COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it. As community members, we must first focus on adapting to a new reality by changing how we live and how we do our work. Planners have many roles in supporting public health professionals as they struggle to cope. Read more
cal poly pomona covid-19 updates
All classes, exams and most services are remote/virtual for the remainder of the semester. 2020 Commencement ceremonies are postponed.
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Take care of yourself. Student Heath and Wellness Services has a COVID-19 resources page to support your physical and mental health.
The University Library building and 24-hour computer lab are closed until further notice. Students can borrow university laptops (and mobile hotspots) for their coursework if they don't have one to use at home. Email email@example.com.
Full refunds on commencement regaliaare available up to the start of the first ceremony (date TBA). It must be unopened, with a Bronco Bookstore receipt of the purchase.
All Summer 2020 courses will be taught in virtual mode. Registration for in-person classes is suspended, given the uncertainty of future public health mandates. See the Summer website for details.
Explore countrysides, city streets and suburban walking trails from all four corners of the Earth. Using geo-tagged images, this web-based game "drops off" players in random locales they must identify.
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"Alone, Facing the COVID Time"
77 Likes, 2 Comments - Ann Phong (@artist.annphong) on Instagram: "My new small work. "Alone, Facing the COVID Time" Acrylic with found objects. #laartist #covıd19..."
Lecturer Kirill Volchinskiy ('17, architecture) penned "Sans Serif Chronicles at Cal Poly Pomona" for Archinect's Collections & Curations blog, detailing second-year student projects from multiple sections of an intermediate digital design class (ARC 2500A) from Fall 2019. The goal was to "engage students in advanced digital processes starting from drawing conventions of complex geometries to three-dimensional physical models, studying the relationship between the drawings and model itself."
Students in Volchinskiy, Garet Ammerman, Sona Gevorkyan, Jennifer Meakins, Richard Molina, Sasha Plotnikova and Axel Schmitzberger's sections were asked to use a nonserif letter "U" to hybridize drawings into three-dimensional models. The course, Volchinskiy wrote, "sought to explore novel spatial configurations, oscillating between perceived notions of volume and graphic flatness. (Pictured: Second-year student Benjamin Sperry's drawdel. Materials: polyester resin, acrylic, gypsum cement and acrylic paint.)
Early in March (before the transition to remote instruction) Professor Anthony Acock and visual communication design students in the department's Workshop 4D class toured the Long Beach offices of interTrend Communications, Inc. andDesignory.
Designory is "home to multiple generations of CPP students," Acock said. Junior art director Jared Boyle ('17, graphic design) brought in junior production artist Daniel Sandoval ('19, visual communication design), who in turn recruited freelance production artist Joshua Hammock ('19, visual communication design).
URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
Laura Fujimoto-Hernandez, the department's longtime administrative coordinator, will be supporting the Dean's Office in her new role as the executive assistant to the dean and associate dean. Before ENV, Fujimoto-Hernandez worked in the College of Science's math and chemistry departments, and in the Office of the Associate Provost during the tenure of Claudia Pinter-Lucke.
Graduating seniors Wendoly Guerrero and Kari Kalinich are the inaugural recipients of theHarry Anthony Endowed Scholarship. Travel, the centerpiece of the scholarship, is on hold pending COVID-19 public health and travel advisories.
Lecturer Steve Preston ('80, urban and regional planning; '84, master's in urban and regional planning) hosted "Sweet and Sour Social Justice" on March 10 at the Bronco Student Center. His lecture, "Inequality in the Classroom" incorporated an activity to demonstrate how poverty and access to different resources affects student potential. At the conclusion of the session, students were encouraged to brainstorm ways they can work to decrease the effects of poverty on children around the world.
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To celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month, the digital edition of Landscape Architecture Magazine's April issue is free to all.
Stuck on a project that had to be revised and adapted for remote learning? Students (and faculty) can browse new sources of design inspiration: a profile on our friends at Terremoto, a bevy of concept designs, and feature stories on designing for equity and accessibility in our communities.
'WE'RE STILL DESIGNING.' |A message of solidarity from students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni. This wasn't the spring semester we had in mind back in January, but we'll persevere – together.
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COVID-19 CPP INNOVATION WEEKEND (VIA ZOOM) | April 3-5
In the spirit of "learn-by-doing-good," Cal Poly Pomona's Center for Community Engagement is partnering with Student Innovation Idea Labs and the College of Business Administration for a virtual event gathering students, faculty and industry partners to identify the challenges and to advance solutions to address COVID-19.