Creighton University Magazine Summer 2013
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FIRST JESUIT POPE: REACHING OUT WITH HUMILITY, KINDNESS Kevin Burke, S.J., who held the Anna and Donald Waite Endowed Chair in Jesuit Education during the spring semester, and Eileen Burke-Sullivan, S.T.D., the Barbara Reardon Heaney Chair in Pastoral Liturgical Theology, share their insights on the startling papal transition that took place in February and March, resulting in the first Jesuit pope — Pope Francis I. Page 8.ON THE CUTTING EDGE / SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY: ON THE CUTTING EDGE While staying true to its Catholic, Jesuit roots of serving others, the Creighton University School of Dentistry is setting the pace in providing state-of-the-art teaching in 3-D imaging and dental implants. Page 12.THE DRIVE-IN THEATER: RELICS, RUINS AND REMINDERS OF A RICH VISUAL CULTURE Michael Flecky, S.J., professor of fine art photography, began making photographs of drive-in theaters in 1984. In this series of photographs, Fr. Flecky provides a visual tour of the American drive-in theater representing the familiar, historic and frequently abandoned structures originally constructed for outdoor movie entertainment. Page 18.AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US: STORIES FROM AFRICA / STORIES OF FORGIVENESS FROM AFRICA Through support of Creighton’s George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund, Jay Carney, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, attended the African Great Lakes Initiative gathering in Uganda last winter. Carney shares stories from African Christian leaders who have witnessed despair and bitterness, countered by hope and forgiveness. Page 24.WE ARE ALL ONE: TRAVELING THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO Margaret Guziec Hoarty, BSN’70, and Tom Hoarty, BA’70, JD’73, walked the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile journey from Saint Jean Pied de Port, France, to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela on the Spanish west coast. The Camino extended them an invitation to experience hardship and grace, joy and mystery — an invitation they accepted throughout their 38-day journey. Page 26.