Stony Brook University to honor actor Alan Alda - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

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>>

  • Robert De Niro says Tribeca Film Festival is his passion

    Robert De Niro says Tribeca Film Festival is his passion

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:47:46 GMT
    Robert De Niro is a family man, a filmmaker, an entrepreneur and one of my favorite actors of all time. He's also a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, which has more to see than ever before. De Niro wears just as many hats on screen as he does in real life. The father of six starred in six films last year, owns four restaurants and a hotel, and still finds time each spring for the Tribeca Film Festival, Lower Manhattan's annual cinematic showcase.
    Robert De Niro is a family man, a filmmaker, an entrepreneur and one of my favorite actors of all time. He's also a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, which has more to see than ever before. De Niro wears just as many hats on screen as he does in real life. The father of six starred in six films last year, owns four restaurants and a hotel, and still finds time each spring for the Tribeca Film Festival, Lower Manhattan's annual cinematic showcase.
  • Lindsay Lohan's mom pleads guilty to DWI in NY

    Lindsay Lohan's mom pleads guilty to DWI in NY

    Actress Lindsay Lohan's mother has pleaded guilty in New York to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. Dina Lohan also pleaded guilty to speeding during her court appearance Tuesday on Long Island.
    Actress Lindsay Lohan's mother has pleaded guilty in New York to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. Dina Lohan also pleaded guilty to speeding during her court appearance Tuesday on Long Island.
  • MTV Movie Awards: Hunger Games wins big, a tribute to Paul Walker, and a star-studded opening

    MTV Movie Awards: Hunger Games wins big, a tribute to Paul Walker, and a star-studded opening

    Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards, which also featured a tribute to the late Paul Walker and a star-studded opening.
    Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards, which also featured a tribute to the late Paul Walker and a star-studded opening.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

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