March 2012 Accolades
Spencer R. Crew, Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History, recorded a video about the Underground Railroad for New Jersey Public TV. He also presented “The Great Migration of African Americans: Making the ‘Color Line’ National” as part of New Mexico State University’s lecture series, Arriving in America: The Challenge of Immigrants and Minorities in Modern American History.
Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, received the Outstanding Faculty Award, Virginia’s highest honor for educators at the state’s public and private colleges and universities, in February. He also presented a lecture on “Origins of Life” at the University of California, Davis.
Hugh Heclo, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, presented “Ronald Reagan: The Making of a Politician” at the Seventh Annual Ronald Reagan Symposium at Regent University.
Harold Morowitz, Robinson Professor of Biology and Natural Philosophy, had his 50 years of study on the origin of life theory detailed in “Not Your Grandfather’s Origin of Life Theory” in the Santa Fe Institute Bulletin, vol. 26, 2012.
Steven Pearlstein, Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs, spoke at Grinnell College as part of a three-day symposium on the Global Economic Crisis; made a presentation to the TiE group of local entrepreneurs at the Tower Club in Northern Virginia; and moderated a panel on jobs and the economy at a gathering of United Auto Workers, local leaders and political activists in Washington, D.C.