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Cal Poly Bandfest Concert with New Director of Bands Set for Nov. 30

Oct 31, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nearly 300 students will perform at Cal Poly’s annual Bandfest at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in Harold J. Miossi Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

The show will feature the Cal Poly Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble in an evening of works ranging from the sensitive to the powerful.

The concert will begin with Jack Stamp’s “Gavorkna Fanfare.” Other works on the program include José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana’s “Sit de Plata,” and Percy Grainger’s “Colonial Song.” The Cal Poly Chamber Winds will present Gordon Jacob’s setting of English folk songs, “Old Wine in New Bottles.”

Cal Poly Announces $100,000 Grant from Silicon Valley Foundation to Help Fund Research and Training at California Cybersecurity Institute

Oct 31, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A $100,000 grant from the Silicon Valley Foundation will help Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) protect critical infrastructures with multiple initiatives, beginning with a Nov. 4 hackathon focused on the “internet of things.”

The grant, received at the recommendation of Cisco Systems, Inc., through its Advanced Security Research Program, will help the CCI promote cybersecurity for both private and public infrastructure. Critical infrastructure, deemed vital to the United States’ economic well-being, health and security, includes sectors in financial services, government facilities, healthcare and agriculture, among others.

Cal Poly CIE Welcomes Three Professors to the Faculty Fellows Program

Oct 30, 2018



SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) has named three professors to its multidisciplinary cohort of Faculty Fellows, a program that is helping build the entrepreneurship culture at Cal Poly.
 
Three of Cal Poly’s six colleges are represented in this new group of fellows: Bo Liu of the BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Erik Sapper of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department in the College of Science and Mathematics; and Michael Whitt of the Biomedical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering.

Guest Flutist to Present Lecture-Recital on ‘Suppressed Music’ Nov. 9 at Cal Poly

Oct 29, 2018



SAN LUIS OBISPO — Suzanne Snizek, associate professor of music at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, will present a lecture-recital from 10:10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus. 
 
Titled “Suppressed Music,” the presentation will cover a sampling of composers who have been threatened, imprisoned, killed and/or had their work denied performance by governments for political or religious reasons. Because of this, the composers have remained largely unknown. The program will primarily draw from the periods of World War I and World War II.

Cal Poly Center for Service in Action Launches Make-a-Difference Month

Oct 29, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO –– Cal Poly’s Center for Service in Action is designating the month of November as Make a Difference Month.
 
In response to increased demand, the center is extending Make a Difference Day — its traditional day of service — into a month-long service event for local organizations and community members. Make a Difference Day is a nationally designated service day in which local residents are matched with community service opportunities at nonprofit organizations throughout the Central Coast.

Cal Poly and Industry Leaders to Host Hackathon at California Cybersecurity Institute Nov. 3-4

Oct 29, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) will host a hackathon focused around the “internet of things,” sponsored by security and technology industry leaders Arlo and Bugcrowd, Nov. 3-4, at Camp San Luis Obispo.

Cal Poly students will compete against skilled “white hat” hackers from government organizations and the cybersecurity industry at the hackathon in “Red Team vs. Blue Team” training exercises. The CCI will also showcase a mock city complete with a staged hospital and business that participants will hack into and protect during the training scenarios.

Cal Poly’s Mustang Media Group to Host San Luis Obispo Mayoral Candidate Open Forum Oct. 30

Oct 25, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo mayoral candidates Heidi Harmon and T. Keith Gurnee will participate in an open forum hosted by Mustang Media Group, the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s student-run media organization, from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the University Union Plaza on campus.
 
“The Mustang Media Group team is thrilled to host our first completely student-run mayoral forum with incumbent Heidi Harmon and T. Keith Gurnee. Both candidates have a connection to Cal Poly and are campaigning on issues that deeply affect the campus community,” said Austin Linthicum, business administration junior and editor-in-chief of Mustang Media Group.

Cal Poly Police K-9 Unit is a Finalist in Contest to Win New Police SUV

Oct 24, 2018


Officer Chad Reiley and his K-9 Bisant ask community residents to vote
 

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Police Officer Chad Reiley and K-9 Brisant need your vote. The team, one of the department’s two K-9 units, needs the help of the community in its quest to win a needed new sports utility patrol vehicle. They are among 30 finalists in the Vested Interest in K9s’ K9 Law Enforcement Sports Utility Vehicle Giveaway.
 
“Winning this vehicle would be a huge benefit to our program,” Reiley said.

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Mars-Bound CubeSat with Cal Poly Connection Snaps Historic Photo of Red Planet

Oct 24, 2018


Cal Poly engineers and engineering students helped conduct testing and preparation of the dual satellites on campus earlier this year


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A snapshot from a cosmic road trip has made history. Wall-E, one of two identical briefcase-size satellites that underwent testing and preparation at Cal Poly earlier in the year for an historic mission to Mars, took a photo of the Red Planet — nearly 250 million miles from Earth.
 
The two satellites are officially called MarCO-A and MarCO-B (MarCO stands for Mars Cube One) — but their engineering teams nicknamed them “EVE” and “Wall-E” respectively. Wall-E’s wide-angle camera captured the image of Mars on Oct. 3 as a test of exposure settings — the first image of the Red Planet ever produced by this class of tiny, low-cost spacecraft. 

Cal Poly Architecture Students to Exhibit Furniture Designs in 15th Annual Show Nov. 2 and 3

Oct 24, 2018



SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Architecture Department is co-hosting the 15th annual Vellum Furniture Design Exhibition with Vellum Design Build, a San Luis Obispo design-and-build firm, on Nov. 2 and 3. The juried competition asks students to conceive and construct projects that range from tables and chairs to light fixtures, toys and other furniture design solutions that will be on display in downtown San Luis Obispo at 1185 Monterey St., between Santa Rosa and Toro streets.

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