Stony Brook University to honor actor Alan Alda - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Stony Brook University to honor actor Alan Alda

Posted: Updated:
Alan Alda at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) Alan Alda at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) -

New York's Stony Brook University is paying tribute to Emmy Award-winner Alan Alda.

The actor will be honored next month for his work as a founding member of the university's Center for Communicating Science. It works to enhance the understanding of science.

Alda is slated to be the guest of honor at a fund-raising gala the university is holding in New York City on April 24.

Alda is best known for his starring role in the 1970s sitcom "M*A*S*H," but he has long had an interest in science. He is the host of the PBS series "Scientific American Frontiers."

Besides supporting Stony Brook's science center, Alda is a visiting professor at the university. It's on eastern Long Island.

  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Joan Rivers remains in NYC hospital

    Joan Rivers remains in NYC hospital

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:54:57 GMT
    Hollywood legend Joan Rivers, 81, remains in critical but stable condition at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. The comedian and TV host was undergoing an outpatient procedure at a clinic on the Upper East Side on Thursday when she went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a statement saying her mother was "resting comfortably."

    Hollywood legend Joan Rivers, 81, remains in critical but stable condition at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. The comedian and TV host was undergoing an outpatient procedure at a clinic on the Upper East Side on Thursday when she went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a statement saying her mother was "resting comfortably."

  • David Chase: Just kidding, Tony Soprano is not "not dead"

    David Chase: Just kidding, Tony Soprano is not "not dead"

    The "did Tony Soprano die?" mystery is back to being unsolved.
    The "did Tony Soprano die?" mystery is back to being unsolved.
  • Old TV shows still score ratings

    Old TV shows still score ratings

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:46:15 GMT
    In the TV neighborhood of YesterYear, there are shows a certain generation will never forget. It might sound crazy, but reruns of many 1990s classics still score big TV ratings. A recent Simpsons marathon on FXX, for example, averaged more than 1 million viewers. According to examiner.com, that was better than the competition at TBS, Comedy Central, and even the NFL Network.
    In the TV neighborhood of YesterYear, there are shows a certain generation will never forget. It might sound crazy, but reruns of many 1990s classics still score big TV ratings. A recent Simpsons marathon on FXX, for example, averaged more than 1 million viewers. According to examiner.com, that was better than the competition at TBS, Comedy Central, and even the NFL Network.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices