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Cal Poly History Professor Named Cambridge Visiting Research Fellow

May 20, 2015


Cal Poly History Professor Matthew Hopper has been awarded the 2015-16 Smuts Visiting Research Fellowship in Commonwealth Studies at the University of Cambridge in England.

Cal Poly History Student to Attend Prestigious Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute

May 20, 2015


Cal Poly history junior Madeleine Aitchison will attend the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for summer 2015.

Cal Poly History Professor Honored by Historical Society of Southern California

May 4, 2015


Cal Poly History Professor James Tejani was honored by the Historical Society of Southern California for his article “Dredging the Future: The Destruction of Coastal Estuaries and the Creation of Metropolitan Los Angeles, 1858-1913.” 

Sarah Bridger Releases New Book ‘Scientists at War’

Apr 8, 2015


Cal Poly History Professor Sarah Bridger released her latest book, “Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research.” The text offers readers an authoritative inside look into the moral dilemmas scientists faced during times of conflict. 

Professor Awarded $152,000 NSF Grant for Research of Connections Between Slavery and Science

Mar 16, 2015


Cal Poly History Professor Kathleen Murphy received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for more than $152,000 for her project “Exploring the Use of British Slave Trade Ships to Gather Biological Specimens and Data.”

Cal Poly to Screen Emmy-Nominated ‘California State of Mind’ Feb. 25

Jan 27, 2015


Cal Poly will host award-winning filmmaker Sascha Rice for a screening of her latest documentary, “California State of Mind,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center Pavilion. A discussion with Rice and Political Science Professor Michael Latner will follow the screening.

Cal Poly to Host ‘Dog Whistle Politics’ Lecture Nov. 7

Nov 7, 2014


In observance of Constitution Day, UC Berkeley Professor Ian F. Haney López will present “Dog Whistle Politics: Race, Conservatism and a Middle Class in Crisis” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Engineering IV (Building 192), Room 106 on campus.

History Professor Honored by Western History Association

Nov 6, 2014


Cal Poly history Professor James Tejani was awarded the 2014 Ray Allen Billington Prize by the Western History Association (WHA) for his article “Dredging the Future: The Destruction of Coastal Estuaries and the Creation of Metropolitan Los Angeles, 1858-1913.”

Dr. Molly Loberg Honored by Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Nov 5, 2014


Professor Molly J. Loberg was awarded the History Article Prize by The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, the oldest and largest association for female historians in the country, for her publication “The Streetscape of Economic Crisis: Commerce, Politics and Urban Space in Interwar Berlin.”

History Lecturer, Author to Discuss Her Work Dec. 5

Mar 27, 2014


Kathleen Cairns, a lecturer in Cal Poly’s History Department, will discuss her new book, “Hard Time at Tehachapi: California’s First Women’s Prison,” at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in Room 111-H in the Kennedy Library on campus. 

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