“All the world’s a stage,” wrote William Shakespeare. And UP Fine Arts alumna Celia Diaz Laurel was a woman who successfully fulfilled her many roles on that stage: thespian, theater production designer, painter, writer, philanthropist, arts advocate, mentor, and wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.
She drew her final curtain on 12 July 2021. She was 93.
For the medical staff and personnel of the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital, heroism is part of their standard operating procedure. In recognition of this, ten members of the UP-PGH staff were conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu for their bravery and disciplined disaster response that saved lives during the fire last May 16.
When it was hit by a fire on May 16, the UP-PGH successfully evacuated its patients through the calm, quick, and selfless acts of its staff. Learn about the UP-PGH’s disaster preparedness, which resulted in zero casualties, and the compassion of nearby hospitals in coming to UP-PGH’s aid in an upcoming webinar, “May Sunog! Ligtas na Paglikas sa Panahon ng COVID-19,” on May 21, 12nn Philippine time, via Zoom and YouTube.
Four of eight Filipinos listed in this year’s Asian Scientist 100 list are UP faculty and/or alumni: Dr. Kathleen Aviso, Dr. Salvacion Gatchalian (†), Dr. Desiree Hautea, and Dr. Francis Aldrine Uy.
Dr. Corazon Abansi, who previously served as Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, started her three-year term as the third chancellor of UP Baguio (UPB) on April 14. While UPB has been a constituent university for a little over 18 years, Abansi is only its third chancellor, as both Rovillos and UPB’s first chancellor, Dr. Priscilla Supnet Macansantos, served three consecutive terms.
As the pandemic rages on, more and more information about COVID-19 continues to circulate. Get help sorting between truth and fake news from the experts in a webinar on “Facts and Fiction on COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment” on 16 April, 12:00 noon.
“At some point in one’s life, death is the only thing that must happen,” Professor Emeritus Felix Librero once reflected. As the University community mourns his passing on March 16, it is grateful to have been part of Dr. Librero’s life for almost six decades.
Academic freedom. The term has been tossed around so much in recent weeks, on social media, in the news, on the streets, but what is it really? And why are people so determined to defend it? The recent abrogation by the Department of National Defense (DND) of its 1989 Accord with the University […]
From CA to SC: UP alumnus and Philippine Court of Appeals Associate Justice Jhosep Ylarde Lopez took his oath as the Supreme Court’s 190th Associate Justice on January 26.
Attention: UP faculty, students, and researchers. More library resources will be available to you in the coming semester as the University acquires additional database subscriptions for deployment across the UP System. Along with the implementation of homegrown library information systems, these initiatives aim to improve remote teaching and learning in UP.