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Objects of Affection exhibit opens May 12 with reception May 23

“Objects of Affection,” an exhibit that draws on the personal papers of families featured in an ethnic studies project, will be on display at the Kennedy Library at Cal Poly from May 12 to June 6.

An opening reception featuring spoken word, musical entertainment and authentic Filipino cuisine is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 23, in Kennedy Library’s second floor.

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Conversations with Cal Poly Authors explores what it means to be wild

Kennedy Library got wild on Friday, April 18, as we welcomed Mary Stewart Atwell and Elizabeth Adan for our most recent Conversations with Cal Poly Authors event. Read more

Open Science Café: My Experience

Learning is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” —Warren Barris

Open Science Café has empowered me to make my event an incredible reality!

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The Unknowns, by Gabriel Roth

By now, I would have thought that the chance of coming up with a non-cliché male geek misfit character would be very slim. But Gabriel Roth has beaten the odds. Read more

Student assistants of the library: Alex Georges

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 library-monographs, this all a part of what makes his position unique. In addition to cataloging recently submitted and past alumni’s master theses, Alex sorts through incoming mail and processes new books and gift orders.

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

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 May 10, explains all that and more in this interview.

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How Kennedy Library helps you save money

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 paid for it. And no longer will you have to ogle at your friend’s iPad, wishing it were yours. This is all thanks to Kennedy Library’s dedication to affordable learning. Read more