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Keys to Excellence Piano Series resumes Oct. 3 featuring Kansas State Professor of Piano Sławomir Dobrzański

Now in its 10th season—and after a two-year hiatus—Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series resumes featuring internationally acclaimed pianists from around the world. Sławomir Dobrzański, professor at Kansas State University, will present the first concert of the 2022–2023 season on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium. Admission is free. The performance will feature works by Bach, Mozart,...

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OTD Program Involved with Inaugural Sensory-Friendly Morning at Iowa State Fair 

OTD Program Involved with Inaugural Sensory-Friendly Morning at Iowa State Fair 

Students and faculty in Drake University’s Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) program helped plan and implement the inaugural Sensory-Friendly Morning at the Iowa State Fair on August 17, 2022. In coordination with the event’s presenting sponsor, ChildServe, the OTD program provided guidance to make the Iowa State Fair accessible and offer special programming for children and...

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General Counsel of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Speak at Drake Law School

Drake University Law School is pleased to announce that they will be hosting alumnus David Berdan, LW’95, General Counsel at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Berdan will present “Key Initiatives and What Else is New in Patents and Trademarks at USPTO” on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m. at Drake University Law...

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Drake signs MOU with Chinese university to expand global opportunities for students

Drake signs MOU with Chinese university to expand global opportunities for students

Drake University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement with Qingdao University, located in Shandong, China, during a virtual signing ceremony Sept. 6. The partnership will benefit both universities through joint curricular programs, collaborative research, and student and faculty exchange opportunities. Ambassador-in-Residence at Drake University Terry Branstad was instrumental in establishing the agreement through his...

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Drake among the nation’s top national universities

U.S. News & World Report ranks Drake among the nation’s top national universities

Drake University once again ranks among the nation’s top universities in several categories in the newly released U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Colleges rankings. Drake ranked in the top third among nearly 450 schools in the “National Universities” category. Institutions within this category offer a full range of undergraduate degrees, plus master’s and...

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Hernandez Cruz Receives ISGC Incoming Freshman Scholarship for Diversity in STEM 

Hernandez Cruz Receives ISGC Incoming Freshman Scholarship for Diversity in STEM 

Genesis Hernandez Cruz, a first-year Health Sciences student in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, received a 2022-23 Incoming Freshman Scholarship from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC). This new scholarship program instituted by the ISGC in the fall of 2022 is meant to attract and retain diverse students in science, technology, engineering,...

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Drake University’s Bucksbaum Lecture Series to feature former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will deliver the annual Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Drake University’s Knapp Center, located at 2525 Forest Ave.   In a moderated question and answer format, Yovanovitch will speak on “Lessons from the Edge,” including insights on the current Russia–Ukraine conflict as she draws on experiences from her 33-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service. The lecture...

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Nelson named a 2022 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award Finalist 

Nelson named a 2022 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist Award Finalist 

Molly Nelson, a fourth-year student pharmacist in Drake University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), was named one of three national finalists for the 2022 Next-Generation Future Pharmacist™ Award sponsored by Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times. The winner will be announced during the Next-Generation Pharmacist Award Gala held on September 30, 2022, in Kansas...