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Humanities Institute


Chancellor’s Colloquium

An Evening Talk with Alan Alda

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center

6:30 PM

Alan Alda: Famed actor (MASH and The West Wing), host of the PBS series Scientific American Frontiers (1993-2005) and founding board member of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and the founder and chief executive officer of Alda Communication Training.

With the mission of helping scientist make their research clear to the public, Alan Alda will give his address “Getting beyond a Blind Date with Science.” He will speak of his experience on PBS and from the research conducted at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, where faculty specialize in science, technology, engineering, math, medicine, journalism, communications, public policy and theater.

Please note: The venue has filled quickly and it is suggested that if interested, people should start lining up at 5 p.m. the day of Alda’s talk and if any tickets are returned the Mondavi Center will give them out on a first come first serve basis. 

The UC Davis Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speakers Series, established in 2010, invites leaders in government, industry, and higher education who promise to spark engaging conversations with our academic community and the broader public around pressing issues of the day. Intended to heighten local and national awareness of the research at UC Davis, the series reaches across disciplines and colleges to foster critical dialogue and creative engagement, a core mission of the Humanities Institute. Each forum features a focused presentation by a renowned speaker on a new vision for university-based research, followed by a forum discussion with faculty and policy experts on that vision and possibilities of transforming it into action. Prior to the public lectures, speakers sit down for a series of more intimate meetings with a diverse group of faculty, students, and administrators to discuss current research programs and explore future research opportunities.

Great universities are characterized by the many contributions they make to the societies they serve.

For additional information, please visit the Chancellor’s website.


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