Grawemeyer Award http://wfpl.org en Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms http://wfpl.org/post/listen-louisville-education-instigator-diane-ravitch-shares-concerns-about-school-reforms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She's against high-stakes testing, big business in schools, and doubts charters are the answer to improving public education. But Diane Ravitch, a New York University research professor who has become an influence voice in U.S. education,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">didn't always feel this way.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:07 +0000 Devin Katayama 9149 at http://wfpl.org Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms Education Instigator Diane Ravitch To Speak At WFPL News http://wfpl.org/post/education-instigator-diane-ravitch-speak-wfpl-news <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Since working with the U.S. Department of Education, historian Diane Ravitch has recanted her support for many of the country’s education reforms, such as standardized testing and charter schools.</span></p><p>Ravitch is a leading national voice on education issues, and next week she'll will join WFPL and an audience in an exclusive interview to discuss the current and future state of public education.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:43:33 +0000 Devin Katayama 9019 at http://wfpl.org Education Instigator Diane Ravitch To Speak At WFPL News Education Grawemeyer Winner Diane Ravitch: 'There’s a Tsunami of Change, Not All of It’s Good' http://wfpl.org/post/education-grawemeyer-winner-diane-ravitch-there-s-tsunami-change-not-all-it-s-good <p>If you’re into education and you've heard the name Diane Ravitch you may either shudder or nod approvingly.</p><p>Ravitch was once a strong supporter of standardized testing and charter schools, but has more recently become a leading voice against many trendy reforms that are now ingrained in U.S. public education.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7748 at http://wfpl.org Education Grawemeyer Winner Diane Ravitch: 'There’s a Tsunami of Change, Not All of It’s Good' Serbian-Born Djuro Zivkovic Wins Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition http://wfpl.org/post/serbian-born-djuro-zivkovic-wins-grawemeyer-award-music-composition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A Serbian-born composer has won the Grawemeyer Award for music composition from the University of Louisville.</p><p>The university says <a href="http://www.zivkovic.eu/">Djuro Zivkovic's</a> chamber orchestra piece <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JafpIyzXtfw">“On the Guarding of the Heart”</a> “makes a huge emotional journey” through the course of its 20-minutes.</p><p>The piece was first performed in 2011, and it was written in the months prior in an 18th-Century house in Sweden.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 03:01:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard & Daniel Gilliam 7710 at http://wfpl.org Serbian-Born Djuro Zivkovic Wins Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition Study on U.S. Muslim Women and the Veil Wins Grawemeyer Religion Award http://wfpl.org/post/study-us-muslim-women-and-veil-wins-grawemeyer-religion-award <p>Harvard University divinity professor and feminist scholar Dr. Leila Ahmed is the winner of the 2013 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Her 2011 book, "A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence from the Middle East to America" explains why a growing number of Muslim women in the United States are wearing traditional veils and head coverings.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 03:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 2707 at http://wfpl.org Study on U.S. Muslim Women and the Veil Wins Grawemeyer Religion Award Pioneer in Schizophrenia Research Wins Grawemeyer for Psychology http://wfpl.org/post/pioneer-schizophrenia-research-wins-grawemeyer-psychology <p>Irving Gottesman is the winner of the 2013 <a href="http://grawemeyer.org/" target="_blank">Grawemeyer Award</a> for Psychology. Over the past several decades, Gottesman’s work on the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to schizophrenia and other mental disorders has changed the way scientists classify the condition.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 03:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 2667 at http://wfpl.org Pioneer in Schizophrenia Research Wins Grawemeyer for Psychology Study of Nonviolent Resistance Receives Grawemeyer Prize http://wfpl.org/post/study-nonviolent-resistance-receives-grawemeyer-prize <P>A study of the effectiveness of non-violent civil resistance is being honored with the University of Louisville’s 2013 <A href="http://www.grawemeyer.org/">Grawemeyer Award</A> for Ideas Improving World Order.<p> <P>University of Denver Professor Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan, a U.S. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 03:01:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 2642 at http://wfpl.org Study of Nonviolent Resistance Receives Grawemeyer Prize Dutch Composer's Multimedia Work Wins Grawemeyer Music Prize http://wfpl.org/post/dutch-composers-multimedia-work-wins-grawemeyer-music-prize <p>The 2013 University of Louisville <a href="http://www.grawemeyer.org/">Grawemeyer Award</a> for Music Composition goes to Dutch composer Michel van der Aa.</p><p></p><p>The 42 year old van der Ah is being honored for his 30 minute work<a href="http://www.vanderaa.net/up-close"> "Up-close," </a>which blends concerto with film. The piece is performed with a large screen onstage near a cellist and string ensemble. The musical and visual art begin to intertwine as the work progresses.</p><p></p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 03:01:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 2619 at http://wfpl.org Dutch Composer's Multimedia Work Wins Grawemeyer Music Prize