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Iowa STEM ScaleUp Program at Drake University Renewed

Iowa STEM ScaleUp Program at Drake University Renewed

Educating the next generation of healthcare professionals in Iowa STEM classrooms The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council approved the College of Pharmacy & Health Science’s proposal for ‘SoapyCilantro: A Practicum for Hands-On Introduction of Iowa’s Teachers and Students to Precision Medicine’ under the STEM ScaleUp program. This marks the second academic year that the Soapy...

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Dogtown development project near Drake University receives approval from Urban Design Review Board

Dogtown development project near Drake University receives approval from Urban Design Review Board

Merge Urban Development to move forward with $20 million investment in the Drake neighborhood With today’s Urban Design Review Board approval, Merge Urban Development (Merge) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, is one step closer to starting their transformational project at 25th Street and University Avenue in the Dogtown district of the Drake neighborhood. Pending City Council...

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CPHS Announces Nita Pandit Student Research Award

CPHS Announces Nita Pandit Student Research Award

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Nita (Nivedita) Pandit Student Research Award. The Award recognizes students participating in research projects with priority for those that are completing laboratory or ‘hands-on’ research with CPHS faculty beyond their program’s curricular requirements. Students may use the funding to support research travel...

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Drake University to host 151st commencement in the Knapp Center Dec. 18

Drake University to host 151st commencement in the Knapp Center Dec. 18

Des Moines Roosevelt graduate and DMPS employee Dau Jok to make remarks Drake University will host its 151st commencement ceremony in the Knapp Center Saturday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. The University will award 363 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Masks are required for all attendees in compliance with University policy and CDC recommendations. “I...

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More than 80% of Drake University Students Voted in 2020 General Election

More than 80% of Drake University Students Voted in 2020 General Election

Drake students voted at an almost 15% higher rate than the national average for university students More than eight in 10 (80.4%) Drake University students voted in the 2020 General Election, according to a national study published by Tufts University. Drake student turnout exceeded the national average of 66%. Drake student voter turnout increased almost...

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Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication Names Next Dean

Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication Names Next Dean

Following a national search, Catherine Staub has been named as the next dean of the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Drake announced today. Staub currently serves as associate professor, Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter Chair of Magazine Journalism, and Director of the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies at Drake University. “The...

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Keys to Excellence honors philanthropist Sally Bay Bartlett Nov. 29

Keys to Excellence honors philanthropist Sally Bay Bartlett Nov. 29

The 2021 season of the Drake University Keys to Excellence Piano Series opens with Nicholas Roth, professor of piano at Drake University, presenting a memorial concert honoring Sally Bay Bartlett, who passed away in March. Bartlett’s support for the Drake piano program was far reaching. Chief among her many notable contributions included gifting the magnificent...

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Drake University mourns the loss of the Honorable Neal E. Smith, LW’50

Drake University mourns the loss of the Honorable Neal E. Smith, LW’50

Drake University mourns the loss of former U.S. Congressman and distinguished alumnus Neal E. Smith, LW’50, who passed away on Nov. 2, 2021. Congressman Smith and his wife Bea generously supported Drake University throughout their lives, the impact of which is felt today by Drake University students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Smith was 101 years...