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UP hosts 1st Asian Journalism Research Conference

Keynote speakers with International faculty. 1st row: Profs. Juliana Wahab (USM), Lay Kim Wang (USM), TerryCongjuico (UP), Azwan Azmawati (USM), Cherian George (HKBU), UPChancellor Michael Tan, Up Journ Chair Rachel Khan, Prof. Yvonne Chua(UP), PUP Profs. Maria Garcia, Hemmady Mora and one other.
Some 300 students and faculty from various universities in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong attended the first Asian Journalism Research Conference last April 24-25, 2017 at the University of the Philippines (UP), the only academic conference for undergraduate students in the region. The conference was organized by the UP Journalism Department in partnership with the University …

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Call for Nominations to the 2nd Gawad Pangulo: Award for Excellence in Public Service

The University of the Philippines, through the Office of the UP Vice President for Public Affairs, has made the call for nominations to the second Gawad Pangulo: Award for Excellence in Public Service.
Nominations should belong to the five clusters: Arts and Letters and Communications; Science and Technology; Social Sciences, Management, and Law; Health and Allied Sciences; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery, and Natural Resources Management. Awardees will receive prize money worth PhP 100,000.00.
Consistent with the message of President Danilo L. Concepcion during the turnover ceremony, the Award seeks to recognize outstanding public service initiatives of various units of the UP System …

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UP EEEI Hosts 1st Technology Fair

The UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP EEEI) and Nokia Manila Technology Center, in cooperation with Analog Devices, Inc., Artesyn Embedded Technologies, First Philec, Inc., PHINMA Energy, and Samsung R&D Philippines, will be hosting the 1st EEE Technology Fair, on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 8:00AM-5:00 PM, at the University of the Philippines Bonifacio Global City.
With “Enhanced Industry-Academe Collaboration to Support a Culture of Innovation” as theme, the fair aims to engage state universities and colleges, government agencies, and industry partners in advancing the Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering fields in the Philippines by setting the platform for collaboration.
UP EEEI …

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Memorandum No. TJH 2017-07: Half-day work on Wednesday, 12 April 2017

In consideration of the Lenten season, the University will observe a half-day work schedule on 12 April 2017 (Wednesday).
Units doing vital public services such as health service (PGH and other health care units), security (UPDP), communications (PABX), and garbage collection, shall observe the regular whole-day work schedule. University officials and staff in these units, however, are urged to schedule their tasks with flexibility and understanding.
Please be guided accordingly.
TEODORO J. HERBOSA (Sgd)
Executive Vice President

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SIO is now MPRO

At the 1326th UP Board of Regents (BOR) Meeting on 5 April 2017, the UP System Information Office (UP SIO) was renamed UP Media and Public Relations Office (UP MPRO).
The renaming accurately reflects UP MPRO’s functions and to reduce any possible confusion in the information functions of the Office of the Vice President for Development (OVPD) and the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs (OVPPA).
The BOR acknowledges that public appreciation of the word “information” has changed from “news” to “data”, which is more relevant to information technology and management information systems.
The OVPD oversees the Information Technology Development Center …

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UP profs win top spots in UK engineering pitch contest

Assistant Professor DJ Darwin Bandoy of the UP Los Baños College of Veterinary Medicine receiving his award. Photo provided by Prof. Bandoy.
Two professors from the University of the Philippines won the top two spots in the Final Pitch Session of the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship with the UK Royal Academy of Engineering held in March in London.
The panel of judges awarded first place to Assistant Professor DJ Darwin Bandoy of the UP Los Baños College of Veterinary Medicine, for his research on quorum sensing inhibitors for veterinary application.  Second place went to Dr. Chelo Pascua, associate professor of Geology in …

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UP Mindanao swimmers triumph in Araw ng Dabaw

(From left): Coach Albert Ramos, swimmers Paula Yap, Tobias Suico, Bhazel Acac, Angelica Jem Verga, Joemer Aliman, and Juan Antonio Mendoza . Photo from Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao.
UP Mindanao’s Swimming Team won 14 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 5 bronze medals during the 80th Araw ng Dabaw Inter-School Swimming Competition at Ateneo de Davao University Matina Sports Complex on 1-2 April 2017.
Agribusiness Economics sophomore Juan Antonio A. Mendoza was declared “Most Outstanding Swimmer”.
Most Outstanding Swimmer Juan Antonio Mendoza. Photo from Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao.
Aside from Mendoza, the Maroon contingent was composed of Bhazel Acac (BS Food Technology), Angelica Jem …

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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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Geography in the Field: A Course-Based Extension Program

Participatory 3D Mapping project of Geog 192 students led by Mr. Emmanuel Garcia with the local participants of Paracale, Camarines Norte in partnership with UNICEF.
Geography focuses on the study of the earth as the home of humans. A holistic discipline, it examines human-environment interactions, spatial processes, and the development of places and localities. It studies the physical and human processes of the earth and investigates how these produce different landscapes. It uses geographic techniques such as spatial analysis, cartography, geographic information science (GIScience), remote sensing, and statistical methods to explore and comprehend the complexities of natural and cultural systems and …

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The UP Manila Community Health and Development Program (UP CHDP)

A workshop group during a Barangay Assembly in San Juan in 2006. This was one of several groups that were discussing “My Vision Of A Healthy Community.” Photo courtesy of Dr. Anthony G.H. Cordero.
The UP CHDP is the UP Manila unit mandated by the University to enter into partnerships with Philippine municipalities to set up and maintain community-based health programs (CBHPs) that will benefit both parties. It provides the site for UP faculty, staff and students’ curricular (academic) immersion and service activities.
In 2007, the UP CHDP was revived by then UP Manila Chancellor Ramon L. Arcadio. The UP CHDP Conceptual …

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