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Our view: Cal Poly’s prominence grows but there is a cost

By   /  Friday, May 26th, 2017  /  Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Cal Poly’s prominence grows but there is a cost

The Frost family’s $110 million gift to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is the ultimate validation of former President Warren Baker’s vision of Cal Poly as a leading research institution within the California State University system. It also validates current President Jeffrey Armstrong’s decision to double-down on entrepreneurship, forging close connections with the SLO business Read More →

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Cryptix wins top prize at UCSB New Venture Competition

By   /  Thursday, May 25th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Cryptix wins top prize at UCSB New Venture Competition

Ticketing platform software company Cryptix took home the $10,000 top prize at the UC Santa Barbara New Venture Competition on May 24. Hosted by the school’s Technology Management Program, the competition is the origin of such Santa Barbara companies as Inogen, Apeel Sciences, TrackR, Salty Girl Seafood and others. All of the participants walked away Read More →

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Tri-county ranchers cautiously rebuilding herds

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Agriculture, Central Coast, Education, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Tri-county ranchers cautiously rebuilding herds

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How to win the recruiting war for the best talent

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on How to win the recruiting war for the best talent

By Sumantra Sengupta Just prior to joining academia, I had the pleasure of serving as the interim group president for a multinational agriculture farming, processing and trading company for three years. With physical operations in 10 countries and commercial operations in 36, the company had a workforce numbering more than 2,000 people and crossing many Read More →

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Our view: Ventura County students on path to attend college

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Ventura County students on path to attend college

Ventura County has taken a big step forward when it comes to math and science education with the P-20 Council, a business-education group, forming better connections between public education and the private sector. Those connections include a new program aimed at identifying strong students in STEM fields and providing them with the support they need Read More →

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Economic summit in Santa Maria focuses on challenges

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Education, Health Care, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Economic summit in Santa Maria focuses on challenges

Sacramento Bee journalist Dan Walters told a crowd of more than 300 people on Friday that liberals need to stop fretting over Donald Trump and realize that most of the problems choking California existed before 2017. “California has a lot of issues that need to be resolved,” Walters said at the UC Santa Barbara North Read More →

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UCSB chancellor backs call to divest from fossil fuel companies

By   /  Thursday, May 11th, 2017  /  Education, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on UCSB chancellor backs call to divest from fossil fuel companies

After a four-day sit-in, UC Santa Barbara students won the endorsement of Chancellor Henry Yang on the divestiture of the University of California’s $2.8 billion in its endowment from fossil fuel companies. Margaret Klawunn, vice president of student affairs, delivered the statement May 11 on behalf of the chancellor at Cheadle Hall, where around 400 Read More →

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