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Comic artist Jorge Cham to speak during graduate and professional student appreciation week

Athens, Ga. – Jorge Cham, the creator of Piled Higher and Deeper comics, will present “The Power of Procrastination” on April 7, at 3:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Tate Center. The presentation will be followed by a book signing and a reception in the Grand Hall. The University of Georgia Graduate School is hosting Cham’s appearance in honor of Graduate Professional Student Appreciation Week.
In “The Power of Procrastination,” Cham uses his own experiences to help alleviate the anxiety and stress graduate students encounter in graduate school by humorously addressing academic lifestyle and experiences.

“We are thrilled to have Jorge speak at UGA as part of the graduate student appreciation week,” said Maureen Grasso, dean of the UGA Graduate School. “Jorge shows us the humor in graduate education, and, while we are serious about our work, he makes us laugh about our experiences.”

A popular comic on campuses across the country, Piled Higher and Deeper reflects on academic life from the viewpoint of graduate students and faculty.

Cham first wrote and published Piled Higher and Deeper in October 1997 while attending Stanford University as a graduate student. The comic has appeared in student newspapers and the online version receives more than 2 million monthly page views.

Piled Higher and Deeper can be read online at

The UGA Graduate School annually celebrates Graduate Professional Student Appreciation Week, an event recognized by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students.

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