UE CAS Caloocan Hosts First CAMANAVA Studies Conference

The UE College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Caloocan is conducting the first ever Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela (CAMANAVA) Studies Conference, to be held on February 8 to 9, 2013, at the Multipurpose Hall of the Dr. Lucio C. Tan Building in UE Caloocan.

The conference is endorsed by Dr. Catherine Q. Castañeda, Ph.D., Director IV for the National Capital Region of the Commission on Higher Education. Its theme is “Dynamics of Higher Education in CAMANAVA and Urban Zones: Response to the Merging of Cities and Global Phenomenon.”

An in-house arm of UE CAS Caloocan, the conference is aimed at promoting the culture of research within the College and the University and in the geographic area. It also aims to promote research, publication and presentation of researches in academic forums or conferences among the CAS Caloocan faculty.

The two-day activity will tackle history, culture and arts in the geographic area, among other topics. It will also dwell on education, such as the impact of globalization on higher education, the teaching of social and natural sciences and mathematics in higher education, the interface between higher education and basic education, and the future of higher education in the context of K to 12.

Other topics relevant to society will be discussed, such as population, in-migration, urbanization of towns, poverty, social services, climate change, disaster risk reduction and management, politics, waste management and ecology. Hotel and restaurant management, tourism and travel management, and communication arts and language education will also be covered.

The conference fee for local participants is P2,500 for on-site registrations. For early registrants, a discounted fee of P2,300 is available, while presenters whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation will be charged P2,000.

For undergraduate students, the conference fee is P1,500 which will cover meals, certificate of attendance and a CD of conference abstracts.

For international participants, the conference fee for on-site registration is $200. Early bird registrants will have the discounted price of $180, while presenters whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation will be charged $170.

The conference fee will cover meals (morning and afternoon snacks, and lunch), a CD containing the abstracts/papers/MS PowerPoint presentations of the presenters, and a conference kit.

Payments can be deposited to UE accounts with Allied Bank: Current Account #365100061-1 for local participants; or Dollar Account #313200056-7 (Swift Code ABCMPHMM) for international participants.

For registration, questions and inquiries, please contact the UE College of Arts and Sciences-Caloocan, please contact 364-1497 (Ms. Izel Rulloda), 367-4572, local 305 (Associate Dean Crisol Bruza) or 0915-8480110 (Dean Julian Abuso), or email camanva.uecalcas@yahoo.com.

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