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Application to Summer Bridge Program now open

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) of UP Mindanao is once again offering a Summer Bridge Program (SBP) to selected incoming freshmen for SY 2010-2011( please click to check if you are qualified list_of_sbp_qualifiers.xls ). The program aims to close the gap between the qualifiers' high school exit skills and UP entry requirements. It will offer non-credit courses in Mathematics, English, Chemistry, and Physics.  A short psychosocial program will also be organized to help students adjust more easily to their academic environment at UP. Other supplementary activities such as study skills and basic computer application  training workshops will also be integrated into the course. The program will be held from April 12 to May 21, 2010 at UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. However, participants are expected on the afternoon of April 11, Sunday, at the Elias B. Lopez Hall Dormitory (EBL), where they are required to stay for free for the duration of the program. Documents required to be submitted are: 1.    Parents’ 2009 Income Tax Return; 2.    Completed Reply Form and Waiver Form  to be sent not later than April 5, 2010 (please click here for the forms  reply_waiver.doc ). The LRC strongly encourages you to take advantage of this rare opportunity. Registration is free. But you need to shoulder the following: 1.    your own board expenses (average of about P85/day); 2.    transport fare and other personal expenses. Late confirmations will not be entertained. Queries and confirmations may be addressed to Prof. Jhoanna B. Cruz-Daliling, Officer-in-Charge or to Ms. Diocy Cloribel-Guilabtan, Program Assistant at land line (082) 293-1764, or mobile phone (0920) 947-6117, or .

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UPMin offers waitlist for interested applicants

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

UP Mindanao is inviting all UPCAT qualifiers and non-qualifiers to apply in the waitlist for UP Mindanao in order to avail of a UP education in the region. UPCAT qualifiers who were accepted by other UP constituent universities but prefer to study in the region for economic reasons can apply as a waitlisted applicant in UP Mindanao. In addition, UPCAT non-qualifiers who got a University Predicted Grade (UPG) of 2.8000 or better in the UPCAT are also invited to apply as waitlisted in UP Mindanao. The University Predicted Grade (UPG) is included in the written notice that is sent to each UPCAT applicant. Interested parties may call the Office of the University Registrar at tel. no. (082)293-0201 or send e-mail to <>. UP Mindanao is the only UP constituent university located in Mindanao. It offers undergraduate degree programs in Anthropology, Architecture, Communication Arts, English (Creative Writing), Applied Mathematics, Biology, Computer Science, Food Technology, Agribusiness Economics and a graduate degree program in Management. UP education is made available in the region with P600.00/unit rate and a miscellaneous fee of P1,640.00/semester for undergraduate programs. Several scholarships and financial assistance programs are also available. There is no increase in tuition or other related fees for undergraduate programs for 2010.

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Prof Jhoanna Cruz holds book launch of “Women Loving”

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

UP-Mindanao Professor Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz will be the featured author in a book launch to be held at National Book Store at SM City Davao on Saturday, December 12. The book titled “Women Loving” is a collection of short stories and a play. It is published by De La Salle University and Anvil Publications, Inc. The book launch will be held at 3:00 P.M. with guest of honor Dr. Isagani R. Cruz of DLSU Academic Publications Office. Visitors at the book launch will be entitled to a 10% discount off the suggested retail price of the book. According to Prof. Cruz, “The book is a collection mostly about women loving other women and is the first of its kind in the Philippines ”. The play included in the book won 2nd place in the Carlos Palanca Literary Awards, full-length play in English in 1999. Prof. Cruz has also won 3rd place in the 2008 Palanca Awards for Essay in English. Professor Cruz is a faculty member of the UP-Mindanao Department of Humanities where she teaches creative writing.

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Book Launch of "Sensory Quality Measurement"

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

UP Mindanao and DOST Region XI will jointly host the launching of the book titled “Sensory Quality Measurement: Statistical Analysis of Human Responses” on November 23, 2009 (Monday) at 3:00 PM at the CHSS Audio-Visual Room, Administration Building, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. The public is invited to attend. The book is co-authored by Dr. Miflora M. Gatchalian and Dr. Grace Divino-Brannan and is considered one of the Philippines’ major contributions to the field of Sensory Science. This is a discipline which has gained global attention for its role in facilitating the understanding of human perceptions about food and related products. The book, which is now on its third edition, is a continuation of the pioneering efforts of Dr. Gatchalian who wrote the first edition in 1981 at a time when there was virtually nothing written about the subject. Many food companies regarded the first edition as their “Bible” for sensory information and are now anticipating the availability of the third edition. The UP- Diliman College of Home Economics published the first two editions of this pioneering book which is endorsed by the International Academy for Quality, a prestigious organization of globally recognized quality experts, thereby giving the book international stature. This 300-plus page third edition provides much needed information and guidance to those engaged in measurements and their scientific analysis in the areas of food research, processing, quality assurance, market monitoring and consumer researches. The book is a must-have for those in the food and related industries such as hotels, restaurants, pharmaceuticals, packaging and the academe. For parties interested to learn more of these methods, a three-day Basic Sensory Evaluation Methods (BSEM) Seminar-Workshop will be held on November 24-26, 2009 at Room 209, UP Mindanao School of Management at Iñigo (formerly Anda) St., Davao City. The seminar-workshop fee is at P3,000.00 per participant. Patrons and sponsors will also be invited to avail of copies of the book and participation in the seminar-workshop. Reservations are accepted on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Reservations for the book-launching and the BSEM seminar-workshop may be made through A-ai at 221-7313 or Evette/Lyda at 293-0402.

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