Media Advisory: <br>Carnegie Mellon Hosts Co-Author of Professor Randy Pausch's Book, <u>The Last Lecture</u>

Event: Meet Wall Street Journal reporter Jeffrey Zaslow, whose column, Moving On, catapulted Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Professor Randy Pausch into an Internet phenomenon when he wrote about the terminally ill professor's "last lecture" on Sept. 18, 2007. Today (April 8), The Last Lecture, a book that Zaslow, a 1980 graduate of Carnegie Mellon, co-wrote with Pausch based on that lecture was released by Hyperion Books. Take this opportunity to question Zaslow and Pausch, who will be available via speakerphone barring last minute medical issues, about these remarkable developments. Learn how the collaboration has changed both of their lives and helped to bring the issue of under-funded pancreatic cancer research, the fourth most common cancer and the one least susceptible to treatment, to the forefront of the nation's consciousness.

When: 10 a.m., Monday, April 14.

Where: Danforth Lounge, second floor, University Center on the Carnegie Mellon campus. Parking will be available in the university's East Campus Garage, beside the University Center. Signs will direct visitors to the Danforth Lounge.

About Carnegie Mellon: Carnegie Mellon is a private research university with a distinctive mix of programs in engineering, computer science, robotics, business, public policy, fine arts and the humanities. More than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration, and innovation. A small student-to-faculty ratio provides an opportunity for close interaction between students and professors. While technology is pervasive on its 144-acre Pittsburgh campus, Carnegie Mellon is also distinctive among leading research universities for the world-renowned programs in its College of Fine Arts. A global university, Carnegie Mellon has campuses in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia and Europe. For more, see

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