Cal Poly Sociology Senior Selected for Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program
Jul 19, 2016
Malcolm Mills, a sociology major from Rancho Cucamonga is Cal Poly’s 2016 representative to the Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program.
Mills, 21, will spend two weeks in August training at the Panetta Institute at CSU Monterey Bay, followed by 11 weeks in Washington, D.C., working full time in the office of a congressional representative.
May 5, 2016
Social Sciences will be having a reception immediately following the main Commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The department reception will be held at the foot of the steps of the Kennedy Library starting at 11:45am. Awards will be given out and family and friends will have an opportunity to meet the faculty. Light refreshments and food will be served. Please join us in celebrating the Graduates for 2016!
Mar 21, 2016
Cal Poly Professor Ryan Alaniz will attend the White House Water Summit on Tuesday, March 22, in Washington, D.C. The event aims to raise awareness of priority water issues and potential solutions in the U.S. and catalyze ideas and actions to help build a sustainable and secure water future.
Feb 17, 2016
Cal Poly social sciences Professor Coleen Carrigan is part of a team that has been awarded a $748,780 National Science Foundation grant to study women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and develop ways to broaden their participation in these fields.
Jan 4, 2016
The west of the United States is literally being dried out by a hundred-year drought. California has been hit particularly badly. The precipitation and temperature measurements suggest that it is the most extreme phase of drought on record. The US weather agency, NOAA, is even speaking of the worst dry period in 1,200 years. What solutions are in sight?
Jun 25, 2015
Cal Poly anthropology and geography student Mike Johnson took first place in the California Geographical Society’s Geosystems Award competition for his research project “Developing a Decision-Support System for Forecasting Future Water Availability in California.”
Jun 17, 2015
Cal Poly 2014 social sciences graduate Mikaela Vournas recently received the Charles McCall Best Undergraduate Paper Award at the 40th annual California State University (CSU) Social Science Student Symposium.
May 26, 2015
Five Cal Poly students took top honors at the recent 2015 California State University (CSU) Research Competition held May 1-2 at CSU San Bernardino.
Mar 25, 2015
David Hurst Thomas, curator of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, will present “Reharvesting Ramona’s Garden: Romance and Reality in America’s Mythical Mission Past” at 6:30 p.m.Monday, April 13, in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion at Cal Poly.
Feb 3, 2015
Archaeologist John Foster will present “Touching the Taino Underworld: Archaeological Explorations of Submerged Caverns in the Dominican Republic” at 7 p.m. Feb. 24, in Room 112 of the Business Building (No. 3), on campus.