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New study examines how bullying by bosses emerges

Author: William G. Gilroy

Workplace bullying

As anyone who has experienced it will attest, dealing with a boss who acts abusively can be a very difficult and confusing experience. However, the process by which such behavior emerges has received little attention from researchers. A new study by researchers Charlice Hurst, Ken Kelley and Timothy Judge from the Department of Management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and Lauren Simon of Portland State University is the first to examine bullying behavior by bosses in terms of supervisor/employee relationship over time.

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The Notre Dame Glee Club celebrates a century of song

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Notre Dame Glee Club

The University of Notre Dame Glee Club is celebrating its 100th birthday this weekend with a reunion that has drawn more than 500 of its alumni back to campus.

In addition to a Friday night (Oct. 2) concert in South Bend’s Morris Theatre, the alumni singers from the classes of 1943 to the present — not a few of them well into their 90s — will be going on campus tours, sharing meals and memories, and giving impromptu a cappella performances.

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Alliance for Catholic Education honored with Seton Award

Author: Eric Prister

Alliance for Catholic Education

The University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) will be recognized by the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) with the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award on Monday (Oct. 5) at a gala celebrating the 25th anniversary of the award in Washington, D.C. The award celebrates individuals and organizations that have shown a lifelong devotion to serving the nation’s youth through the apostolate of Catholic education.

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Engineering & Technology

Author Gwyneth Cravens to lecture on nuclear energy on Oct. 6

Author: William G. Gilroy

Gwyneth Cravens

Gwyneth Cravens, an American author and journalist who is best known for her writings on nuclear power as a safe and reliable alternative energy source and as an essential preventive of global warming, will present a lecture titled “Can We Save the World with Nuclear Energy?" at 4 p.m. Tuesday (Oct 6) at Washington Hall Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Faith & Service

Health & Medicine

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 University of 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

Bogotá, Colombia

The peace accord announced in Havana Wednesday (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 the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR), who had played a crucial role in the peace talks.

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