Last Lecture Series: In Support of Wandering

USF Housing and Residential Education hosts the 2011 Last Lecture Series with Bill Baker, Ph.D, faculty in the Department of Chemistry, Tuesday, April 19, 7 p.m. in the MSC Oval Theater.

Dr. Baker will share his insights into travels, hobbies, and curiosity-driven wandering with students, faculty and staff. The event is free.

The premise behind the Last Lecture, which is given by a distinguished faculty, administrator or staff, is if you were to have one last chance to speak to a group, what would your message be? The intention is that a hypothetical ‘last’ lecture will evoke inspirational, engaging and entertaining messages.

A tradition at universities around the country for several decades, the Last Lecture Series program gained popularity in 2007 when computer science professor Randy Pausch gave his last lecture at Carnegie Mellon University, making news around the world and spawning a widely acclaimed book, The Last Lecture.