The Last Lecture–Call for Nominations

The Last Lecture
Lessons for Life from a Lifetime of Learning

The Last Lecture offers the university community the opportunity to hear reflections on life’s lessons and meaning from a retired or current IUPUI colleague of exceptional merit. The lecturer will be asked to share with students, staff, faculty, and the general public the wisdom she or he gained through academic pursuits and life experiences; and to distill a life of inquiry, reflection, and service into guidelines and advice for successive generations.
Nominations: All IUPUI faculty, retired faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit nominations for The Last Lecture speaker. Nominators should submit a brief justification why his/her nominee deserves the consideration. Nominators should also confirm the nominee’s availability on the date of the lecture.
Eligibility: All current and retired IUPUI based faculty and staff are eligible.
Speech Guidelines: 30-40 minute speech on the general subject of the speaker’s accumulated wisdom of a lifetime.
Date and Place: March 22, 2013, IUPUI Campus Theatre
Sponsors: The Last Lecture is co-sponsored by the IUPUI Senior Academy, the IUPUI Administration, and the IU Foundation.
Remuneration: The IU Foundation will offer a remuneration of $1,500.00.
Information: Golam Mannan, Committee Chair, at 317-228-0324 or by e-mail:
Deadline: Nominations should be submitted no later than December 15, 2012.
Nominations should be sent to: Golam Mannan, IUPUI Senior Academy, 355 North Lansing – AO 109, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 or via e-mail to
Selection process: All nominations are considered by a committee of the Senior Academy. Selected nominees are invited to submit a synopsis of their proposed presentation for review by a committee of current and retired faculty, staff, and students. The committee’s selection of the speaker will be announced in early February. The names of previous speakers and their presentations are available on the IUPUI Senior Academy website at

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