Alda Is a Building

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

   Alan Alda, the actor, director, writer, and educator, was honored on April 24 at the Stony Brook Foundation’s annual fund-raising event, held at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. The benefit raised more than $4 million, which will help pay for the university’s new Center for Communicating Science.
    The university’s president, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., announced to the 750 guests at the event, among them the Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Dr. Eric Kandel, that the building will henceforth be known as the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.