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Professor of Art and Design Researching Civil War Art

Building on her scholarship on artwork about the American Civil War, Maura Lyons, professor of art and design at Drake University, is spending her summer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) at Newfields, researching a painting in the collection called Our Flag. Her plan is to combine an art historical analysis of the painting […]
July 12, 2018
The Comparison Project

The Comparison Project

Promoting religious and cultural understanding This past August in Milwaukee, Wis., the crowd in a Sikh temple had recently finished its ritual prayer and had begun to prepare its customary meal. That’s when Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old ex-Army soldier, allegedly came through the doors of the temple and opened fire. The shooter, a man […]
December 6, 2012
Tech in health care

Innovations in diabetes care

Students and professor research the effects of medication management app Although they haven’t yet graduated, three Drake pharmacy students are already involved in potentially game-changing diabetes research. Hayley Vance, Alex Hendzel, and Nicole Quandt are part of a study evaluating the success of MedSimple, a mobile application that aims to help patients with diabetes track […]
November 28, 2012

Caring for kids, empowering families

Mentor and student collaborate to provide needed service in central Iowa When Emily Madsen, a senior psychology major with a concentration in applied behavior analysis, describes her internship with the Behavioral Disorders Clinic at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, her speech quickens and her eyes take on a special brilliance. “My whole life I’ve […]
November 20, 2012

DU in the News: November

Drake on PBS’ Nightly Business Report; distinctlyDrake featured in Inside Higher Ed
November 21, 2011

Exploring Neuroscience

Drake is once again offering majors and minors in neuroscience, a rapidly changing and highly interdisciplinary field.
October 21, 2011

DU in the News

A quick rundown of Drake faculty, staff, alumni and students making an impact in the world this month.
October 21, 2011

Faculty and staff honored at Drake's fall Convocation

Three Drake University received Madelyn M. Levitt Awards for community service and commitment to exceeding expectations.
September 21, 2011

Is “closure” a myth?

Drake University Associate Professor of Sociology Nancy Berns writes that the search for closure in cases such could discount the actual grieving process, as well as ignore the grief still felt after the supposed closure event.
September 21, 2011

CBPA takes on a South Korean challenge

This summer, professors in the College of Business and Public Administration joined forces to host 19 South Korean students for a three-week seminar that introduced the international visitors to the healthcare system in the U.S., insurance industry operations and the American culture.
September 21, 2011

DU in the news

Professor Tom Root talks debt ceiling; alumna shakes cocktail scene.
August 16, 2011

Post-traumatic psychology

A new Arts & Sciences faculty member comes to Drake with VA hospital experience Wartime experiences can alter the course of one’s life. Such was the case for Steven Lancaster, who joins the Drake University College of Arts and Sciences faculty as assistant professor of psychology this fall. It was Lancaster’s 2004 deployment to Iraq […]
August 16, 2011

Faculty advancements

Drake celebrates the tenure and promotion of 17 faculty members.
July 13, 2011

What's next for news

Chris Snider just completed his first full year as instructor of practice in multimedia journalism at Drake. We asked him how he carries over his past experience as a newsroom innovator to inspire the next generation of journalists and communicators.
July 13, 2011

And the Madelyn Levitt awards go to...

Drake University presents the 2011 Madelyn Levitt awards to environmental science, chemistry faculty Drake University faculty members Keith Summerville and Gholam Mirafzal received Drake's highest honors for teachers and mentors – the annual Madelyn Levitt Awards – at the University's undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14. The late Madelyn Levitt, longtime Drake trustee and […]
June 6, 2011