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  • The secret to good Communication? Alan Alda shares his wisdom on Relationships and Science 26 June 2017

    Several years ago, actor Alan Alda led about 20 engineering students at the University of Southern California in an improv session. The students gave short talks about their research and then spent three hours trying the same exercises

  • TCC Facilitates Proposal for Funding Writeshop for FANRPAN Country Node Programme Managers 15 May 2017

    The Food Agriculture and Natural  Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) brought together  14  national node Programme Managers  to come up with a  proposal that would  be submitted to the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). This was done at the FANRPAN Common Vision Workshop, held in Nairobi from 26-27 March 2017. The focus  areas  of the proposal  was on  Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture  and  Climate Smart Agriculture.

  • TCC offers two Courses in Communication in January and February 20 March 2017

    The Training Centre in Communication  facilitated two courses in Scientific Communication and Publishing and Communicating to Non-Scientists in January and February respectively.

  • Scientists Need to Stop “Othering” the General Public 06 January 2017

    It wasn’t until my fourth year of research in undergrad that I had a strange thought: Am I no longer part of the “general public?” It was an exciting thought — it felt great to be part of some exclusive club in which some of the smartest people were members. My mind was consumed by my research, so […]

  • Battling bad science 05 January 2017

    Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they’re right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed,

  • How to keep up with the scientific literature 04 January 2017

    ew aspects of scientific work may be as crucial—and yet as easy to neglect—as reading the literature. Beginning a new research project or writing a grant application can be good opportunities for extensive literature searches,