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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 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 Honors Students Provide a Fall Bounty to GleanSLO

Nov 17, 2017



SAN LUIS OBISPO — A group of 18 Cal Poly Honors Program students and a faculty member helped harvest more than 1,000 pounds of bell peppers during a recent gleaning project at Talley Farms in Arroyo Grande.

GleanSLO, a program of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County that brings together volunteers to salvage produce that would otherwise go to waste, received the fall bounty.

Cal Poly Fall 2017 Commencement Set for Dec. 9

Nov 17, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nearly 1,000 students are eligible to graduate in three ceremonies at Cal Poly’s 34th annual fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 9. Ceremonies are set for 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Cal Poly Recreation Center.

The theme for this year’s commencement is “Mustangs Forever.” The ceremonies will include a retrospective slideshow of the graduating students during the processional, the “proud pinning” ceremony and a celebratory surprise.

Cal Poly Campus Sustainability Efforts Recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Nov 13, 2017


National organization singles out upper-division solar energy class and student-run food cooperative

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has been recognized for its campus sustainability efforts by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in an annual report honoring top-performing colleges and universities.

The 2017 Sustainable Campus Index singled out best practices in schools overall and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by STARS — the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System. The report, released Nov. 6, also highlighted innovative and high-impact initiatives from institutions that submitted STARS reports in the 12 months prior to July 1, 2017.

Cal Poly Wins First Place at Timber Sports Competition

Nov 9, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s logging team, an intercollegiate team of male and female students involved in traditional forestry field skills, won first place at the Cal Conclave collegiate logging competition held Nov. 4 at Cal Poly.

Cal Poly Unveils Interactive E-book Version of ‘More than a Motto’

Nov 8, 2017


Book Explores University’s Learn by Doing Methodology

SAN LUIS OBISPO — An interactive e-book version of “More than a Motto: The Meaning Behind Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing Signature” is available free online, with additional content not included in the print edition.

Cal Poly Symphony Opens Season with ‘Music from the New World’ Dec. 3

Nov 3, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Symphony will be joined by composer and mandolin soloist Jeff Midkiff for its Fall Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. 

Midkiff will perform his Concerto for Mandolin and Orchestra, “From the Blue Ridge.” Composed on commission in 2011, the concerto draws on the composer’s deep experience in the bluegrass musical tradition and reflects his own roots in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. 

Cal Poly Choirs to Present ‘Holiday Kaleidoscope’ Dec. 2

Nov 3, 2017


Collaborative Celebration to Include Local High School Choirs

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Choirs will present the festive “Holiday Kaleidoscope” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center.

Cal Poly’s PolyPhonics, the University Singers and Early Music Ensemble will be joined on the concert by three local high school choirs: Cabrillo (Lompoc), Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. The groups will perform holiday favorites and new works.

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