Flexibility and compassion. These were the key takeaways in the first episode of UPOU’s podcast series, “Edu-Hack,” on April 28. It aimed to answer the question, “How are Philippine Universities Responding to Disruptions in Education Brought About by COVID-19 Pandemic?”
UP Visayas has decided to increase prioritization of sectors affected by its work and class suspensions in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A UP Visayas team has proposed a post-enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) plan to the Iloilo City government to prepare for the eventual lifting of the said measure. As of April 24, the LGU was studying the possibility of prolonging the ECQ, following the decision of the provincial government to extend the ECQ until May 15.
The new normal? Faced with the possibility of distance education complementing the usual classroom setup and of continued work-from-home arrangements because of COVID-19, UP Open University has created the online space where people can access curated materials on remote teaching, learning, and working.
Free and open to the public! Enrollment for the UPOU massive open online course on interlocal cooperation began on April 12 and is still ongoing. The first of four course modules will begin on May 18.
The UP Philippine Genome Center-Visayas Satellite Facility (PGC-VSF) has lent its reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) machine to the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) to strengthen the hospital’s capability in testing patients for COVID-19.
155-200 is the number to call. And it’s open 24/7.
The UP community in each constituent university banded together to give donations and other forms of assistance for UP students who have been stranded in campus and off-campus housing by the enhanced community quarantine.
Twenty-three inventions were awarded incentives by the University in the 5th Invention Disclosure Incentive Awarding Ceremony. Of the 23, six were invention disclosures while the remaining 17 were technology transfers.
This is what the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) is trying to find out. One of its key research initiatives is piecing together Filipino genomic identity and history.