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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

Bartschat receives Will Allis Prize from American Physical Society

Klaus Bartschat, the Ellis & Nelle Levitt Professor of Physics at Drake University, was awarded the 2016 Will Allis Prize for the Study of Ionized Gases from the American Physical Society (APS).
October 21, 2015

Keys to Excellence Concert Series launches third season

Princeton University faculty pianist Francine Kay kicks off the third season of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series, which raises awareness of Drake's fundraising efforts for the purpose of purchasing 70 brand new Yamaha pianos for the music department.
October 20, 2015

Monks to present on death and dying in Tibetan Buddhism

Seven monks from Labrang Tashikyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India, will deliver a presentation on death and dying in Tibetan Buddhism. The monks will present a short lecture along with a demonstration of specific rituals, prayers, and dances related to death and dying. The presentation and demonstration will occur Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. […]
October 7, 2015

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

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