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Lubich, Kennedy to Deliver 'Last Lectures' on Oct. 13 and 21

Frederick Lubich, professor of foreign languages and literatures, and Betsy Kennedy, senior lecturer of human movement sciences, will give presentations on Oct. 13 and 21, respectively, for the Division of Student Affairs' Last Lecture Series.

Lubich's lecture, "The Revival of Jewish Klezmer Music in Contemporary Germany," is scheduled for noon Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Virginia Beach Room of Webb Center.

His multimedia presentation will illustrate the incredible revival of Jewish Klezmer music in - of all places - Germany, turning contemporary Berlin into the Klezmer capital of the world.

Lubich is the author and editor of five scholarly books and approximately 200 additional publications, including scholarly articles, journalistic essays and poetry. He has lectured in more than 30 countries around the world and is currently the president of the Society of Contemporary American Literature in German.

Kennedy's lecture, "20 Most Common Mistakes College Students Are Bound to Make During Their College Career," will be given at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Chesapeake Room of Webb Center.

College trends and fads come and go, but mistakes are forever, says Kennedy, who has been a faculty member and academic adviser for more than 20 years. She has viewed many common mistakes college students make - some are funny and some are not.

ODU's Last Lecture Series was inspired by a taped lecture, and then a book, by the late Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch.

This article was posted on: October 14, 2010

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