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Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Data Studio celebrates one year pioneering the data frontier

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Cal Poly’s Data Studio celebrated one year since its grand opening at its second annual Data Studio Open House on Friday, May 3. The Data Studio, which helps students pursue data-based research projects, hosted data expert Dr. Melissa Cragin and

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Announcing two of Cal Poly’s Outstanding Student Employees of the Year!

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This year, two talented student assistants from Kennedy Library were recognized with honors at Cal Poly’s Outstanding Student Employee of the Year awards reception. Glen Beebe, a programmer in Library Information Technology, was named Cal Poly’s top student employee out of

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Conversations with Cal Poly Authors puts morality on trial

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“I believe that my book, Judicial Review in an Age of Moral Pluralism, is the most important book in the history of the world,” said Ronald Den Otter, Cal Poly associate professor of political science, to kick off the Cal Poly

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Cal Poly students create app for fish bowls

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Some of the best ideas are born under pressure. That’s certainly true with Cal Poly 24-hour Hackathon participants Jack Maize, Ali Albiani and Kevin DeBoer, who won an award for best library app. Jack, Ali and Kevin are the minds

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Meet the LibRATs!

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Before starting work on a video (watch it below) starring the smart and talented Kennedy Library LibRATs, the only thing I knew about the students was based on the rat logo I’d seen in the library. Like most Cal Poly

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Journey into Libraryland: Top 10 things I learned from my Kennedy Library internship

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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.

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Kinesiology and Kennedy

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A newly renovated first floor gallery means that I get to be privy to new and exciting ideas almost constantly. In January, it was the 2nd year architecture students’ Julia Morgan-inspired projects. For the last several weeks, it has been

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Nerd entrepreneurs, bro entrepreneurs, and inspiration at Cal Poly

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I like to think I’m an old hat at Science Cafes. After all, I’ve worked at Kennedy Library for eight months, and already worked two Science Cafes. I should have mastered it, right? Of course, just when I feel like

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Top six reasons why we love Kennedy Library on rainy days

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Cal Poly has been a little damp lately, but don’t let that get you down! Rainy days are a chance to puddle jump or stay inside with a book and a mug of tea, so to honor them we’ve created

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Journey into Libraryland: green eggs and cameras

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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. Forgive me if I sound a little too ecstatic in

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