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Cal Poly Announces Grant to Improve Access for Low-Income California Students and Increase Campus Diversity

Feb 7, 2018

Proposed new fee for out-of-state students would fund the Cal Poly Opportunity Grant

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly today announced the proposal of a new grant that seeks to improve the quality of the university’s Learn by Doing education by increasing diversity and creating an intercultural experience that prepares all students for success in an ever-diverse world. 

The Cal Poly Opportunity Grant proposal would provide financial assistance for high-achieving, low-income California students who meet Cal Poly’s rigorous academic admission requirements but can’t afford to attend the university.

By serving a greater cross-section of California residents, the university will work toward its goal of increasing diversity on campus and enhancing the quality of education and career readiness for all Cal Poly students.

Cal Poly Launches World’s First University-Based Cloud Innovation Center Powered by Amazon Web Services

Oct 19, 2017

The Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub powered by AWS will address public sector technology challenges with proven innovation methods

 SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Through a strategic relationship, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), one of the nation’s top masters-level universities, and Amazon Web Services (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), will today launch the Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub powered by AWS (DT-Hub). The DT-Hub has been created to accelerate digital transformation in the government, education and nonprofit sectors through the application of cloud technologies.

Cal Poly Named Best in the West by U.S. News for 25th Straight Year

Sep 13, 2017

College of Engineering Also Lauded in Publication’s 2018 Annual Best Colleges Guidebook

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — For the 25th consecutive year, Cal Poly has been named the best public, master’s-level university in the West by U.S. News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges guidebook.

The 2018 guidebook lists Cal Poly in 11th place overall in the West for regional universities.

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Cal Poly Receives CSU-Record $110M Gift from Alumnus William L. Frost

Jul 18, 2017

Donation, among the largest ever in California public higher education, will transform the College of Science and Mathematics’ undergraduate research program

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Demonstrating unprecedented support for the nation’s largest public university system and specifically for undergraduate research, California State University alumni William and Linda Frost have given a CSU-record $110 million to Cal Poly’s College of Science and Mathematics.

The gift is among the largest ever to public higher education in California.

Cal Poly Choirs’ Winter Concert Explores the Theme of Light on March 17

Feb 15, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Choirs’ winter concert, “Lux Perpetua,” is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

Cal Poly Symphony to Feature Student Soloists and Stockdale High School Symphony Orchestra at Winter Concert March 16

Feb 15, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The talents of student soloists will be showcased and celebrated at the Cal Poly Symphony’s Winter Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. In addition, the Stockdale High School Symphony Orchestra from Bakersfield will perform as a featured guest ensemble.

Cal Poly to Host Guest Artist Presentation on Kenyan Folk Music March 12

Feb 14, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Abbey K. Chokera, senior assistant director for Kenya’s Permanent Presidential Music Commission in the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts, will give a presentation on Kenyan folk music at 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

Cal Poly Professors Awarded a $200,000 Healthy Soils State Grant

Feb 14, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — An interdisciplinary team of Cal Poly professors and Central Coast vineyards have been awarded a three-year $200,000 grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture Healthy Soils Program to demonstrate the potential for vineyard soils to capture and store carbon through the use of appropriate land management practices.

Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Exhibit ‘The Young Series’ by Amy Touchette

Feb 12, 2018

Artist lecture and gallery opening reception set for 4 p.m. Feb. 22

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery will present “The Young Series,” portraits of teenagers in Oahu, Hawaii; Tokyo, and New York City, by artist Amy Touchette from Feb. 22 through March 16.

Cal Poly to Host Entrepreneurship Forum Focused on New Media on Feb. 27

Feb 12, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A panel of industry experts including a former Fox Television president and a social media marketer-entrepreneur will discuss why new media is vital to success in business at Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s forum Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo on campus.


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