WQED aired a Special Edition of On Q that covered Randy Pausch and his Last Lecture.
It can be viewed here: http://www.wqed.org/ondemand/onq.php?cat=&id=222&search=randy%20pausch
Wednesday | January 23 at 7:30PM
OnQ SPECIAL EDITION: Lasting Lessons: Dr. Randy Pausch & The Last Lecture
On September 18, 2007, Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch captivated the world by delivering a talk known simply as "The Last Lecture." With only months to live, this husband, father of three youngsters, and innovator imparted the lessons of his remarkable life and career. OnQ contributor Mike Lee has the story of his enduring legacy, and the courage, wisdom, and inspiration of Dr. Pausch, from the words of "The Last Lecture" and those of colleagues and friends.
My StoryMaker Debuts at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Interactive educational software developed exclusively for the Library allows children to create, print and share their own unique stories.
(PITTSBURGH, PA – December 14, 2007) Can a lion share a cupcake with an astronaut? What happens when a pirate meets a fox in the woods? Children visiting Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) have the power to decide -- meeting new characters, going on great adventures and creating their own personal stories along the way. Library officials will debut My StoryMaker, an interactive project that gives children the freedom to create, print and share their own unique stories, to the public on Monday, December 17, 2007 at 3:00 pm at CLP – Main, 4400 Forbes Avenue.
By Joe Napsha and Ron DaParma
Friday, December 14, 2007
An Army captain who served two tours of duty in Iraq wants to take the idea behind a battle-tested computer program and apply it to civilian use -- selling knowledge over the Internet for a fee.
Carnegie Mellon University graduate student Brian Wirtz has a vision for an Internet-based company that would connect people looking for information with experts who could provide it. The experts would post their qualifications and their fees for service.
Wirtz's proposed company, Bright, would get a fee for helping to make the connection.
"We're the eBay for answers," Wirtz told about 80 people at a Project Olympus "Show and Tell" session this week at the Collaborative Innovation Center at CMU. It was one of four presentations from students and faculty members who have ideas for technology companies.
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Randy Pausch Honored by Charles Gibson of ABC News as one of three "People of the Year Who Use Speech or Music to Inspire Others."
"World News With Charles Gibson" recognizes people of the year who have used their gift of speech and music to inspire those around them.
Randy Pausch Lectures on Life
Carnegie Mellon computer science professor Randy Pausch, 46, never intended for his "last lecture" to become an Internet phenomenon, viewed by more than 6 million people.
Diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, he decided to give the lecture so that his three young children would know their dad.
"My dream was to play in the National Football League," said Pausch.
Although Pausch never played in the league, he has won more fans than many of those who did.
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand," he said.