Student developers from the University of the Philippines win big in the global Google Developer Student Clubs’ (DSC) 2021 Solution Challenge for their application called “Project Island Response and Intervention for Systematic Evacuation (i-RISE)” which aims to bridge the information gap between local government units, disaster risk management offices, and the island communities of Tubigon, Bohol using Google products.
The UP Surgical Innovation and Biotechnology Laboratory (UP SIBOL) is composed of engineers from the state university’s Diliman campus and clinicians from its Manila campus, who have come together to develop Filipino-made health devices.
Three research projects for the study of SARS-CoV-2 and disease outbreaks that are being undertaken by UP Mindanao and UP Diliman are utilizing the DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute’s Computing and Archiving Research Environment (COARE) Supercomputing Facility.
The All UP Academic Employees Union Diliman, in cooperation with the UP Diliman Covid-19 Response Volunteers (UPCRV) and the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP), has organized BALSA or Bayanihan Alay sa Sambayanan for communities affected by Typhoon Ulysses.
#ProjectAmbagan is now on its second wave and among its beneficiaries are the Tagbanua and Batak communities in Palawan.
#ProjectAmbagan is an initiative of iUplift, a coalition of student organizations. The project was launched in June and raises funds to respond to the distance learning needs of Filipino students across the country.
The UP College of Arts and Letters Student Council (UP CAL-SC) recently launched a donation drive for UP Diliman (UPD) students in need of a stable internet access for remote learning.
“Kasama Ka Kaeskuwela” (KKK) was launched on Aug.31 to primarily aid CAL students who only rely on personal mobile data for remote learning when UP System classes begin on Sept. 10.
There’s a new, faster way of searching through the University Library’s collection of materials with “Tuklas,” a web-scale discovery service that can search across the print and electronic resources of an entire library in real time.
“Tuklas” functions much like an online public access catalog or OPAC, where users can search through the various library resources such as books, academic journals, theses and dissertations, archival documents and articles from local newspapers and magazines.
A fundraising project was launched on Jun. 15 to benefit communities near the UP College of Fine Arts (CFA).
Dubbed as “#TulongSining,” the project is an initiative of Sining Fine Art (ASFA), an affiliate organization of the university-wide cultural national-democratic mass organization Alay Sining.
Through #TulongSining, ASFA artist members will accept commissioned works except requests that are considered NSFW (not safe for work) or hate speech. The participating artists’ portfolios can be viewed at the ASFA’s Facebook page.
A series of lectures on responsible pet guardianship and management of community animals will be held from August to December 2019 by the UP Diliman Campus Animal Management Committee and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs.
The Lesson Study Program of the UP NISMED is instrumental in creating opportunities for Filipino teachers to acquire knowledge and develop capabilities in science and mathematics teaching. The LSP introduces teachers to a new professional learning model where these acquisition and development are embedded and sustained within a community of practice.