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Cal Poly Professor Awarded $100,000 NSF Grant

Nov 27, 2012


A professor in Cal Poly’s Psychology and Child Development Department and a colleague at Lafayette College in Easton, Penn. have been awarded a $100,000 National Science Foundation grant to study women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

Re/Collecting - An Ethnic Studies Memory Project of California's Central Coast

Oct 12, 2012


The Re/Collecting Project is an "ethnic studies memory project of California's Central Coast"—you can call it Re/Co for short. Our aim is to digitally capture and make publicly accessible the rich history of the diverse—yet under-documented—communities of the region, which includes San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties. The images, documents, stories, and mementos that we digitize generally cannot be found in any public repositories. Instead, they reside with individuals—in their family albums, in their attics or garages, in their memories. By digitizing these materials, this project will make centrally and publicly available historically significant materials and stories. We thus seek to encourage community and academic research by providing information-rich materials for a regional understanding of these local communities.

Child Development Professor Jennifer Jipson Awarded $2.5 Million National Science Foundation Grant

Oct 9, 2012


Jennifer Jipson, a Cal Poly associate professor of child development in the Psychology and Child Development Department, is part of a team that has been awarded a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to reinforce and extend preschoolers’ interest in astronomy-related topics.

Psychology Student Joseph Leshin Selected as Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar

Jun 26, 2012


Cal Poly Psychology senior, Joseph Leshin, has been selected for the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar program for the 2012-13 academic year by the California Pre-Doctoral Program Advisory Committee. Leshin was one of 72 California State University students chosen for the program from a pool of 247 applicants.

Theatre Students Place 1st and 2nd in National Black Theatre Competition

Jun 25, 2012


Theatre major and history minor Gabbie Koizumi and English major and theatre minor Zoie Daniels took first AND second place respectively in the undergraduate division of the 2012 S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition sponsored by the Black Theatre Network.

College of Liberal Arts Welcomes New Dean, Douglas Epperson

Jun 21, 2012


Douglas Epperson, a veteran of liberal arts higher education and current dean at Washington State University, has been named the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He will assume his new post Aug. 15.

Paul Bittick, Mustang Daily General Manager, Awarded 2012 Distinguished Adviser Award

Jun 14, 2012


Mustang Daily general manager, Paul Bittick, has been awarded the 2012 Distinguished Adviser Award by the College Media Assocation.

Cal Poly History Professor Sarah Bridger Awarded Dissertation Prize

Jun 4, 2012


Cal Poly History Professor  was awarded the Allan Nevins Dissertation Prize by the Society of American Historians.

Graphic Communication Students Win Phoenix Challenge College Competition

May 7, 2012


A team of Cal Poly Graphic Communication students took first place in the 2012 Phoenix Challenge College competition in San Antonio, Texas, for the redesign and production of the packaging for Cal Poly Chocolates.

Cal Poly Student Anna Consani Named Panetta Institute Congressional Intern

May 4, 2012


Anna Consani, a junior studying political science at Cal Poly, has been chosen as the university’s 2012 representative in the Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program.

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