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Three Grawemeyer winners to speak week of April 11

by UofL Today last modified Apr 05, 2011 10:28 AM

Recipients of three 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Awards will give free, public talks next week in Louisville.

Except for religion, the talks will be on UofL’s Belknap Campus.

World order award winner Kevin Bales will discuss his book, “Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves,” April 11 at 2 p.m. in Floyd Theater, Swain Student Activities Center.

Religion award winner Luke Timothy Johnson will discuss his book, “Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity,” April 12 at 7 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Psychology award winner Walter Mischel, who created a scientific method to study human self-control, will discuss his work April 14 at noon in Comstock Hall, School of Music.

Grawemeyer music composition winner Louis Andriessen discussed his winning opera, “La Commedia,” March 31 at the School of Music.

H. Charles Grawemeyer, industrialist, entrepreneur, astute investor and philanthropist, created the Grawemeyer Awards at UofL in 1984. An initial endowment of $9 million funded the awards, which have drawn nominations from around the world.

There are five award areas: ideas improving world order, music composition, psychology, education and religion, which UofL gives with the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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