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UP faculty members find new home in Acacia Residence Hall

UP President Alfredo E. Pascual (second from right) leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the new faculty rooms at the Acacia Dorm. With him are UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan (second from left) and UP College of Law Dean and incoming UP President Danilo L. Concepcion (rightmost). Photo by Jun Madrid.
Seven months after the fire that hit the University of the Philippines Faculty Center, the UP Acacia Residence Hall is now the new home to some 250 faculty members and staff who were displaced by the blaze.
On November 7, the inauguration of the new faculty rooms was attended by UP …

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UP System-supported research projects give year-end reports

Posters of research projects are manned by researchers to answer queries from participants of the 2016 OVPAA Research Symposium. Photo by Jun Madrid.
A total of 23 research projects were presented to the public at the 2016 Research Symposium of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) held on November 28, 2016 at the National Institute of Physics, National Science Complex, UP Diliman.
The symposium allowed the researchers to publicize their OVPAA-supported projects and discuss research concerns with administrators, senior scientists, and other researchers of the University. Project heads and proponents gave the status, accomplishments, and future plans of …

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UP researchers among ‘Philippines Promising Star’ awardees

The UP Oblation at the University of the Philippines Visayas-Tacloban College. UPSIO file photo.
Nine researchers from the University of the Philippines were among twelve who were recognized in The Philippines Promising Star Awards 2016. The awardees were chosen for their research works in broad fields of studies which cover social science, computer science, clinical medicine, plant and animal science, neuroscience and behavior, economics and business, molecular biology and genetics, materials science, and environment and ecology.
Among those from UP who were recognized for their world-class research are: Professor Clarissa David and Associate Professor Armand Salvador Mijares (Social Science), Associate Professor Joseph …

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Memorandum PAEP 16-12: Call for Applications to the UP Professorial Chair Awards and One UP Faculty Grant Awards

I am pleased to formally announce the 2016-2018 One U.P. Professorial Chair [PC) Awards and One U.P. Faculty Grant (FG) Awards. The application period shall run from 5 April 2016 (Tuesday) to 17 May 2016 (Tuesday). Applications shall be submitted online as explained below. There are approximately 800 PCs and FGs available under the 2016-2018 One U.P. Awards and awarding is on a competitive basis. The attachment provides the award guidelines, minimum scores required for award eligibility, criteria and scoring rules, and application form items.
The 2016-2018 One U.P. PC and FG Awards, approved by the U.P. Board of Regents at …

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UP faculty urged to register with Google Scholar

In a memorandum issued recently, Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela P. Concepcion encouraged faculty members to register and create their Google Scholar profile “so that the current list of UP scientists with citations could be updated and corrected in future editions of the Cybermetrics Lab ranking.”
Last month, Cybermetrics Lab has announced the list of top 250 scientists in Philippine institutions. One hundred sixteen (116) of those who landed on the list are affiliated with UP, with UP Manila-based scientists occupying the top spots.
Prepared by Spain’s largest research body Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, the list was based on the public profiles of scientists as they appeared on …

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Former University of the Philippines Regent Oscar M. Alfonso, 88

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing away of Dr. Oscar Manas Alfonso yesterday, 8 January 2015, at the age of 88.
His remains will be at the Resurrection Chapel, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Mahinhin Street, UP Village, Quezon City.
Dr. Alfonso has served the University as Professor of History, Executive Vice President, Secretary of the University & of the Board of Regents and Regent.

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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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Dangal at Husay Mula sa Kawani, Para sa Kawani Tungong Internasyonalisasyon

Tungkulin ng Campus Maintenance Office (CMO) ang pangalagaan ang mga gusali at pisikal na kapaligiran ng UP Diliman. Isang sangay nito ang Grounds Service and Arboretum Division (GSAD). Bahagi ng komprehensibong gawain nito ang pangangalaga ng park at garden, nursery at arboretum at beautification at landscaping.
Ang mga serbisyong ito ay mahigit dalawang dekada nang trabaho ni Mang Rogelio. Siya ay regular na manggagawa na may salary grade 4 (sagad). Sa kakapusan ng sahod, kabi-kabila ang kanyang loan na malaking bahagi ng mga kaltas sa kaniyang sahod. Kung kaya may take-home pay na lamang siya na Php400-600 kada linggo.
Ilang taon na …

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Scaling up the UP budget to face up to AEC competition

Figure 1. R&D Expenditure and GDP per capita (as posted on Philstar.com)
The role of higher education in economic development
Research in development and education economics reveals that technological innovation and economic growth are interactive and mutually reinforcing. That is to say, economic growth can be effectively sustained by spending for technological innovation that results in new processes, products and markets, and technological innovation in turn can come about from research and development (R&D) made possible by economic growth.
Substantial investments in higher education including science, technology and research are in fact what underlie the sustained rapid growth and poverty reduction achieved by …

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UP Diliman faculty favor academic calendar shift, referendum shows

The University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman is moving closer to a decision on the academic calendar shift to August, with majority of its faculty members voting to follow an earlier move by other UP campuses to start internationalization this year.
In a document obtained by ABS-CBNnew.com, members of the University Council of the Diliman campus “overwhelmingly” voted to shift the calendar to August-July from the current June-May.
The University Council is composed of professors, associate professors, and assistant professors.
The results show that 70% of those who participated in a referendum between February 24 and 26 voted for the academic shift, …

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