Aug 23, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has again been named the best public-master’s university in California in the annual Forbes Top Colleges rankings, released this week.
Cal Poly was listed seventh in the state on the America’s Top Colleges list among public universities, behind first-place UC Berkeley and University of California campuses at Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Davis and Irvine — all highly active research institutions that offer doctorate degrees as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Aug 21, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department 2018-19 season begins with three faculty recitals.
On Sept. 29, violinist Brynn Albanese will perform an eclectic mix of solo violin works. She will be joined for duo performances by faculty members Ken Hustad, bass; and John Astaire, percussion; plus guest guitarist Jack Cimo.
On Oct. 6, “Brahms Songs” will be presented by Katherine Arthur, soprano; Paul Woodring, piano; and David Arrivée, lecturer. It will be a delightful afternoon of performance and exploration of many well-known and loved Brahms songs.
The third faculty recital will be Oct. 19, when up to 12 faculty members are slated to perform, including Amy Goymerac, soprano; Brynn Albanese, violin; Heidi Butterfield, oboe; Keith Waibel, clarinet; Laura Kramer, baritone saxophone; Lisa Nauful, bassoon; Mark Miller, trombone; Christopher J. Woodruff, trumpet; Barbara Spencer, cello; John Astaire, percussion; and Ken Hustad, bass. University organist and staff accompanist Paul Woodring will play piano.
Aug 13, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Four new members will be inducted into the Journalism Department Mustang Media Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Cal Poly.
The 2018 inductees are music industry executive Bruce Flohr, advancement professional Susan Houghton, political consultant and KCRA-TV analyst Kevin Riggs, and former KCPR faculty adviser and broadcaster Ed J. Zuchelli.
Aug 9, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly recently won a grand prize in the 2018 Loyal E. Horton Dining Award competition, sponsored by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). University Catering received this honor in the Catering-Online Menu category.
“Each day we work to create a better dining experience on campus and to support the success of each student who walks through our doors,” Catering Manager Cynthia Stocker said. “This is great recognition for our entire team and really emphasizes the work and pride that we put into everything we do.”
Aug 9, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub), part of the university’s Information Technology Services division, won the Collaborating Across Boundaries Award at the California State University’s (CSU) 2018 Tech Awards.
The silver award was given in recognition of Cal Poly’s launch of the DxHub with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in fall 2017. The DxHub is dedicated to developing solutions to civic problems through technology while providing hands-on learning experiences for students. The DxHub innovation team is comprised of Cal Poly and AWS employees and employs student interns and researchers.
Cal Poly and Bugcrowd Join Forces to Improve Cybersecurity and Train Next Generation of Cyber Defenders
Jul 31, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Bugcrowd, the leader in crowdsourced security, and Cal Poly today announced a coordinated effort to address the growing cybersecurity issues affecting our government, economy and daily lives.
The two entities are embarking on a two-year program to conduct research that benefits the cybersecurity community, develop products to help organizations prevent and remediate cybersecurity issues, and provide real-world, hands-on training for students through the California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) at Cal Poly.
Jul 31, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly economics Professor Steve Hamilton and a colleague received an Elsevier Atlas Award for their research paper on strategies to salvage and sell cosmetically flawed produce.
Hamilton and Timothy Richards of Arizona State University, in their research titled “Food waste in the sharing economy,” analyzed ways in which “sharing economy” businesses similar to Uber and Airbnb can reduce the 40 percent of edible but “ugly” produce that goes to waste in the United States. The paper was published earlier this year in Food Policy, a multidisciplinary journal featuring original research.
Jul 25, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Collegians Alumni Big Band will celebrate its annual reunion with a performance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Madonna Inn Ballroom in San Luis Obispo.
The band’s annual gathering draws more than 20 alumni musicians to recreate the swinging sounds of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Les Brown and other famous ensembles of the big-band era.
The Collegians, the predecessor to today’s acclaimed Cal Poly University Jazz Bands, was founded in 1937 by then-Music Department Head Harold P. Davidson.
Jul 25, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s third Summer International Workshop has attracted 135 participants — including more than 120 from Egypt — seeking the university’s Learn by Doing style of education.
The turnout is the largest since mechanical engineering Professor Eltahry Elghandour inspired the annual series of learning opportunities in 2016. In February, he traveled to Egypt where he met with several universities and held information sessions promote the program.
Jul 20, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly University Police Department is retiring K-9 Xello, and welcoming K-9 Zeus.
Xello, who has spent the last seven years serving the community, will be honored on July 25 during a private retirement ceremony with the department, friends and his handler, Officer Stephanie Pipan.
“Working alongside Xello has been an amazing experience,” Officer Pipan said. “His retirement is much deserved.”