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Cal Poly Professors to Develop Food Safety Training Program for Leafy Greens Growers with $214,000 Grant

Nov 6, 2019


Partnership with Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria Aims to Tackle Food Safety Challenges

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Each year an estimated 48 million people get sick from foodborne illnesses in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A two-year collaborative project between professors at Cal Poly and Allan Hancock College, a community college in Santa Maria, aims to reduce that number.

Cal Poly Awarded $340,000 Grant to Analyze and Innovate Cybersecurity Solutions for Space Satellites

Nov 4, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly has received a $340,091 grant to conduct a “Space Operations Challenge” series utilizing the university’s Digital Transformation Hub and California Cybersecurity Institute aimed to increase safety and security of thousands of satellites currently in orbit.

Cal Poly Receives STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability Achievements

Nov 1, 2019


University participates in national recognition program for the second time the university, improving from 2017 Silver Rating

Cal Poly’s efforts to increase its sustainability rating include the 18.5-acre Gold Tree Solar Farm, which was dedicated in January 2018. Visible from Highway 1, the facility’s more than 16,000 individual solar panels have a capacity of 4.5 megawatts (AC) and can generate more than 11 million kWh per year — enough to power more than 1,000 homes, or about 25 percent of Cal Poly’s total power needs.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has earned a STARS Gold Rating — the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s second highest honor — in recognition of the university’s sustainability achievements.

Cal Poly Team Wins National Student Food Marketing Challenge

Oct 31, 2019


Several students from Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences showcased their marketing expertise in a real-world setting and won first place in a national food marketing challenge Oct. 19-20. Cal Poly’s team took first place for the second year in a row at the Food Distribution Research Society’s National Student Food Marketing Challenge in Seattle.

Cal Poly Architecture Students to Exhibit at 16th Annual Vellum/CAED Furniture Design Exhibition Nov. 1-2

Oct 29, 2019


 a “conversation” settee, made of wood frame and sheet metal (and comfortable upholstered foam pads), that will allow two people to sit in silence next to each other. It is one of scores of unique designs students are rushing to finish. They must complete entries by 5 p.m. on Thursday. The two-day Vellum show will open on Friday with a reception at The Creamery in downtown San Luis Obispo and a public display on Saturday. 
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nearly 200 Cal Poly architecture students will compete for a trip to Milan, Italy, at the 16th annual Vellum/CAED Furniture Design Exhibition on Nov. 1-2 in downtown San Luis Obispo.

Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Host 10th Annual Elevator Pitch Competition Forum on Nov. 4

Oct 28, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host the 10th annual Elevator Pitch Competition Forum — a fast-paced contest for Cal Poly, Cuesta College and Allan Hancock College entrepreneurs — on Monday, Nov. 4, in the Performing Arts Center on campus.

Cal Poly Presents Annual Fall Jazz Concert with New Director on Nov. 22

Oct 22, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A new era for jazz at Cal Poly begins with the first student concert of the 2019-20 academic year as the new director of jazz studies leads three ensembles in concert. The Cal Poly Jazz Ensembles will present the annual Fall Jazz Concert with new director Arthur White at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in Spanos Theatre on campus.

Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble to Perform with Guest Artists at Nov. 16 Concert

Oct 22, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble and guest artists will perform a program of music and dance from the Eastern Mediterranean and larger region at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in Spanos Theatre on campus.

The Arab Music Ensemble is a multi-instrumental orchestra and choir with vocal and instrumental soloists. Its membership represents a range of majors on campus and professions off campus. 

Dance Work ‘FLEX’ about Filipino Migration to be Performed Nov. 14 at Cal Poly

Oct 22, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Central Coast native Jay Carlon will bring his dance and theatre piece about his family’s Filipino migration story to Cal Poly’s Spanos Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. A discussion, moderated by Professor Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns from UCLA’s Asian American Studies Department, will follow the performance.

Cal Poly Student-Run Succulentopia Plant Sale Set for Oct. 25-26

Oct 22, 2019


Members of the succulent enterprise have worked for months propagating succulents for this weekend’s sale. The student team manages every aspect of the event, from greenhouse management to promotion and sales.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — More than 150 varieties of succulents will be available at Cal Poly’s Succulentopia plant sale from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Horticulture Unit near the Poly Plant Shop.

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