UP Visayas’ College of Arts and Sciences and College of Management bagged the 2017 Gawad Pangulo for Excellence in Public Service for the projects “Capability-building Program on Bridging Leadership (BL) Towards Poverty Alleviation and Inclusive Development ” and “Evidence-based Planning for Resilient Local Health Systems (rEBaP),” on December 5, 2017 at UP Diliman, Quezon City. Project Leader Dr. Philip Ian P. Padila received the award from President Danilo Concepcion.
The Department of Chemistry-CAS conducted an Academic Program Improvement (API) project entitled “Planning for the Creation of the MS Chemistry Program Phase 2: Resource Assessment and Research Agenda Mapping” at the Department of Chemistry Office-CAS, UPV Miagao Campus on 09-11 October 2017. This was a follow-up activity of the API workshop conducted last 25-27 January 2017 at the Teaching and Learning Resource Center, UPV Miagao.
Attended by the faculty and staff of the Department, the three-day workshop aims to develop a three-year research roadmap for the previously identified research thrusts of the program. It also served as a venue for the Department to assess itself for its readiness to offer an MS program in terms of library holdings, laboratory and classroom facilities, research capability, and faculty profile. These aspects were included in the requirements set by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for an institution of an MS Chemistry program and these should be satisfied and sustained when the program is implemented.
UPHSI athletes dominate ISSC Dancesport competition: Four medals guaranteed UPV for WVRAA Dancesport slots
Four medals, three golds, and a silver were earned by four high school students during the Iloilo Schools Sports Council Meet Dancesport Competition held at the Iloilo National High School on Dec. 6, 2017.
Two gold medals were bagged by Heather Angelique P. Parangan and Carlos Gabriel Sola who won first place in the Dancesport Modern Standard Category, Grades C and D. A gold and silver medals were taken by Jasmine Venice P. Parangan and Jhon Louie L. Animas after winning first place in the Dancesport Latin American Category Grade D and second place in Grade C.
A reception for the Iloilo media and fellows of the Lopez Jaena Journalism Workshop was held at the Hotel de Rio on December 6, 2017. The reception highlighted scientific researches being undertaken by UPV scientists and researchers and how these can be translated in attaining progress and sustainability in communities.