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2005-2006

Fundraiser: Wildin’ Out! Help save the African Wildlife!

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and the Graduate Social Club join together to bring you together for a night of music, dancing and end-of-semester celebrations with underground hip-hop band & DJ:

This is a fund raiser to start a chapter of SCB in Uganda, to study and protect Ugandan wildlife.

Location : Blakes (2367 Telegraph at Durant)
Time : 8pm
Cover : $8-15 sliding scale
Requirements : 21+ and UCB Grad ID required

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Often called the “Dilbert” of academia, Piled Higher and Deeper is the funny and unique comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in grad school.  Called “hilarious” by the Chronicle of Higher Education website, P.H.D. appears in several university newspapers, including Stanford, MIT, Caltech and Carnegie Mellon. It is also published online at http://www.phdcomics.com, where it receives over 2 million page views a month from over 1000 universities and colleges worldwide, including yours!

About the talk "The power of procrastination": 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 humor into the lives of stressed out academics, examines the source of their anxieties and explores the guilt, the myth, and the power of procrastination.

Location : Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Building
Time : 6pm – 7pm

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  • November 16th, 2005
    Lumberjack-and-Jill Ball
    Featuring: The musical stylings of Ula – a duet of lovely yodelling ladies!
    Early funk and soul records to get your jack lumbering Hot mulled cider, wine and hard cider Tasty chilli, fruit, veggies and other victuals!

    Games! With Prizes!
    Tug-of-war, “Log Rolling”, and Arm Wrestling champions, as well as the guest deemed to have the “lumberjackiest” costume, will recieve gift certificates to Amoeba records!!

    Please Note: The Graduate Assembly and Graduate Social Club do not support or endorse clear-cutting or any non-sustainable resource extraction. Equally attractive vegetarian food options will be served.

    Location : Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union
    Time : 6pm – 9pm
    Requirements : Please bring UCB ID and proof of age (21+ only)
    Cover : $3
  • August 31st, 2005
    Back to Grad School social
    Welcome (back) to grad school! To celebrate our return to books, pens, protractors, oscilloscopes,
    foam core, balsa wood, real time PCR systems, fluorometers, maps, transits, alidades, mice, keyboards,
    etc. the Graduate Social Club is throwing a Back to Grad School Social! Come meet student from all
    departments – the newbies, the 12th-years, and everyone in between – for the first major social event
    of the year. Two bands: Cows for Tuttle, The Larks!

    Location : Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union
    Time : 7pm – 10pm
    Requirements : Please bring UCB ID and proof of age (21+ only)
    Cover : $2

    Epilogue : Pictures
    Singing and dancing, eating and drinking…
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