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Dorothy Pisarski named treasurer for the Iowa Soccer Association’s Board of Directors

Dorothy Pisarski, associate professor of advertising in Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, was named to the Iowa Soccer Association’s Board of Directors
April 1, 2014

Gardner and White awarded for first place essay

Lisa Gardner, professor of statistics, and Toby White, assistant professor of finance and actuarial science, earned first place in the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) writing competition for their essay, “Managing Investment, Underwriting, and Production Risks from Drought-Related Agricultural Exposures.”
March 27, 2014

Drake Law School professor's proposal discussed in Hong Kong legislature

On March 17, the Panel on Commerce and Industry of the Hong Kong Legislative Council held a meeting to address the government's discussion paper on upcoming digital copyright reform, relying on the proposal and publications of Peter K. Yu.
March 20, 2014

Zatsarinny and Bartschat publish breakthrough article on ionization-excitation of helium

Senior research scholar, Oleg Zatsarinny, and Klaus Bartschat, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of Physics, published a Fast Track Communication in Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, a part of IOPscience produced by the British Institute of Physics. The
March 18, 2014

Drake professor to receive lifetime achievement award

Aimee Beckmann-Collier, professor of conducting and director of choral studies at Drake University, is the recipient of the 2014 Weston H. Noble Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association (NC-ACDA).
March 12, 2014

Professor Mahmoud Hamad co-edits book on Middle East elections, democratization

Mahmoud Hamad, assistant professor of politics, recently published, “Elections and Democratization in the Middle East: The Tenacious Search for Freedom, Justice, and Dignity,” a book that explores the background and impact of elections in the Middle East.
March 11, 2014

Lori Blachford chosen as National Magazine Awards judge

Lori Blachford, associate professor of journalism and Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter Chair of Magazine Journalism at Drake University, has been chosen as a judge for the American Society of Magazine Editors’ (ASME) National Magazine Awards.
March 7, 2014

Lori Richman named secretary of the board of directors for the Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa

Lori Richman, administrative assistant for student services in the Drake University Law School, has been named secretary of the board of directors for the Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa. Richman has worked at Drake for 15 years.
March 6, 2014

Sleister and Honts earn NASA ISGC grant for synthetic biology project

Heidi Sleister, associate professor of genetics, and Jerry Honts, associate professor of cell and molecular biology, recently received a NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Curriculum Development Grant in the amount of $5,000.
February 27, 2014

Kristi Fuller elected president-elect for IASFAA

Kristi Fuller, assistant director of continuing student programs in the Office of Student Financial Planning at Drake University, was recently elected president-elect of the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA).
February 17, 2014

Gentry earns NASA EPSCoR funding for pharmacotherapy project

Brian Gentry, assistant professor of pharmacology, received a grant for his project titled, “Pharmacological Enhancement of Anti-Viral Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Herpes Virus Infections.”
February 6, 2014

Courard-Hauri earns funding for STEM curriculum development

David Courard-Hauri, associate professor of environmental science and program chair, received funding for his project titled, “STEM Curriculum Development: Sophomore-Level Case Study Analysis.”
February 6, 2014

Drake Law professor to discuss Obama's trade policy at Yale Law School

Peter K. Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and the director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law School, will join leading academics and global activists in a public conference on "Trade and Transparency in the Internet Age" at Yale Law School.
January 30, 2014

Drake professor Tom Swartwood on NBC’s TODAY Show

Tom Swartwood, assistant professor of practice in entrepreneurship at Drake University was featured on NBC’s TODAY Show as part of the “healthy, wealthy and wise” series.
January 23, 2014