UP Mindanao held a General Education Meeting with Deans and Department Chairs on 6 May 2014 on the occasion of a visit by Dr. Mark Albert M. Zarco (front, center), a faculty member of UP College of Engineering, and Ace S. Geronimo (back, left-most), Project Research Assistant. Dr. Zarco presented a General Education course with course number CE 10 and the descriptive title "Disaster Mitigation, Adaptation, and Preparedness Strategies" which he proposed for UP Mindanao to offer its students. The GE course is a product of the Biodiversity and Resilience (BaR) Program Project C1 of which Dr. Zarco is a Project Co-Leader.
The visiting team and their proposal was heard by (seated, L-R) Pedro Alviola IV, representing Dean Adela Ellson of School of Management, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Karen Cayamanda, concurrently representing Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion, Dean Stella Salazar of College of Humanities and Social Science, Dean Annabelle Novero of College of Science and Mathematics, with (continued, back row) department chairpersons Nilo Oponda of Dept. of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, Armando Salazar of Dept. of Human Kinetics, Antonino de Veyra of Dept. of Humanities, Virginia Obsioma of Dept. of Food Science and Chemistry, Raymundo Pavo of Dept. of Social Sciences, Aleyla de Cadiz, representing Cleto Nañola of Dept. of Biological Science and Environmental Studies, and Jean Marie Juanga of Dept. of Architecture