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Drake’s Department of Music presents Hodie, a Christmas cantata

On Nov. 23 and 24, Drake University’s Department of Music will present Hodie, a Christmas cantata, by the great English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The concerts will feature nearly 300 performers, including all four Drake choruses (Drake Choir, Chamber Choir, Chorale, Drake University/Community Chorus), a student/faculty orchestra, student soloists, and the Heartland Youth Choir, conducted...

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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 students win top awards for research at Iowa Physiological Society meeting

At the annual Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) meeting on Sept. 21, Drake University students took the research competition by storm, placing first, second, and third in the poster presentation awards. Seven Drake University students in total presented research at the meeting. Zachary Kadow, a senior biochemistry, cellular, and molecular biology major, earned first place in...

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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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Drake’s College of Arts and Sciences celebrates Lacy Organic Lab Dedication

Drake’s College of Arts and Sciences celebrates Lacy Organic Lab Dedication

On Oct. 4, the Drake University College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the generosity of University trustee Cathy (GR’86) and Steve Lacy, whose gift of $500,000 made possible recent renovations of an existing laboratory. The dedication and ribbon cutting will take place at 12:45 p.m. in the newly renamed Lacy Organic Lab in Harvey...

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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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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...