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Crowd-sourced gaming with Cal Poly Science Café at SLO Mini Maker Faire

Cal Poly Science Café at Kennedy Library offers interactive experiences with an expert – taste coffee, build an imaginary city with found objects, offer ideas on how to collect E.coli samples – and now, be a part of a crowd-sourced game at SLO Mini Maker Faire!

UPDATE: It happened! You can read (and watch all about it on Out Loud). Read more

Journey into Library Land: The Can-Do Attitude

Victoria Billings is the communications and public programs intern at Kennedy Library. ‘Journey into library land’ is a series about what she’s learned creating media for Cal Poly’s university library.

As my boss, Karen, wisely said this week, it’s best to wrap up big projects quickly and efficiently, instead of letting them trail off…

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CSI: E. coli

The last creature I would ever think to fingerprint would be an E. coli microbe. First, it doesn’t have fingers. And second, it’s gross. But then again, I’m not biological sciences professor Chris Kitts, who has pioneered the Cal Poly Library of Pyroprints (CPLOP) and spends much of his time helping biological sciences students fingerprint the gross, fingerless little bacteria.

Why?

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Journey into library land: Blogging bonanza

Victoria Billings is the communications and public programs intern at Kennedy Library. ‘Journey into library land’ is a series about what she’s learned creating media for Cal Poly’s university library.

It’s been a busy two weeks! And not just because I had midterms galore last week.

What happened since we last spoke?

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Julia Morgan’s legacy lives on in Cal Poly architecture students

A tiny city sprung up almost overnight this January in Kennedy Library’s 1st Floor Gallery, thanks to the work of 2nd year architecture students.

The city, or rather, models of buildings all inspired by architect Julia Morgan, was the result of the architecture students’ work last quarter studying the history of the iconic Morgan. Architecture professors and students worked with Kennedy Library’s Special Collections to access Morgan’s own documentation of her work, and then designed projects in response to Morgan’s style of design.

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California music is an audible photograph

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How do you understand history? Do you look at photos, read books? Watch the History Channel? For Craig Russell, Cal Poly music professor, a community’s songs are enduring records of their era, providing in-depth and textured insight into their ways of life. Read more

Journey into library land: Get it into gear

Victoria Billings is the communications and public programs intern at Kennedy Library. ‘Journey into library land’ is a series about what she’s learned creating media for Cal Poly’s university library.

New quarters are always a funny time at the library. Students come back from break and suddenly, every chair and couch is taken, the stairs become more difficult to navigate and there’s a line in front of Julian’s.

For the communications and public programs department (that’s me and my boss, Karen) it’s when we kick event preparation into high gear.

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