Sep 9, 2019
University is the region’s top public-masters once again, while its College of Engineering is the best public program in California and eighth best in the nation
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — 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 for the 27th straight year.
The 2020 guidebook, which ranked 1,921 colleges and universities across the nation, lists Cal Poly in fourth overall in the West — up eight spots from last year’s rankings.
May 29, 2019
10-year-old Julian Reynoso of Los Angeles will receive two prosthetic hands on campus June 8
SAN LUIS OBISPO — While the wounds on 10-year-old Julian Reynoso’s hands are healing from a deadly drunken driving accident, a team of Cal Poly engineering students is working to restore the boy’s quality of life by creating a pair of prosthetic hands that will help him be a kid again.
“He couldn’t play with Legos, he couldn’t do all the simple things that I enjoyed in my childhood,” said Ryan Kissinger, co-lead of the Hands for Julian team. “So, the scope of the project is restoring that for him.”
May 10, 2019
University starts work on largely donor-funded multidisciplinary complex, announces two gifts totaling $60 million
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Power of Doing: The Campaign for Learn by Doing has taken the first major steps of its public phase as Cal Poly has begun work on a multidisciplinary complex and announced two major donations totaling $60 million.
Cal Poly launched the capital campaign — the largest fundraising initiative in university history, with a goal of $700 million by 2021 — in support of the university’s signature hands-on learning approach. Today the university announced the first two gifts of the initiative’s public phase:
Feb 24, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — From picnic areas to paddle-in camping sites, Cal Poly students are envisioning what amenities could be added over, under and on top of the Harford Pier in Avila Beach.
Nearly 250 Cal Poly architecture and architectural engineering first-year students are involved in a project this winter quarter to analyze, imagine and design new uses for the 1,320-foot-long pier, in part by adding 20 feet on each side of it.
Their work — including drawings and 30-foot models — will be available for the public to view from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in three locations in the Architecture and Environmental Design Building (No. 5): the Berg Gallery and the Neel Resource Center, both located on the ground floor, and the college’s lobby, in Room 212.
Feb 20, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — All four of Cal Poly’s choral ensembles will perform at the Cal Poly Choirs’ winter concert, “Traditions,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in Miossi Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.
Feb 20, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble and guest artists will perform a program of Arab, Iranian and Tajik music that includes popular dance from the Eastern Mediterranean at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, in Spanos Theatre on campus.
Feb 20, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly alumnus and former undocumented immigrant will discuss his journey from 6-year-old field worker to 46-year-old retired Apple engineer in a presentation at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12 in the Advanced Technologies Laboratory (No. 7) on campus.
Feb 18, 2020
Team will advance to state finals held March 7 in Bakersfield
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A robotics team from San Luis Obispo High School won the 2020 California Central Coast VEX “Tower Takeover” Tournament — a regional qualifier held at Cal Poly for the state championship — edging out 40 other teams from nearly 20 high schools across the Golden State.
Feb 14, 2020
Tickets available Saturday, Feb. 15
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The 80th annual Poly Royal Rodeo will once again be staged in Cal Poly’s premiere arena, Alex G. Spanos Stadium, bringing a lively performance to commemorate eight decades of history.
Feb 12, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will host flutist Marley Eder for a performance workshop at 3 p.m. Friday, March 6, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.