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Cal Poly Winter Jazz Concert to Include Cuesta College Jazz Ensemble on Feb. 29

Jan 31, 2020

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Jazz Ensembles will be joined by the Cuesta College Jazz Ensemble for the Winter Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, in Miossi Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Adds New Faculty Fellows to Inspire Startups and Innovation

Jan 31, 2020

New cohort includes three College of Engineering faculty members and one from the College of Science and Mathematics

The newest faculty fellows at Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship include four faculty members from the Cal Poly’s College of Engineering, from left, Chris Heylman (biomedical engineering), Lauren Cooper (mechanical engineering), Javin Oza (chemistry and biochemistry) and Hani Alzraiee (civil engineering).
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship has added four educators to its Faculty Fellows advisor program to inspire startups.

The latest fellows include College of Engineering faculty members Hani Alzraiee (civil engineering) Lauren Cooper (mechanical engineering), Chris Heylman (biomedical engineering) along with Javin Oza (chemistry and biochemistry) from the College of Science and Mathematics.

Cal Poly Receives $225,000 CalRecycle Grant to Support Campus Recycling Efforts

Jan 29, 2020

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A $225,000 state grant will help Cal Poly increase beverage container recycling and support other campus recycling programs as the university works to create a zero waste campus.

Cal Poly’s Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability Department will use the funds from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle, to purchase and install about 690 blue beverage container recycling bins in interior/exterior hallways, courtyards and student dorm rooms, as well as a dozen sets of Big Belly solar compactor stations — smart, sensor-equipped waste and recycling stations that communicate real-time status to ground crews to enable efficiencies — in busy and high volume areas throughout campus.

Cal Poly Rose Float Launches Concept Contest for 2021 Float; Deadline is Feb. 6

Jan 28, 2020

Winning concept will form the basis for Cal Poly universities’ 73rd float entry in the annual New Year’s Day parade

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Rose Float is accepting submissions for its Rose Float Concept Contest, which will help shape the entry in next year’s Rose Parade®. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.

Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department Presents Iconic American Classic ‘Our Town’ Feb. 27-March 1, March 5-7

Jan 27, 2020

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Theatre and Dance Department will present Thornton Wilder’s  Pulitzer Prize-winning American play “Our Town,” a poetic look at life in the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire.

Cellist Barbara Spencer to Perform with Guests Feb. 23 at Cal Poly

Jan 27, 2020

Cellist Barbara Spencer
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Music Department faculty member and cellist Barbara Spencer will present a recital with guest performers at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus. 

Cal Poly Study Identifies the Top Strategies for Successful Weight Loss Maintenance

Jan 23, 2020

Tracking what you eat is one of the most effective behaviors reported by people who successfully maintain weight loss. (Photo courtesy WW International, Inc.)
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Just in time for the New Year, a new Cal Poly study shows that if you want to lose weight and keep it off, building healthy dietary, self-monitoring and psychological coping strategies may be the keys to success.

Cal Poly to Again Provide Free Tax Preparation for Underserved Communities

Jan 22, 2020

Accounting students with VITA program have prepared basic forms on campus annually since 1991; additional Saturday clinics will be held in Oceano and Santa Maria 

SAN LUIS OBISPO — For the 29th consecutive year, Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business is providing free tax return preparation assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Cal Poly’s on-campus VITA clinics will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from Feb. 1 through March 14.

Cal Poly Philosophy Professor Awarded Grant to Study Predictive Policing

Jan 22, 2020

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly philosophy Professor Ryan Jenkins received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the ethics of using artificial intelligence to assist police officers in anticipating crime before it happens.

Researchers from Cal Poly, (including philosophy professors Patrick Lin and Keith Abney), and the University of Florida have partnered to conduct the study, which was awarded a total of $509,946 to fund three years of research.

Cal Poly Ethnic Studies Chair Denise Isom Receives Cross Cultural Centers’ Annual MLK Legacy Award

Jan 17, 2020

Denise Isom, professor and chair of the Ethnic Studies Department, receives the 2020 MLK Legacy Award during the Cross Cultural Centers’ third annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, held Jan. 15 at Cal Poly. Photos by Cal Poly University Photographer Joe Johnston.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The recipient of the 2020 Martin Luther King Legacy Award is a department chair who works with determination and devotion to create a more just, equitable and diverse Cal Poly campus.


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