The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) joined the Alumni Dinner and Foot parade for the 94th Loyalty Day Celebrations last October 9 and 10, 2012. The long-standing tradition commemorates the founding day of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. This year’s theme is “UPLB: Handa sa Pagbabago ng Panahon at Kapaligiran”.
Cinema Rehiyon 5, a film festival supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), was launched at the 94th Loyalty Day Parade of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) on Oct. 10, 2012. As homage to Philippine cinema, faculty and student volunteers of pelikuLAB paraded in colorful costumes resembling iconic characters in Philippine cinema. pelikuLAB, the media arts division of Samasining under the Department of Humanities (DHum), will host the film fest.
The Institute of Chemistry (IC) has a new director effective August 28, 2012. Dr. Hidelisa Padua Hernandez succeeded Dr. Milagros M. Peralta, whose term ended July 30, 2012. Hernandez is the eighth director of the institute and the fifteenth to lead the unit since its establishment as a department in 1910. A simple turnover ceremony was held at IC last September 14, 2012.