Nov 20, 2010 — Almost all modern computers descend from a machine built before World War II by physics professor John Atanasoff. But today, almost no one has heard of him. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley set out to remedy that.
Jul 26, 2008 — College professor Randy Pausch passed Friday of pancreatic cancer. His "Last Lecture" about facing a terminal illness became a YouTube phenomenon, and millions heard his presentation about what he'd learned about living, not dying.
Jul 25, 2008 — Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon University professor who turned a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer into a best-selling book and worldwide fame, died today at age 47.