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Book with insights on black politics, religion wins Grawemeyer Award

Book with insights on black politics, religion wins Grawemeyer Award

A book filled with fresh insights on the relationship between black politics and religion has earned its author the 2012 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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Scientists’ idea helps explain ‘what and where’ people see

Scientists’ idea helps explain ‘what and where’ people see

Friend or foe? Fast or slow? Left or right? As an object approaches, people have to assess what and where it is to know how to respond.

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Analysis of what went wrong in Congo wins Grawemeyer Award

Analysis of what went wrong in Congo wins Grawemeyer Award

International peacekeeping works better when the people trying to do that job pay attention to local conflicts in the countries they are trying to help.

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Salonen’s ‘Violin Concerto’ wins Grawemeyer music award

Salonen’s ‘Violin Concerto’ wins Grawemeyer music award

“Violin Concerto,” a piece by Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, has won the 2012 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

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Coming Soon: 2012 Winner Announcement

New Grawemeyer winners to be named Nov. 28-Dec. 2

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Ancient religions had much in common, says Grawemeyer winner

Ancient religions had much in common, says Grawemeyer winner

The ancient Christians had more in common with their Jewish and pagan neighbors than most people realize, says the winner of the 2011 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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Plan to end slavery earns Grawemeyer Award

Plan to end slavery earns Grawemeyer Award

A blueprint for eliminating modern slavery has earned its creator the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

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Scientist who helps explain self-control wins Grawemeyer Award

Scientist who helps explain self-control wins Grawemeyer Award

Good things come to those who wait. A scientist who showed that willpower can be learned–and that it carries lifelong benefits–has won the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.

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Dante-inspired opera wins Grawemeyer Award

Dante-inspired opera wins Grawemeyer Award

“La Commedia,” a multimedia opera by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, has won the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

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Video interview with Eboo Patel, winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Video interview with Eboo Patel, winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of Interfaith Youth Core, won the prize for his 2007 autobiography, Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation.

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Video interview with York Hoeller, winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Music

Video interview with York Hoeller, winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Music

"Spheres," a six-movement work for orchestra by German composer York Hoeller, has earned the 2010 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. Nature, love inspires Grawemeyer Award-winning piece.

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Video interview with Ronald Melzack, winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

Video interview with Ronald Melzack, winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

Interview with Ronald Melzack, psychology professor emeritus at McGill University in Montreal and winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology.

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Video interview with Trita Parsi, winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Improving World Order

Video interview with Trita Parsi, winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Improving World Order

Interview with Trita Parsi, co-founder and president of the National Iranian American Council. Parsi earned the prize for ideas set forth in his 2007 book, Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the U.S. He received the award from among 54 nominations worldwide.

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Video interview with Keith Stanovich, winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Video interview with Keith Stanovich, winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Interview with Keith Stanovich, a professor of human development and applied psychology at the University of Toronto, who won the prize for his 2009 book, What Intelligence Tests Miss: The Psychology of Rational Thought.

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Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks

Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks

Recipients of the 2010 Grawemeyer Awards will discuss their winning works in free, public talks at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary April 12-15.

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2009 Grawemeyer Awards to be announced week of Dec. 1

The winners of the 2009 Grawemeyer Awards will be announced the week of Dec. 1.

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Teaching respect for other faiths is vital, says Grawemeyer winner

Teaching respect for other faiths is vital, says Grawemeyer winner

Teaching young people how to appreciate religious diversity is critical to achieving peace and security in the world, says the winner of the 2010 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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Smart people can make dumb decisions, says Grawemeyer Award winner

Smart people can make dumb decisions, says Grawemeyer Award winner

Having a high IQ and good standardized test scores doesn’t guarantee that you will make good decisions, says the winner of the 2010 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education.

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Scientist who helps explain pain wins Grawemeyer Award

Scientist who helps explain pain wins Grawemeyer Award

A scientist who broadened the understanding of how we experience pain – and ways we can control and relieve it – has won the 2010 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.

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Nature, love inspires Grawemeyer Award-winning piece

Nature, love inspires Grawemeyer Award-winning piece

"Spheres," a six-movement work for orchestra by German composer York Hoeller, has earned the 2010 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

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Iran-Israel relations are key to Mideast peace, says Grawemeyer Award winner

Iran-Israel relations are key to Mideast peace, says Grawemeyer Award winner

Improving relations between Iran and Israel is the key to achieving lasting peace in the Middle East, says the winner of the 2010 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

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** Special Announcement for Potential Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition Composers and Sponsors

We are behind our normal schedule for getting out the information for the next Grawemeyer Award cycle (2011). This is due in part to the recent catastrophic flooding on the University of Louisville campus. Many buildings and offices are still closed, and will be for weeks to come, and much University business is delayed, especially matters not directly related to the start of fall classes. This obviously has taken priority. We hope to have the information up on the website by the end of September or early October, with paper copies going out to the institutions on our mailing list shortly thereafter.

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Video interview with Brett Dean, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition

Video interview with Brett Dean, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition

Interview with Brett Dean, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

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Video interview with Donald Shriver Jr., winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Video interview with Donald Shriver Jr., winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Interview with Donald Shriver Jr., winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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Video interview with Anne Treisman, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

Video interview with Anne Treisman, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

Interview with Anne Treisman, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology.

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Video Interview with Michael Johnston, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

Video Interview with Michael Johnston, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

Interview with Michael Johnston, winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

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Video interview with Paul Attewell and David Lavin, winners of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Video interview with Paul Attewell and David Lavin, winners of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Video interview with Paul Attewell and David Lavin, winners of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Education.

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New date and time for talk by education award winners

New date and time for talk by education award winners

The date for the talk by the education award winners, Paul Attewell and David Lavin, has been changed to March 4 at 4 p.m.

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Grawemeyer Award winners to give free public talks

Grawemeyer Award winners to give free public talks

Recipients of the 2009 Grawemeyer Awards will discuss their winning works and ideas at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary campuses on March 3-12.

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U.S. must own up to misdeeds, says Grawemeyer religion winner

U.S. must own up to misdeeds, says Grawemeyer religion winner

The United States must own up to past sins such as slavery and taking land away from Native Americans before it can be a truly great nation, says the winner of the 2009 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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Open enrollment pays off, say Grawemeyer education award winners

Open enrollment pays off, say Grawemeyer education award winners

Non-traditional students who attend college through open enrollment generally do well and their success carries forward to the next generation, say two scholars who have won the 2009 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education.

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Theory of how brain builds images earns Grawemeyer prize

Theory of how brain builds images earns Grawemeyer prize

A scientist who helped explain how our brains build meaningful images from the bits of information we see has won the 2009 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Psychology.

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Context is key to fixing corruption, says Grawemeyer world order winner

Context is key to fixing corruption, says Grawemeyer world order winner

The best way to end corruption is to first examine its underlying causes, says the winner of the 2009 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

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Homage to letter-writing earns Grawemeyer music prize

Homage to letter-writing earns Grawemeyer music prize

"The Lost Art of Letter Writing," a four-movement concerto for violin and orchestra by Australian composer Brett Dean, has earned the 2009 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

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Remarks from Dr. Jim Ramsey, President of the University of Louisville

Remarks from Dr. Jim Ramsey, President of the University of Louisville

Video of Dr. Ramsey's remarks about the Grawemeyer Awards and H. Charles Grawemeyer.

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Call for equal education wins Grawemeyer award

Call for equal education wins Grawemeyer award

Providing equally good schooling for all American children— rich or poor and regardless of race—would improve the nation's failing education system.

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2012 Grawemeyer talks

Recipients of the 2012 Grawemeyer Awards will discuss their winning works and ideas at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary April 10-19.

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‘Up-close’ wins music prize for van der Aa

‘Up-close’ wins music prize for van der Aa

The 30-minute work is a highly innovative fusion of musical and visual art, said award director Marc Satterwhite.

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Pair win world order prize for civil resistance study

Pair win world order prize for civil resistance study

Non-violent resistance brings about political change much more effectively than the use of violence, say two scholars who have won the 2013 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

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Gottesman wins award for identifying mental illness factors

Gottesman wins award for identifying mental illness factors

A mental health pioneer who explored the basis of schizophrenia and the way mental disorders are classified has won the 2013 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.

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Sahlberg wins prize for explaining Finland’s school success

Sahlberg wins prize for explaining Finland’s school success

Reform-minded educators eager to learn about Finland’s highly successful school system often are shocked to find that elementary-level students have a four-hour day, do little homework, rarely take tests and don’t even start school until age seven.

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Ahmed’s analysis of increased ‘veiling’ wins religion prize

Ahmed’s analysis of increased ‘veiling’ wins religion prize

A feminist scholar at Harvard University has earned the 2013 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for explaining why a growing number of Muslim women in the United States are wearing veils.

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Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks

Recipients of the 2013 Grawemeyer Awards will discuss their winning works and ideas at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in April.

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Zivkovic wins Grawemeyer music prize

Zivkovic wins Grawemeyer music prize

"On the Guarding of the Heart," a piece for chamber orchestra by Serbian-born composer Djuro Zivkovic has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

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Hymans wins Grawemeyer world order prize

Hymans wins Grawemeyer world order prize

A book explaining why nuclear weapons programs in many developing nations have been prone to inefficiency and failure has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

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Damasio wins Grawemeyer psychology award

Damasio wins Grawemeyer psychology award

A California scholar who proposed that emotions play an integral role in human reasoning and decision-making has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.

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Ravitch wins Grawemeyer education award

Ravitch wins Grawemeyer education award

Education historian Diane Ravitch once supported education reform, but now she sees it as a series of “mistaken policies” that have corrupted public schools.

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Tanya Luhrmann Wins Grawemeyer Religion Prize

Tanya Luhrmann Wins Grawemeyer Religion Prize

American evangelical practices of prayer can train the mind to experience God, says the winner of the 2014 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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2014 Grawemeyer Award talks announced

All five events are free and open to the public. Click the links for details on each.

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Rihm wins music prize for piece evoking ‘dark colors’

Rihm wins music prize for piece evoking ‘dark colors’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – “IN-SCHRIFT 2,” an orchestral work that explores the boundaries of musical space, has earned German composer Wolfgang Rihm the 2015 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

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Weiner wins world order award for clan study

Weiner wins world order award for clan study

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Understanding clan-based cultures is critical to the survival of modern democracies, says a legal historian who has won the 2015 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

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Scientist who links emotion, memory wins psychology award

Scientist who links emotion, memory wins psychology award

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A brain scientist who helped explain how our emotions affect what we learn and remember has won the 2015 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.

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Peer power can transform teaching, say education prize winners

Peer power can transform teaching, say education prize winners

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Treat them with respect, let them learn from their peers and give them the freedom to make decisions as a team.

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Work on Christianity and race earns religion prize

Work on Christianity and race earns religion prize

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Why has Christianity, a religion based on love, failed in its attempts to heal racial division?

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