Creighton University Magazine Fall 2019
JESUIT GARDENS | School of Dentistry associate professor emeritus James Howard, DDS, is spreading the word about the difference a Jesuit education makes, even long after graduation. Page 9. | IN THE CLASSROOM | A chemistry professor is making his subject matter more accessible to students and alumni alike through a class on the chemistry of beer. Page 18. | TREASURE TALES | Rare finds — Creighton-related and not, such as a receipt signed by Abe Lincoln — make their way to the University, where they are treasured and protected. Page 26. | INNOVATING HEALTH CARE | Health care teamwork from a variety of disciplines — nursing, medicine, pharmacy, OT, PT, dentistry and more — improves health and lowers cost, and Creighton is at the forefront. Page 32. | DIVERSITY, VOICES, INCLUSION AND THE WORKFORCE | Businesses and organizations of all sizes are beginning to understand the great value that diversity and inclusion bring to the workplace, and Creighton experts are leading the conversation. Page 36. | THE 12 ANCHORS | A Creighton nursing graduate was one of the Navy nurse POWs captured in the Philippines during World War II. The women are the subject of a new book. Page 40. | IMPACT | The Heaney Pedestrian Bridge, connecting Creighton’s campus and the neighborhoods across the North Freeway, honors two brothers whose lives were shaped by the University. Page 44. | CREIGHTON CONVERSATIONS | A Creighton department dedicated to promoting diversity, especially in the health sciences, has been nationally cited for inspiring young people to consider careers in STEM. Page 56.