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Fathers biologically attuned to their children when sleeping nearby, research reveals

September 26, 2012 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Mothers aren’t the only ones who are biologically adapted to respond to children. New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that dads who sleep near their children experience a drop in testosterone. Previous research from humans and other species suggests this decrease might make men more responsive to their children’s needs and help them focus on the demands of parenthood.

In a recent study, anthropologist Lee Gettler shows that close sleep proximity between fathers and their children (on the same sleeping surface) results in lower testosterone compared to fathers who sleep alone.

GSA Decision Postponed

September 20, 2012 • Categories: Students and Alumni

GSA Decision Postponed - 4 to 5 movement raises awareness and support for LGBT rights at Notre Dame

By Clara Ritger

The University of Notre Dame announced on May 1 that it would postpone its decision on whether it would formally recognize the Gay-Straight Alliance as a university club. The announcement followed months of protest and awareness activities led by the 4 to 5 Movement and the Progressive Student Alliance. It marks the first time that the university has deferred, rather than denied, the request for a GSA.…

Polygraphies: Francophone Women Writing Algeria

September 20, 2012 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Polygraphies: Francophone Women Writing Algeria

Polygraphies: Francophone Women Writing Algeria by Alison Rice

Associate Professor
Romance Languages and Literatures

University of Virginia Press

Essaka Joshua Honored by Society for Disability Studies

September 20, 2012 • Categories: Students and Alumni

The Society for Disability Studies recently presented its Tyler Rigg Award to Essaka Joshua, a teaching professor in Notre Dame’s Department of English and the Joseph Morahan Director of the College Seminar program in the University’s College of Arts and Letters. Joshua received the accolade—given annually to the best paper in literature and literary analysis published in Disability Studies Quarterly—for “The Drifting Language of Architectural Accessibility in Victor Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris.”

A Life of Poems, Poems of a Life

September 18, 2012

A Life of Poems, Poems of a Life

A Life of Poems, Poems of a Life

Edited by Catherine Perry

Associate Professor
Romance Languages and Literatures

Black Widow Press
2012

Originally published by Arts and Letters at al.nd.edu