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February 17, 2009

Creighton in the News

Student Excels Despite Diversity
Omaha World-Herald, February 12, 2009
Creighton University Senior Danae Mercer of Omaha was featured in Michael Kellyís column. She is this yearís only U.S. recipient of the Jefferson-Davies scholarship, which goes to exceptional students who are among the first in their families to graduate from college.
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Body has holes; Can surgeons use them?
Omaha World- Herald, Feb. 13, 2009
Dr. Charles Filipi, professor of surgery at Creighton University School of Medicine, said preliminary research on the new procedure, which involves removing organs through natural body openings, has been done at Creighton.
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Region not yet out of the woods for flu
Omaha World-Herald, Feb. 15, 2009 Dr. Gary Gorby, chief of adult infectious diseases at Creighton Universityís School of Medicine, said the flu this season is a bit more tricky to treat with medicine.
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Growing career offers stability
Omaha World-Herald, Feb. 15, 2009
Linda Lazure, associate dean for Student Affairs at Creighton University School of Nursing is quoted in this story on the increasing demand for nurses in Nebraska and across the country.
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In search of a better search engine
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 20, 2009
Brian Young, vice president for information technology at Creighton University, said he had gotten Google Site Search for Creightonís site but had declined to spring for the search-appliance hardware.
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Medicine and Cultural Sensitivity
AJCU Connections, Feb. 16, 2009
For the Creighton University School of Medicine, cultural and diversity competency is a required element of clinical skills
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Everyday History: Markoe fought against racism
Omaha World-Herald, Feb. 15, 2009
A feature on The Rev. John Markoe, S.J., who taught math and science at Creighton and encouraged his students to follow their conscience into the streets with demands for racial equality.
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Midlands Voices: Nutrition score may be merely opinion
Omaha World-Herald, Feb. 16, 2009
Dr. Robert P. Heaney, John A. Creighton University Professor at Creighton University wrote an op-ed about on a nutrient profiling system (NuVal) adopted locally by Hy-Vee Inc.
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Menís Basketball: Jays earn a rare win at Southern Illinois
Omaha World- Herald, Feb. 14, 2009
The Bluejays used a dominating first-half performance in blasting Southern Illinois 82-60 and stopping a seven-game losing skid in the arena.
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Womenís Basketball: Win streak continues as Jays stifle Salukis
Omaha World-Herald, Feb. 15, 2009
The Creighton womenís basketball team opened Missouri Valley play with back-to-back losses, but the Bluejaysí 66-53 win over Southern Illinois on Saturday afternoon marked the teamís 11th straight MVC win, a school record.
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Omaha Hall names inductees
Omaha World-Herald, Feb. 13, 2009
The Omaha Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2009 inductees including Creighton menís soccer head coach, Bob Warming.
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Softball: Bluejays survive in extra innings
Omaha World-Herald, Feb. 16, 2009
The Creighton softball team escaped with a 4-3 win in extra-innings on Sunday over North Texas.
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