Creighton University Magazine Summer 2016
Lawler, Michael G.
Salzman, Todd A.
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RACE IN AMERICA One-half of the American population considers racism “a big problem” in our country, according to a Pew Research Center study, a finding consistent with other polls and recent events. Members of the Creighton community offer insight from an Ignatian perspective. Page 16.LOOKING BACK: THE FIRST YEAR The Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D., shares his observations on a range of topics with the readers of Creighton University Magazine, as he looks back at his inaugural year as president. Page 22.DRUG SHORTAGES More than medications are currently in short supply — including cancer treatments, antibiotics, vaccines, anesthetics and more. Creighton professors explain this serious situation and offer some solutions. Page 28.TOTALLY RaD With a supercomputer and a lightboard to its credit, Creighton’s research and development laboratory, or RaD Lab, is engaging students and faculty from all corners of the campus, creating innovations that were once unthinkable. Page 34.MARRIAGE, FAMILY & THE CATHOLIC CHURCH / MARRIAGE, FAMILY AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on marriage and the family, changes the focus from law to virtue, according to theology professor Todd Salzman, Ph.D., and theology professor emeritus Michael Lawler, Ph.D. The papal document will guide the Catholic Church for many decades to come. Page 40.