1. Event

    TBC: Hone Your Confidence and "Take Your Space"

    Event Date:  October 26, 2016- 12:30pm EDT Description:  Lydia Franco-Hodges, MFA, Actor and Alda Center Improvisation Instructor will help you develop the mind-body connection and “take your space” without appearing arrogant or intimidating. You’ll leave ...

  2. Blog Post

    Why Research for the Pure Sake of Knowing is Enough

    From PBS Newshour by Judy Woodruff Biologist Sheila Patek has faced criticism for her research on mantis shrimp and trap-jaw ants. In recent months, members of Congress have called her studies a waste of taxpayer money. Tonight, she explains how ...

  3. Blog Post

    Why Is Alan Alda So Interested in Science?

    During a trip to Australia this spring to announce a partnership with  Australian National University, Alan Alda shared his thoughts on science and why he is so interested in it. The interview was recently released as part of National Science Week, a ...

  4. Blog Post

    Five Questions with... Alan Alda

    Stony Brook University has launched a series of video interviews with leaders from every field to share ambitious ideas and imaginative solutions for education and the global future. Our very own Alan Alda is featured as one of the interviewees, speaking ...

  5. Blog Post

    The Case to "Ban Jargon!"

    ​ We are proud to share Alda Center Instructor Roxanne Kahmsi’s recent opinion piece in The Week, which makes the “life and death” case for banning jargon. In addition to sharing the story of a patient who died as a result of “jargon abuse” by a physician ...

  6. Blog Post

    Science Communication and Democracy

    From the Public Understanding of Science initiative in the mid-1950s, to decades-later controversy about nuclear power and genetically modified crops, the public has become increasingly aware and involved in decisions about science.   Of course, ...

  7. Event

    Online Coaching: Request a Session

    Description:  Need a personal trainer?  If you're in need of a little assistance with a tough communication challenge, please contact us to schedule an online coaching session with an  Alda  Center faculty member or instructor. Goal(s):  Advocacy ...