Out Loud

Written by Ali Albiani six months ago

Open Science Cafe: “How to use data and design to tell stories” with Steve Duenes, graphics director at The New York Times

Steve Duenes

“When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive.” —Jasper Johns This quote reflects the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I had leading Open Science Café on Friday,

Written by Rachel Scott six months ago

Goats at the library: A firsthand account

Goats at the library

The lawn outside of Kennedy Library was a strange sight yesterday, May 13: some goats and a huge mob of people were taking over the area. Yup. You read that right: goats were at Kennedy Library yesterday! While it may sound

Written by Rachel Scott six months ago

Binary Dance at the San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire

Pete Hawkes leading the Binary Dance.

Cal Poly Science Cafe took a field trip this past Saturday, May 10, to the second annual San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire. Cal Poly Science Cafe brought Pete Hawkes, an interaction designer and artist based in LA, to the

Written by Karen Lauritsen six months ago

Thank you from Anna Gold, university librarian

Anna congratulates graduating students

This post is written by University Librarian Anna Gold. On April 30 and May 1 and 2, we had a truly memorable celebration of the Kennedy Library’s ACRL award for excellence in university libraries. Our staff enjoyed a joyous breakfast

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 Karen Lauritsen six months ago

Objects of Affection exhibit opens May 12 with reception May 23

Objects of Affection

“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

Written by Rachel Scott six months ago

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

Wild Girls CPA

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. In this casual conversation, Mary talked about her debut novel Wild Girls. Mary,

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! On January 28, 2014, I received a phone call from Karen Lauritsen, communication and public programs

Written by Jan Kline six months ago

The Unknowns, by Gabriel Roth

Gabe 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. His protagonist, Eric Muller, is real enough to walk off