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Cultivating ivy-covered gardens: Political science professor looks at disconnect between self-image and reality of field

Author: William G. Gilroy

Michael Desch

Trends in political science are marginalizing the subfield of security studies, argues Michael Desch, a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, in a new piece in the journal Perspectives on Politics.

Desch believes that social science, as practiced in the United States since the early 20th century, has tried to balance two impulses: to be a rigorous science and a relevant social enterprise. However, he believes there is a disconnect between political science’s self-image of balancing rigor and relevance with the reality of how political scientists actually conduct their scholarship most of the time.

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In Memoriam: V. Paul Kenney, professor emeritus of physics

Author: William G. Gilroy

In memoriam: V. Paul Kenney

V. Paul Kenney, 87, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Notre Dame, died Saturday (July 18) in Dujarie House at Holy Cross Village.

Kenney and colleague Bill Shephard were recruited by then President Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., to start Notre Dame’s High Energy Research Program in 1963. Under Kenney’s direction, the research group grew in size to include many professors, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and support staff.

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