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Comparison Project to discuss Buddhist philosophy of language on Oct. 3

The Comparison Project, the organization that brought the Tibetan Buddhist Monks to Drake’s campus earlier this month, will continue with their fall programming on Thursday, Oct. 3 with a lecture titled, “Ineffabilities and Conventional Truth in Jñānaśrimitra’s Buddhist Philosophy of Language.” Amy Donahue, assistant professor of philosophy at Kennesaw State University, will deliver the lecture...

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Drake professor receives Dissertation of the Year Award

Alyssa Samek, visiting professor of rhetoric at Drake University, was honored with the first annual Dissertation of the Year Award from the GLBTQ Division and the Caucus on LGBTQ Concerns within the National Communication Association. The GLBTQ Dissertation of the Year Award acknowledges one exceptional dissertation that is advancing GLBTQ communication. Samek is a first-year...

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Drake Municipal Observatory opens fall 2013 series Sept. 6

The Drake University Municipal Observatory will open its fall 2013 series, “We Are All Star Stuff,” this Friday, September 6 at 8 p.m. Presentations will be held every Friday night through Oct. 25 at the Drake University Municipal Observatory, which is located on the Waveland Golf Course, 4908 University Ave. Each event in the series...

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Tibetan Monks to visit Drake University, create sand mandala

Tibetan Buddhist Monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in India will be on Drake University’s campus September 9–13, 2013, creating a sand mandala and participating in a series of special cultural events that are free and open to the public. The creation of the sand mandala is an artistic tradition for Tibetan Buddhists. The mandala...

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Drake participates in FUTURE in Biomedicine program

Drake University student Amanda Marwitz and Adina Kilpatrick, assistant professor of physics, are engaging in a program that aims to strengthen undergraduate science education in Iowa. FUTURE (Fostering Undergraduate Talent – Uniting Research and Education) in Biomedicine allows select professors and undergraduates in Iowa to use the University of Iowa (UI) laboratories for research. Through...

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Middle school students attend App Camp at Drake University

On Monday, June 10, Drake University will kick off two, weeklong App Camps for middle school students. Participants will learn the basics of computer science through the development of Android application software in a series of interactive activities. “One of the main goals of the camp is to plant some seeds amongst the younger generation...

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Drake students receive Goldwater Foundation Scholarship and honorable mention

Drake University students John Emmons and Adam Riesselman are recent recipients of the Goldwater Foundation Scholarship award, a prestigious scholarship for students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Emmons and Riesselman were selected from more than 1,000 students nominated nationwide. Additionally, Zachary Kadow, also a Drake student, received an honorable...