Dr. Gabriel Robins
Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia
85 Engineer's Way, P.O. Box 400740
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4740, USA

robins@cs.virginia.edu
www.cs.virginia.edu/robins
Phone: (434) 982-2207
Office: 406 Rice Hall
Gabe's vitae / resume (NIH Biosketch)


The Legacy of Randy Pausch and His Lecture Videos

The Legacy of Randy Pausch

(clicking on some of the photos below will yield the high-resolution version)

Randy and his wife Jai meeting Sting at UVa, Nov 2007.

Randy's book "The Last Lecture".

Hebrew version of Randy's book (click to enlarge, or in PDF).

Billboard of Randy created by Values.com

Randy appearing in the 2009 Star Trek movie

My friend and mentor Professor Randy Pausch (1960-2008) was a virtual reality pioneer, human-computer interaction researcher, co-founder of CMU's Entertainment Technology Center, and creator of the Alice software project.

I have known Randy since 1992, and over the years I have been collecting and archiving his video lectures and newspaper articles, which I am happy to share below. See also Randy Pausch's Wikipedia page, as well as Tom Dermody's beautiful song about Randy called Once Upon a Time.

ABC ran a 1-hour special on Randy (with Diane Sawyer) on April 9, 2008. Randy's book, called "The Last Lecture", was published by Disney/Hyperion in April, 2008.

Randy has appeared in the recent Star Trek Movie in a beautifully touching context, insightfully explained by our colleague Kirk Martini.

The Lecture Videos of Randy Pausch

The following video lectures were given by Professor Randy Pausch over the years, and were uploaded for viewing and downloading by Professor Gabriel Robins.

Note: The videos below are mirrored / viewable at several different Web sites, as indicated; so if one of the links is temporarily inaccessible or slow (probably due to heavy traffic), please try the other alternate mirror locations.

While these videos may be viewed as streaming media, some folks may want to download a complete high-resolution copy of an entire video lecture (for later viewing, or for showing to an audience).

Downloading availability (as opposed to only streaming-based viewing) for the various Web sites listed below are designated according to the following notation:
* - denotes that the video is downloadable in normal resolution
** - denotes that the video is downloadable in high resolution

  1. "Time Management" by Randy Pausch - Nov 2007
    Randy's 2007 "Time Management" lecture is Web-viewable at Google Videos, Internet Archive**, and YouTube.

    Here are the Powerpoint and PDF versions of the slides for this "Time Management" lecture, as well as the UVa press release, and the poster announcement. This lecture was watched live by a capacity crowd of 900 people, with additional hundreds unfortunately turned away due to lack of room. Selected followup news stories about this lecture include:

    You can also listen to (or download) Randy's 2007 "Time Management" lecture as an audio only track.

    Randy's "Time Management" lecture video is also available for viewing with English or German captions/subtitles. Text-only transcripts are available in English, German, and Chinese,

    The University of Pennsylvania re-packaged Randy's Time Management lecture into a version with side-by-side Powerpoint slides

  2. The "Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch - Sept 2007
    Randy's "Last Lecture" is Web-viewable at BlipTV**, Internet Archive**, and YouTube.

    Randy's "Last Lecture" video is also available for viewing with Italian captions/subtitles. The Powerpoint slides are available in normal resolution and high resolution, and the text-only transcript is available in English.

  3. Randy's May 18, 2008 Graduation Speech, can be seen on YouTube, Google Videos, BlipTV**, and Internet Archive**.

  4. Randy's May 19, 2008 appearance on the Good Morning America Show, can be seen on YouTube, Google Videos, BlipTV**, and Internet Archive**.

  5. Randy's 1-hour special ABC Special with Diane Sawyer, aired on April 9, 2008, can be seen on Google Videos, and Internet Archive**.

  6. Randy's book "The Last Lecture" describes his life's philosophy in greater detail.

    Randy and co-author Jeff Zaslow discussed their book "The Last Lecture", including the motivation for writing it, in a a video interview which can be seen on Google Videos, BlipTV**, and Internet Archive**.

  7. Randy Pausch reprising his "Last Lecture" on the Oprah Show - Oct 2007
    Randy's appearance on the Oprah Show is Web-viewable at BlipTV**, and Veoh.

    Randy's reprise of his "Last Lecture" is also available for viewing with Russian captions/subtitles.

  8. See Randy's public service announcement for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Randy's public service announcement for the Lustgarten Foundation, and Randy's testimony in Congress, all produced in 2008 in support of cancer research.

  9. "Time Management" by Randy Pausch - Oct 1998
    Randy's 1998 "Time Management" lecture is Web-viewable at Google Videos*, and Internet Archive**.
    Here are the HTML and Powerpoint versions of the presentation slides for Randy's older "Time Management" lecture.

  10. "The Interdisciplinary Challenge of Entertainment Technology" by Randy Pausch - Oct 1999
    This lecture is Web-viewable at Google Videos, and Internet Archive**.

  11. "Building Virtual Worlds" by Randy Pausch - 2005
    This lecture is Web-viewable at Google Videos, and Internet Archive**.

  12. "Building Virtual Worlds" by Randy Pausch - 2004
    This lecture is Web-viewable at Google Videos, and Internet Archive**.

  13. "Building Virtual Worlds" by Randy Pausch - 2003
    This lecture is Web-viewable at YouTube, and Internet Archive**.

  14. "Building Virtual Worlds - An Exhibition" by Randy Pausch - Apr 1998
    This lecture is Web-viewable at Google Videos*, and Internet Archive**.

  15. "50 Years of Computer Science Innovation" by Randy Pausch - Apr 2006
    This lecture is Web-viewable at Google Videos*, and Internet Archive**.

  16. "A dedication to Randy Pausch" by the "Building Virtual Worlds" CMU class - Fall 2005
    This lecture is Web-viewable at Google Videos*, BlipTV**, Internet Archive**, and YouTube.


Media Coverage of Randy's Impact

  1. uvatoday.org/blog/?p=1293
  2. www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/Randy/SundayTimesPausch_April_27_2008.pdf
  3. www.usatoday.com/printedition/life/20090416/pausch16_st.art.htm
  4. news.cs.cmu.edu/article.php?a=852
  5. www.virginia.edu/uvatoday/newsRelease.php?id=5885
  6. www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80e22adc
  7. www.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/last_lecture_author_dies/25334/
  8. www.pcworld.com/article/148949/2008/07/.html?tk=rss_news
  9. http://thetartan.org/2008/9/15/news/olympics
  10. thetartan.org/2008/9/8/news/soccer
  11. today.msnbc.msn.com/id/25848017/
  12. www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_584534.html
  13. www.cio.com/article/446582/Time_Management_and_Productivity_Boosting_Tips_for_Busy_Professionals
  14. www.thepittsburghchannel.com/health/17215317/detail.html
  15. www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/randy_pauschs_last_lecture_links_morality_and_purpose_20080813/
  16. www.post-gazette.com/pg/08224/903389-85.stm
  17. fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2008/082008/08102008/400176
  18. www.monroenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080809/SAULLOCCOL/864689905/-1/COLUMNISTS
  19. 1life2news.blogspot.com/2008/07/1l2n-july-29-2008.html
  20. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/randy-pauschs-last-words/
  21. abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=4614281
  22. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SwZQlzZRtk
  23. hunternuttall.com/blog/2008/08/randy-and-his-wonderful-pauschisms/
  24. online.wsj.com/article/SB121701813179885643.html
  25. www.nytimes.com/2008/07/26/us/26pausch.html
  26. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/25/last-lecture-professor-randy-pausch-dies-at-47
  27. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/the-online-legacy-of-professor-pausch/
  28. www.latimes.com/news/education/la-me-pausch26-2008jul26-pg,0,1970800.photogallery
  29. www.latimes.com/news/education/la-me-pausch26-2008jul26,0,1267248,full.story
  30. www.foxbusiness.com/story/memoriam-randy-pausch-innovative-scientist-carnegie-mellon-launched-education/
  31. www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/07/25/national/main4292473.shtml
  32. www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1826574,00.html
  33. www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2008/07/distributed_funeral
  34. blog.wired.com/geekdad/2008/07/shaking-us-awak.html
  35. www.explorehoward.com/news/10518/lauded-last-lecture-professor-was-oakland-mills-grad/
  36. www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-oped0729pauschjul29,0,2519339.story
  37. toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080726/NEWS13/807260409/0/NEWS01
  38. www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080726.OBPAUSCH26/TPStory/?query=pausch
  39. www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/07/25/ST2008072503446.html
  40. www.covchurch.org/cov/news/item6468
  41. livingincourageonline.com/courage/randy-pausch-dies-today-of-pancreatic-cancer/
  42. www.networkworld.com/news/2008/072508-last-lecture-computer-science-professor-randy.html
  43. www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080726/ZNYT05/807260397/1006/sports&title=Randy_Pausch__47__Dies__His___x2018_Last_Lecture__x2019__Inspired_Many_to_Live_With_Wonder#
  44. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7526743.stm
  45. online.wsj.com/article/SB120951287174854465.html?mod=ITPWSJ_20
  46. www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/books/07/25/obit.pausch/index.html
  47. www.usatoday.com/life/people/2008-07-25-pausch-obit_N.htm
  48. regulus2.azstarnet.com/blogs/lastwrites/9742
  49. thebeacon.net/index.php/news/miscellaneous/253-mini-course-on-qthe-last-lectureq-offered-at-trinity-church
  50. www.nytimes.com/2008/05/11/sports/football/11cheer.html?_r=1&ref=sports&oref=slogin
  51. www.telegraph.co.uk/health/main.jhtml?xml=/health/2008/07/01/hlesley101.xml
  52. www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/jul/22/michael-vanatta-live-fullest-while-you-can-and-bec/
  53. edition.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/personal/07/24/rs.time.for.yourself/
  54. www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1153393.html
  55. www.successmagazine.com/Randy-Pausch-Childlike-Wonder-in-the-Face-of-Death-/PARAMS/article/316/channel/21#
  56. www.tehelka.com/story_main39.asp?filename=hub120708InPursuitofHappiness.asp
  57. www.themonitor.com/opinion/lecture_13919___article.html/pausch_children.html
  58. economictimes.indiatimes.com/Opinion/Editorials/Tell_the_truth_if_you_want_help/articleshow/3185778.cms
  59. www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080505/OPINION03/805050305/1419/OPINION0343
  60. www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2008-04-30-book-buzz_N.htm
  61. www.craigdailypress.com/news/2008/jun/18/caroline_dotson_lasting_words_last_lecture/
  62. dosmundos.com/welcome/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1898&Itemid=69
  63. www.stjoenews.net/news/2008/jun/09/heres-idea-terrific-fathers-day-gift/
  64. www.fitsnews.com/2008/06/15/happy-father%E2%80%99s-day-to-all-the-baby-daddy%E2%80%99s/
  65. www.independentmail.com/news/2008/may/29/last-lecture-has-wisdom-worth-repeating/
  66. www.timesonline.com/articles/2008/05/31/entertainment/doc48407f749febe473946931.txt
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  76. www.nacion.com/proa/2008/junio/01/proa1552982.html
  77. www.oprah.com/article/omagazine/200810_omag_beck_time
  78. www.oprah.com/slideshow/oprahshow/slideshow1_ss_oz_20071022_350/6
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  81. www.upstatetoday.com/news/2008/may/30/book-review-last-lecture/
  82. www.metrobostonnews.com/us/article/2008/05/27/02/2732-66/index.xml
  83. www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/16323490/detail.html
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Selected Commentary about Randy Pausch by Colleagues and Friends

  1. Tom Dermody has written a song about Randy called Once Upon a Time, whose lyrics describe Randy's impact. (Here is the audio-only version of this song.)

  2. "Usually Nice, Always Helpful - A Mentor's Approach" by Professor Kirk Martini

  3. "Making Every Lecture Your Last" by Professor Kirk Martini

© Randy's videos are distributed under a "creative commons" license, which means that anyone may download and use them for any non-commercial purpose, as long as they are not altered and proper attribution is given.