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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
8/29/14
In collaboration with UnityPoint Health, Drake University is hosting a panel discussion, “Young People, Substance Abuse and Mental Health: Recognizing the effects of marijuana and other drugs on tomorrow’s leaders.”
8/28/14
Laura Vollmer, 2015 Pharm.D. candidate at Drake University, is the winner of the Parata-Pharmacy Times Next Generation Future Pharmacist Award, as announced during the awards ceremony held in Boston on August 24, 2014.
8/27/14
Rika Uchida, associate professor of piano and theory at Drake University, will give a faculty recital with guest artist Misook Yun, soprano and professor of voice at Youngstown State University, on Friday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Drake University.
8/21/14
The Comparison Project at Drake University will kick off its 2014–2015 programming with a meditation workshop on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m.–noon.
8/20/14
The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (ICVS) announced the selection of Courtney Howell as the August 2014 Iowa AmeriCorps Member of the Month.
8/18/14
Des Moines nabbed Forbes' No. 1 spot in 2011, when the magazine first launched its list, and snagged the top position again this summer.
8/18/14
Drake University has received a major grant of $10,000 from Humanities Iowa in support of Phase 1 preproduction development of a feature documentary about the Iowa Caucuses.
8/14/14
Each piece of artwork, stemming from a single point of illumination in an otherwise completely darkened gallery, invites viewers to consider intersections between the real and imaginary. Matson Lume will provide an introduction to his work at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the Harmon Fine Arts Center, Room 336.
DU in the News
The New York Times
August 29, 2014
Fall exhibition in Manhattan will feature work by Phil Chen, professor of art and design.
Associated Press
August 28, 2014
Ben Ullem, dean of the Drake University Law School, discusses diploma privilege and how allowing Iowa law graduates to practice without taking the bar exam would help students pay off debt more quickly.
The Hechinger Report
August 26, 2014
Drake University President David Maxwell co-authors this op-ed on how institutions of higher education can prepare students — and society at large — for productive civic engagement and find remedies for our gridlocked political environment.
The Washington Times
August 25, 2014
Dennis Goldford, professor of politics and international relations at Drake University, comments on the campaign activity in Iowa.
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