[islandlabs] Fwd: A celebration with Alan Alda and Brian Greene

Jonathan Dahan jedahan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 13:00:45 EDT 2010

I doubt they are checking IDs. I will be in queens for the Open Hardware
Summit, but though some people would like to check this out.

- Jonathan

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From: Eric W. Kaler, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
<ekaler at notes.cc.sunysb.edu>
Date: Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 3:07 PM
Subject: A celebration with Alan Alda and Brian Greene
To: "Dehan,Jonathan" <jdehan at ic.sunysb.edu>

To: Faculty, Staff and Students:

Dear Colleagues,

To celebrate the opening of our new Center for Communicating Science,
two exciting events will take place on Thursday, September 23.

As part of our Provost's Lecture series, physicist Brian Greene will
join special guest Alan Alda in a conversation called "Why
Communicating Science Matters." Brian Greene is one of the best-known
physicists and string theorists in the country and the author and
host of The Elegant Universe. His area of research, superstring
theory, has the potential to provide a single, all-encompassing
theory of the universe. Noted film actor and author Alan Alda, who is
the former host of Scientific American Frontiers, has been teaching
science graduate students to play improvisational theater games with
the goal of freeing them to talk about their work more spontaneously
and directly and to connect personally with their audience. Both men
have dedicated themselves to popularizing science for the public.

Their talk will take place in the Staller Center Auditorium from 4:00
pm to 5:00 pm. It is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

That same evening, the Center for Communicating Science will present
an exclusive screening of the IMAX Hubble 3D movie at the AMC Stony
Brook IMAX Theatre on Nesconset Highway at 8:00 pm. Alan Alda will
make a guest appearance and speak briefly about the Center's
activities. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children and
students. Seating is limited. For ticket information visit

The Center for Communicating Science, which works to train the next
generation of scientists to communicate more effectively with the
public, was established at Stony Brook in 2009 in collaboration with
Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. For
more information on the center visit

Please join me on September 23 to celebrate this landmark opening.

Eric W. Kaler
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
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