The first two batches of Filipino satellite builders met virtually with the pioneering 2019 class of Space Science and Technology Proliferation through University Partnerships (STeP-UP) scholars welcoming their successors in a kick-off ceremony over Zoom.

After a succession of typhoons battered the country, the UP administration has declared the week of 16-21 November 2020 a period of recovery for the UP community to allow affected faculty, students and staff to get back on their feet and the rest of the UP community to continue with its disaster relief-related activities. Synchronous and asynchronous classes, as well as the submission of all course requirements, are suspended during this period.

COVID-19 raising the stakes for stroke patients, in upcoming UP Stop COVID Deaths webinar

COVID-19’s now recognized complications include neurological damage from blood clots and inflammation, which further endanger patients with cerebrovascular disease or stroke. The UP Stop COVID Deaths webinar no. 28 will focus on one such case of “Stroke and COVID-19”. Join the discussion on Friday, October 30, 12:00 noon.

Photo of the indoor working and study space in The Hatch Hub.Image from Mr. Jules Guiang.

In this time of pandemic and “the new normal”, when education is compelled to shift to remote and online learning, several iskolar ng bayan need help and support to complete their studies at UP. Here is how one UP alumnus has found a way to be a kaagapay to UP students by sharing what he has: a cool, affordable learning space.

Amidst COVID-19 troubles on the ground, the nation continues to find hope in space in an event dubbed “Our Place in Space: What’s Next for the Philippines Space Sector”, organized by the UP-led STAMINA4Space Program.

A summary of the work done by LWPH volunteers with sources mostly coming from the Department of Health and the World Health Organization. Photo courtesy of LWPH.

During a pandemic, accurate public health information on COVID-19 is a necessity. But with most of the information on the viral disease and the government’s response published only in Filipino and English, how do we make sure that people in the different regions and those belonging to different ethnolinguistic groups can access this information? Enter the UP Department of Linguistics and the Language Warriors PH project.