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Written by Jan Kline a few weeks ago

Two books, two marriages, two psychopaths: You Should Have Known, and Gone Girl

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These two books could put you off marriage altogether. Every married person has the occasional “who ARE you??” moment with their spouse, but both of these books take it to extremes.

Written by Jan Kline two months ago

Amy Falls Down, by Jincy Willett

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Amy Gallup is a crotchety, misanthropic 60-year-old author and writing teacher who would strongly prefer to be left alone. At home. With her basset hound, Alphonse. (Her mantra, in Willett’s prequel, The Writing Class: Kill Me Now).

Written by Laura Sorvetti two months ago

More from the Sinsheimer Family letters: from civil war to earthquake

The Shinsheimer Bros. storefront on Monterey Street in downtown San Luis Obispo, c. 1925 (Sinsheimer Family Correspondence, Special Collections and Archives, California Polytechnic State University, 036-8-e-123-05-02)

Wendy Myren is a history graduate student (Spring ‘15) completing an internship in Special Collections and Archives. She is working on a project to organize the correspondence of the Sinsheimer family of San Luis Obispo. This is the second in

Written by Karen Lauritsen three months ago

Judy Drake recognized for her support of Cal Poly’s Black Faculty and Staff Association

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This summer, Cal Poly’s Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) recognized Judy Drake for her tireless efforts in support of both students and the BFSA. Judy is a library services specialist in Access Services, and has been serving the students

Written by Jan Kline three months ago

The Antagonist, by Lynn Coady

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The novel made up entirely of letters isn’t a new form. But the email novel is a newer development — not that there aren’t already enough examples of them out there to make writing one a potentially slippery slope ending

Written by Karen Lauritsen three months ago

Kaila Bussert named new Foundational Experiences Librarian

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Kaila Bussert joined Cal Poly on July 7 as the new Foundational Experiences Librarian. Kaila will work across the campus to develop instructional and recreational programming to support the development of competencies and literacies that are the underpinning of a

Written by Karen Lauritsen four months ago

Kennedy Library collaborating with Graphic Communication on new Wadewitz Collection

The June 1902 cover for The Inland Printer, an important industry trade journal published for over six decades.

Kennedy Library has been working with the Graphic Communication department in the College of Liberal Arts on a recent gift to Cal Poly, the E.H. Wadewitz Collection, donated by the Printing Industries of America.

Written by Jan Kline four months ago

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

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It took eight months of waiting, but finally the library copy of The Goldfinch stayed on the shelf long enough for me to get my mitts on it. As it was, I had to jerk it out of my sister’s

Written by Karen Lauritsen five months ago

Deeper access to the research you need: 250+ journals now available

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This post is written by Tim Strawn, director of information resources. Using a data-driven evaluative process, Kennedy Library, with special one-time funds, purchased perpetual access to a large number of high-demand electronic journal back files. This means that faculty, students

Written by Rachel Scott yesterday

GIS Week: Map gallery reception

GIS Map Gallery part of GIS Week 2014.

To wrap up GIS Week 2014, Cal Poly students, faculty and staff gathered on Thursday, Nov. 20 in the Community Gallery on the first floor to view some amazing maps and projects. These maps featured different GIS applications in engineering, biology,

Written by Rachel Scott a few days ago

Coming soon! A new collaborative tool for Cal Poly: PolyProjects

Kathryn Cassidy won "Most Creative" in the Pitch Perfect Video Competition.

Do you have a great idea for a new app or software? A new, better way of doing things? A new invention? Yes! Do you also have all the skills that you need to bring your idea to life? Graphic communications

Written by Karen Lauritsen about a week ago

GIS on campus: Faculty and student examples

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Today, as part of Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day, the Data Studio presented its first of three events taking place this week. Dr. Billy Riggs (pictured) from City and Regional Planning, works with lots of transportation variables and opened

Written by Rachel Scott about a week ago

Elevated Foundation: An exhibit to imagine Cal Poly’s academic commons

Student designers with Professor Omar Faruque at the Elevated Foundations exhibit.

Over the summer, Cal Poly Landscape Architecture students were given a huge task in their LA 402 and LA 436 classes: imagine and design the future of an academic commons at Cal Poly (to be located in the area right outside

Written by Karen Lauritsen about a week ago

Saying yes to community with Jessica Holada

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Jessica Holada (pictured*, at right) joined Special Collections and Archives as director in March, 2014. We first got to know her in a welcome post on this blog. More recently, I asked her a few questions over email about her

Written by Karen Lauritsen about a week ago

Moving into a new phase of the master planning process

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Yesterday the Kennedy Library’s Building Program Committee* met for the last time, a concluding meeting that marked the end of one process and the beginning of another. It was an opportunity to review where we’ve been, what we’ve accomplished with

Written by Alex Thomas and Laura Sorvetti a few weeks ago

9 Halloween costume ideas from University Archives

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We had fun going through the University Archives collections to find photos to inspire your last-minute Halloween costumes (or to look at just because they are AWESOME). And there’s more where these came from.

Written by Michele Wyngard a few weeks ago

Archiving Gems

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October is California Archives Month! Celebrate with the students and staff of Robert E. Kennedy’s Special Collections and Archives as we share some of our favorite discoveries in the archives… Archives hold the promise of discovery. Not just discovery of

Written by Laura Sorvetti a few weeks ago

Cal Poly’s Geodesic Dome: Then and Now

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This post was written by Amy Strickland (ME ’15), a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives. This summer I worked on several projects in Special Collections and Archives, including scanning all the aerial photographs of campus in the University Archives Photograph

Written by Alex Thomas a few weeks ago

The Sound of Yesterday

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“… President Carter has asked Congress for standby power to ration gasoline…” “Hello! You’re on 91 Talkback.” “Hi, I’d like to talk about the draft…” “…law enforcement officials had predicted that UFW leader Cesar Chavez would lead thousands of striking

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