Creighton University Magazine Spring 2015
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KNEE-DEEP IN RESEARCH Creighton faculty and students are conducting unique research in post-surgery knee restoration. This head-to-toe approach is looking at local muscle function, brain signals and spinal reflexes. Page 16.A GREAT VIEW / A GREAT VIEW: A FAREWELL TO FR. LANNON Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., Creighton University’s 24th president and the first alumnus to head the University, retired on Jan. 20. In this article, Fr. Lannon reflects on his time at Creighton and shares his hopes for Creighton’s future. Page 22.ADULT LEARNERS UNLEASH THEIR POTENTIAL AT CREIGHTON More and more adults are heading back to school. Read how Creighton is reaching out to these students and helping them succeed. Page 28.POWERFUL OUTREACH Creighton’s energy technology students are gaining real-world experience while helping a hospital in Nigeria and the Siena/Francis House homeless shelter in Omaha evaluate and use alternative energy sources. Page 34.EXAMINING THE RULES In a recent study for which she testified before Congress, Creighton economist Diana Thomas, Ph.D., found that government regulations often burden low-income households disproportionately, either by increasing costs of goods and services, lowering wages or both. Page 40.