April 2011 Accolades

Robinson Professors

Spencer R. Crew, Robinson Professor of American, African American and Public History, was the historical consultant for “Songs of Freedom,” an educational film that uses storytelling and contemporary music to teach the history of the Underground Railroad. “Songs of Freedom” has been nominated for the New York State Emmy Awards, and was named to the American Library Association’s 2011 Notable List. He also wrote “Public History: Past and Present,” a chapter in “The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History,” edited by Richard S. Kirkendall.

Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, presented a lecture on “Unanswered Questions in Deep Carbon Research” at the Japanese conference on deep carbon science, held in Sendai, the day before the great earthquake. He also presented lectures on deep carbon research and on the origins of life at the University of Southern California; at the Space Telescope Science Institute; and at a deep carbon conference at Airlie House in Warrenton, Va.

Hugh Heclo, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, presented a lecture on “Is America an Exceptional Nation?” at Michigan State University.

Harold Morowitz, Robinson Professor of Biology and Natural Philosophy, wrote “When PPLO Became Mycoplasma,” which was published in the March-April issue of the American Scientist.

John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Studies, presented “Religion and Conflict Resolution in Nigeria” at the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.

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