Randy Pausch presents "Last Lecture" on Oprah Show

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With equal parts humor and heart, Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch recently delivered a one-of-a-kind university lecture that moved an overflow crowd at Carnegie Mellon - and is now moving audiences around the globe.

Follow his inspiring journey through his childhood dreams to groundbreaking achievements at Carnegie Mellon.

Co-founder of the university's Entertainment Technology Center and creator of Alice, a revolutionary software that teaches computer programming, Randy shares the lessons he's learned that helped him turn his childhood dreams into reality.

Randy's Update Page - Randy has been posting to this page since October 2006 when he first started treatment.

Randy Pausch: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams (76 minutes)

Randy Pausch (1960 - 2008)

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Jamis Buck: Carving a Decorative Spoon

Ultimately, there is something extremely satisfying in taking a plain block of wood and shaping it with your hands into something remarkable. The entire process is incredibly therapeutic and meditative. As I carve, or sand, I find myself pondering parallels between woodcarving and just about everything else. It’s a great time to slow down and reflect, something that I haven’t been very good at in general.

For the curious, I’ve got my current gallery available as a public Backpack page: Woodcarving by Jamis Buck.

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