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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.

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