Grawemeyer Recipient Champions Interfaith Work

Today, the University of Louisville announced that an American Muslim of Indian heritage is the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Eboo Patel has focused his career onworking with young people to encourage religious cooperation. In 1991, he founded Interfaith Youth Core, an international nonprofit promoting interfaith work. And […]

Grawemeyer Award Recipient Says IQ Tests Don't Measure Rational Thought

Today, the University of Louisville has announced the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for education. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. In an era when standardized tests are highly regarded, one cognitive psychologist points out that they don’t measure rational thinking. Keith Stanovich is that psychologist and he gets the award for his 2009 book What […]

Trailblazer in Study of Pain Gets Grawemeyer

Today, the University of Louisville has announced the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for psychology. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. People often say pain is all in your head — and Ronald Melzack has spent his career researching just how true that is and how pain works. Melzack is a professor at Montreal’s McGill University […]

Grawemeyer Goes to Writer on Middle East Diplomacy

Today, the University of Louisville announced the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Trita Parsi is president of the National Iranian American Council and wrote Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the United States. He receives the award for the ideas in his […]

Music by German Composer Gets Grawemeyer Award

Today, the University of Louisville has announced the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in music. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The music of Spheres by German composer York Hoeller was chosen from more than 100 entries worldwide. In his music, Hoeller often uses electronic sounds with live instruments. This is the first time a German […]

Ethicist Wins Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Today, the University of Louisville and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary are announcing the winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for religion. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Donald Shriver Jr., an ethicist and former president of Union Seminary in New York City, earned the Grawemeyer for his book “Honest Patriots.” In it, Shriver says that the […]

Award Goes to Researchers of Open Enrollment

Today, the University of Louisville is announcing the winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for education. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Paul Attewell and David Lavin — both sociology professors at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center — receive the Grawemeyer Award for their work featured in the book “Passing the Torch.” It documents disadvantaged […]

Princeton Psychologist Wins Grawemeyer Award

Today, the University of Louisville is announcing the winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for psychology. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Cognitive psychologist Anne Treisman receives the Grawemeyer Award for her work that explains how the brain takes bits of information — or features of objects like color and shape — to identify complete images. Treisman […]