May 26, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Choirs will present a virtual concert that will include a special set to recognize graduating seniors at 7 p.m. Monday, June 8.
The choirs will perform selections they have been working on through online rehearsals this quarter and works they were going to perform at the Winter Concert, which was canceled due to the shelter-in-place order. There will also be a post-concert talk.
May 26, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — As California universities take their classes, incubator programs and even graduation ceremonies virtual, Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is also taking its signature 12-week summer HotHouse Accelerator program virtually with eight new startups.
Media Alert — Cal Poly Thanks Health Care Workers, Other Essential Employees with ‘Light It Blue to Thank You’ Effort
May 22, 2020
What: In an effort to recognize and thank all health care workers who have been providing support, guidance and care for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other essential employees, several buildings and landmarks on the Cal Poly campus will be illuminated with blue light starting tonight (Friday, May 22).
The lights also symbolize appreciation for everyone who helped prepare the county’s Alternate Care Site at the ASI Recreation Center on campus; the more than 600 community medical volunteers who are signed up and trained to run the ACS if it’s ever needed to treat COVID-19 patients; and about 50 additional county personnel who work occasionally at the ACS or perform an administrative function.
The lights also recognize the many “essential personnel” who continue to keep the university’s campus clean, safe and operational for students and staff during this pandemic challenge, as well as those serving the entire San Luis Obispo county community.
Cal Poly Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty, Staff and Students Produce Hand Sanitizer for Campus Use
May 20, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — When hand sanitizer started flying off local shelves about two months ago, Cal Poly chemistry assistant professor Scott Eagon decided to turn a difficult situation into a hands-on learning opportunity for several students, and help the community in the process.
“There have been times recently when it’s been difficult to obtain sanitizer, and we wanted to help the local community as much as possible,” said Eagon, who led a group of students and staff in producing two kinds of hand sanitizer for Cal Poly’s campus community.
May 14, 2020
Much of the free advice online doesn’t follow national guidelines
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The shelter-at-home order has turned many fitness-minded people into their own personal trainers, scouring the internet for the best information on how to stay physically fit. However, a new Cal Poly study finds that much of the online advice could be more helpful if it adhered more closely to national physical activity guidelines.
May 11, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department’s student production ensemble RSVP will present “RSVP XXV: Call and Response” in three video episodes starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4-6.
May 5, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — An iconic local lizard in the Carrizo Plain may be threatened by climate change, according to a study by Cal Poly, York University in Canada, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The team of scientists found that soaring summer temperatures force blunt-nosed leopard lizards into underground burrows for much of the day, where they cannot mate, feed or defend their territories.
Apr 29, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A team of Cal Poly architectural engineering (ARCE) students placed second in the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Seismic Design Competition (SDC) in early March in San Diego.
The Cal Poly team competed against 46 other university teams from throughout the U.S. and countries such as Canada, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico, Turkey and Romania.
Apr 16, 2020
The campus, with one of the largest urban forests in the U.S., first received the honor in 2014
SAN LUIS OBISPO — For the sixth consecutive year, Cal Poly has been named a Tree Campus USA for its commitment to urban forest management, the Arbor Day Foundation announced.
The 2019 award — the foundation honors campuses for their previous year’s commitment — recognizes Cal Poly’s best practices in managing one of the largest and most diverse university urban forests in the nation.
Apr 16, 2020
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s annual Tomato Spectacular plant sale will go on — with plants available for purchase online and scheduled pick-up times on campus.
More than 70 different types of tomato plants will be available at the annual Tomato Spectacular sale. Online ordering will begin Friday, April 17, at www.polyplantshop.com and will continue until plants are sold out.