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Cal Poly’s Camp PolyHacks Event Works Toward Solutions Through a Social-Entrepreneurship Hackathon

Feb 8, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Camp PolyHacks, an event where designers, developers, entrepreneurs and others build a fully functional product in 21 hours, took place Jan. 12-13. The social-entrepreneurship hackathon focused on creating solutions to four problems that face the San Luis Obispo community.

John Salmon Piano Recital of Classical and Jazz Compositions to be Held at Cal Poly March 8

Feb 8, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — John Salmon, music professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will give a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

Cal Poly Announces Grant to Improve Access for Low-Income California Students and Increase Campus Diversity

Feb 7, 2018


Proposed new fee for out-of-state students would fund the Cal Poly Opportunity Grant

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly today announced the proposal of a new grant that seeks to improve the quality of the university’s Learn by Doing education by increasing diversity and creating an intercultural experience that prepares all students for success in an ever-diverse world. 

The Cal Poly Opportunity Grant proposal would provide financial assistance for high-achieving, low-income California students who meet Cal Poly’s rigorous academic admission requirements but can’t afford to attend the university.

By serving a greater cross-section of California residents, the university will work toward its goal of increasing diversity on campus and enhancing the quality of education and career readiness for all Cal Poly students.

Cal Poly Students’ Cooling System Wins National ASHRAE Design Competition

Feb 6, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A senior project by four Cal Poly mechanical engineering students won a national engineering competition and its $2,000 top prize for an air-conditioning system that uses reclaimed rainfall while trimming household energy costs.

Cal Poly Students’ Cooling System Wins National ASHRAE Design Competition

Feb 6, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A senior project by four Cal Poly mechanical engineering students won a national engineering competition and its $2,000 top prize for an air-conditioning system that uses reclaimed rainfall while trimming household energy costs.

Cal Poly Celebrates 2018 International Graphic Communication Week

Feb 5, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO – Hosted Jan. 23-26 by the university’s Graphic Communication Department, International Graphic Communication Week celebrated the life and work of Benjamin Franklin and his important contributions to science, technology, communication, and particularly to furthering the importance of the printed word and how it has shaped the great institutions of our society.

Cal Poly Wind Band Concert to Feature Two World Premieres on March 3

Feb 5, 2018


John Astaire Featured on Mutsuhito Ogino’s Concerto for Percussion

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Winter Band Concert featuring the 60-member Wind Ensemble and 65-member Wind Orchestra is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

Cal Poly Opens Research Center to Address Student Deaths on College Campuses

Feb 2, 2018


Cal Poly has launched a new research and resource center dedicated to preventing harm and lives lost to hazing, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual assault, hate and bias, and other forms of violence on college campuses.

With Us: the National Network for Peer Accountability was established by Cal Poly to inspire peer-led acts of accountability that promote health and safety, prevent violence and empower proactive intervention to help others.

Country Artist Aaron Watson to Perform April 14 at the 2018 Poly Royal Rodeo at Cal Poly

Feb 1, 2018


Texas country superstar Aaron Watson will take the stage as the headline musical performer on April 14 as part of the 78th annual Poly Royal Rodeo at Cal Poly’s Alex G. Spanos Stadium. 

Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands to Present ‘Just Jazz’ March 2

Jan 31, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The rhythmic complexity, harmonic adventurousness and surprises inherent in jazz will be apparent at the annual “Just Jazz” concert presented by Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands at 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

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