It was a training exercise that confronts the unthinkable.
University police and neighboring agencies conducted an ¿active shooter drill¿ on a recent Saturday morning that lays out a chilling scenario: A mentally ill man attends his former employer¿s open house. He discreetly enters the building and makes his way to the men¿s room, where he loads his gun. He comes out firing, hitting one person in the chest and another in the jaw. A third random victim is shot in the arm, and a fourth, though not wounded, is emotionally incapacitated. The building marshal and security officer call 911, and the university police respond.…
Vilupanur Ravi, professor and chair of the chemical & materials engineering department, co-authored an article along with several Cal Poly Pomona undergraduate students and others in JOM, a technical journal published by the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). The article, ¿The Environmental Stability of Boron-containing Titanium Alloys for Biomedical Applications,¿ was published in the June issue.
¿Medical and dental implants and their interactions with the human body are important areas of study,¿ Ravi says. ¿Aging populations and drastically escalating health care costs add to the urgency in making advances in this field. In this study, we discuss a new class of titanium alloys that are promising candidates for implant …
Professor Emeritus Gerald ¿Jerry¿ Wagner, computer information systems, has been selected as a Fellow by the Education Special Interest Group of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. The distinction recognizes his long-term support of the organization and its mission to improve information systems education at the collegiate level. Wagner will be inducted into the AITP-EDSIG Hall of Fame on Nov. 3 in Wilmington, N.C.
The Education Special Interest Group devotes itself to information systems education, providing educators with the latest research in educational techniques, processes and technology.
Wagner joined the Cal Poly Pomona faculty in 1966 and served as the founding chair of the business data processing department, which later …
The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2011
has been earned by Cal Poly Pomona¿s Department of Procurement & Support
Services. The award is given by the National Purchasing Institute and recognizes the innovation, professionalism, productivity and leadership components of procurement.
This is the fifth year that the university has received the award.
¿Being nationally recognized for excellence in procurement
is an enormously rewarding experience and receiving the award motivates our
team and keeps us focused on the need to be outstanding in our field,¿ says
Kathleen Prunty, the department¿s director.
Cal Poly Pomona is one of only 20 higher education agencies
in the United States to receive the …