Archive for the ‘Comics’ Category

The PhD Movie!

September 15, 2011

Event announcement

Just hours after our BBQ next Wednesday, there will be a screening of the new Jorge Cham film ‘Piled Higher and Deeper’ at 7:00pm, September 21 in the Baer-Fuller Lecture Hall in Kelley Auditorium. The film is based on Cham’s popular PhD Comic about the lives of graduate students and postdocs.

This event is brought to you by the Graduate Student Association, Graduate Education, College of Arts and Sciences, and Pepsi. Refreshments will be provided before the screening and there will be a panel discussion of the film and its relation to the experiences of graduate students immediately after. All are encouraged to attend.

If you miss this screening, there is another screening on September 26 at 6:00pm at Washington University in Saint Louis featuring a Q&A session with Jorge Cham and cast members.

Here is a link to a list of all the scheduled screenings of the film around the world.

You are encouraged to visit and read some of the comics that inspired the film. There are over 1400. Here are a few:



September 14, 2011

Our own Dr. Bryan Clair will be speaking at the club meeting tomorrow on tic-tac-toe. If you gave up on tic-tac-toe after a dozen cat’s games in elementary school, think again. Learn how to play well, for real this time, and other fascinating aspects of a very simple game.

When: Wednesday, September 14 from 04:00PM to 05:00PM
Where: RH Lobby

For more information, click here.

Here is a complete map of optimal Tic-Tac-Toe moves, courtesy of xkcd.

Mathematics Cheat Sheet

August 30, 2011

Welcome to the SLU Math/CS Club Blog! To reward you for your visit, we offer you a math cheat sheet via xkcd: