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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

CPHS professors continue drug delivery research with NASA grant

This collaborative project between Abebe Mengesha, assistant professor of pharmaceutics and Pramod Mahajan, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, is a continuation of an earlier project also made possible through a grant from NASA’s EPSCoR program.
January 8, 2014

Drake professor to serve as associate editor for international publication

Beginning January 2014, Olga Lazareva, assistant professor of psychology at Drake University will be an associate editor at Behavioural Processes, a highly recognized journal of psychology that publishes research in animal behavior and comparative psychology.
December 17, 2013

Joan McAlister receives visual communication award

Professor McAlister received the award in November at the Visual Communication Division Business Meeting at the National Communication Association Convention in Washington D.C. The award is the most competitive in its division.
December 3, 2013

Fuller honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Kristi Fuller, assistant director of continuing student programs in the Office of Student Financial Planning at Drake University, was recently honored with the John Heisner Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award.
November 26, 2013

Drake professors receive $12,000 grant for research in synthetic biology

The organizers of the National Science Foundation-funded Genome Consortium for Active Teaching (GCAT) Synthetic Biology workshop honored two Drake University professors with a $12,000 grant.
November 18, 2013

Drake professor presents research at the annual Iowa Microscopy Society Fall Symposium at the Carver College of Medicine

Jerry E. Honts, associate professor of biology at Drake University and Robert Sterner, biochemistry, cell & molecular biology major at Drake University, were invited to present their latest research at the Iowa Microscopy Society’s annual symposium.
November 6, 2013

Professor Tom Rosburg receives federal funding for wetlands project

Tom Rosburg, professor of biology at Drake University, recently received federal grant funding from the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in the amount of $94,283.
October 16, 2013

Maura Lyons receives $9,500 in grants for exhibit at the Anderson Gallery

Lyons received two separate grants on behalf of the Anderson Gallery—one in the amount of $4,500 from the State Historical Society, Inc., and another in the amount of $5,000 from Humanities Iowa
October 1, 2013

Drake professor receives Dissertation of the Year Award

Alyssa Samek, visiting professor of rhetoric at Drake University, was honored with the first annual Dissertation of the Year Award from the GLBTQ Division and the Caucus on LGBTQ Concerns within the National Communication Association. The GLBTQ Dissertation of the Year Award acknowledges one exceptional dissertation that is advancing GLBTQ communication. Samek is a first-year […]
September 20, 2013

Drake professor speaks at Investor Protection Trust Forum in Des Moines

Joan McAlister, associate professor of rhetoric and communication studies, will speak on the appeal of visual rhetoric in investment advertisements at the 2013 Investor Protection Trust (IPT) Forum this week. The forum is being held Sept. 12-15 at the Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines. The forum, “Celebrating Collaboration in Investor Education and Protection,” will […]
September 11, 2013

Sentwali Bakari receives Fulbright International Education Administrators Award

The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission recently awarded Sentwali Bakari, dean of students at Drake University, a Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Award. As a result, Bakari will participate in a three-week program in the United Kingdom August 3-23, 2013 where he will travel to various colleges and universities to meet with top U.S. and U.K. administrators. […]
July 23, 2013