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Cal Poly Professors Awarded $140,000 USDA Grant to Teach Environmental Science Communication

Sep 13, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Yi-Wen Chiu, an assistant professor in Cal Poly’s Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department, and Cal Poly English Professor Jason Peters have been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Cal Poly Strawberry Center Among Researchers Named in $4.5 Million Grant

Sep 13, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Strawberry Center, along with a team of scientists throughout California and Florida, has been awarded a grant to identify strawberry plants with natural disease resistance.

The $4.5 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was awarded to improve the disease resistance and sustainable production of strawberries throughout the nation.

Cal Poly Named Best in the West by U.S. News for 25th Straight Year

Sep 13, 2017


College of Engineering Also Lauded in Publication’s 2018 Annual Best Colleges Guidebook

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — For the 25th consecutive year, Cal Poly has been named the best public, master’s-level university in the West by U.S. News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges guidebook.

The 2018 guidebook lists Cal Poly in 11th place overall in the West for regional universities.

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Cal Poly Art Gallery to Exhibit Stössinger’s ‘Type Design’ Sept. 22 to Oct. 20

Sep 6, 2017


Artist lecture and gallery opening reception set for Sept. 22

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery will present “Type Design: A Journey” by artist Nina Stössinger in her first solo exhibition from Sept. 22 to Oct. 20.

The exhibit will open with a talk by Stössinger, a Swiss typeface designer, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in Room 123 of the Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering Building (No. 8) on campus. A reception will follow at 5:30 p.m. in the gallery, located on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34).

Cal Poly’s 2017 Week of Welcome Set for Sept. 10-17

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.

Arnab Chakrabarty and Sanju Sahai to Perform North Indian Classical Music Sept. 18 at Cal Poly

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.

Cal Poly Music Department Announces 2017-18 Events

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.

Cal Poly to Host Climate Action Planning Conference Aug. 24-25

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.

Cal Poly to Host Demo Day Event on Sept. 8

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.

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