Bill Gates to dedicate Carnegie Mellon computer science center

Bill Gates will share words of wisdom on Sept. 22 at the opening ceremony for a computer science center bearing his name at Carnegie Mellon University, the home of the nation’s first such department in 1965, Computerworld reports. The Gates Center for Computer Science, which will be home to undergraduate computer science programs, is funded in large part through a $20 million gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Pittsburgh-based center will be part of a complex that includes the new Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies, which is also being dedicated this month. The buildings, which include 217,000 square feet of interior space, are built to the latest energy efficiency standards and will serve as central buildings on the 140-acre campus. A footbridge on the fifth floor of the Gates Center will be dedicated in the fall to Randy Pausch, the late CMU computer science professor who gained worldwide notoriety through his inspiring "Last Lecture…"

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