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Gallery Talk featuring Brian Duffy: Civil War era cartoons from Harper’s Weekly

An exhibition at Drake University’s Anderson Gallery offers a fresh perspective on the American Civil War through the display of selected editorial cartoons from Harper’s Weekly, a popular illustrated publication from that time. “Draw Your Weapons: Civil War Cartoons from Harper’s Weekly” is running through January 24, 2014. First launched in 1857, Harper’s Weekly reached...

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Drake hosts the Chiara String Quartet

The Chiara String Quartet will perform at Drake University on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The concerts will take place in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave., and feature music selections from Béla Bartók. The quartet’s four members, Rebecca Fischer, Hyeyung Julie Yoon, Jonah Sirota, and Gregory Beaver, have been performing together for...

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The Comparison Project to discuss the fine art and neuroscience of visual awareness

On Oct. 24, The Comparison Project is hosting Barbara Stafford, Distinguished University Visiting Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture, to speak on finding precise ways of bringing neurobiology, cognitive science, and the new philosophy of mind together. Following the lecture, Lenore Metrick-Chen, associate professor of art history at Drake University, will give...

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Drake Symphony Orchestra to perform first concert of the season, Oct. 6

On Oct. 6, the Drake Symphony Orchestra will present its first concert of the season in Sheslow Auditorium on Drake University’s campus. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The concert will feature Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, “Prague,” and selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.” Drake students audition...

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Professor William P. Dougherty to deliver 29th Stalnaker Lecture

William P. Dougherty, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of Music at Drake University, will deliver the 29th Luther W. Stalnaker lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University, 2507 University Ave. His lecture, “Signs in Song,” will discuss the relationship between music and text. After an examination of intermediality...

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Drake hosts Kodaly Certification Course at Summer Music Institute

Over 40 adults participated in a two-week intensive course as part of the Summer Music Institute, which ended July 19 on the Drake campus. The Kodály Certification Course, led by Thomas Sletto, assistant professor of music education, is endorsed by the National Organization of American Kodály Educators. The Kodály Method, also referred to as the...

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First-year student receives top awards at educational theatre festival

Marissa Schuster, an entering first-year student at Drake University, won the top scholarship and first place in the monologue competition at the Educational Theatre Association’s Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Neb. More than 2,500 students and teachers gathered on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s campus in June for the Thespian Festival, a weeklong celebration of theatre that...