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August 7, 2012
Economics Professor Discusses the Economic Impact of the Drought

CNN, Aug. 4, 2012
CNN's Rob Marciano interviewed Ernie Goss, live, on effect of the 2012 drought on jobs and prices.
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Omaha health firm will be called Alegent Creighton

Business Week, Aug. 6, 2012
Alegent Health says it plans to rename its company after it acquires Creighton University's hospital and clinics in Omaha. Alegent said Sunday that on Sept. 1 it will become Alegent Creighton Health. And the company's network of clinics around the city will be called Alegent Creighton Clinics.
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Creighton University is a new member of Phi Beta Kappa

The Phi Beta Kappa Society, Aug. 3, 2012
The Phi Beta Kappa Society has voted to establish three new chapters. The decision was made August 4 at the Society’s 43rd Triennial Council in Palm Beach, Florida. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society and has more than 500,000 members.
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New CU med student says struggles helped her excel

Omaha World-Herald, Aug. 3, 2012
Though Freshta Sahak of Omaha is indeed a 22-year-old immigrant whose family fled war-torn Afghanistan when she was 3. And today, she dons a white coat during the Creighton ceremony that marks her entrance into medical school. Sahak does not see herself as a disadvantaged immigrant, succeeding against the odds.
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Expert Offers Tips on Handling Ongoing Conflict

Virtual-Strategy.com, Aug. 6, 2012
Conflicts that drag on can be frustrating to all parties—including the conflict resolution specialist. In an upcoming webinar, Creighton University faculty member Bernie Mayer, Ph.D., a recognized authority in the developing field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, will discuss the management and productive handling of such disputes.
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Creighton University Leads Statewide Initiative to Improve End-of-Life Care

Digital Journal, Aug. 7, 2012
The treatment of the dying is an important topic in health care today. Helen Chapple, Ph.D., a faculty member teaching in Creighton University’s online Master’s in Health Care Ethics, is at the forefront of research into redefining and improving end-of-life care.
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Alumni groups offer career counseling to long-ago grads

Omaha World-Herald, Aug. 3, 2012
“I would say it's an expanding area; I'm not sure it's new,” said Jim Bretl, career services director at Creighton University. “Most career centers around the country do something in the way of helping their alumni, but it's probably still the minority who have dedicated staff to that.”
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CarFit checks help seniors drive safer

Omaha World-Herald, Aug. 4, 2012
Free CarFit check events that can help senior citizens drive safer will be held in Omaha and Fremon, Neb. Technicians from Creighton University School of Occupational Therapy and AARP will perform 12-point checks that take about 20 minutes.
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Good deeds, Aug. 5

Omaha World-Herald, Aug. 5, 2012
The 28th annual Creighotn Universiyt Make-A-Wish Run/Walk will begin at 9 am. Aug. 26 at Zorinsky Lake Shelter 1 off 156th Street. The event will be a 5k and 10k walk/run. Procedes will go to Make-A-Wish Foundation Nebraska Chapter.
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Noteworthy

Omaha World-Herald, Aug. 4, 2012
Associate professor Dr. Shailendra Saxena has received Creighton University School of Medicine’s Dedicated Teacher Award. It recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching students in the biomedical, behavioral or clinic sciences over an extended period of time.
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Back to school: Dorm advice

Omaha World-Herald, Aug. 7, 2012
Creighton University student Caroline Nester is interviewed in article. What I'm glad I brought: “TV and movies. Some of my friends didn't bring those and always had to watch things on their laptops.”
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