Madayaw News

Microbiology Conference, 2017

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The 22nd Mindanao Convention of the Phil. Society for Microbiology was held on 17-18 November 2017 in Ritz Hotel, Davao City, on the theme of "Strengthening Academe-Industry Partnership in Microbiology for a Sustainable Mindanao". Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion gave the Welcome Remarks. 

Instructor Rovi Gem Villame (Food Sci. and Chem.) was awarded 1st Place in the Scientific Poster Category for her paper, "Rapid capture and detection of E.coli O157:H7 using biofunctionalized magnetic nanoparticles in tandem with a DNA-based nanobiosensor".

Research Associate Shem Gempesaw et al received 2nd Place in the Scientific Poster Category for "Molecular Surveillance of Rotavirus A in Backyard Pig Farms in Davao City".

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, 2017

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Assoc. Prof. Jhoanna Cruz (Humanities) served as Philippine representative to the 2017 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival on 25-29 October in Bali, Republic of Indonesia. Touchdown Magazine reported "the Philippines' own Jhoanna Lynn Cruz will be presenting alongside Indonesian luminaries such as octogenarian feminist novelist NH Dini and international names like best-selling crime writer Ian Rankin".  
On 27 October, Prof. Cruz performed a literary reading at Seniman Coffee Studio at Tony Raka.On 28 October, she served in the panel on ASEAN literature where she reported that despite the tough topic the conversations and the differing perspectives made the discussion enjoyable. She shared the panel with Bernice Chauly, Marc Nair, and Leila S. Chudhori with Intan Paramaditha as Moderator.  Also on 28 October, Prof. Cruz served on the panel on writing fiction together with Veronica Stigger of Brazil that was moderated by Tenzin Dickie of Tibet. According to Prof. Cruz the audience was very engaged with the discussion. 

She found time to meet Ian Rankin and renew ties with colleague Jennifer Mackenzie. Prof. Cruz said the Ubud 2017 experience made her "fired up to write more because.., it matters".

Alumni Association Elections, 2017

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UP Mindanao Alumni Association Inc. thru its Commission on Elections is happy to announce the Call for Nominations for UPMinAA Officers for the term January 2018 to December 2019. Please be guided by the following schedule:

October 23 - November 30, 2017 - Call for Nominations
December 4, 2017 - Announcement of Nominees     
December 4 to 21, 2017 - Campaign Period
December 22, 2017 - Election Day (during the UPMin Panagtagbo), 9:00AM to 3:00PM; Posting of Elected Persons (4:00PM); Election Protest (until 5:00PM); Proclamation and Induction (6:00PM)

The following positions are open for nomination:

Chairperson; President; Vice President for CHSS; Vice President for CSM; Vice President for SOM; Secretary; Assistant Secretary; Treasurer; Public Relations Officer; Executive Secretary; and three (3) Board Members

For procedures please click on the link: procedures

Awards in PNHRS and RHRDE, 2017

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In the 11th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week, held 22-25 August 2017 in Metro Manila:

•    Gayle Lagmay (BS Food Tech. 2016) was 1st Prize winner-Undergraduate Research Paper Oral Presentation for “Photocatalytic and Antimicrobial Studies of Polyhydroxybutyrate- CO- Hydroxyhexanoate Nanocomposite Film”. Her study shows that biofilms have potential as packaging material for food and as material for wastewater treatment in the textile industry. Jessa Mae Villanueva (BSFT 2016) won 3rd Prize for "Investigative Study of the Antimicrobial Property of Sodium Alginate/TiO2 Nanocomposite Film".  

In the 7th Regional Health Research and Development Expo, 21-22 September, Davao City:

•    Elizabeth Velasco (BSFT 2017), 1st Place, Research Paper Presentation and 1st Place-Poster Exhibit for “Development of Antimicrobial Durian Starch-Carrageenan/Carvacrol Films”.
•    Ruby Ricalde (BS Agribusiness Economics 2017), 2nd Place-Poster for “Optimal Diets of Indigenous Children in Conflict and Non-Conflict Areas of Davao del Norte”

Varsity win in SCUAA-XI, 2017

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UP Mindanao fielded a delegation of 65 athletes in eight varsity teams to compete in the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association Region 11 meet held on 26-29 October in Tagum City. The UP Mindanao contingent brought home 29 gold medals, 10 silver medals, 1 bronze medal, and one team trophy. The Swimming Varsity won 28 of the gold medals, eight of the silver medals, and one bronze medal, to emerge as Over-all Champions in the swim events. The Women's Football Varsity, on the other hand, were undefeated in four matches in the futsal (indoor football) event to emerge as Over-all Champions, receiving a team gold medal and a trophy carved by inmates of Davao Penal Colony.

In addition, the Chess Women's and Badminton Women's Varsity Teams each won a silver medal in their team events. Also competing in their respective events were the Volleyball Women's Team, the Chess Men's Team, the Table Tennis Men's Team, and the newly-formed Basketball Men's Team.

The SCUAA Region 11 meet saw teams from Compostela Valley State College, Davao del Norte State College, Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology, Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST), University of Southeastern Phils. North and South Teams, and UP Mindanao. The winning teams and athletes will represent Region 11 in the national SCUAA National Meet to be held in February 2018.   

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