Creighton University Magazine Spring 2011
Vaughn, Pamela Adams
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THE GREAT AMERICAN TAX DEBATE How should Americans be taxed? What is fair? Should the “rich” pay more than others? As we approach the April 15 tax-filing deadline, Creighton experts weigh in on these questions and more. Their answers may surprise you. Page 8.MY WILD CRACKED BRAINS: A STORY OF PERSONAL AND HISTORICAL DISCOVERY Creighton University senior Nathan Tye knew of the family story of two obscure relatives who fought in the Civil War. His research led to a journey of discovery and an unexpected twist. Page 12.THE ASTHMA EPIDEMIC By all accounts, asthma is an ancient disease, but its affect on society has not been relegated to history books. In fact, asthma is on the rise in the U.S. — affecting nearly one in 13 Americans. Creighton researchers are investigating how to combat this troubling health trend. Page 16.‘BUILDING LEADERS FOR THE GREATER GOOD’ Creighton’s new online Interdisciplinary Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) Program in Leadership offers an interdisciplinary approach to leadership education, with an emphasis on developing leaders who will effect positive change in the world. Page 20.ALLELUIA! CREIGHTON BRINGS ONLINE RETREAT TO CHINA Creighton University has established a unique and vibrant relationship with the Catholic Church in China through its innovative Online Retreat — which is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Page 24.