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Popular TED Talk lecturer Daniel Gilbert to headline Elon’s Spring Convocation TODAY

Tickets are now on sale for a talk by Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert, the best-selling author of “Stumbling on Happiness” who will speak March 30, 2017, in Alumni Memorial Gymnasium.

Daniel Gilbert, the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University

Thursday, March 30
Daniel Gilbert, "Stumbling on Happiness"
Alumni Memorial Gymnasium, Koury Center, 3:30 p.m.

Elon University Spring Convocation

Daniel Gilbert, whose popular TED Talk “The Science of Happiness” remains one of the 15 most-popular of all time, will be the featured speaker at Spring Convocation.

Gilbert is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His 2007 book, “Stumbling on Happiness,” spent six months on The New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into more than 30 languages and was awarded the Royal Society’s General Book Prize for best science book of the year.

Gilbert hosted and co-wrote the award-winning PBS television series “This Emotional Life,” which premiered in 2010 and was watched by more than 10 million viewers.

He is a contributor to Time, The New York Times and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” He has been a guest on numerous televisions shows, including “The Today Show,” “Charlie Rose,” “20/20” and “The Colbert Report.” In 2014 Science magazine named him one of the world’s 50 most-followed scientists on social media.


Gilbert has won numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology. In 2008 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In 2013 Gilbert teamed up with Prudential and did a series of television commercials to encourage Americans to plan for their futures and save for retirement. The advertising campaign was one of the most successful in the history of the financial services industry.

Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets for Spring Convocation are now available.

Roselee Papandrea Taylor,
5/2/2016 5:55 PM