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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  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 […]

UofL mourns loss of friend and supporter Muhammad Ali

  Less than one year after bestowing one of its highest honors on Muhammad Ali, the University of Louisville is remembering him today for his support and love of his hometown university. “It was an honor to share the stage with Muhammad at our Grawemeyer Spirit Award event,” UofL President James Ramsey said. “He was […]

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 […]

Holman wins religion award for “Beholden: Religion, Global Health and Human Rights”

Susan R. Holman wins Grawemeyer Award in Religion Religion and public health: author explores an interdisciplinary approach to global well-being Both faith-based and human rights organizations work to address global health issues, but divergent ideological approaches can create discord and ultimately undermine the efforts of both groups. This idea, examined in the book, “Beholden: Religion, […]

Alexander, Entwisle and Olson win education award for “The Long Shadow”

Alexander, Entwisle and Olson win Grawemeyer Award in Education Education can’t trump impoverished beginnings, say winners Those born into poverty are unlikely to escape it—even if they have access to better opportunities through education. That’s a key conclusion drawn by the three scholars who have been named winners of the 2016 University of Louisville Grawemeyer […]

Maier wins psychology award for connecting behavioral control, resilience

Steven Maier wins Grawemeyer Award in Psychology Strength through adversity: Scientist connects resilience, control A scientist who discovered a brain mechanism that not only produces resilience to trauma but also aids in coping with future adversity has won the 2016 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. Steven Maier, distinguished professor of psychology and neuroscience […]

Haugen and Boutros win world order award for “The Locust Effect”

Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros win Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order   Everyday violence is a barrier to alleviating poverty, say winners The absence of law enforcement in developing countries undermines the fight against global poverty. This theory, explored in the 2014 book The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End […]