Mortenson named 2011 Grawemeyer education winner


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – If you want to make the world a better place, educate a girl.

    That’s one of the key ideas Greg Mortenson, winner of the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, delivers in his book, “Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

    The book is a sequel to Mortenson’s widely acclaimed first novel, “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time.”

    UofL’s Board of Trustees approved Mortenson’s selection as winner of the award today. He is scheduled to give a public talk at UofL on Belknap Campus Sept. 23.