Drake keeps track of how faculty, staff, alumni and students are making an impact in the world. Catch the latest Drake media mentions in the “DU in the News” section, linked off the Drake home page. Recent highlights*:
November 12, 2011: Des Moines Register
A remodeled floor in Drake’s pharmacy building includes incubators, cells frozen in a liquid nitrogen tube used for DNA samples, genetic sequencers and computers that give students hands-on research capabilities.
November 10, 2011: Inside Higher Ed
A story about the strategy for the distinctlyDrake campaign positions the University as a potential thought leader. “Despite rejecting almost all of the conventional practices of a modern comprehensive fund-raising campaign, the university is in relatively good position.”
November 9, 2011: Talk of Iowa — Iowa Public Radio
Jonathan Rosenbloom, Drake University assistant professor of law and Blue is Green committee member, talks about Drake’s recycling program and the importance of sustainability initiatives.
November 9, 2011: Des Moines Register
Dr. Steven Faux, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Drake University, says a neuroscience degree is an interdisciplinary one with applications to many areas, including biology, psychology, pharmacy, philosophy and linguistics.
November 8, 2011: Des Moines Business Record
The Drake University Center for Professional Studies is offering a new program to teach local leaders how to develop and maintain effective community-based food systems. The program is five weekend sessions spaced between Dec. 9 and Feb. 24. Attendees are encouraged to enroll for the entire program but have the option to attend selected weekend sessions.
November 4, 2011: Des Moines Business Record
Drake Law alumnus and Des Moines attorney Bill Kelly calls his one-year deployment to Afghanistan “the most complex legal problem” he has ever handled.
November 4, 2011: Iowa Public Radio
Pramod Mahajan, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, talks with Iowa Public Radio host Ben Kieffer about personalized medicine technology that allows doctors to use the right medicines for the right patients at the right time — and the ethical and cost considerations of unlocking the secrets that lie in our DNA.
November 3, 2011: Nightly Business Report
The Nightly Business Report on PBS covers Iowa’s economy, including a brief interview with Drake University President David Maxwell. (Segment starts at 7:20)
November 3, 2011: U.S. News and World Report
An applicant’s online persona may have a greater impact on their admission to law school than in other disciplines. Caroline Bettis, a third-year law student at Drake, says that while she doesn’t blame prospective students for being wary about admission officials checking social media profiles, “it’s not practical to say admission counselors should divide your online personality from who you are in real life.”
November 3, 2011: Family Living
Dawson, Iowa Mayor Colton Morman, a 20-year-old sophomore at Drake University, has decided not to seek re-election because his government duties are crowding his study time. When he was first elected, the 18-year-old high school student made international news.