President Ortiz talks in his weekly video update about recent rankings of Cal Poly Pomona, a professor’s new book, and emergency preparedness plans.
Students who graduated from Cal Poly Pomona ranked 74th out of 1,312 universities nationwide in terms of return on their investment in higher education, according to Payscale, the web’s largest database of salaries and compensation. That was higher than all but two University of California campuses. The return on investment was calculated by comparing salary data of alumni 20 years after graduation and the actual cost of attending college.
Meanwhile, the Princeton Review highlighted Cal Poly Pomona in its “Guide to 332 Green Colleges,” which profiles universities and colleges that have made a strong commitment to sustainability. And the Collins College of Hospitality Management was ranked among the top 10 hospitality and tourism graduate programs by the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education.
Education Professor Aubrey Fine, who is also a clinical psychologist, has written a new book that explores the benefits that animal companions offer to their human owners. It is based in part on Professor Fine’s work using therapy animals to help treat children with emotional, social or physical problems.
In other news:
- President Ortiz urged the campus community to stay informed and prepare for disasters in the wake of recent earthquakes in Mexico and Southern California.
- What does Cal Poly Pomona mean to you? Create a video about your experience and you could win $750 in a university contest.
- The baseball team needs one more win to clinch a spot in the playoffs after beating Cal State Stanislaus in the last home game of the season.
- Two pole vaulters have automatically qualified for national championships, while a decathlete and a hammer throw earned provisional qualifying status.
- The 2014 Grad Fair is on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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