Latest Randy Pausch Stories

2011-10-07 07:00:00

The Seena Magowitz Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic will be held December 03, 2011 at the landmark Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. This annual celebrity golf tournament charity event is focused on finding a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 Seena Magowitz would be proud. Nearly a decade after she passed away from pancreatic cancer, the foundation established in her memory is poised to fund scientific breakthroughs that may lead to a cure. The 9th...

2011-04-26 09:47:00

PITTSBURGH, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) will present its Randy Pausch Prize to Will Wright, the gaming industry legend who created The Sims(TM), Spore(TM) and other breakthrough video games, in recognition of his success in mixing artistry with technology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) Wright will receive the Pausch Prize, named for the late co-founder of the ETC and famed author of "The...

2010-11-17 07:00:00

Randy Pausch and Mark Beaumont Scholarship Programs Help Video Game Students Achieve Educational Goals CALABASAS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), the professional video games organization advancing the awareness of the artistic value of its interactive entertainment community, has named the winners for its annual scholarship programs. Four recipients - Stephen Campbell (Lebanon Valley College), Grant Kao (The...

2010-10-12 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University and the Federal Bureau of Investigation today announced a national competition, in which students will share their knowledge about how to avoid dangers associated with Internet use by creating computer animations that promote safety concepts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) The animation competition is the latest component to the FBI's...

2009-11-24 15:32:00

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky Foundation, Inc., a non-profit foundation dedicated to raising $500,000 to fund research to develop a blood test for the early detection of pancreatic cancer, today announced it has raised more that $100,000 since its inception in June 2008. The announcement was made by Sheila Sky Kassleman, founder, Sky Foundation, after the organization's first major fundraiser. The foundation held its first major fundraiser on November 8, at a...

2009-10-27 09:39:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A 230-foot-long pedestrian bridge spanning a hollow between the new Gates Center for Computer Science and the Purnell Center for the Arts on the Carnegie Mellon University campus will be dedicated at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in memory of Randy Pausch, professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design, and author of the bestselling book "The Last Lecture." The ribbon-cutting and bridge-lighting ceremony will be held in front of the...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'