April 17, 2013

April 2013 Accolades

Spencer R. Crew, Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History, spoke on “The Underground Railroad in Virginia” at the Prince William County three-day program “Lest We Forget,” a conference on enslavement and emancipation. He also spoke at the Trinity School in New York City on “The Work of a Public Historian” and “The Great Migration of African Americans.”

Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, was the keynote speaker at the Deep Carbon Science conference at the U.S. National Academies of Science, at the EarthCube Stakeholders meeting at the Smithsonian Institution, and at the Earth-Life Science Initiative Symposium in Tokyo. He presented lectures at the Harvard University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and presented a public lecture on evolution as part of the Harvard Natural History Museum “Evolution matters” series. Hazen was featured on more than 400 international TV, radio, and print media features in conjunction with the release of “Carbon in Earth,” a comprehensive survey of the physical, chemical and biological behavior of carbon in Earth, which he co-authored and edited.


Steven Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs, moderated a panel discussion in Chicago at a conference hosted by the Aspen Institute and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. The conference was titled “Rethinking Shareholder Value and the Purpose of the Corporation.”


James Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics, presented three talks at the Economics Institute for Judges in Orange, Calif.: “The Scientific Method,” “Elements of Scientific Decision Making” and “The Extinction of the Dinosaurs: The Scientific Method in Action.” He also presented “The Other 98 Percent: Science Education for Everyone – A Story in Three Heresies,” at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.