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Stony Brook University journalism students help explain RIS4E team’s NASA space research in Hawaii

By students in theStony Brook University School of Journalism
NASA and Stony Brook University researchers and students in the Stony Brook University School of Journalism return from Hawaii’s lava fields. They studied terrain similar to that of the Moon and Mars that may lead to landmark space expeditions. The research project grew out of a collaboration between the Alda Center and the RIS4E research project. Continue reading

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Science leaders meet in DC for Alda Kavli Leadership workshop

More than 50 leading scientists from the National Science Foundation and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine spent two days practicing clear communication — using improvisation exercises, telling stories and doing video interviews — in an Alda Kavli … Continue reading

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How a Former ‘MASH’ Actor Is Teaching Scientists to Be Extroverts — Motherboard/VICE.com

Center for Communicating Science Workshop, November 2010

By JP Lawrence
Motherboard-VICE.com
May 14, 2015
The Alan Alda Center helps scientists sharpen their communication skills so that they can speak to the public in a captivating way. Continue reading

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The Alan Alda Center and UVM embark on a new partnership

The University of Vermont becomes and affiliate of the Alda Center.  From left to right:  Dr. Christine O'Connell, Dr. Richard Galbraith (UVM), Elizabeth Bass, Daniel Joseph Harvey (UVM), Valeri Lantz Gefroh, Alan Alda, and Louisa Johnson.

February 16, 2015
The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science partnered with the University of Vermont following Alan Alda’s science communication lecture at UVM on Feb. 2, 2015. Continue reading

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Famous actor and science advocate announces partnership with UVM — WCAX.com

By Cat Viglienzoni
WCAX.com
February 2, 2015
On Feb. 2, Alan Alda presented a science communication talk at the University of Vermont titled, “Helping the Public Get Beyond a Blind Date with Science,” and helped start a partnership between UVM and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Continue reading

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Actor Alan Alda aims to help UVM scientists better communicate — WPTZ.com

By Stewart Ledbetter
WPTZ.com - News Channel 5
February 2, 2015
Alan Alda visited the University of Vermont and encouraged scientists and students to use engaging communication to make their work connect with the public. Continue reading

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Alan Alda discusses science communication on CBS’ “Late, Late Show” — CBS

“Late, Late Show” — CBS
January 26, 2015
Alan Alda chats with his longtime friend, Regis Philbin, about the mission of the Center for Communicating Science and why he works to connect researchers and the public. Continue reading

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Alan Alda talks science with Steve Kornacki — MSNBC

Up with Steve Kornacki — MSNBC
January 24, 2015
Alan Alda explores the mystery of sleep on MSNBC and discusses why scientists must effectively express their work to the public. Continue reading

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TV’s Alan Alda to talk about science at UVM — Burlington Free Press

By Free Press Staff
Burlington Free Press
January 22, 2015
Alan Alda to visit the University of Vermont on Feb. 2 to present a science communication talk titled, “Helping the Public Get Beyond a Blind Date with Science.” Continue reading

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Why Alan Alda Advocates Better Science Communication — Design & Trend

By Randall Mayes
Design & Trend
January 18, 2015
Alan Alda talks about his motivation for championing effective science communication and The Flame Challenge. Continue reading

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Alda, Krauss explore science and art during ASU Origins event — Arizona State University News

By Joe Caspermeyer
Arizona State University News
January 16, 2015
At the Orpheum Theater in Arizona, Alan Alda discussed how communication is the bridge between science, the humanities and the public. Continue reading

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A Blind Date with Science — UC San Diego News Center

By Kim McDonald
UC San Diego News Center
January 15, 2015
At UC San Diego, Alan Alda encouraged how important it is for scientists to communicate with the public in a way that’s both engaging and informative. Continue reading

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Alan Alda’s Latest Science Challenge: What is Sleep? — WSHU Public Radio Group

By Tom Kuser and Ann Lopez
WSHU Public Radio Group
January 14, 2015
Alan Alda chats on the air about what kindled his love for science and inspired him to create The Flame Challenge. Continue reading

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Jargon is Jibberish: Alan Alda’s 10 Commandments of Science Communication — Leah Cannon

By Leah Cannon
Leahcanscience blog
January 12, 2015
Alan Alda’s 10 golden rules for effectively communicating science with the public. Continue reading

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The Little Question That Fueled Alan Alda’s Big Push For Plain-Spoken Science (PODCAST) — Huffington Post Science

Alan Alda believes communication will allow scientists to truly engage the public. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press/Richard Drew (April 26, 2013).

By David Freeman
Huffington Post Science
January 9, 2015
On the HuffPost Science podcast, Alan Alda discusses what drives him to encourage simpler science communication. Continue reading

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Alan Alda’s “Getting The Public Past a Blind Date with Science” Talk at UCSD — Comprendia

Alan Alda UCSD talk

By Comprendia
January 9, 2015
A recap of Alan Alda’s science communication talk and audience reactions from UC San Diego. Continue reading

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“What College Professors Can Learn From Alan Alda” — TIME

By Jon Marcus
TIME
January 8, 2015
The Alan Alda Center is impacting the way colleges teach by encouraging simple communication. Continue reading

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“Every Science Story is a Detective Story” — NeuWriteSD

UC San Diego's scientists and students sit down with Alan Alda for an in-depth discussion on the art of communication. Photo courtesy of NeuWriteSD (Jan. 7, 2014)

By Maya Sapiurka
NeuWriteSD
January 8, 2015
UC San Diego’s scientists and students sit down with Alan Alda for an in-depth discussion on the art of communication. Continue reading

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“Alan Alda creating love affair with science” — San Diego Source | The Daily Transcript

By Katherine Connor
San Diego Source | The Daily Transcript
January 7, 2015
Alan Alda explains how effective communication can help the community fall in love with science again. Continue reading

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“Alda teaches scientists to connect with public” — Q&A with U-T San Diego

By Gary Robbins
U-T San Diego
January 7, 2015
Q&A with Alan Alda on why it is vital for scientists to connect with the public through meaningful and effective communication. Continue reading

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