Dear Members of the PGSA:

The Postgraduate Studies Office (PGSO) and The Postgraduate Students Association (PGSA) are exceptionally pleased to announce that the PhD Movie "Piled Higher and Deeper" is coming to Waikato University on Friday 30th March.

The PhD movie “Piled Higher and Deeper”


Pro Vice-Chancellor Postgraduate C. Kay Weaver invites you and your partner to a screening of The PhD Movie
"Piled Higher and Deeper" to celebrate our doctoral students and their contribution to our research culture.
The Movie is a live-action adaptation of the popular online comic strip by Jorge Cham. It pokes light-hearted fun at the unique and funny culture of Academia and the plight of four doctoral students as they struggle to find balance between research, teaching and their personal lives. The movie was filmed on location at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) last year and has already attracted requests for screenings at 500 tertiary institutions worldwide.
Dr Cham created PhD comics in 1997 as “therapy” while working towards a PhD in mechanical engineering at Stanford. The comics became the basis of a business and his website ( attracts seven million visitors a year.
Friday, 30 March 2012
5pm for nibble and a glass of wine (followed by a cash bar)
6pm movie screening
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
University of Waikato
Gate 2B, Knighton Rd
RSVPs are essential and requested by Monday 26 March to with ‘PhD Movie’ in the subject line. Numbers are limited by seating availability in the Concert Chamber, so secure your seats early. 
Don’t miss out!
The movie runs just over an hour.  Don't forget to RSVP!
We look forward to seeing you all there!


todd nachowitz
PhD Candidate
Political Science and Public Policy
PGSA Executive Committee member
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