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Drake Theatre presents Electra Oct. 3–Oct. 6

Drake Theatre presents Electra Oct. 3–Oct. 6

Drake University Theatre Department’s upcoming production of Electra is taking an old story and putting a contemporary and political spin on it. Electra, directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Arts John Graham, runs Thursday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 6, in the William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. Performances will...

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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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Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative

Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative

Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative—an exhibition curated by Lenore Metrick-Chen, professor of art and cultural history and students in her Black Americans and Photography course—is set to travel around Iowa this summer, fall, and winter. The exhibition is on display Sunday, Jun. 16, 2019 at Burlington, Iowa’s 21st Annual Juneteenth Celebration. The exhibition is on...

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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...

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Keys to Excellence series announces 2019-2020 concert season

The Keys to Excellence Piano Series will return to Drake University in Fall 2019 for its 2019–2020 concert season. The series will host world-renowned pianists, including Drake University’s very own Nicholas Roth, professor of piano. The artists will perform concerts and give masterclasses, which are free and open to the public. Concert Schedule ROBERT WEIRICH –...

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Drake Theatre presents Sunday on the Rocks, a play about the challenges in the lives of four women, May 2–4

Drake Theatre presents Sunday on the Rocks, a play about the challenges in the lives of four women, May 2–4

Drake University Theatre’s upcoming production of Sunday On the Rocks brings to the stage a work of theatre based in the empowerment of women. The play will be performed in the William S.E. Coleman Theatre in the Harmon Fine Arts Center from May 2­–4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. Admission is...