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California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis

California Lt. Gov. Shares the Impact of Education in Commencement Speech

California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis shared her personal story and congratulated the Class of 2019 at Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. Kounalakis, a member of the CSU Board of Trustees, is the daughter of a refugee from Greece. Her father came to Lodi as teenager and worked on a farm, later earning his degree from Sacramento State.
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CPP Launches Text-Messaging Robot to Incoming Students

“How many units should I register for?” “Where do I pay my account balance?” “What clubs can I join?” “Where can I find more information about study abroad?” These are just a few of the hundreds of different questions that incoming Cal Poly Pomona students ask during Orientation and throughout their first year. Fall 2019 freshmen and transfer students are able to ask them through Billy Chat, an artificial intelligence text messaging robot.
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Ethics Center

Ethics Center Offers Student Fellows ‘Deep Dive’ Into Complex Issues

It started with an idea from a donor to create an ethics center that would focus on issues that affect Californians. Less than two years after the suggestion was made, the faculty emeritus-funded California Center of Ethics and Policy (CCEP) is up and running, just finishing up its first semester-long seminar on “Health Care Justice and Health Care Access in California.”
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Lanterman Development Center

University Establishes Lanterman Advisory Committee

President Soraya M. Coley has established a broad-based campus committee to provide input as Cal Poly Pomona and FivePoint Holdings, LLC partner to re-envision and develop the site formerly known as the Lanterman Development Center. The ultimate vision is to transform the site into a vibrant university-oriented, mixed-use community that supports the academic mission, generates revenue and provides benefits to the surrounding area.
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Alumna Nicole Parr

“I had two job offers and I chose this one because that’s where I felt the love and support that I had at Cal Poly Pomona. I like my job because it feels like home.”

Nicole Parr
Production Chemist at Abbott Laboratories

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The Compass

Stay informed about news and real-time updates about construction projects, road closures, power shutdowns, mechanical malfunctions or maintenance work. The Compass also contains information about construction projects throughout the university. Visit the website to learn about the I-10 Kellogg on-ramp closure beginning in early May.

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