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Drake among top producers of Peace Corps volunteers

Drake University has made its debut on the Peace Corps’ annual Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, ranking No. 23 among small universities.
February 23, 2016

Violinist/social activist Mazz Swift to deliver Myron Marty Lecture

Violinist, social activist, and cultural ambassador Mazz Swift will deliver the 2015-2016 Myron "Mike" Marty Arts and Humanities Lecture at Drake University. The evening of collaborative performance and commentary is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave. The event is free and open to the public; tickets […]
February 22, 2016

Drake to host free conference on “Issues Facing the Next President”

Drake University will host a free conference to delve into some of the most pressing national and global issues that our next Commander in Chief will face during his or her time in office.
February 22, 2016

Bill Nye to deliver 36th Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake University

Bill Nye, renowned scientist, inventor, and host of Bill Nye the Science Guy, will deliver the 36th installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series at Drake University.
February 8, 2016

Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, to speak at Drake University

Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin, will visit Drake’s campus on Saturday, Feb. 13, for an event sponsored by the Coalition of Black Students (CBS) as part of Black History Month programming.
February 2, 2016

Professor publishes pictorial history of the Iowa caucus

A new book by Drake University Associate Professor of Political Science Rachel Paine Caufield provides a pictorial history of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses.
January 14, 2016

Drake music major becomes 'youngest senior living resident in Iowa'

Drake University senior Haley Jenkins will live rent-free at Deerfield Retirement Community this semester in exchange for a little musical entertainment.
January 4, 2016

Kiplinger's names Drake University a 2016 Best Value

Kiplinger's Personal Finance placed Drake University at No. 36 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2016.
December 23, 2015

Chemistry alumnus named a 2015 Baxter Young Investigator

Drake University alumnus Andy R. Johnson recently was selected as a 2015 Baxter Young Investigator in recognition of his research accomplishments.
December 22, 2015

Drake University appoints UW-Green Bay dean Sue J. Mattison as provost

Drake University President Marty Martin, on behalf of the University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sue J. Mattison to the position of provost.
December 18, 2015

Perrine publishes "No Confession, No Mass"

The University of Nebraska Press recently published Associate Professor Jennifer Perrine’s manuscript, “No Confession, No Mass.” Perrine's manuscript won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry for 2014. She is also the author of In the Human Zoo, recipient of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, and The Body Is No Machine, winner of the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award […]
November 23, 2015

Award-winning documentarians turn their lens to Iowa State Penitentiary

Jody Swilky, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of English, is working on a documentary about the Iowa State Penitentiary.
November 17, 2015

Panel discussion: "The Changing Role of Central Banks"

Drake University will host a panel discussion on “The Changing Role of Central Banks,” sponsored by The Principal Financial Group and The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship, on November 3.
October 30, 2015

Pregnant With The Stars: Professor’s new book explores cultural obsession with celebrity baby bumps

Renee Ann Cramer, associate professor and chair of the law, politics, and society department at Drake University, published a new book about cultural obsession with celebrity pregnancies.
October 29, 2015

A century of milestones

Alumna Catherine Williams reflects on 100 years of life well lived.
October 21, 2015