Ten fun facts about Randy Pausch
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In 2008 he was not only in "Time" Magazine's World's Top 100 Most Influential People list but also named Pittsburgher of the Year.
He obtained his bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University and his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
While he was an associate professor at the University of Virginia, he would take breaks at Walt Disney Imagineering.
He not only co-founded Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center, but also the Building Virtual Worlds course.Fact 5
He co-authored 5 books and has written over 70 articles.Fact 6
In 2007 he was inducted into the Association for Computing Machinery as a Fellow.Fact 7
After he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he became an advocate for more funding for pancreatic cancer research.Fact 8
In August of 2007 he was only given 3 to 6 months to live, but he did not pass away until July of 2008.Fact 9
On behalf of Electronic Arts, Steve Seabolt said there would be a scholarship in his honor for women in computer science.Fact 10
He has one line and appears in the Abrams film "Star Trek", since he is a devoted fan. Go to more people facts ❯
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