Asian World Center
Director: Maorong Jiang
The Asian World Center promotes a broad understanding of Asian cultures and an awareness of the important historical and international events happening in the Asian world. The Center routinely holds programs designed to enlighten the community about Asian fine arts, music, philosophy, religion, history, and political science. Website
Center for Catholic Thought
Director: John J. O'Keefe
The Center for Catholic Thought at Creighton University exists to feature and explore the Catholic intellectual tradition, broadly conceived, as it is expressed within and among the various disciplines of the Catholic university. While drawing upon the expertise of trained academics, the Center seeks to make that expertise widely available, serving as a bridge between the Catholic tradition and the broader culture.
Description: The Center for Catholic Thought at Creighton University was created in 2009. The Center serves students, faculty, and the local Catholic community through a series of programs designed to explore and promote the Churchís intellectual tradition.
The Catholic Church has a long history of engaging the intersection of faith and reason. Catholicism, to mention one example, sees no conflict between the conclusions of science and the proclamation of the Gospel. Catholic Universities are especially well positioned to become intentional centers of excellence where the Catholic intellectual tradition is able to prosper and thrive.
The Center currently sponsors the podcast Catholic Comments, the annual Michael G. Lawler Theology Lecture, an annual lecture by a prominent church leader, and various interdisciplinary programs throughout the academic year. Website
Center for Henry James Studies
Director: Greg W. Zacharias
Henry James (1843-1916) is widely regarded as one of the most important literary figures in the history of U.S. culture. James wrote more than twenty novels, some one hundred short stories, thousands of pages of art and literary criticism, several volumes of travel essays, and several autobiographical volumes. He played a central role in achieving the acceptance in the English-speaking world of fiction as art and an expression of a nationís artistic production. Jamesís role in determining the direction of American literature and thus culture is represented in his letters to an extraordinary range of over 1,000 individuals. A complete collection of the letters will enrich by its range and detail our understanding of Henry Jamesís importance to our cultural legacy, to the way we understand ourselves today as a people, and thus to the way we will conduct ourselves tomorrow. Henry Jamesís talents as an observe and reporter of American, British, French, and Italian cultures of the later nineteenth century, in combination with the extraordinary range of individuals with whom he corresponded, make his letters useful for historians, biographers, cultural critics, and literary scholars. Thus, the letters and the Centerís library will constitute a unique and significant resource for students, teachers, scholars of Henry James, and also of American and European history and culture from the later nineteenth century. The University of Nebraska Press is publishing the edition in volumes of approximately 75 letters, with respective textual commentary, informational notes, and front matter. Website
Center for Mathematics of Uncertainty
Director: John Mordeson
The mission of the Center for Mathematics of Uncertainty (Fuzzy Math) is to support the paradigm shift in the sciences involving uncertainty and to support colleagues in third world countries. The Center has supported visiting professors from the People's Republic of China, India, Saudi Arabia, Korea and Japan. Members of the Center do basic research in fuzzy abstract algebra, fuzzy graph theory, fuzzy integration theory and integral equations, and fuzzy automata theory. In fuzzy abstract algebra, it has demonstrated that the theory of primary representations for fuzzy ideals can be applied to the solution of fuzzy intersection equations via a corresponding theory of algebraic varieties. The members of the Center have also developed a Galois theory of fuzzy subgroups and fuzzy subfields. Creation of a Galois theory of correspondence like this is frequently useful for classification of fields and in solving equations. Significant work is being done on the structural results for fuzzy graphs and automata, both of which have applications in many disciplines. Website
Kripke Center for the Study of Religion & Society
Director: Ronald A. Simkins
The Kripke Center is dedicated to facilitating scholarly activity in the areas of religion and society. Special attention is given to promoting understanding between and among faith communities, including especially Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The Kripke Centerís primary audience is the academic community, but its scholarship and services are available to all who seek them. The Center is named in honor of Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke. Website