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Asian Center is NACAI founding member

The University of the Philippines’ Asian Center (AC) along with nine leading academic institutes in Southeast Asia and China, have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish officially the Network of ASEAN-China Academic Institutes (NACAI) on 28 May 2017 at Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Aside from AC, the other members of the network include the Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam; Institute of Humanity and Social Sciences, Royal Academy of Cambodia; Center for China’s Relations with Neighboring Countries, Fudan University; ASEAN Studies Center, University of Indonesia; Asia Research Center, National University of Laos; Institute of China Studies, University …

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Press launch of the Museum of Philippine Biodiversity and “Ugnayan”

The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in partnership with the University of the Philippines (UP) and through the initiative of Senator Loren B. Legarda, marked this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity with the launching of two projects, the Museum of Philippine Biodiversity and Junyee’s installation art “Ugnayan”, at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) in Diliman, Quezon City on May 22.
 
Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO
According to project team leader Dr. Perry S. Ong of the UP College of Science, the museum to be built inside the BMB-NAPWC’s Salakot …

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UP and JCU officials discuss future partnerships

Officials of the University of the Philippines (UP) and James Cook University (JCU) of Australia, one of the world’s leading research institutions focusing on the tropics, explored prospects for collaboration at a meeting held last May 9, 2017 in the UP Board Room in Diliman, Quezon City.
The JCU panel was composed of Chancellor Bill Tweddell, who served as Australia’s ambassador to the Philippines from 2012 to 2016; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Ian Wronski of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Iain Gordon of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies; and, ‎Pro Vice Chancellor International Melissa Banks. UP was …

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UP Concert Chorus wows audiences with music and environmentalist spirit

Photo from UP Concert Chorus Facebook page.
The UP Concert Chorus (UPCC), one of the country’s foremost internationally awarded choral groups and the University’s premier show choir, brought their Filipino audiences to their feet with stirring performances of foreign religious, inspirational, Broadway and pop music, and of original music and classic OPMs, during their concert at the UP Diliman Carillon Plaza on May 5. The concert was their farewell performance before they embark on their 2017 international concert tour dubbed “Musikalikasan”, as they take the message of music and environmentalism to Europe with them
The concert at the Carillon Plaza was held …

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UP Diliman students acclaimed in BPI-DOST Science Awards 2017

Three senior students of UP Diliman, winners of the BPI-DOST Science Awards 2017, received their awards on April 19 at the College of Science Auditorium in UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Recognized during the ceremonies were: Jaime Lorenzo N. Dinglasan (BS Biology), for his research on milkfish bacteria; Orville M. Feliciano (BS Electronics and Communications Engineering), for his research on stereolithography; and, Philip Caesar M. Flores (BS Physics), for his research on quantum and classical clocks.
Officials of UP Diliman and BPI Foundation, and the thesis advisers of the awardees, delivered inspiring messages that highlighted the importance of science, research and technology developments …

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UP hosts 1st Asian Journalism Research Conference

Keynote speakers with International faculty. 1st row: Profs. Juliana Wahab (USM), Lay Kim Wang (USM), Terry Congjuico (UP), Azwan Azmawati (USM), Cherian George (HKBU), UP Chancellor Michael Tan, Up Journ Chair Rachel Khan, Prof. Yvonne Chua (UP), PUP Profs. Maria Garcia, Hemmady Mora and one other. Photo by Jeuel Barroso/UP Journalism Club
Some 300 students and faculty from various universities in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong attended the first Asian Journalism Research Conference last April 24-25, 2017 at the University of the Philippines (UP), the only academic conference for undergraduate students in the region. The conference was organized by …

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Call for Nominations to the 2nd Gawad Pangulo: Award for Excellence in Public Service

The University of the Philippines, through the Office of the UP Vice President for Public Affairs, has made the call for nominations to the second Gawad Pangulo: Award for Excellence in Public Service.
Nominations should belong to the five clusters: Arts and Letters and Communications; Science and Technology; Social Sciences, Management, and Law; Health and Allied Sciences; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery, and Natural Resources Management. Awardees will receive prize money worth PhP 100,000.00.
Consistent with the message of President Danilo L. Concepcion during the turnover ceremony, the Award seeks to recognize outstanding public service initiatives of various units of the UP System …

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UP EEEI Hosts 1st Technology Fair

The UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP EEEI) and Nokia Manila Technology Center, in cooperation with Analog Devices, Inc., Artesyn Embedded Technologies, First Philec, Inc., PHINMA Energy, and Samsung R&D Philippines, will be hosting the 1st EEE Technology Fair, on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 8:00AM-5:00 PM, at the University of the Philippines Bonifacio Global City.
With “Enhanced Industry-Academe Collaboration to Support a Culture of Innovation” as theme, the fair aims to engage state universities and colleges, government agencies, and industry partners in advancing the Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering fields in the Philippines by setting the platform for collaboration.
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Memorandum No. TJH 2017-07: Half-day work on Wednesday, 12 April 2017

In consideration of the Lenten season, the University will observe a half-day work schedule on 12 April 2017 (Wednesday).
Units doing vital public services such as health service (PGH and other health care units), security (UPDP), communications (PABX), and garbage collection, shall observe the regular whole-day work schedule. University officials and staff in these units, however, are urged to schedule their tasks with flexibility and understanding.
Please be guided accordingly.
TEODORO J. HERBOSA (Sgd)
Executive Vice President

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SIO is now MPRO

At the 1326th UP Board of Regents (BOR) Meeting on 5 April 2017, the UP System Information Office (UP SIO) was renamed UP Media and Public Relations Office (UP MPRO).
The renaming accurately reflects UP MPRO’s functions and to reduce any possible confusion in the information functions of the Office of the Vice President for Development (OVPD) and the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs (OVPPA).
The BOR acknowledges that public appreciation of the word “information” has changed from “news” to “data”, which is more relevant to information technology and management information systems.
The OVPD oversees the Information Technology Development Center …

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