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Keys to Excellence features Drake University professor

Keys to Excellence features Drake University professor

Nicholas Roth, professor of piano at Drake University, will present the next concert of the 2019–2020 season for the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission free. The performance features the following works: FRANZ SCHUBERT: Sonata in D Major, D. 850JOHANNES BRAHMS: Klavierstücke, Op....

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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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Keys to Excellence presents Carol lei Breckenridge in a Clavichord Recital

Keys to Excellence presents Carol lei Breckenridge in a Clavichord Recital

Carol lei Breckenridge, Professor Emerita of Central College, will present the next concert of the 2019–2020 season for the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission is free. The performance will feature the following works by Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach and Franz Josef Haydn:...

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Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series to present poet and educator Denice Frohman

Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series to present poet and educator Denice Frohman

Denice Frohman, a poet, performer, and educator from New York, will speak at Drake on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in Cowles Library Reading Room. The event will kick off the Drake English department’s annual Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series. All events in the series are free and open to the public. Frohman...

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Drake University Ferguson event to host legendary pianist, Sergei Babayan

Drake University Ferguson event to host legendary pianist, Sergei Babayan

Drake University proudly presents world-renowned pianist Sergei Babayan as the 2019 Edwin Earle Ferguson event artist. The solo concert will take place Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission is free. The concert program features the following works, all by Frederic Chopin: Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op. 26 No. 1Valse in C-sharp...

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Drake Theatre presents Electra Oct. 3–Oct. 6

Drake Theatre presents Electra Oct. 3–Oct. 6

Drake University Theatre Department’s upcoming production of Electra is taking an old story and putting a contemporary and political spin on it. Electra, directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Arts John Graham, runs Thursday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 6, in the William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. Performances will...

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Professors Gentry and Busch Receive $390,000 Grant from Merck

Professors Gentry and Busch Receive $390,000 Grant from Merck

  Dr. Brian  Gentry and Dr. Marc Busch were awarded a multi-year $390,000 Merck Investigator Studies Program (MISP) grant to study letermovir, an antiviral drug used to treat infections that occur in patients with compromised immune systems.  The Drake researchers will be studying the disruption that letermovir causes on the virus that causes life-threatening infections....

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Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative

Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative

Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative—an exhibition curated by Lenore Metrick-Chen, professor of art and cultural history and students in her Black Americans and Photography course—is set to travel around Iowa this summer, fall, and winter. The exhibition is on display Sunday, Jun. 16, 2019 at Burlington, Iowa’s 21st Annual Juneteenth Celebration. The exhibition is on...