UVM will be hosting actor Alan Alda for their Burack Lecture Series for a talk titled “Helping the Public Get Beyond a Blind Date with Science”. The talk will take place on Monday, February 2nd at 4pm at UVM’s Davis Center Livak Ballroom.
Here’s the details:
Alda, actor, director and writer, has had a lifelong interest in science. In addition to his well-known roles in M*A*S*H and West Wing, he hosted PBS’ Scientific American Frontiers from 1993 to 2005. After interviewing hundreds of scientists, he became convinced that many researchers have wonderful stories to tell, but some need help in telling them. Alda played an important role in the creation of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and has led workshops that use improvisational theater games to help scientists communicate more directly and personally. He was co-chair of the 2009 World Science Festival in New York City, hosted the 2010 documentary miniseries The Human Spark, and has written a play about the life of Marie Curie.