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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), TerryCongjuico (UP), Azwan Azmawati (USM), Cherian George (HKBU), UPChancellor Michael Tan, Up Journ Chair Rachel Khan, Prof. Yvonne Chua(UP), PUP Profs. Maria Garcia, Hemmady Mora and one other.
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 the UP Journalism Department in partnership with the University …

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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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Gabriela Lee named first Dalisay Chair holder

Asst. Prof. Gabriela Dans Lee has been named the first recipient of the One UP-Jose Yap Dalisay Jr. Professorial Chair in Creative Writing.
The chair was endowed by an anonymous donor in the United States earlier this year in honor of Dr. Dalisay, one of the Philippines’ most accomplished writers. He has served as chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature (DECL) in UP Diliman and director of the UP Institute of Creative Writing, and now serves as Vice President for Public Affairs.
Asst. Prof. Lee is a writer of young adult literature and lists speculative fiction and popular culture …

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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.
UP EEEI …

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UP student wins silver in int’l taekwondo meet

UP College of Mass Communication (Broadcasting) student Beatrice Gaerlan earned the silver medal in the female minus 55-kilogram weight class at the 9th edition of the Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, on April 21, 2017.
The tournament has brought together dozens of male and female taekwondo practitioners from various Asian countries, including Afghanistan, China, Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand.

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UPD, UP Cebu to hold forum on Philippine Constitution

The Department of Political Science, UP Diliman, and the Political Science Program, College of Social Sciences, UP Cebu, in cooperation with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) are co-hosting a public forum entitled “PH Constitution @30: Institutional Choices in a Time of Change” on 10 May 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Union Bldg. Hall, UP Cebu.
Speakers during the forum include University of Melbourne Laureate Professor Emeritus of Law Cheryl Saunders, and Australian National University Professor of Political Science Paul Hutchcroft, Professor of Political Science, Australian National University, and currently seconded to the Australian …

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Revisiting History with Journalism: Presented by NHK WORLD TV

A Special Lecture and Documentary Screening at the University of the Philippines
NHK WORLD TV from Japan collaborates with the University of the Philippines to present a special lecture for students of the College of Mass Communication. Following a screening of a documentary detailing the history between the Philippines and Japan after World War Two, students will explore the role investigative journalism plays in uncovering the truth while engaging in lively discussion with a panel of speakers consisting of the documentary’s producers and NHK WORLD journalists.
Quezon City, Manila, Philippines – 21st April 2017, Friday
Several classes from the University of the Philippines’ …

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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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UP profs win top spots in UK engineering pitch contest

Assistant Professor DJ Darwin Bandoy of the UP Los Baños College of Veterinary Medicine receiving his award. Photo provided by Prof. Bandoy.
Two professors from the University of the Philippines won the top two spots in the Final Pitch Session of the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship with the UK Royal Academy of Engineering held in March in London.
The panel of judges awarded first place to Assistant Professor DJ Darwin Bandoy of the UP Los Baños College of Veterinary Medicine, for his research on quorum sensing inhibitors for veterinary application.  Second place went to Dr. Chelo Pascua, associate professor of Geology in …

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