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Social Sciences Department Newsletter - 2019

Cal Poly Social Sciences Learn by Doing


Torrey Sanseverino

Anthropology and Geography Senior Wins First Place at CSU Research Competition

Anthropology and geography senior Torrey Sanseverino won first place for her research presentation at the 33rd Annual CSU Research Competition in Fullerton, California.   

Read more about the CSU Research Competition

Learn by Doing Fund

Expanded Opportunities for Learn by Doing

Thanks to substantial donations from two anonymous donors and PG&E, the Social Sciences Department was able to award over $9,000 to support student projects emphasizing Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing philosophy in 2018-19.  

Read more about projects supported by the Learn by Doing Fund

Martine LappeDepartment Welcomes Two New Faculty

Meet Dr. Andrew Fricker and Dr. Martine Lappé, new faculty in the Social Sciences Department.  

Read more about the new faculty

Faculty Activities

Faculty Activities

Beginning fall 2019, the department will welcome a new chair for the first time in 12 years! 

Read more about faculty activities

Letters from the Field

Letters from the Field

Social Sciences Department alumni Petyon Cherry, Maddie Noet and Maddy Hosick talk about their post-graduate careers.  

Read more about Cherry, Noet and Hosick

Faculty Awards - Unique Shaw Smith

Faculty Awards

Several Social Sciences Department faculty were recognized for their incredible achievements.  

Read more about faculty awards


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