She gave a talk about being a caregiver and from that words just flowed out.
Randy Pausch did "not go gentle into that good night," to quote from poet Dylan Thomas. Yet, in Pausch's case, people across academic disciplines and representing many causes offer differing theories about the way he made an impact on the world.
The heroic last act in the life of this CMU professor has left an enduring legacy. The astonishing truth may be that each of them is right, and that this Pittsburgh educator, hailed by one colleague as "the most famous computer scientist who ever lived," has the distinction of leaving behind a legacy as bright and variegated as a constellation of stars.
Over the course of his career, he had co-founded CMU's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) in collaboration with his colleague Don Marinelli.
His career was in full-swing when in September 2006 he started suffering from severe health problems.
, summing up the wisdom accrued on her journey literally rebuilding new dreams after her husband, Randy Pausch, succumbed to pancreatic cancer at 47.
Randy Pausch was an acclaimed Carnegie Mellon professor and author of the best seller , a book that emerged out of a Carnegie Mellon lecture series of the same name.
Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch was an American professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh.
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For the series, speakers were asked what they'd tell their students if, hypothetically, they knew they were going to die.
In Randy Pausch's case, there was nothing hypothetical: He had just been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.
What that talk did was make her realize that she had lived with these feelings inside of her with no one to share them with.