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CPHS dean receives national awards for leadership

Wendy Duncan, dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has recently received multiple awards for her influence and leadership in the fields of healthcare and higher education. In honor of the 250th anniversary of the city’s founding, the St. Louis Branch of American Association of University Women named Duncan as one of 250 […]
February 23, 2015

Valdovinos named fellow of American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

Maria Valdovinos, associate professor of psychology at Drake University, has been promoted to fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).
January 20, 2015

Hamad Interviewed By Arabic-Language News Agency Alhurra

Mahmoud Hamad, assistant professor of politics, gave an extended interview to Alhurra, a United States-based Arabic-language television network.
January 6, 2015

Yu Discusses Intellectual Property Reforms in Finnish Ambassador's Residence in Beijing

Peter K. Yu, director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law School, delivered a presentation on intellectual property law reform in the Finnish Ambassador's Residence in Beijing, China.
January 6, 2015

Koch presents at 33rd annual Charleston Conference

Teresa Koch, professor of librarianship and Collections Development Librarian at Cowles Library, presented at the 33rd annual Charleston Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
December 1, 2014

Lazareva named editor-in-chief of Behavioural Processes journal

Olga Lazareva, associate professor of psychology, has been named editor-in-chief of Behavioural Processes effective January 1, 2015. Already an associate editor for the journal, she will replace C.D.L. Wynne as editor-in-chief handling manuscripts on behavior analysis, comparative cognition, and experimental psychology. Lazareva’s current research interests focus on behavioral and neurobiological aspects of early visual processes in […]
November 25, 2014

Haedicke publishes article in "Contexts"

Michael Haedicke, associate professor of sociology, had a feature article published in the Summer 2014 issue of Contexts. The article, titled “Small Co-ops in a Whole Foods World,” examines the difficulties natural food co-op stores encounter in an increasingly competitive market. It details the strategies these member-owned, mission-driven businesses have put in place to push […]
November 21, 2014

Alexander receives mathematics teaching award

Mathematics professor Dan Alexander received the 2014 Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Iowa Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
November 21, 2014

Lee Jolliffe to present paper at 19th Century Press symposium

Lee Jolliffe, associate professor of journalism, will present her paper at the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Freedom Expression in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Nov 7. Her paper, titled “Afire! Abolitionists’ Speech and Press,” examines the suppression of human rights activists' speech against slavery. The paper is part of a series […]
November 4, 2014

Benjamin Gardner's paintings featured in NYC group exhibition

Benjamin Gardner, associate professor of art and design, has four paintings included in a group exhibition at Gallery Molly Krom in New York City.
October 22, 2014

Mahmoud Hamad speaks at constitutional law conference in Lebanon

Mahmoud Hamad, associate professor of politics, participated in the Arab Association of Constitutional Law's third annual conference on the implementation of human rights in Beirut, Lebanon. The conference, held October 16-17, was organized by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in collaboration with Lebanese University and the Constitutional Council of the Republic of […]
October 17, 2014

Dorothy Pisarski to co-host Global Diaspora Week panel

Dorothy Pisarski, associate professor of advertising, is part of a panel discussion that has been accepted as part of Global Diaspora Week.
October 14, 2014

Peter Yu to discuss science and human rights at Yale Law School

Peter K. Yu, the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School, will join leading human rights experts in the "Patent Regimes and the Right to Science and Culture" workshop at Yale Law School.
October 9, 2014

Renee Cramer elected president of the Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs

Renee Cramer has been elected president of the Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs. The Consortium promotes undergraduate legal studies education in a wide variety of institutions in the United States and Canada.
September 22, 2014

Rod Henshaw named president of the Affinity Academic Libraries Group

Rod Henshaw, dean of Cowles Library at Drake University, is now serving as president for the Affinity Academic Libraries Group—a group of 33 private academic libraries representing master’s level institutions from across the United States.
September 18, 2014