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Dean Doug Epperson

A LETTER FROM THE DEAN

As Cal Poly continues to add accolades to its list of national recognition, we celebrate some of the amazing achievements of our faculty, students and alumni in 2014.

Read Dean Epperson's note

 
Students in Fiji

CALLING THE JUNGLE HOME

Cal Poly Anthropology Professor Dawn Neill has been traveling to Fiji for years to conduct social anthropological research, and this past summer she took four students as research assistants.

Read more about the journey to Fiji

 
Professor Denise Sheridan

SEWING THE SEEDS OF EQUALITY 
IN APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA

In 1975, Cal Poly Ethnic Studies Professor Denise Sheridan traveled to South Africa, one of a small number of black students from the U.S. who witnessed apartheid firsthand, as well as the movement for freedom.

Read more about Sheridan's experiences in South Africa

 
Ivy

SCHNUPP’S ‘IVY’ GIVES RIGHTS ACTIVIST A SECOND ACT

When Cal Poly Theatre Professor Al Schnupp reconnected with fellow playwright and longtime friend Ellyn Gersh Lerner to write a play about activist Ivy Bottini, they met a rare character and a brave woman.

Read more about the creation of 'Ivy'

 
GrC and JPL

ONE GIANT LEAP

With robots, space exploration and a “can-do” attitude in common, it is no surprise that Cal Poly attracted the attention of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), on the Caltech campus. Late last year, JPL reached out to the Graphic Communication Department to maximize its online communication strategies.

Read more about the GrC and JPL collaboration

 
Alumna Kelli Seybolt

FROM POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE TRAILBLAZER

Kelli Seybolt (B.A., Political Science, 1990) has spent more than 20 years as a dedicated member of the federal service with posts that include deputy undersecretary of the Air Force and chief of the Space and Cyberspace Division, International Affairs. At Cal Poly’s Homecoming, Seybolt was named CLA's Honored Alumna.

Read more about Seybolt

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