The University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will announce the 2019 winners of four Grawemeyer Awards the first week in December, 2018. UofL presents the annual prizes for innovative ideas and works in music composition, world order, psychology and education and gives a religion prize jointly with the seminary. Award recipients will be named at […]
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James H. Cone, winner of the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion, died on April 28. He was 79. Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary President Michael Jinkins sent out the following message to the seminary community: Dear friends, I am deeply saddened to relay the news from President Serene Jones of Union Seminary, New York, that Dr. James […]
On April 10, JoAnne Marie Terrell, Associate Professor of Theology, Ethics and the Arts at Chicago Theological Seminary, presented the 2018 Grawemeyer Religion Award lecture on behalf of Dr. James H. Cone, who was unable to come to Louisville. Terrell is an expert in black theology, a former doctoral student of Dr. Cone and author […]
Winners of the 2018 Grawemeyer Awards were in Louisville April 10-12 to give free, public presentations about their award-winning ideas. Here’s a recap of what they said and what we learned. See story.
The 2018 winners of the Grawemeyer Award will be in Louisville in April to give free, public presentations about their award-winning ideas. Here’s the schedule: April 10 – Scott Straus, Ideas Improving World Order, Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library, 1 p.m. April 10 – Sara Goldrick-Rab, Education, Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library, 5 p.m. April […]
Robert Sternberg’s “successful intelligence” idea aims to broaden how students are tested and taught. Sternberg, a professor of human development, was selected for the prize for his view that intelligence encompasses several components that help people succeed in different ways in their own environments. Read More…
In The Cross and the Lynching Tree (Orbis Books, 2011), renowned theologian James H. Cone passionately conjoins the provocative images of the first-century cross and the twentieth-century lynching tree. His work and ideas have earned him the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Read More…
A Temple University professor who conducted painstaking research into the modern struggle to pay for a college education in the United States has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education. Read More.
Political science professor and author Scott Straus has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for his 2015 book, “Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa.” Read More…
Danish composer Bent Sorensen has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for a triple concerto. The piece, L’isola della Città (The Island in the City), is for violin, cello and piano soloists and is played continuously in five movements. Read more