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Cal Poly to Host April 7 Talk on Diversity and Excellence in Higher Education

Mar 11, 2016

Visiting Cal Poly Professor Gilda L. Ochoa will give a free public presentation titled “Unpacking Diversity and Excellence: Lessons for Institutions of Higher Education” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion on campus.

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Ethnic Studies presents Dr. Victor Rios, Tues. Feb. 16

Jan 29, 2016

Ethnic Studies is pleased to announce the upcoming visit of Dr. Victor Rios, author and award winning professor of Sociology at UCSB.

ES 470 Chicanas/os-Latinas/os & Education Open for Winter enrollment

Dec 30, 2015

 Chicanas/os-Latinas/os & Education

The following course is now open for enrollment for winter 2016! 

ES 470: Chicanas/os-Latinas/os & Education 

(#8185, seminar, 4 units). Wed., 6:10-10:00 PM, Instructor: Ochoa.

Cal Poly Ethnic Studies Student Receives CSU Trustees’ Award

Jul 10, 2015

Cal Poly comparative ethnic studies student Mario Espinoza of Modesto, Calif., was awarded the 2015 California State University (CSU) Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Hip Hop Symposium 2015

Feb 27, 2015

Wednesday, March 4th 2015,12-2 pm

Chumash Auditorium

Join Dr. Jenell Navarro and ES 310: Hip Hop, Poetics, & Politics to highlight hip hop culture and its historical roots to communities of color and its impact on society.

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Cal Poly to Host Sustainable Grassland Ranching Presentation Feb. 3

Jan 30, 2015

The Ethnic Studies Department at Cal Poly will host James J. Garrett for a presentation titled “Future Vision: A Sustainable and Healthy Food Production System,” from 6:10 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Science North Building (No. 53), Room 215 on campus.

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.


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