I finally watched it–the Carnegie Mellon professor, dying of pancreatic cancer, and his words and wisdom to his friends, students, colleagues and most importantly, his young daughters. There is a reason the lecture is so popular. It made me proud to be a professor, made me consider how to teach interdisciplinary and engaged courses, made me stand up for a student who is struggling, and more. Trust the head fake.
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How inspiring Randy Pausch is! If you liked “The Last Lecture”, another fantastic memoir I just read and highly recommend is “My Stroke of Insight” by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. Her TEDTalk video (ted.com) has been seen as many times as The Last Lecture I think, and Oprah did 4 shows on her book, so there are a lot of similarities. In My Stroke of Insight, there’s a happy ending though. It’s an incredible story! I hear they’re making it into a movie.