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Winners of Social Impact Awards for Research and Outreach Unveiled by Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Winners of Social Impact Awards for Research and Outreach Unveiled by Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

The first winners of the CBPA Social Impact Research and Outreach Awards were announced today by Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration. This new program recognizes college faculty and staff who tackle pressing issues facing society through their scholarship as well as their work in the community and around the globe. Each of...

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Sarah Noll Wilson, Drake adjunct professor launches “Don’t Feed the Elephants! Overcoming the Art of Avoidance to Build Powerful Partnerships”

Sarah Noll Wilson, Drake adjunct professor launches “Don’t Feed the Elephants! Overcoming the Art of Avoidance to Build Powerful Partnerships”

The COVID-19 crisis has shed light on just how critical internal communication is to a company’s success. As business leaders look toward 2022, they’re reevaluating how to best support their teams. Don’t Feed the Elephants! by Sarah Noll Wilson is a deep dive into the human ability to avoid addressing conflict within a relationship, and...

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Members of inaugural Honor Roll for Social Impact named by College of Business and Public Administration

Members of inaugural Honor Roll for Social Impact named by College of Business and Public Administration

The first cohort of students to receive recognition for taking the initiative to make their communities a priority through service was announced today by Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration. Nine undergraduate and graduate students recorded at least 20 hours of individual community service in the Fall 2021 semester and provided a reflection...

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Injury Impoverished: Professor’s award winning book on workplace danger out in paperback

Injury Impoverished: Professor’s award winning book on workplace danger out in paperback

Nate Holdren, associate professor of law, politics, and society at Drake University, recently published a book on workplace injury. Injury Impoverished, published by Cambridge University Press, examines the ways work in US history has caused injury and death for many people, how the law fails to remedy these harms, and how attempts at improving the...

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Drake professor publishes research showing virtual settings have no impact on team performance; findings go counter to popular assumptions

Drake professor publishes research showing virtual settings have no impact on team performance; findings go counter to popular assumptions

​New research from Drake University, ​co-authored by Professor Ina Purvanova, chair of the College of Business and Public Administration’s management and organizational leadership department, concludes that the performance of teams is not influenced by virtual environments. The article, entitled “The impact of virtuality on team effectiveness in organizational and non-organizational teams: A meta-analysis” appeared recently in the peer-reviewed...

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Drake University launches new degree program to prepare students for rewarding careers at the intersection of business and law

Drake University launches new degree program to prepare students for rewarding careers at the intersection of business and law

The College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University is rolling out a new undergraduate business law degree program to provide students with expertise in how businesses operate in an increasingly complex and dynamic legal environment. The major is designed for aspiring lawyers and other students who want to have a more thorough understanding...

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Social Impact Awards for Research and Outreach rolled out by Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Social Impact Awards for Research and Outreach rolled out by Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) is launching a new program to recognize faculty and staff who tackle pressing issues facing society through their scholarship and work in the community. The CBPA Social Impact Research and Outreach Awards—valued at $1,000—will be given annually to up to five individual faculty and staff, or teams of...

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Two new visiting faculty join Drake’s business school

Two new visiting faculty join Drake’s business school

Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration is pleased to announce the arrival of two new visiting faculty members. Visiting Assistant Professor Abootaleb Shirvani joins the college’s School of Actuarial Science & Risk Management to teach courses in actuarial science. Visiting Assistant Professor Prabha Shrestha joins the Information Management & Business Analytics Department faculty to...

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Drake Physics’ MISSFIT Research featured on ABC News

Drake Physics’ MISSFIT Research featured on ABC News

Inside Science, the publication of the American Institute of Physics, and ABC News published an article describing the efforts of a student-led, interdisciplinary collaboration at Drake to design radiation shielding and artificial gravity systems for interplanetary travel. According to the article, a spaceship bound for Mars carrying passengers would need to provide some kind of radiation shielding in order...

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Assoc. Professor Mitchell offers strategies for leading hybrid teams

Assoc. Professor Mitchell offers strategies for leading hybrid teams

In our current environment, more and more of us are working in a hybrid format (e.g., mixing both face-to-face and virtual collaboration).  Alanah Mitchell, Aliber Distinguished Associate Professor and Chair of Information Management and Business Analytics, has recently published an article “Leading hybrid teams: Strategies for realizing the best of both worlds” in Organizational Dynamics...