and Malaysia. Scholars from Australia, Japan and Korea will …

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