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Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll: a Trilogy Curated by Postdocs!

Together with the USC Postdoctoral Association and Nerd Nite, we are pleased to bring you very limited seating and food at a special themed event on Tuesday, March 10th at 7PM at the Mint on Pico Blvd. To learn more about Nerd Nite and how you can reserve a seat with our speakers (some food provided!), read on.

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Nerd Nite — Octopus Arms, Our Tongue, Juggling, and Quantum Physics

For the next Nerd Nite event on Tuesday, February 10th at 7PM at the Mint on Pico Blvd we have TWO postdoc speakers — Dr. Jean Alupay of USC and Dr. Puck Rombach of UCLA. Jean will present “Eight is enough? The wonders of octopus arms and their relation to our tongue” while Puck will talk on “Juggling & Quantum Physics.” Very limited seating is available for LA-area postdocs at Jean’s booth. If you’re interested, read on.

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LA Inter-campus Hike to the Hollywood Sign

The hike is on! There’s now a 0% chance of rain until 1PM (when we expect to finish), but please be extra sure to arrive on time — we will start promptly to ensure our return before the rain starts later in the afternoon. You may wish to bring an umbrella and/or raincoat just in case.

Hollywood Sign

The joint campus postdoc hike series is back for 2015! Join all LA-area postdocs and friends this Saturday, February 7th at 10 AM as we explore one of the most popular locations in all of LA LA land! This moderate, 5 mile round-trip hike with 1000 feet of elevation gain starts with a steep 150 step “hidden” staircase, proceeds through the neighborhood to exposed trails in Griffith Park, and ends on the hill just behind the Hollywood sign, with majestic views of both the city and San Fernando Valley!

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LA Inter-Campus July 4th Hike and Fireworks

The Caltech Postdoc Association is organizing a hike up to Echo Mountain on Independence Day (Friday, 4 July) and you are invited!  Echo Mountain is a 3000 ft (1000m) peak located behind Pasadena which can provide views as far away as Catalina Island if the weather is cooperative. Many cities in the area celebrate the 4th of July by shooting off fireworks, so we will be able to watch the fireworks from many different cities across the San Gabriel Valley and LA. However, we will be hiking up the mountain in the late afternoon and it will be hot and dry.  Please come prepared with water. We will then hike back down in the darkness, so it would be wise to bring a source of light.

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