Category: Education

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy win education award for “The Political Classroom”

Winners say classrooms are ‘unusual political places’ Immigration. Gun control. Abortion. Gay rights. Religion. Are these and other polarizing topics too controversial to be discussed in today’s high school classrooms? According to Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy, co-winners of the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, teachers should encourage conversations about difficult political […]

UofL, Louisville Seminary to name 2017 Grawemeyer Award winners

The University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will announce the 2017 winners of five Grawemeyer Awards Nov. 28 – Dec. 2. UofL presents the annual prizes for outstanding works in music composition, ideas improving world order, psychology and education and gives a religion prize jointly with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Recipients will be […]

William G. Bowen, 2001 Grawemeyer Award in Education co-recipient, passes away

William G. Bowen, co-winner of the 2001 Grawemeyer Award in Education, died last week. He was 83. Bowen and Derek Bok were recognized for their book, The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions, which outlined their research study on the academic, employment and life histories of more […]

2013 Grawemeyer Award in Education winner receives the LEGO prize 2016

Pasi Sahlberg, who earned the 2013 Grawemeyer Award in Education for outlining in the book “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?” his country’s approach to educational reform, has been awarded the LEGO prize 2016. From PasiSahlberg.com:  Former schoolteacher Pasi Sahlberg is the winner of the LEGO® Prize 2016. Finnish Sahlberg […]

2016 Grawemeyer Award winners

2016 recipients discuss their Grawemeyer Award-winning works

“It validates these ideas and says that they really matter,” said Susan R. Holman of winning the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. “It is an incredible honor. It is an immense responsibility—a sense of how can I pay back with my life for this recognition?” Holman and her fellow 2016 Grawemeyer Award recipients—Hans Abrahamsen, Gary […]

Grawemeyer Award in Education winners to discuss reform at international gathering of educational researchers

University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development to present Presidential Session at the 2016 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting   Four recipients of the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education will participate in an April 11 panel discussion at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The panelists […]

Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks

Recipients of the 2016 Grawemeyer Award will discuss their winning works at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in April. UofL presents the annual prizes for outstanding works in music composition, ideas improving world order, psychology and education and gives a religion prize jointly with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. This year’s awards […]