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.
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.
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.
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.
Notre Dame has received $133.7 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. This is an all-time record for the University and $20 million more than last year.
Mary Galvin, who began her tenure as the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science on Aug. 17, sat down for a brief question-and-answer session about her experience, her passion for scientific research and her new role at Notre Dame.
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.
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.
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.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named four Notre Dame junior faculty members winners of the Early Career Development Award (CAREER). Three recent additions to the Notre Dame faculty also received CAREER Awards while at their previous institutions.
A new study by a team of researchers from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business has found that a tool many boards of directors use to encourage CEOs to pursue high-risk initiatives may often lead to more product safety problems.
Several students in Notre Dame’s School of Architecture will experience firsthand the challenges confronting people with disabilities in daily campus life during the University’s eighth Accessibility Awareness Day.