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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 […]

Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

The 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series presents Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan Dana Burde Winner of the 2017 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order April 18, 2017, 1 p.m. Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium Education and political science scholar and former aid worker Dana Burde will discuss her award-winning work, which examines […]

Play

The 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series presents Play Andrew Norman Winner of the 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition April 6, 2017, 3 p.m. School of Music, Bird Recital Hall American composer Andrew Norman will discuss his award-winning orchestral work, Play, which explores the relationship of choice and chance, free will and control. It investigates […]

2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series

  The Grawemeyer Awards program pays tribute to the power of creative ideas, emphasizing the impact a single idea can have on the world. The 2017 recipients will visit Louisville in April to discuss their award-winning ideas.   The schedule for the 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series (view flyer), which is free and open to […]

Past Grawemeyer Religion Award winner Tim Tyson releases new book

New evidence and political history offers a fresh look at the 1955 murder of Emmett Till. The 1955 lynching in Mississippi of a fourteen-year-old African American boy from Chicago named Emmett Till, came in the wake of the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared public school segregation unconstitutional. The men accused of the lynching were […]

Martha Nussbaum - 2017 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, 05.01.2017

Former Grawemeyer Award winner in education named the 2017 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities

Martha Nussbaum, world-renowned philosopher, author, law professor and former Grawemeyer Award winner in education is scheduled to deliver the 2017 Jefferson Lecture in Humanities at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on Monday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. According to a press release from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Jefferson Lecture is the highest […]

“Mysteries of Human Memory” to air on Kentucky public television

In January, Kentucky’s PBS affiliate, KET, will air a 90-minute Grawemeyer Award in Psychology event, “Mysteries of Human Memory.” The panel discussion, held at the Kentucky Center for the Arts as part of the fall 2015 Grawemeyer Awards 30th Anniversary Celebration, features former Grawemeyer Award in Psychology winners and prominent memory experts Elizabeth Loftus, James […]