Grawemeyer Award

Education
12:52 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Listen: In Louisville, Education Instigator Diane Ravitch Shares Concerns About School Reforms

Education historian Diane Ravitch is the recipient of the 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Education.

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, didn't always feel this way.

“It’s very difficult once you become embedded in a point of view to step back from it," Ravitch said Wednesday. "And I found that to be true because all your social networks tend to agree with you."

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Education
11:43 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Education Instigator Diane Ravitch To Speak At WFPL News

Diane Ravitch won U of L's 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Education. She'll speak with WFPL on April 16.

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.

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.

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Education
10:00 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Education Grawemeyer Winner Diane Ravitch: 'There’s a Tsunami of Change, Not All of It’s Good'

Diane Ravitch is the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award winner in education.

If you’re into education and you've heard the name Diane Ravitch you may either shudder or nod approvingly.

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.

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Arts and Humanities
10:01 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Serbian-Born Djuro Zivkovic Wins Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition

Djuro Zivkovic
Credit University of Louisville

 A Serbian-born composer has won the Grawemeyer Award for music composition from the University of Louisville.

The university says Djuro Zivkovic's chamber orchestra piece “On the Guarding of the Heart” “makes a huge emotional journey” through the course of its 20-minutes.

The piece was first performed in 2011, and it was written in the months prior in an 18th-Century house in Sweden.

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Local News
10:00 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Study on U.S. Muslim Women and the Veil Wins Grawemeyer Religion Award

Dr. Leila Ahmed, author of "A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence from the Middle East to America"

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. 

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Science
10:00 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Pioneer in Schizophrenia Research Wins Grawemeyer for Psychology

Irving Gottesman
University of Louisville

Irving Gottesman is the winner of the 2013 Grawemeyer Award 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.

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Education
10:01 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Study of Nonviolent Resistance Receives Grawemeyer Prize

Erica Chenoweth

A study of the effectiveness of non-violent civil resistance is being honored with the University of Louisville’s 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

University of Denver Professor Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan, a U.S. State Department foreign affairs officer, went back more than 100 years for data on all known uprisings involving more than 1,000 people that related to a country’s secession, overthrow of a dictatorship or removal of a foreign occupation.

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Local News
10:01 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

Dutch Composer's Multimedia Work Wins Grawemeyer Music Prize

Michel van de Aa

The 2013 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition goes to Dutch composer Michel van der Aa.

The 42 year old van der Ah is being honored for his 30 minute work "Up-close," 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.

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