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DHUM faculty members make career milestones and receive awards

The Department of Humanities (DHUM) has seen a bumper harvest with the latest  accomplishments and recognition earned by its faculty members.

Dr. Layeta Bucoy returns to the Virgin Labfest with her one-act play, “Tuloy ang Palabas,” which will be part of Set B of the festival. It will be shown at 2 and 8 pm on June 8, 8 pm on June 18 and 23, and 2 pm on June 14 and 24. 

Dr. Janette Silva was named the recipient of the Prof. Indira Parikh 50 Women in Education Leaders Award. This award is given to 50 extraordinary women who contributed to the advancement of their respective sectors. Dr. Silva is UPLB’s vice chancellor for student affairs. 

Madelyn Garcia was awarded the Digital Citizenship for Values Formation at the 3rd Lagerwey Awards for Communication Excellence by the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA). She led the project Meriam’s Online World Series and Media Information Literacy Afterschool Program with various partners. 

Krissah Marga Taganas was named a fellow/visiting professor at the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Department of Philosophy, Universitat Paderborn in Germany. 

As a co-principal investigator of the study entitled “Setting the Stage for Sustainability: An Environmental Impact Baseline Study of QCinema International Film Festival,” Katrina Ross Tan, who is the DHUM chair, was awarded the small grants fund by the University of Glasgow Center for International Development.

Asst. Prof. Jacklyn Cleofas published “Becoming Whole Again: The Goal of Women’s Struggle Against Sex Abuse in Catholic Schools in the Philippines” in Acta Theologica. According to its website, Acta Theologica is a South African journal publishing independently reviewed research articles on broad Christian-theological and religious topics aimed at a national and international academic audience/readership.

Meanwhile, Jerry R. Yapo’s first book of personal essays, “Artfully Speaking & Other Essays,” is now on its “phenomenal third printing,” with the author signing copies at the Philippine Book Festival from 5 pm onwards on June 3 at the World Trade Center.

The book, officially launched last October 1, 2022, is a collection of insights, observations, life lessons and artistic pursuits, with each chapter featuring a photo of a specially commissioned artwork.

Dr. Laurence Marvin Castillo and Ivan Labayne, with their colleagues from UP Diliman, namely, Dr. Rolando B. Tolentino and Dr. Vladimeir B. Gonzales, won the 40th National Book Award for Media Studies for their book “Hindi Nangyari Dahil Wala sa Social Media: Interogasyon ng Kulturang New Media sa Pilipinas.” Dr. Castillo is the book’s co-editor, and Labayne is a contributor. The Ateneo De Manila University Press published the book. (Kyle Ramiel Dalangin)

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