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"The Last Lecture"

"The Last Lecture"

Carnegie Mellon University alumnus and professor Randy Pausch's timeless message is reaching a new era of students.

High schools are now requiring reading "The Last Lecture," based on Pausch's Sept. 18, 2007 lecture called "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams."

"What better message to give impressionable high school students?" said Adam Fine, principal of East Hampton High School in New York.

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Next Generation Computing

White House Game Jam

White House Game Jam

Students, staff and alumni from Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center proved that learning can be fun at the inaugural Educational Game Jam at the White House. "It was an inspiring event, showcasing the immersive power of games," said ETC Director Drew Davidson.

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Animated Photos

Animated Photos

Reach into a photograph. Grab hold of a car. Toss it and watch it tumble. See the sides hidden from view. Make it fly, all with the click of a mouse. Sound fun? Yaser Sheikh, associate research professor of robotics, and a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have made all of this possible, pushing the boundaries of photo editing into the third dimension.

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High Stakes

High Stakes

Carnegie Mellon University's Tuomas Sandholm, professor of computer science, knows when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em and when to let an artificial intelligence do the heavy lifting. Tartanian7, the poker-playing AI he designed with Ph.D. candidates Noam Brown and Sam Ganzfried took top honors at the Annual Computer Poker Competition this summer in Quebec.

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