August 9, 2011

August 2011 Accolades

Robinson Professors

Spencer R. Crew, Robinson Professor of American, African American and Public History, was a featured expert on the broadcast of PBS’s “History Detectives,” regarding the use of John Brown’s pike during the raid on Harper’s Ferry.

Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, presented the following lectures: “The Co-evolution of the Geo- and Biosphere” at the U.S. Geological Survey Western Region Colloquium; “Deep Microbial Life” at the University of Bremen; “The Carbon Cycle” at the Institute de Physique du Globe in Paris, France; “Mineral Surfaces” at the University of Liverpool, England; and “The Origins of Life” at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

Hugh Heclo, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, coached high school students from the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School representing Virginia in the “We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution” competition held annually in Washington, D.C. They won the gold medal.

Carma Hinton, Robinson Professor of Visual Culture and Chinese Studies, served on the jury at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, judging eight documentaries from around the world competing for Best Documentary and Outstanding Documentary Awards.

John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Studies, presented a paper on “Post-Election Conflict Management in Nigeria: The Challenge of National Unity” at a conference on West Africa in St. Louis. He also participated in a forum on Nigeria sponsored by the Open Society Foundation.