Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Recipients of the 2018 Grawemeyer Awards will present their award-winning ideas at the University of Louisville and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary April 10-12. All of the talks are free and open to the public.

    Here’s the schedule:

    • April 10 – Scott Straus, winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, will talk about his work related to the patterns and circumstances that have resulted in genocide in Africa, at 1 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus.
    •  April 10 – Sara Goldrick-Rab, winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Education, will talk about her research related to difficulties faced by today’s students as they struggle to pay for college, at 5 p.m., Chao Auditorium.
    • April 10 – A presentation by JoAnne Marie Terrell will focus on the work of Grawemeyer Award for Religion winner James H. Cone. Terrell is giving the talk on Cone’s behalf at 7 p.m., Caldwell Chapel, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1044 Alta Vista Road.
    • April 11 – Robert Sternberg, winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Psychology, will present his work related to “successful intelligence”—the ability to set and accomplish meaningful goals in life—at noon, Middleton Auditorium, Strickler Hall, Belknap Campus.
    • April 12 – Danish composer Bent Sorensen, winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, will talk about his triple concerto, L’isola della Città (The Island in the City), at 3 p.m., Bird Recital Hall, School of Music, Belknap Campus.

    UofL graduate and philanthropist Charles Grawemeyer created the awards program in 1984 to pay tribute to the power of creative thought and emphasize the impact a single idea can have on the world. The award winners receive $100,000 each and will be recognized at a gala event April 11.


    Cindy Hess
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.