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Fall series gives global perspectives on social justice

A series of free and low-cost public events at Drake University will highlight the experiences of social justice leaders from developing countries around the world.
September 15, 2016
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Drake third in Midwest in U.S. News 2017 rankings

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Drake University third for overall quality among universities in the Midwest.
September 13, 2016

'Death and Dying' series continues with lecture on Jewish bioethics

The Comparison Project at Drake University resumes its two-year series on Death and Dying with a Sept. 15 lecture on Jewish bioethics.
September 8, 2016

Noted pianist to stage comeback concert with help of Drake University students

A noted pianist and composer will make his proud return to the concert stage for the first time in more than 15 years thanks in part to the efforts of Drake students.
August 30, 2016

Lisa West publishes essay on integrating early-1800s novel into course curricula

Lisa West, associate professor of English, is one of several faculty members across different universities participating in a scholarship and pedagogy project designed to re-integrate little known authors and out-of-print texts into the classroom.
August 23, 2016

Ambassador Darci Vetter to speak at Drake University

Members of the public are invited to a free talk by Drake University alumna Darci Vetter, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, on July 27.
July 20, 2016

Sociology professor's new book examines conflict, compromise in organic food industry

A new book by Drake University Associate Professor of Sociology Michael Haedicke explores how farmers, small business owners, regulators, and other stakeholders navigate conflict in the organic food industry.
July 7, 2016

Young African leaders to study business and entrepreneurship in Des Moines

Drake will host 25 young African leaders this summer for an intensive six-week Fellowship program focusing on business and entrepreneurship. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
June 14, 2016

In memory of “Doc” Coleman, alumni embrace endless possibilities

Drake University will dedicate William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre in honor of one of the university's most longstanding and beloved theatre professors. Coleman, who passed away last year, taught at Drake for 36 years.
June 6, 2016

Thank you for going All In!

Any way you interpret it, the Drake community gave in record numbers this year.
May 27, 2016

Zenith Chamber Music Festival returns with free performances in Des Moines

Zenith Chamber Music Festival returns August 16-20 with free concerts in venues including the Salisbury House, Jasper Winery, Des Moines Art Center, and Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium.
May 20, 2016

Drake alumnus accepted to JET Program

Recent Drake alumnus Jason Withington will teach English in Japan for up to five years as a participant in the JET Program.
May 17, 2016

Two students offered Fulbright Scholarships for 2016-2017

Two Drake University students have been offered Fulbright Scholarships for 2016-2017. Seniors Emily Enquist and Taylor Donaldson will join a long list of Drake graduates who have received Fulbright Scholarships in recent years.
May 10, 2016

Drake’s top senior is passionate advocate for equity, devoted mother of two

When Brytani Cavil addresses Drake University’s graduating class of 2016 as the top graduating senior, she aims to inspire more than her fellow students. She hopes to set an example for her two-year-old twins.
April 29, 2016

LPS and IR students to present at Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies conference

Three students in Drake University’s Law, Politics, and Society program have been selected to present research papers at the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies undergraduate conference in Ames.
April 8, 2016