Cafe Scientifique: Women In Science

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Cafe Scientifique: Women In Science

UPDATE 2/28: Registration for this event is now closed. To those who registered, see you on Saturday!

Join our FREE #CafeScientifique event on March 10 in celebration of National Women's Month 2018!

Join us for a conversation with mathematician Dr. Queena Lee-Chua, anthropologist Dr. Soledad Dalisay, programmer and Director of Women Who Code - Manila Michie Ang, and marine scientist Carlie Dario as we discuss their experiences as women in the Philippine science field, and the role of the modern Filipina in advancing science in the Philippines. 

The event will also feature video interviews with science communicators from science centers in Malaysia and Singapore. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Symposium, Book launch and Premiere

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Symposium on Chemical Youth

A symposium on beauty, height, sexuality, and the Anthropology of the Filipino body

Book launch and premiere

Chemical Youth Project

13 February 2018


GT-Toyota Asian Center

University of the Philippines

Based on a research collaboration by the  Department of Anthropology, UP Diliman and the University of Amsterdam, the ChemicalYouth project draws on medical anthropology and studies of science, technology and contemporary youth culture to study the lived effects of chemicals.

The event features the launching of three collections of ethnographic snapshots in different field sites; in Cagayan de Oro by the 2014 UP Anthropology Field School, in Puerto Princesa by the Palawan Studies Center, and from Indonesia; and the premiere of the documentary film "Sweet Medicine."

PAGTITIBAY: Chancellor Michael Lim Tan

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PAGTITIBAY: Chancellor Michael Lim Tan, University of the Philippines, October 17, 2014

PAGPAPAKILALA sa Ika-10 Tsanselor ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman

Mary A. Racelis1

MA Sociology 1960

University of the Philippines


This Pagtitibay, or investiture, of an anthropologist to the elevated status of Chancellor of the University of the Philippines marks a special day for us all. Allow me to start off by being true to our academic calling. In the best scholarly tradition of historical investigation I believe this important rite of passage (rites of passage being a favorite topic of anthropologists) requires an examination of our Chancellor’s evolutionary path to leadership. The research question today is: How did the exotic field of anthropology, which to the public only studies stones, bones, Neolithic adzes and the strange customs of people living outside of the Diliman ethnic commune, yield a distinguished Tribal Elder like Michael Lim Tan?


Datu Tan (an appropriate honorific title especially favored by anthropologists doing research in Mindanao) belongs to the tribe called Indigenous Manilenyos, having been born and raised in San Juan, Rizal. What is less known is that his ethnic socialization, influenced by his Filipino-Chinese heritage, was supervised by the elders of another esoteric tribe known as “Jesuits.” His enculturation into their traditional lore took place at Xavier School and later – a little-known secret – at that Other University at the sosyal end of Katipunan/C-5, where he majored in biology. Soon realizing the folly of his ways, he transferred to the University of San Francisco in California. There, under the tutelage of American Jesuits related through kinship and a patriarchal descent system to his former tribal elders at Loyola Heights, he completed his undergraduate studies as a biology major.