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Drake's Phillip Chen awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Phillip Chen, the Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Art at Drake University, has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
April 6, 2018

Mirla Criste prepares for ‘transcendent’ Drake directorial debut

Assistant Professor Mirla Criste makes her directorial debut at Drake University this week with Drake Theatre's "The Trojan Women," which runs April 5-8.
April 2, 2018

Beyond words: Knepper, Kalmanson publish book on ineffability

A new book by two members of the Drake University faculty was inspired by that which cannot be expressed in words.
March 13, 2018

McCarthy edits new book on Japanese foreign policy

Mary McCarthy, associate professor of politics and international relations at Drake University, recently edited an interdisciplinary volume on Japanese foreign policy.
March 13, 2018

Study: Gender stereotypes can decrease performance on cognitive tasks

Cultural stereotypes about women and money may carry tangible and unconscious psychological consequences, according to a recent study conducted by Drake University Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Jill Allen.
March 12, 2018

Department of Defense honors two ITS staff members with Patriot Awards

Two members of the Drake University Information Technology Services department were honored for providing extraordinary support to a colleague who serves in the Iowa National Guard and Reserve.
February 26, 2018

Meet Vince Kenney, conductor of the 'raucous' Bulldog Brass

Bulldog Brass brings the noise for Drake Basketball, and Vince Kenney is there to lead them. "You’re almost a DJ for the whole event," he says. "You’re calling up the right tune at the right time."
February 24, 2018

Roth publishes book on neuroscience's role in American legal system

Martin Roth, associate professor of philosophy at Drake University, recently published Philosophical Foundations of Neurolaw, which discusses neuroscience and the role it can play in the American legal system.
December 18, 2017

Mori receives Immigrant Entrepreneur Leadership Award

Associate Professor of Music Akira Mori received the Immigrant Entrepreneur Leadership Award during the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) on Nov. 18.
December 15, 2017

City bus to feature art by Associate Professor Ben Gardner

A city bus in the Des Moines Area Regional Transit (DART) system will be wrapped in the artwork of Benjamin Gardner, Drake University associate professor and department chair of art and design.
December 1, 2017

Kent receives state award for innovation in education

Deborah Kent, associate professor of mathematics at Drake University, won a state award for innovation in STEM education.
November 17, 2017

Chibnall named president-elect of Iowa Library Association

Dan Chibnall, STEM Librarian at Drake University, recently was elected as the Vice President/President-Elect for the Iowa Library Association.
November 16, 2017

Which medicines are safe and effective for children? Professor's new book has the answers.

A new book by Edward Bell, professor of pharmacy practice, answers parents’ most common questions about the safety and effectiveness of medicines for children.
November 14, 2017

Eaton contributes to international bird coloration database

Muir Eaton, associate professor of biology at Drake University, is making a substantial research contribution to the world’s largest database of bird coloration.
November 6, 2017

Stensrud awarded Collier Baker Endowed Professorship

Professor Robert Stensrud was awarded the Collier Baker Endowed Professorship, a four-year award that carries a stipend and research fund, by the Drake Board of Trustees on Oct. 7. 
October 27, 2017