The first two batches of Filipino satellite builders met virtually with the pioneering 2019 class of Space Science and Technology Proliferation through University Partnerships (STeP-UP) scholars welcoming their successors in a kick-off ceremony over Zoom.

Due to the success of the GEC Lecture for UPD GE Faculty entitled “The ABCs of GEn XYZ: Understanding OurLearners” conducted for the CAL and CSSP faculty during the first quarter of 2020, the General Education Center(GEC) Diliman, will once again hold the Lecture as a webinar. This webinar will now open to all colleges/ units inUPD and other CUs, even for non-GE faculty members.

The UP Marine Science Institute reaffirms its commitment to a partnership with the DENR and other government agencies as it clarifies some points regarding “cost of services” following DENR Undersecretary Antiporda’s recent comments.

Two journalists, an arts community advocate, a development communicator,an education innovator, and a producer-writerof hit television shows are this year’s six outstanding alumni of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UPCMC) who will receive the coveted Glory award.

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.

Photo of the indoor working and study space in The Hatch Hub.Image from Mr. Jules Guiang.

In this time of pandemic and “the new normal”, when education is compelled to shift to remote and online learning, several iskolar ng bayan need help and support to complete their studies at UP. Here is how one UP alumnus has found a way to be a kaagapay to UP students by sharing what he has: a cool, affordable learning space.

Prof. Eilene Antoinette G. Narvaez. Photo from a UP Forum Roundtable Discussion in 2017. [https://www.up.edu.ph/the-up-forum-roundtable-discussion-celebrating-the-up-spirit/]

Prof. Eilene Antoinette G. Narvaez of the UP Diliman Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, a member of the Filipinas Institute of Translation, recently worked with Google for the Filipino terms related to COVID-19.

Amidst COVID-19 troubles on the ground, the nation continues to find hope in space in an event dubbed “Our Place in Space: What’s Next for the Philippines Space Sector”, organized by the UP-led STAMINA4Space Program.

A summary of the work done by LWPH volunteers with sources mostly coming from the Department of Health and the World Health Organization. Photo courtesy of LWPH.

During a pandemic, accurate public health information on COVID-19 is a necessity. But with most of the information on the viral disease and the government’s response published only in Filipino and English, how do we make sure that people in the different regions and those belonging to different ethnolinguistic groups can access this information? Enter the UP Department of Linguistics and the Language Warriors PH project.