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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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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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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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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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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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