May 12, 2018
The General Alumni Association on Saturday honored three alumni for their service to the University or the association. Recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Service Medals are Phillip L. Clay ’68, former member of the UNC...Read More
May 10, 2018
If Dwight Stone ’73 were to play basketball for Roy Williams ’72, no doubt he would earn the title of “tough little nut,” the coach’s highest praise for those stars who tower over him. Steady,...Read More
May 10, 2018
Don’t underestimate Teresa Williams ’77. She has surprised her colleagues on boards from Chapel Hill to Cullowhee — people who wonder what a “housewife” is doing in their midst, but they’ve emerged better for her...Read More
Social scientist Dan Ariely ’94 (MA, ’96 PhD), the author of three New York Times best-selling books, will be the keynote speaker for Carolina’s 2013 doctoral hooding ceremony.
The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 11 at the Dean E. Smith Center.
Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, where his academic affiliations span business, cognitive neuroscience, economics and medicine. He received his master’s degree and doctorate in cognitive psychology from Carolina. He went on to receive a second doctorate in business administration from Duke.
Ariely is renowned for research that explains psychological processes determining day-to-day human decisions and for his effectiveness in communicating the possible implications of this human behavior. He is the author of a widely read Wall Street Journal column, called “Ask Ariely,” and is the author of three books: Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home and his most recent work, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves.
Ariely also is the founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight, based at Duke, where research topics are as diverse as wealth distribution, dating behavior, health care and consumer decisions.
Before joining the Duke faculty, Ariely held academic appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1998-2008), the University of California at Berkeley (2001-02) and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (2005-07).