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.
Oct 3, 2014
Cal Poly will host a screening of the newly released documentary “Becoming California” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Spanos Theatre on campus. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Producer/Director Kit Tyler and Executive Producer Jeffrey White.
May 13, 2014
Stephen H. Lekson, curator of anthropology at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, will talk on “Chaco: Capital of the Ancient Southwest” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.
Lekson will discuss Chaco Canyon’s complicated history to show how its communities represented a major political, economic and ceremonial capital. Although common ideas of Pueblo tribes suggest egalitarian and peaceful societies, Chaco’s history tells a different story, said Lekson.
May 3, 2014
Cal Poly anthropology and geography student Troy Lawson placed first in the Professional Digitally Displayed Cartographic Award competition for his project “Historical Mapping for the City of San Luis Obispo.”
Apr 30, 2014
David Lockridge, ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) Overcomers founder and executive director, will present “Surviving a Traumatic Childhood” from 4:10 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Room E27 in the Science Building (No. 52) at Cal Poly.
Jul 17, 2013
Paige Wopschall, 2011 Cal Poly graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach in Bulgaria, becoming the first student applicant from Cal Poly in 20 years to win a Fulbright award.