Point of Contact: "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch

Wednesday, 07 Jan 2009

Before dying of pancreatic cancer in July 2008, Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch lit the world on fire by talking about death. During his "Last Lecture" on campus, he implored friends and colleagues to follow their childhood dreams as he intimately shared his life, which had but a few months remaining. Through the best-selling book of the same name, America became fascinated with the smart, articulate, and empathetic young man who spoke of his impending demise with an openness and honesty rarely seen. Indeed, Pausch gives voice to something we all know and try to avoid: ...

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