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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 […]

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Abrahamsen wins music award for “let me tell you”

Hans Abrahamsen wins 2016 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition let me tell you, a song cycle for soprano and orchestra, has earned Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen the 2016 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. Abrahamsen’s half-hour work presents a first-person narrative by Ophelia, the tragic noblewoman from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The libretto by Paul Griffiths is adapted […]

2016 Grawemeyer Award winners to be announced

The University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will announce the 2016 winners of five Grawemeyer Awards Nov. 30 – Dec. 3. 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 […]

New Music Festival celebrates Grawemeyer Award 30th anniversary

The University of Louisville School of Music presents the 2015 New Music Festival celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Grawemeyer Award Nov. 10-15 with guest composer and Grawemeyer Award winner Kaija Saariaho. Saariaho is a Finnish composer internationally known and recognized for her work involving electronics. Featured guests also include renowned French composer and visual […]

Discussion on political and economic corruption with author and previous Grawemeyer Award recipient Michael Johnston

As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards, the University of Louisville is offering a discussion by author Michael Johnston. The discussion, “Insights into Corruption,” will take place on Friday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. – noon at the school’s Chao Auditorium in the Ekstrom Library. More details about the event, which […]

Discussion on the recent Iran nuclear accord with author and previous Grawemeyer Award recipient Trita Parsi

As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards, the University of Louisville is offering a discussion by author Dr. Trita Parsi, who won the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for his book “Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the U.S.” The discussion, which is free and […]

Grawemeyer celebration to feature conversation on “Why Civil Resistance Works”

As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards, the University of Louisville is offering a conversation on “Why Civil Resistance Works” with two previous award recipients, Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan. The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 from 10 a.m. […]

Explore “Mysteries of Human Memory” with previous award winners

As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards, the University of Louisville is offering a discussion on “Mysteries of Human Memory” with former Grawemeyer Award in Psychology winners and prominent scientists Elizabeth Loftus, James McGaugh and Lynn Nadel. The event, which is free and open to the public, will consist of short […]