Sixty-one years after it was inaugurated, Wenceslao Q. Vinzons Hall—UP Diliman’s student center—is set to undergo the first phase of its renovation. The P100-million project was launched on February 11 and is expected to be completed in 2020.
The Philippines Learning Commons provides lifelong learners in Kaohsiung, Taiwan a technology-equipped educational facility and the space to converge and converse, where they can learn from quality resource materials and from each other.
Dr. Elena E. Pernia, dean of the UP Diliman College of Mass Communication, has taken her oath as VP for Public Affairs. Her appointment has been in effect since January 16, the day after her predecessor Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr. retired from service.
Three years after it was ravaged by fire, the Faculty Center (FC) is set to be reborn as a new and improved facility. It will be a cluster of structures that includes a nine-level faculty building, a six-level parking building, a single story hall, and an amphitheater.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on January 25 to kick off the construction project.
“Keep the liberal spirit alive, maintain harmony between all branches of our University administration, and take care of the UP Institute of Creative Writing (ICW).”
“It’s not really music. Not in the strictest sense,” says National Artist for Music, composer, ethnomusicologist, and UP University Professor Emeritus Ramon Pagayon Santos. He’s referring to his area of research—non-Western indigenous expressive traditions included in the genre called “ethnic music.”
There’s nothing more culturally devastating than having traditions slowly fade from practice into the vestiges of memory. Music, especially those deeply rooted in specific events and experiences, belongs to those traditions. This is why the UP Center for Ethnomusicology is such a high-value resource.
Emely Amoloza lost her daughter to cancer seven years ago. But it was gratitude, not grief, that pushed the then administrative officer at the UP Open University (UPOU) to launch a public service initiative that has become an anticipated annual event: the UPOU Blood Donation Drive.
We’re not just colleagues. We treat each other like family.” This is how Dr. Jean Saludadez, UP Open University (UPOU) Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, describes how UPOU employees relate to each other.
No, she’s not a snake charmer. Nor is she some kind of snake whisperer. She is herpetologist Dr. Leticia “Letty” Afuang of UP Los Baños (UPLB). And while she specializes in all things reptilian and amphibian, she has become quite known as the “snake lady.”