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  • <div class="columns large-12"> <a href="/live/news/3729-the-candy-man" class="feature-image"> <picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/91/width/1000/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3072,1729/1866_Troy_Pearley_Candy_HOF.rev.1666798500.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/91/width/1000/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3072,1729/1866_Troy_Pearley_Candy_HOF.rev.1666798500.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/91/width/1000/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3072,1729/1866_Troy_Pearley_Candy_HOF.rev.1666798500.jpg" alt="Troy Pearley ’92 giving a speech at his Candy Hall of Fame induction with his wife and son by his side."/> </picture> </a> <div class="story"> <span class="category"> <span class="lw_item_category lw_alumni-updates">Alumni Updates</span> </span> <h3> <a href="/live/news/3729-the-candy-man">The Candy Man</a> </h3> <p> Alum’s distinguished career in the chocolate industry lands him in the Candy Hall of Fame. </p> </div> </div>
  • <div class="columns large-12"> <a href="/live/news/3755-real-money-real-investments-real-experience" class="feature-image"> <picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/91/width/1000/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,675/1878_wade-investment-fund-business-meeting-conference-room-michael-doyle-20221018-9.rev.1667239806.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/91/width/1000/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,675/1878_wade-investment-fund-business-meeting-conference-room-michael-doyle-20221018-9.rev.1667239806.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/91/width/1000/height/500/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,675/1878_wade-investment-fund-business-meeting-conference-room-michael-doyle-20221018-9.rev.1667239806.jpg" alt="Wade Investment Fund students meet with School of Business and Management Dean Michael Doyle."/> </picture> </a> <div class="story"> <span class="category"> <span class="lw_item_category lw_academic-news">Academic News</span> <span class="lw_comma">,</span> <span class="lw_item_category lw_alumni-updates">Alumni Updates</span> <span class="lw_comma">,</span> <span class="lw_item_category lw_philanthropy">Philanthropy</span> <span class="lw_comma">,</span> <span class="lw_item_category lw_student-news">Student News</span> </span> <h3> <a href="/live/news/3755-real-money-real-investments-real-experience">Real Money. Real Investments. Real Experience.</a> </h3> <p> Wade Investment Fund provides students with the opportunity to manage an active investment portfolio. </p> </div> </div>
  • <div class="columns large-12"> <iframe width="800" height="450" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kCOnGjvYKI0?modestbranding=1&wmode=transparent" title=". Video description: Andrew Baranauskas’ research on how media influences the way people look at crime was cited on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> <div class="story"> <span class="category"> <span class="lw_item_category lw_academic-news">Academic News</span> </span> <h3> <a href="/live/news/3756-professors-work-featured-by-hbos-john-oliver">Professor’s Work Featured by HBO’s John Oliver</a> </h3> <p> Andrew Baranauskas’ research on how media influences the way people look at crime was cited on <em>Last Week Tonight with John Oliver</em>. </p> </div> </div>
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Save the Dates: 2023 Diversity Conference on March 29 & 30

The 21st Annual Diversity Conference will be held on March 29 and March 30, 2023. The conference will provide an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to learn about and discuss a variety of equity, diversity, and inclusion topics.

Registration Now Open for Winter Session ’23

Registration for WinterSession ’23 (December 19, 2022 – January 13, 2023) began Monday October 31, 2022. All Winter ’23 courses will be 100% online and delivered only through Brightspace.


Academic News

What can Music Videos of Beyoncé & Other Artists Teach Students About Political Protests?

Dr. Cody Miller, Assistant Professor of English education, and his colleagues published a paper examining how music videos can teach secondary students about political protests and resistance.

Library,Student News

Nominate a Student for the Undergraduate Library Research Awards

Please encourage students completing papers this semester (or any time in 2022) to apply for the Undergraduate Library Research Awards. The Friends of Drake Library (FODL) will be awarding prizes of $500 for first, $300 for second, and $150 for third place papers.

Academic News

Physics Faculty Receives $47,829 Grant from NASA

Dr. Ka-Wah Wong, Assistant Professor of Physics, was awarded a $47,829 grant from NASA for high energy astrophysics research.

Academic News

Art Professor Awarded “Best in Show” in Nationally Adjudicated Exhibition

Professor Jennifer Hecker’s sculpture “Rain Maker” was awarded “Best in Show” in the eighth Annual Glass National at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. The exhibition runs through January 8, 2023.

Academic News

Earth Sciences Professor Emerita Coauthors Paper on Fossil Thought to be Lost During WWII Bombing

Judy Massare (Emeriti Professor of Earth Sciences) and Dr. Dean Lomax (U of Manchester, UK) coauthored a paper that appeared in Royal Society Open Science. The research reports the discovery of two historically important plaster replicas of the first complete skeleton of a marine reptile fossil.

Academic News,Student News

Sociology Student Wins Database Curator of the Year Award

Sociology major Jordan Marsh was awarded the Debbie Petty Memorial Community Resource Specialist Database Curator of the Year Award for their work with 211/LIFE LINE.


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