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Rick Bragg delivers the 2012 Last Lecture at UA

Rick Bragg delivers the 2012 Last Lecture at UA

Rick Bragg, Professor of Writing at UA, delivered the 2012 Last Lecture to a packed house on April 23. Bragg received this year’s Last Lecture Award. The Last Lecture features a University of Alabama faculty member nominated and selected by students to answer one question in the form of a highly engaging lecture: “If this were your last time to address a group of students, what would you say to them?”

In his lecture, titled “So People Won’t Forget,” Bragg spoke about the power of storytelling: “I believe that I have one value here, and that value is to teach writing in a way that brings injustice, cruelty, thoughtlessness, meanness, and stupidity to light.”

See Bragg’s Last Lecture in Windows Media Video or iTunes U or read more in The Crimson White.

Photo of Rick Bragg by Tom Mason.