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Connecting remotely with authors and thinkers

Connecting remotely with authors and thinkers

In Renée Cramer’s Reproductive Law and Politics course, students have the opportunity not only to read influential works but also to meet with the authors personally. Jennifer Block, an independent journalist who writes about health, gender, and conflict of interest in medicine, planned to visit the Drake campus in April. Students in Cramer’s class had...

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Professor adapts to student feedback

Professor adapts to student feedback

To adapt his calculus class to remote teaching, the first thing Assistant Professor of Mathematics Enes Akbuga did was listen to his students. “I prepared an online survey to ask students their preferences on instruction type—whether instruction should be in a live session or prerecorded so students could watch it on their own time,” Akbuga...

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Three students recognized by Fulbright program continuing a strong Drake tradition

Three students recognized by Fulbright program continuing a strong Drake tradition

Three Drake University students were recognized by the 2020–2021 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Two students were named finalists while a third will be an alternate in what is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. A finalist is an applicant who was approved by the host country and offered a Fulbright...

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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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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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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...