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UP creates NOAH Center

The University of the Philippines UP, by virtue of the  approval of the Board of Regents on Feb. 23 and an Executive Order from UP Pres. Danilo L. Concepcion, established the NOAH Center (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards – NOAH Center for climate actions and disaster risk reduction management) in UP on March 21.
The NOAH Center takes off from Project NOAH which began as a research program under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in 2012. In the past five years, the project harnessed technologies and management services for disaster risk reduction activities. These were  offered by DOST through …

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The DNA Analysis Kit: Helping Sex Crime Victims Find Justice

Prototype version of the Sexual Assault Investigation Kit (SAIK).
Rape is one of the most prevalent forms of violence against women (VAW) in the country, ranking third among reported offenses at 13.1 percent from 1999 to 2009. But the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and other concerned organizations are aware that the reality is far more troubling than the figures indicate. The social and cultural stigmatization associated with rape has silenced many victims about their ordeals. Those who do report rape incidents to authorities face another set of difficulties—from an over-reliance on victim testimony to the psycho-sociological and economic costs of …

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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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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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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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Memorandum No. PAEP 16-67: Invitation to become Research & Extension Fellows of the new UP Resilience Institute

I. Background/Purpose
The Board of Regents at its 1319th Meeting on 28 July 2016 approved the establishment of the new UP Resilience Institute (RI) or Resilience Institute of the University of the Philippines for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, which shall have the following functions and programs concerning multi-hazard, multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral, comprehensive DRRM.
1) Research and Creative Work: undertake policy research, action research, and interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research or creative work;
2) Knowledge Sharing: disseminate research findings, creative works and innovations;
3) Education: establish non-degree educational programs and support degree programs within the UP System;
4) Institution Building: improve the capability of the UP System …

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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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The 4th President’s Toast

The University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) will host the Fourth President’s Toast on 28 October 2016, Friday, 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon at the Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.
The Fourth President’s Toast is a salutation to significant projects and achievements initiated by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA), namely the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) and the Balik-PhD programs.
For queries, please contact CIDS through the following e-mail addresses: cids@up.edu.ph, Ms. Lea Diño at lfdino@up.edu.ph, and Ms. Jori Pamintuan at mbpamintuan@up.edu.ph.
Learn more about EIDR and the Balik-PhD …

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Academic and Research Initiatives in the University

Students preparing their materials for a session of the Versatile Instrument System for Science Education and Research (VISSER) Summer Workshop. UPSIO file photo.
The following are initiatives and programs of the university undertaken by the Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs:
International Publication Award
The purpose of the award is to encourage faculty, REPS and students to contribute to the body of knowledge in their respective fields/discipline by publishing in internationally respected journals that are peer-reviewed and adhere to high standards of scholarship.
Distinguished Artists, Scientists, and Academics-in-Residence Program 
Through the program, our students and young faculty will have the advantage of learning from and …

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UPV inaugurates facilities, unveils plans

From left to right: Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion, Vice President for Planning and Finance Joselito Florendo, UP President Alfredo Pascual, Faculty Regent Philip Ian Padilla, UPV Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Encarnacion Yap, and UPV Office of Student Affairs Director Ruben Gamala. Photo by Misael Bacani
August 22 proved to be a busier-than-usual day for UP Visayas (UPV). Laboratories, a building, a dorm, and an office were inaugurated in the Iloilo City and Miagao campuses; and plans for three structures were unveiled as well. UP President Alfredo Pascual attended all the events.
The day began in the Iloilo City …

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