Out Loud

Written by Leona Rajaee five months ago

Student Assistants of Kennedy Library: Design Team

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Every month on Out Loud, we will be featuring some of the different student assistant teams that work throughout the Kennedy Library. This month, we chose to showcase the Design Team, which is responsible for designing graphics, handling web development, and

Written by Jan Kline six months ago

Summerlong, by Dean Bakopoulos

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It’s probably the most inappropriate time of year possible to read a novel set in the middle of a heat wave in the steamy midwest, but right before Christmas was when I happened to discover this one. It starts with

Written by Leona Rajaee seven months ago

Geography Awareness Week 2015 at Kennedy Library

Last month, Kennedy Library participated in International Geography Awareness Week by hosting a variety of events which celebrated and explored the power of maps. These events were organized by both the SLO GIS User Group and Kennedy Library Data Services.

Written by Jan Kline seven months ago

Two Excellent Debut Novels about Family

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The holidays have a way of reminding us about family: the ones we are born into (and sometimes flee from), and the ones we choose. I’ve recently read two very different first novels that center around this theme. Aaron Englund,

Written by Leona Rajaee seven months ago

Keith Webster’s Library of the Future

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Kennedy Library hosted library visionary Keith Webster for an exciting talk on the evolving nature of libraries and insights on emerging trends in the library world that can redefine the academic experience of students. Webster’s public talk was part of

Written by Leona Rajaee seven months ago

Cal Poly Authors: Scientists at War

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Join  to discuss Scientists at War
Book by Sarah Bridger

On Friday Nov. 6, Kennedy Library welcomed History Department assistant professor Sarah Bridger and Shelley Hurt, an associate professor in the Political Science Department to discuss Bridger’s new book Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research. Inspiration

Written by Leona Rajaee eight months ago

Bending the Rules of Art and Science with Tim Jenison

Tim Jenison: Close-Up
Exhibit and Science Café
at Robert E. Kennedy Library

An artist’s studio and a scientist’s laboratory may seem worlds apart. That’s because many people view art and science as different as night and day, but some, like inventor Tim Jenison, believe the artist and the scientist are intricately connected.

Written by Leona Rajaee nine months ago

Celebrate Open Access Week with Kennedy Library

Open Access Week

This week (Oct. 20-23) Kennedy Library is joining a host of institutions around the world to celebrate Open Access Week (OA Week), a global event that aims to promote open access as a new norm in scholarship and research. Open

Written by Leona Rajaee nine months ago

Cutting-edge video production for all: Kennedy Library launches One Button Studio

Recording video in the One Button Studio

The One Button Studio helps fulfill Kennedy Library’s goal to provide access to technology and innovative spaces for the Cal Poly community. Opened October 1, 2015, Cal Poly students, faculty and staff now have access to advanced video production tools

Written by Jan Kline nine months ago

Purity, by Jonathan Franzen

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Jonathan Franzen has a way of pissing some people off. Popular author Jennifer Weiner, for example, has been in a feud with him for years, and invented the term “Franzenfreude,” defined as “the frustration with literary critics’ apparent preference for

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