I’m visiting CNU on April 4th

I’ll be in Newport News, Virginia this April 4th to give a talk at my old school, Christopher Newport University.

I’m really looking forward to it! The chaos of the past year and a half didn’t leave me with much time or energy for travel or events, so it’ll be fun to get out and meet people again. I’m also looking forward to seeing the campus, which I hear has changed substantially since I left.

The talk isn’t limited to CNU students, so if you live nearby, you’re welcome to come! Admission is free, but since space is limited, you’ll need to reserve tickets here.

Hope to see you there!

330 thoughts on “I’m visiting CNU on April 4th

  1. Oh awesome, I lived right down the road from CNU for a few months about a year ago. Wish I could come hear the talk D:

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  3. Crap. Live in the area and would have gone, but just found out about this today (just houres AFTER the event >.>)

  4. Hi Randall!

    Excellent (and hilarious) presentation – the regional comics were something really ingenious, enjoyable, and no-doubt very grueling to produce. Major props to you. Also, I think you really inspired the students and faculty alike with your campus stories (for weal or woe is yet to be determined).

    Sadly, I tried to get a picture with you right after the event, but it seems my phone was not awesome enough to retain the photo (or I didn’t instruct the operator on how to use the “save photo” feature sufficiently). Given the line, I didn’t want to barge back in just for a re-do. Maybe next time!

    Thank you very much for sharing your time with your fans. I hope your time back here in VA is a pleasant one, and please let us know if and when you plan to return – we look forward to seeing you again. Safe travels!

  5. Hi Randall, went to your presentation last night- I haven’t laughed so hard in months! You were truly funny, insightful, and inspiring. I’m sure I’ll never think about kite string quite the same way again :)
    You likely have no idea just how encouraging your talk was to a newly aspiring physicist… I’ve been torn between majors, but now I have this feeling that I know which direction I want to take my education. Thank you for (indirectly) helping me make that call :)
    We all hope you’ll come back to visit again soon!

  6. I attend CNU and just want to say that was a great talk last night. I need to get back doing my site but Senior year last semester is no joke lol. Wish you and your wife all the best!

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  8. I really wish my husband & I could have made it to this. Had I known he was going to quit work near the end of the semester, we would have had a road trip and seen you and visited a friend in the area. Oh well, maybe we’ll get to meet you another time.
    Thank you for making my Mondays, Wednesdays,& Fridays worth it.
    <3 you and your comic, even when I don't understand the advanced Mathematics, because of my useless Humanities/English degree. *sigh*
    Good luck to you and your wife and you may have many happy years ahead of you.

  9. *oops* that was supposed to be…
    Good luck to you and your wife and may you both have many happy years ahead of you. Cursed insomnia!

  10. “The talk isn’t limited to CNU students, so if you live nearby, you’re welcome to come! Admission is free, but since space is limited, you’ll need to reserve tickets”

    Thank you very much for your time. It was a great event and I learned a lot from the talk. Hope we’ll get you back here again soon.

  11. There is a typo with the pi estimate x 10^7 being close to the number of seconds per year. The number displayed is the first 7 digits of pi which is a number approximately ten times too small “3141592″, you reaLLy want “31415926″

  12. You might work on the math for pi X 10^7. I get pi * 10,000,000, not pi * 1,000,000, or 31,419,527. Of course, if you go back and read what you blogged about Obama four years ago, your errors were even larger. You might do a strip comparing things he has said to things Pinocchio said; or better yet, stick to drawing your comics and leave politics to the adults in the room.

  13. Wow, Bruce, is it really necessary to remove a person’s adult status just because they miscalculated a value and because their political supportee didn’t live up to expectations? I think you’ve got some big insecurities to sort out.

    Stop acting like a child.

  14. ??? – I’m guessing pregnant. If so, congratulations.
    I seem to have been here before.

  15. its a little irrelevant but what is your age…. anyway very nice comics… keep it up…

  16. Thanks for sharing something personal!

    Although I’m sure you did it for artistic framing reasons, your overall capacity to feel emotion shouldn’t (wouldn’t?) remain constant over time. Hopefully, you’ve grown in your capacity to appreciate things through emotive experience!

  17. Actually, Bruce Nordstrom, in YOUR comment, you transposed the 5 and the 9. In other words, not only are you a douche, but you’re also an incorrect douche, guilty of a math mistake while correcting someone else’s math mistake.

  18. The link seems to be broken…takes me to the CNU physics/CS/engineering xkcd page, but the wufoo form on that page is a 404 :P

  19. Just felt the urge to let you know that “Evey Major’s Terrible” is one of the best comic strips I’ve read in my whole life. Congratulations, sir, and greetings from Brazil.

  20. Oh, so I’m not going to be the only one to say that Every Major’s Terrible is just unique and great. I’m gonna learn to sing it :)

  21. just another one wanting to say that every majors terrible is one of your best ones yet. And thats saying something! Keep up the great work

  22. Just wanted to stop in and say – KEEP IT UP! Thanks so much for sharing with us your art through times of ups and downs. Thanks!


  23. would you please contact me? I am a 5-year stage IV ovarian cancer survivor. I am writing a book, and I want to include some humor in it. My nephew just posted a comic of yours on Facebook. I LOVED it! …that’s how I found you. Thank you!

  24. I’m going to leave a comment simply because I can, the Internets are great

  25. Hey Randall. I don’t know if you will see this, but I just wanted to say that the June 2012 issue of Popular Mechanics also features a James Cameron deep-sea-diving infographic(p15). However, yours was more awesome!

    That is all.

  26. OK, time to start a new thread, or at least, instigate a response.

    Love the Latin names competition for cats > big cats, but am a little confused by the red arrows. Given the x-axis, are you seriously suggesting that “mountain lion” is cooler than “panther” etc.? Or am I missing something here?

  27. I was also confused by those, as well as by the placement of “panther” as a name for puma. I’ve read that it is typically only used to describe (melanistic) leopards and jaguars, not pumas. As for the Badass Latin Names competition, how fared Vampyroteuthis infernalis (“vampire squid from hell”)?

  28. Oh crap, I should keep up with this blag. I currently live in Yorktown, which is spitting distance of NN. Would have loved to have stalked you. Amusingly, I come from MA.

  29. cool andall. I don’t know if you will see this, but I just wanted to say that the June 2012 issue of Popular Mechanics also features a James Cameron deep-sea-diving infographic(p15). However, yours.

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