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September 21, 2009

Creighton in the News

African author Uwem Akpan says humbled by Oprah pick
Reuters, Sept. 21, 2009
Nigerian author Uwem Akpan, a Jesuit priest and Creighton graduate,, said he was "humbled" that his debut collection of short stories was chosen by influential U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey for her book club.
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Don't wash your hands of this civic duty
Omaha World-Herald, Sept. 21, 2009
Cathy Jesus, director of clinical quality improvement at the Creighton University Medical Center, said the time to hammer home the importance of hand washing is around first grade.
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It hurts just to look, but does child need a doctor?
Omaha World-Herald, Sept. 21, 2009
Dr. Thomas J. Connolly, orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with Creighton University Medical Center and Boys Town National Research Hospital served as a source for this article on childhood sports injuries.
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CIOs complain college grads aren't ready for IT work
Computerworld, Sept. 21, 2009
To effectively bridge that skills gap, businesses and universities must form partnerships that bolster the currency of IT education and prepare IT graduates with the "right" business and technology skills, says Ravi Nath, an IT professor and director of the Creighton University College of Business.
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Insurance denials pain for all
Omaha World-Herald, Sept. 20, 2009
Pre-existing conditions generally aren't a problem for the 60 percent of Americans insured through a job, and only five to 10 percent of Americans have private individual insurance now. But that number could grow, said Dr. Richard O'Brien of the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at Creighton University.
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Making it on your own
Omaha World-Herald, Sept. 20, 2009
The fact that Omaha is home to two major medical centers translates to a big opportunity for medical startups in Omaha, said Anne York, director of Creighton University's entrepreneurship programs. The Intellectual Resources Management office at the Creighton University Medical Center assisted Bothwell with applying for a patent, and she now is working with Creighton entrepreneurship students on a business plan.
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Native Nebraskan newsy to the end
Omaha World-Herald, ‎Sept. 20, 2009‎
After beginning his career at KCOW radio in Alliance, Neb., in 1959, Michael R. Cooney worked at Nebraska newspapers in Norfolk and Lincoln. He was born in Grand Island, Neb., and grew up in Omaha. He graduated from Creighton Prep and majored in communications at Creighton University.
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Native Arts shown at Encounter Center
Sioux City Journal, Sept. 20, 2009‎
"Encounters in Native Arts" is presented in partnership with the Native American Studies Program, Creighton University, with text by the Rev. Raymond Bucko, S.J., director of the Native American Studies Program and Chair of Sociology and Anthropology at Creighton.
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Omaha college to celebrate centennial
NTV, ‎Sept. 20, 2009‎
UNO graduate and Creighton University associate professor of theology Nicolae Roddy will be the first speaker. Roddy's Wednesday presentation will examine world religions and the global community.
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Corporate Cup: CU coach an easy winner
Omaha World-Herald, Sept. 21, 2009
Creighton cross country coach Chas Davis won the Omaha Corporate Cup with a performance that his athletes would be wise to analyze.
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