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Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks

by Denise Fitzpatrick, communications and marketing last modified Mar 27, 2014 09:20 AM

Recipients of the 2014 Grawemeyer Awards will discuss their winning works at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in April.

UofL presents four Grawemeyer Awards each year in music composition, world order, psychology and education. The university and seminary jointly give a fifth award in religion. This year’s awards are $100,000 each. 

Here’s the schedule for the free, public talks:

·         Serbian-born composer Djuro Zivkovic will speak April 10 at 3 p.m. in Bird Hall, UofL School of Music. He won the music award for “On the Guarding of the Heart,” a 20-minute piece for chamber orchestra.


·         Stanford University anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann will speak April 14 at 7 p.m. in the seminary’s Caldwell Chapel. She won the religion award for her book “When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God.”


·         University of Southern California international relations scholar Jacques Hymans will speak April 15 at 2 p.m. in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium. He won the world order award for his book “Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians and Proliferation.”


·         University of Southern California neuroscientist Antonio Damasio will speak April 16 at noon in Comstock Hall, UofL School of Music. He won the psychology award for his somatic marker hypothesis, a proposal that emotions affect our decisions.


·         New York University education research professor Diane Ravitch will speak April 16 at 5 p.m. in the University Club Ballroom. She won the education award for the ideas in her book “The Death and Life of the Great American School System.”


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