- SJMC students receive 3 Pacemakers, numerous in-state PRSA awards
October 24, 2016
Awards season just got more exciting for students in Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Two of Drake’s student publications earned top national honors, while students and faculty in the public relations program earned regional in-state awards.
- The Comparison Project to host interfaith dialogue on death and dying
October 20, 2016
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.
- Drake to host free lecture on immigrants and savings groups
October 19, 2016
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.”
- James Cloyd and Natalie Schmitz to lecture at Drake University Science Colloquium Series
October 19, 2016
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.
DU in the News
- Character Counts Week highlights positive stories of Iowa
October 19, 2016 - Radio Iowa
Every year, the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University hosts CHARACTER COUNTS! Week in Iowa.
- How one university enticed a world-famous rapper to stop by campus at 2 a.m.
October 10, 2016 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Drake, the chart-topping rapper, visited Drake University after students campaigned for years to attract the musician to campus.
- 'FiveThirtyEight' gives Trump 61.8 percent chance of winning Iowa
September 19, 2016 - Radio Iowa
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.
- Memetics and the science of going viral
September 16, 2016 - The Conversation US
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.
- Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
September 15, 2016 - Pharmacy Times
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.
- Cortical Visual Impairment in children
September 9, 2016 - Advance Healthcare Network for OT Practitioners
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.
Faculty & Staff
- Vitha publishes textbook on chromatography
October 18, 2016
Mark Vitha, professor of chemistry and a Windsor Professor of Science at Drake University, published a new textbook titled "Chromatography: Principles and Instrumentation."
- Rosburg wins statewide conservation award
October 14, 2016
Drake University Professor of Biology Thomas R. Rosburg will receive a statewide award in recognition of his extensive conservation efforts.
- Valdovinos to serve on Association for Professional Behavior Analysts board
October 13, 2016
Maria Valdovinos, associate professor of psychology, has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts.
- Lam receives 2016 Critics’ Choice Book Award
October 12, 2016
Kevin Lam, assistant professor of urban and diversity education at Drake University, has received a 2016 Critics’ Choice book award for his book titled Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling: Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context.
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