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New website provides Iowa caucus information and analysis for journalists, voters

A new website provides comprehensive information and analysis of presidential campaigns in Iowa leading into the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.
July 14, 2015

Drake hatchery nurtures start-up success in second year

Ten Drake University students are hard at work this summer developing five new businesses with mentorship and financial support from alumnus John Lorentzen, BN'77, AS'77, and his Lorentzen Student Hatchery.
July 8, 2015

Harvard Public Policy Expert Robert Putnam to Discuss Opportunity Gap

More than 700 people have registered for a free discussion with Robert Putnam, one of the most engaging social scientists of our time, on July 10. Putnam will address rising inequality in the United States.
July 6, 2015

Drake introduces new Zenith Chamber Music Festival, Aug. 18-21

Zenith Chamber Music Festival features free, daily performances at four locations in Des Moines. Zenith is scheduled for August 18-21 and is hosted by Drake University.
June 11, 2015
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Drake University a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

Drake University was recognized in 2015 as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students. Three recent alumnae join the lengthy list of Drake graduates who have received the prestigious honor.
June 3, 2015

Students can go places with new Spanish minor

When Cara Pratt, AS’12, launched her first of three years (so far) in Paraguay with the Peace Corps, she brought with her an incredibly powerful tool—proficiency in Spanish.
May 28, 2015

Student receives prestigious Goldwater Foundation Scholarship

Drake University student Paige Diamond is a 2015-2016 recipient of the Goldwater Foundation Scholarship, a prestigious award for students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Diamond, who is a junior chemistry and BCMB major, was selected from more than 1,200 students nominated nationwide. “I am honored and humbled to be […]
May 11, 2015

Professor's work featured in bestselling "Ladies of Letterpress" book

Sarah McCoy, assistant professor of graphic design, has had her letter press and design work featured in "Ladies of Letterpress: A Gallery of Prints," a new bestselling book by the Princeton Architectural Press.
May 8, 2015

Drake biology professor revises book on Iowa wildflowers

Thomas Rosburg, professor and chair of biology, recently published the 2014 revised edition of the popular wetland book Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands.
May 8, 2015

Homesteaders partners with Drake students to reduce environmental footprint

Homesteaders Life Company, in consultation with students at Drake University, announced today that Homesteaders will begin phasing out plastic water bottle use at their West Des Moines office in favor of a more environmentally-sound, cost-effective alternative.
May 7, 2015

Drake Theatre presents Irish musical “A Man of No Importance”

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will present the Irish musical “A Man of No Importance," April 30-May 3.
April 27, 2015

Memory Prints

For Phillip Chen, inspiration is everywhere: an antique spike from a circus tent, the stories of his great-grandfather working in a California gold mining town, or even the rock piles his children arrange in their backyard. From this collection of materials, ideas, stories, and histories, Chen, professor of art and design and printmaker, creates works […]
April 21, 2015

Art Imitates Life

It is a masterful design of cells and tissue, organs and vessels, ligaments and bone. The human body is a work of art. Dr. Meyer Emanuel understood its intricacies and translated them with brush and palette. The urologist and gastrointestinal surgeon took to the canvas at age 55, and over the next three decades produced […]
April 21, 2015

Multi-media senior thesis exhibition opens May 1 at the Anderson Gallery

Drake art and design seniors present Seek, their senior thesis exhibition starting Friday, May 1 in Drake’s Anderson Gallery. The exhibition, featuring painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, and installation, seeks to both identify and redefine basic human constructions.
April 15, 2015

Drake University a Tree Campus 2014 USA Recipient

  Drake University has received the 2014 Tree Campus USA recognition by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Created in 2008, Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities for engaging their students and staff in conservation goals. In its sixth year, Tree Campus […]
April 15, 2015