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(asterisk)A(asterisk)S(asterisk)H," but he has long had an interest in science. He's 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.