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Melanie Wallace: Senior Series Producer for NOVA

  • Location: University at Albany Performing Arts Center Recital Hall 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 Albany, NY 12222
  • Dates: October 22, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Price: Free and open to the public
  • Overview

    Melanie Wallace visits the University at Albany to help celebrate the College of Arts and Science's 25th anniversary by engaging in a conversation and CAS Keynote on Monday, October 22, 2018.

    Melanie Wallace, an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker, is the Senior Series Producer of NOVA, the most-watched and longest-running prime time science series on American television. 

    Now in its 45th year, NOVA features an extraordinary diversity of topics, from the latest breakthroughs in technology to the deepest mysteries of the natural world. In her role, Melanie and NOVA Senior Executive Producer Paula Apsell seek out new talent, innovative program ideas, and new co-production opportunities. 

    Melanie is the driving force behind deals brokered between NOVA and such international partners as the BBC, ARTE, ABC Australia, NHK, and CCTV. She also serves as an ambassador, traveling worldwide to promote the NOVA brand and to highlight the role NOVA plays in advancing science literacy.

    Conversation — 4:15 p.m., Standish Room, Science Library 

    CAS Keynote: “History, Science, and Truth in the 21st Century,” with film clips and Q&A — 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center