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  • Kaupp, Ann
    Alan Alda hosted Scientific American Frontiers. I happened to walk by Dennis Stanford s office a few years ago when Alda was interviewing him. From:
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 3, 2012
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      Alan Alda hosted Scientific American Frontiers. I happened to walk by Dennis Stanford's office a few years ago when Alda was interviewing him.


      From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Deborah Shepherd
      Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 9:02 PM
      To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [SACC-L] Alan Alda to the rescue



      Alda used to do a Smithsonian-something television show with 3 or 4 segments
      in an hour. (Ann will know!) He had one on primate intelligence that I
      showed to my students once.

      Deborah

      From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com<mailto:SACC-L%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com<mailto:SACC-L%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of
      Lloyd Miller
      Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 6:44 PM
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      Subject: [SACC-L] Alan Alda to the rescue

      I just saw a piece on the PBS News Hour tonight that showcased Alan Alda's
      efforts to make science more understandable to young people, and apparently
      he's been quite successful, according to the young students interviewed and
      observed on the program. Maybe there's hope!

      Lloyd

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    • Deborah Shepherd
      Yes, that s right. The heat fried my brain several days ago. Hope everyone is doing okay. Deborah ... From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
      Message 2 of 6 , Jul 3, 2012
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        Yes, that's right. The heat fried my brain several days ago. Hope everyone
        is doing okay.

        Deborah

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        From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
        Katrina Worley
        Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 9:12 PM
        To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [SACC-L] Alan Alda to the rescue

        I think you're thing of the Scientific American Frontiers show he did for
        PBS (http://www.pbs.org/saf/). I use some of those episodes in my various
        classes. There are a couple dealing with primate behavior ("Prime-Time
        Primates", "Chimp Minds" and "Chimps R US"), and a number that I show in
        archaeology ("Coming Into America", "Unearthing Secret America" and "The
        Secret Canyon"). The episodes are viewable from the PBS website, and some
        can be purchased for a couple of bucks through iTunes (I load them onto my
        iPad, so I can show them whenever it seems appropriate). They're engaging,
        and Alda does the "wow! that's so cool" thing without it being annoying. As
        my students would say, I <3 Alan Alda.

        Katrina
        --
        Katrina Worley

        History: special people in special places at special times.
        Anthropology: everyone else the rest of the time...




        On Jul 2, 2012, at 6:02 PM, Deborah Shepherd wrote:

        > Alda used to do a Smithsonian-something television show with 3 or 4
        > segments in an hour. (Ann will know!) He had one on primate
        > intelligence that I showed to my students once.
        >
        > Deborah
        >
        > From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
        > Of Lloyd Miller
        > Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 6:44 PM
        > To: SACC ListServ
        > Subject: [SACC-L] Alan Alda to the rescue
        >
        > I just saw a piece on the PBS News Hour tonight that showcased Alan
        > Alda's efforts to make science more understandable to young people,
        > and apparently he's been quite successful, according to the young
        > students interviewed and observed on the program. Maybe there's hope!
        >
        > Lloyd
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
        >



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