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Cal Poly Names Amy S. Fleischer to Lead College of Engineering

Apr 16, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Amy S. Fleischer, professor and chair of mechanical engineering at Villanova University, will become dean of Cal Poly’s College of Engineering effective July 16, Cal Poly Provost Kathleen Enz Finken today announced. 

Fleischer succeeds Interim Dean Jim Meagher, a longtime professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department who has served as dean for the past year after previous dean Debra Larson joined CSU Chico as provost.

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 Amazon.com 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 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 Journalism Department Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

Aug 13, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Four new members will be inducted into the Journalism Department Mustang Media Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Cal Poly.
 
The 2018 inductees are music industry executive Bruce Flohr, advancement professional Susan Houghton, political consultant and KCRA-TV analyst Kevin Riggs, and former KCPR faculty adviser and broadcaster Ed J. Zuchelli.

Cal Poly Campus Dining Wins Grand Prize in National Competition

Aug 9, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly recently won a grand prize in the 2018 Loyal E. Horton Dining Award competition, sponsored by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). University Catering received this honor in the Catering-Online Menu category.
 
“Each day we work to create a better dining experience on campus and to support the success of each student who walks through our doors,” Catering Manager Cynthia Stocker said. “This is great recognition for our entire team and really emphasizes the work and pride that we put into everything we do.”

Cal Poly Honored at California State University Technology Awards

Aug 9, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub), part of the university’s Information Technology Services division, won the Collaborating Across Boundaries Award at the California State University’s (CSU) 2018 Tech Awards.
 
The silver award was given in recognition of Cal Poly’s launch of the DxHub with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in fall 2017. The DxHub is dedicated to developing solutions to civic problems through technology while providing hands-on learning experiences for students. The DxHub innovation team is comprised of Cal Poly and AWS employees and employs student interns and researchers.

Cal Poly and Bugcrowd Join Forces to Improve Cybersecurity and Train Next Generation of Cyber Defenders

Jul 31, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Bugcrowd, the leader in crowdsourced security, and Cal Poly today announced a coordinated effort to address the growing cybersecurity issues affecting our government, economy and daily lives.

The two entities are embarking on a two-year program to conduct research that benefits the cybersecurity community, develop products to help organizations prevent and remediate cybersecurity issues, and provide real-world, hands-on training for students through the California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) at Cal Poly.

Cal Poly Economics Professor Earns Award for Innovative Food Waste Research Paper

Jul 31, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly economics Professor Steve Hamilton and a colleague received an Elsevier Atlas Award for their research paper on strategies to salvage and sell cosmetically flawed produce.

Hamilton and Timothy Richards of Arizona State University, in their research titled “Food waste in the sharing economy,” analyzed ways in which “sharing economy” businesses similar to Uber and Airbnb can reduce the 40 percent of edible but “ugly” produce that goes to waste in the United States. The paper was published earlier this year in Food Policy, a multidisciplinary journal featuring original research.

Monthlong Cal Poly Summer Program Attracts 135 International University Students

Jul 25, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s third Summer International Workshop has attracted 135 participants — including more than 120 from Egypt — seeking the university’s Learn by Doing style of education.

The turnout is the largest since mechanical engineering Professor Eltahry Elghandour inspired the annual series of learning opportunities in 2016. In February, he traveled to Egypt where he met with several universities and held information sessions promote the program.

Cal Poly’s Collegians Celebrate Reunion with Aug. 25 Concert

Jul 25, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Collegians Alumni Big Band will celebrate its annual reunion with a performance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Madonna Inn Ballroom in San Luis Obispo.

The band’s annual gathering draws more than 20 alumni musicians to recreate the swinging sounds of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Les Brown and other famous ensembles of the big-band era.

The Collegians, the predecessor to today’s acclaimed Cal Poly University Jazz Bands, was founded in 1937 by then-Music Department Head Harold P. Davidson.

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