New Last Lecture Series


Jim Warren, S. Blount Mason Jr. Professor of English

Washington and Lee senior Eddie Rodriguez was so impressed with the famous last lecture presented two years ago by the late Randy Pausch, then a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, that he wanted W&L to have such a tradition. So he’s taken it upon himself to create a similar series here. Starting tonight, and each Thursday night for the next four, a different member of the W&L community will present what would be a hypothetical last lecture. Jim Warren of the English department will be the first lecturer. His presentation is at 7 p.m. in Huntley Hall 221. It’s free and open to the public.  As Eddie has explained, the only guideline given was to consider the lecture as his very last one. After Warren, the other lectures will be:

May 14 — Patrick Hinely, former professor of photography and university photographer.
May 21 — Dick Kuettner, professor of Romance Languages and director of the Tucker Multimedia Center
May 28 — James Casey, professor of economics

3 Responses to “New Last Lecture Series”

  1. 1 Bob Hite May 14, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Look forward to the video series.


  2. 2 George Berger May 7, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Q. Will these lectures be published, after their presentation to the student body and others, on-line where they can be viewed by the public who cannot attend?

    A. Stay tuned to the site. We anticipate posting audio and/or video shortly after the lectures.

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