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Professors to give last lecture

Posted on March 03, 2011

Two professors will give a lecture as though it is the last one they will ever give.

At Student Senate’s Last Lecture, Sheldon Kopperl, biomedical science professor; and Danielle DeMuth, women and gender studies professor, will present at the annual event on Thursday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Pere Marquette room in the Kirkhof Center.

The event, held at universities across the nation, is inspired by a speech delivered in 2007 by cancer-stricken Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch titled, “The Last Lecture.” It focused on celebrating the life he had always dreamed of instead of concentrating on death. He died almost a year after giving the speech at age 47.

“This event is a great opportunity for students to see professors present a lecture that holds special significance to them,” said Lauren Kaercher, vice president of educational affairs for Student Senate.

The event is free approved for LIB 100. Pizza will be provided.

For more information contact the Student Senate at 616-331-2333 or

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