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Survive – Living Beyond Adversity

UPDATE: The video is now up. This is the lecture I gave for the 20th Annual Mark Luchinsky Lecture. I will be posting the video, or at least the audio and slides, on our college’s YouTube channel this weekend. In the meantime, here are my scripted remarks, I departed occasionally from them, but the core concepts are here. From the opening remarks: Tonight we recognize the anniversary of Mark Allan Luchinsky’s passing on January 18, 1995 […]

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”

I don’t usually post the speech I give at the Medals Ceremony, but this time the message was a bit different.  Good afternoon scholars, Parents, and friends, trustees, President Erickson and Provost Pangborn. Congratulations to you all! Each one of you has played a significant role in getting to this moment. Mrs. Schreyer and DrueAnne it is a particular honor to have you with us. Thank you for being here and thank you for all […]

2011 Spring Medals Ceremony

Last weekend we conferred Scholars’ Medals on over 360 students who were graduating with Honors from Penn State and the Schreyer Honors College. I usually do not share my speech, but this time was special. I share it here along with my sincere congratulations to all our Scholar graduates. I could not be more proud. 2011 Spring Medals Ceremony Good afternoon Scholars, Parents, Trustees, President Spanier and Provost Erickson, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. Congratulations to […]