[Humanist] 23.397 events: procrastination at the PhD-level

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Oct 27 09:14:54 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 397.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 16:20:03 +0000
        From: "Price, Anna" <anna.price at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: The Power of Procrastination - A PhD comics talk: 3 November 2009

DATE: 5.30pm Tuesday 3rd November 2009
LOCATION: New Hunt's House Lecture Theatre 1, Guy's Campus

Jorge Cham, creator of the popular comic strip 'Piled Higher and Deeper' (PhD comics) and regular contributor to Times Higher Education, is giving a humorous talk entitled 'The Power of Procrastination'. Using his comic strips, he will discuss life (or the lack thereof!) in academia.

A recent survey by U.C. Berkeley found that 95% of all graduate students feel overwhelmed, and over 67% have felt seriously depressed at some point in their careers. In this talk, Jorge Cham recounts his experiences bringing humour into the lives of stressed out academics, examines the source of their anxieties and explores the guilt, the myth, and the power of procrastination.

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception and book signing.

Please register for the talk at the Graduate School website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/school/events/comic.html

For more details see Jorge's website at: www.phdcomics.com.
If you have any questions please contact: anna.price at kcl.ac.uk, 020 7848 3914.

With Regards,


Dr. Anna Price

Researcher Development Adviser

The Graduate School
King's College London
Room 5.7, Waterloo Bridge Wing
Franklin-Wilkins Building
150 Stamford Street

Tel: 0207 848 3914

anna.price at kcl.ac.uk

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