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Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks

by Denise Fitzpatrick, communications and marketing last modified Apr 01, 2013 09:29 AM

Recipients of the 2013 Grawemeyer Awards in April will discuss their winning works and ideas in campus talks.

The University of Louisville gives four awards in music composition, world order, psychology and education and gives a joint award in religion with the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Admission to the talks is free and open to the public. Here’s the schedule:

  • Noon, April 10, Comstock Concert Hall, School of Music, UofL

Minnesota psychologist Irving Gottesman, recipient of the psychology award for helping explain the basis of schizophrenia and how to classify mental disorders.

  • 4:30 p.m., April 10, ballroom, University Club, UofL

Finnish educator Pasi Sahlberg, recipient of the education award for the ideas in his book, “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?”

  • 7 p.m., April 10, Caldwell Chapel, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Egyptian-American author Leila Ahmed, recipient of the religion award for the ideas in her book, “A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence from the Middle East to America.”

  • 2 p.m. April 11, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, UofL

Denver scholar Erica Chenoweth and U.S. State Department strategist Maria Stephan, recipients of the world order award for the ideas in their book, “Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Non-Violent Conflict.”

  • 3 p.m. April 23, Bird Recital Hall, School of Music, UofL

Dutch composer Michel van der Aa, recipient of the music composition award for “Up-close,” a 30-minute virtuoso multimedia cello concerto fusing music and art.

This year’s awards are $100,000 each.

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