The Visor Chapter of Mortar Board at the University of Texas at Austin invites students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to its annual Last Lecture Series. Former UT Vice President and Provost Dr. Sheldon Ekland-Olson will speak to students, staff, and faculty as if it were his last lecture as a professor.
As the Rapoport Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts, Dr. Ekland-Olson’s research interests include criminal justice and capital punishment. He has authored and co-authored several books and numerous articles on those topics.
Since its founding in 1923, Mortar Board at the University of Texas has hosted an annual Last Lecture with a professor nominated by students all across campus as part of its scholarship tenet. In recent years, this event has taken the structure of the Last Lecture given by terminally-ill Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch in September 2007. Mortar Board chapters nationwide have recognized professors through the Last Lecture Series.
The Last Lecture is Co-hosted by the Tejas Club and sponsored by the University Co-op. Mortar Board is supported by the University Honors Center. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Eric Hui with questions.
Thursday, April 8th, 9-10 p.m.
The Tejas House at 2600 Rio Grande St. (on the NW corner of 26th St. and Rio Grande St.)