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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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.
A blueprint for eliminating modern slavery has earned its creator the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.
“La Commedia,” a multimedia opera by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, has won the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.
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.
"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.
Interview with Ronald Melzack, psychology professor emeritus at McGill University in Montreal and winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology.
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.
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.
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.
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.