Professors Rosario Rubite and Arnold Hallare of the Department of Biology renewed their UP Scientist I and II titles, respectively, while Professor Junie Billones of the Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics was promoted to UP Scientist III. They were officially recognized as UP Scientists for 2017-2019 in a ceremony held on March 21, 2018 at the Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman.
The University of the Philippines Manila through the College of Arts and Sciences embarked on a milestone in sports. The student athletes trained by the faculty members of the Department of Physical Education, College of Arts and Sciences, including the CAS Dean who is the Head Coach of the UP Chess Team, participated in the Association of Local Colleges and Universities (ALCU) National Games held in Mabalacat, Pampanga from April 15 – 19, 2018 as a Guest School. The UP Manila Team engaged in three sports event : Basketball, Table Tennis, and Chess.