A Professor’s last lecture

Written by Lotus on Thursday, 20 of September , 2007 at 6:52 pm

What wisdom would we impart to the world if it were our last chance?  At many colleges and universities, their best professors are asked to participate in a series in which they are to give a lecture as if it were their last.  For one professor, it’s more than a hypothetical exercise.  Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science at Carnegie-Mellon University, jokes that he “nailed” it.  Professor Pausch has pancreatic cancer and doctors estimate he only has a few weeks or months left to live. 

Watch excerpts of his inspirational lecture, courtesy of WallStreetJournal.com.  Professor Pausch says, “If I don’t seem as depressed or morose as I should be, sorry to disappoint you.”

Watch his entire lecture, “Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.”

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