Out Loud

Written by Jan Kline a few weeks ago

The Girls, by Emma Cline

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This book was as good as a time machine. It captured not just the trappings and look of late 60s and early 70s California pop counterculture, but the emotions as well. No, I didn’t fall into a cult, do heavy

Written by Jessica Holada one month ago

Cody Architecture Collection Featured in New Exhibit at A+D Museum in L.A.

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Special Collections and Archives is delighted to announce the opening of the exhibition Fast Forward: The Architecture of William F. Cody, on display at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Downtown Los Angeles. This celebration of Cody’s legacy is long overdue, and

Written by Alex Thomas one month ago

A Map to Other Days

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Alex Thomas is a graduate (Congrats Class of 2016!) of the History Department. Over the past 3 years Alex worked as a Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. For his final project, we asked him to recap his senior

Written by Anna Gold two months ago

Cal Poly 2016 Learn by Doing Scholar Awardees Named

Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering faculty Brian Self and James Widmann, and Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Alan Kiste and Gregory Scott, were named 2016 winners of Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing Scholar Awards for their outstanding contributions to the field of

Written by Jessica Holada three months ago

‘Learn By Doing’ Goes Digital

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Kennedy, pictured second from right, with the El Mustang staff, 1941.   LESSON ONE Creating a learning-by-doing polytechnic school like many a worthy project, may depend originally upon imagination and vision, but making it survive and prosper takes persuasion, persistence, and

Written by Amy Strickland three months ago

Women in Cal Poly Engineering: 50 Years Ago and Now

Amy Strickland is a Mechanical Engineering graduate (Congrats, Class of Winter 2016!) who worked as a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives. In this article she sifts through records in the University Archives to uncover historical research on the College of Engineering. 

Written by Jenny Freilach three months ago

Out of the Box: Undergraduate Research in the University Archives

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Special Collections and Archives’ current exhibit, Out of the Box: Undergraduate Research in the University Archives, features research by students enrolled in History 100: An Introduction to the Study of History. Students majoring in history are required to take this course early in their degree

Written by Jan Kline three months ago

Family Money: Two New Comic Novels

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Money, while a part of modern life, has a way of complicating family relationships, especially when there are large amounts of it in play. I’ve recently read two novels that have the issue of family money running through them. The

Written by Jan Kline four months ago

The Portable Veblen, by Elizabeth McKenzie

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The main character in this book is one of the most specific and memorable I’ve encountered in a while. Veblen Amundsen-Hovda is an underachiever (despite her high intelligence, college degree, and fluency in Norwegian, she’s doing temporary clerical work at

Written by Leona Rajaee five months ago

Textbook Match Program Gives Students an Affordable and Accessible Alternative to Traditional Textbooks

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In an effort to combat the rising costs of textbooks and give students an easy-to-access alternative to physical textbooks, Kennedy Library has partnered with the University Store and professors across campus to provide students a list of course e-books for

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