Out Loud

Written by Rachel Scott four months ago

RFID technology and our future

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At the latest Open Science Cafe, Robert Garlinghouse (IE ’15) hosted and welcomed Mark Roberti, founder of RFID Journal, to speak about RFID technology and how it will change information technology and the way companies do business in the future. We got a chance

Written by Robert Garlinghouse four months ago

My Open Science Café experience

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Launched in 2014, Kennedy Library’s Open Science Cafe is a new program that supports a student in planning an educational event on campus that features a speaker and topic of their choice. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity

Written by Karen Lauritsen four months ago

Kennedy Library purchased nearly 30,000 eBooks this academic year

Kennedy Library purchased more than 28,000 eBooks from various publishers this year. This content covers a range of disciplines including psychology, history, media and cultural studies, religion and philosophy, theatre and performance, business, finance and economics. All content features perpetual

Written by Jan Kline five months ago

My Sister’s Keeper? All My Puny Sorrows, by Miriam Toews

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Hearing the set-up for this novel made me wonder if I was made of stern enough stuff to get through it. Yoli, a divorced woman in her forties, with plenty of her own problems, has to repeatedly try to talk

Written by Rachel Scott five months ago

Data Studio Presents Cyber CSI

Zachary Peterson in the Data Studio

Getting to the bottom of data storage security issues can be very complicated. Assistant professor of computer engineering Zachary Peterson gave a talk, Cyber CSI: Working to Solve the Data Security Crisis on April 16 at the Data Studio about these

Written by Nasim Delavari five months ago

Reflecting on Appropriate Technologies Open Science Café

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Hosting Appropriate Technologies, Near and Far, an Open Science Café (OSC) with Lonny Grafman, was a memorable experience for me. One reason was our collaborative planning process. Karen Lauritsen, Lonny, and I set up several video conferences prior to the

Written by Rachel Scott five months ago

Brainstorming appropriate technologies for Cal Poly at Open Science Cafe

Lonny Grafman

When asked the question, “What can be improved for Cal Poly students?” student suggestions range from campus dining to parking to the classroom. Often solutions to these problems seem nearly impossible. However, Lonny Grafman, founder of Appropedia, uses a resourceful approach. At Open Science Cafe on

Written by Rachel Scott five months ago

What does it mean to live a life well lived?

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What does it mean to live a life well lived? Does it mean finding happiness? Or success? Or your passion? Or appreciating the people in your life? To answer this question, Cal Poly Art & Design professor Sky Bergman started her photography

Written by Karen Lauritsen five months ago

Cal Poly now member of Center for Research Libraries

As of April 2015, Kennedy Library will be a member of The Center for Research Libraries. Founded in 1949, CRL is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries that supports research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and

Written by Jan Kline six months ago

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, by Joshua Ferris

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Offhand, the practice of preventative dentistry doesn’t seem like a portal into discussions of religion and death. And discussions of religion and death don’t seem like apt gateways to comedy, either. Leave it to Joshua Ferris (author of Then We

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