Bioweek Opens Today at CAS

Not even the two day class suspension due to transport strike could stop the Department of BIology, CAS in celebrating its annual Bioweek originally scheduled from Oct 15-19, 2017. Today, the event opened with the traditional Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by Prof Elena Ragragio, Chair, Department of Biology and Dean Leonardo R. Estacio Jr. at the CAS Lobby. The 3-day activities will include poster exhibit and seminars. Former DENR Sec. Gina Lopez will be one of the guest speakers. The Bioweek aims to promote and raise awareness for the protection and preservation of the natural environment.​

CHANCELLOR PADILLA MEETS WITH CAS DEAN AND FACULTY

UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita D. Padilla recently met with faculty members of CAS to discuss the status of research projects, research collaboration, funding sources, possible use of laboratory rooms of the new NIH building for research and other research related matters. Vice Chancellor for Research and NIH Executive Director Eva Maria Cutiongco - De la Paz spoke on the subject of Minimizing Bureaucracy to Maximize Research Efficiency.

CAS HOLDS ANNUAL TEAM BUILDING EVENT

This June, CAS held its annual team building for Administrative and support staff. This year’s theme was “Review of CSC Policies/Procedures and Excellent Customer Service”. The event kicked off with a series of workshops/seminars held at UP Manila Theater, with the following topics:

June 9, 2017- Excellent Customer Service.
Mr. Michael Angelo Austria, AVP for Human Resources and Organizational Development Division at Profriends (PCFI) discussed the importance of 5 Star Customer Service, meaning a commitment to a sincere, timely, accurate and responsive (STAR) service.

A Forum on Menstrual Hygiene

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the University of the Philippines Manila College of Arts and Sciences and other agencies held a forum on Menstrual Hygiene on May 26 at the UP Manila Theatre. It was part of the Philippine’s initiative to support the International Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28. The forum aimed to contribute in breaking the myths and misconceptions on menstruation; spread awareness about good menstrual hygiene; and highlight the effects of having a good menstrual hygiene in women and girls’ health and education.

DE SAGUN, A BS BIOLOGY STUDENT IS 2017 BPI - DOST SCIENCE AWARDEE

With research entitled “Cytoxicity of Ten Philippine Medicinal Plants (10HG) on the A549 Lung Carcinoma Cell Line”, Scott Dean P. De Sagun from CAS was one of the 30 BPI - DOST Science awardees from ten universities in the Philippines this 2017.

The BPI - DOST science award enables new generations of leaders and innovators to address competitive issues in science, research and technology and challenges them to create lasting impacts and social innovations for the betterment of our communities (BPI-DOST Science Award 2017 guidebook).