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Charles Strong, Emeritus Professor in English Writes Introduction for Recent Publication

Mar 6, 2013


Charles Strong, Emeritus Professor of English, has written the Introduction to The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff (translated and edited by Katherine Kernberger), which has been published as an e-book by Fonthill Press. It is the largest selection of material from Marie's diaries in any language, and all other English editions are based on the bowdlerized French edition of 1887.

Theatre Major Wins Young Scholar Award from Southeastern Theatre Conference

Feb 1, 2013


Theatre major Gabbie Koizumi has won the 2013 Young Scholar's Award in the Undergraduate Category from the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) with her paper, Living through Lucy: An Analysis of “Lucy Long” and the Song’s Social Implications in Antebellum America, which she wrote for TH 320: Black Theatre in spring quarter 2012.

Cal Poly Ethnic Studies Professor's Project Receives $10,000 Grant from Cal Humanities

Jan 30, 2013


A project by Cal Poly ethnic studies professor Grace Yeh has been awarded a 2013 Community Stories grant for $10,000 from Cal Humanities.

Six CLA alumni are honored in the Tribune’s 20 under 40 for 2013

Jan 28, 2013


Six CLA alumni are among those honored in the Tribune’s 20 under 40 for 2013.

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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.

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