Dr. Victor Marco Emmanuel Ferriols returned to service as faculty member of the Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UP Visayas after earning his Ph.D. in Aquatic Bioscience from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. He earned his degree through the Laboratory of Aquatic Natural Products Chemistry under the supervision of Associate Prof. Shigeru Okada, Ph.D. and Prof. Shigeki Matsunaga, Ph.D.
Dr. Ferriols started as a Research Student in October 2012 before he began his Ph.D. in 2013. He received a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the same university to continue his Ph.D. project that focused on the Biosynthesis of Isoprenoids in Diatoms.
Dr. Ferriols graduated his B.S. Fisheries degree (magna cum laude) in 2008 and received his M.S. Fisheries Degree in Aquaculture in 2011 from UP Visayas. He was the topnotcher of the Fisheries Technologist Licensure Examination in 2009, getting an average score of 89%. Currently, Dr. Ferriols is handling classes in Genetics and Biochemistry.
Almost 320 graduate students registered and attended the Graduate Orientation Program conducted by the Graduate Program Office (GPO) on September 16, 2017 at the UPV Auditorium, Iloilo City campus. The orientation gave the students a picture of their would-be life as graduate students at UPV. It also aimed to prepare the graduate students to the challenges of graduate studies.
Prof. Encarnacion Emilia S. Yap, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, in her message, advised the graduate students on the need to balance their studies with the demand of work. This, as majority of them are learning while earning. She also encouraged them to have a work plan and pursue proper time management.
Dr. Vivian A. Topor, GPO Director, introduced the UPV Officials and presented the highlights of the General Rules and Regulations for the Masters (thesis and non-thesis) and the Doctoral Degree programs.
The event was also attended by the UPV Officials, members of the faculty and staff. As of August 2017, a total of 509 students are enrolled in the UPV graduate programs.
The University of the Philippines held the Investiture of its 21st President, Atty. Danilo Lardizabal Concepcion on September 20, 2017 at the Univeristy Theater, UP Diliman Quezon City.
Pres. Concepcion is a professor and dean of the UP College of Law. He graduated summa cum laude in Agricultural Engineering at the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation (now De la Salle – Araneta University) in 1979 and topped the board examinations that same year. He earned his Bachelor of Laws (cum laude) from the UP College of Law in 1983 and his Master of Laws from the University of London, Queen Mary College in 1986.
Concepcion sees the University of the Philippines embracing its role as the national university, serving its various constituencies and the Filipino people by producing world-class education, research, and public service – upholding honor and excellence with compassion.
The Investiture of the 21st UP President was presided by CHED Chair Patricia Licuanan. The event was attended by Vice Pres. Maria Leonora Robredo, Department Secretaries, Members of Congress, Heads of Universities here and abroad, Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, former UP Presidents, former UP Regents, University Officials, his family members and the UP faculty, staff and students.
Concepcion is married to Atty. Gaby Roldan–Concepcion, with whom he has four children. (With sources from the UP System Investiture Program)
Mr. Clyde Gacayan, a junior faculty of the Division of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences of UP Visayas was given the Best Paper Award by the Association of Pacific Rim during the recently concluded 13th APRU Multi Hazards Symposium on August 28-29, 2017 at Peking University, Beijing China.
The said symposium is an annual gathering of disaster scholars from member universities around the Pacific Ocean.
Gacayan’s paper entitled ‘Disaster Vulnerabilities and Cultural Resilience: Transforming Schools for Living Traditions as Disaster Hubs’ was based from his NCIP-FPIC ethnographic fieldwork in the Panay Bukidnon communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. The paper has been published as part of the APRU Multi Hazards Symposium Conference Proceedings on Innovative Association of Academia and Governance for Disaster Risk Reduction by Peking University.
Additionally, Mr. Gacayan also served as chair to the panel on disaster technology application on the same conference. Gacayan is currently on a study leave pursuing MA in Global Politics at the Ateneo de Manila University as a K+12 CHED Scholar. The next APRU Multi Hazards Conference will be hosted by Australian National University in Canberra, Australia in 2018. (Source: Division of Social Sciences)