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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
2/12/16
Eunice Chang, a junior marketing and accounting major, has been awarded the 2015 Iowa American Marketing Association Scholarship.
2/12/16
Thirteen Drake University degree-holders were named to the Des Moines Business Record’s “Forty Under 40” class for 2016.
2/9/16
Drake University will host 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging leaders this summer for a six-week academic and leadership institute sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
2/9/16
The Drake University National Alumni Association Board of Directors will recognize seven alumni with an award reception Thursday, April 28.
2/8/16
Drake University student publications The Times-Delphic, Urban Plains and Drake Magazine won a total of 25 awards, including nine first-place honors, in the Iowa College Media Association contest on February 5.
2/8/16
Bill Nye, renowned scientist, inventor, and host of Bill Nye the Science Guy, will deliver the 36th installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series at Drake University.
2/8/16
David Hurd, a retired Des Moines business leader who strengthened Drake University’s relationship with the community, died Saturday at the age of 86.
2/4/16
Renae Chesnut, professor of pharmacy practice, has been named dean of the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS).
DU in the News
The Atlantic
February 5, 2016
An innovative master's program developed by Drake University and the Des Moines Public School District trains a cohort of predominately white instructors to help students who come from very different backgrounds.
WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
February 2, 2016
"Drake University has hosted more political-related events this presidential campaign season than perhaps any other college in the state of Iowa," reports WPVI-TV News in Philadelphia, Penn.
Vox
January 25, 2016
Dennis Goldford, professor of political science, explains the logistics and significance of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses.
ABC-5
January 7, 2016
The $500 million Powerball jackpot on Jan. 6 was the fourth largest prize in that game's history. Maryann Huey, assistant professor of mathematics, says there is no strategy that can increase the 1 in 292 million chance of winning.
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