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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...

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...

2009-08-05 12:35:00

CALABASAS, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has named the four winners of the second annual Randy Pausch Scholarship: John Kolencheryl, Carnegie Mellon University; Sebastian Gosztyla, DePaul University; William Graner, University of Southern California; and Kimberly Kiser, Saint Vincent College. "Being able to help such talented young adults pursue their dreams to be interactive entertainment creators is one of the Academy's...

2009-03-31 07:00:00

Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Seeking Next-Generation of Video Gaming Geniuses CALABASAS, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the call for submissions for the 2009 Dr. Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund, established to support students in pursuit of careers in game design, development and production. The AIAS will award four $2,500 scholarships to students attending accredited universities. The scholarship fund honors...

2008-12-10 09:02:00

Beloved Professor's "Last Lecture" Video Circled The Globe and Inspired Millions To Live Their Dreams as He Fought to Live His Own Steven Curtis Chapman and Boy Scout Heroes are Finalists for 9th Annual Honor NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Beliefnet.com, the leading online community for inspiration and multi-faith spirituality, announced today that Professor Randy Pausch, whose "Last Lecture" video and bestselling book touched the hearts of millions of people around the world this year,...

2008-08-04 12:00:42

By RON FERGUSON A FEW months ago, a friend emailed me with a link to highlights of a lecture given by a professor of computer science shown on the internet. Have a look at this, he said. You'll be interested. I clicked on the link (http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=ji5_MqicxSo) and sat back to watch. The talk was part of a series of lectures in which leading academics were asked to give an imagined "final talk" in which they offered the wisdom they would like to impart if they knew that...

2008-07-27 00:00:15

By Allison M Heinrichs Randy Pausch got the rare opportunity to know he had a limited amount of life left. He used it. The Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor whose "Last Lecture" became a worldwide sensation died early Friday of pancreatic cancer. He was 47. "Randy had an enormous and lasting impact," university President Jared L. Cohon said in a statement. "Carnegie Mellon -- and the world -- are better places for having had Randy Pausch in them." Pausch died in...

2008-07-26 21:00:15

By Sonja Sharp Randy Pausch, the computer scientist whose "last lecture" about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best- selling book, died Friday. He was 47. But Pausch's message was mostly one of hope. Even while dying, he encouraged people to embrace their lives and enjoy the time that they have. In the two years since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the Carnegie Mellon University professor became the public face of the illness and developed an...

2008-07-26 09:00:16

By ALICIA PQ. WITTMEYER By Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer The Virginian-Pilot CHESAPEAKE Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon University professor whose funny, upbeat talk about how to live life with gusto while dying was viewed by millions , died early Friday at his Chesapeake home. He was 47. He was a professor of computer science, human-computer and design who founded a center for entertainment technology and pioneered software designed to allow anyone to create 3-D animations. It was...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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