FICS Associate Professor Wins Best Paper Award at the Philippine Computing Science Congress

2024-05-20T08:38:49+08:00

Dr. Reinald Adrian Pugoy, an Associate Professor from the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Faculty of Information and Communication Studies (FICS), won the Best Paper Award at the 24th Philippine Computing Science Congress (PCSC). The conference was held from 9 to 11 May 2024 at the De La Salle University—Laguna Campus in Biñan, Laguna. This marks the first time UPOU FICS has participated in the prestigious conference, making the achievement even more remarkable. His paper, titled “Summarization-Driven Collaborative Filtering for Explainable Recommendation,” introduces a new framework for recommendation systems. These systems, used by platforms such as online [...]

FICS Associate Professor Wins Best Paper Award at the Philippine Computing Science Congress2024-05-20T08:38:49+08:00

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2024 Celebrates Nature’s Climate Champion to Combat Climate Change

2024-05-14T09:16:41+08:00

The Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) joins the celebration for the International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2024 from 05-11 May 2024, to promote the benefits of composting and raise awareness about its significant role of creating a sustainable future, with the week-long celebration theme of “COMPOST… Nature’s Climate Champion,” emphasizing the critical role compost plays in combating climate change and supporting healthy ecosystems. During this celebration, we have many ways to get involved and learn more about composting through attending a workshop, starting composting at home, spreading the [...]

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2024 Celebrates Nature’s Climate Champion to Combat Climate Change2024-05-14T09:16:41+08:00

UPOU Conducts Earthquake and Fire Preparedness Drill

2023-04-19T14:45:20+08:00

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) joined the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on 9 June 2022, 9:00 am to assess the responsiveness of the existing disaster preparedness and contingency plans of the University. All faculty and staff practiced the “duck, cover, and hold” as the siren alarmed for 60 seconds. Safety marshals led the safe flow of evacuation to the respective assembly areas, while safety wardens communicated the safety status of the faculty and staff from their respective offices. Reports were directed to Incident Commander Dr. Maripres Sarinas on behalf of Dr. Consuelo Habito, Chair of the [...]

UPOU Conducts Earthquake and Fire Preparedness Drill2023-04-19T14:45:20+08:00

UPOU hosts Climate Justice Teach-in Webinar

2023-04-19T14:16:36+08:00

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), in collaboration with the Worldwide Teach-in (WWTI) Philippines and Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability, conducted the Climate Justice Teach-in Webinar titled #MakeClimateAConversation on 2 April 2022.   Ms. Faith Caubang, a  UPOU Bachelor of Education Studies (BES) student and Team Leader of WWTI Philippines, and Mr. Karl Alex Laurito, a member of the WWTI Philippines, served as the hosts.  Dr. Joane V. Serrano, Dean of the UPOU Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS), spearheaded the event. Dr. Serrano delivered the opening remarks and welcomed the participants.  She shared that UPOU’s collaboration [...]

UPOU hosts Climate Justice Teach-in Webinar2023-04-19T14:16:36+08:00

UPOU at Earth Day 2021 Virtual Stage

2023-04-27T14:57:10+08:00

Earthdayinitiative.org, together with March for Science NYC, organized the grand Earth Day 2021 Virtual Stage and Festival to kick off the Earth Week 2021 which is celebrated every 22 April of each year. The University of the Philippines (UP) through the UP Open University (UPOU) took pleasure in being a part of this global event.  Dr. Alexander G. Flor, Dean of the UPOU Faculty of Information and Communication Studies (FICS) and environmental communication expert, represented the university  and shared the perspective of the climate communication science community. He was part of the round table discussion for the third part of [...]

UPOU at Earth Day 2021 Virtual Stage2023-04-27T14:57:10+08:00

UPOU joins global dialogue on Solve Climate by 2030

2023-04-27T14:51:48+08:00

What can we do this year to help solve climate change while supporting struggling communities that have faced joblessness, sickness and loss? This was what the Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management (MENRM) program of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS), UP Open University (UPOU) tackled  through a webinar entitled “Climate Solutions: The Philippine Context” on 7 April 2021, 9:00 AM (PHT), via the UPOU Networks. The event was organized as part of the Solve Climate by 2030, a global dialogue initiative by the Center of Environmental Policy,  Bard College, New York. Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of [...]

UPOU joins global dialogue on Solve Climate by 20302023-04-27T14:51:48+08:00

How Teachers in the Philippines Can #MakeClimateAClass for Earth Month

2023-04-27T14:10:49+08:00

It has been a long COVID-19 year for teachers and students. Meanwhile, the planet kept getting hotter, with 2020 tying for the hottest year that humans have ever experienced. Yet it is likely that 2020 will be one of the coolest years in the next 100 unless we change course quickly. As we head into Earth Month (or April), how can educators engage students with this critical issue? This April, the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) is helping overworked teachers, from every subject, bring climate change into the classroom. This opportunity is not just for environmental science classes. [...]

How Teachers in the Philippines Can #MakeClimateAClass for Earth Month2023-04-27T14:10:49+08:00
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