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UP literary award named after Abad

Asked to give a few words to close the program, University Professor Emeritus Gemino Abad thanks the anonymous donor of the awards named after him, UP, his parents, and his wife. Photo by Bong Arboleda.
In honor of the University Professor Emeritus for his lifetime work in the humanities, UP established the Gémino Abad Awards for Poetry and Literary Criticism which had its first awarding ceremony on November 11, 2016, at the Executive House in UP Diliman.
Thomas David Chaves, UP Diliman Department of English and Comparative Literature (UPD-DECL) assistant professor and PhD student of Creative Writing, won in the poetry category …

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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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Pacific universities highlight women academe leadership in UP Cebu meet

Association of Pacific Rim Universities hold 2016 APRU Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership Workshop
UP officials, workshop participants from the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and guests pose for the group photo. Photo from UP Cebu Public Information Office.
To discuss the progress of gender mainstreaming as strategy for promoting gender equality and challenges of women leadership in the academe, senior university leaders, researchers and administrators from four Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) member universities convened at the 2016 APRU Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Workshop, Wednesday.
Launched in June 2013, APWiL serves as a platform for sharing practices in advancing women’s participation …

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Comm Res holds first int’l conference

Pres. Pascual discusses three ideas related to the conference theme: internationalization, ASEAN integration, and communication. Photo by Misael Bacani
The Department of Communication Research (Comm Res) of the College of Mass Communication (CMC) held its first international conference from September 22 to 23 at the UP Diliman (UPD) campus.
Titled “Voices and Noises: Communication and Integration within and across ASEAN Communities,” the event was an offshoot of the department’s National Communication Research Conference (NCRC) which began in 2012. The NCRC, on the other hand, was an expansion of its Metro Manila-wide Communication Research Student Conference which began in 2007.
During the CRIC opening …

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UP hosts Pacific Rim universities in higher education meeting

Representatives from the attending Pacific Rim Universities pose for a group photo. Photo from UP Cebu Information Office.
Education leaders from 45 premier research universities gathered in Lapu-lapu City, Cebu to discuss strategies toward academic linkages in the Asia-Pacific at the 14th Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Senior Staff Meeting (SSM) on September 7, 2016.
This year’s meeting, which focused on the theme of “The Internationalisation of Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific,” was hosted by the University of the Philippines (UP), through the Office of International Linkages (UP OIL), a unit under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs …

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UP hosts 1st Global Labour University Asia Alumni Workshop

Photo by Bong Arboleda (UPSIO).
The University of the Philippines hosted the first Global Labour University Asia Alumni Workshop where international and local labor scholars, trade union leaders and experts gathered at the week-long workshop, which opened on Aug. 8 at the Bonifacio Hall, UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations (UP SOLAIR), Diliman, Quezon City.
The workshop had as its theme, “Confronting Precarious Work in Asia: The Role of Labour Market Institutions and Trade Unions.”
In the workshop rationale, the following was stated, “The current processes of neoliberal economic growth in the Asian region, predicated by free trade and investment agreements and …

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Message of the President at the 79th Commencement Exercises of UP Cebu

28 June 2016,
UP Cebu Campus,
Lahug, Cebu City
Let me greet our dedicated UP officials, faculty, REPS, and admin staff; our loyal alumni; our students (the best and brightest in the country); the proud and happy parents of the graduates; and distinguished guests.
I now turn to our graduates—the UP Cebu class of 2016. Congratulations to you all. This is your special day—the recognition of your efforts and the success you have achieved.
I am honored to be your commencement speaker today. You have spent the past few years in UP Cebu, but the story of this campus started in 1918, way …

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Message of the President at the UP Baguio Pagtatapos 2016

23 June 2016,
Baguio Convention Center,
Baguio City
We make a living by what we take, but we make a life by what we give.
This quote is often mistakenly attributed to Sir Winston Churchill, but regardless of who originally said it, the message is clear: Life is more than what we take or what we have.
Before anything else, I want to congratulate the parents and guardians of our graduates. You parents and guardians were selfless in giving to your children the support that enabled them to get this far. I am sure their graduation today makes you happy and proud.
I also …

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‘The Journey of Mankind’ comes to UP Diliman

Visitors view the exhibit at the lobby of UP Diliman’s Albert Hall. Photo by Jun Madrid (UPSIO)
An iconic collection of prehistoric human remains and stone tools that forever changed theories of human evolution and migration arrived in the University of the Philippines as the travelling exhibit, The Journey of Mankind: The First Humans Out of Africa, formally opened the Diliman leg of its tour on August 8, 2016 at the Albert Hall.
The exhibit features casts of 3 homo erectus skulls found in Dmanisi, Georgia which estimates date back to around 1.8 million years ago, revising the perception that humans left …

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UP CIS to stage Noh play on Bonifacio’s life

Discover The “B” in BGC
Meet the “B” of BGC – Bonifacio, the Father of the Philippine Revolution, as he takes center stage in UP Diliman’s Center for International Studies’ (UPCIS) intercultural collaborative work Cedula sa BGC: Isang Kontemporanyong Noh on August 26, 7 p.m., and August 27, 3 and 7 p.m. at the University Theater Stage of the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
This shinsaku (newly-created) Noh play, based on former political prisoner Ericson Acosta’s work, Monumento, features the UPCIS Noh Theatre Ensemble as they bring to life Andres Bonifacio in a play within a Noh play set in …

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