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The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture( 1 customer ratings | )
Author: Pausch, Randy
Read by: Singer, Erik
As told to: Zaslow, Jeffrey
ISBN:978-1-4013-9144-7
Publication Date:Apr 2008
Publisher:Hyperion Press
Book Format:CD-Audio
List Price:USD $21.95
Book Description:

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." While they speak, audiences can't help but mull the question: What would we want as our legacy?

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave—"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"—wasn't about dying. It was about overcoming...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Self-Help / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.25 x 5.75 x 0.75 Inches
Book Weight:0.25 Pounds
Author Biography
Pausch, Randy (Author)
Computer science professor, Randy Pausch, was born on October 23, 1960. He received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988. He was a member of the computer science faculty at the University of Virginia from 1988 to 1997 and spent a 1995 sabbatical working at Walt Disney Imagineering's Virtual Reality Studio before joining the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University.

He was the co-founder of the Entertainment Technology Center and created the innovative educational software tool known as Alice that enables novices to create 3-D computer animations using a drag-and-drop interface. In September 2007, he gave a lecture entitled Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams, which was videotaped, found success on the Internet, and lead to a best-selling book entitled The Last Lecture. He died due to complications from pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008.

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