Carnegie Mellon University

Randy Pausch's Web Site

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Fighting Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a hideous disease; I am doing everything possible to raise awareness and research funding.

You can support research into curing pancreatic cancer via the Lustgarten foundation, and/or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) .

A friend of mine has also set up a donations page at:


My testimony before Congress (8 minutes). A version with German subtitles is here.   A recent public service announcement for PanCAN (2 minutes) A recent public service announcement for The Lustgarten foundation (4 minutes)

The "Last Lecture"

I am flattered and embarassed by all the recent attention to my "Last Lecture." I am told that, including abridged versions, over six million people have viewed the lecture online. The lecture really was for my kids, but if others are finding value in it, that is wonderful. But rest assured; I'm hardly unique. Send your kids to Carnegie Mellon and the other professors here will teach them valuable life lessons long after I'm gone.

-- Randy


The "Last Lecture", given at Carnegie Mellon University (76 minutes)   My lecture on "Time Management:" at the University of Virginia. Roughly an hour; the first eight minutes are introductions I don't deserve. Chinese translation here.


Diane Sawyer of ABC (and her incredible producer, Geoff Martz) did an hour special, which was way too flattering. Here it is:   Hyperion is publishing "The Last Lecture" as a book on April 8th. Click here for details. I am very psyched I got them to put "Carnegie Mellon" on the cover!


Resources You May Find Helpful

To download a copy or order a DVD of "The Last Lecture". You may use the video for non-commercial purposes without asking for permission*.

A closed captioned version is available here (thanks to Hong Guo), and a version with subtitles is here (thanks to Friederike Brand)

Transcript. and powerpoint slides here (low resolution: 13 meg) or here (full resolution: 272 meg). You may use this for non-commercial purposes without asking for permission.*

Transcripts and videos in other languages.

The book will be available April 8th; details at: .

The Alice project ( - for college and high school use

Caitlin Kelleher's work ( - Alice for younger kids

The Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon

Other lectures of mine (thanks to Gabe Robins)

Media Coverage.

If you're in Pittsburgh and need a good counsellor/therapist with experience with families with cancer, I recommend Michele Reiss.

My regular web page


* The video and transcript will technically be under a "creative commons" license, which will be a legal way of saying that you may use them for non-commercial purposes, so long as you don't alter them, and you give attribution. Please bear with me; figuring out that legal stuff is secondary to my other priorities.