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Harkin Institute presents the fall Sussman Lecture: A Conversation with Céline Cousteau

On Oct. 1, Céline Cousteau, a French explorer, education ambassador, and documentary filmmaker, will deliver a lecture on water issues—From the Amazon to the Oceans to Iowa—as part of the Sussman Lecture Series presented by the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
September 23, 2014

Drake University awarded nearly $1 million for rehabilitation counseling

In an announcement made by Senator Tom Harkin, the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program awarded Drake University a major grant to increase the number of individuals trained in providing all areas of rehabilitation services to people with disabilities.
September 23, 2014

Professor Thomas R. Rosburg to deliver 30th Annual Stalnaker Lecture

Thomas R. Rosburg, professor of biology at Drake University, will deliver the 30th Annual Luther W. Stalnaker Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium.
September 19, 2014

Drake’s public relations program earns prestigious certification

The Drake public relations program is one of only 34 programs worldwide to earn the Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR).
September 18, 2014

Drake M.B.A. program voted best in the metro for eighth year in a row

Business Record readers voted Drake’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program as best in the metro area for the eighth year in a row in the publication’s “Best of Des Moines” survey.
September 18, 2014

International writers visit Drake as part of the Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Reading Series

Three writers from the University of Iowa International Writing Program will be visiting Drake University on Sept. 23 for a presentation titled “Being a Writer in the World: Writing as World Citizenship.”
September 18, 2014

Zen Buddhist scholar to discuss the ineffable as part of The Comparison Project

Gereon Kopf, associate professor of religion at Luther College, will deliver a lecture titled “When Expression is Expressed, Non-Expression is Not-Expressed: A Zen Buddhist Approach to Talking About the Ineffable” as part of The Comparison Project’s fall 2014 programming.
September 12, 2014

Drake University welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program

The Drake University College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) is the most recent university to be welcomed into the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Recognition Program.
September 12, 2014

Constitution Day to discuss racial discrimination on 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Charles and Marion Kierscht Professor of Law at the University of Iowa, will serve as the 2014 Constitution Day speaker at Drake University on Sept. 15. Her public lecture, “Re-Articulating the Harm of Discrimination: An Examination of Brown v. Board of Education at 60,” will be held at 3 p.m. in Drake University’s Sussman Theater.
September 10, 2014

Drake University ranks third in U.S. News & World Report 2015 rankings

For the fifth consecutive year, Drake University has maintained its overall ranking as third among Midwest master's universities in the U.S. News Best Colleges 2015 rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report magazine. Only 11 of the nation’s 620 master’s institutions had a higher peer-generated ranking for academic quality. "As prospective students and […]
September 9, 2014

Drake presents lecture on the Scottish referendum

Derek Wilson, former Scottish solicitor and law professor from the University of Nantes in France, will deliver a lecture titled “The Scottish Referendum on Independence: Bravehearts or Faint Hearts?” on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.
September 9, 2014

Leonard Pitts to visit Drake University as part of the 2014 Wonder of Words Festival

Leonard Pitts, Jr., author and nationally syndicated columnist, will deliver a lecture at Drake University on Monday, Nov. 10 as part of the 2014 Wonder of Words Festival.
September 8, 2014

Tim Gunn to deliver 33rd Bucksbaum Lecture, Sept. 17

Tim Gunn has been chosen as the 33rd lecturer for the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series. Gunn is most recognized for his role as co-host on the six-time Emmy-nominated “Project Runway,” a reality-based fashion design show originally airing on Bravo. He also stars in Bravo’s “Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style,” a two-season makeover show.
September 8, 2014

Drake Law presents public lecture on lethal injection secrecy

Eric Berger, associate professor of law at the Nebraska College of Law, will discuss lethal injection secrecy and the Eighth Amendment due process at a lecture on Monday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. in the Drake University Law School, Room 213.
September 5, 2014

Kathleen Richardson named dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Kathleen Richardson, director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) at Drake University, has been promoted to dean effective immediately.
September 5, 2014