by Tim Alatorre
Posted on November 12, 2010
1960 Football Team, Adult Degree Program, Alumni Association, Artificial Intelligence, CSE, Fresno, Gifford vs USGBC, Greg Wynn, Homecoming, Indonesia, Istiqlal, LA Metro Program, Lego, materials, PechaCucha, USGBC, Zaha Hadid
The last CSE Oral exam is next week, computers are going to lock you out of your house, and protests on the Cal Poly Campus. Oh, and did we mention that Lego’s are now a viable construction material?
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- Arch department looking for sponsors for the LA Metro program
- HMC Architects Designing Futures Foundation is a sponsor for 2010-2011
- No Hearst Lecture this week
- Greg Wynn ARCH 351: Community Theatre on a tight site (90% Review)
- Wed., Nov. 17 10am-1pm 21-224
- Update on PechaCucha:
- Homecoming Photos posted (Oct. 30th)
- Return of the Homecoming Court (Queen Shannon Garner and King Daniel Galvan)
- reunion marking the 50th anniversary of the tragic crash of the airplane carrying the 1960 Mustang Football team
- Alumni Association Events Coming Up in San Luis Obispo, Modesto and Fresno
- Get details and tickets on the Alumni Events Calendar
- Proposed end to Cal Poly’s Adult Degree Program prompts protest
- About 50 students, alumni and local community members gathered outside the Cal Poly Administration Building at 5 p.m. Tuesday to show support for the program.
- The Adult Degree Program offers a bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies, including classes in business, English and social science. Forty-one students are currently enrolled.
- What Happens When Your Smart House Locks You Inside? Professor Wants to Know
- Cal Poly Philosophy Professor Patrick Lin was interviewed by NPR and the San Francisco Chronicle in October for news coverage about emerging artificial intelligence computer programs and their potential uses — and pitfalls. Lin is director of the ethics and emerging sciences group at Cal Poly. He has been commissioned to do studies and research for the U.S. military on issues surrounding military battle robots – the topic of the NPR interview. Rapid advances in machine perception and artificial intelligence raise hard questions that should be addressed before, not after, these technologies are put into place, Lin told news agencies.
- The last Oral CSE ever will be held this next Monday and Tuesday, November 15th and 16th. You know there is going to be one crazy party.
- Gifford vs USGBC
- The big hurdle in the law suit is whether the “class” will be certified by the court to allow the case to proceed.
- Gifford is attempting to certify four separate classes:
- 1. All persons who paid for LEED certification in reliance on alleged deceptive marketing related to energy performance in LEED buildings.
- 2. “All persons who design energy-efficient buildings and whose livelihoods are injured by USGBC’s monopolization of the market through fraudulent and intentionally misleading representations in the marketing and promotion of the LEED product line.”
- 3. All taxpayers whose city and state tax dollars are spent on the costs of LEED certification in publicly-commissioned buildings.
- 4. Trades injured by USGBC’s alleged deceptive trade practices because the trades lose money and time in having to comply with LEED certification even though the buildings are allegedly not saving energy.
- Is Zaha’s MAXXI Museum the Best Building of 2010?
- Istiqlal: The work of a Christian architect
- Friedrich Silaban won a competition to design the mosque in 1955
- Lego Façade
- To fasten the Lego wall to the underlying fiber-cement board, standard Lego blocks with holes that can accommodate screws were used and then hidden behind another Lego piece.The covering pieces are all colored yellow, for easy location.