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Written by Jan Kline a few days ago

Admission, by Jean Hanff Korelitz

L to R, screenwriter Karen Croner, actress Tina Fey, novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz

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 Rachel Scott about a week ago

Learning to imagine the future with Bryan Alexander

Student with DeLorean Time Machine

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

Halosaccion Nereo: Image by Josie Iselin

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 about a week 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

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.The set-up: a mismatched but long-married English couple are about to send their only child off to college. Their plan is to

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