Ugnayan ng Pahinungod opens national volunteerism celebrations

A webinar by the UP System Ugnayan ng Pahinungod shows how a higher educational institution institutionalizes volunteerism.

UP to confer honorary degree on former Justice Antonio Carpio

The University of the Philippines will hold a ceremony to confer a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, degree upon retired Justice of the Supreme Court Hon. Antonio T. Carpio on 10 December 2020, Thursday, at 4:00 p.m. The ceremony will be held at Malcolm Hall, College of Law, UP Diliman, with a limited number of seats for invited guests in compliance with IATF policies. It will be livestreamed on TVUP’s YouTube channel youtube.com/c/TVUPph, and will be followed by a special video presentation.

The inauguration of the new Philippine Genome Center Visayas, which will pursue research for fisheries and aquatics, agriculture and medicine, is “UP Visayas at its best”, according to UPV Chancellor Camposano.

Recognizing the extreme challenges of remote learning in the middle of a pandemic, made worse by the recent typhoons, UP has announced additional flexible academic measures for the remainder of the first semester of AY 2020-2021. This includes the extension of the deadline for the submission of grades and a policy of no failing grades to be given to students this semester.

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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University Councils across the UP System unanimously decided not to hold the UPCAT for the admission of First Year students in AY 2021-2022. Instead, the UP Office of Admissions is currently modifying the freshmen admissions system for the next intake year.

Today, we mourn the passing of Dr. Nora Cruz Quebral, one of the greatest pioneers the University of the Philippines has produced. At the same time, we honor and celebrate the life she lived and the immense legacy she leaves behind.