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Cal Poly Choirs to Present ‘Breathe in Hope’ Virtual Concert on March 13

Mar 3, 2021

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Choirs will present “Breathe in Hope,” a virtual winter concert that will feature a variety of selections on the theme of perseverance and hope, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13.

PolyPhonics will perform music by Camille Saint-Saëns and influential African American composer Adolphus Hailstork.

Cal Poly Interdisciplinary Student Teams Capture Historical Win at Regional Competition

Feb 18, 2021

Cal Poly’s winning Commercial Team members getting together via Zoom after the ASC Competition that was virtual this year for the first time. The team members (to, from left) are Evan Tookey, Shaina Suanico and Lizette Galvez. On the bottom (from left) are Sophie Stewart, Skylar Schrank and Josh De Mattei.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly students brought home 11 trophies from this year’s annual Associated Schools of Construction Region 6 and 7 Student Competition, breaking their historical record set just last year when they won 10 awards, including six first-place trophies.

This year 11 of Cal Poly’s 14 teams finished in the top three spots, including 10 trophies won by architectural engineering (ARCE), architecture (ARCH), and construction management (CM) students, and one trophy by civil engineering students. Four Cal Poly teams placed first, including three Construction Management Department teams — Project Management, Electrical and Mixed-Use teams — and the Virtual Design and Construction Team from the Civil Engineering Department.

Cal Poly teams were made up of nearly an equal number of women and men. The university earned nearly three times the number of trophies than its closest competitor, Idaho’s Boise State.

Cal Poly Extended Education Offers AWS Training to Grow California’s Cybersecurity and Cloud Workforce

Feb 18, 2021

SAN LUIS OBISPO  Cal Poly Extended Education has entered a partnership with two statewide programs to further an initiative to deliver cybersecurity and cloud skills training from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to upskill and reskill the current and future workforce of California through training collaborations, targeting communities and corporations across the state.

Cal Poly Marketing Professors Lead Research That Finds Broad Impacts from Political Polarization

Feb 18, 2021

Study finds polarization increasing in corporate brands that voters believe best mirror their political leanings

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Political polarization has far-reaching impacts on American life, harming consumer welfare and creating challenges for leaders, from politicians and policymakers to corporate executives and marketers, says a study led by a pair of Cal Poly professors.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Donation Will Upgrade Cal Poly’s Parallel Computing Lab, Encouraging More Ambitious Projects and Research

Feb 15, 2021

The $100,000 gift will upgrade the only lab of its kind in the 23-campus California State University system

Professor Jonathan Ventura demonstrates virtual reality technology that will be enhanced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.’s $100,000 donation.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A donation from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. will significantly upgrade Cal Poly’s parallel computing lab, allowing students to be more ambitious with senior projects, theses and research that require large amounts of storage and computation power.

Cal Poly Architectural Engineering Faculty Member Earns National Achievement Honor

Feb 1, 2021

 Cal Poly CAED/Josef Kasperovich
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly architectural engineering faculty member was honored for excellence and innovation in teaching by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), a leading professional organization in the global concrete industry.

Cal Poly’s Change the Status Quo Conference on Feb. 27 to Feature Poet, Activist Sonya Renee Taylor

Feb 1, 2021

SAN LUIS OBISPO –– Award-winning performance poet and activist Sonya Renee Taylor will deliver the keynote address for the 19th annual Change the Status Quo (CSQ) Social Justice Leadership Conference at Cal Poly, to be held virtually from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27. 

Cal Poly Food Science and Nutrition Professor Earns Prestigious CSU Award

Jan 26, 2021


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Aydin Nazmi, a professor in Cal Poly’s Food Science and Nutrition Department and a leader of university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is one of four faculty members from across the California State University (CSU) system to earn the Wang Family Excellence Award.

Nazmi earned the award in the Outstanding Faculty Service category in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the CSU. 

Cal Poly Jazz Ensembles to Present Virtual CD Release Concert on Feb. 19

Jan 20, 2021

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Jazz Ensembles will present a virtual CD release concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, to celebrate their recently released double-album titled “another time, another place.” 

NASA Astronaut Victor Glover Provides Inspiration to Black Cal Poly Students From Space

Jan 14, 2021

The greatest challenges in life, the Cal Poly engineering grad says, come from within 

Cal Poly Team Working on Cross-Disciplinary Data Science and Analytics Effort

SAN LUIS OBISPO — As the nation grapples with a tumultuous year, marred by racial divide, violence and intense political division, astronaut Victor Glover, a Cal Poly alumnus, spoke to Black students from space, reassuring them of a better future on Earth. 


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