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The University of the Philippines Diliman, through the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA), College of Arts and Letters (CAL) and the Asian Center (AC), is hosting the Joint 2018 International Federation for Theatre Research Conference and Asian Theatre Working Group Colloquium 2018 (IFTR-Asia 2018) with the theme Bodies in/and Asian Theaters from 20 to 23 February 2018.
The UP Center for International Studies (UPCIS), UP College of Music (UPCMu) and Sentro ng Wikang Filipino celebrate Buwan ng Wika with the restaging of Putri Anak, Isang Bagong Komedya on August 23-25 at 3p.m. and 7p.m. at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium inside the UP Diliman campus.
University of the Philippines officials and student organizations gave the first year students of UP Diliman (UPD) a meaningful and spectacular reception during the Freshie Welcome Assembly program held on August 7 at the University Theater (Villamor Hall) in UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Hosted by the UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA), in partnership with the University Student Council (USC), the program marked the start of academic year 2017-18; and introduced the first year students of UPD to the administrators of the University, to their respective colleges and student organizations, and to the ways of the Iskolar ng Bayan.
The UP Law Center headed a forum to help the Philippine legal system grapple with the mandates of both religious freedom and state secularization amid religious pluralism in the country. The forum was held on August 3, 2017 at Malcom Hall, UP Diliman.
No tuition and other school fees will be collected by the UP System this semester.
The UP Alumni Association (UPAA) decided to push back its annual general homecoming two months later than usual in view of the academic calendar shift of the UP System which transferred the start of classes from June to August. The 2017 UP General Homecoming is set to take place on August 19 at the Bahay ng Alumni in University of the Philippines Diliman.
The UP Alumni Association (UPAA) has recently named the UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awardees for 2017. The list is headlined by prominent names honored as 2017 UPAA Most Distinguished Alumni—Supreme Court (SC) Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, and Senator Cynthia A. Villar.
FMC Research Solutions Inc., a company that is mainly into high-security document projects, established a scholarship program to support a third-year Chemical Engineering student, a first-year Juris Doctor student, and a level-III Medicine student of UP until they graduate.
A committee of the Indonesian House of Regional Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah or DPD), one of the two parliamentary chambers of Indonesia, recently chose UP as one of a few agencies to visit in the Philippines for the committee’s comparative study on drafting a law for local autonomy.