Creighton University Magazine Fall 2016
Hendrickson, Daniel S., S.J.
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UNIVERSITY NEWSFr. Hendrickson Honored: Named founding member of first European chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu. Creighton Breaks Ground on New Dental School Building. Recker First to Hold O’Brien Chair in Health Sciences. Study Examines Expanding Role of Pharmacists. Page 6.HERE LIES HISTORY by Emily RustWhat happens to a cemetery when it closes? Who takes care of the people interred there? Who keeps their history alive? Prospect Hill Cemetery, at the corner of 33rd and Parker streets in North Omaha, is one of the city’s oldest cemeteries. It stopped selling plots in 1952, limiting burials there to families who already had purchased plots. Page 12.STUDENT FINDS ADVENTURE, INSIGHTS IN TRIP TO INDIA.Evan Corkrean was looking for adventure when he traveled to India for a month this summer. He found it. Page 15BACKPACK JOURNALISM DOCUMENTARY PREMIERESA town named Nogales can be found on both sides of the U.S. and Mexican borders. Separated by a 20-foot wall, the two cities share similar cultural aspects, but the journey from Nogales, Mexico, to Nogales, Ariz., can be fatal for migrants who attempt to cross. Page 16PROVIDING CARE IN THE DR.Creighton medical, nursing, dental, pharmacy and undergraduate students spent four weeks in the Dominican Republic this summer bringing care to the poor, sick and suffering through Creighton’s Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC). Page 20.A NEW ERA IN HEALTH CAREThe U.S. health care environment has undergone vast change in the last decade, with more transformation on the horizon. Creighton has been meeting current challenges and proactively preparing for the future in a multitude of ways, including strategic partnerships and academic clinical settings that ensure students and residents are prepared for the health care world in which they will spend their professional lives. Page 22.OPUS PRIZE: RESTORING HOPE, LIGHTING THE WAY HOMECreighton University hosted the 2016 Opus Prize in November. This annual faith-based, $1 million humanitarian award recognizes leaders and their organizations for developing creative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. Read more about this year’s winner and finalists and their work in addressing the issues surrounding sex trafficking, homelessness and refugees. Page 30.AN AMAZING JOURNEYLachell Wardell, a student in Creighton’s Master in Public Health program, grew up in one of Chicago’s most dangerous housing projects. Her mother was killed and Wardell dropped out of high school, becoming a single, homeless teen mom. Meet her as she visits the site of her one-time home, reflects on her life’s journey and how she is helping children growing up in poverty, who are often traumatized by violence. Page 44.MARS MISSION by Tim KaldahlCreighton alumnus works for human exploration and settlement of the red planet. Page 50.