Oct 1, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — An Amherst College astronomy professor will discuss discovering and researching planets outside of the solar system from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly.
Kate Follette will explore how, when and where planets form. She will explain how astronomers can “de-twinkle” stars to make incredibly accurate observations of these faint, distant exoplanets, including detecting the light coming from newly formed planets. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
Oct 1, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s 2018-19 large choral ensembles will be introduced in a concert featuring a variety of styles at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.
PolyPhonics and the University Singers will present a fall concert titled “Luminous Night of the Soul,” which is intended to showcase the talent of the Cal Poly vocal program and give listeners a taste of the year to come.
Sep 25, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two Cal Poly professors and Unanimous AI on Wednesday will present a new study showing that business teams, when connected by AI algorithms and operating as an internet-linked “swarm,” functioned with significantly higher social intelligence than individuals working alone.
Entrepreneurship Professor Lynn Metcalf and communication studies Professor David Askay spent the summer on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence technology. In collaboration with AI pioneer Unanimous AI, a Silicon Valley-based technology firm that amplifies the intelligence of groups through special AI algorithms, they recently published research examining the effectiveness of business teams functioning as a “hive mind.”
This innovative Swarm AI technology allowed teams, connected over the internet, to combine their individual insights in real-time to accomplish tasks and make decisions.
Cal Poly, PG&E and the yak tityu tityu yak tiłhini — Northern Chumash Tribe to Receive State Preservation History Award for Efforts to Restore Site of Native American Village Near Diablo Canyon
Sep 21, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A project to preserve the former site of a Native American village near Diablo Canyon Power Plant by a Cal Poly archaeology professor and his students, Pacific Gas and Electric, and the yak tityu tityu yak tiłhini — Northern Chumash Tribe will receive a 2018 Governor’s Historic Preservation Award in November.
“It was very much a cooperative effort between all of us,” said Terry Jones, an archaeologist and chair of Cal Poly’s Social Sciences Department. “I was very pleased and honored to receive the recognition. We worked very hard on the materials from that particular site — both in the field and in laboratory analysis.”
Sep 20, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present a faculty showcase recital at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.
Recital coordinator Christopher J. Woodruff said the intent of the recital is to enable music students to see their instructors perform.
“The recital provides an opportunity to showcase the rich talent embodied by the breadth of Cal Poly applied faculty who devote so much time and energy to our music students,” Woodruff said. “It’s also a chance to introduce some of our new faculty to the San Luis Obispo music community.”
Sep 20, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Cal Poly Floral Design Team ranked third in the nation at the American Institute of Floral Designer’s (AIFD) 2018 Student Floral Design Competition held in Washington, D.C.
Alyssa Snow, a junior majoring in agricultural science from Galt, California, placed first in the wedding bouquet category and fourth place in the fashion flower category. She placed third overall in the competition. Allana Childs, who graduated in June with a degree in agricultural and environmental sciences, took third in the interpretive design category and eighth place for her wedding bouquet.
Sep 19, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Rose Float announced the 2019 Cal Poly Universities’ Rose Float entry, “Far Out Frequencies,” featuring a pair of astronauts and a handful of alien friends on another planet communicating through music.
The design was the top choice, from 150 submitted entries, of the Cal Poly Rose Float team and their counterparts in Pomona at California State Polytechnic University.
Sep 18, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — With Us — The National Network for Peer Accountability at Cal Poly has launched a new student benchmark survey today to help California public universities learn more about critical health and safety issues impacting students.
The National College Student Bystander Benchmark Survey partners with universities in the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems to gain a better understanding of student perceptions, experiences and bystander intervention actions around:
Sep 17, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — As he prepares for another school year at Cal Poly, aerospace engineering student Jeffrey Aparicio doesn’t have to go far for a reminder of his dark past: All he has to do is look at some of the tattoos on his body.
“Every time I look at my gang tattoos, I remember how I’ve come so far,” he said.
While Aparicio committed crimes ranging from armed robbery to residential burglary as a member of a Sacramento gang, he has since turned his life around. And today he gives back by inspiring others with his comeback story.
Sep 14, 2018
Diet and exercise help women with overweight and obesity limit weight gain during pregnancy, national study reports
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly contributed to a large, national study that found lifestyle interventions can help pregnant women with overweight and obesity reduce unhealthy weight gain during pregnancy.
Gaining excessive weight during pregnancy increases the risk of serious delivery and birth complications for mothers and their babies, and these risks are compounded in women with obesity.