LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The recipients of the 2002 Grawemeyer Awards will discuss their winning works during lectures April 1-4 at the University of Louisville and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

    The University of Louisville Grawemeyer Awards are presented each year for outstanding works in the fields of music composition, education, political science and psychology. U of L and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary present a fifth award, the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. The $1 million awards program is one of the largest and most prestigious in the world.

    This year’s winners will attend a Grawemeyer Awards dinner Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Brown and Williamson Club of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

    Each visiting winner will meet with students and faculty and will present a free, public lecture. The lecturers and their presentations will be:

    • Miroslav Volf, religion, “Christianity and Violence,’ Monday, April 1, at 7 p.m., Caldwell Chapel, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
    • Aaron Jay Kernis, music, “Music in a Time of War,” Tuesday, April 2, 3 p.m., Margaret Comstock Recital Hall, U of L School of Music
    • James L. McClelland, psychology (with David Rumelhart) “Emergence of Mind from Brain: The Parallel Distributed Processing Approach,” Wednesday, April 3, 11 a.m., Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
    • Martha Craven Nussbaum, education, “Compassion, Patriotism and Global Understanding,” Thursday, April 4, noon, University Club Ballroom.

    The Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, which recognizes accomplishments in political science, was not given this year.

    For more information, call Paul Weber at (502) 852-3533 or check the Grawemeyer Awards Web site at

    John Drees is a 35-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As vice president, communications and marketing, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing and brand, broadcast, social media, internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.