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P4.97M PCAARRD-funded project for CFOS-IA facilities kicks off

UP Visayas and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) conducted an inception meeting for the newly approved project on the upgrade and improvement of the research facilities/laboratories of the University on March 22, 2017at the Institute of Aquaculture (IA), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UPV Miagao campus.

The meeting was attended by the IA Director, Dr. Rex Ferdinand Traifalgar and Prof. Valeriano Corre, Jr. (Project Leader) as well as officials and staff from DOST-PCAARRD namely Director Juanito T. Batalon, Dr. Dalisay DG Fernandez, Engr. Wilmar J. Lastimosa, and Mr. Eddie Segundo. Discussed during the meeting were the brief presentation of the project, the DOST-PCAARRD M & E Guidelines, Rules and Regulations in the Implementation of the GIA-funded Projects, expected outputs, and the possible problems that may be encountered in the project implementation.

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Artist turns Panay IPs Folk Stories into Visual Art


Photos courtesy of  Prof. Martin Genodepa

Mga Sugidanon sang Tumandok (Narratives of the Native): Paintings by RF Salditos opened on 4 April 2017 at the UP Visayas Art Gallery in Iloilo City.

Salditos, whose forays into the mountainous areas of Panay got him interested in local lore, created over 20 paintings in mixed media to capture these stories in tangible form.

His main source was Lola Elena Gardoce, a binukot. She was one of several women who were secluded and specially assigned to serve as transmitters of epic traditions. Lola Elena was awarded by the Cultural Center of the Philippines the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining in 1992.

Salditos who also writes poetry, includes in this collection two large canvases of excerpted transcriptions of the recorded narratives along with two other large canvases of his own thoughts on the significance of the narratives to people’s struggle for a just society.

Mga Sugidanon sang Tumandok (Narratives of the Native): Paintings by RF Salditos runs until 31 May 2017. Vernissage will be at 6 PM on 4 April 2017. UPV Art Gallery is at the Main Building of UP Visayas Iloilo City Campus. Gallery hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. (UPV-CCCA)

1st Meeting of Scholars for Humanity International Network held in UPV

The University of the Philippines Visayas, through its Gender and Development Program, hosted the 1st International Meeting of Scholars for Humanity International Network on March 23-29, 2017 at Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City.

An Opening Program with UPV Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Emilia S. Yap and UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita Padilla welcoming the participants was held on March 23, 2017 at the UPV Cinemateque. It was followed by a Film Showing of Pagrara Sang Patipuron: an Indigenous People’s Navigation between Tradition and Modernity by Jean Claire Dy and Manuel Domes. A welcome dinner was organized for the participants on the same venue.

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CFOS-IA conducts lecture on ‘Viral Diseases in Aquaculture’

The Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS-IA), UP Visayas conducted a seminar-lecture on Viral Diseases in Aquaculture at the Audio Visual Hall, CFOS, UPV Miagao campus on March 23, 2017.

Dr. Dennis K. Gomez, associate professor of the College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Iloilo State College of Fisheries, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo was the guest lecturer. The lecture highlighted the factors involved in viral replication and proliferation, which can cause outbreak of diseases.

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Department of Chemistry holds the 2017 Chem Tournament – Iloilo League

The UPV Department of Chemistry in partnership with UPV Chemistry Society and C&E Publishing, Inc. held the 2017 Chem Tournament – Iloilo League on March 22, 2017 at the CAS 2nd floor lobby and ILP-AVR, UP Visayas, Miagao, Iloilo.

The main objectives of the tournament are the following: 1) to provide Grade 9 students a venue to get acquainted with one another and play chemistry games, and uncover their interest in chemistry; 2) to provide high school students and their teachers the opportunity to know more about the BS Chemistry and Master of Chemistry programs offered by UPV; 3) to provide opportunities for students and science teachers to see the facilities of the Department as well as UP Visayas through a tour of laboratories and the Museum of Natural Sciences; and 4) to give the Department of Chemistry the opportunity to showcase its BS Chemistry and Master of Chemistry programs through presentations and collect feedback from the participants and their coaches.

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