UP is participating as a collaborating organization in the 18th MAP International CEO WebCon 2020, which will focus on “A Whole New World: Reigniting the Stalled Global Economy”. This will be held on September 15, 2020, Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. via ZOOM.
Good news has been coming out of Baguio City in the Cordillera Administrative Region, whose local government has been commended recently by a World Health Organization delegation for their local COVID-19 response and contact tracing strategy. Will there be more good news from the City of Pines about potential COVID-19 vaccines? Find out in the upcoming public webinar on “COVIDIZATION 101: A webinar on COVID-19 Update in Baguio City and Potential Vaccines,” with Dr. Donnabel Tubera-Panes, head of the Baguio HSO Epidemiology Surveillance Unit, as guest speaker. The webinar, which is organized by the UP Baguio College of Science Lecture Series Committee and the UP Biology Society, will be held via Zoom on August 12, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
UP Baguio made UP history recently when it held its very first online commencement exercises for the Class of 2020, with “Making a Difference” as a central theme.
Its effects on health, labor and the economy aside, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all, especially our mental, emotional and psychological health. So how do we manage the effects of COVID-19 on our lives? The UP Baguio Cordillera Studies Center is holding a free livestream on “Katatagan at Pagbangon sa Panahon ng Pandemya,” with Prof. Rozel Balmores of the UPB Dept. of Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology as speaker, on June 26, Friday, 10:00 a.m.
“Mandëko Kito!” UP Baguio’s artisans market opens at the University of the Philippines Baguio Oblation Grounds, 15 June 2020. It will run Mondays and Tuesdays, 09:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, from June 15 to July 15, 2020. Called “Mandëko Kito!” from the Ibaloy, meaning “let’s sell,” the initiative promoting local crafts and folk art products is a joint project of the University of the Philippines Baguio through the Museo Kordilyera, the Cordillera Textile Project (CordiTex), and the Kasarian Gender Studies Program, in cooperation with the Baguio Arts and Crafts Collective, Inc. (BACCI).
A team from UP Baguio is utilizing their expertise and campus laboratories to produce 70% ethyl alcohol for public health care facilities.
The UP community in each constituent university banded together to give donations and other forms of assistance for UP students who have been stranded in campus and off-campus housing by the enhanced community quarantine.
Classes, both residential and online and alternative learning activities in the UP System (except the UP Open University) are suspended until 14 April 2020 while the University assesses the situation and decides on how best to facilitate learning and manage academic requirements in the time of COVID-19.
Supreme Court of the Philippines Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor Leonen asked the UP Baguio Class of 2019, “Do we still have the passion and courage to do right by our people?”
Congratulations to the 71 UP Scientists for 2018-2020!
Faculty members and researchers from across the UP System earned the rank of UP Scientist in an awarding ceremony on May 28 at the UP Diliman School of Statistics Auditorium. Forty-four were named UP Scientist I, 11 received the rank of UP Scientist II, and 16 were awarded UP Scientist III.