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Memory Prints

For Phillip Chen, inspiration is everywhere: an antique spike from a circus tent, the stories of his great-grandfather working in a California gold mining town, or even the rock piles his children arrange in their backyard. From this collection of materials, ideas, stories, and histories, Chen, professor of art and design and printmaker, creates works […]
April 21, 2015

Art Imitates Life

It is a masterful design of cells and tissue, organs and vessels, ligaments and bone. The human body is a work of art. Dr. Meyer Emanuel understood its intricacies and translated them with brush and palette. The urologist and gastrointestinal surgeon took to the canvas at age 55, and over the next three decades produced […]
April 21, 2015

Multi-media senior thesis exhibition opens May 1 at the Anderson Gallery

Drake art and design seniors present Seek, their senior thesis exhibition starting Friday, May 1 in Drake’s Anderson Gallery. The exhibition, featuring painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, and installation, seeks to both identify and redefine basic human constructions.
April 15, 2015

Drake University a Tree Campus 2014 USA Recipient

  Drake University has received the 2014 Tree Campus USA recognition by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Created in 2008, Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities for engaging their students and staff in conservation goals. In its sixth year, Tree Campus […]
April 15, 2015

DUSCI presents 12th annual DUCURS event

The 12th annual DUCURS event, which is free and open to the public, is in the Olmsted Center from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16. DUCURS provides a platform for students to share their findings with peers and others engaged in scientific exploration.
April 10, 2015

The Comparison Project to host scholar of Muslim mysticism

The Comparison Project hosts Tamara Albertini, professor of philosophy at the University of Hawai'i, for a lecture on Muslim mysticism on Thursday, April 16.
April 8, 2015

Keys to Excellence Series Features EStrella Piano Duo

The EStrella Piano Duo will perform at Drake University on April 10 as part of the Keys of Excellence series.
April 3, 2015

Drake to host free STEM Festival for K-12 youth

Drake University will host a free, family-friendly STEM Festival for students in grades K-12 and their families on April 16.
April 2, 2015

Drake professor’s documentary to screen alongside Smithsonian Institution exhibition on immigration in the U.S.

A documentary film co-produced by Drake University English Professor Jody Swilky will be screened in Iowa in conjunction with a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition on immigration.
April 2, 2015

Drake Theatre: "A Flea in Her Ear" opens April 2

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will present David Ives’s adaptation of “A Flea in Her Ear,” by George Feydeau, beginning Thursday, April 2.
March 31, 2015

Forward-thinking senior thesis exhibition opens April 10 at the Anderson Gallery

Four Drake University art and design students will present their forward-thinking senior thesis exhibition starting Friday, April 10, in Drake’s Anderson Gallery.
March 31, 2015

Drake professor receives NSF grant to study regulation, practice of out-of-hospital midwifery in the United States  

Renee Cramer, associate professor of law, politics, and society, has received a $76,244 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of regulation, activism, and awareness on out-of-hospital midwifery care in the United States.
March 26, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to discuss children immigration at Drake University

Sonia Nazario will deliver "Enrique's Journey and America's Children Immigration Dilemma" at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, in Meredith Hall 101.
March 24, 2015

Garriott named co-editor of Political and Legal Anthropology Review

William Garriott, assistant professor of law, politics, and society at Drake University, has been named co-editor of Political and Legal Anthropology Review.
March 24, 2015

New York big band to perform works of Gil Evans at Drake

One of New York's best big bands, Ryan Truesdell's The Gil Evans Project, will perform free at Drake University on Sunday, March 29.
March 23, 2015