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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Laura Lindenfeld Participates in Conversation at Aspen Institute

    Aspen Institute Conversation: "Challenging the Orthodoxy of How Americans View Science in Society" October 2, 2018 The Aspen Institute Washington, DC Christopher Volpe (Executive Director of ScienceCounts), Mary Woolley (President & CEO of R ...

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    Alda Center Partners with ScienceCounts

    The Alda Method® of communication training is distinct in that our approach fosters genuine connections and emphasizes listening skills. We use improvisational theater techniques to help scientists communicate in ways that land with audiences. Understandi ...

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    Alda Center to Launch New Alda Medical Program in December 2018

    Banner Image:  IMMERSION 2018 Dive deep into The Alda Medical Experience™ with Immersion 2018 Connect to Care. Over two days, you will experience the power of improvisation to transform health care communication. High quality health care relies on our abi ...

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    We're Hiring! Postdoctoral Associate in Climate Change Communication

    The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will contribute to research on climate change science communication and help advance the Center’s research-based curriculum. This Postdoct ...