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Find Your Passion

Find Your Passion

Professor Randy Pausch made a surprise return to Carnegie Mellon University to deliver an inspirational speech to the Class of 2008 at the Commencement ceremony on May 18, 2008. "The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something" said Randy Pausch. (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008)

Pausch was included in TIME Magazine's 2008 list of the world's 100 most influential people. His book, "The Last Lecture," co-written by Jeff Zaslow of the Wall Street Journal and based on Pausch's now-famous talk "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," is a New York Times #1 bestseller

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams


The Legacy of Randy Pausch

by Dr. Gabriel Robins, Professor of Computer Science. Randy's "Time Management" lecture video is also available for viewing with English or German captions/subtitles and Chinese subtitles. Text-only transcripts are available in English, German, and Chinese. 

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