Archive of the Online Community Newspaper of UP Diliman

Lagmay wins Plinius Medal By Albino C. Gamba Jr., image by Jefferson Villacruz   (APR. 20)— Dr. Alfredo Mahar A. Lagmay, UP Diliman National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) professor and Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment Hazard) executive director, was awarded the prestigious 2015 Plinius Medal by the European Geosciences Union (EGU). The first Asian to receive the award, […] UPD recovers from Glenda (JUL. 21)—In the morning of Wednesday, Jul. 16, residents of UP Diliman (UPD) woke to howling winds and heavy rains. Typhoon Glenda was barreling  through Metro Manila with winds of up to 185 kilometers per hour. Glenda (international name Rammasun) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Sunday, June 13. At 2 p.m. of Tuesday, […] Submission of ICSME 2014 abstracts extended UP Fighting Maroons back from BLIA Cup Events (JUL. 15)—Win some, lose some. It was a tired but happy basketball team that came home after despite winning two of five games in the 2014 Buddha Light International Association Cup (BLIA Cup). The BLIA Cup is a sport cultural exchange organized by the Fo Guang Shan Monastery (FGSM) held from July 2 to […] NAST honors five UPD faculty members By Albino C. Gamba Jr. (JUL. 11)— The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Philippines has recognized five UPD professors for their outstanding contributions in the advancement of science and technology in the country. Dr. Porfirio Alexander M. Aliño of The Marine Science Institute (MSI) was conferred the title Academician (Acad.) for his works […] CSWCD maintains 100% passing rate in the 2014 Social Work Licensure Exam By Benito V. Sanvictores Jr. (JUL. 2) – Sixteen graduates of the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) passed the 2014 Licensure Examination for Social Workers held from Jun. 29 to 30, making the college one of the 21 schools with a 100 percent passing rate. The graduates’ recent performance is a continuation […] Mga guro sa Filipino, tumutol sa utos ng CHED na tanggalin ang Filipino sabjek sa kolehiyo By Haidee C. Pineda (JUL. 1)—Nagtipon ang mahigit 200 na mga guro, manunulat, mananaliksik at mga mag-aaral mula sa iba’t ibang pamantasan para sa talakayang “Bantay Wikang Filipino: Ang Pagtuturo ng Filipino sa Kolehiyo” noong Hunyo 23 upang suportahan ang pahayag na inilabas ng Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas (DFPP) na tumututol sa pagpapatupad […] UP NSRI turns 50! By Albino C. Gamba Jr., image by Leonardo Reyes (JUN. 27)— In simple ceremonies, the Natural Sciences Research Institute (NSRI) celebrated its golden year on Jun. 19 with the theme “Celebrating Research Productivity: 50 Years and Beyond.” “This is an appropriate theme because NSRI boasts of its outstanding track record in research and in technical […] UPD honors former Chancellor Tabujara   By Anna Regidor, images by Leonardo Reyes and Jefferson Villacruz (JUN. 25)—The UP Diliman community bid a fond farewell to it’s first chancellor, Dr. Ernesto G. Tabujara, the man who gave exemplary service to the University, steering it through the aftermath of the EDSA Revolution and towards the end of the 20th century. Necrological service. […] “Alay Sayaw!” wraps up Foundation Day celebration at UPD By Mariamme D. Jadloc, images by Leonardo A. Reyes (JUN. 23)—A dance concert and a special flag retreat on Jun. 20 at the Oblation Plaza wrapped-up the 3-day celebration of UP’s 106th birthday in UP Diliman (UPD). “Alay Sayaw!” promptly started by 5 p.m. where an estimated 500 people watched the free concert organized by the […] Four UPD professors are PRC Outstanding Professionals of the Year By Anna Regidor (JUN. 20)—The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has recognized four UPD professors as the outstanding professional of the year in their respective fields. Dr. Carlos A. Arcilla of the National Institute of Geological Sciences, Dr. Raquel B. Florendo of the College of Home Economics, Dr. Florentino C. Sumera of the Institute of Chemistry  and […] Happy Birthday UP! By Anna Regidor, images by Leonardo A. Reyes (JUN. 18)—The 7:15 a.m. call time and the early morning sun did not deter an estimated 1,000 faculty, staff, upd varsity teams and students who came to Quezon Hall and walked, cheered and grooved to celebrate UP’s 106th Foundation Day. The festivities began with a warm-up activity led […] UP NSRI director wins CHED REPUBLICA National Awards  By Albino C. Gamba Jr.,  image by Jefferson Villacruz (JUN. 13)—Dr. Windell L. Rivera, director of the UP Natural Sciences Research Institute, bagged the 2014 Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Research and Publication (REPUBLICA) National Awards for the natural sciences and agriculture category. The CHED REPUBLICA Award is given biennially “to recognize and reward outstanding […]