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Alda aims to cut out jargon

on May 01, 2013 10:20 AM

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Award-winning film and TV star Alan Alda is on a mission to teach physicians, physicists and scientists of all types to ditch the jargon and get their points across in clear, simple language.

The former host of the long-running PBS series “Scientific American Frontiers” is a founder and visiting professor of journalism at the Stony Brook University Center for Communicating Science, which has just been named in his honor.

“There’s no reason for the jargon when you’re trying to communicate the essence of the science to the public because you’re talking what amounts to gibberish to them,” Alda said in a recent interview.

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