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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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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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CURRENT WINNER (2014): Tanya Luhrmann

CURRENT WINNER (2014): Tanya Luhrmann

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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