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Cal Poly Is First University to Sign Agreement to Assist U.S. Strategic Command in Monitoring Objects Orbiting the Earth

Oct 15, 2019


Accord formalizes a years-long partnership with Vandenberg-based 18th Space Control Squadron that catalogs and tracks more than 23,000 softball-size objects orbiting at up to 18,000 mph

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly, which has been at the forefront of small satellite design, build and monitoring, has signed the first agreement between an academic institution and the U.S. Strategic Command to expand an international program tracking tens of thousands of objects in Earth orbit.

Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department Presents Bawdy Greek Comedy ‘Lysistrata’ Oct. 31-Nov. 3, Nov. 7-9

Oct 9, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Theatre and Dance Department will present a new adaptation of Aristophanes’ famous Greek comedy “Lysistrata” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, Nov. 7-9, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.

Cal Poly to Host Nov. 4 Film Screening and Discussion with Journalist John Walcott

Oct 9, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly will host a film screening and discussion Nov. 4 with journalist and author John Walcott, whose efforts to guide a team of reporters to pursue the truth during the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq is now at the center of a Rob Reiner film.

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Cal Poly to Expand Computing Opportunities to Students with Help from More than $430,000 in Grants

Oct 4, 2019


The funding is part of a $1.55 million National Science Foundation package that is a collaborative effort among half a dozen schools across the nation — including three on the Central Coast

SAN LUIS OBISPO — With more than $430,000 in grant funds, Cal Poly plans to expand computing class offerings across the campus, a move expected to add needed diversity to computer science courses.

Cal Poly Launches Faculty Expert Guide

Oct 2, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has launched a faculty expert guide to serve as a resource for members of the news media looking to connect with world-class experts on a wide variety of issues.

Cal Poly Names 2019 Susan Currier Visiting Professor for Teaching Excellence

Oct 2, 2019



SAN LUIS OBISPO — For its 2019 Susan Currier Visiting Professorship for Teaching Excellence, Cal Poly has selected a Colgate University associate professor who teaches educational and women’s studies.

Cal Poly Choirs Preview New Season on Oct. 26 with ‘Cry Out!’

Sep 27, 2019



SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Choirs will present a season preview concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church.

Titled “Cry Out,” the concert celebrates the choral tradition of passionate and powerful singing, said Scott Glysson, director of choral activities. Choral music is full of bold exclamations of faith, love, fear, hope and a wide variety of human emotions.  

Cal Poly Music Faculty Members Showcase Their Expertise in Recital on Oct. 25

Sep 27, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly students will have a chance to see their instructors perform at the Faculty Showcase Recital at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

Cal Poly Biology Student Receives CSU Trustees’ Award and $6,000 Scholarship

Sep 26, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly biology senior who overcame childhood homelessness and dyslexia to pursue a career in science has received a 2019 California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Cal Poly, Saucelito Canyon and Wine History Project Team up to Build Pavilion Structure Traveling Exhibit

Sep 24, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Students from Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) have teamed with The Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County and Saucelito Canyon Vineyard to build an educational pavilion in the heart of the Edna Valley.

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