Friday, July 25, 2008

Sad News: "Last Lecture" Prof Dies

From the AP via WaPo:

PITTSBURGH -- Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose "last lecture" about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, has died. He was 47.

University spokeswoman Anne Watzman says Pausch died early Friday at his home in Virginia.

Pausch was diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer in September 2006. His popular last lecture at Carnegie Mellon in September 2007 garnered international attention and was viewed by millions on the Internet.

Pausch grew up in Columbia. Here's a link to our previous post.

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