Two, 198 and 50 are all numbers that mean something to Calvin Stevens, a Cal Poly business professor. While the numbers all seem to be inconsequential, they all played a major role in his life. See, Cal didn’t meet the love of his life, Nancy Nylen, on September 14, 1971, in chemistry class, but on […]
Ecology professor uses social media to share her research virtually
During quarantine, while people have been turning to arts and crafts to entertain themselves indoors, ecology professor Yamina Pressler has been recognized by Smithsonian Magazine for her work developing “responsibly harvested” soil-based water colors with her friend and colleague, Dr. Karen Vaughn at the University of Wyoming.
Vice President of Research Economic Development and Graduate Education to leave Cal Poly in April
Cal Poly’s Research and Economic Development Vice President Renee Reijo Pera will step down from her role in April, according to a campus-wide email.
The pros and cons of virtual fall quarter
As Cal Poly moves into winter quarter, students and staff reflect on their fall quarter challenges and experiences. While it was ideal for some, many struggled with the nature of the online learning environment. Political science junior Allison Polmar said she felt the fall quarter was particularly challenging. “I feel like the professor’s expectations were […]
Professor by day, scambuster by night: Business professor helps scam victims
For six years, she has helped victims rebuild their lives and works with an organization to alert them that they have been scammed.
Journalism professor’s take on the importance of diversity in curriculum
“Some would say, you know, ‘Why does it matter here? There are not very many Black people, there are not very many people of color,’” journalism professor Julie Lynem said. “But I would argue, in many ways, it’s even more important because there’s such a lack of visibility, lack of voices being heard here.”
Aerospace engineering professor jets off to the Red Bull Air Race in hopes of setting record
Professor Paulo Iscold holds several speed records and is ready to break yet another this weekend in Abu Dhabi.
New high-tech installation at the University Art Gallery highlights the ‘mysteriousness of certain images’
A new and intriguing visual arts installation has arrived at Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery and is free to the public for a limited time.
Teaching by day, brewing by night
When Cal Poly biological sciences professor Emily Taylor leaves the classroom for the day, she always heads straight for the brewery — but it’s not what you think.
Cal Poly student files lawsuit against professor, saying he assaulted and tried to hypnotize her
She said he grabbed her thigh and tried to hypnotize her.
Cal Poly caveman: Psychology lecturer builds art caves under his property
Swenson has been building his underground cave network for more than 20 years.