Please join us at the second annual Last Lecture Presentation and Award Ceremony. This year’s winner, Professor Bill von Hippel, will be speaking from the premise that it is his last chance to address a group of students.
The speaker was chosen based on student and staff nominations, which were assessed by a panel of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Bill has enjoyed a research and teaching career that has spanned several research areas, including prejudice and stereotyping, executive function, evolutionary psychology, self-deception, and social intelligence. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Yale in 1985 and completed his PhD at the University of Michigan in 1990. Bill has served as an Associate Editor at several flagship psychology journals, including a current stint at Psychological Science.
Bill’s teaching practices have been described by his students as innovative, inspiring, and challenging. His research has been reported frequently in the media. For example, his paper “Sex, drugs, and animal parts: Will Viagra save threatened species?” was chosen by the New York Times as one of the “100 ideas of the year”, and his field experiment on self-control and healthy eating was recently featured on “The Project”.
Bill is sure to have an interesting take on the question: If this was your last chance to address a group of students, what would you say to them? Make sure you RSVP to secure a seat.