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College freshman students pursuing different career courses (engineering, science, health, teacher education, or general education courses) need a strong foundation in chemistry on which to build their future learning. This book aims to cultivate in these students both functional and conceptual literacy in chemistry, learning not only its language and vocabulary, but more importantly, its conceptual schemes and organizing principles, such as the Atomic Theory, the Periodic Law, the Kinetic Molecular Theory, and the Laws of Thermodynamics.Read More
The University of the Philippines Press launched twelve new titles last August 23, 2013 at the Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman.
Fiction made by Filipinos for Filipinos are featured in Diaspora Ad Astra: An Anthology of Science Fiction from the Philippines edited by Emil M. Flores and Joseph Frederic F. Nacino and The Farthest Shore: An Anthology of Fantasy Fiction from the Philippines edited by Dean Francis Alfar and Joseph Frederic F. Nacino.
[Closing remarks of J. Neil C. Garcia, UP Press Director, during the UP Press year-end launch last November 29, 2013 at the West Wing Gallery, UP Vargas Museum]
Okay, team UP Press: that’s three book launchings in 2013.
Meaning: three times the panic and glorious exhaustion, but also three times the sense of accomplishment for a job well and cheerfully done (a job that—we never for a moment forget—is a singular and immensely relevant one).
For me, in specific: three launchings means that much more speechifying! Seriously, I can’t help but regard this obligatory part of the program with a sense of immense privilege, but also of trepidation and, well, plain and simple anxiety: just what am I going to talk about, this time?
Let’s see… Over the past couple...