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Written by Cara King a few weeks ago

2017 Learn by Doing Scholar awardees named

About the Learn by Doing Scholar awards The Learn by Doing Scholar Awards recognize outstanding research on Cal Poly’s motto, Learn by Doing. Winning research not only applies this hands-on teaching method, but studies its effectiveness in real classrooms. Each

Written by Megan Schellong a few weeks ago

Interdisciplinary projects thrive at Kennedy Library

Cal Poly students are taking a Learn by Doing approach to applying their skills in spaces outside the classroom. Materials engineering senior Zak Lilley applied his knowledge and skillset to improving the acoustics within the library’s student collaboration fishbowls. Lilley

Written by Megan Schellong a few weeks ago

Environmental engineering students Learn By Doing in the library’s spaces

Environmental engineering students at Cal Poly are taking their learning labs to Kennedy Library. The goal of the class, “Noise and Vibration Control,” ENVE309,  is to familiarize students with real-world design problems. In spring quarter 2017, students worked on finding

Written by Megan Schellong one month ago

Celebrating diversity with the Cal Poly President’s Diversity Awards

President Armstrong and the diversity award winners stood and smiled together in the library atrium.

President Jeffrey Armstrong awarded individuals and organizations with the faculty, staff and student President’s Diversity Awards on Thursday, May 18  in Kennedy Library’s atrium. The event opened with remarks by President Jeffrey D. Armstrong, who said that Cal Poly is

Written by Megan Schellong two months ago

Students learn valuable skills from college librarians

Kennedy Library offers a variety of resources for students to use, including the one-on-one guidance from expert librarians. Pictured above, Ryan Manning (B.S. Psychology, 2015) worked with Brett Bodemer, College of Liberal Arts Librarian, on several research projects while completing

Written by Jan Kline two months ago

Mister Monkey, by Francine Prose

Francine Prose has written everything from a study of the impact of Anne Frank’s diary, to a guide to reading like a writer, to a wildly varied stack of novels. A former president of PEN, a finalist for the National

Written by Laura Sorvetti three months ago

From the University Archives: A Short History of Cal Poly’s Libraries

It’s National Library Week! This year’s theme is Libraries Transform, so we’re sharing a short history of how the Cal Poly library has transformed over the last 100 years.

Written by Laura Sorvetti three months ago

From Farmers’ Picnic to Open House – A look back at a Cal Poly tradition

University Archives is hosting a hands-on pop-up exhibit of vintage Cal Poly yearbooks from the University Archives. Drop by the library’s main entrance on Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and step into history. The story below was

Written by Megan Schellong four months ago

Sharing ideas with the Open Locker

Kennedy Library is a place for students to obtain new knowledge and share it through a variety of platforms. The Free Culture Club’s “Open Locker” is a great resource for students to gather new material and learn from others. The

Written by Megan Schellong four months ago

Cal Poly Authors: Elvira Pulitano

Kennedy Library offers space for discussions with Cal Poly authors. This week, Dr. Elvira Pulitano sat down with Spanish professor, Karen Muñoz-Christian to discuss her newest book, Transnational Narratives from the Caribbean: Diasporic Literature and the Human Experience (2016). Dr. Elvira Pulitano teaches Ethnic Studies at

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