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Global insurance research leadership on display at School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management

Global insurance research leadership on display at School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management

The results of four major global insurance research projects led by faculty from Drake University’s School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management were published in prestigious academic journals during the first half of 2021. The papers, which covered topics ranging from the general insurance trends in China, one of the largest insurance markets in the...

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CPHS Faculty Honored at Health Professions Day

CPHS Faculty Honored at Health Professions Day

During the annual Health Professions Day (formerly Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day), held on February 25, 2021, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences presented various awards to faculty members who demonstrate outstanding teaching, mentorship, scholarship, and professional involvement within their fields. Nominations for the awards are sought from students and colleagues alike from within...

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Craig Owens, professor of English, publishes co-edited collection on cocktail culture

Craig Owens, professor of English, publishes co-edited collection on cocktail culture

Craig Owens, professor of English, has recently published The Shaken and the Stirred, a collection of essays devoted to the rise, waning, and resurgence of cocktail culture in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (Indiana University Press, 2020). It joins Indiana University Press’s This Year’s Work series, which also includes volumes devoted to punk culture, zombies,...

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Asst. Professor Holdren publishes book on history of workers’ compensation laws

Asst. Professor Holdren publishes book on history of workers’ compensation laws

Nate Holdren, assistant professor of law, politics, and society, recently published his first book, Injury Impoverished: Workplace Accidents, Capitalism, and Law in the Progressive Era. The book, published in the Cambridge University Press series Historical Studies in American Law and Society, examines the creation and early operation of workers’ compensation laws in the early twentieth...

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Assoc. Professor Grundmeyer presents at National Youth At-Risk Conference

Assoc. Professor Grundmeyer presents at National Youth At-Risk Conference

Trent Grundmeyer, associate professor of educational leadership from Drake’s School of Education recently presented at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference. His presentation, The Domino Effect: Lessons from the prison walls, focused on the program that goes into Iowa prisons and prompts those who work with at-risk youth to hear from incarcerated men and women. A highlight...

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Professor Alanah Mitchell Honored for Service

Professor Alanah Mitchell Honored for Service

Alanah Mitchell, associate professor of information systems and the department chair of information management and business analytics (IMBA) in the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA), has been awarded the Association of Information Systems (AIS) Saundra Slaughter Service Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions of leadership and service to the profession and was presented...

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Dean Renae Chesnut Receives Two National AACP Awards

Dean Renae Chesnut Receives Two National AACP Awards

Renae Chesnut, dean of Drake’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, was the recipient of two prestigious awards at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) annual meeting July 21—25 in Boston. Chesnut received the James Robertson, Jr. Leadership Excellence in Student Services Award, and the inaugural Sustained Contribution to Administrative Practice in Pharmacy...