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Professor of Art and Design Researching Civil War Art

Professor of Art and Design Researching Civil War Art

Building on her scholarship on artwork about the American Civil War, Maura Lyons, professor of art and design at Drake University, is spending her summer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) at Newfields, researching a painting in the collection called Our Flag. Her plan is to combine an art historical analysis of the painting...

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The Comparison Project

The Comparison Project

Promoting religious and cultural understanding This past August in Milwaukee, Wis., the crowd in a Sikh temple had recently finished its ritual prayer and had begun to prepare its customary meal. That’s when Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old ex-Army soldier, allegedly came through the doors of the temple and opened fire. The shooter, a man...

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Innovations in diabetes care

Innovations in diabetes care

Students and professor research the effects of medication management app Although they haven’t yet graduated, three Drake pharmacy students are already involved in potentially game-changing diabetes research. Hayley Vance, Alex Hendzel, and Nicole Quandt are part of a study evaluating the success of MedSimple, a mobile application that aims to help patients with diabetes track...

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Caring for kids, empowering families

Caring for kids, empowering families

Mentor and student collaborate to provide needed service in central Iowa When Emily Madsen, a senior psychology major with a concentration in applied behavior analysis, describes her internship with the Behavioral Disorders Clinic at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, her speech quickens and her eyes take on a special brilliance. “My whole life I’ve...

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