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.