Category: Education Event

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 […]

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 […]

Symposium addresses innovative approaches to education

Innovative approaches to education will be explored as former Grawemeyer Award in Education winners Carol Gilligan, Pasi Sahlberg and Vanessa Siddle Walker—all internationally renowned experts—come together on Oct. 15 to share their thoughts, ideas and research. UofL alumnus and journalist Bob Edwards will moderate the symposium that begins at 5 p.m., Comstock Hall, University of […]

Grawemeyer celebration tackles weighty topics, invites public to join discussion

Race, corruption, peace, human intelligence—discussion topics planned for the University of Louisville’s 30th anniversary celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards read like themes from an epic movie or novel.   “Those topics are very intentional,” said Charles Leonard, the award program’s executive director. “The Grawemeyer Awards were created to celebrate ideas, and great ideas usually begin […]