01 AUGUST 2019, THURSDAY - Let's Talk it Over (LTiO) Seminar on Research Management: Creativity in R&D
02 AUGUST 2019, FRIDAY - Deadline of applications for UPCAT by applicants from regional high schools
05 AUGUST 2019, MONDAY - University Convocation for First-Year Students
07-09 [updated] AUGUST 2019, TUESDAY - Training on iProcurement
07 AUGUST 2019, WEDNESDAY - Agribusiness Economics and Management Forum
09 AUGUST 2019, FRIDAY - In-House Research Review
15 AUGUST 2019, THURSDAY - Public Lecture by Dr. Joel L. Cuello
16 AUGUST 2019, THURSDAY - Deadline of submission of abstracts for Pag-aboll: Facets of Mindanao conference
23 AUGUST 2019, FRIDAY - "Cultivating Consistency: Cell Culture Best Practices"
Let's Talk it Over Seminar on Research Management, 1 August 2019
The Diploma in Research and Development Management (DR&DM) program of the UP Open University will lead a Let's Talk it Over (LTiO) Seminar on Research Management: Creativity in R&D on August 1, 2019, 9:00 am to 12:00 nn, at the CHSS-AVR at UP Mindanao, Davao City. Dr. Rogelio V. Cuyno will serve as Lead Technical Expert. The LTiO seminar aims to introduce concepts in research management and to pre-test a video learning material titled “Overview of Creativity and Innovation in Research Organization.” The event is co-organized with the Master of Research and Development Management (MR&DM) project of UPOU and Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD). Interested parties may pre-register online at <tinyurl.com/LTIOCreativity>. The online registration form is open until July 29, 2019. For additional information, please email <.
Deadline for Applications for UPCAT by applicants from regional high schools, 2 August
Grade 12 students who wish to study in the University of the Philippines (UP) in 2020 are now advised to apply to the UP College Admission Test 2020 (UPCAT 2020). The deadlines for application for UPCAT 2020 are on 2 August 2019 for Regional Public High Schools; 9 August 2019 for Private High Schools; 16 August 2019 for Metro Manila Public High Schools; 23 August 2019 for Metro Manila Private High Schools. All applicants must apply online through https://upcatonline.up.edu.ph. UPCAT 2020 will be administered nationwide on 5 and 6 October 2019.
University Convocation for First-Year Students, 5 August 2019
The University Convocation for First-Year Students will be held on 5 August 2019, Monday, at 8:00 A.M. at the Administration Building Atrium. The Convocation aims to officially welcome the first-year students of the University.
Training on iProcurement, 7-9 [updated] August
The UP Information Technology Development Center is scheduled to conduct training on the SPCMIS at Gaisano Room. On 6-7 August is the training for end-users and on 8 August is the training for SPMO personnel.
Agribusiness Economics and Management Forum, 7 August 2019
The University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao School of Management reviewed the agribusiness value chain research and development in the Agribusiness Economics and Management Forum: The Works and Life Achievements of Prof. Sylvia B. Concepcion held in Lorenzo Hall on 7 August 2019. The research projects were recalled by colleagues who traced their origins from the pioneering work of Prof. Concepcion from 2000 onward. In her response, Prof. Concepcion expressed her gratitude for the testimonies and her satisfaction at seeing that people will continue what she started and, likewise, acknowledged the Vegetable Industry Council of Southern Mindanao for having undertaken the development journey alongside UP Mindanao.
In-House Research Review, 09 August 2019
Office of Research will hold the 2019 UP Mindanao In-House Research Review on 9 August 2019 at the Lorenzo Hall. Proponents of the UP Mindanao In-House Research Grants will present their research accomplishments.
Lumluman sa Dakbayan Hack-athon, 9-11 August 2019
As part of the month-long Kadayawan sa Dabaw celebration, the Lumluman sa Dakbayan hack-athon was organized by the Technology Business Incubation units of UP Mindanao, University of Southeastern Philippines, University of Mindanao, and DevCon on 9-11 August 2019. IT students from different schools in Davao City participated in this startup pitching event aimed to boost the startup scene in Davao City. Fifteen entries were chosen to participate in the 3-day event out of the 67 ideas/innovation entries. UP Mindanao computer science students and alumni were among the selected 15. The event also provided mentorship to the finalists and were judged by local, national, and international entrepreneurs such as Jonathan de Luzuriaga of Spring Valley and Andrew Wong of MAD incubators in Singapore. Participants pitched their ideas on 11 August, the last day of the hack-athon. Cash prizes were given to the 3 top winners.
Students win prize in Cinemalaya
Second-year BA Communication and Media Arts students Catherine Joy J. Catulong and Jasmine Nicolle S. Jain won a Special Jury Prize in the 2019 Cinemalaya Campus Short Shorts Competition for their short film "Praktis." The award was given on 13 August 2019 in ceremonies at the Abreeza Mall of Davao. The Competition aims to seek out, support, and recognize film-making projects of Filipino students from the Bicol Region, Iloilo City, and Davao City.
Public Lecture by Dr. Joel L. Cuello, 15 August 2019
Prof. Joel L. Cuello, a professor of agricultural bio-systems engineering at the University of Arizona, United States, gave a public lecture in UP Mindanao on "Strengthening The Innovation Ecosystem Of The Philippines Toward Inclusive National Development" on 15 August 2019. Chancellor Larry Digal gave the welcome remarks. The reactors were DOST-11 Asst. Regional Director Elsie Solidum, and DTI-11 Division Chief Ariel Nengasca. Joining the panel discussion were DTI-Board of Investment Governor Nap Concepcion, Prof. Jose Ildefonso Rubrico, and Asst. Prof. Raymundo Pavo.
Deadline of submission of abstracts for Pag-aboll: Facets of Mindanao conference
The College of Humanities and Social Science invites individuals who wish to present their researches in the fields of architecture and urban planning, creative writing and literature, risk communication, the social sciences, and human kinetics to submit abstracts on or before 16 August 2019 and be part of Pag-aboll 2019: Facets of Mindanao. For inquiries, please call (082)293-0863 and ask to be connected to the Office of the Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
UP team visits Mayor's Office to strengthen academe-government partnership
UP officials and alumni paid a courtesy call to Davao City Acting Mayor Sebastian Duterte at the Davao City Hall on the Kadayawan festival weekend of 17 August 2019. The delegation was headed by UP Mindanao chancellor Larry Digal, with vice chancellor for academic affairs Nilo Oponda, visiting professor Joel Cuello from the University of Arizona, UP Mindanao Foundation Inc. (UPMFI) chairman Sebastian Angliongto, UPMFI president Dinah Tolentino-Fuentes, Davao City councilor and UPMFI trustee Mabel Acosta, and UP Alumni Association director Robert Aranton. The UP team briefed Acting Mayor Duterte and Atty. Francis Mark Layog, his Chief of Staff, on the UP Mindanao plans for sports development, a campus botanical garden, and the upcoming Regional Alumni Institute in Davao City on 22-23 November 2019. Professor Cuello, for his part, proposed a closer partnership between Davao City and UP Mindanao in order to attract more business enterprises to Davao City. In closing, the UP team invited Acting Mayor Duterte to visit the campus after he said that he had not seen UP Mindanao.
UP Technology Transfer & Business Development Executive Committee meeting
The Executive Committee of the University of the Philippines Technology Transfer and Business Development Office [UP TTBDO] held its regular meeting in UP Mindanao on 23 August 2019. Six UP constituent universities were represented at the meeting chaired by UP System TTBDO Director Dr. Luis Sison. The vice chancellors present were Dr. Fidel Nemenzo of UP Diliman, Dr. Armando Crisostomo of UP Manila, Dr. Rex Demafelis of UP Los Baños, Dr. Rolly Fuentes of UP Visayas, and Dr. Nilo Oponda of UP Mindanao, accompanied by their TTBDO directors and staff. Chancellor Larry Digal delivered the welcome remarks wherein he expressed hope to receive from the Committee some inputs for UP Mindanao's expansion plans in research development & engagement. Dr. Melvin Pasaporte of UP Mindanao TTBDO narrated the story of how the Lactic Acid Project earned the support of DOST and found its industry partner in Monde Nissin Corporation. Board of Investments Governor Nap Concepcion also shared some industry practices and brought up new business opportunities.The Committee also heard a number of commercialization proposals from the various proponents, shared relevant experiences, and engaged in networking.
Training for Coaches
UP Mindanao is hosting a training for coaches who have existing or plan to have football programs for children and youth in schools and communities. This will be held at the Davao City-UP Sports Complex on 19-23 August 2019. The organizers are Gawad Kalinga in partnership with Asian Football Confederation and Coaches Across Continents, a US-based NGO. The training will impart additional and complementary knowledge to enliven coaching methods to be fun, educational, and value-oriented. The objective is to discover how sports can be used beyond competition and discipline.
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