Anesthesiologists risk getting infected themselves whenever they perform endotracheal intubation on COVID-19 patients to help them to breathe. The upcoming installment of the UP webinar series, “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS”, set for Friday, September 25, at 12:00 nn will focus on how two anesthesiology teams handled the situation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused depression, anxiety, and other serious negative mental health effects that have led to an increase in suicide reports. The 22nd installment in the UP webinar series,“STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS”, will tackle the urgent national health crisis on top of the COVID-19 crisis—that of depression and suicide—on Friday, Sept. 18, at 12:00 nn.

Screenshot of the UPOU website. [https://www.upou.edu.ph/home/

To help iskolar ng bayan through “the new normal” by providing for their remote learning needs, the UP Open University (UPOU) launched its own UPOU-Kaagapay+ program on September 1, in consonance with the UP System’s Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan Fundraising and Resource Generation Campaign (Kaagapay UP).

Screenshot from the replay on UPLB’s YouTube channel. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnBjK0QTKo4]

The lessons and principles of a UP education have prepared them to face even the most daunting challenge of a post-pandemic world. This was UP Regent Francis Laurel’s message to the members of UP Los Baños Class of 2020 who held their first virtual commencement exercises as part of the first class to graduate during a pandemic.

Former UP President Alfredo Pascual addressing the UP Manila Class of 2020. Screenshot from the livestream of the UP Manila commencement exercises.

For his contributions to the university, former UP President Alfredo E. Pascual was conferred an honorary degree during UP Manila’s first ever virtual commencement exercises.