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Researchers propose “breastsleeping” as a new word and concept

Author: William G. Gilroy

As far as titles in academic journals go, it’s quite the attention-getter. “There is no such thing as infant sleep, there is no such thing as breastfeeding, there is only breastsleeping,” reads the title of a new peer-reviewed commentary piece by Notre Dame anthropologists James McKenna and Lee Gettler that appears in the prestigious European journal Acta Paediatrica.

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Law professor Cassel helps craft Colombia peace accord

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The peace accord announced in Havana Sept. 23 between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) could bring to an end that country’s 51-year war. The announcement also comes as particularly happy news to Douglass Cassel, professor of law and adviser to Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights, who had played a crucial role in the peace talks.

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Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index honors innovative climate adaptation projects

Author: William G. Gilroy

Two innovative projects that address climate change in developing countries—an imaginative program in Mozambique that produces starch for craft beer from cassava and another that helps cities worldwide develop resiliency to disaster—have won the coveted 2015 Corporate Adaptation Prize awarded by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index.

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Notre Dame and City of South Bend join MetroLab Network as part of White House Smart Cities Initiative

Author: Sue Lister

Announced at the White House Smart Cities Forum on Sept. 14, Notre Dame is joining in a partnership with the City of South Bend to bring together University researchers with city officials to address critical community needs. The Notre Dame and South Bend partnership is one of more than 20 such alliances around the country.

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Three questions with theologian Timothy Matovina

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Pope Francis is due to arrive in America Sept. 22, his first trip to North America. He’s expected to address the growing influx of Latinos in the U.S. Catholic church while he’s here, including delivering several talks in Spanish. Timothy Matovina, professor of theology and co-director of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, says Latinos have “much to offer” in the Church.

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The Experience Project awards $1.7 million to 22 research projects

Author: Brian Wallheimer

Directed by faculty from Notre Dame and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Experience Project is a research collaboration that aims to build new understanding about how religious and transformative experiences occur and shape people’s lives. In its first round of funding, it is awarding more than $1.7 million to 22 projects.

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$20 million gift to fund initiative to support students from low socioeconomic families

Author: Dennis Brown

Notre Dame graduate Sean Cullinan and his wife, Sue, from Glen Ridge, New Jersey, have made a $20 million gift to his alma mater to fund a groundbreaking program that will make a Notre Dame education a reality for students from low socioeconomic households.

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Declan Kiberd

Author: Ted Fox

Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies

Declan Kiberd

“The University has become the epicenter for Irish studies, not only enriching debate back on the island but also shaping the emergence of a global field and drawing numerous gifted scholars from an extensive international network to Notre Dame, as teachers or as students.” Read More

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