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Edward F. Hums – Giving a ‘Last Lecture’

October 8, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Newman University’s Annual Hesburg Lecture presents Edward F. Hums, Notre Dame Teaching Professor of Accountancy – “Giving a ‘Last Lecture'”.

Giving A “Last Lecture”

This lecture will give alumni a chance to hear a condensed version of the “Last Lecture” presented by Professor Hums in October 2010 in Washington Hall. The “Last Lecture” is modeled on the original “Last Lecture” presented by Dr. Randy Pausch in 2007. This talk is given at Notre Dame only by invitation from student government.

A “Last Lecture” asks a speaker to answer one question in the form of an engaging public lecture: “If this were your last time to address a group of students, what would you say to them?” This is an opportunity for a favorite faculty member to share his or her reflections beyond the bounds of syllabus in a fun, informal setting. It is a mix of time-tested wisdom, thoughtful advice and endearing memories.


Ed Hums was promoted to teaching professor in 2012 after serving eleven years as a full time faculty member and twelve years as a part time instructor. He currently teaches financial and managerial accounting to undergraduates, and team teaches a course in the Master of Non-Profit Administration program. He has received numerous awards for his teaching including the Frank O’Malley Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In 2006, Hums was profiled in BusinessWeek as one of America’s favorite business professors. In 2013 he and his wife, Shirley, accepted the position of Notre Dame’s first faculty-in-residence family and now reside in Lyons Hall.




October 8, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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