December 2012 Accolades
Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, delivered the Condon Lecture on the origin of life and the Moore Lecture on mineral evolution, both at Oregon State University. He also presented the following: a keynote lecture on deep carbon mineralogy at the Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting in Charlotte, N.C.; the keynote address on mineral evolution to the Virginia Community College System’s science conference in Virginia Beach, Va.; and a lecture on the co-evolution of the geosphere and biosphere at the Coast Geological Society in Ventura, Calif.
Harold Morowitz, Robinson Professor of Biology and Natural Philosophy, was the co-author of “Framing the Question of Fine-Tuning for Intermediary Metabolism,” a chapter in the new book “Fitness of the Cosmos for Life,” published by Cambridge University Press.
Steven Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs, spoke to the Consumer Federation of America at its annual legislative conference in Washington, D.C. He was also named one of the Washington Business Journal’s 100 most influential people in Washington, D.C., for 2012.