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Drake’s Department of Music presents Hodie, a Christmas cantata

On Nov. 23 and 24, Drake University's Department of Music will present Hodie, a Christmas cantata, by the great English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The concerts will feature nearly 300 performers, including all four Drake choruses (Drake Choir, Chamber Choir, Chorale, Drake University/Community Chorus), a student/faculty orchestra, student soloists, and the Heartland Youth Choir, conducted […]
November 11, 2013

Gallery Talk featuring Brian Duffy: Civil War era cartoons from Harper's Weekly

An exhibition at Drake University’s Anderson Gallery offers a fresh perspective on the American Civil War through the display of selected editorial cartoons from Harper’s Weekly, a popular illustrated publication from that time. “Draw Your Weapons: Civil War Cartoons from Harper’s Weekly” is running through January 24, 2014. First launched in 1857, Harper’s Weekly reached […]
October 28, 2013

Drake hosts the Chiara String Quartet

The Chiara String Quartet will perform at Drake University on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The concerts will take place in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave., and feature music selections from Béla Bartók. The quartet’s four members, Rebecca Fischer, Hyeyung Julie Yoon, Jonah Sirota, and Gregory Beaver, have been performing together for […]
October 23, 2013

The Comparison Project to discuss the fine art and neuroscience of visual awareness

On Oct. 24, The Comparison Project is hosting Barbara Stafford, Distinguished University Visiting Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture, to speak on finding precise ways of bringing neurobiology, cognitive science, and the new philosophy of mind together. Following the lecture, Lenore Metrick-Chen, associate professor of art history at Drake University, will give […]
October 18, 2013

Drake students win top awards for research at Iowa Physiological Society meeting

At the annual Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) meeting on Sept. 21, Drake University students took the research competition by storm, placing first, second, and third in the poster presentation awards. Seven Drake University students in total presented research at the meeting. Zachary Kadow, a senior biochemistry, cellular, and molecular biology major, earned first place in […]
October 8, 2013

Drake’s College of Arts and Sciences celebrates Lacy Organic Lab Dedication

On Oct. 4, the Drake University College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the generosity of University trustee Cathy (GR’86) and Steve Lacy, whose gift of $500,000 made possible recent renovations of an existing laboratory. The dedication and ribbon cutting will take place at 12:45 p.m. in the newly renamed Lacy Organic Lab in Harvey […]
October 1, 2013

Maura Lyons receives $9,500 in grants for exhibit at the Anderson Gallery

Lyons received two separate grants on behalf of the Anderson Gallery—one in the amount of $4,500 from the State Historical Society, Inc., and another in the amount of $5,000 from Humanities Iowa
October 1, 2013

Comparison Project to discuss Buddhist philosophy of language on Oct. 3

The Comparison Project, the organization that brought the Tibetan Buddhist Monks to Drake’s campus earlier this month, will continue with their fall programming on Thursday, Oct. 3 with a lecture titled, “Ineffabilities and Conventional Truth in Jñānaśrimitra’s Buddhist Philosophy of Language.” Amy Donahue, assistant professor of philosophy at Kennesaw State University, will deliver the lecture […]
September 23, 2013

Drake professor receives Dissertation of the Year Award

Alyssa Samek, visiting professor of rhetoric at Drake University, was honored with the first annual Dissertation of the Year Award from the GLBTQ Division and the Caucus on LGBTQ Concerns within the National Communication Association. The GLBTQ Dissertation of the Year Award acknowledges one exceptional dissertation that is advancing GLBTQ communication. Samek is a first-year […]
September 20, 2013

Drake Municipal Observatory opens fall 2013 series Sept. 6

The Drake University Municipal Observatory will open its fall 2013 series, “We Are All Star Stuff,” this Friday, September 6 at 8 p.m. Presentations will be held every Friday night through Oct. 25 at the Drake University Municipal Observatory, which is located on the Waveland Golf Course, 4908 University Ave. Each event in the series […]
September 5, 2013

Tibetan Monks to visit Drake University, create sand mandala

Tibetan Buddhist Monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in India will be on Drake University’s campus September 9–13, 2013, creating a sand mandala and participating in a series of special cultural events that are free and open to the public. The creation of the sand mandala is an artistic tradition for Tibetan Buddhists. The mandala […]
August 27, 2013

Drake participates in FUTURE in Biomedicine program

Drake University student Amanda Marwitz and Adina Kilpatrick, assistant professor of physics, are engaging in a program that aims to strengthen undergraduate science education in Iowa. FUTURE (Fostering Undergraduate Talent – Uniting Research and Education) in Biomedicine allows select professors and undergraduates in Iowa to use the University of Iowa (UI) laboratories for research. Through […]
July 9, 2013

Middle school students attend App Camp at Drake University

On Monday, June 10, Drake University will kick off two, weeklong App Camps for middle school students. Participants will learn the basics of computer science through the development of Android application software in a series of interactive activities. “One of the main goals of the camp is to plant some seeds amongst the younger generation […]
June 7, 2013

Drake students receive Goldwater Foundation Scholarship and honorable mention

Drake University students John Emmons and Adam Riesselman are recent recipients of the Goldwater Foundation Scholarship award, a prestigious scholarship for students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Emmons and Riesselman were selected from more than 1,000 students nominated nationwide. Additionally, Zachary Kadow, also a Drake student, received an honorable […]
April 18, 2013