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December 17, 2020

Seeing ‘the vulgarity of reality’

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the United States, it has left the nation’s health care providers to wrestle with a number of ethical problems. Creighton University has long challenged its health sciences students to ponder difficult ethical questions as part of its curriculum. The University’s commitment to providing a well-rounded liberal arts education — and its Jesuit, Catholic mission — mean that students in all of its schools and colleges are taught that all human life is sacred and cannot be reduced to a checklist of symptoms or a balance sheet of numbers and statistics.
December 10, 2020

The Power of Difficult Conversations

Nine-months into a global pandemic, a month off of a contentious presidential election and surrounded by divisive political commentary, we sit in a place of uncertainty. Now, more than ever, people need to be able to really hear one another and share their perspectives on the world around us. How do we have the difficult conversations that are necessary to have in our current environment? The answer lies in each of us.
November 11, 2020

Profiles in Risk: A Conversation with Jenny Jacobsen, Senior Risk Advisor for HUB Risk Services Division in Omaha

Risk management has always been central to organizational success, but there are deficiencies in some organizational risk structures. Companies have been forced to acknowledge their shortcomings and have felt the pressure to react. Professor Ed Horwitz, PhD, invited Jenny Jacobsen, Senior Risk Advisor for HUB International, to join him for a candid conversation on the importance of having risk management plans throughout an organization and how individuals might enhance their careers in this growing industry.
November 5, 2020

Focus on Your Strengths and Employee Strengths for Better Performance

A person is more efficient and effective when doing something they are good at, but not everyone is aware of their strengths and the strengths of their team. Regardless of where you are at in your career, leveraging talent and focusing on your strengths and employee strengths really matters.
October 8, 2020

Why Graduate School? The Benefits of Having an Advanced Degree

Have you asked yourself the question of whether attending graduate school is right for you? If so, your answer probably depends on numerous variables, and is likely as personal and unique as you. Perhaps you have an innate curiosity and desire to learn. Or, maybe you have settled on a distinct path and a graduate degree is a steppingstone to success. Regardless of your motive, there are significant benefits to pursuing an advanced degree.
October 1, 2020

Profiles in Risk: A Conversation featuring Megan Holt, Risk Management Director

Now, more than ever, organizations realize the value in having a strong Enterprise Risk Management team that can help identify, manage and mitigate risk. To understand just how important the role of risk manager plays in an organization, Professor Ed Horwitz, PhD, invited Megan Holt, Mutual of Omaha’s Risk Management Director, to join him for a candid conversation on the role risk managers play in an organization.
September 17, 2020

Images of Justice and Injustice

Experiencing systemic injustice can be hard to name. And, even after seeing and naming injustice, people struggle with how it is normalized and hidden. Creighton University Graduate School, in cooperation with the Durham Museum and Omaha Community, explored questions of social justice during a recent “Speaking Truths” panel inspired by images in the Durham Museum's featured exhibition, "Pulitzer Prize Photographs" developed by the Newseum.
September 1, 2020

Streamlining IT Processes

Companies are composed of several different and distinctive divisions and perhaps the department with the most extensive organizational reach is IT. The IT department is integral to an organization’s functioning and is responsible for supporting and enabling its success. In this installment of the Business Bites Webinar Series, Anton Ames, MBA, instructor of business intelligence and analytics at the Heider College of Business, discusses how streamlining is beneficial when it is both efficient and effective.