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  • IDEAS AT WAR: American Propaganda Posters of WWII
    August 28, 2015
    Exhibition features over fifty original posters produced by American designers to persuade the public to support wartime efforts Drake University's Anderson Gallery will open its new season with “Ideas at War: American Propaganda Posters of World War II,” an exhibition featuring more than 50 original wartime posters from the collection of the State Historical Museum […]
  • Sussman Lecture: “The Making of Ferguson and Baltimore”
    August 20, 2015
    Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute will deliver “Beyond the Invisible Fence: The Making of Ferguson and Baltimore” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in Sussman Theater.
  • Philanthropist Melva Bucksbaum dies at age 82
    August 19, 2015
    Melva Bucksbaum, a dedicated philanthropist who helped to establish Drake University’s largest and most well-known lecture series, died last weekend. She was 82 years old. Melva Bucksbaum and her husband Martin, a longtime member of Drake’s governing board, established the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series through a generous gift to the university. The series—named in […]
  • Peter Neufeld of The Innocence Project to Deliver 35th Bucksbaum Lecture
    August 17, 2015
    Peter Neufeld, co-founder of The Innocence Project, will deliver the 35th Bucksbaum lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, in the Drake University Knapp Center.
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  • Rick Perry stops paying Iowa staffers
    August 12, 2015 - WHO-TV
    Although Rick Perry has a handful of wealthy donors in his corner, the fact that he has stopped paying his Iowa campaign staff indicates a lack of grassroots support that he needs to win in 2016, says Tony Gaughan of Drake Law School.
  • The GOP is still waiting for a breakout moment
    August 11, 2015 - US News & World Report
    Candidates didn't say much during the Fox News presidential candidate debate that they haven't said before, said Dennis Goldford, professor of political science and a Flansburg Fellow at the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
  • Candidates connecting with supporters, 10 seconds at a time
    July 30, 2015 - The Huffington Post
    Jennifer Glover Konfrst, co-chair of Drake's Strategic Political Communications program, explains how candidates are using tools like Snapchat to reach younger voters who don't consume traditional media outlets.
  • Drake University Unveils Congressional Files on ADA’s 25th Anniversary
    July 29, 2015 - Higher Ed Today
    Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, Drake University (IA) and its Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement released never-before-seen congressional files and materials on the legislation.
  • Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff
    July 20, 2015 - USA Today
    Drake University alumnus Zach Johnson, BN'98, won the British Open on July 20 after a four-hole playoff.
  • Drake alums' pharmacy to focus on personalized prescriptions and general healthy living
    July 20, 2015 - Bloomberg
    Drake alumni Wade and Jennifer Siefert own Preckshot Professional Pharmacy, a unique health center and Illinois' largest compounding pharmacy.
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  • Yee receives Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award
    August 28, 2015
    Drake Law School professor Ellen Yee recently was honored with the inaugural Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award.
  • Fairbairn co-authors book on ESL curriculum development
    August 28, 2015
    Shelley Fairbairn, associate professor of education, is co-author of a new book that guides the development of school curricula to address the needs of English Language Learners. “Engaging English Learners Through Access Standards: A Team-Based Approach to Schoolwide Student Achievement" was co-written by Stephaney Jones-Vo, ESL/diversity consultant at the Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston. Fairbairn […]
  • Cheryl Clarke named Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association
    July 17, 2015
    Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of Experiential Education Cheryl Clarke, PH’86, was recently selected as a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
  • Kende authors textbook on comparative constitutional law
    June 11, 2015
    Carolina Academic Press recently published "Comparative Constitutional Law: South African Cases and Materials in a Global Context" by Mark Kende, director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center and a James Madison Chair Professor in Constitutional Law at Drake Law School.