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The Comparison Project will present the third event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying. A community interfaith dialogue on Oct. 27 will feature representatives of three different refugee religions in Des Moines.
The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship will host a free lecture this month titled “Getting Ahead with Almost Nothing: What Immigrant Communities Can Teach Us About Achieving the American Dream.”
Drake University will host free lectures this week by a University of Minnesota professor whose team recently had an anti-seizure drug approved by the FDA and by one of his graduate students, a Drake pharmacy alumna.
Mark Vitha, professor of chemistry and a Windsor Professor of Science at Drake University, published a new textbook titled "Chromatography: Principles and Instrumentation."
The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University has received a $20,000 grant from Variety – the Children’s Charity to fund CHARACTER COUNTS! programming for early childhood centers.
Drake University Professor of Biology Thomas R. Rosburg will receive a statewide award in recognition of his extensive conservation efforts.
Maria Valdovinos, associate professor of psychology, has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts.
The Executive Education Center at Drake University hired its first full-time director, Sarah Ramsey.
DU in the News
Radio Iowa
October 19, 2016
Every year, the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University hosts CHARACTER COUNTS! Week in Iowa.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 10, 2016
Drake, the chart-topping rapper, visited Drake University after students campaigned for years to attract the musician to campus.
Radio Iowa
September 19, 2016
Rachel Paine Caufield, associate professor of political science, says Trump has an advantage in Iowa, in part because Democratic voters were divided by a contentious primary between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
The Conversation US
September 16, 2016
Shontavia Johnson, director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law School, authored this explanation of why "Who Let the Dogs Out," Grumpy Cat, and similar web crazes gain traction while other trends and ideas quickly fizzle out.