Creighton University Magazine Spring 2016
McMahon, Cindy Murphy
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: ONE SMILE AT A TIME Through its numerous outreach and community-based programs, the Creighton University School of Dentistry provides much-needed care to underserved populations, treating nearly 27,000 patients annually. Page 16.WHAT MAKES TEACHING AT CREIGHTON SPECIAL? Eileen Wirth, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Journalism, Media & Computing, who will be retiring at the end of the semester, reflects on the memorable connections formed between faculty members and students at Creighton. Page 24.AN INSIDE LOOK AT EMOTIONS What do our emotions tell us about ourselves — as individuals and cultures? Where do emotions come from? How do emotions affect the brain? Creighton faculty shed light on these questions and more while exploring the complex and mysterious world of our emotions. Page 28.THE BUSINESS OF DOING GOOD From teaching companies how to become more ethically responsible to planting 150-year-old corn seeds to help Native groups market food products to the general public, the Heider College of Business has created innovative ways of teaching business practices. Page 34.STRESS! Life can be stressful and chronic stress can be detrimental to our health — even deadly. How do our minds and bodies respond to stress, and how can we better manage that response? We turn to Creighton experts and an alumnus conducting cutting-edge research in this area for answers. Page 38.