The University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary announced 2022 winners of five, $100,000 Grawemeyer Awards Dec. 6-10.
Charles Grawemeyer, a UofL graduate and former seminary trustee, launched the awards program in 1984 to emphasize the impact a single outstanding idea can have on the world.
The winners are:
- Olga Neuwirth, a Viennese composer who won the music composition award for her opera showing that humanity matters more than gender
- Mona Lena Krook, a Rutgers University scholar who won the world order award for analyzing the problem of violence against women in politics
- Terrie Moffitt, a Duke University professor who won the psychology award for discovering two types of antisocial behavior in juveniles
- Rucker Johnson, a University of California-Berkeley professor who won the education award for assessing the merits of school integration
- Duncan Ryuken Williams, a University of Southern California scholar who won the religion award for exploring how U.S. Buddhists kept their faith during World War II
“All of the 2022 winners offer important new insights into some of today’s most compelling issues,” said Marion Hambrick, Grawemeyer Awards executive director.
“Their ideas show how gender can be fluid, how violence against women in public life can be stopped, how courts can treat juvenile offenders fairly, how school integration can benefit students of all races and how religious inclusiveness can lead to peace, he said.
UofL presents the annual prizes in music, world order, psychology and education and gives the religion prize jointly with the seminary. All of the 2022 winners will be invited to visit Louisville in April to give free, public talks on their winning ideas.