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Chen receives Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant

Phillip Chen, professor of drawing and printmaking at Drake University, recently received the 2015/2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. The foundation has awarded Chen $20,000, for his work in printmaking. This is Chen’s second major art grant after receiving the Louis B. Comfort Tiffany Award in 2006. Established in 1985 through the generosity of the late Lee […]
April 4, 2016

Klipec publishes manuscript in Behavioral Brain Research journal

William Klipec, associate professor of psychology, recently published a research manuscript that has implications for the treatment of cocaine addiction.
March 25, 2016

Researchers control ultrafast electrons in motion

A physicist from Drake University is part of an international research team that has developed a new method of studying and controlling some of the fastest processes in nature.
February 22, 2016

Professor publishes pictorial history of the Iowa caucus

A new book by Drake University Associate Professor of Political Science Rachel Paine Caufield provides a pictorial history of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses.
January 14, 2016

Drake faculty accompany Michael Cavanaugh

Nine Drake faculty members performed with the Des Moines Symphony, accompanying Michael Cavanaugh on the music of Billy Joel. Six faculty are regular members of the symphony, while three joined as substitutes and extras for the night.
December 11, 2015

Perrine publishes "No Confession, No Mass"

The University of Nebraska Press recently published Associate Professor Jennifer Perrine’s manuscript, “No Confession, No Mass.” Perrine's manuscript won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry for 2014. She is also the author of In the Human Zoo, recipient of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, and The Body Is No Machine, winner of the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award […]
November 23, 2015

Iowa Supreme Court to honor SJMC Dean

The Iowa Supreme Court will recognize Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication Dean Kathleen Richardson and Des Moines Register Editorial Writer Rox Laird for their strong voice in support of justice. A recognition program will take place at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 23 in the Iowa Judicial Branch Building. Drake University Professor Emeritus […]
November 16, 2015

Leuwerke co-authors college success textbook

Wade Leuwerke, aassociate professor of education, recently published a textbook on college student success along with colleagues at Xavier University and the University of Utah.
October 30, 2015

Pregnant With The Stars: Professor’s new book explores cultural obsession with celebrity baby bumps

Renee Ann Cramer, associate professor and chair of the law, politics, and society department at Drake University, published a new book about cultural obsession with celebrity pregnancies.
October 29, 2015

Metrick-Chen publishes article in Hyperallergic

Lenore Metrick-Chen, associate professor of art history in the Department of Art and Design, published “We’ve Always Been Here: A Portrait of the US by Two Black Artists” in the web outlet Hyperallergic.
October 21, 2015

Bartschat receives Will Allis Prize from American Physical Society

Klaus Bartschat, the Ellis & Nelle Levitt Professor of Physics at Drake University, was awarded the 2016 Will Allis Prize for the Study of Ionized Gases from the American Physical Society (APS).
October 21, 2015

DeLaet presents at University of Oxford conference

Debra L. DeLaet, professor of political science and the Herb & Karen Baum Chair of Ethics and the Professions at Drake University, recently presented a paper at a conference at the University of Oxford.
October 8, 2015

Kevin Lam publishes book on youth gangs and colonialism

Kevin Lam, assistant professor of urban and diversity education in the Department of Teaching and Learning, published "Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling: Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context."
October 5, 2015

Yee receives Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award

Drake Law School professor Ellen Yee recently was honored with the inaugural Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award.
August 28, 2015

Fairbairn co-authors book on ESL curriculum development

Shelley Fairbairn, associate professor of education, is co-author of a new book that guides the development of school curricula to address the needs of English Language Learners. “Engaging English Learners Through Access Standards: A Team-Based Approach to Schoolwide Student Achievement" was co-written by Stephaney Jones-Vo, ESL/diversity consultant at the Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston. Fairbairn […]
August 28, 2015