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Cal Poly to Present ‘Change the Subject’ Documentary, Discussion on Feb. 4

Jan 15, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Kennedy Library invites community members to a screening of the documentary “Change the Subject” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 4, in the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly. Dartmouth College student activists and librarian Jill Baron, who are featured in the documentary, will hold a panel discussion after the screening.

Cal Poly to Host 2020 International Graphic Communication Week Jan. 21-24

Jan 14, 2020



SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department will host International Graphic Communication Week from Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 21-24, in San Luis Obispo, California.

Cal Poly Recognized Among Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for 2020

Jan 14, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO –– Cal Poly has been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for the third time by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The university earned the distinction in 2017 and 2019. 

Cal Poly Students Selected to Help NASA Find Ways to Drill for Water on Mars and the Moon

Jan 10, 2020


NASA hopes to return astronauts to the moon by 2024, but longer missions need water that can be extracted from lunar and Martian ice


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A team of Cal Poly mechanical engineering students has been chosen to participate in NASA’s Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge, which aims to further the space agency’s goal of prolonged space missions.

Cal Poly Racing Team Students Win Trip to Tour Maserati Innovation Lab in Italy

Jan 9, 2020


Engineering seniors are the first Americans to take top honors at Virtual Formula competition for electric race cars


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two Cal Poly engineering students recently toured Maserati’s new Innovation Lab in Italy after becoming the first Americans to win the VI-grade Virtual Formula competition for electric race cars.

Cal Poly Architecture Students’ Work on Rebuilding in Paradise Now Accessible Online

Jan 9, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — During fall quarter, Cal Poly students in Lecturer Kent Macdonald’s third-year architectural design studio worked on projects to reconceive the fire-ravaged town of Paradise, California. The students’ work now has been uploaded to Cal Poly’s Digital Commons, the university’s institutional repository, making it accessible to individuals and communities around the world.

Cal Poly to Host Anti-Human Trafficking Summit Jan. 26-28

Jan 9, 2020


Event will include community panel, resource fair, and law enforcement training

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) will host an anti-human trafficking summit Jan. 26-28 on campus, including a community panel and resource fair, student project showcase, a documentary film and talk with a human trafficking survivor, and training sessions for law enforcement.

Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering Professor Earns Statewide Teaching Award

Jan 6, 2020



SAN LUIS OBISPO — Brian Self, a Cal Poly mechanical engineering professor who has championed active learning techniques, is one of four faculty members in the California State University system to earn the Wang Family Excellence Award, taking the CSU’s sole Outstanding Faculty Teaching honor.

Cal Poly Float Wins Director Award at 2020 Rose Parade®

Jan 1, 2020


Universities’ Float ‘Aquatic Aspirations’ Recognized as California-Grown Certified for the Ninth Consecutive Year


PASADENA, Calif. — Cal Poly universities’ playful “Aquatic Aspirations” received the Director Award for the most outstanding artistic design and use of floral and non-floral materials at the 131st Rose Parade® held New Year’s Day.

The float, which features a submarine exploring a sunken shipwreck that is also home to a colorful array of marine wildlife, was designed and built by teams of students from Cal Poly and California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. It is the seventh time in 72 appearances that a Cal Poly float has featured an ocean-related design — this year celebrating the parade’s theme, “The Power of Hope.”

Cal Poly to Present Faculty Bass Recital on Jan. 17

Dec 19, 2019



SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Music Department faculty member and string bassist Ken Hustad will present a recital with guest performers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45).

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