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Greenfield teenager Hank Bohling receives Aaron Eilert’s Community Service Award

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University has named teenager Hank Bohling of Greenfield, Iowa the recipient of the 2016 Aaron Eilert’s Community Service Award.
September 29, 2016
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Drake University Department of Theatre Arts presents "Doubt: a parable"

Drake University Department of Theatre Arts is opening their 2016-2017 season on Oct. 6 with the controversial, religious drama, Doubt: a parable by John Patrick Shanley.
September 28, 2016
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Drake Chamber Choir, four high school choirs to perform Faure's "Requiem"

The Drake University Chamber Choir, choirs from four Des Moines area high schools, and a professional orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure’s well-known Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
September 22, 2016
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Author Kiese Laymon to deliver free public reading at Drake University

A black southern writer whose work bridges the worlds of high culture and pop culture will meet with Drake University students this fall and deliver a free public reading on Drake’s campus.
September 22, 2016
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Rovers receives second annual Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award

John Rovers, professor of practice in the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, recently was honored with the second annual Principal Financial Group Global Citizenship Award.
September 21, 2016
ISU Alyson and Hayley FEATURE
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Students win ISU neuroscience competition with Alzheimer’s research

Two Drake University students won first place at an Iowa State University neuroscience competition for research aimed at slowing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
September 21, 2016
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Drake University unveils new Tuition Guarantee for fall 2017

Drake University announced today a new tuition model that will help families plan for the cost of a four-year education.
September 20, 2016
DU in the News

'FiveThirtyEight' gives Trump 61.8 percent chance of winning Iowa

Rachel Paine Caufield, associate professor of political science, says Trump has an advantage in Iowa, in part because Democratic voters were divided by a contentious primary between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
September 19, 2016
Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

Haedicke receives grant to study Louisiana coastal restoration initiatives

Michael Haedicke, associate professor of sociology at Drake University, received a grant to support his research on the social and political organization of coastal restoration initiatives in southeastern Louisiana.
September 19, 2016
DU in the News

Memetics and the science of going viral

Shontavia Johnson, director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law School, authored this explanation of why "Who Let the Dogs Out," Grumpy Cat, and similar web crazes gain traction while other trends and ideas quickly fizzle out.
September 16, 2016
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Robert D. and Billie Ray Center, National Institute for Civil Discourse call for civility and release debate standards for 2016 presidential debates

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center joined the National Institute for Civil Discourse in calling on presidential debate moderators to adopt a set of standards designed to ensure that the 2016 Presidential Debates are fair, informative, and civil.
September 16, 2016
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Fall series gives global perspectives on social justice

A series of free and low-cost public events at Drake University will highlight the experiences of social justice leaders from developing countries around the world.
September 15, 2016
DU in the News

Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Renae Chesnut, dean of the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, spoke with Pharmacy Careers about the college’s learner-centered teaching, opportunities for diverse experiences, and advice for graduating students.
September 15, 2016
Magnolia Old Main FEATURE
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Drake third in Midwest in U.S. News 2017 rankings

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Drake University third for overall quality among universities in the Midwest.
September 13, 2016
DU in the News

Cortical Visual Impairment in children

Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is the leading cause of visual impairment in children in developed countries. Jayna Fischbach, assistant professor of occupational therapy, co-wrote this piece on how occupational therapists can help identify CVI.
September 9, 2016