Achieving Your Childhood Dreams by Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008). Randy Pausch gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. Must see talk about how you can achive your childhood dreams and the dreams of others. Also very impressive that he did that stunning talk knowing that he has only few months left to live.