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Omaha protest rally 1.29.17 “No Ban; No Wall”

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Moms – and Kids – on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day makes me think of Moms – and of their kids. An income study conducted by Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren and reported interactively in the New York Times this week demonstrates the economic prospects for poor kids growing … Continue reading

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Veterans in Nebraska

Bryon Line Former Army officer and civilian intelligence professional with experiences also as a defense sector industry executive and analyst 32 years of military, civilian national security, and defense industry service were very good for me and kept me in … Continue reading

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Medical Education and Diversity

Recently, the medical field has been trying to step outside the physiology of illness in the person, and to look at social contributors to disease. This has entailed modifying curricula in medical schools around the country to include education about … Continue reading

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Aging and the Story-Demographics Counterpoint

The 2040 Initiative is big on facts and figures: Facts and figures show us the big picture and help us see where and how we fit. The 2040 Initiative is also big on stories: Stories bring us into each other’s … Continue reading

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Davidson on Diversity…and Difference

Dr. Martin Davidson spoke yesterday to a full house at the University at Omaha’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service. Davidson is a professor at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and the author of … Continue reading

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“Unpacking Race” World Cafe Dialogue at Creighton

Kudos to a dedicated group of Creighton students who worked with the Werner Institute to organize and carry off Sunday’s “Unpacking Race” World Café dialogue. The 2040 Initiative and the Creighton School of Law were proud to co-sponsor the event. … Continue reading

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Creighton BLSA Hosts “Table Talk” Conversations About Race

 Last fall’s 2040-Initiative-featured speaker, Jamelle Bouie from Slate, highlighted the importance of having honest conversations about race. Creighton’s Black Law Student Association (BLSA), with a membership that includes both Black and White students, has responded to the events in Ferguson … Continue reading

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Dialogue: “Unpacking Race”

  The 2040 Initiative joins the Werner Institute, the School of Law, and other Creighton organizations in sponsoring a campus dialogue about race this Sunday, February 1. This dialogue was sparked by the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, … Continue reading

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