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‘Genius’ graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel to deliver free lecture April 6

Groundbreaking comics artist Alison Bechdel, recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, will deliver a free public lecture in Sussman Theater.
March 23, 2015

Globetrotting cancer survivors to read creative nonfiction at Drake University

Drake University will host a reading of creative nonfiction narratives written by cancer survivors who recently traveled to Machu Picchu with Above + Beyond Cancer.
March 23, 2015

2015 Harriet Drake Kirkman-Hay Memorial Lecture

Margaret M. Mitchell will deliver "Tiny Text, Great Benefit: John Chrysostom’s Two Homilies on Romans 16:3," a free public lecture on March 26.
March 20, 2015

Brooks Competition Participants Take on The Interview

On the surface, it was a tangle of international intrigue, corporate hacking, and Hollywood politics. Underneath, the situation played out in charts and graphs, spreadsheets and data analysis, and cold hard cash.
March 17, 2015

Murphy Cup Brings Millennial Readers to Better Homes and Gardens

Among the potted plants, the decorating tips, the slow cooker recipes, and the DIY crafts, is there a place for Millennials in the world of Better Homes and Gardens?
March 17, 2015

34th Bucksbaum Lecture: NPR's Nina Totenberg discusses all things Supreme Court

All Things Supreme Court would be a fitting description for National Public Radio legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg's lecture at Drake University on March 12.
March 13, 2015

Religion, Race, Identity: The Role of the Churches in Post-Apartheid South Africa

The Rev. Willy Mafuta will present “Religion, Race, Identity: The Role of the Churches in Post-Apartheid South Africa” on Wednesday, March 25.
March 13, 2015

Drake Law's IP Law program ranked among top 25 in nation

Drake Law School is home to one of the nation's 25 top Intellectual Property Law programs, according to U.S. News and World Report. U.S. News recently released its 2016 Best Graduate Programs rankings, placing Drake's Intellectual Property Law program at No. 23 in the nation for overall quality. The influential producer of college rankings has […]
March 12, 2015

Drake's Pharm.D. program receives 8-year accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has extended its accreditation of Drake University's Doctor of Pharmacy program for eight years.
March 9, 2015

Senior marketing major receives Iowa AMA Scholarship

Maryna Rath, a senior marketing major at Drake University, has been awarded the selective Iowa American Marketing Association Scholarship.
March 6, 2015

Chopin Competition winner to headline inaugural Jordan Concert Series performance

Drake University is proud to present the inaugural performance of the Jordan Concert Series featuring American pianist Edward Auer and his wife, Junghwa Moon Auer. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Sheslow Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
March 3, 2015

Drake, Principal, DuPont experts to discuss “Doing Business Across Cultures”

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship (PFGCGC) will host “Doing Business Across Cultures” on Thursday, March 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Aliber Hall 101.
March 2, 2015

44th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition opens March 8

The 44th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at Drake University will open Sunday, March 8, in the Anderson Gallery.
February 26, 2015

Drake to Host Second Annual Conference on Bullying

Drake University and the Center for Bullying Resolution will host the second annual Conference on Bullying: Investigation and Resolution on March 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This full-day conference will be held in 310 Upper Olmsted Center at Drake University, 2875 University Avenue. This conference is geared towards K-5 educators, administrators, and graduate students in […]
February 24, 2015

Reception for "Payton Prize" essay contest winners set for Feb. 25

The Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series will host a reception for the “Payton Prize” winners on Wednesday, February 25, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room. The Payton James Freeman Essay Prize is a national non-fiction essay contest sponsored by the Freeman family in honor of their late son, Payton. Judges Cheryl […]
February 23, 2015