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Written by Alex Thomas six months ago

A spectacular view of the past: San Luis Obispo in 1907

The pieces of the puzzle after alignment. (San Luis Obispo County Regional Photo Collection, Special Collections, California Polytechnic State University, 168-1-B-01-35 [detail])

This post is written by Alex Thomas (HIST ’16), Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. The other day I got to time travel. Refrigerator cars lined up on the tracks. A restaurant advertised to passengers: ALL TRAINS STOP 10

Written by Rachel Scott six months ago

Celebrating Kennedy Library’s ACRL Award

ACRL Award

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) named Cal Poly’s Robert E. Kennedy Library as a recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. In other words, Kennedy Library was picked as the best university library out of all

Written by Ali Albiani six months ago

Open Science Café: My Experience

Steve Duenes Open Science Cafe Event

“Learning is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” —Warren Barris Open Science Café has empowered me to make my event an incredible reality!

Written by Rachel Scott six months ago

Student assistants of the library: Alex Georges

Alex Georges, student assistant in library-monographs

This post is written in collaboration with Lauren Young, LibRAT and Kennedy Library Out Loud contributor. Making more than 600 master theses searchable through the library’s online cataloging database, PolyCat, may sound difficult and complicated. But, for Alex Georges, student assistant for

Written by Rachel Scott seven months ago

Dancing together from 0 to 31: Art + Computer Science = Learning

Binary Dance illustrations.

What is the benefit of educational games? How do art and computer science interact? And most importantly, what is “the binary dance?” Pete Hawkes, our Cal Poly Science Cafe guest at the second annual San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire on

Written by Rachel Scott seven months ago

How Kennedy Library helps you save money

Kennedy Library

No longer will you break the bank buying an expensive textbook that you kinda-sorta used in that one GE class. No longer will you have to sell back that $150 biology textbook only to receive a fraction of what you

Written by Karen Lauritsen seven months ago

Student input is key in reimagining Kennedy Library

SLAC Photo Competition Reception

This post is written by Andrew Bui, Student Library Advisory Council. As a member of the Student Library Advisory Council, I’ve had amazing opportunities to collaborate with library administration about how we experience Kennedy Library. Being  someone who admittedly, (and

Written by Karen Lauritsen seven months ago

Outstanding student employee of the year nominees and winner!

Lauren accepting award

Cal Poly’s Outstanding Student Employee of the Year awards reception was held last week. Among the nominees were three students from Kennedy Library — Ben Kieffer, Matt Rice and Lauren Young, who was named second runner up!

Written by Laura Sorvetti seven months ago

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

Billboard on Monterey Street welcomes campus visitors to Poly Royal, 1963 (University Archives Photograph Collection, University Archives)

The history of Open House, one of Cal Poly’s largest annual events, spans as far back as 1904. We’ve digitally gathered some of the records that tell its history from University Archives to share with you.

Written by Lauren Young seven months ago

Call for Papers! Publishing new student journal of science and math

Call for papers

Back in the fall, I wrote a post about a new student-run and student-written academic journal I was about to start, called Symposium: Student Journal of Science and Math. At that time, we had the initial design by our Branding

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