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Everyday Abstraction: New work by five American painters

"everyday abstraction: contemporary abstract painting" is on view November 7 through January 23 in the Anderson Gallery.
October 23, 2014

Berkshire Hathaway scholar to give annual accounting lecture

“Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring World of Values” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.
October 22, 2014

Lecture on youth activism and mental health in Sweden

"Swedish Youth Activists and Public Health Advocacy" will be held at 7 p.m. in Sussman Theater in the Drake University Olmsted Center.
October 21, 2014

Public panel discussion on regional trade accords

In today's global marketplace, it's increasingly important for nations to establish the rules that apply to international trade—and for business leaders to understand those rules. Whether you understand a little or a lot about regional and international trade agreements, an upcoming panel discussion at Drake University is designed to provide a broader lens on the subject. "Negotiating Regional Trade […]
October 17, 2014

Drake theatre presents three student-produced plays

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will present a collection of three student-produced short plays beginning Friday, Oct. 24. Performances will start at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 and 25 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in Studio 55 of the Harmon Fine Arts Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave. Eric Deutz, a junior musical theatre […]
October 17, 2014

National Journal to Host “The Next America: Population 2043” at Drake University

Education experts will explore how Des Moines’ deepening diversity is impacting its education system while also reflecting the direction of the rest of the country.
October 17, 2014

Drake wins 2013-14 MVC All-Academic Award

Drake University has earned the 2013-14 MVC All-Academic Award, an honor given to the Missouri Valley Conference institution that finishes with the highest overall grade-point average among its student-athletes.
October 9, 2014

Keys to Excellence concert features Beethoven Project founder

A renowned pianist known for bringing Beethoven to international audiences in exciting and novel ways will perform at Drake University.
October 9, 2014

President Jimmy Carter returns to Drake (in virtual form) for live program on U.S.–China relations

Drake University will host a live webcast by President Jimmy Carter on the topic of U.S.-China relations; an expert from Kemin Personal Care will speak on campus.
October 8, 2014

Sexual abuse survivor to give free talk at Drake

A survivor of child sexual abuse who served 18 years in prison for the murder of her father will speak at Drake University.
October 6, 2014

James Hansen to speak on climate change at Drake

One of the nation’s best-known climate scientists, James. E. Hansen, will give a free public talk in Sheslow Auditorium.
October 6, 2014

Writers and Critics performance searches for political idealism in tough economic times

Students and faculty perform an adaptation of Susan Glaspell's "The People" with scholars from the International Susan Glaspell Society.
October 6, 2014

Scholar discusses “Rise and Fall of the Muslim Brotherhood”

A leading expert on Islamist movements will discuss the rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in a free public lecture at Drake University.
October 6, 2014

The Comparison Project features Hinduism scholar

The next installment of The Comparison Project will feature Anantanand Rambachan, professor of religion at St. Olaf College, whose lecture will continue in the Project’s theme of “Religion Beyond Words.”
October 3, 2014

Monterrey Tech professor uses technology to explore relationship between journalism, documentary film, and public understanding

A professor of media and film studies at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico explore the relationship between journalism, documentary film, and public understanding of concepts, through the lens of computer technology.
October 3, 2014