Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks

The Grawemeyer prizes are given each year for outstanding ideas or works in music composition, world order, psychology, education and religion. UofL and the seminary jointly administer the religion award.

Here’s the schedule for the winners’ talks:

  • Ronald Melzack, a McGill University psychology professor, will speak April 12 at noon in 101 Strickler Hall at UofL. He won the psychology award for his research on where pain comes from, an insight that has led to innovative treatments for chronic pain.
  • Keith Stanovich, a University of Toronto professor of human development and applied psychology, will speak April 12 at 4 p.m. in UofL’s University Club ballroom. He won the education award for his book, “What Intelligence Tests Miss: The Psychology of Rational Thought.”
  • Trita Parsi, co-founder of the National Iranian American Council, will speak April 12 at 7 p.m. in Chao Auditorium at UofL’s Ekstrom Library. He won the world order award for his book, “Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the U.S.”
  • Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago, will speak April 14 at 7 p.m. in the seminary’s Caldwell Chapel. He won the religion award for his autobiography, “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation.”
  • York Hoeller, a German composer known for fusing together live and electronic sounds in his music, will speak April 15 at 3 p.m. in Comstock Hall at UofL’s School of Music. He won the music composition award for “Spheres,” a six-movement work for orchestra.

No reservations or tickets are required for the talks. For more information, call Allan Dittmer at 502-852-5198 or 502-429-6616.