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3+3 B.A./J.D. Program with UC Hastings Law in San Francisco

Sep 14, 2022


Cal Poly has a new partnership with UC Hastings College of the Law to offer an accelerated program through which Political Science students can earn both their Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees in six years, rather than the usual seven.

Professor Arceneaux Takes Cal Poly Students to Study Abroad in Spain

Sep 1, 2022


News from Professor Arceceaux:  

I have several advances in my professional development to report. My new book, Political Struggle in Latin America (Springer), traces the struggles of marginalized groups in the region from the colonial period to today.

POLS 430 Disability, Identity and Politics

Aug 29, 2022


Prof. Matthew Moore will be offering a new course in Winter 2023—POLS 430: Disability, Identity and Politics.

First Cal Poly Scholar Selected for Congressional Internship in D.C.

Aug 17, 2022


Ethan Gutterman, a third-year history major and ethics, public policy, science and technology minor from the San Fernando Valley, will serve as Cal Poly’s 2022 representative to the Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program.

Cal Poly SLO Mock Trial Team at 2022 AMTA Nationals 

May 9, 2022


Cal Poly’s Mock Trial Club A Team (AMTA Team 1321) built upon their perfect 8-0 performance at regionals, their 6-1-1 performance at ORCS, and traveled to the 37th AMTA National Championship Tournament on April 8-10, hosted by Elizabethtown College at the Lancaster, Pennsylvania County Courthouse.   

Dr. Michael Latner Gives Expert Witness Testimony in Ohio Supreme Court Gerrymandering Case

Jan 15, 2022


While multiple stories from local news organizations discuss the new San Luis Obispo County redistricting map, political science Associate Professor Michael Latner is playing a key role in the redistricting of Ohio.

Alumni Spotlight: Q&A with the California Cybersecurity Institute’s Danielle Borrelli 

Jan 14, 2022


Danielle Borrelli (Political Science ’11, Master of Public Policy ’17) is helping lead the charge to address our nation’s national cybersecurity crisis as the Operations Coordinator for the California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI). Partnering with the tech community, private corporations, public agencies, and academia, Borrelli and the CCI work to craft a novel workforce prepared to combat the ever-growing online threat landscape.  

Dr. Cravens Selected as PRRI Public Fellow in New Religion and Renewing Democracy Initiative

Oct 12, 2021


Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization announced the selection of 16 interdisciplinary scholars as PRRI Public Fellows.

Public Policy Graduate Student Receives CSU Trustees’ Award

Sep 13, 2021


Christine Lam, 22, was selected as Cal Poly’s awardee, the Trustee Wenda Fong and Daniel Fetterly Scholar, for her academic performance, personal accomplishments, community service and financial need. She will receive a $6,000 Trustees’ Award scholarship as part of her recognition. 

Denae Hollar Uses Trip Abroad as Senior Project Research

Aug 17, 2021


As spring quarter of 2021 wrapped up, political science senior Denae Hollar began preparing for her upcoming trip to a remote farm in Costa Rica. Originally planned as a volunteer trip, Hollar started thinking about how she could use this experience as research for her impending senior project on democracy and global food security.  

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