Out Loud

Written by Rachel Scott about a week ago

Cal Poly Authors: Tehachapi, the first women’s prison in California

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On Friday, December 5, Kennedy Library welcomed Kathleen Cairns to speak about her book, Hard Time at Tehachapi: California’s First Women’s Prison. She spoke about the first women’s prison in California, from the personal stories of the inmates to the historical significance

Written by Rachel Scott a few weeks ago

GIS Week: Map gallery reception

GIS Map Gallery part of GIS Week 2014.

To wrap up GIS Week 2014, Cal Poly students, faculty and staff gathered on Thursday, Nov. 20 in the Community Gallery on the first floor to view some amazing maps and projects. These maps featured different GIS applications in engineering, biology,

Written by Rachel Scott a few weeks ago

Coming soon! A new collaborative tool for Cal Poly: PolyProjects

Kathryn Cassidy won "Most Creative" in the Pitch Perfect Video Competition.

Do you have a great idea for a new app or software? A new, better way of doing things? A new invention? Yes! Do you also have all the skills that you need to bring your idea to life? Graphic communications

Written by Karen Lauritsen a few weeks ago

GIS on campus: Faculty and student examples

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Today, as part of Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day, the Data Studio presented its first of three events taking place this week. Dr. Billy Riggs (pictured) from City and Regional Planning, works with lots of transportation variables and opened

Written by Rachel Scott a few weeks ago

Elevated Foundation: An exhibit to imagine Cal Poly’s academic commons

Student designers with Professor Omar Faruque at the Elevated Foundations exhibit.

Over the summer, Cal Poly Landscape Architecture students were given a huge task in their LA 402 and LA 436 classes: imagine and design the future of an academic commons at Cal Poly (to be located in the area right outside

Written by Karen Lauritsen one month ago

Saying yes to community with Jessica Holada

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Jessica Holada (pictured*, at right) joined Special Collections and Archives as director in March, 2014. We first got to know her in a welcome post on this blog. More recently, I asked her a few questions over email about her

Written by Karen Lauritsen one month ago

Moving into a new phase of the master planning process

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Yesterday the Kennedy Library’s Building Program Committee* met for the last time, a concluding meeting that marked the end of one process and the beginning of another. It was an opportunity to review where we’ve been, what we’ve accomplished with

Written by Alex Thomas and Laura Sorvetti two months ago

9 Halloween costume ideas from University Archives

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We had fun going through the University Archives collections to find photos to inspire your last-minute Halloween costumes (or to look at just because they are AWESOME). And there’s more where these came from.

Written by Michele Wyngard two months ago

Archiving Gems

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October is California Archives Month! Celebrate with the students and staff of Robert E. Kennedy’s Special Collections and Archives as we share some of our favorite discoveries in the archives… Archives hold the promise of discovery. Not just discovery of

Written by Laura Sorvetti two months ago

Cal Poly’s Geodesic Dome: Then and Now

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This post was written by Amy Strickland (ME ’15), a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives. This summer I worked on several projects in Special Collections and Archives, including scanning all the aerial photographs of campus in the University Archives Photograph

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