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Drake University’s pharmacy program and Law School move up in U.S. News rankings

Drake University’s pharmacy program and Law School move up in U.S. News rankings

Drake University’s pharmacy program and Law School are ranked among the best for academic quality according to analysis released today in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” In the new rankings, Drake’s pharmacy program, part of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, improved its ranking among private school...

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Drake University launches five new academic programs for Fall 2020

Drake University launches five new academic programs for Fall 2020

Drake University is adding three new graduate and two undergraduate areas of study to its list of degree options beginning in Fall 2020. The new academic offerings include a Master of Science in health informatics and analytics, a graduate certificate in real estate, a concentration in cyber security within the Master of Business Administration, a...

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CANCELED: Cary Fowler to deliver 42nd Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake University

CANCELED: Cary Fowler to deliver 42nd Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake University

The 42nd Bucksbaum lecture with Cary Fowler planned for Thursday, April 2 has been canceled. This decision is part of a broader response by Drake University to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus. Most events on campus between Saturday, March 14 and April 5 are being canceled. Appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, Cary Fowler is...

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10 Bulldogs earn Forty Under 40 honors

10 Bulldogs earn Forty Under 40 honors

Ten members of the Drake University community were named to the Des Moines Business Record’s Forty Under 40 class for 2020.  The Business Record issues its annual list to honor Greater Des Moines area professionals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated “impressive career achievements and unparalleled community involvement,” according to the publication.  “We...

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Keys to Excellence Presents Mattia Ometto

Keys to Excellence Presents Mattia Ometto

Italian pianist Mattia Ometto will present the upcoming concert of the 2019–2020 season for the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission is free. The performance will feature the following works by Franz Liszt, Claude Debussy, Mario Pagotto, and Nikolai Medtner. Ometto will also...

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Drake University to celebrate 147th commencement Dec. 14

Drake University to celebrate 147th commencement Dec. 14

Drake University will hold its 147th commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements at the conclusion of the fall 2019 semester. The commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Drake University’s Knapp Center, 2525 Forest Ave. The public is...

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Drake University Theatre presents “Pippin” Nov. 21–24

Drake University Theatre presents “Pippin” Nov. 21–24

Drake University students are getting a chance to grow and strengthen their acrobatic skills in the extravagant and magical musical, Pippin. Pippin, directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Erin Horst, runs Thursday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Performing Arts Hall of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. Performances will start at 7:30...

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George Stephanopoulos to moderate CHINA Town Hall interactive webcast at Drake

George Stephanopoulos to moderate CHINA Town Hall interactive webcast at Drake

Drake University, once again, will serve as the local host site for CHINA Town Hall. The event will feature an interactive webcast moderated by George Stephanopoulos, former White House communications director to the Clinton administration. Stephanopoulos will be joined by expert panelists Stephen Orlins, Melanie Hart, Yasheng Huang, and Ely Ratner. CHINA Town Hall is...

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New industry-university partnership brings BlueX: Technology Applied Learning to Drake students

New industry-university partnership brings BlueX: Technology Applied Learning to Drake students

Wellmark and Drake launch immersive four-year practicum for computer science program DES MOINES, IA (Nov. 11, 2019) — Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Drake University today announced the launch of BlueXSM: Technology Applied Learning — an innovative, four-year practicum for students studying computer science and related disciplines. Beginning fall 2019, Wellmark technology professionals will...