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Martin Horn, director of New York State Sentencing Commission, to lecture on prison reform and human dignity

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Institute for Church Life

Martin F. Horn, executive director of the New York State Sentencing Commission and Distinguished Lecturer in Corrections at the John Jay College of City University of New York, will give a lecture titled “Prison Reform: Problematic Necessity” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 (Wednesday) in the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall Auditorium.

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Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index honors unique climate-linked projects

Author: William G. Gilroy

ND-GAIN's 2014 Corporate Adaptation Prize

In Senegal, efforts to counter the effects of rising sea levels and ocean storms have produced a dike that reclaims hundreds of acres of land for rice. A seawall protects homes, and beach restoration is saving thousands of tourist-related jobs. In India, Indonesia, Kenya and Vietnam, a unique social venture called “Healthy Family” helps address barriers to health care access such as the limited distribution of medicines.

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Notre Dame endowment returns 19.7 percent for fiscal year 2014

Author: Dennis Brown

The Main Building across the lake

The University of Notre Dame endowment returned 19.7 percent for the year ending June 30, according to Scott Malpass, vice president and chief investment officer.

The endowment pool value grew from $8.3 billion on June 30, 2013, to $9.8 billion on June 30. The University benefited from spending distributions of some $300 million for the fiscal year.

Notre Dame’s longer term results are in the top tier of institutional investors. Over the past 10 years, the Notre Dame endowment achieved an annualized return of 11 percent.

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Campus Crossroads Project: Digital Media Center: Cutting-edge technology, traditional University values

Author: Notre Dame News

Campus Crossroads Project east building

At the core of the University of Notre Dame is an aspiration to become a preeminent research university with a distinctive Catholic mission and an unsurpassed undergraduate education. Those values will find expression in the new Digital Media Center, a component of the Campus Crossroads project.

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TEDxUND now accepting applications for 2015 event

Author: Notre Dame News

TEDxUND

TEDxUND2015 organizers at the University of Notre Dame announced Monday (Sept. 22) that they are accepting speaker applications now through Oct. 12 (Sunday) for the 2015 event. TEDxUND will take place on Feb. 27 (Friday) at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

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Conference on Archbishop Romero to convene at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

An international conference to explore the significance of the life and martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador will be held at the University of Notre Dame Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 25-27, in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium.

The International Conference on Archbishop Oscar Romero, sponsored by Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC) and Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, will bring together theologians, social and pastoral workers, journalists, historians and policymakers to discuss the effects of Archbishop Romero’s witness and ministry on their work, the Church and the world.

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Notre Dame hosts parenting conference for local parents and practitioners

Author: Jane Murphy

Darcia Narvaez

On Sept. 27 (Saturday), the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Children and Families and the Department of Psychology will partner with Attachment Parenting International to host a day-long parenting conference, Nourishing Parents for Child Well-Being, bringing together scholars, practitioners and professionals who work with children and families. As part of the Pathways to Child Flourishing symposium, presenters at the workshop will address a variety of topics, including birth, breastfeeding, sleep, discipline and adult-child relationships.

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