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Visiting professor of politics gives Masaryk Lecture in London

Kieran Williams, visiting assistant professor of politics at Drake University, was invited to give the annual Masaryk Lecture in London, U.K. on May 23, 2013. The lecture was created in honor of the first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomas Masaryk, and is typically delivered by historians. Williams was the first political scientist invited to give the...

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School of Education associate dean selected for National Teacher Education Advisory Committee

The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) has selected Eunice Merideth, Levitt Distinguished Professor and associate dean in the Drake University School of Education, to be a member of the National Teacher Education Advisory Committee. The committee seeks to provide teacher education students more opportunities to study abroad and interact with students in international...

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School of Education professor receives national Kuhmerker Dissertation Award

Matthew Hayden, assistant professor of teaching and learning at Drake University, is the recipient of the Association for Moral Education’s (AME) Kuhmerker Dissertation Award. This annual award recognizes outstanding doctoral dissertations that inform, develop, or relate to the understanding of moral development, moral functioning or moral education. The AME invites submissions from all fields, including...

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Drake professor receives $125,000 grant for STEM-related project

Maryann Huey, assistant professor of mathematics at Drake University, has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Education for her project Statistics and Probability for Teaching Secondary Students. This project, which is a collaborative effort with Wendy Weber a mathematics professor at Central College, will provide professional development activities to rural, secondary...

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Drake Law professor publishes book on HIV/AIDS governance

Peter K. Yu, professor of law and Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Drake Law School, recently published The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS: Intellectual Property and Access to Essential Medicines, with Edward Elgar Publishing. The book brought together leading scholars from multiple disciplines, including intellectual property, human rights, public health, and development studies....

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Raylene Rospond selected for national leadership development program

Raylene Rospond, who will transition from vice provost for operations to deputy provost on June 1, has been selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) to participate in their yearlong Senior Leadership Academy. Rospond is one of 26 mid-level administrators in higher education nationwide to be selected....

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Drake Professor Keith Summerville receives research grants

Keith Summerville, associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of environmental science, recently received two research grants—one from Polk County Conservation, and the other from Purdue University and the Hardwood Ecosystems Experience (HEE) Project. Summerville was awarded a grant from Polk County Conservation in the amount of $9,868 to study the...

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Provost Jones receives Texas Woman’s University Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award

Drake University Provost Deneese Jones is the spring 2013 recipient of the Texas Woman’s University (TWU) Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award. She is being honored for her distinguished career in higher education. Jones says her educational experiences at TWU were key to her growth and development and she is deeply honored to receive this honor. Jones...