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Keeping the Peace in the 21st Century

A retired U.S. diplomat and United Nations peacekeeper will discuss the UN’s role in peacekeeping on Nov. 6.
October 31, 2014
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Iowa doctor discusses ebola quarantine [Video]

Dr. Allen Zagoren of Drake and UnityPoint Health discusses the use of quarantines to control the spread of illness.
October 30, 2014
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Drake board approves new academic programs, launch of $65 million STEM initiative

The Drake University Board of Trustees recently approved new degree programs in mathematics, science, education, technology, and health sciences while taking initial steps to further enhance the University’s programming through $65 million in new construction and renovation.
October 29, 2014
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Drake and central Iowa schools partner on creek restoration

Students from Drake University and two central Iowa public school districts will receive $63,000 from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board to fund an innovative environmental education project. During the year-long project, Drake students and faculty will work with high school students from Southeast Polk and Des Moines Public Schools to coordinate a major stream restoration […]
October 27, 2014
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Maxwell to be inducted into Iowa Business Hall of Fame

Drake University President David Maxwell will be inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame, an exclusive group of leaders who have made outstanding contributions to develop and enhance Iowa's business climate. Maxwell and this year's other inductees—Tom Aller, former president of Interstate Power & Light; and John Bloomhall, chairman of Diamond V—were selected by […]
October 27, 2014
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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
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Benjamin Gardner's paintings featured in NYC group exhibition

Benjamin Gardner, associate professor of art and design, has four paintings included in a group exhibition at Gallery Molly Krom in New York City.
October 22, 2014
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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
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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
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Public panel discussion on regional trade accords

"Negotiating Regional Trade Accords: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership" will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21.
October 17, 2014
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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
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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
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Mahmoud Hamad speaks at constitutional law conference in Lebanon

Mahmoud Hamad, associate professor of politics, participated in the Arab Association of Constitutional Law's third annual conference on the implementation of human rights in Beirut, Lebanon. The conference, held October 16-17, was organized by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in collaboration with Lebanese University and the Constitutional Council of the Republic of […]
October 17, 2014
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Dorothy Pisarski to co-host Global Diaspora Week panel

Dorothy Pisarski, associate professor of advertising, is part of a panel discussion that has been accepted as part of Global Diaspora Week.
October 14, 2014
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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