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A category for news articles on events and members of the UP community by writers of the UP News.

Pascual, UP scientists, share latest R&D projects with top journos

Pres. Pascual shows some slides of UP Biotech Products during the Media Brunch
How can science and technology promote food security, create science laboratories in all schools nationwide, and launch our own space program in 2016? This was the main conversation between UP’s leading scientists and President Alfredo Pascual with the country’s leading science journalists as they recently exchanged notes on UP’s latest research and development (R&D) projects, and the broader importance of science and technology (S&T) innovations to the country’s progress.
Using the now-trademark ‘brunch’ setting in communicating with the university’s media partners, Pascual delivered a presentation entitled ‘S&T as a …

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NYU dean talks about his genomics

New York University Dean of Science Michael Purugganan explains the results of testing the hypotheses on the origins of modern-day rice varieties using genomics, during his lecture on February 1, 2015 at the Institute of Biology Auditorium, National Science Complex, UP Diliman.
UP alumnus and New York University Dean of Science Michael Purugganan graced the founding anniversary celebrations of the Institute of Biology with a lecture about his research interest, genomics and the evolution of plant biodiversity, on February 1, 2015 at the institute’s auditorium in the National Science Complex, UP Diliman.
Notable in his research is a focus on Philippine species, …

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Alumni in America set up scholarship grant

(From left) UP Alumni Association in America (UPAAA) President Romulo Aquino, University of Michigan Professor Emeritus Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen of UPAA-Michigan, UP President Alfredo Pascual, UPAAA Vice President Erlinda Rojas Santos, and UP Foundation Director Gerardo Agulto Jr. sign copies of a deed of donation establishing a UPAAA Inc. scholarship grant, during ceremonies on January 27, 2014 at the office of the UP president.
The UP Alumni Association in America, Inc. (UPAAA) and the UP Alumni Association-Nevada (UPAAN) turned over to the university US$ 13,400 on January 27, 2015 to establish a student scholarship grant at the College of Arts and Sciences …

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Israel ambassador pushes for exploration of historical ties

Israeli Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau and UP President Alfredo Pascual talk about Israel’s global initiatives from which the University can draw support, during the former’s visit at Quezon Hall, UP, Diliman, Quezon City on January 21, 2015. Joining the talks are (from left to right) Israeli Embassy Cultural Affairs head Jeffrey Yap, Deputy Chief of Mission Adam Levene, Prof. Ma. Bernadette Abrera and Prof. Ricardo Jose from the UP Diliman Department of History, and Prof. Roehl Jamon, director of the UP Film Institute.
Israel Ambassador to the Philippines Effie Ben Matityau, accompanied by Deputy Chief of Mission Adam Levene and Embassy …

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First in History: UP Joins the 10th QS APPLE Conference and Exhibition

UP delegation: (from left) UP Open University Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Melinda F. Lumanta, Special Assistant to the UP President Dr. Lourdes M. Portus, Assistant Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Director of Office of International Linkages Dr. Rhodora V. Azanza and Ms. Alvie Simonette Q. Alip.
It was the first time that the University of the Philippines had an exhibition booth and presented three papers at the recently concluded 10th Quacquarelli Symonds – Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education (QS-APPLE) Conference and Exhibition at the Taipei International Convention Centre, Taipei City, Taiwan on November 11-13.
The 10th QS-APPLE convened senior and …

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Three-CU masters program on marine ecosystems management launched

(Left to right) UP Visayas Chancellor Rommel Espinosa, UP Los Baños Chancellor Fernando Sanchez, and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan; UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion and UP President Alfredo Pascual; USAID Deputy Mission Director Reed Aeschliman; USAID Environment, Energy, and Climate Change (EECC) Director Jeremy Gustafson; EECC Development Specialist Rebecca Guieb and EECC Development Specialist Randy Vinluan shake hands, affirming their institutions’ partnership for delivering Professional Masters in Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management program during the program launch on 9 January 2015 at the Microtel, UP-Ayala Technohub, Quezon City.
UP Marine Science Institute (MSI) Director Antonette Meñez welcomes supporters, …

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New Public Policy Journal issue off the press

From right: UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) Director Edna Co presents a copy of the new issue of the Public Policy Journal to UP President Alfredo Pascual in the presence of CIDS Publications Officer Jeff Asuncion and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Padilla-Concepcion.
The Public Policy Journal (PPJ), an academic journal published by the University of the Philippines through the UP System’s Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS), has a new issue out, after eight years.
The 2007-2013 issue of the journal features papers by: Gerardo Sicat on reform of Philippine labor policies; National Scientist Raul Fabella …

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New Faculty Regent Takes Oath

Taking oath before University of the Philippines President Alfredo E. Pascual as the UP System’s new Faculty Regent is Associate Professor Philip Ian Prieto Padilla, MD, PhD of University of the Philippines Visayas. The oath taking was held on 6 January 2015 at Quezon Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Professor Padilla, who received his doctorate degree in Medical Science at the Nagasaki University, specializing in Cell and Molecular Biology as well as Tropical Medicine and Public Health, will serve a two-year term succeeding Regent Professor Lourdes E. Abadingo.
As the new representative of the faculty in the Board of Regents, Padilla’s program …

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Johns Hopkins nursing students take transition course at UP Manila

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing students (left to right) Chelsea Nahill, Hillary Cranston, and Hailey Nygard make a courtesy call to UP President Alfredo Pascual November 18, 2014 at Quezon Hall, UP, Diliman, Quezon City. The three are taking their transition course at the UP College of Nursing, performing clinical duties at UP Manila-Philippine General Hospital, the first batch of a student exchange program between the two schools of nursing. The three appreciate the Philippine experience which has been giving them valuable lessons for dealing with different kinds of patients.

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing students Chelsea Nahill, Hailey Nygard (second …

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UP Women’s Taekwondo Team wins Championship in UAAP Season 77

Members of the UP Women’s Taekwondo Team at the awarding ceremony.
With season MVP Charizza Camille Alombro leading the way, the University of the Philippines Women’s Taekwondo Team defeated De La Salle University, 5-2, winning the championship in their category.
The Lady Maroons, who last won the championship in 2002 behind Sugar Catalan, finished the season with a 5-1 slate, with the lone setback came from the hands of the former champion University of the Santo Tomas Tigresses, whose roster are filled with national team mainstays.
“Matagal na naming hinihintay na mag-champion ang women’s team. Nagtiwala kami na kahit anong nangyari, kaya naming …

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