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2013 Landwehr Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced

Apr 5, 2013


Cal Poly’s English Department is proud to announce that English majors Whitney Lenet of Cayucos and Ian Delaney of Walnut Creek have won the 2013 Al Landwehr Creative Writing Contest.

History Professor Kathleen S. Murphy Awarded ACLS Fellowship

Apr 3, 2013


California Polytechnic State University Assistant Professor of History Kathleen S. Murphy has received a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for the 2013-2014 academic year.  The award supports research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences that the Council considers to be particularly promising.  Murphy received the fellowship to support her research into the history of science of the slave trade. 

English Graduate and SLO High School Teacher Receives Hero Award

Mar 27, 2013


A San Luis Obispo High School teacher has received the California Arts Council’s first ever Hero Award. James Bruce, who teaches English at the school, received the award Monday during the California Poetry Out Loud state finals in Sacramento.

Cal Poly Orchesis Dance Company Gives ‘Gala Performance’ at Regional Dance Festival

Mar 21, 2013


Cal Poly’s Orchesis Dance Company was selected from among a diverse group of regional collegiate dance companies to perform in the Gala Performance at the recent American College Dance Festival.

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.

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