Mr. Michael David Tan Lopez, a psychology instructor at the Department of Social Sciences (DSS) has been awarded as one of the UPLB Outstanding Teachers for 2013 under the junior category (Social Sciences and the Humanities area). Sir Mike, as fondly called by his students and colleagues, has been with the university for five years. He obtained his B.S. Psychology degree and completed his diploma course in Exercises and Sports Science from U.P. Diliman. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Human Movement Sciences from the same university. For the past three academic years, Mr. Lopez has been teaching Psychology 1, SOC 130 (Social Psychology), and SOSC 3 (Gender and Sexuality).
The best research projects from the College of Art and Sciences (CAS) were once again showcased during the 5th Student-Faculty Research Conference held on December 14, 2012 at the NCAS Auditorium. With the theme “Fostering the CAS Research Culture of Publication”, the annual conference was the culminating activity of the week-long College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) 40th founding anniversary celebration.
DULAANG FESTIVAL XX/YX
How do we fuse arts and science together? Is it really possible? The recently created program of the college, Arts and Science Fusion Program is set to open its last initiative for this semester: DULAANG FESTIVAL XX/YX (New Genes and New Breed), a two day festival of short original short plays for and about the Filipino children. Several BACA classes, including THEA 115: Drama for Children, THEA 109: Directing for Theatre, THEA 107: Theater Communication and the ENG 109: Playwriting collaborated to organize this festival of 11 short plays about the sciences. Department of Humanities faculty members Prof. Dennis D. Gupa (Children’s Drama and Directing), Prof. Emmanuel Dumlao (Playwriting) and Mr. Jeremy Dela Cruz (Theater Production) mentored the students enrolled in these classes. This first ever collaborative festival of plays about children, the program hopes to expand the praxis of the crisscrossing of the arts and the science and find innovative ways of creating theater performances in the university. The current theme, New Genes, New Breed, looks at the potentials of young people who are willing to trail blaze a career in theater. The festival is set to unravel this March 11 (3pm and 6pm) at the NCAS Auditorium and on March 12 (7pm) at the Makiling Performance Garden.