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Cal Poly Philosophy Professor Awarded Grant to Study Predictive Policing

Jan 22, 2020

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly philosophy Professor Ryan Jenkins received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the ethics of using artificial intelligence to assist police officers in anticipating crime before it happens.

Researchers from Cal Poly, (including philosophy professors Patrick Lin and Keith Abney), and the University of Florida have partnered to conduct the study, which was awarded a total of $509,946 to fund three years of research.

Cal Poly Ethnic Studies Chair Denise Isom Receives Cross Cultural Centers’ Annual MLK Legacy Award

Jan 17, 2020

Denise Isom, professor and chair of the Ethnic Studies Department, receives the 2020 MLK Legacy Award during the Cross Cultural Centers’ third annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, held Jan. 15 at Cal Poly. Photos by Cal Poly University Photographer Joe Johnston.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The recipient of the 2020 Martin Luther King Legacy Award is a department chair who works with determination and devotion to create a more just, equitable and diverse Cal Poly campus.

Media Advisory — Ag Showcase Career Fair Set for Jan. 16-17 at Cal Poly

Jan 15, 2020

What: Cal Poly’s Agribusiness Management and National Agri-Marketing Association Club will host its annual Ag Showcase — the largest career fair in the university’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences — on Jan. 16-17. The event features 100 companies spanning the agricultural industry — including such areas as produce, animal pharmaceuticals, and floral and herbicides/pesticides. More than 500 students are expected, seeking jobs and summer internships in this event that is described as “more than a career fair.”

Cal Poly Mustang Marching Band to Perform in Chinese New Year Parade on Feb. 8 in San Francisco

Jan 15, 2020

The Cal Poly Mustang Marching Band performs at the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco in 2018.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Mustang Marching Band has been invited to participate for the sixth time in the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, Feb. 8, in San Francisco.

The Mustang Marching Band performed for the Chinese New Year Parade for the first time in 2014 and was among 15 marching bands that participated. The band has been awarded first place in the adult marching bands category at each appearance. 

Cal Poly to Present Free ‘Night of Chamber Music’ on Feb. 7

Jan 15, 2020

Photo of the Cal Poly Brass Choir.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Several of Cal Poly’s finest student music ensembles will perform traditional and contemporary chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church

“A Night of Chamber Music” will feature performances by a brass quintet, woodwind quintet, saxophone quartet, a large clarinet ensemble, a brass choir and a jazz combo. This annual event, formerly called “Night at the Mission,” has long been a favorite of student performers and audiences alike. 

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

Jan 15, 2020

Promotional image for "Change the Subject" documentarySAN 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

A student sets letters in the Shakespeare Press Museum at Cal Poly.
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

Members of Cal Poly’s Moon and Mars team include, from left, mechanical engineering students Chris Boone, Westin McHaney, Alex Krenitsky, Aaron Erickson and Ryan Locatelli. Boone is handling telemetry systems; Erickson is in charge of programming and electrical design; Krenitsky oversees linear motion and drilling systems; Locatelli is the water processing lead; and McHaney, is leading the thermal systems effort.
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

Noah Wheeler, left, and Carl Stoye visited several car museums during their trip to Italy. They went to Italy after winning the 2019 VI-grade Virtual Formula international competition for their electric car design.
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.


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