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Cal Poly’s Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show to Celebrate 36 Years Feb. 14-16

Feb 12, 2020


More than 100 Cal Poly Students Will Host the Show at the Paso Robles Event Center 

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show — the largest student-run exhibition of its kind on the West Coast — will be held Feb. 14-16 at the Paso Robles Event Center.

Cal Poly Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy’s Reporters Project Receives New Support to Build Statehouse Coverage System

Feb 12, 2020


Multidisciplinary collaboration between Cal Poly and University of Miami will use $200,000 Knight Foundation grant to create AI-driven wire service to expand coverage of state governments

Professors Lindsay Grace, left, of the University of Miami and Foaad Khosmood of Cal Poly are co-primary investigators for a grant that will allow artificial intelligence to aid statehouse reporting
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A $200,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is helping the Cal Poly Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy develop an artificial intelligence system that will strengthen news coverage of state and local governments.

Cal Poly’s Change the Status Quo Conference to Feature Angela Davis Feb. 29

Feb 12, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO –– Political and social activist, scholar, author, educator and National Women’s Hall of Fame honoree Angela Davis will deliver the keynote address at Cal Poly’s 18th annual Change the Status Quo: Social Justice Leadership Conference on Saturday, Feb. 29.

Duo Montagnard to Give a Free Recital March 3 at Cal Poly

Feb 11, 2020


Performance to Include Composition by Music Department Faculty Member

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present a recital by Duo Montagnard at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

Cal Poly Students Use Technology to Fight Human Trafficking

Feb 11, 2020


University’s California Cybersecurity Institute Launches Trafficking Investigations Hub to Offer Training, Resources and Research

Cal Poly computer science major Zahnae Aquino demonstrates the virtual reality simulation she created of an illicit massage business to further the California Cybersecurity Institute’s effort to help disrupt human trafficking.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly senior Zahnae Aquino pulled a virtual-reality headset over her eyes and her office in the university’s California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) melted away. Clutching a pair of controllers, she moved through rooms in a virtual massage business, searching for clues to determine whether the business was operating legally or was one of an estimated 9,000 illicit massage businesses across the U.S., according to nonprofit organization Polaris.

Flutist Suzanne Duffy to Perform at March 8 Cal Poly Wind Bands Concert

Feb 10, 2020


Music Professor Antonio G. Barata’s Composition to Premiere

Suzanne Duffy
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Winter Wind Bands Concert will feature the 50-member Wind Ensemble and 55-member Wind Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in Miossi Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

Cal Poly Symphony to Feature Student Soloists, ‘The Moldau’ and ‘Finlandia’ at March 1 Concert

Feb 10, 2020


 From left to right are students Molly Gooch, Timothy Shanks, Talia Phillips-Ortega, Annemarie Schalde, Jenna Hansen, Joshua Mueller and Marianna Pallas.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Symphony’s Winter Concert will showcase the talents of student soloists at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in Miossi Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

Cal Poly Celebrates Six Patents for Research in 2018-19

Feb 5, 2020


It’s the largest number that university researchers have been awarded in a single academic year

Cal Poly recognized the record six patents faculty researchers obtained last academic year for a range of concepts including medical devices, construction and packaging materials, and a device that has the potential to bring light and electricity to people living off-grid in developing nations. From left, Jim Dunning, associate vice president for corporate engagement and innovation, which oversees the commercialization of research that takes place at the university, Andres Martinez, Chad Immoos and Phil Costanza for a pair of medical test devices; Jay Singh for a new packing material; and Taufik for a DC-DC converter.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly faculty researchers received a record six patents last academic, year for a range of concepts including medical devices, construction and packaging materials, and a device that has the potential to bring light and electricity to people living off-grid in developing nations.

Cal Poly, City Collaboration Leads to Record Low Noise Complaints and Citations

Feb 5, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO –– San Luis Obispo residents continue to see positive results from shared efforts by the city and Cal Poly to reduce neighborhood issues near the campus, including noise complaints and citations.

Cal Poly’s CLA Speaks Features Discussion with Political Theorist Langdon Winner on March 3

Feb 3, 2020



SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly will host a talk and discussion March 3 with political theorist and author Langdon Winner, Ph.D., who focuses on social and political issues that surround modern technological change. 

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Spanos Theatre on campus.

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