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Written by Alex Thomas seven months ago

A Map to Other Days

Alex Thomas is a graduate (Congrats Class of 2016!) of the History Department. Over the past 3 years Alex worked as a Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. For his final project, we asked him to recap his senior

Written by Anna Gold eight months ago

Cal Poly 2016 Learn by Doing Scholar Awardees Named

Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering faculty Brian Self and James Widmann, and Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Alan Kiste and Gregory Scott, were named 2016 winners of Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing Scholar Awards for their outstanding contributions to the field of

Written by Jessica Holada nine months ago

‘Learn By Doing’ Goes Digital

Kennedy, pictured second from right, with the El Mustang staff, 1941.   LESSON ONE Creating a learning-by-doing polytechnic school like many a worthy project, may depend originally upon imagination and vision, but making it survive and prosper takes persuasion, persistence, and

Written by Amy Strickland nine months ago

Women in Cal Poly Engineering: 50 Years Ago and Now

Amy Strickland is a Mechanical Engineering graduate (Congrats, Class of Winter 2016!) who worked as a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives. In this article she sifts through records in the University Archives to uncover historical research on the College of Engineering. 

Written by Jenny Freilach nine months ago

Out of the Box: Undergraduate Research in the University Archives

Special Collections and Archives’ current exhibit, Out of the Box: Undergraduate Research in the University Archives, features research by students enrolled in History 100: An Introduction to the Study of History. Students majoring in history are required to take this course early in their degree

Written by Jan Kline nine months ago

Family Money: Two New Comic Novels

Money, while a part of modern life, has a way of complicating family relationships, especially when there are large amounts of it in play. I’ve recently read two novels that have the issue of family money running through them. The

Written by Jan Kline ten months ago

The Portable Veblen, by Elizabeth McKenzie

The main character in this book is one of the most specific and memorable I’ve encountered in a while. Veblen Amundsen-Hovda is an underachiever (despite her high intelligence, college degree, and fluency in Norwegian, she’s doing temporary clerical work at

Written by Conny Liegl eleven months ago

Dean’s Welcome, Spring 2015-16

We hope you are enjoying a great spring quarter. Spring is a season of renewal, but for us it’s also a season of thanks. We are very grateful to the students of Cal Poly for their commitment to making the

Written by Conny Liegl eleven months ago

Student Success Transformation

Last summer University Facilities began to reach out to the library to explore how Student Success Fees could be used to improve and transform library study spaces. The library worked closely with Facilities to develop an exciting plan, presented to

Written by Conny Liegl eleven months ago

Kennedy Library to Fund Lexis-Nexis Access Despite Funding Constraints

In 2015 a CSU-wide decision was made to withdraw system-wide funding for ProQuest’s Lexis-Nexis database. Lexis-Nexis Academic indexes business, legal and news sources, including newspapers, newswires, blogs, financial information, and legal information from federal, state, and municipal courts. The decision

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