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Incorporating COVID-19 into curriculum

Incorporating COVID-19 into curriculum

This is the fifth in a series of stories on excellence and innovation in online teaching—despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. The coronavirus had a significant impact on Associate Professor Jerry Honts’ molecular biology class, and not just because the course moved online. COVID-19 is now a major part of the curriculum and the...

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Design students collaborate remotely to design new tabletop games

Design students collaborate remotely to design new tabletop games

This is the fourth in a series of stories on excellence and innovation in online teaching—despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. Catan, Wingspan, Ticket to Ride, Concordia. These tabletop games and others have hit their stride recently as social distancing has compelled people to spend more time at home and away from friends. For...

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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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Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series to present playwright Kirsten Greenidge

Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series to present playwright Kirsten Greenidge

Kirsten Greenidge, a playwright from Boston, will speak at Drake University on Monday, Feb.10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room. She is the second featured speaker in the Drake English department’s annual Glaspell Writers & Critics Series. All events in the series are free and open to the public. An award-winning playwright,...

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Drake’s Slay Fund for Social Justice to present political analyst and lecturer David Ayón

Drake’s Slay Fund for Social Justice to present political analyst and lecturer David Ayón

David Ayón, a senior strategist and advisor at Latino Decisions, will speak at Drake on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Meredith Hall, Room 101. The event, Worlds in Collision: Trump, Latinos and Immigration, is sponsored by the Slay Fund for Social Justice at Drake University. The event is free and open to the...

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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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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...