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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
The seventh annual Heartland Global Health Consortium Conference, “Educating for Sustainable Global Health,” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Drake's Olmsted Center.
Drake University’s Fall 2015 International Film Series continues on Sunday, Oct. 11, with a free talk by Guatemalan director Sergio Ramirez and a screening of his film “Distancia."
Debra L. DeLaet, professor of political science and the Herb & Karen Baum Chair of Ethics and the Professions at Drake University, recently presented a paper at a conference at the University of Oxford.
Drake's new live mascot, Griff, is a retired show dog who adores the limelight and represents the best qualities of the Bulldog community.
NPR's Michele Martin presents a look at voting myths and facts about the "Hashtag Generation" in this live event at Drake University.
Drake students now have access to a new state-of-the-art collaborative learning space with industry-standard business tools, thanks to a generous $1.5 million gift from American Equity founder and Drake University supporter David J. Noble.
Kevin Lam, assistant professor of urban and diversity education in the Department of Teaching and Learning, published "Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling: Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context."
DU in the News
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.