Entries by Billye Potts

1992 Grawemeyer Award Recipient in Music Composition, Krzysztof Penderecki passes away

A Polish composer known for sending moral and political messages through his music, died on Sunday at his home in Krakow. He was 86. Krzysztof Penderecki won the Grawemeyer award in 1992 for his symphonic piece, “Adagio for Large Orchestra.” Commissioned by Radio France and the French secretary of state for the 200th anniversary of […]

UofL, seminary name 2020 Grawemeyer winners

UofL and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary announced 2020 winners of the $100,000 Grawemeyer Awards Dec. 2-6. Charles Grawemeyer, a UofL graduate and former seminary trustee, launched the awards program in 1984 to underscore the impact a single idea can have on the world. All of the 2020 award recipients will visit Louisville in April to […]

Analysis of creed advocating solidarity wins religion award

A religious scholar who explained how one of Christianity’s earliest creeds still applies to contemporary life has earned the 2020 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Stephen J. Patterson, a professor of religious and ethical studies at Willamette University, won the award for ideas he set forth in “The Forgotten Creed: Christianity’s Original Struggle against Bigotry, […]

Genes make us who we are, says 2020 psychology winner

A behavioral geneticist who found that DNA is the primary force shaping our personalities has won the 2020 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. Robert Plomin, research professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, developed his prize-winning idea based on 45 years of psychological studies in the United […]

Genes make us who we are, says 2020 psychology winner

A behavioral geneticist who found that DNA is the primary force shaping our personalities has won the 2020 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. Robert Plomin, research professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, developed his prize-winning idea based on 45 years of psychological studies in the United […]

UN must rethink its approach to environmental problems, 2020 winner in World Order

The United Nations can tackle global environmental challenges far more effectively by incorporating two overlooked parts of its mandate—human rights and peace—into its efforts. So says Ken Conca, an American University international relations professor who has won the 2020 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for the ideas set forth his […]