Sep 1, 2017
Activities for 60th Anniversary to Include Volunteer Service Around San Luis Obispo County
SAN LUIS OBISPO — About 6,000 freshmen and transfer students are expected to kick off Cal Poly’s 2017-18 academic year by participating in the university’s Week of Welcome — known as WOW — from Sunday to Sunday, Sept. 10-17.
The students will begin moving into campus residence halls Thursday, Sept. 7. The main freshman move-in for campus residence halls runs Friday and Saturday Sept. 8-9.
Cal Poly Receives LEED Silver Certification for Operation and Maintenance of Three Existing Campus Buildings
Sep 1, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has received LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for three existing campus buildings, the Advanced Technology Laboratories, Cotchett Education Building and the Construction Innovations Center.
Aug 30, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Arnab Chakrabarty and Sanju Sahai will perform a concert of North Indian classical music at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly.
Aug 24, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department starts off its 2017-18 season with a concert of North Indian Classical Music presented by guest artists at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Spanos Theatre on campus.
Arnab Chakrabarty will play the sarod, a long-necked fretless plucked lute; and Sanju Sahai will accompany on the tabla, a pair of small, tuned, hand drums.
Aug 22, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s City and Regional Planning Department, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), will host the third California Climate Action Planning Conference on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 24-25, in the Performing Arts Center.
Aug 21, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) hosts its annual Demo Day on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Performing Arts Center on campus.
The event culminates CIE’s 2017 SLO HotHouse Summer Accelerator program — an intense 13-week program that helps students and recent graduates who have developed new products and ventures. Representatives of the six participating companies will give demonstrations, pitches and answer questions about their entrepreneurial efforts.
Aug 18, 2017
University chapter again named Institute of Transportation Engineers’ international Chapter
of the Year
SAN LUIS OBISPO — For the third time in four years, Cal Poly’s Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) club has been named the Institute’s international Chapter of the Year.
The student group was honored at the ITE annual conference, held July 30 to Aug. 2 in Toronto, for the outstanding activities and achievements reflected in its annual report.
Cal Poly Awarded Funding for a New Graduate Fellowship Focused on the Global Reduction of Food Waste
Aug 10, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Food Science and Nutrition Department has been awarded a nearly $250,000 grant through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Needs and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program to focus on the conversion of agricultural and food waste challenges into opportunities.
The funding will be used over a four-year period to enroll six students in the master’s in agriculture program with a specialization in food science. The students’ coursework will be focused on global issues related to agricultural and food waste. The cross-disciplinary program will involve 11 faculty members from across the university, including food science and nutrition, industrial packaging, animal science, and engineering. Food science Professor Stephanie Jung and Associate Professor Amanda Lathrop will oversee the program.
Aug 7, 2017
Business magazine also calls Cal Poly a Best Value school whose graduates are among the highest-earners educated in public institutions in the U.S.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly is the best public-master’s university in California, and its graduates are among the highest-earning in the nation, according to Forbes’ 2017 Top Colleges rankings.
Cal Poly was listed seventh in the state on the America’s Top Colleges list among public universities, behind first-place UC Berkeley (29th overall) and University of California campuses at Los Angeles (48th), Santa Barbara (83rd), San Diego (93rd), Davis (102nd) and Irvine (106th) — all highly active research institutions that offer doctorate degrees as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Aug 3, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — New research from Cal Poly and California Sea Grant sounds a hopeful note for the resilience of California abalone in the face of ocean acidification. The study, conducted by Cal Poly biologist Jennifer O’Leary, focuses on crustose coralline algae and their effects on abalone’s ability to reproduce.
“This research is novel in that it shows that some critical interactions between species can be maintained, even for sensitive species,” O’Leary said. “This is good news for California abalone, as loss of the algae would mean catastrophic declines in abalone replenishment.”