OUUF – TED TalksTED TAlks 7-27-2021
July 27, 2021 – 1:00 pm

Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams is available on multiple sites, including YouTube, where, as of December 20, 2007, it had received over 20,000,000 views. It is featured as a TED “Best of the Web” pick.
After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university.  He spoke on Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium.
In his moving presentation, Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.
This was almost 15 years ago.  Even so, whether or not our childhood dreams are as lofty as his (including floating in zero gravity) we can enjoy and learn from his articulate and often humorous observations.        This video is over an hour long, so we will take a break midway.
Ted Talk tUUesday
OUUF – 1:00 pm – July 10, 2018
Theme: Food for Thought
Leah Chase and Pat Mitchell: An interview with the Queen of Creole Cuisine   22:41

TEDWomen 2017 | November 2017

Leah Chase’s New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase changed the course of American history over gumbo and fried chicken. During the civil rights movement, it was a place where white and black people came together, where activists planned protests and where the police entered but did not disturb — and it continues to operate in the same spirit today. In conversation with TEDWomen Curator Pat Mitchell, the 94-year old Queen of Creole Cuisine (who still runs the Dooky Chase kitchen) shares her wisdom from a lifetime of activism, speaking up and cooking.


Leah Chase · Restaurateur

Leah Chase has spent the last seven decades serving her signature gumbo and hospitality to everyone from Martin Luther King Jr. to James Baldwin to Barack Obama.

Pat Mitchell · Curator, connector, convener and advocate for women’s leadership

Pat Mitchell is a lifelong advocate for women and girls, known for her work as a journalist, producer, television executive and curator.