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Written by Jan Kline about a week ago

Admission, by Jean Hanff Korelitz

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After careening through her latest novel, You Should Have Known, I was excited to learn that Jean Hanff Korelitz had quite a few earlier books. Admission appealed to me immediately because of its setting — academia — and the fact

Written by Jan Kline a few weeks ago

Us, by David Nicholls

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Sad and funny is one of my favorite combinations in a novel, and this one has the perfect balance.

Written by Jan Kline three months ago

Two books, two marriages, two psychopaths: You Should Have Known, and Gone Girl

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These two books could put you off marriage altogether. Every married person has the occasional “who ARE you??” moment with their spouse, but both of these books take it to extremes.

Written by Jan Kline four months ago

Amy Falls Down, by Jincy Willett

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Amy Gallup is a crotchety, misanthropic 60-year-old author and writing teacher who would strongly prefer to be left alone. At home. With her basset hound, Alphonse. (Her mantra, in Willett’s prequel, The Writing Class: Kill Me Now).

Written by Laura Sorvetti four months ago

More from the Sinsheimer Family letters: from civil war to earthquake

The Shinsheimer Bros. storefront on Monterey Street in downtown San Luis Obispo, c. 1925 (Sinsheimer Family Correspondence, Special Collections and Archives, California Polytechnic State University, 036-8-e-123-05-02)

Wendy Myren is a history graduate student (Spring ‘15) completing an internship in Special Collections and Archives. She is working on a project to organize the correspondence of the Sinsheimer family of San Luis Obispo. This is the second in

Written by Karen Lauritsen five months ago

Judy Drake recognized for her support of Cal Poly’s Black Faculty and Staff Association

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This summer, Cal Poly’s Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) recognized Judy Drake for her tireless efforts in support of both students and the BFSA. Judy is a library services specialist in Access Services, and has been serving the students

Written by Jan Kline five months ago

The Antagonist, by Lynn Coady

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The novel made up entirely of letters isn’t a new form. But the email novel is a newer development — not that there aren’t already enough examples of them out there to make writing one a potentially slippery slope ending

Written by Karen Lauritsen five months ago

Kaila Bussert named new Foundational Experiences Librarian

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Kaila Bussert joined Cal Poly on July 7 as the new Foundational Experiences Librarian. Kaila will work across the campus to develop instructional and recreational programming to support the development of competencies and literacies that are the underpinning of a

Written by Karen Lauritsen six months ago

Kennedy Library collaborating with Graphic Communication on new Wadewitz Collection

The June 1902 cover for The Inland Printer, an important industry trade journal published for over six decades.

Kennedy Library has been working with the Graphic Communication department in the College of Liberal Arts on a recent gift to Cal Poly, the E.H. Wadewitz Collection, donated by the Printing Industries of America.

Written by Jan Kline six months ago

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

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It took eight months of waiting, but finally the library copy of The Goldfinch stayed on the shelf long enough for me to get my mitts on it. As it was, I had to jerk it out of my sister’s

Written by Karen Lauritsen seven months ago

Deeper access to the research you need: 250+ journals now available

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This post is written by Tim Strawn, director of information resources. Using a data-driven evaluative process, Kennedy Library, with special one-time funds, purchased perpetual access to a large number of high-demand electronic journal back files. This means that faculty, students

Written by Rachel Scott about a week ago

Learning to imagine the future with Bryan Alexander

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Thinking about the future can be difficult. How do we know what is going to happen? How do we know what the future holds for education and technology? How do we know what our lives will be like 20 years

Written by Rachel Scott about a week ago

Why should you enter a video in the Pitch Perfect Competition?

The Pitch Perfect winners from 2013.

Kennedy Library has teamed up with the Orfelea College of Business to put on its 7th annual Pitch Perfect Competition open to students from every college. In this competition, you have to opportunity to create a 60-second video pitch about how the

Written by Karen Lauritsen about a week ago

Two Artists to Talk on Art, Science and the Natural World Feb. 6

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A conversation between Josie Iselin, a photographer, writer and book designer, and Ruta Saliklis, director of exhibitions and development at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 6, in Cal

Written by Karen Lauritsen a few weeks ago

Changes Begin February 2015 for Access to Wiley Journals

In late December the Chancellor’s Office announced that negotiations for the 2015 renewal of the system-wide journal package with John Wiley and Sons were unsuccessful. This means Cal Poly will no longer subscribe through the CSU to approximately 1,300 Wiley

Written by Karen Lauritsen a few weeks ago

Kennedy Library Announces New Faculty Award

A new faculty award, the Learn by Doing Scholar Award, has been established to acknowledge and inspire formal scholarship and research into Cal Poly’s signature pedagogy, Learn by Doing. The inaugural awards will be given in two categories to create

Written by Rachel Scott a few weeks ago

Jesse Becker, Cal Poly Science Cafe partner, featured in Forbes Magazine

Jessie Becker at a Cal Poly Science Cafe.

Congratulations to Jessie Becker! Jessie (Business Administration ’11) was recently featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30: The Entrepreneurs Making Healthcare Digital. Jessie partnered with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Cal Poly Science Cafe for an interactive event, Start

Written by Karen Lauritsen a few weeks ago

Kennedy Library Presents ‘How to Be a Futurist’ with Bryan Alexander

Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library will present “How to Be a Futurist” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the library’s second-floor cafe lounge, as part of its Cal Poly Science Café series. The event features Bryan Alexander, a

Written by Karen Lauritsen a few weeks ago

Orfalea College of Business and Kennedy Library Launch $25,000 Competition

Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library and Orfalea College of Business announce the launch of the 7th annual Pitch Perfect Competition, open to all Cal Poly students. This year’s competition asks students to suggest ways Kennedy Library can foster cross-campus collaboration at

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