Category: Award Categories

Remembering Karel Husa, 1993 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition recipient

The University of Louisville and the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition note with sadness the passing of composer Karel Husa on Dec. 14 at the age of 95.  Husa won the Grawemeyer in 1993 for his Cello Concerto, commissioned and premiered by noted cellist Lynn Harrel.  Mr. Husa had won many other major prizes and […]

Marsha Linehan wins psychology award for Dialectical Behavior Therapy

A University of Washington psychology professor who developed a therapy to treat chronically suicidal patients and extended its power to help people with borderline personality and other disorders has won the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. Marsha Linehan, director of UW’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, Center for Behavioral Technology, was selected […]

Gary Dorrien wins religion award for examination of the Black Social Gospel

The Black Social Gospel emerged from the trauma of Reconstruction to ask what a “new abolition” would require in American society. It became an important tradition of religious thought and resistance, helping to create an alternative public sphere of excluded voices and providing the intellectual underpinnings of the civil rights movement. This tradition has been […]

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 […]

Dana Burde receives world order award for “Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan”

Education and political science scholar and former aid worker Dana Burde has won the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for examining the influence foreign-backed funding for education has on war-torn countries and how such aid affects humanitarian and peace-building efforts. Burde, associate professor of international education at New York […]

Andrew Norman wins music award for “Play”

“Play,” a 47-minute orchestral work by American composer Andrew Norman, is the winner of the prestigious 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. In three movements, “Play” explores the relationship of choice and chance, free will and control. It investigates the ways musicians in an orchestra can play with, against, or apart from […]

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 […]

Irving Gottesman

Irving Gottesman, 2013 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology recipient, passes away

Irving Gottesman, winner of the 2013 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology, died on June 29.  He was 85. His Grawemeyer Award-winning idea, the endophenotype concept in schizophrenia, changed assumptions about the origins of psychological disease. Gottesman is widely acclaimed for his contributions to the mental health field, which included research that uncovered a genetic link to […]