Seven-time Emmy Award-winner and M*A*S*H writer and actor Alan Alda will deliver the Council of Presidents Luncheon Address at the APLU Annual Meeting, being held November 15-17, 2015. Alda will speak November 16 on the importance of communicating scientific research effectively and share strategies for better communicating the value, findings, and implications of scientific research.
The Council of Presidents Luncheon is one of only two addresses to the entire Annual Meeting.
Alda’s lifelong interest in science led to his hosting the award-winning PBS series Scientific American Frontiers for 11 years, on which he interviewed hundreds of scientists. Also on PBS, he hosted The Human Spark, winning the 2010 Kavli Science Journalism Award, and Brains on Trial in 2013. He has won the National Science Board’s Public Service Award, the Scientific American Lifetime Achievement Award and the American Chemical Society Award for Public Service, among others. In 2014, he was named a fellow of the American Physical Society for his work in helping scientists improve their communication skills. He is a member of the Board of the World Science Festival and a Visiting Professor at Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Stony Brook University, part of the State University of New York, established the Alda Center for Communicating Science in 2009.
Alda’s talk on scientific research will be a major component of the APLU Annual Meeting, themed “Delivering the Future,” which is to include several other sessions focused on scientific research. Click here to register.