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    Tossing Different Balls

    Description:  Set Up Have participants stand in two lines as far from their partner as possible, but at least a foot off the wall.  Instruct them to throw an imaginary ball to their partner and pay attention to the size, weight, shape and speed of the ...

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    The Mirror Exercise

    Description:  Set Up Have the participants work in pairs. The Exercise Have each set of partners decide who is person A and who is person B.  Tell them that Person B is a mirror, and will mirror Person A’s every move.   They do not have to do typical ...

  3. Blog Post

    Kavli Conversations: The Swarm Inside

    What happens when leading journalists who cover science and eminent scientists who reach mass audiences get together to exchange ideas? What do their differing perspectives tell us about how science communication is changing and how we can do it better? ...

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    Kavli Conversations: Surviving the Extinction Crisis

    What happens when leading journalists who cover science and eminent scientists who reach mass audiences get together to exchange ideas? What do their differing perspectives tell us about how science communication is changing and how we can do it better? ...

  5. 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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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