Women’s health and wellness is the focus of the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies’ penultimate activity for the celebration of Women’s Month.
UP Diliman students visited information booths and listened to resource persons during the first UPD Study Abroad Week held from March 26 to 29 at the School of Statistics. The four-day event featured talks on studying in: the USA; Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, and Thailand; and, European countries like the Czech Republic, France, Germany, and Spain, among others.
The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) faculty, staff, students, and residents of Barangay UP Campus gathered at Quezon Hall on March 8 for a festive and militant multisectoral program in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019. The event featured the public launching of “Sayaw ng Paghihimagsik”, one of the UPD community’s contributions to the annual “One Billion Rising” (OBR) global campaign and the local series of activities in March, Women’s Month.
UP alumni scientists continue to lead research and provide data on saving Philippine freshwater ecosystems such as that which supports the tawilis, recently declared an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The public will get to see a newly restored University of the Philippines Oblation Plaza during its inauguration on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 5 o’clock in the afternoon.
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 UP Diliman signaled the start of the holiday season on campus with its annual lighting ceremony or Pag-iilaw on November 29.
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) and UP’s top soloists and choral groups will perform immortal orchestral selections, Christmas and inspirational music including Handel’s Messiah, one of the grandest and best-known choral and orchestral works of Western music, free for the public.
Prof. Flor-Agbayani was one of the UP pioneers who made the exodus from the 10-hectare campus on Padre Faura St. to the new UP campus in Diliman. Following a fire that razed one of the houses in Area 2—houses on campus were made of sawali at the time—UP President Bienvenido Gonzalez asked Prof. Agbayani how UP could help the residents. She replied, “Sir, permanent housing.”
Some of the country’s leading lights in science and engineering trooped to the University of the Philippines Board of Regents Room in UP Diliman (UPD) to witness the renewal of UP’s academic partnership with Kogakuin University of Japan on September 18, 2018.