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Sewing the Seeds of Equality in Apartheid South Africa

Dec 17, 2014


In 1975, a group of 500 students traveled from the United States to South Africa during its years of government-enforced racial segregation. Among this group were 12 black students who witnessed that apartheid first-hand — Cal Poly Ethnic Studies Professor Denise Sheridan was one of them.

Cal Poly Debuts ‘Filipino Love Stories’ Online and Traveling Exhibit

Oct 2, 2014


Cal Poly and the nonprofit agency Cal Humanities collaborated to present the online and traveling exhibit “Filipino Love Stories” — an exploration of how early Filipino migrants (1920 to 1970) to California’s Central Coast experienced marriage, love and family.

Ethnic Studies Celebrates 20 Years on Campus

Jul 14, 2014


Within the College of Liberal Arts’ academic community is the Ethnic Studies Department, a small division of dedicated professors and students with a heightened awareness of social and cultural issues and a hunger for positive change. The department is cultivating an increased public presence, yet remains one of the college’s hidden treasures.

Cal Poly Ethnic Studies Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant

May 5, 2014


Cal Poly ethnic studies Professor Victor Valle has been selected to receive a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant.

The Fulbright Scholar Program gives faculty and professionals the opportunity to lecture, teach and conduct research in a foreign country, with the aim of building relationships across continents.

Author to Discuss ‘The Real American War in Vietnam’ April 22 at Cal Poly

Apr 10, 2014


Award-winning journalist, historian and author Nick Turse will present “The Real American War in Vietnam” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Room 123 in the Bioresource & Agriculture Engineering Building (No. 8) at Cal Poly.

Center for Expressive Technologies: Paving the Way for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Jan 15, 2014


At the center of Cal Poly’s polytechnic identity is the desire to infuse every department with the tools needed to stay true to the university’s Learn by Doing philosophy. In an increasingly technology-oriented world, the manner in which students learn and apply new skills is through the very use of technology.

Cal Poly Ethnic Studies Professor's Project Receives $10,000 Grant from Cal Humanities

Jan 25, 2013


A project by Cal Poly ethnic studies professor Grace Yeh has been awarded a 2013 Community Stories grant for $10,000 from Cal Humanities.

Re/Collecting - An Ethnic Studies Memory Project of California's Central Coast

Oct 12, 2012


The Re/Collecting Project is an "ethnic studies memory project of California's Central Coast"—you can call it Re/Co for short. Our aim is to digitally capture and make publicly accessible the rich history of the diverse—yet under-documented—communities of the region, which includes San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties. The images, documents, stories, and mementos that we digitize generally cannot be found in any public repositories. Instead, they reside with individuals—in their family albums, in their attics or garages, in their memories. By digitizing these materials, this project will make centrally and publicly available historically significant materials and stories. We thus seek to encourage community and academic research by providing information-rich materials for a regional understanding of these local communities.

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