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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aug 18, 2017
University chapter again named Institute of Transportation Engineers’ international Chapter
of the Year
SAN LUIS OBISPO — For the third time in four years, Cal Poly’s Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) club has been named the Institute’s international Chapter of the Year.
The student group was honored at the ITE annual conference, held July 30 to Aug. 2 in Toronto, for the outstanding activities and achievements reflected in its annual report.