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Harvard Public Policy Expert Robert Putnam to Discuss Opportunity Gap Over Coffee at Drake

It's the kind of conversation that Iowans are having every day over their morning cup of coffee—only this time, the discussion will be led by a public policy expert at Harvard University. Robert Putnam, one of the most engaging social scientists of our time, will lead a coffee hour discussion about the growing inequality in […]
July 6, 2015
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Information sessions for Drake MPA cohort in Quad Cities

Drake University will hold information sessions in Davenport this summer for Quad Cities-area students interested in pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree.
July 2, 2015
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Drake announces launch of statewide AmeriCorps community health program

A new grant-funded health program will position Drake University as a strategic leader in community health across the state of Iowa and increase financial aid to Drake students who are engaged in public service.
July 2, 2015
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Des Moines teachers to get free master's degree from Drake University

An innovative partnership between Drake University and the Des Moines Public School district will allow some teachers to earn a custom-tailored Drake master's degree at no cost to the teacher.
June 24, 2015
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Archivists seek Iowa Caucus memorabilia

Archivists at Drake University are seeking memorabilia for inclusion in the Iowa Caucus Collection, the nation's only repository for the collection, preservation, and cataloging of historical artifacts associated with the caucuses.
June 23, 2015
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Drake forges innovative degree partnership with Des Moines Public Schools

Drake University has formed an innovative partnership with Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) that will allow some teachers to pursue a master's degree at little or no cost.
June 17, 2015
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Kende authors textbook on comparative constitutional law

Carolina Academic Press recently published "Comparative Constitutional Law: South African Cases and Materials in a Global Context" by Mark Kende, director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center and a James Madison Chair Professor in Constitutional Law at Drake Law School.
June 11, 2015
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Drake introduces new Zenith Chamber Music Festival, Aug. 18-21

Zenith Chamber Music Festival features free, daily performances at four locations in Des Moines. Zenith is scheduled for August 18-21 and is hosted by Drake University.
June 11, 2015
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Cultural Tipping Points: Caitlyn Jenner, Demi Moore, and Vanity Fair Covers

How Vanity Fair's controversial 1991 cover, featuring a pregnant and nude Demi Moore, helped pave the way for Caitlyn Jenner to appear on the magazine's cover 14 years later.
June 9, 2015
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Mathematics professor co-authors book on number choice

Tonia Land, an assistant professor of mathematics education in the School of Education, has co-authored an professional book "Transforming the Task with Number Choice.” The book defines number choice and explores its use in problem solving, ensuring mathematics is accessible and engaging for all students.
June 5, 2015
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Drake University a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

Drake University was recognized in 2015 as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students. Three recent alumnae join the lengthy list of Drake graduates who have received the prestigious honor.
June 3, 2015
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Pharmacy professor pens Diabetes Case Studies book

June Johnson, professor of pharmacy practice, is the primary author of a new casebook that helps student pharmacists and practitioners to provide quality diabetes care. Diabetes Case Studies (with Interprofessional Perspectives) will be available exclusively in the American Pharmacists Association's online subscription platform, PharmacyLibrary, beginning June 1, 2015.  It provides teaching faculty and practitioners a rich source of […]
May 29, 2015
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Mike Cigelman retires after 29 years

Associate Athletic Director, Facilities/Director of Recreational Services Mike Cigelman is retiring from Drake University after 29 years of service. His contributions to Drake read like a highlight reel.
May 28, 2015
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Konfrst to present on presidential campaign strategies at PRSA regional conference

Jennifer Glover Konfrst, assistant professor of public relations at Drake University, will explore the campaign strategies of presidential hopefuls during a presentation at the Midwest District Conference for the Public Relations Society of America. Konfrst, who leads Drake's new Strategic Political Communications program launching in fall 2015, will give a presentation titled, "Grassroots Messaging: What […]
May 28, 2015
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Why Jeb's massive warchest didn't scare his rivals

If Jeb Bush fails to secure the Republican presidential nomination, super PACs will be a major reason why, says Associate Professor of Law Anthony Gaughan.
May 26, 2015