Out Loud

Written by Jan Kline a few weeks 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 one month 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 one month 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 two 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 three 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 four 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.

Written by Jan Kline four months ago

Two Excellent Debut Novels about Family

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The holidays have a way of reminding us about family: the ones we are born into (and sometimes flee from), and the ones we choose. I’ve recently read two very different first novels that center around this theme. Aaron Englund,

Written by Leona Rajaee four months ago

Keith Webster’s Library of the Future

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Kennedy Library hosted library visionary Keith Webster for an exciting talk on the evolving nature of libraries and insights on emerging trends in the library world that can redefine the academic experience of students. Webster’s public talk was part of

Written by Leona Rajaee four months ago

Cal Poly Authors: Scientists at War

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Book by Sarah Bridger

On Friday Nov. 6, Kennedy Library welcomed History Department assistant professor Sarah Bridger and Shelley Hurt, an associate professor in the Political Science Department to discuss Bridger’s new book Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research. Inspiration

Written by Leona Rajaee five months ago

Bending the Rules of Art and Science with Tim Jenison

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An artist’s studio and a scientist’s laboratory may seem worlds apart. That’s because many people view art and science as different as night and day, but some, like inventor Tim Jenison, believe the artist and the scientist are intricately connected.

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