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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

Agency panel and film screening to address hunger in Iowa, beyond

Drake University is partnering with local food pantries and providers on a series of events aimed at raising awareness of food insecurity at the state, national, and international levels.
October 2, 2014

Young entrepreneurs present their startups to Lorentzen Hatchery sponsor at Drake University

Four groups of Drake University students who received funding for startup businesses through the Lorentzen Student Hatchery last spring will present final updates on their ventures.
October 1, 2014

Volunteer training sessions for the Adult Literacy Center

Tutor training will be held on Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Drake University School of Education.
October 1, 2014

Drake choirs launch performance season on Oct. 5

Drake’s three select choral ensembles will launch their 2014–2015 performance season Sunday, Oct. 5, with a free concert that celebrates life’s joys and struggles. The concert, “For most this amazing day,” will feature the Drake Choir, the Chamber Choir, and Drake Chorale, and will begin at 3 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium, 2875 University Ave. The […]
September 30, 2014

Industry leaders to speak at public roundtable on retirement readiness and auto insurance at Drake University

A group of leading insurance and financial services experts will gather at Drake University next week to educate Iowans on retirement readiness and the changing environment of personal auto insurance.
September 29, 2014

DSMove Block Party on University Ave. Sept. 28

Drake University partnered with nearly 100 community organizations to hold a major block party called "DSMove on University Ave." on Sept. 28.
September 26, 2014

Drake partners with community to launch economic development program

Drake University is pleased to announce a statewide economic development competition in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Downtown Resource Center. Drake was chosen as the partner for this project among more than 24 different colleges and universities across the state.
September 25, 2014

Drake Theatre presents “Square One” by Steve Tesich

Drake University’s department of theatre arts will present “Square One” by Steve Tesich beginning Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Studio Theatre of the Harmon Fine Arts Center.
September 24, 2014