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Professor Deb Bishop furthers global connections through sabbatical in Uganda

A seven-week sabbatical in Uganda helped Deb Bishop develop several projects she's been working on during a decade of shorter, annual visits to the country.
May 31, 2016

Jolliffe serves as Journalism History's first guest editor

Lee Jolliffe, associate professor of journalism, was the first-ever guest editor of Journalism History.
May 18, 2016

Noe to speak on Iowa's aging workforce

Lance Noe, director of the Drake University Center for Professional Studies, will discuss challenges associated with Iowa’s aging workforce during an event organized by the Des Moines Business Record next month.
May 18, 2016

Hodgkinson named executive secretary of AATC Executive Council

Todd Hodgkinson, assistant professor of secondary education, recently was named executive secretary of the Executive Council of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC).
May 13, 2016

Robertson receives Fulbright Scholar grant to teach in Burkina Faso

Elizabeth Robertson, associate professor of English, will teach in Burkina Faso as the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant.
May 10, 2016

Hamad participates in Libyan Constitutional Drafting Assembly

Mahmoud Hamad was selected by the United Nations to co-lead a mediation team to solve disputes within the Libyan Constitutional Drafting Assembly.
April 18, 2016

Lee Jolliffe authors chapters on free speech

Lee Jolliffe, associate professor of journalism, authored chapters in the newly issued book "An Indispensable Liberty: The Fight for Free Speech in Nineteenth-Century America."
April 8, 2016

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