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Academe

Putting premium on public service

June 21, 2024
The University administration must place more value on a UP faculty member麻豆视频 public service as part of his/her academic work. This was the urgent call made by the participants at the two-day 2024 UP Public Service Summit. Held in UP Diliman from May 30 to 31, the summit was organized by the UP Office of the Faculty Regent (OFR), All UP Academic Employees Union, and the Padayon Public Service Office, in partnership with the Office of the President, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs. Participants of the public service summit. Photo from the UP Media and Public Relations Office Below is a news story about the event prepared by Kenneth Roland Guda of the OFR and posted on the Opisina ng Faculty Regent Facebook page: Place greater value in public service, summit participants urge UP admin By Kenneth Roland Guda Participants of the 2024 UP Public Service Summit from May 30 to 31 at the Vidal Tan Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman urged the university administration to put more value on public service as part of faculty members鈥 academic work. This entails, among others: increasing the percentage of public service in UP System programs; institutionalizing service-learning and community engagement; incentivizing faculty to perform public service functions; and increasing the percentage of public service in faculty merit promotion. The summit participants also proposed the establishment of a Public Service Productivity Award, as well as a system-based public service grant and mobilization fund, and institutionalization of public service load credit. The summit麻豆视频 plenary speakers, meanwhile, also urged UP faculty members and participants of the summit to merge public service with the faculty麻豆视频 other academic functions like research and teaching, thus enhancing and giving inspiration to the latter. Judy Taguiwalo, PhD, former Department of Social Welfare and Development secretary and former Faculty Regent, for instance, pointed out UP麻豆视频 support for Lumad struggle for justice and protection of their ancestral land as an example of the university麻豆视频 commitment to social change. 鈥淚yong pagbibigay ng UP ng espasyo, halimbawa, sa mga Lumad鈥攈indi lang iyon usapin ng welfare. Ang scholarship natin maaaring tumungo sa advocacy. And advocacy can lead to scholarship. It can also become subject of our scholarship. Iyon ang gusto natin: To encourage engagement with the communities not just because it is public service but it can also lead to teaching, research, and scholarship,鈥 she said. Erlinda Palaganas, PhD, president of the Cordillera Center for Health and Social Concerns, former president of the Philippine Nurses Association, as well as former director of the Institute of Management in UP Baguio, urged the faculty participants to fuse their research work with advocacy…
Campus

Engineering honors its best

June 21, 2024
The UP Diliman College of Engineering (COE) paid tribute to its outstanding staff, faculty, and researchers on June 13 at the Engineering Theater of Melchor Hall. The college celebrated excellence among COE faculty and staff at the Araw ng Parangal sa Paggunita ng ika-114 na Anibersaryo ng Kolehiyo ng Inhenyeriya (Araw ng Parangal). The COE Faculty Awards (CFA) and the COE Staff Awards (CSA) were given at the event. The COE faculty, REPS, and staff awardees with their friends and family. Photo by Jefferson Villacruz, UPDIO聽 The CFA is given to faculty members who have shown outstanding performance in the conduct of their duties, while the CSA recognizes the college麻豆视频 administrative staff and research, extension, and professional staff (REPS) 鈥渨ho excellently perform even beyond their duties and responsibilities鈥 and exemplify the core principles of the college: knowledge, progress, and service. Under the CFA are the Outstanding Engineering Instructor Award, Outstanding Young Engineering Researcher Award, Limcaoco Instructor Award for Excellence in Teaching, Outstanding Engineering Researcher Award, Outstanding Engineering Professor Award, and The UP Alumni Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award. The Outstanding Engineering Instructor Award was given to Jommer M. Medina, an instructor at the Department of Geodetic Engineering (DGE). He was honored for his 鈥渃onsistent and outstanding performance of day-to-day college assignments for the first and second semester of this academic year.鈥 He also received the Outstanding Young Engineering Researcher Award (instructor category). Aside from Medina, Roseanne V. Ramos, an assistant professor at the DGE, received the Outstanding Young Engineering Researcher Award (assistant professor category). The award is given to faculty members who have shown 鈥渙utstanding research productivity in the past three years.鈥 The Limcaoco Instructor Award for Excellence in Teaching was given to Rusloyd S. Lariba, an instructor at the Department of Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering (DMMME). He was recognized for his 鈥渢eaching effectiveness, teaching innovation, undergraduate advising of a senior course, and mentoring in a competition.鈥 Recipients of the Outstanding Engineering Researcher award were Magdaleno R. Vasquez Jr., DEng, associate professor at the DMMME, under the associate professor category, and Joey D. Ocon, PhD, professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering (DChE) under the professor category. The award is given to faculty members who have displayed 鈥渙utstanding research productivity in the past five years.鈥 Czar Jakiri S. Sarmiento, PhD, associate professor at the DGE, received the Outstanding Engineering Professor Award for his 鈥渃onsistent and outstanding performance of day-to-day college assignments, as well as for honors brought to the College.鈥 The UP Alumni Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Guillermo Q. Tabios III, PhD, professor emeritus of the Institute of Civil Engineering. The award is given to retired COE faculty members who have 鈥渄edicated long years of full-time quality service to the college and have contributed meritorious achievements…
Students

UPD Dancesport Team reaps awards at UPS Dance Sport Championship

June 21, 2024
The UP Diliman (UPD) Dancesport Team did the University proud with more than 30 awards at the UP System Oblation Sports – Dance Sport Championship 2024 (UPS Dance Sport Championship 2024), which attracted more than 300 participating entries. The UPD Dancesport Team and their coaches. Photo from Paderes The UPD Dancesport Team consists of student-athletes from the UP Dancesport Society and UP Filipiniana Dance Group. They were coached by Lalaine Rosenda J. Pere帽a, associate professor at the UPD Department of Physical Education (DPE); Alberto S. Dimarucut, DSD, associate professor at the DPE; Sergio Machon Jr.; Lina Basas-Machon; and Jay-Ar Fernandez. The UP Dancesport Society earned six championship titles, three 2nd places, five 3rd places, two 4th places, three 5th places, and two 6th place titles. These were won by the Machon pair; Fernandez and lawyer Althea Maliwanag; student-athletes Eman Clifford Ros and Patricia Angel Ramos, and John Roni Paderes and Sophia Anne Luces; and by solo student-athlete, Yel Vallejos Yu. The Machon pair won two champion titles (Latin teacher-guest D, and Latin teacher-guest C). Fernandez and Maliwanag won two champion titles (standard closed UP, teacher-guest D, and standard closed UP, teacher-guest C) and earned 2nd place for standard grade B. Ros and Ramos won two champion (Latin closed up, student-student D, and Latin intercollegiate D) and two 3rd place (Latin closed up, student-student C, and Latin intercollegiate C) titles. Paderes and Sophia Anne Luces won two 2nd places (Latin intercollegiate D and Latin intercollegiate C), a 4th place (Latin grade D), a 5th place (Latin closed UP, student-student D), and two 6th place (Latin grade C and Latin closed UP, student-student C) titles. Meanwhile, Yu earned three 3rd places (closed UP solo cha cha, closed UP solo rumba, and closed UP solo jive), a 4th place (closed UP solo waltz), and two 5th places (closed UP solo tango and closed UP solo quickstep). The UPD Dancesport Team. Photo from Paderes For their part, the UP Filipiniana Dance Group won two 2nd places, five 3rd places, four 4th places, and one 5th place title. These were earned by the two pairs of student-athletes, Steven Bermudez and Anna Beatriz Araneta, and Jesse Adrian Valdez and Jelany Paguio, and solo student-athlete Kyle Ballar. Bermudez and Araneta won 2nd place (standard closed UP, student-student C), 3rd place (standard closed UP, student-student D), and 4th place (standard intercollegiate C) titles. Valdez and Paguio won 2nd place (standard closed UP, student-student D), 3rd place (standard closed UP, student-student C), and 5th place (standard intercollegiate C) titles. Ballar on the other hand, won three 3rd places (closed UP solo waltz, closed UP solo tango, and closed UP solo quickstep)…

Research

Middle Paleolithic landscape understood through micromammal assemblage

June 13, 2024
A study led by Juan Rofes, PhD, an associate professor at the UP Diliman (UPD) School of Archaeology, determined the Middle Paleolithic landscape of the Iranian Zagros, through Tang-e Shikan cave, by using micromammals as paleoecological indicators. Rofes. Photo from the School of Archaeology website In an article by H. J. B. Birks in Encyclopedia of Ecology (2008) cited by the Science Direct website, paleoecology 鈥渋s mainly concerned with reconstructing past biota populations, communities, landscapes, environments, and ecosystems from available geological and biological (fossil) evidence. There are two major types of paleoecology: Quaternary paleoecology, concerned with the last 2.8 million years of Earth麻豆视频 history, and deep-time paleoecology, based on fossils from pre-Quaternary sediments over a wide range of timescales.鈥 Rofes, who is an environmental archaeologist and paleontologist, in his correspondence with UPDate Online, explained 鈥渕icromammals can be useful palaeoecological indicators, and that is the case of the remains from Tang-e Shikan Cave in the Iranian Zagros range. Through thorough taphonomic and taxonomic analysis, this assemblage reveals slight landscape and environmental changes between the older and younger human occupations of the site along the Middle Paleolithic period which can be reasonably correlated with cultural change in the region. Hominins involved in this process could be both Neanderthals and Anatomically Modern.鈥 The Tang-e Shikan cave in Iran. Image from the research paper In the study Evolving Landscape and Cultural Change During the Middle Paleolithic in Southeast Zagros (Iran): Insights from a Micromammal Assemblage, Rofes and his team wrote, 鈥淭he Iranian Zagros is a remarkable zone to study Middle and Upper Paleolithic human occupations, and Tang-e Shikan (Arsanjan) is a strategic cave site which archaeological evidence can be taken as a proxy for the southeast portion.鈥 Rofes and his team explained they extensively used the micromammal assemblage from Tang-e Shikan cave 鈥渢o infer the landscape and environment that framed and arguably triggered cultural change.鈥 In their study, 14 taxa have been identified. These are 鈥渢wo 鈥榠nsectivores鈥, nine rodents, two lagomorphs, and an unidentified chiropteran.鈥 Rofes and his team stated that their study麻豆视频 鈥渞esults show that shrubland and grassland dominated the distribution of habitats in the area during the Middle Paleolithic (MP), followed by moderate rocky, desert, and steppe components, and sparse patches of woodland. The younger period of the MP would be somewhat wetter than the older period.鈥 Micromammal specimens from Tang-e Shikan cave. Image from the research paper More details of the team麻豆视频 research can be read in Quaternary Science Reviews which published his study (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277379124001586) last May. Rofes said this was his first international research funded by the UPD Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and…
Extension

SOLAIR hosts job fair

May 31, 2024
The UP Diliman (UPD) School of Labor and Industrial Relations (SOLAIR) recently conducted a job fair titled Soar UP at SOLAIR Job Fair: Elevating Future Talents. Participating companies at the job fair were Alorica Teleservices Inc., Excellent 麻豆视频 D茅cor, ilaw atbp., InteLogix Philippines, Marstech Unlimited Solutions & Technology Inc., Pru Life UK, Samgyup Salamat, The Sven Group, Toyota Financial Services, and World of Fun (KT Wonderland). Job-seekers at the SOLAIR job fair. Photo by Jerald DJ. Caranza, UPDIO According to event organizers, the job fair aims to foster 鈥渁 platform that bridges the gap between talented individuals and prospective employers.鈥 The job fair was organized by the Industrial Relations 202 (Organization and Work) class of Virgel C. Binghay, PhD, and SOLAIR Center for Industry Productivity and Competitiveness. Also featured at the job fair was a talk by three resource persons who discussed employment-related topics. In Skills and Competencies to Succeed at the Workplace, Cyrill Santos enumerated and discussed 鈥渢he most important skills that we must have to succeed in the workplace.鈥 These are learnability, resiliency, agility, collaboration, communication, empathy, creativity, problem-solving, leadership, negotiation, technological adeptness, and integrity and ethics. Santos is a human resources operations lead for employee and labor relations of Med-Metrix, a service provider company specializing in revenue cycle management. Santos. Photo by Jerald DJ. Caranza, UPDIO She explained that integrity and ethics are the most important. 鈥淚ntegrity and ethics are the most important. These are what define a person, and employers look for candidates who are honest and have integrity. Employees who are trustworthy and work ethically are known to build better relationships with others in the organization,鈥 Santos said. The two other speakers were Michael Daguinod, who discussed Wages/Benefits and Compensation Trends, and Justin Carpio who talked about Preparing to be an Empowered Worker in the Digital Workplace. Daguinod. Photo by Jerald DJ. Caranza, UPDIO Daguinod is a lawyer and chairperson of the Department of Legal Management at San Beda University while Carpio is an associate ASEAN engineer and the human resources planning and control head of the Makati Development Corporation. Carpio. Photo by Jerald DJ. Caranza, UPDIO Santos and Carpio earned their diploma in industrial relations program at SOLAIR, while Daguinod is currently enrolled in the school麻豆视频 diploma/masters of industrial relations ladderized education program. Conducted in partnership with InteLogix Philippines, a solution provider company, and the Quezon City Public Employment Service Office, the job fair was held on May 10 at the SOLAIR Isabelo de los Reyes Auditorium.

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