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Cal Poly Begins Construction on 4.5 Megawatt (AC) Solar Farm

Oct 3, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Work is underway on a Cal Poly solar farm project that will create Learn by Doing opportunities for students, save the university millions of dollars, and provide up to 25 percent of the campus’s total electricity needs.

Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department to Present ‘4000 Miles’ Nov. 2-4, 9-11

Oct 2, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department will present Amy Herzog’s award-winning play “4000 Miles” as its opening show for the 2017-18 season.Performances, held in the Spanos Theatre on campus, will be at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 2-4 and 9-11.

Cal Poly Architecture and Landscape Architecture Programs Place High in 2018 DesignIntelligence Survey National Rankings

Sep 28, 2017


Architecture Faculty Member Also Recognized in Annual Report

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly offers the No. 2 undergraduate bachelor of architecture program in the nation, according to the 2018 DesignIntelligence ranking of the country’s 25 best public and private architecture and design schools. Among public universities, Cal Poly’s program was ranked No. 1 in the U.S.

Cal Poly Will Present ‘An Evening with Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger’ Nov. 30

Sep 28, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly will present “An Evening with Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Performing Arts Center, an event to benefit the university’s Center for Leadership.

Cal Poly Research Team Heading to Antarctica to Study Seal Pups

Sep 28, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — A team of Cal Poly students and professors is heading to Antarctica in October on a 10-week research expedition to study Weddell seal pups.

Cal Poly to Host Oct. 25 Talk on Prehistoric Contact Between South America and Polynesia

Sep 27, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Lisa Matisoo-Smith, a professor of biological anthropology at University of Otago in New Zealand, will assess the evidence for Polynesian contact with the Americas during a talk Oct. 25 at Cal Poly.

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize Winner Robert Hass to Speak Oct. 27 at Cal Poly

Sep 27, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Robert Hass will give a poetry reading Oct. 27 at Cal Poly. After the reading, he will discuss his life and his successful career in poetry and environmental activism.

Cal Poly Choirs’ 2017-18 Season Kicks Off on Oct. 28 with ‘Reflections on Life and Love’

Sep 27, 2017


Scott Glysson Begins Tenure as New Director of Choral Activities

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s 2017-18 choral ensembles will be introduced in a concert featuring various styles — from Renaissance polyphony to 21st century works — at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

Cal Poly Dairy Judging Team Takes First Place at National Competition

Sep 22, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO —The Cal Poly Dairy Judging Team won first place in oral reasons and fourth place overall in the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Fourteen teams representing the top dairy and animal science college programs throughout the nation, including universities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Virginia and Indiana, competed in the All-American Dairy Show Youth Judging Contest on Sept. 18.

Cal Poly’s Baker Center Wins Prestigious 2017 Livable Buildings Award

Sep 22, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics received the 2017 Livable Buildings Award from UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment (CBE) for a sustainable design featuring high-quality work and study spaces.

The award — the only building industry honor that includes feedback from occupants in its selection criteria — recognizes buildings that demonstrate exceptional performance in occupant satisfaction, resource efficiency and overall design.

“Receiving CBE’s Livable Building Award is a tremendous honor,” said Dean Wendt, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. “So many faculty, staff, students and administrators contributed to making the Baker Center a welcoming space for the entire university community, and this award is a wonderful testament to their hard work and dedication.”

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