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.”


For more information, see www.grawemeyer.org