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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...

2010-10-12 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...

2009-10-27 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...

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,...

2008-08-27 00:00:45

By Paul Swiech BLOOMINGTON - Debbie Nelson, a former social service program director, is a woman with a simple but profound message: "Don't wait until the end of your life to live your bucket list.'" Nelson, 50, of Bloomington, understands the significance of her message. In her ninth year of battling cancer, she is preparing for a stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor. She is focusing on preparing herself for her second stem cell transplant as well as sharing her message....

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...

2008-08-04 00:00:14

By The Associated Press Hardcover Fiction1. "Tribute" by Nora Roberts (Putnam)2. "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski (Ecco)3. "Rules of Deception" by Christopher Reich (Doubleday)4. "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown)5. "The Last Patriot" by Brad Thor (Atria)6. "Fearless Fourteen" by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's Press)7. "Sail" by James Patterson and Howard Roughan, (Little, Brown)8. "Just Too Good to Be True: A Novel" by E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday)9. "Swan Peak: A...

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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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