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UPD opens UP’s 105th with special flag-raising ceremony
(June 18)—UP Diliman marked UP’s founding today with a special flag-raising ceremony this morning at the Quezon Hall.
UP President Alfredo E. Pascual and UPD Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma led the UP System and Diliman officials and university constituents present, in honoring the Philippine flag and UP colors. The UP Rayadillo and Honor Guards hoisted the flags while the UP ROTC Symphonic Band, under the baton of Prof. Rodney Ambat, played Lupang Hinirang and UP Naming Mahal.
This was followed by inspirational messages from both Chancellor Saloma and UP President Pascual and special performances from tenor Conrado “Dondi” Calnea Ong III and soprano Geraldine “Fame” Flores thereafter.
UP anniversary bonus set to be released this week in UPD
(June 18)—UP employees in UPD have one more reason to celebrate apart from UP’s birthday as the UP anniversary bonus will be released this week, according to the UPD Accounting Office.
In an interview with UPDate, UPD Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma said he gave the go signal to Administration Vice Chancellor Virginia C. Yap to release the P3,000 anniversary bonus yesterday evening.
UPD welcomes the freshmen
(June 18)— As early as 7 a.m. on June 10, hundreds of freshmen lined up in front of the University Theater, eagerly awaiting the Freshman Welcome Assembly (FWA).
A yearly tradition organized by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA), the assembly familiarizes new freshmen with the officials of the administration and treats them to the best of UPD’s performing groups.
Humanities Diliman is now indexed in Scopus
Humanities Diliman joins the prestigious list of journals indexed in Scopus. The indexing starts with the June 2012 issue of the journal.
Scopus is an abstract and citation database maintained by Elsevier. The database contains almost 20,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Titles nominated for inclusion in Scopus are reviewed by an independent Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB) composed of subject experts from all over the world. The rigorous review process employs both qualitative and quantitative criteria that are grouped into five main categories: journal policy, content, journal standing, regularity, and online availability.
UPD units honored as Centers of Excellence
(June 11) – The College of Music and nine departments from three academic units—College of Arts and Letters (CAL), College Mass Communication (CMC) and College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP)—were honored by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) during the awarding ceremonies and distribution of plaques of the Centers of Excellence (COE) and Centers of Development in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Communication Programs.
UPD faculty in effective teaching course
(June 11)—Fifty-two UP Diliman faculty members, most of them newly-appointed, participated in the Teaching Effectiveness Course, May 27 to 31 at the School of Labor and Industrial Relations
The faculty members came from 10 participating UPD academic units, and the UP Information Technology Development Center (UPITDC), a UP System office.
Four agencies to establish catastrophe model for the Philippines
(June 7) — The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) is collaborating with two government agencies and a private organization to establish a catastrophe (CAT) model for the Philippines, reportedly the first of its kind in the country.
A CAT model is a computer-assisted simulation showing the potential cost of damages to buildings due to disasters such as earthquakes. The model helps determine premiums for property insurance.
The University of the Philippines in the Cinematic Imagination
Brenda Fajardo: The artist as scholar, educator and cultural worker
2013 Gawad CCP para sa Sining
To imagine Brenda V. Fajardo’s life journey as an artist is to conjure up an image of several roads that continuously merge with one another producing a versatile person who is also a scholar, educator and cultural worker. Born in 1940 in Manila, she grew up in a home steeped in art practice led by her mother and folk dance scholar Libertad Villanueva. An interest in farming because of lands owned by her family in Bago City, Negros Occidental led her to pursue a degree in BS Agriculture in 1959 at UP Los Baños, with the goal of eventually cultivating the land and nurturing it’s community. Encouraged to teach art courses at the high school level, she studied at the University of Wisconsin, finishing her Master of Arts degree in Art Education in 1967.
Ramon Pagayon Santos, Ph.D.
2013 Gawad CCP para sa Sining
It was a little over 50 years ago when Ramon Pagayon Santos first stepped into the university as a freshman at the College of Music. Fascinated by the late romantic style of Mahler and Debussy, the young composer from Pasig would train under Hilarion Rubio and Lucio San Pedro, eventually earning a Bachelor of Music in composition and conducting.
A few years later, at Indiana University, where he received his Master of Music with distinction, he began to write works that reveal a neo-classic aesthetic. Working for his doctorate at the State University of New York, Santos dabbled with atonality and serialism and after workshops in New Music in Darmstadt, he gravitated towards the avant-garde and began to experiment with what was called “extended technique” as well as electronic and computer procedures.