Author: The Robinson Professors

Laurie Robinson to Become Newest Robinson Professor in the Fall

Laurie Robinson will become the Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society this fall. She has twice served as a Senate-confirmed, Presidentially-appointed Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs. Her three years of service

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Professor Crew Appointed as OAH Distinguished Lecturer

Professor Crew has been appointed as an OAH Distinguished Lecturer. He is one of twenty-five speakers to join the program for the 2012-13 year. OAH lecturers speak at college campuses and conferences, as well as historical societies, libraries, museums, and

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Of Slaves and Ships: Students Trace the Route of Pearl Escapees

Of Slaves and Ships: Students Trace the Route of Pearl Escapees By Buzz McClain “If you look over there, you can see the Capitol building,” Mason historian Spencer R. Crew said, pointing to the right windows of the van. “And

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May 2012 Accolades

Robinson Professors Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, presented keynote lectures on “What Minerals Were Present at Life’s Origins?” at the Astrobiology Science Conference in Atlanta, and on “Mineral-Molecule Interactions” at the American Chemical Society meeting in San Diego.

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Professor Pearlstein Gives the Annual Gortner Lecture

On Monday, April 16th, Professor Pearlstein gave the annual Gortner Lecture. This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Public and International Affairs. Every year, PIA honors a professional active in the field of public affairs and asks him or

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How Obamacare Will Save American Healthcare

Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, one of the architects of the Obama health reform plan, spoke on “How Obamacare Will Save American Healthcare,” on Monday, April 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema. The lecture was sponsored by the Department

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The World’s Water Crisis: Can We Afford to Ignore It?

Professor Carma Hinton organized a panel of international experts to address the world’s water crisis during GMU’s International and Earth Week. The panelists reported on increasing water shortages around the world. They discussed how these shortages will affect all of

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April 2012 Accolades

Robinson Professors Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, presented lectures on “origins of life” at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; the University of South Dakota; and the University of California, Davis. He also presented a lecture on “diamond

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Ronald Reagan: The Making of a Politician

Professor Heclo presented “Ronald Reagan: The Making of a Politician” at the Seventh Annual Ronald Reagan Symposium at Regent University. At this conference, distinguished scholars discussed “what traits of [Ronald Reagan’s] should Americans look for in choosing their next president?”

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March 2012 Accolades

Robinson Professors Spencer R. Crew, Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History, recorded a video about the Underground Railroad for New Jersey Public TV. He also presented “The Great Migration of African Americans: Making the ‘Color Line’ National”

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