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Written by Jan Kline a few days ago

My Sister’s Keeper? All My Puny Sorrows, by Miriam Toews

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Hearing the set-up for this novel made me wonder if I was made of stern enough stuff to get through it. Yoli, a divorced woman in her forties, with plenty of her own problems, has to repeatedly try to talk

Written by Rachel Scott about a week ago

Data Studio Presents Cyber CSI

Zachary Peterson in the Data Studio

Getting to the bottom of data storage security issues can be very complicated. Assistant professor of computer engineering Zachary Peterson gave a talk, Cyber CSI: Working to Solve the Data Security Crisis on April 16 at the Data Studio about these

Written by Nasim Delavari about a week ago

Reflecting on Appropriate Technologies Open Science Café

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Hosting Appropriate Technologies, Near and Far, an Open Science Café (OSC) with Lonny Grafman, was a memorable experience for me. One reason was our collaborative planning process. Karen Lauritsen, Lonny, and I set up several video conferences prior to the

Written by Rachel Scott a few weeks ago

Brainstorming appropriate technologies for Cal Poly at Open Science Cafe

Lonny Grafman

When asked the question, “What can be improved for Cal Poly students?” student suggestions range from campus dining to parking to the classroom. Often solutions to these problems seem nearly impossible. However, Lonny Grafman, founder of Appropedia, uses a resourceful approach. At Open Science Cafe on

Written by Rachel Scott a few weeks ago

What does it mean to live a life well lived?

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What does it mean to live a life well lived? Does it mean finding happiness? Or success? Or your passion? Or appreciating the people in your life? To answer this question, Cal Poly Art & Design professor Sky Bergman started her photography

Written by Karen Lauritsen a few weeks ago

Cal Poly now member of Center for Research Libraries

As of April 2015, Kennedy Library will be a member of The Center for Research Libraries. Founded in 1949, CRL is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries that supports research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and

Written by Jan Kline two months ago

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, by Joshua Ferris

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Offhand, the practice of preventative dentistry doesn’t seem like a portal into discussions of religion and death. And discussions of religion and death don’t seem like apt gateways to comedy, either. Leave it to Joshua Ferris (author of Then We

Written by Rachel Scott two months ago

More about our Pitch Perfect Round 1 winners

Winners of Pitch Perfect Competition

The first round of the Pitch Perfect Competition has wrapped up. The judges selected the winning videos, Dean Scott Dawson from Orfalea College of Business handed out giant checks, and real awards checks were processed for students. To wrap this round

Written by Rachel Scott two months ago

Library student assistants win Hackathon with team

Winning team at the Cal Poly Hackathon 2015

While you may know Cory Mayer and Johnson Zhou as two student assistants working in Library Information Technology (LIT) all the way up on the fifth floor, you may not know that they were a part of the winning team

Written by Karen Lauritsen two months ago

Announcing: Pitch Perfect video winners

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Kennedy Library and Orfalea College of Business are hosting the 7th annual Pitch Perfect Competition in partnership with the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Through the generosity of Orfalea College of Business, this year’s Pitch Perfect Competition offers

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