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Cal Poly Honored at California State University Technology Awards

Aug 9, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub), part of the university’s Information Technology Services division, won the Collaborating Across Boundaries Award at the California State University’s (CSU) 2018 Tech Awards.
 
The silver award was given in recognition of Cal Poly’s launch of the DxHub with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in fall 2017. The DxHub is dedicated to developing solutions to civic problems through technology while providing hands-on learning experiences for students. The DxHub innovation team is comprised of Cal Poly and AWS employees and employs student interns and researchers.

Cal Poly and Bugcrowd Join Forces to Improve Cybersecurity and Train Next Generation of Cyber Defenders

Jul 31, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Bugcrowd, the leader in crowdsourced security, and Cal Poly today announced a coordinated effort to address the growing cybersecurity issues affecting our government, economy and daily lives.

The two entities are embarking on a two-year program to conduct research that benefits the cybersecurity community, develop products to help organizations prevent and remediate cybersecurity issues, and provide real-world, hands-on training for students through the California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) at Cal Poly.

Cal Poly Economics Professor Earns Award for Innovative Food Waste Research Paper

Jul 31, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly economics Professor Steve Hamilton and a colleague received an Elsevier Atlas Award for their research paper on strategies to salvage and sell cosmetically flawed produce.

Hamilton and Timothy Richards of Arizona State University, in their research titled “Food waste in the sharing economy,” analyzed ways in which “sharing economy” businesses similar to Uber and Airbnb can reduce the 40 percent of edible but “ugly” produce that goes to waste in the United States. The paper was published earlier this year in Food Policy, a multidisciplinary journal featuring original research.

Monthlong Cal Poly Summer Program Attracts 135 International University Students

Jul 25, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s third Summer International Workshop has attracted 135 participants — including more than 120 from Egypt — seeking the university’s Learn by Doing style of education.

The turnout is the largest since mechanical engineering Professor Eltahry Elghandour inspired the annual series of learning opportunities in 2016. In February, he traveled to Egypt where he met with several universities and held information sessions promote the program.

Cal Poly’s Collegians Celebrate Reunion with Aug. 25 Concert

Jul 25, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Collegians Alumni Big Band will celebrate its annual reunion with a performance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Madonna Inn Ballroom in San Luis Obispo.

The band’s annual gathering draws more than 20 alumni musicians to recreate the swinging sounds of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Les Brown and other famous ensembles of the big-band era.

The Collegians, the predecessor to today’s acclaimed Cal Poly University Jazz Bands, was founded in 1937 by then-Music Department Head Harold P. Davidson.

Cal Poly University Police Department Announces Retirement of K-9 Xello and Arrival of K-9 Zeus

Jul 20, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly University Police Department is retiring K-9 Xello, and welcoming K-9 Zeus. 

Xello, who has spent the last seven years serving the community, will be honored on July 25 during a private retirement ceremony with the department, friends and his handler, Officer Stephanie Pipan.

“Working alongside Xello has been an amazing experience,” Officer Pipan said. “His retirement is much deserved.”

Cal Poly to Name Center for Wine and Viticulture in Recognition of Two Key Donors

Jul 11, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — In recognition of the generosity and philanthropic support of two vital donors to the building of Cal Poly’s Center for Wine and Viticulture, the center will be named the JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture. 

Lynda and Stewart Resnick, owners of JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, a family-run winery that focuses on Bordeaux varieties and Syrah in west Paso Robles, donated $2.5 million to Cal Poly’s campaign to build the Center for Wine and Viticulture. The center will be co-named for Jerry Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards, an industry icon also based in Paso Robles who also committed $2.5 million in funding.

“The local wine community has stepped forward in support of this project, solidifying a partnership with Cal Poly that will not only benefit students for years to come but will provide the rigorously trained talent that the wine industry depends on,” said Andrew Thulin, dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

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Cal Poly Students Create Final Piece for Disabled Man to Participate in SLO Triathlon

Jul 9, 2018


Joseph Cornelius, who can’t walk or talk, will participate in annual swim-bike-run race with his dad on July 22  

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly engineering students have once again contributed to the heart-warming story of Joseph Cornelius, creating a unique bike trailer that the special needs man can use to participate in the July 22 SLO Triathlon with his father. 

Cal Poly students have now completed three projects that Joseph can use to compete in each of the triathlon events.

Inaugural Cal Poly Honor Choir Festival Concert Set for Aug. 4

Jul 3, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — High school singers from throughout the state will combine with Cal Poly singers for the Cal Poly High School Honor Choir Festival Concert at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, in the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

This is the inaugural year of the festival, established by Cal Poly Director of Choral Activities Scott Glysson to provide an opportunity for talented high school singers to perform great music alongside collegiate singers and work with accomplished conductors. 

Cal Poly Professor Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Create Nutrition Training Program in Africa

Jun 29, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly nutrition Professor Peggy Papathakis has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to spend 10 months in Malawi, Africa, teaching and helping to build the curriculum for a nutrition training program for clinical dietitians at the University of Malawi, College of Medicine.

Papathakis joined Cal Poly’s Food Science and Nutrition Department in 2006 determined to engage in nutrition research in developing countries and provide global experiences for Cal Poly nutrition students. In the last decade more than 30 students have worked on her numerous research studies focused on improving the nutritional intake of pregnant women in the small country of Malawi, in southeastern Africa. 

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