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Written by Jessica Holada today

‘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 about a week 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 about a week 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 about a week 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 one month 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 two 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

Written by Leona Rajaee two months ago

Cal Poly Authors: Governed Through Choice

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Political Science Department assistant professor Jennifer Denbow visited Kennedy Library last month for a talk focusing on the Denbow’s new book, Governed Through Choice: Autonomy, Technology, and the Politics of Reproduction. College of Liberal Arts assistant professor Brian Beaton, moderated

Written by Leona Rajaee three months ago

Student Assistants of Kennedy Library: Design Team

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Every month on Out Loud, we will be featuring some of the different student assistant teams that work throughout the Kennedy Library. This month, we chose to showcase the Design Team, which is responsible for designing graphics, handling web development, and

Written by Jan Kline four months ago

Summerlong, by Dean Bakopoulos

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It’s probably the most inappropriate time of year possible to read a novel set in the middle of a heat wave in the steamy midwest, but right before Christmas was when I happened to discover this one. It starts with

Written by Leona Rajaee five months ago

Geography Awareness Week 2015 at Kennedy Library

Last month, Kennedy Library participated in International Geography Awareness Week by hosting a variety of events which celebrated and explored the power of maps. These events were organized by both the SLO GIS User Group and Kennedy Library Data Services.

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