Thursday, May 14, 2009

Jorge Cham, Ph.D. Lecture

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Price Center, East Ballroom

Jorge Cham is not a Nobel laureate, but the popularity of his keynote lectures and his following in the scientific world are enough to make even the most distinguished professor green with envy. Cham, 33, is the brains behind the comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper--PHD for short--and it's made him a celebrity among graduate students, with 4.7 million visitors a year to his Web site and a battalion of fans in labs all over the planet. Jorge earned his Ph.D. and master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and has taught at Cal Tech…[more]

“Jorge Cham's talk was humorous and helpful. His cartoon strip has been a giant plus in helping
graduate students acknowledge and cope with the stress they experience."
- Isaac Colbert, Dean of Graduate Students, M.I.T.

"I've never heard so many graduate students *really* laughing at the same time!"
- Jory Zmuda Ruscio, Chair, Graduate Life Center's Speaker Series, Virginia Tech

This lecture is open to all UCSD Ph.D. and master’s students (School ID required); No registration necessary for this FREE event; However, space is limited, so arrive early to secure a seat. Walk-up registration begins @ 12:30 pm.

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