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Sociologist receives NSF grant to study change over time in US protest events

Author: Tom Coyne

Kraig Beyerlein, an associate professor of sociology at Notre Dame, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study change over time in characteristics of protests in the United States, such as size, demographic composition, presence of counterdemonstrators and the use of disruptive tactics. The project is a follow-up to an initial study that Beyerlein and colleagues published in the journal Sociological Methods and Research.

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New study identifies potential path forward for brachial plexus injury recovery

Author: Brandi Wampler

On average, an estimated three out of every 1,000 newborns will suffer a brachial plexus injury during birth, damaging the bundle of nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the shoulders, arms and hands. In the most traumatic cases, even with surgery and physical therapy as an infant, there is no treatment that can guarantee a full recovery. However, a new study from Notre Dame has identified a strategy that may support the regeneration of nerves affected by a brachial plexus injury.

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Nanovic Institute awards 2020 Laura Shannon Prize to Eleonory Gilburd

Author: Connor Bran

Notre Dame’s Nanovic Institute for European Studies has awarded the 2020 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies, one of the preeminent prizes in the field, to Eleonory Gilburd for her book “To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture,” published by The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

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University of Oslo political scientist Janne Matláry discusses the EU, past and present, on With a Side of Knowledge

Author: Ted Fox

With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame. The 11th episode of the show’s third season, “On the EU, Allies, and the State of European Democracy,” was released Thursday, Jan. 16, and features Janne Matláry, professor of international politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Defence University College.

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New study unravels the complexity of childhood obesity

Author: Jessica Sieff

In a new study led by the University of Notre Dame, researchers examined how various psychological characteristics of children struggling with their weight, such as loneliness, anxiety and shyness, combined with similar characteristics of their parents or guardians and family dynamics affect outcomes of nutritional intervention.

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