- Jim Wallace, BN'77, honored at Actuarial Science Alumni Evening
May 1, 2015
About 50 Drake University alumni, faculty members, and students of Drake's actuarial science program gathered yesterday for an evening of networking and celebration. The annual Actuarial Science Alumni Evening was held in Levitt Hall of Drake's Old Main.
- Drake alumni mid-career earnings are tops in Iowa, according to Brookings Institution data
April 29, 2015
Drake University alumni fare better than the graduates of Iowa's other four-year colleges and universities on key economic factors, including career earnings, according to new rankings by the Brookings Institution.
- Ternus, Ruans to receive honorary degrees at Drake commencement
April 29, 2015
Former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and Iowa community leaders and philanthropists John and Janis Ruan will receive honorary degrees from Drake University at the 138th Commencement for bachelor's degree recipients on Saturday, May 16.
- Drake's libraries adopt new platform for enhanced services
April 28, 2015
Drake University’s libraries have selected a new integrated cloud-based platform for collections management, purchasing, and patron account management.
DU in the News
- Higher Ed + Service Year = Community and Economic Development
April 29, 2015 - The Huffington Post
Mandi McReynolds, director of community engagement and service-learning, explains how institutions of higher education play a unique role in shaping social and economic development in our communities.
- De Blasio in Iowa cites rampant inequality in U.S.
April 17, 2015 - The New York Times
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke to more than 50 people, mostly Drake students, about income inequality in the United States.
- Mystery complicates grief for families of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
March 11, 2015 - CBS News
Nancy Berns, professor of sociology and author of "Closure: The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us," says families of the victims of tragedy—like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370—cope with loss in many different ways.
- Paying farmers not to farm? Not exactly.
March 5, 2015 - Iowa Public Radio
Matt Russell, director of the Drake University Agricultural Law Center, discusses nuances of federal commodity support programs created to help farmers during bad years.
- Is Obamacare Doomed?
March 5, 2015 - The Epoch Times
Mark Kende of Drake Law School says the Supreme Court will likely uphold portions of the Affordable Care Act that are under legal challenge.
- Elevating the discussion on mental health in Iowa
March 3, 2015 - The Des Moines Register
Jerry Foxhoven, director of the Drake Legal Clinic, says a proposal to close two mental health facilities in Iowa would create efficiencies that boost quality and accessibility of state services.
Faculty & Staff
- Drake Law Professor to Discuss Global Drug Procurement at Harvard Medical School Conference
April 14, 2015
Peter K. Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and the director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School, will discuss international cooperation on drug procurement and supply at a Harvard Medical School conference.
- Drake professor’s documentary to screen alongside Smithsonian Institution exhibition on immigration in the U.S.
April 2, 2015
A documentary film co-produced by Drake University English Professor Jody Swilky will be screened in Iowa in conjunction with a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition on immigration.
- Sacco Named Councilor for Society of Toxicology regional chapter
March 30, 2015
Dr. James Sacco, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, was elected councilor for the Central States Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology. Sacco graduated from pharmacy school at the University of Malta. He then received his doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences at the college of pharmacy at the University of Florida. He teaches courses in pharmacokinetics and […]
- Drake professor receives NSF grant to study regulation, practice of out-of-hospital midwifery in the United States
March 26, 2015
Renee Cramer, associate professor of law, politics, and society, has received a $76,244 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of regulation, activism, and awareness on out-of-hospital midwifery care in the United States.