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.

No reservations or tickets are needed for the free, public talks. Here’s the schedule:

  • National Institute of Mental Health researchers Leslie Ungerleider and Mortimer Mishkin will speak April 10 at noon in 101 Strickler Hall, UofL. They won the psychology award for their “what and where” idea of how the brain works.
  • Stanford University education professor Linda Darling-Hammond will speak April 11 at 4:30 p.m. at UofL’s University Club. She won the education award for her book, “The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity will Determine Our Future.
  • University of Pennsylvania history and American social thought professor Barbara D. Savage will speak April 11 at 7 p.m. in the seminary’s Caldwell Chapel. She won the religion award for her book, “Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion.”
  • Barnard College political scientist Severine Autesserre will speak April 12 at 1 p.m. in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library at UofL. She won the world order award for her book, “The Trouble with the Congo: Local Violence and the Failure of International Peacebuilding.
  • Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen will speak April 16 at 4 p.m. in Bird Recital Hall, UofL School of Music. He won the music composition award for “Violin Concerto.”