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    How Alan Alda Is Helping Scientists Translate Jargon

    Scientific language can be difficult to parse through for anyone not well-versed in the field. That’s where acclaimed actor Alan Alda comes in. Through the Alda Center for Communicating Science, he’s helping experts better communicate their work, using pr ...

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    Alan Alda Honored at Stony Brook Commencement

    When Alan Alda received his honorary doctorate of fine arts at Stony Brook University’s 59th commencement May 24, he exhorted the more than 7,500 graduates to look deep within themselves to find what will motivate them throughout their lives and careers. ...

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    Alda Center Aids SBU Basic Research Competition

    Months of preparation came down to 10 minutes on stage in front of an audience and a panel of judges. Four scientists were competing for Stony Brook University’s Discovery Prize, worth $200,000 to support their research. The scientists, all young SBU facu ...

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    Translating Research to Practice in the Alda Method

    Photo by Megan Bean The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science continues to expand its evidence-based approach to science communication training with the launch of a new research study to further understand the Alda Method’s impact on scientists’ comm ...

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    Stony Brook’s Alda Center hosts applied improvisation conference

    Improvisation does so much more than make people laugh. It builds connection, trust, and empathy between people from all walks of life. Improv can be used to break down cultural barriers, to assist with recovering from humanitarian crises, and to help sci ...

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    Researchers call for communication training cohesion

    A new white paper, published by science communication researchers and trainers, offers a framework for defining core competencies in science communication and calls for analysis and assessment of how scientists are trained to communicate, in an effort to ...

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    Survey examines scientists’ attitudes toward public engagement

    View Assessing Scientists' Willingness to Engage in Science Communication Many U.S. scientists say they are eager to share their work with the public, but feel ill-equipped to do so, according to a recent study. Scientists surveyed said they were the ...

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    Stony Brook’s Alda Center marks 10 years

    In the past decade, 15,000 scientists, medical professionals, and other researchers have learned to share their work more effectively through workshops with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Thousands more have been introduced to the Center’ ...