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Cal Poly Professor and Author Publishes Guide to Iconic California Plants

Apr 19, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly biology Professor and author Matt Ritter is on a mission to “get people stoked on plants.”

With a foreword from Gov. Jerry Brown, Ritter’s new book, “California Plants: A Guide to Our Iconic Flora,” presents dazzling photos and key details on the Golden State’s must-know native plants.

NASA Mars InSight Mission Visiting Cal Poly April 28

Apr 18, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Mars InSight Mission Roadshow is coming to the Cal Poly campus at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Chumash auditorium. The mission, led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will be the first to study the deep interior of the Red Planet.

Cal Poly to Co-Host April 19 Forum on Effects of and Policies Around Marijuana

Apr 18, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Campus Health and Wellbeing department and San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health will co-host a marijuana forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Spanos Theatre.

Cal Poly’s Polyrhythmics to Perform on Campus May 18

Apr 18, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Polyrhythmics, Cal Poly’s percussion ensemble, will give its annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion.


This year’s concert will include new works that combine African polyrhythmic drumming with American minimalism to create a kaleidoscope of rhythm and color, said music faculty member John Astaire, director of Polyrhythmics.


Cal Poly Names Amy S. Fleischer to Lead College of Engineering

Apr 16, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Amy S. Fleischer, professor and chair of mechanical engineering at Villanova University, will become dean of Cal Poly’s College of Engineering effective July 16, Cal Poly Provost Kathleen Enz Finken today announced. 

Fleischer succeeds Interim Dean Jim Meagher, a longtime professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department who has served as dean for the past year after previous dean Debra Larson joined CSU Chico as provost.

Pianist W. Terrence Spiller to Perform Beethoven Sonatas May 11 at Cal Poly

Apr 12, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Pianist and Cal Poly Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will give an all-Beethoven recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center.

Cal Poly’s Mustang Media Group Wins 26 State and National Awards at Two Conferences

Apr 6, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Mustang Media Group, the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s student-run media organization, has received 26 awards in the span of five months.

The student journalists received statewide recognition with 15 awards from the California Collegiate Media Association at the Associated Collegiate Press’ National Midwinter Journalism Convention held in early March. In addition, Professor Brady Teufel was named the Journalism Educator of the Year in the four-year division.

Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Exhibit Student Art from April 12 to May 11

Apr 5, 2018

Gallery opening reception set for April 12 from 5-7 p.m.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery will present the “2018 Juried Student Exhibition,” a vetted showcase of artwork made in the Art and Design Department, to run April 12 through May 11. 

A reception will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the gallery, located on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34).

Cal Poly Professor Receives Outstanding Researcher Award

Apr 5, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly Professor Marni Goldenberg, who teaches outdoor and experiential education in the Experience Industry Management Department, recently received an Award of Excellence from the California Park and Recreation Society for outstanding research. 

“The California Park and Recreation Society’s awards program is the highest recognition our department faculty can receive,” said Experience Industry Management Department Head Bill Hendricks. “This honor is a credit to Goldenberg’s dedication to her scholarship, which has assisted our department in becoming a highly recognized and respected academic program across the U.S.”

Cal Poly Seeks Entrants for Annual Community Flower Show

Apr 3, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly is looking for a few good gardeners — and their flowers — for the annual Community Flower Show, to be held Saturday, April 14, as part of the university’s Open House 2018.

Community members are invited to enter their flower specimens in the show. Registration for the event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 13; all entries are due between 6:30 and 8 a.m. April 14.


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