December 2015 Accolades
Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, was named the 2016 Roebling Medalist of the Mineralogical Society of America—the highest career award in mineralogy. He was inducted as a fellow of the Geological Society of America at their annual meeting in Baltimore. He presented lectures on deep carbon in Providence, R.I., and on mineral-molecule interactions at a conference on origins of life in Washington, D.C. He also performed on trumpet in Bach’s Cantata 110 at Emmanuel Music in Boston, Mass.
Carma Hinton, Robinson Professor of Visual Culture and Chinese Studies, was a keynote speaker at the New England Chinese Language Teachers Association conference at Brown University.
Steven Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, moderated a roundtable panel at the Brookings Institution on the topic “Short-termism in Corporate America.”
Laurie O. Robinson, Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, spoke on federal and state sentencing reform at the National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys conference in Phoenix. She gave talks on policing reform before the White House Fellows Foundation in Washington, D.C., and at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
James Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics, presented “Scientific Methodology” and “Expert Testimony” at the Economics Institute for Judges, George Mason University Law and Economics Center.