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Stony Brook Professors to Appear on Television

Stony Brook professors Alan Alda and Carl Safina will appear on television during the coming days to discuss their involvement in initiatives and issues of interest to wide audiences.

Alda, a visiting professor at Stony Brook, will be talking about the Flame Challenge  live on NPR’s “Science Friday” on December 13 at 2:20 pm, and will also appear live on Bloomberg-TV on Wednesday, December 17  at 5:30 pm. The Flame Challenge is an international contest in which scientists – from graduate students to senior researchers – are challenged to communicate complex science in ways that will interest and enlighten 11-year-olds, who judge the contest. Stony Brook’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science sponsors the annual contest.

Safina, director of the Safina Center at Stony Brook, has been interviewed by NBC News for an upcoming segment about attempts to quantify the trillions of pieces of plastic in the ocean. The report is expected to air on Sunday, December 14, at 6:30 pm. Safina is Endowed Research Professor for Nature and Humanity at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at SBU, where he is also co-chair of the Journalism School’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.


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