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Saturday Scholar Series presentation available on the Web

Author: Arts and Letters


James McKenna, Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of Anthropology, delivered the most recent lecture in the University of Notre Dame’s Saturday Scholar Series, “Caring for Babies, Caring for Parents: What Human Infants Really Need and Why,” on Oct. 22.

In his presentation, McKenna, an expert on infant co-sleeping and breastfeeding, shed light on the differences among contemporary cultural practices, personal preferences and scientific findings related to caring for infants.

McKenna’s lecture is available for viewing on the Web at:



Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, the Saturday Scholar Series presentations begin three and one-half hours before kickoff of each home football game and are held in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.

The next presentation will be Nov. 5 and will feature Julia Braungart-Rieker, professor of psychology and associate dean of Arts and Letters, with a lecture titled “Understanding Personality Development in Babies and Children.”

More information on the Saturday Scholar Series, including a schedule of speakers, is on the Web at .

Originally published by Susan Guibert at on October 26, 2005.