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Fall 2023 Knight Campus Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with Jorge Cham

Monday, October 9, 2023 at 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom (244)
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Please join us for the Knight Campus 2023 fall Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, featuring Jorge Cham.

In his lecture, Jorge Cham will recount his experiences bringing humor into the lives of millions of stressed out academics and tells stories from his travels to over 300 universities and research centers in the US and across the world. Thought-provoking yet humorous, Jorge Cham's talk will examine the source of academics' anxieties, explore the myth of procrastination, and help academics figure out how to convey what they've learned to the outside world.

Jorge Cham is the best-selling and Emmy-nominated creator of PHD Comics, the popular ongoing comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in academia. He is the co-creator and co-executive producer of the celebrated animated series Elinor Wonders Why, which airs on PBS Kids and in 78 countries around the world. He is the co-author of the award-winning book We Have No Idea (and its follow-up FAQ-U), and the co-host of the iHeart Radio show Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe. He is also the co-founder of PHDtv, a video science and discovery outreach collaborative, and the author of the upcoming books Oliver's Great Big Universe and Out of Your Mind. Jorge earned his PhD in robotics from Stanford University and was an instructor and research associate at Caltech from 2003-2005. He is originally from Panama.

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Journalism and Communication.

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