Last Lecture

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.

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2020 Last Lecture

Speaker nominations for the 2020 Last Lecture have now closed. 

The 2020 Last Lecture will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the Herron School of Art + Design Auditorium.

2019 Last Lecture

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Dr. Jean Robertson and Professor Craig McDaniel presenting their lecture, audience members engaged in the presentation, and Dr. Robertson standing at the podium.

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Vice President of Senior Academy Marianne Wokeck introducing the 2019 Last Lecture, Sculpture Professor Valerie Eickmeier welcoming Dr. Robertson and Professor McDaniel to the stage, and Professor McDaniel standing at the podium.

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Marianne Wokeck presenting the honorarium to Professor McDaniel and Dr. Robertson, a lively reception of food and networking, and Marianne Wokeck dismissing the 2019 Last Lecture program.