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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

Drake Theatre presents two student-produced short plays

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will present two student produced short plays in one performance, beginning Friday, Oct. 30 in the Studio Theatre of the Harmon Fine Arts Center.
October 26, 2015

Metrick-Chen publishes article in Hyperallergic

Lenore Metrick-Chen, associate professor of art history in the Department of Art and Design, published “We’ve Always Been Here: A Portrait of the US by Two Black Artists” in the web outlet Hyperallergic.
October 21, 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

Drake University ranks third in U.S. News and World Report 2016 rankings

For the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Drake University third for overall quality among Midwest master’s institutions.
September 9, 2015

IDEAS AT WAR: American Propaganda Posters of WWII

Exhibition features over fifty original posters produced by American designers to persuade the public to support wartime efforts Drake University's Anderson Gallery will open its new season with “Ideas at War: American Propaganda Posters of World War II,” an exhibition featuring more than 50 original wartime posters from the collection of the State Historical Museum […]
August 28, 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

Students can go places with new Spanish minor

When Cara Pratt, AS’12, launched her first of three years (so far) in Paraguay with the Peace Corps, she brought with her an incredibly powerful tool—proficiency in Spanish.
May 28, 2015