Bent Sorenson, this year's Grawemeyer Award winner for Music Composition, taught a master class at UofL in 2014 during the New Music Festival.
Bent Sorenson, this year's Grawemeyer Award winner for Music Composition, taught a master class at UofL in 2014 during the New Music Festival.

Winners of the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Awards were announced last week.

Honorees include a celebrated music composer, an advocate for the overhaul of college financial aid, an expert on African genocide, the founder of black liberation theology and a psychologist who explains the many types of intelligence.

The Grawemeyer Awards, created in 1984 by philanthropist Charlie Grawemeyer, recognize the power of big ideas and come with a $100,000 prize.

Winners will visit Louisville during the spring, 2018, semester to conduct lectures and take part in discussions about their ideas.

Meet the 2018 winners:

Bent Sorensen, music composition

Bent Sorenson
Bent Sorenson

Scott Straus, world order

Scott Straus
Scott Straus

Sara Goldrick-Rab, education

Sara Goldrick-Rab
Sara Goldrick-Rab

James H. Cone, religion

James Cone
James Cone

Robert Sternberg, psychology

Robert Sternberg
Robert Sternberg
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