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The homepage for Bill McKibbens activist organization, 350.org. SCREENSHOT OF 350.org

Dr. Bill McKibben speaks on the future of climate change and activism at SBU

Steven Keehner January 14, 2021
World-renowned environmentalist Dr. Bill McKibben gave his outlook for climate change in a Stony Brook University sponsored colloquium on Jan. 6.
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WSHU hosts an informative conversation about the current political climate

Lajiere Blake November 2, 2020
On Friday, Oct. 30, WSHU held a virtual discussion titled “Through the Looking Glass: A Campaign Like No Other” with a panel of journalists, professors and media critics.
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SBU holds annual Postdoc event for Stony Brook researchers

Fanni Frankl November 21, 2019
The SBU Postdoc Spotlight presented a snapshot of the research and discovery conducted by Stony Brook’s postdoctoral scholars.
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Students protesting for climate policy action on the academic mall on Sept. 26, 2019. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

The 2020 U.S. presidential election will make or break our planet

James Bowen November 18, 2019
With a climate change skeptic in office, and older generations apathetic to the consequences of global warming, young climate change advocates find their cries for climate change reform falling on deaf ears.
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Visiting School of Journalism professor Alan Alda was given the Lifetime Achievement Award. Alda is the 55th recipient of the prestigious award. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Actor and visiting SBU professor Alan Alda wins lifetime SAG award

Emily Clute February 18, 2019
At the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Alan Alda, visiting professor in the School of Journalism and actor, was the 55th recipient of the Life Achievement Award, the most prestigious award given for both career achievement and humanitarian efforts.
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Baquet answers questions from Howard Schneider, the dean of the School of Journalism, at Thursdays My Life As... event. SKYLER GILBERT/THE STATESMAN

Uncertainty in School of Journalism as dean nears end of tenure

Mike Adams December 12, 2018
After founding and leading the School of Journalism for 12 years, the 72-year-old announced that this semester would be his last as dean in a Sept. 26 email sent out to the school’s 221 students.
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Stony Brook student Yaqi Zhang presents her research at the New York Scientific Data Summit. STRIDE AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY/FACEBOOK

STRIDE helps Stony Brook scientists explain their work

Brianne Ledda February 11, 2018
Stony Brook scientists are working to better explain their projects to the general public as part of a collaboration with communications experts.
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EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas visits the University College London in 2015. UCL MATHEMATICAS AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

EU Commissioner talks the future of science

Rebecca Liebson April 23, 2017
During his visit to the Alda Center, Moedas set out to learn how to better alleviate the paranoia surrounding science through storytelling.
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Electron movies win the second Discovery Prize Competition

Electron movies win the second Discovery Prize Competition

Taylor Ha April 17, 2017
Armed with whittled-down scientific jargon and imaginative analogies, four Stony Brook University faculty members used their scientific research to compete for the $200,000 Discovery Prize.
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Scientist discusses DNA research over drinks

Scientist discusses DNA research over drinks

Kayla McKiski October 9, 2016
Chris Vakoc, a biomedical scientist from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, sat down with journalism professor Graham Chedd as a part of the Science on Tap series at the Stony Brook Yacht Club Tuesday night to discuss the CRISPR-Cas9 system.
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Alda Center partners with UT Austin to teach science communication

Ariel Rahimzada December 4, 2015
The improvisation and distilling techniques help doctors engage their audience and their patients by avoiding complex medical jargon without leaving things out.
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Fifth annual Flame Challenge question announced

Fifth annual Flame Challenge question announced

Andrew Goldstein November 9, 2015
The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science has announced the question for its fifth annual Flame Challenge: “What is sound?”
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