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The Drake University Chamber Choir, choirs from four Des Moines area high schools, and a professional orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure’s well-known Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
A black southern writer whose work bridges the worlds of high culture and pop culture will meet with Drake University students this fall and deliver a free public reading on Drake’s campus.
John Rovers, professor of practice in the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, recently was honored with the second annual Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award.
Two Drake University students won first place at an Iowa State University neuroscience competition for research aimed at slowing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
Drake University announced today a new tuition model that will help families plan for the cost of a four-year education.
Michael Haedicke, associate professor of sociology at Drake University, received a grant to support his research on the social and political organization of coastal restoration initiatives in southeastern Louisiana.
The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center joined the National Institute for Civil Discourse in calling on presidential debate moderators to adopt a set of standards designed to ensure that the 2016 Presidential Debates are fair, informative, and civil.
A series of free and low-cost public events at Drake University will highlight the experiences of social justice leaders from developing countries around the world.
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DU in the News
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.
Pharmacy Times
September 15, 2016
Renae Chesnut, dean of the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, spoke with Pharmacy Careers about the college’s learner-centered teaching, opportunities for diverse experiences, and advice for graduating students.
Advance Healthcare Network for OT Practitioners
September 9, 2016
Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is the leading cause of visual impairment in children in developed countries. Jayna Fischbach, assistant professor of occupational therapy, co-wrote this piece on how occupational therapists can help identify CVI.