Alda Center News

We’re Growing

Dr. Christine O'Connell

Christine O’Connell has joined us full time. Christine was in the original pilot group of graduate students who did improvisation with Alan Alda back in 2009 and worked part-time for us on the Flame Challenge last year. Now that she … Continue reading

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Help for TAs

Last spring, we began a pilot program of special communications training for a small group of graduate science TAs, or teaching assistants. The results are promising, and we’re expanding the project this fall.

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Award for Alan Alda


Alan received The Scientific American Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his leadership efforts in communicating science. The award was presented at the Scientific American and Macmillan Science and Education Executive STEM Summit: Learning in the Digital Age, held August … Continue reading

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