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Cal Poly Plans Sept. 29 Grand Re-Opening of Renovated, Renamed Cal Poly Book Store

Sep 13, 2022

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Following an extensive remodel, Cal Poly’s newly renamed Mustang Shop will host a Grand Re-Opening Celebration for the campus community from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.
Following years of collaboration with the Cal Poly Corporation and the university, Follet Higher Education has completed the renovation and has more additions coming this academic year.
“The new Mustang Shop will offer a fresh perspective for new students and a fun introduction to Cal Poly for their supporters,” said Andrea Burns. Cal Poly Corporation associate executive director. “We are so excited to continue to make improvements that enhance the student experience.”

Cal Poly Public Health Student to Receive CSU Trustees’ Award and $7,000 Scholarship

Sep 12, 2022

Nathalie Zamora, a first-generation student from Monterey Park, California, hopes to become a physician

Nathalie Zamora
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly public health senior with a concentration in culture and society in health who plans to become a medical doctor has received a 2022 California State University Trustees’ Scholar Award for Outstanding Achievement.
The Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to one student from each of the CSU system’s 23 campuses. Like her counterparts throughout the state, Nathalie Zamora of Monterey Park, Calif., was selected for superior academic performance, personal accomplishments, community service and financial need.
The 21-year-old will receive a $7,000 scholarship as one of the state’s William Randolph Hearst Scholars. She and the other awardees will be publicly recognized during the CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Cal Poly Wins First-Ever Grant on Space Cybersecurity from US National Science Foundation

Sep 12, 2022

Study to anticipate novel cyberattack scenarios and gaps in space law and ethics
Patrick LinSAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to study outer space cybersecurity, both technical and policy dimensions. The two-year project is the first that the NSF has funded on the subject. 
With interdisciplinary scholars and prominent expert consultants, the new project will generate novel scenarios for space cyberattacks while identifying and analyzing gaps in space law and norms that might allow for misunderstandings and conflict in the already contested but vital domain of outer space.
According to the project’s principal investigator Patrick Lin, director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group and philosophy professor at Cal Poly, it is now urgent to study space cybersecurity given a perfect storm of factors.

Cal Poly’s Upward Bound Program Awarded New Five-Year Federal Grant

Sep 6, 2022

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Upward Bound program recently received a new five-year federal grant totaling $2.3 million that will help fund the program through the 2026-27 academic year.
The five-year grant will award more than $460,000 annually to the program, representing a $62,000 annual increase to its previous federal grant award.
The pre-college outreach program provides a variety of services to students with historically excluded backgrounds at four local high schools — Nipomo, Ernest Righetti, Pioneer Valley and Santa Maria. Upward Bound’s services include after-school workshops, peer tutoring, academic advising, cultural and educational field trips, and a six-week residential Summer Academy on Cal Poly’s campus for 10th through 12th grade students.

Cal Poly Director of Jazz Studies and Guests to Give Recital Oct. 6 on Campus

Sep 6, 2022

Arthur White
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Arthur White, Cal Poly’s director of jazz studies, will present a jazz recital with guests at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center.

White will play saxophone with guest musicians Henry Johnson, guitar; Jo Ann Daugherty, piano; Dale Black, bass; and Thomas Taylor, drums.
The program will feature original compositions by White and Johnson.

Cal Poly CIE to Host Demo Day Entrepreneur Event on Sept. 13

Aug 31, 2022

Cal Poly engineering senior Evan Lalanne pitches his startup X-Adapt.Cal Poly's top innovators showcase their startups after three months of intensive growth.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) will showcase seven startups at its annual Demo Day in-person at SLO Brew Rock and online via YouTube Live on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

The event culminates the CIE’s 2022 Summer Accelerator program, an intensive 13-week program that helps Cal Poly students and recent graduates develop their startup ideas into scalable businesses. Representatives from each startup will pitch their business ideas and present what they’ve accomplished with the help of dedicated CIE mentors and staff.

“This year’s cohort is coachable, curious, professional and eager to add their own chapters to Cal Poly and the CIE’s history of entrepreneurial success,” said Jose Huitron, the CIE’s director of student innovation programs, who oversees program delivery and mentorship to student-led ventures. “I’m looking forward to Demo Day and the students showing the community what’s possible when you embrace entrepreneurship and innovation to bring ideas to life.”

Cal Poly Music Department Announces 2022-23 Events Season

Aug 26, 2022

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will open its 2022-23 season with a jazz recital, followed by additional events that showcase faculty and student performers as well as guest artists.

On Oct. 6, Cal Poly Director of Jazz Studies Arthur White will give a recital with guest artists Henry Johnson, guitar; Jo Ann Daugherty, piano; Dale Black, bass; and Thomas Taylor, drums.  Compositions by White and Johnson will be performed.

On Oct. 20, the duo andPlay will present “Collaborating with Technology.” New York-based guest artists Maya Bennardo, violin, and Hannah Levinson, viola, will present a talk and concert with three pieces they commissioned showcasing three different ways of incorporating technology into performance by Bethany Younge, Lester St. Louis and David Bird.

Cal Poly Center for Health Research Receives $5.6 Million National Institute of Health Grant

Aug 24, 2022

Center’s largest ever research grant will fund promotion and study of cardiovascular health among pregnant women and infants

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The largest research grant received by Cal Poly’s Center for Health Research —$5.6 million in National Institute of Health (NIH) funding— will promote and study cardiovascular health among pregnant women and infants.

The grant is part of a multi-phase, seven-year research project involving more than 500 participants in California and Rhode Island enrolled in programs with home health visitation services, such as the nonprofit Healthy Families for America that annually conducts over 1 million home visits from its nearly 600 program sites in 38 states, the District of Columbia, five U.S. territories and Israel.

The grant is part of the NIH Early Intervention to Promote Cardiovascular Health of Mothers and Children (ENRICH) program, to promote heart health and address health disparities in low-income mothers and their infants living in low-resource communities through the babies’ first six months.

New Eco-Friendly Glue Designed by Cal Poly Chemistry Lab Leads to Public-Private Partnership

Aug 16, 2022

Students working in the Costanzo LabSAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly faculty member and several students have developed a new adhesive, in collaboration with an East Coast company, that has the potential to significantly impact the amount of consumer materials that are recycled in the U.S. and worldwide.

Professor Philip Costanzo has been developing a new glue in his Cal Poly laboratory in partnership with the technology development and consulting company Geisys Ventures, LLC (Geisys). Their public-private partnership is the basis for a joint commercial venture. 

So far, seven students have been involved in developing the ecology-friendly product, gaining invaluable Learn by Doing experience in the process.   

Cal Poly Campus Dining to Host Job Fair Aug. 20 to Fill More Than 40 Positions

Aug 15, 2022

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Campus Dining will host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, to immediately fill more than 40 positions in both front and back of house.
Full- and part-time positions are available. Pay is commensurate with experience and starts at $22-$23/hour for part-time food service worker positions. Job Fair attendees are encouraged to come prepared for on-site interviews and may receive same day offers. 
The Job Fair will take place on the Cal Poly campus in Scout Coffee Co. off Grand Avenue. Complimentary parking is available for attendees in the Grand Avenue parking structure.


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