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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...

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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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Drake student awarded Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Drake student awarded Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Sophia Siegel, a junior in Environmental Science and Sustainability, has been awarded the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship. This competitive award recognizes leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. She is the first Drake student in 14 years to earn this...