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The Grawemeyer Awards

The Grawemeyer Awards are five annual prizes given in the fields of music, political science, psychology, education and religion. They were founded by H. Charles Grawemeyer to help make the world a better place.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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