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Cal Poly Joins National Alliance to Develop a More Inclusive, Diverse STEM Faculty

Oct 29, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has joined Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty, a three-year institutional effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices. 

Cal Poly’s Vista Grande Dining Complex Opens with Seven Dining Venues, Neighborhood Market

Oct 28, 2020


Innovative design leads to LEED Gold certification for new facility

Vista Grande Dining Complex

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has opened its newest dining venue, a $39 million complex that will feed the campus community for decades and help reduce the university’s carbon footprint. 

Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute Hosts 400 Middle School and High School Students at Virtual California Cyber Innovation Challenge

Oct 16, 2020


Two Southern California high schools were top finishers among nearly 80 teams from throughout the state

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two teams from Southern California high schools earned top honors at the fourth annual California Cyber Innovation Challenge — the cybersecurity championship for the Golden State — that was hosted earlier in October by Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI).

Cal Poly Sets Virtual Bandfest for Nov. 15

Oct 16, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO —Nearly 300 Cal Poly students will virtually present the annual Bandfest concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15.

Cal Poly’s Wind Ensemble, Mustang Marching Band and Wind Orchestra will perform works ranging from the sublime to the evocative. Bandfest will begin with the Wind Orchestra’s performance of Julie Giroux’s “One Life Beautiful” and John Philip Sousa’s “Hands Across the Sea.” The Wind Ensemble will continue with Jennifer Jolley's “Lichtweg” and Richard Strauss’ “Serenade for Winds,” Op. 7.

Cal Poly Collaborative Seeks Pandemic Stories from Underrepresented Community Members

Oct 16, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A group of Cal Poly faculty and staff members have established the Central Coast Public Humanities Collaborative to support storytelling projects that cultivate greater understanding of communities on the Central Coast, especially from those whose voices have not been heard historically. 

Startup Companies Complete Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Incubator Program at Cal Poly

Oct 15, 2020


Trio of companies plan to remain in SLO County as they continue to grow and develop

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Three startup companies with more than a dozen employees and nearly $1.7 million in venture capital funding have completed the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s (CIE) HotHouse Incubator Program. All three companies plan to continue to grow their ventures in San Luis Obispo County.

Cal Poly Presents ‘Addressing Racism and Diversity in Music Institutions’ on Nov. 5

Oct 12, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present a virtual panel discussion titled “Addressing Racism and Diversity in Music Institutions” at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5.

The guest panelists will be Stephanie Shonekan, associate dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of music at the University of Missouri (MU), and Keith Jackson, dean of the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University (WVU). Cal Poly Director of Jazz Studies Arthur White will moderate the discussion.

Cal Poly Alumnus Selected for CSU Program to Support Doctoral Studies and Prepare for Faculty Opportunities

Oct 9, 2020


Gabriel Medina-Kim

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Gabriel Medina-Kim, who graduated from Cal Poly in June 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and minors in gender, race, culture, science and technology and women’s and gender studies, was selected to the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) through the California State University (CSU) earlier this year.

Cal Poly Coalition Aims to Make the University a National Leader in Research, Training in Ethical Technology

Oct 7, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly researchers have formed an interdisciplinary coalition that aims to work together in order to create the standards and become a key provider of training in the growing field of ethical technology, with the hope of becoming a leading university and example in what they are defining as a new profession and academic field.

Cal Poly Solar Plant Receives EPA Sustainability Honor

Oct 7, 2020


The university, which has aims to become a net-zero carbon campus by 2050,
also received two state honors for planning innovations 

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s commitment to environmental sustainability, as it marches toward a carbon-neutral future, was recognized with a trio of national and state awards.

Cal Poly is among only six organizations nationwide to receive a Leadership Award for direct project engagement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The awards were presented in late September.

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