Creighton University Magazine Fall 2008
Vaughn, Pamela Adams
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WELCOME TO THE HARPER CENTER: CREIGHTON'S NEW FRONT DOOR / WELCOME TO THE HARPER CENTER The new Mike and Josie Harper Center for Student Life and Learning opened to students for the first time this fall. The 245,000-square-foot facility serves as Creighton’s new front door and is a dramatic anchor to Creighton’s east-campus expansion efforts. Page 8.NO DISPUTE Creighton University’s Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution has earned national and worldwide acclaim just three years after its official launch. Learn more about the Werner Institute and how it is preparing future leaders for the rapidly expanding profession of conflict resolution. Page 16.VACCINE WARS: PRIVATE HEALTH VS. PUBLIC FEARS Fears of possible negative side effects are prompting some segments of the American public not to vaccinate their children, leaving some public health professionals worried about a resurgence of deadly diseases. Creighton experts Archana Chatterjee, M.D., and Linda Ohri, Pharm.D., help separate scientific fact from fiction. Page 20.NEW GRADUATE PROGRAMS OPEN AT CREIGHTON THIS FALL / NEW GRADUATE PROGRAMS AT CREIGHTON A growing number of students — especially adults and working professionals — are plugging into Creighton from work, home or an Internet café, as the newest online offerings opened in the Graduate School this fall. These new programs also cross traditional disciplinary lines, providing students with an array of professional skills that are highly sought in today’s tightening economy. Page 24.ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT Read about this fall’s Alumni Merit Award recipients. Page 26.