Lessons for Life from a Lifetime of Learning
The Last Lecture Series offers the university community the opportunity to hear reflections on life's lessons and meaning from a current or retired IUPUI colleague of exceptional merit. The featured speaker shares the wisdom he or she has gained through academic pursuits and life experiences; distilling a life of inquiry, reflection, and service into advice for successive generations.
The 2016 Last Lecture is planned for Friday, April 1, 2016, at 2 pm in the IUPUI Campus Center Theatre, Lower Level. Richard M. Frankel, professor of medicine and geriatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine at IUPUI, will reflect on a 35-year personal and professional journey as a health services researcher and family member to understand how empathic communication between physicians and patients has immediate and downstream effects on the quality and outcomes of care on both sides of the stethoscope. For more information about Richard, view his speaker biography.
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The Last Lecture Series offers the university community the opportunity to hear reflections on life’s lessons and meaning from a current or retired IUPUI colleague of exceptional merit. Each speaker will share the wisdom gained, and distill a life of inquiry, reflection and service into important guidance for successive generations. Links below lead to the biography of each past speaker, a copy of his or her Last Lecture, and a video of that event.
2014 - Read the Last Lecture by David Stocum, Ph.D., Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Biology, IUPUI School of Science; Senior Fellow, Indiana University Molecular Biology Institute; Past Director, Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine (Video of Lecture)
2013 - Read the Last Lecture by Oner Yurtseven, Ph.D., Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI (Video of Lecture)
2012 - Last Lecture by James A. Lemons, M.D. (Video of Lecture)
2010 - Last Lecture by Jan Shipps, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of History and Religious Studies, IUPUI School of Liberal Arts (Video of Lecture)
* All times are Eastern Standard Time.