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Written by Kaylee Scoggins Herring a few days ago

Mr. Hearst and Miss Morgan

Intern Kaylee is digitizing correspondence in the Julia Morgan Papers

Kaylee Scoggins Herring is a recent college graduate and an intern in Special Collections and Archives. This summer she is working on a project to digitize and make accessible online the correspondence between architect Julia Morgan and newspaper publisher William Randolph

Written by Zach Vowell about a week ago

A new era for Cal Poly’s archives

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Since 2008, Kennedy Library has made our special collections and archives available online at digital.lib.calpoly.edu, using a digital asset management system called CONTENTdm. This system served the library well in our early attempts to provide basic access to our digitized

Written by Jan Kline a few weeks ago

Your Face in Mine, by Jess Row

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It’s hard to believe that this book came out almost a year before the Rachel Dolezal controversy. In what novelist Karen Russell calls “a postcard from the near future,” Jess Row has written a riveting novel about “racial reassignment surgery,”

Written by Jan Kline a few weeks ago

The Harder They Come, by T.C. Boyle

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T.C. Boyle is usually merciless towards his characters, giving a variety of viewpoints an equal opportunity skewering. This time out, I felt he betrayed a little twinge of empathy in his description of some admittedly extreme characters. He doesn’t idealize

Written by Rachel Scott two months ago

Cal Poly Authors: Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering

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Friday, May 29, architect Clare Olsen and engineer Sinead Mac Namara spoke about their book, Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering at Conversations with Cal Poly Authors. Olsen is assistant professor of architecture at Cal Poly and Mac Namara is associate professor at Syracuse University. Mac

Written by Soquel Filice three months ago

Reflections on Cal Poly’s Home Economics Department: Part I

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This post is written by Soquel Filice (HIST ’15), a Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives who is investigating the experiences of women at Cal Poly through the decades. Want to know more about the history of women at Cal

Written by Karen Lauritsen three months ago

Cal Poly Faculty Honored with Learn by Doing Scholar Award

Learn by Doing Scholar Awards 2015

The inaugural Learn by Doing Scholar Award recipients were named at the More than a Motto Conference on May 15, 2015. This new faculty award was established in the 2014-2015 academic year to acknowledge and inspire formal scholarship and research

Written by Jan Kline three months ago

Big Brother, by Lionel Shriver

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Lionel Shriver’s fiction has a major streak of darkness running through it. Some of the subjects she’s covered in her past novels include teenage mass murderers, terminal illness, and European terrorism. But she usually manages to insert some (admittedly very

Written by Soquel Filice three months ago

When Poly Was Royal: Queens on Campus

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This post is written by Soquel Filice (HIST ’15), a Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. Soquel curated When Poly Was Royal, an exhibit on the history of Open House at Cal Poly. In the process, she was inspired to write

Written by Rachel Scott three months ago

Using GIS to look at San Luis Obispo’s history

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The Data Studio welcomed David Yun, Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (NRES) lecturer and Geographic Information Services Supervisor for the City of San Luis Obispo, on Thursday, April 30. Yun talked about managing historical data about San Luis Obispo using

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