Organized by the Alumni Scholars Club, the My Last Lecture Award is the only faculty award at UCLA selected entirely by the student body. It began fifty years ago when notable UCLA professors put all of their life lessons and advice for students into one "last lecture."
The recipient of the 2014 My Last Lecture Award is Professor Donald Neuen from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. He is the Choral Conducting and Choral Studies Director. Read more.
Last May 13, he was presented with the award after he gave an inspiring lecture answering the question posed to the original lecturers more than fifty years ago: What would you tell your audience if you had but one lecture to give - your last lecture on this earth?
"My Last Lecture did more than just allow me to learn concrete facts from a professor’s area of expertise; it also gave me a window into the often unexposed side of academia – the humanity of being an intellectual."