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Cal Poly Study Shows Noise and Light Alter Bird Reproduction

Nov 12, 2020


Landmark study seen as first step toward a larger goal of developing a sensitivity index for human-generated light and noise among North American bird species as human impacts — including climate change — affects species’ success amid decades of population declines

The northern cardinal has a relatively low frequency song and delayed breeding in response to noise pollution, according to a new landmark Cal Poly study

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Looking for a bird’s-eye view of human impact? A new Cal Poly study published in the journal Nature provides the most comprehensive picture yet of how human noise and light pollution affect birds throughout North America, including how these factors may interact with or mask the impacts of climate change.

Cal Poly to Launch Initiative Tackling Issues, Envisioning Smart Communities

Nov 10, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A team of Cal Poly faculty members have begun work to pilot the Smart Campus Initiative with the use of a digital twin for Cal Poly’s campus. A digital twin is a virtual representation of an area, which uses real-time data to enable better understanding of the area and its constituents and provide that information for informed decision-making on issues including campus space management, student activities, and classroom scheduling.

Cal Poly’s Mustang Media Group Wins 19 National Awards

Nov 3, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Mustang Media Group, the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s student-run integrated media organization, recently won 19 national awards at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and the College Media Association (CMA) virtual awards ceremony. 

Cal Poly Named Amazon Web Services Authorized Training Partner

Oct 29, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Training Partner Program, which enables authorized instructors at the university to deliver training developed by AWS.

Cal Poly School of Education Awarded $2.1 Million Grant to Prepare, Support Local Educators in Special Education, Bilingual Education

Oct 29, 2020


A bilingual teaching credential candidate teaching in the classroom. (Photo was taken prior to the Coronavirus pandemic).

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly team of faculty and staff members in the School of Education has been awarded a $2.1 million Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Cal Poly’s Teaching for Inclusivity and Equity Residency (TIER) project.

Cal Poly Joins National Alliance to Develop a More Inclusive, Diverse STEM Faculty

Oct 29, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has joined Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty, a three-year institutional effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices. 

Cal Poly’s Vista Grande Dining Complex Opens with Seven Dining Venues, Neighborhood Market

Oct 28, 2020


Innovative design leads to LEED Gold certification for new facility

Vista Grande Dining Complex

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has opened its newest dining venue, a $39 million complex that will feed the campus community for decades and help reduce the university’s carbon footprint. 

Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute Hosts 400 Middle School and High School Students at Virtual California Cyber Innovation Challenge

Oct 16, 2020


Two Southern California high schools were top finishers among nearly 80 teams from throughout the state

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two teams from Southern California high schools earned top honors at the fourth annual California Cyber Innovation Challenge — the cybersecurity championship for the Golden State — that was hosted earlier in October by Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI).

Cal Poly Sets Virtual Bandfest for Nov. 15

Oct 16, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO —Nearly 300 Cal Poly students will virtually present the annual Bandfest concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15.

Cal Poly’s Wind Ensemble, Mustang Marching Band and Wind Orchestra will perform works ranging from the sublime to the evocative. Bandfest will begin with the Wind Orchestra’s performance of Julie Giroux’s “One Life Beautiful” and John Philip Sousa’s “Hands Across the Sea.” The Wind Ensemble will continue with Jennifer Jolley's “Lichtweg” and Richard Strauss’ “Serenade for Winds,” Op. 7.

Cal Poly Collaborative Seeks Pandemic Stories from Underrepresented Community Members

Oct 16, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A group of Cal Poly faculty and staff members have established the Central Coast Public Humanities Collaborative to support storytelling projects that cultivate greater understanding of communities on the Central Coast, especially from those whose voices have not been heard historically. 

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