Creighton University Window Fall 1997
Burk, Theodore E.
Allegretti, Joeseph G.
FitzGerald, Kevin T., S.J.
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"PLAGUES ARE AS CERTAIN AS DEATH AND TAXES": EMERGING AND RE-EMERGING DISEASES / FROM CHOLERA TO AIDS: DISEASES CONTINUE TO PLAGUE US With the eradication of smallpox in the late 1970s, many thought infectious diseases would disappear. Instead, new diseases have emerged and some familiar diseases have bounced back with a new virulence. Professor and Chair of Biology Theodore E. Burk addresses the phenomenon starting on Page 3.THE CLASS OF 2001: A NEW ODYSSEY FOR CREIGHTON /THEY'RE DIVERSE, THEY'RE BRIGHT, THEY'RE THE CLASS OF 2001 Associate Professor Eileen Wirth takes an in-depth look at the Class of 2001. While a high number say they plan careers in the health sciences, the class represents a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Find out more about Creighton's newest class on Page 13.PRAYER ON THE RUN: A SPIRITUALITY OF WORK FOR BUSY PEOPLE / WORK AS A CALLING: FINDING GOD ON THE JOB Law Professor and A.A. and Ethel Yossem Endowed Chair in Legal Ethics Joseph G. Allegretti discusses ways to integrate faith into everyday work, whether you're a homemaker, teacher, doctor or plumber. Page 18.CLONING: SHOULD WE HAVE TAILOR-MADE CHILDREN? / THE PROSPECT AND IMPLICATIONS OF HUMAN CLONING With recent advancements in cloning sheep and cattle, the possibility of cloning human beings moves closer to reality. Kevin T. FitzGerald, S.J., a member of Creighton's Board of Directors and a research associate at Loyola University Medical Center, examines the issue. Page 22.