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UP SURP inaugurates new building, launches new books

UP SURP logo.
The University of the Philippines School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP) welcomed UP officials, representatives from the office of the Ambassador of Germany to the Philippines and UNESCO Philippines to its new building’s soft inauguration and the launching of new books on February 6.
The unveiling of the International Center for Urban and Regional Planning (ICURP) was attended by UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, incoming UP President Danilo M. Concepcion, Vice President for Planning Elvira A. Zamora, UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan, Office of the Campus Architect Director Enrico B. Tabafunda, other UP officials, as well …

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UP College of Music pays tribute to UP President Alfredo Pascual

Photo by Jun Madrid.
The UP College of Music and the UP College of Music Alumni Association Incorporated (UPCMAAI) presented a thanksgiving concert on February 1 at the Executive House in Diliman to honor UP President Alfredo E. Pascual.
Present at the event were UP faculty, students, and administrative staff of the UP College of Music, UP System officials, as well as National Artists Ramon Santos and Bienvenido Lumbera.
“This concert manifests our greatest gratitude to UP President Alfredo Pascual for his unwavering support to the College since the beginning of his term. The infrastructure development that has been awarded the College is …

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UP, Upsilon Sigma Phi sign agreement to construct UP Promenade

On February 6, the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Upsilon Sigma Phi Alumni Assocation, Incorporated (USPAAI) signed a Memorandum of Agreement on the construction of the UP Promenade.
“The construction of the UP Promenade is a legacy project donated by the USPAAI in celebration of the fraternity’s 100th founding anniversary in 2018,” USPAAI President Jesse Andres said.
“The UP Promenade will be constructed in the area fronting Gonzales Hall in the Diliman Campus. It will consist of a 7.5 meter wide (extending to 16 meters, more or less, at certain portions) by 115 meter long pathway with internet and wifi …

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The ‘Panday’ Conspiracy

“Panday” by Toym Imao. Left photo: Shows the base which is both an anvil and a seafaring vessel. It also features a a stylized Philippine flag. Center photo: Shows the Oblation at the helm, and “padayon” spelled in baybayin (pre-colonial Filipino scripts). It also shows a stylized rendition of the brain and the letters “UP”. Right photo: Traditional okir patterns created a sail for the ship. The sculpture, when turned sideways, also shows a heart shape. (UP System Information Office).
It all began last week with my fellow chancellors at UP. With the term of the current president, Alfredo E. Pascual, …

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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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Balik-PhD, EIDR lauded at 4th President’s Toast

UP President Alfredo Pascual recounts how the EIDR and Balik-PhD programs were among the earliest initiatives implemented during his administration. Photo by Misael Bacani
The Balik-PhD Faculty and Research, Extension and Professional Staff Recruitment (Balik-Phd) and the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) programs of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) were celebrated at the 4th President’s Toast, an event that recognizes outstanding UP initiatives, on October 28 at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman (UPD).
In his speech, UP President Alfredo Pascual recalled how these programs were implemented in the early years of his administration. These were part of …

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UPOU chancellor to head int’l org

UPOU Chancellor Melinda Bandalaria. Photo by Misael Bacani
UP Open University (UPOU) Chancellor Melinda Bandalaria is the next president of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU).
Bandalaria was selected at the organization’s 31st executive committee meeting on October 26. This was announced by incumbent AAOU President Yuk-Shan Wong in a press conference held after the meeting. The media event was held before the opening of the 30th AAOU annual conference at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria.
Bandalaria told UP News that the selection process began early this year, with UPOU getting nominations from Wawasan Open University, Malaysia and Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia.
According to …

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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 Manila prof is world’s most prolific editor

Dr. Jose Florencio Lapeña, Jr. of UP Manila is the world’s busiest editor.
This was according to Publons, the UK company behind the inaugural Sentinel of Science awards.
Lapeña received the award for handling the highest number of manuscripts across all the world’s journals. As this year’s top contributing editor, he will get $100 cash and a $200 credit with Wiley.
Publon created the awards to “honour the expert peer reviewers and editors who stand guard over research quality, and lead the charge for better, faster science.”
On 20 September 2016, Dr. Lapeña was recognized by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in San Diego, California with the Star …

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UP figures in Times Higher Education rankings

To view the University of the Philippines profile on the Times Higher Education website, please click through this graphic. Graphic from THE.
Expanding its coverage, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings now includes institutions from 10 more countries for 2016-2017, including one from the Philippines, its national university, the University of the Philippines.
In its communication to UP, THE said UP ranked “in the band of >800 this year out of 980 institutions” from 79 countries. UP got its highest scores in knowledge transfer and lowest in research influence.
THE ranks universities based on five “pillars”: 1) teaching or the learning …

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