The Last Lecture Series: David Mucci, “Nobody Gets Out of Here Alive”

On Feb 13 the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and Hawk Link kicked off their Last Lecture Series with David Mucci, director of the KU Memorial Unions. His lecture was titled “Nobody Gets Out of Here Alive.” These lectures are inspired by Randy Pausch’s inspirational best seller “The Last Lecture.”

On September 18, 2007, computer science professor Randy Pausch stepped in front of an audience of 400 people at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver a last lecture called “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” With slides of his CT scans beaming out to the audience, Randy told his audience about the cancer that is devouring his pancreas and that will claim his life in a matter of months. On the stage that day, Randy was youthful, energetic, handsome, often cheerfully, darkly funny. He seemed invincible. But this was a brief moment, as he himself acknowledged. In this same tune, the OMA has asked several staff and faculty around the campus to give their own version of this last lecture.

Upcoming lectures:

April 10 – “Moveis, Passion and Making a Way” by Kevin Willmott, professor in Film and Media Studies. 9 PM – Big 12 Room, Kansas Union, level 5

April 18 – “It’ll Be Fine” by Mary Klayder, University Honors Lecturer. 7 PM – Big 12 Room, Kansas Union, level 5



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