Alda Science Talk: Ask Alan

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:34

News of actor Alan Alda’s death have been wrong and just to prove it, he is scheduled to appear at SUNY. The information went viral earlier this week causing concern among fans. However the report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in The West Wing or M*A*S*H is alive and well.

MASH TV Star's representatives officially confirmed that Alan Alda is not dead. AA joins the long list of celebrities who've been victimized. He's still alive and well. The popular actor, writer, science advocate and professor at SUNY Stony Brook University will share one of his passions in a free, public talk entitled, “Getting Beyond a Blind Date With Science” on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m.

In his talk, Professor Alda will say why its so important for scientists, engineers and health pros to be able to effectively communicate. And how to do it better? He'll talk about his personal experiences, including his years as host of the TV series Scientific American Frontiers. The event is sponsored by the School of Journalism and its Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.

Stony Brook University’s Student Activities Center Auditorium
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6040*Seating is on a first come, first-served basis and is open to the public.

DIRECTIONS: From West, take the Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) eastbound to exit 62, and follow Nicolls Road (Route 97) north for 9 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left. To find the campus via GPS, enter the address "100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790."