Category: Award Categories

Robert Sternberg wins Grawemeyer Award for Psychology

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…

James Cone wins 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

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…

Sara Goldrick-Rab wins Grawemeyer Award in Education

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.

Scott Straus wins Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

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…

Bent Sorensen wins Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition

 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

2018 Grawemeyer Award winners to be announced

The University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will announce the 2018 winners of five Grawemeyer Awards beginning Nov. 27. UofL presents the annual prizes for innovative ideas and outstanding works in music composition, world order, psychology and education and gives a religion prize jointly with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Recipients will be named on […]

2017 recipients: Inspiration, innovation and action for a better world

“We’re going to engage you in a discussion of a political, controversial issue,” said Paula McAvoy to the nearly 30 Central High School students assembled in the school library. The students had filtered slowly into the room that morning to participate in an exercise similar to those that McAvoy and her colleague, Diana Hess, observed […]

Breaking White Supremacy: The Black Social Gospel as New Abolitionism

The 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series presents Breaking White Supremacy: The Black Social Gospel as New Abolitionism Gary Dorrien Winner of the 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Religion April 18, 2017, 7 p.m. Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Caldwell Chapel The Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s left a lasting impact on how our society […]

The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education

The 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series presents The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy Winners of the 2017 Grawemeyer Award for Education April 19, 2017, 5 p.m. Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium Authors Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy believe that teachers should encourage conversations about difficult political issues because […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Where We Are, Where We Were and Where We’re Going

The 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series presents Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Where We Are, Where We Were and Where We’re Going Marsha Linehan Winner of the 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology April 20, 2017, 12 p.m. Strickler Hall, Middleton Auditorium Dr. Linehan will discuss her groundbreaking Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which balances acceptance and commitment to change […]