- Drake University crowns 2014 Most Beautiful Bulldog
April 23, 2014
Dressed all in pink with a fluffy tutu around her hind legs and flower on top of her head, Lucey—an 18-month-old English bulldog—strutted past the judges on the runway, pausing just a moment to wave her delicate paw at the audience. She instantly stole the show. Lucey, a pet therapy dog at Mercy Katzmann Breast […]
- Robert Sterner receives prestigious Goldwater Foundation Scholarship
April 21, 2014
Drake University student Robert Sterner is a 2014 recipient of the Goldwater Foundation Scholarship, a prestigious award for students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering.
- State legislator to deliver public Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture at Drake
April 21, 2014
John Forbes, PH’80, owner and manager of Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale, was selected to receive the 2014 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). As part of this honor, he will deliver the 2014 Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture on Wednesday, April 23.
- Drake’s Engaged Citizen Series to feature Tina Frundt discussing sex trafficking in Iowa
April 21, 2014
In an effort to educate the community, Drake University has invited Frundt to deliver a lecture as part of its Engaged Citizen Series. Her lecture, “In Our Own Backyard: Sex Trafficking in Iowa,” will take place on Tuesday April 29 at 7 p.m. in Parents Hall of Olmsted Center, 2875 University.
DU in the News
- Bringing the Locker Room Into the Classroom
April 7, 2014 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
In an opinion piece written by Craig Owens, associate professor of English and director for the Center of Humanities, Owens suggests that faculty should be taking a page from coaches' play books about how to improve their teaching and better engage their students.
- When a boyfriend dies, does the grief mean less?
April 2, 2014 - CNN
Nancy Berns, professor of sociology, was featured as an expert on CNN for a story about grief and closure.
- ‘Make it work’: style guru Tim Gunn to speak at Drake
March 27, 2014 - Des Moines Register
Tim Gunn, style guru, will speak at Drake University in September as part of the Bucksbaum Lecture Series.
- 5 young Iowans who could be the next Norman Borlaug
March 26, 2014 - Des Moines Register
Adam Riesselman, a Drake senior, is featured as a next-generation leader. Riesselman attended the unveiling of the new Norman Borlaug statue in Washington D.C.
- COMMENT: David Maxwell
March 20, 2014 - CityView
CityView says Drake University President David Maxwell will be a "hard act to follow."
- Drake University President Maxwell says he's retiring
March 14, 2014 - KCCI
Drake University President David Maxwell is interviewed by KCCI regarding his recent retirement announcement.
Faculty & Staff
- Dorothy Pisarski named treasurer for the Iowa Soccer Association’s Board of Directors
April 1, 2014
Dorothy Pisarski, associate professor of advertising in Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, was named to the Iowa Soccer Association’s Board of Directors
- Gardner and White awarded for first place essay
March 27, 2014
Lisa Gardner, professor of statistics, and Toby White, assistant professor of finance and actuarial science, earned first place in the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) writing competition for their essay, “Managing Investment, Underwriting, and Production Risks from Drought-Related Agricultural Exposures.”
- Drake Law School professor's proposal discussed in Hong Kong legislature
March 20, 2014
On March 17, the Panel on Commerce and Industry of the Hong Kong Legislative Council held a meeting to address the government's discussion paper on upcoming digital copyright reform, relying on the proposal and publications of Peter K. Yu.
- Zatsarinny and Bartschat publish breakthrough article on ionization-excitation of helium
March 18, 2014
Senior research scholar, Oleg Zatsarinny, and Klaus Bartschat, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of Physics, published a Fast Track Communication in Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, a part of IOPscience produced by the British Institute of Physics. The
Photo of the Day
Drake sophomore Alex Peterson, a computer science and math major, was greeted by this beautiful view as he stepped out of Goodwin-Kirk residence hall. www.drake.edu