Category Archives: In the News

Compilation of news items from mainstream media on the university, it’s programs, units, faculty, students, alumni and activities.

ASEA-UNINET President visits UP OVPAA

Dr. Carla Locatelli [second from right], currently Professor of Theory and Comparative Literature at the University of Trento, Italy, Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and recently elected president for 2016-2018 of the ASEAN-European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET), dropped by the UP Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs on March 16 to meet with [from left to right]: Assistant Vice-President for Academic Affairs (R&D Resource Management) Mary Delia Tomacruz, Assistant Vice-President for Academic Affairs (Internationalization) Rhodora Azanza, , Vice-President for Academic Affairs Cynthia-Rose Bautista, Office of International Linkages Deputy Director Aaron Joseph Villaraza, and former …

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Hokkaido University Officials Visit UP

Officials from Hokkaido University pose with UP President Danilo L. Concepcion (7th from right) and officials of the University of the Philippines. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
Officials and faculty of the Hokkaido University of Japan visited the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus on March 15, 2017. Activities included concurrent seminars by professors from Hokkaido University, a tour around the campus, a lunch meeting with UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and an Appointment Ceremony for Hokkaido University Ambassadors and Partner at the UP Executive House.
By way of orientation for the visiting professors, Dean Jose Maria Balmaceda of UP Diliman, …

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UP–Harvard University Collaborative Workshop/Meeting Held at UP Diliman, UP Manila

Officials of the University of the Philippines and Harvard University meet at the Board of Regents Room, Quezon Hall, UP Diliman. Photo by Jun Madrid, UPSIO.
The University of the Philippines (UP) hosted a three-day workshop/meeting with officials of the Harvard University from March 13 to 15. The activity aimed to effectively start cooperation between UP, the country’s national university, and Harvard, the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.
On March 13, UP President Danilo Concepcion, together with members of UP’s organizing committee, met with the Harvard delegation headed by Dr. Margot Gill, Administrative Dean for International Affairs, Faculty …

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UP Alumni Engineers Vow to Give Back More to UP

UP President Danilo L. Concepcion congratulating members of the new UPAE officers. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
Newly-elected UP Alumni Engineers (UPAE) President Engr. Adrian S. Arias pledged to step up its efforts give back to both UP and the College of Engineering, amidst notable changes in the University’s academic landscape this year. Arias spoke during the induction ceremony of the UPAE’s new set of officers on March 6, 2017 in Quezon Hall.
Arias, who takes over from the outgoing UPAE president, Levy V. Espiritu, invited his fellow alumni engineers to invest in the College, its people, and the various projects of …

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Inauguration, groundbreaking of road network on UPD Campus

Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
On February 25, UP President Danilo Concepcion, former UP President Alfredo Pascual, and DPWH Secretary Mark Villar led the groundbreaking ceremony on Jacinto Street as well as the inauguration of Ylanan Street as part of the construction, rehabilitation and improvement of various road networks in UP Diliman Campus.
The infrastructure project is a partnership undertaking implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the University of the Philippines (UP) with its tie-up contractors, namely, F.P. De Guzman Construction Inc., Harley Construction, Inc. and Newbig Four J Construction Inc. Also present at the ceremonies were …

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Kabuluhan ng ‘k’wentong bayan’ sa iba’t ibang disiplina tinalakay sa “Sampaksaan”

Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
Nagtipon ang mga dalubhasa, guro, iskolar, at mga estudyante sa Panitikang Pilipino mula sa Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Benguet at iba’t ibang rehiyon sa bansa sa kumperensiyang pinamagatang “Sampaksaan sa K’wentong Bayan.”
Ang kumperensiya ay ginanap noong Pebrero 23 sa UP National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED) Auditorium bilang bahagi ng pagdiriwang ng UP Diliman Month 2017.
“Nilalayon ng ‘Sampaksaan’ na mailahad ang kasaysayan at kabuluhan ng mga k’wentong bayan at kaugnayan ng mga ito sa pagbuo ng pambansang kamalayan. Dagdag pa rito, layunin din nito ang (1) maging lunan ng talastasan para sa mga …

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“Balangay: Ang Seremonya ng Pagwawakas”, programang handog sa pagtatapos ng UP Diliman Month 2017

Video by Jun Madrid, UPSIO.
Ang isang buwang pagdiriwang ng UP Diliman Month 2017 o Buwan ng UP Diliman ay ginabayan ng temang “Salaysayan: K’wentong Bayan, Kaalamang Bayan.”
Sa pagbubukas nito, nagkaroon ng mga kulturang pagtatanghal na nagpamalas ng mga k’wentong hinggil sa paglikha ng mundo. Kasabay nito ang pagpapasinaya ng “Sansinukob,” isang interactive-installation na eksibit tampok ang pitong (7) katangi-tanging obra ng mga bantog na manlilikha ng kasalukuyang panahon na sumisimbulo sa mga dakilang tapat lng sansinukob mula sa pananaw ng mga etnolingguwistikong grupo sa Pilipinas.
Kasama sa serye ng mga aktibidad ay ang muling pagpapakinig sa musika ni Pambansang Alagad ng …

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CHED-PCARI’s HeLe Project collaborators from UC Davis visit UP

Pediatric medicine and telehealth experts from UC Davis, who are UP’s research collaborators for the CHED-PCARI HeLe project, pay a courtesy call to UP officials. Sitting, from left to right: UP Vice-President for Public Affairs Jose Y. Dalisay; UC Davis Center for Health and Technology Pediatric Telemedicine director and HeLe project co-investigator Dr. James P. Marcin; UP Executive Vice-President Teodoro Herbosa; UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan. Standing, from left to right: Philippine Biomedical Device Innovation Consortium (PBDIC) health analyst Dr. Lorraine Hermosura-Faeldon; UP PGH ENT and otorhinolaryngologist Dr. Patrick John P. Labra; UC Davis Health System Center for Health and …

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UP & YMCA-LB affirm ‘good neighbors’ status

UP and YMCA-LB look forward to another 20 years of good neighbors partnership with the signing of the MOA. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
UP and the Young Men’s Christian Association of the Philippines-Los Baños (YMCA-LB) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) which would secure their good neighbors relationship of 93 years for another 20 years, on January 30, 2017 at the office of outgoing UP president, Alfredo Pascual.
The parties agreed to continue their symbiotic relationship in the use of YMCA-LB properties on campus, in accordance with the objectives and mandates they share. Both agreed to look after the welfare of …

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Pharma development lab set up at UPLB S&T Park

UP President Alfredo Pascual and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion, both chemists, cut the ribbon to inaugurate the Pascual Pharma Corp. (PPC) R&D Laboratory at UP Los Baños with PPC Co-Chair Jay Lardizabal, Director Gani Padolina, and President Virgilio Gomez. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UPSIO.
The Pascual Pharma Corp. (PPC) Research and Development Laboratory became a pioneer of the UP Los Baños Science and Technology Park with its inauguration on January 27, 2017, according to UP and PPC officials.
The laboratory aims at nurturing industry-academe-government partnership for solutions to metabolic syndrome, cancer, and tropical diseases. The laboratory offers an “open …

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