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April 9, 2019

Bucking Brain Death is a Threat to the System

Helen Stanton Chapple, PhD, Associate Professor within Creighton’s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies examines the ethical issues surrounding the diagnosis and subsequent care of 13-year-old Jahi McMath.
August 21, 2018

"Legally Blonde's" Lessons on Research and Ideas

Leah Georges, PhD, MLS discusses surprising sources of inspiration. Each of my research endeavors has been inspired by something. They have come from predictable places—research articles, well-recognized real-world problems, and talking with like and not-like minded colleagues. However, much of the work that has excited me the most has been inspired by off-hand comments from a yoga instructor, eavesdropping on others’ coffeeshop conversations, and the 2001 summer movie hit, Legally Blonde.
August 11, 2018

Reflection and Discernment Charisms

As a Catholic, Jesuit university, the curricula of most programs at the university specifically use the Jesuit Charisms as a foundational element. The EdD program most certainly does. One particularly important charism is reflection and discernment. What is this, why is it important, and how does one practice it?
July 18, 2018

Thoughts on the IQ Test

The developer of the IQ test, Alfred Binet, designed the IQ test to identify struggling students. He would have been horrified at how it was later used.
June 13, 2018

Embracing Diversity

Diversity means much more than race or gender. How might a wide range of layers of identity and affect decision making and outcomes in your organization?
June 13, 2018

Interorganizational Collaboration

No single person or organization can provide the expertise, ideas, time, money or people needed to solve such complex problems. Many perspectives are needed to generate potential solutions. So, we increasingly ask representatives of organizations to work together to generate solutions.