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Currency Wars: Panel to discuss implications of economic growth on global currency

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship at Drake University will present “Currency Wars? The Dollar, the Euro, and the Yuan,” a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Sussman Theater, 2875 University Ave.
March 20, 2014

The Comparison Project to host West African Dance Workshop

On March 28, Diadié Bathily will visit Drake University to conduct a West African Dance Workshop. The workshop will consist of a lecture followed by a demonstration where students will have the opportunity to develop dance techniques and learn about the culture of West Africa.
March 19, 2014

Keys to Excellence Concert Series welcomes Marina Horak

Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series will continue on Monday, March 24 with pianist Marina Horak. Horak has performed in Turkey, Croatia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Serbia, Denmark, Italy, Montenegro, and Kosovo.
March 18, 2014

Zatsarinny and Bartschat publish breakthrough article on ionization-excitation of helium

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
March 18, 2014

The Comparison Project to discuss West African religion

On March 27, The Comparison Project is hosting Joseph Hellweg, associate professor of religion at Florida State University, who will discuss how hunters communicate with the dead in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
March 17, 2014

Drake professor to receive lifetime achievement award

Aimee Beckmann-Collier, professor of conducting and director of choral studies at Drake University, is the recipient of the 2014 Weston H. Noble Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association (NC-ACDA).
March 12, 2014

Professor Mahmoud Hamad co-edits book on Middle East elections, democratization

Mahmoud Hamad, assistant professor of politics, recently published, “Elections and Democratization in the Middle East: The Tenacious Search for Freedom, Justice, and Dignity,” a book that explores the background and impact of elections in the Middle East.
March 11, 2014

Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series continues with Nathan Carterette

Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series will continue on Monday, March 10 with pianist Nathan Carterette from Pittsburg, Penn. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. in Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium.
March 6, 2014

Anderson Gallery celebrates 43rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The 43rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at Drake University will open Sunday, March 9, in the Anderson Gallery of the Harmon Fine Arts Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave. The exhibition showcases work by Drake art and design students across disciplines that include printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, and graphic design.
March 4, 2014

Drake Symphony Orchestra presents its spring concert

The Drake Symphony Orchestra, directed by Akira Mori, associate professor of music, will perform a concert on Friday, March 7. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
March 4, 2014

Drake Choir and Drake Chamber Choir host concert to kick-off regional tour

On Tuesday, March 11, the Drake Choir and Drake Chamber Choir will celebrate the start of their regional tour with a concert on Drake’s campus. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.
February 27, 2014

Sleister and Honts earn NASA ISGC grant for synthetic biology project

Heidi Sleister, associate professor of genetics, and Jerry Honts, associate professor of cell and molecular biology, recently received a NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Curriculum Development Grant in the amount of $5,000.
February 27, 2014

The Comparison Project to feature lecture from Daoist perspective

On Thursday, March 6, Louis Komjathy, assistant professor of Chinese relations and comparative religious studies at the University of San Diego, will deliver the lecture, “‘Names are the Guest of Reality’: Apophasis, Mysticism, and Soteriology in Daoist Perspective.”
February 27, 2014

Distinguished Tibetan lama to deliver lecture for The Comparison Project

On March 5, Arjia Rinpoche, a world renowned Tibetan lama, will visit Drake to discuss Buddhist concepts and meditation practices, and share his thoughts on achieving eternal peace through non-dualistic means.
February 26, 2014

Drake Chorale celebrates women in music with free concert

On Thursday, Feb. 27, the Drake Chorale, a select women’s ensemble, will perform a concert to celebrate female composers and musicians.
February 26, 2014