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Alan Alda Mossman Lecture

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the second Mossman Lecture, featuring actor and science educator Alan Alda, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, in the Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building.

We are pleased to offer this free program to our campus and the greater community. Free parking will be available in the G-10 Parking Garage.

Alda is best known for his 58-year career in entertainment and his role as Captain Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H. An actor, writer, and director, he has received six Emmy Awards and six Golden Globe Awards.

He now applies his talents and skills to help further the public’s understanding of science. He has a passion for science communication and helping scientists share their stories effectively with the public. Alda served for 14 years as host of Scientific American Frontiers, a television show that explored cutting-edge advances in science and technology.

In 2009, he founded the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, based in the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York. The center works to enhance understanding of science by helping train the next generation of scientists and professionals to tell their stories more effectively with the public, officials, and the media. Alda also serves as a visiting professor in Stony Brook’s School of Journalism.

The Mossman Lecture Series is made possible by a generous endowment provided by the late Ken and Blaire Mossman. The couple met when they were students in 1968 and were married for more than 40 years. They established the series to share the power and wonder of science with the campus and greater community.

The Mossman Lecture should be an informative and entertaining evening. I hope to see you there.