News & Events

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Drake University welcomes high-ranking officials from China and celebrates ties with Hebei Province
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The College of Arts and Sciences celebrates the Lacy Organic Lab Dedication.
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The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences hosts grand opening for Johansen Skills Assessment Lab.
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Senior advisor at the U.S. Institute of Peace gives lecture on trends in African issues.
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Tibetan Buddhist Monks visit Drake to host cultural events and create a sand mandala.
University News
8/20/15
Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute will deliver “Beyond the Invisible Fence: The Making of Ferguson and Baltimore” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in Sussman Theater.
8/17/15
Peter Neufeld, co-founder of The Innocence Project, will deliver the 35th Bucksbaum lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, in the Drake University Knapp Center.
8/6/15
Drake University will host a live, nationally televised debate among Democratic presidential candidates on Nov. 14, 2015.
8/4/15
Drake University has hired the founder of a Des Moines communications company to lead the university’s award-winning magazine media program.
7/31/15
Drake University is expanding its presence at the Iowa State Fair to provide more ways for students, alumni, faculty and friends to reconnect and show their pride.
7/27/15
The Ray Center, formerly known as Character Counts in Iowa, will issue its 2015 Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award to Suku Radia, President and CEO of Bankers Trust, and Rich Willis, dealer principal at Willis Auto Campus.
7/21/15
The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University and the Drake University Archives and Special Collections will publicly unveil Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin’s Americans with Disabilities Act congressional files and materials on the 25th anniversary of the signing of Harkin’s signature piece of legislation.
DU in the News
WHO-TV
August 12, 2015
Although Rick Perry has a handful of wealthy donors in his corner, the fact that he has stopped paying his Iowa campaign staff indicates a lack of grassroots support that he needs to win in 2016, says Tony Gaughan of Drake Law School.
US News & World Report
August 11, 2015
Candidates didn't say much during the Fox News presidential candidate debate that they haven't said before, said Dennis Goldford, professor of political science and a Flansburg Fellow at the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
The Huffington Post
July 30, 2015
Jennifer Glover Konfrst, co-chair of Drake's Strategic Political Communications program, explains how candidates are using tools like Snapchat to reach younger voters who don't consume traditional media outlets.
Higher Ed Today
July 29, 2015
Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, Drake University (IA) and its Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement released never-before-seen congressional files and materials on the legislation.
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