Grawemeyer Awards

Local News
10:02 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Religion Grawemeyer Award Winner: Tanya Luhrmann on Demystifying Evangelical Prayer

Tanya Luhrmann
Credit University of Louisville

As some Christian churches shrink in size, the Evangelical movement continues to explode across America. Louisvillians need only look in their backyard to see megachurches such as Southeast Christian Church that became dominant institutions in the city.

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Local News
10:00 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

California Neuroscientist's Work on Emotion and Decision-Making Earns Grawemeyer Psychology Award

Antonio Damasio

A California expert on how emotions affect decision-making is the recipient of the 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Psychology from the University of Louisville.

Antonio Damasio is a professor of neuroscience and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California.

His somatic marker hypothesis stems from noting that people with some brain injuries had trouble making decisions although their intellects were intact.

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Local News
10:01 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

USC Professor's Work on Nuclear Proliferation Receives Grawemeyer 'World Order' Award

The University of Louisville’s 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order goes to a professor and researcher for his writings on nuclear proliferation.

Jacques Hymans is associate professor of international relations at the University of Southern California.  He’s being honored for his 2012 book, "Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians and Proliferation."

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