Dr. Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

“Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.”

For more on Randy, visit: http://www.cmu.edu/randyslecture

“Randolph Frederick “Randy” Pausch[2] (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) was an American professor ofcomputer science, human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Pausch learned that he had pancreatic cancer in September 2006, and in August 2007 he was given a terminal diagnosis: “3 to 6 months of good health left”. He gave an upbeat lecture titled “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” on September 18, 2007, at Carnegie Mellon, which became a popularYouTube video and led to other media appearances. He then co-authored a book called The Last Lecture on the same theme, which became a New York Times best-seller.” read wiki

I stumbled across this lecture on youtube and I couldn’t stop watching once I heard the compelling words of Dr. Randy Pausch.  He was one of a kind and he just recently passed away in July 2008 from pancreatic cancer. You will be remembered Dr. Randy Pausch for your inspiring accomplishments,  powerful words, and life story.

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