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Poly Royal Rodeo Returns to Alex G. Spanos Stadium April 13-14 at Cal Poly

Jan 25, 2018


Tickets for 2018 edition go on sale Feb. 1 

The 78th annual Poly Royal Rodeo will once again be staged in Cal Poly’s premiere arena — the Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

Cal Poly Architecture Faculty Member Receives Humanitarian Award

Jan 25, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly faculty member and architect has been recognized for making significant humanitarian contributions to society by the American Institute of Architects, California Council.

Andrew Goodwin, who teaches architecture in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) and owns the San Luis Obispo-based design consultancy firm Andrew Goodwin Designs, was named a 2017 recipient of the Norma Sklarek Award. 

Cal Poly to Provide Free Tax Preparation for Underserved Communities Beginning Feb. 3

Jan 25, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business is providing free tax return preparation assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at clinics in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

Cal Poly Dedicates 4.5 Megawatt (AC) Solar Farm

Jan 24, 2018


18.5-acre facility to generate up to a quarter of university’s electricity, create millions of dollars in savings

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s new solar farm, the university’s first major energy project since announcing a goal of climate neutrality, was dedicated Jan. 24 at a ceremony at the site.

Cal Poly to Host Talk with Longtime Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter on Feb. 9

Jan 17, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A former Disneyland ride designer whose work helped shape the company’s modern theme parks will speak at Cal Poly at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.

Cal Poly Student’s Poster Presentation Earns First Place at MIT Symposium

Jan 11, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly industrial technology major won the student poster competition for a presentation on insulated solar electric cooking at MIT’s sixth annual Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy Symposium.

Madison Fleming, a Santa Barbara native who is also minoring in sustainable environments, competed against graduate student teams from Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkley and Yale. She was the only undergraduate student presenting in the competition held last fall.

Cal Poly to Present Free ‘Night at the Mission’ Chamber Concert Feb. 9

Jan 11, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Several of Cal Poly’s finest student music ensembles will perform traditional and contemporary chamber music at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

Cal Poly Orchesis Dance Company to Present ‘’80s Mix Tape’ Jan. 19-20 and 25-27

Jan 11, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department will present the Orchesis Dance Company’s 48th annual concert, “’80s Mix Tape,” Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, and Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 25-27, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.

Cal Poly Research Finds Strong Support for Ocean Protection Worldwide

Jan 11, 2018


People around the world strongly support ocean conservation measures, according to a new study of public perceptions of marine threats and protection

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Seven in 10 people around the world believe the oceans are threatened and support their protection, according to research by Cal Poly and two partner universities.

Cal Poly Collaborative Study Finds Noise from Oil and Gas Operations Stresses Birds and Hinders Their Reproduction

Jan 8, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Birds exposed to the persistent noise of natural gas compressors show symptoms remarkably similar to those in humans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to new research from Cal Poly and two partner schools.

In some cases, the three species studied — western and mountain bluebirds and ash-throated flycatchers — also have chicks whose growth is stunted.

The findings, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, add to a growing body of evidence suggesting noise pollution from human activity is harmful to wildlife. The University of Colorado Boulder and the Florida Museum of Natural History were also part of the study.

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