December 2010 Accolades

Robinson Professors

Spencer R. Crew, Robinson Professor of American, African American and Public History, was a session leader for the Seminar for Historical Administration sponsored by the American Association for State and Local History held in Indianapolis.

Paul D’Andrea, Robinson Professor of Theater and English, had his play, “Nathan the Wise,” produced at the Bay School in Blue Hill, Maine, as part of a project to make classic plays available to students at the pre-high school level.

Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, presented four papers and was the organizer of a special symposium on mineral evolution at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver. Hazen was also the Distinguished Scientist Lecturer at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas; the keynote lecturer at the Vienna Bioscience Center Conference on Origins of Life in Austria; and presented lectures at Rutgers University on the Deep Carbon Observatory and on mineral evolution.

Carma Hinton, Robinson Professor of Visual Culture and Chinese Studies, spoke at a contemporary Chinese art exhibit, “The World of Joyblins” by Liang Changsheng, at Northeastern University’s Gallery 360.

Harold Morowitz, Robinson Professor of Biology and Natural Philosophy, wrote a chapter titled “Teilhard’s Two Energies” with Nicole Schmitz-Moorman and James Salmon, SJ, in the new book, “The Legacy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.”

John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Affairs, participated in a discussion group at the Council on Foreign Relations on the upcoming Nigerian elections.

James Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics, lectured on “The Scientific Method,” “Introduction to Molecular Biology” and “Human Prospects: The Case for Optimism” at the Science in the Courts Conference in Captiva, Fla. He also lectured on “Galileo: Scientist and Popularizer” at the NOVA Galileo Festival.