Category: Award Categories

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 […]

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 […]