ND in the News https://news.nd.edu/ Notre Dame News gathers and disseminates information that enhances understanding of the University’s academic and research mission and its accomplishments as a Catholic institute of higher learning. en-us Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:00:10 +0000 ND in the News, February 22, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1519257600 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

For decades Graham offered counsel and comfort to presidents
Associated Press , ABC News, US News & World Report and more
“Many of the public religious figures are known in the public because of their stances politically,” said Mark Noll, an evangelical scholar at the University of Notre Dame

The Parkland survivors started a movement when they took on gun violence. Here's how it happened.
USA Today
Rory McVeigh, director of the Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame, said the Parkland students are also benefiting from a broader national environment that is ripe for activism.

Trump Again Presses Jeff Sessions Over Russia Probe
The Wall Street Journal
Jimmy Gurulé, a University of Notre Dame law professor and former assistant attorney general in Republican President George H.W. Bush’s administration, said in an interview that the president shouldn’t look to determine who gets prosecuted.

Twitter, Facebook are best-suited to ID and defend against bad actors
San Francisco Chronicle
Timothy Carone is an associate teaching professor in the Department of Information Technology, Analytics, and Operations in the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.

Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'
Associated Press , New York Times, Fox Business, Chicago Tribune, ABC News and more
Joseph Holt, ethics professor at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, praised Ford, saying companies have to take action when their codes of conduct are violated.

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Campus News

Civility on the fence in Notre Dame's production of 'Native Gardens'
South Bend Tribune
Director Kevin Dreyer says that Notre Dame's FTT department is actively committed to bringing at least one piece to the stage each season that brings to light underrepresented voices.

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Local Community

Tourism exec likes what he sees in South Bend region
South Bend Tribune
The University of Notre Dame was awarded the Economic Impact Award for its recently completed Campus Crossroads project that added 800,000 additional square feet of space to and around Notre Dame Stadium.

Turbines planned for Indiana Toll Road
WNDU
McCall said that ITRC was working with the University of Notre Dame on the project.

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ND in the News, February 21, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1519171200 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Academics and Research

Hitting rock bottom can present fresh opportunities, study finds
Earth.com
Research from the University of Notre Dame has revealed that hitting rock bottom can be a good thing, particularly after losing a job. The experts found that bottoming out can be a catalyst for personal transformation, and may lead to a new work identity.

The Good News and Bad News: You’re Out of A Job
PsychCentral , ScienceBlog
“When you hit rock bottom, there’s nowhere to go but up.” This can prove especially true in business, where bottoming out as a result of job loss can be necessary before finding the radical solution that will lead to a new work identity, said University of Notre Dame researcher Dean Shepherd, Ph.D., lead author of a new study on job loss.

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ND in the News, February 20, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1519084800 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Academics and Research

As climate changes, so could the genes of the Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly
phys.org
Researchers from the Environmental Change Initiative at the University of Notre Dame, Michigan State University and the University of Minnesota warn climate change can not only influence the geographic distribution of a species in response to changing conditions—it could also affect the evolutionary trajectories of interbreeding species.

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Faculty/Staff

Experts warn taxpayers about risks of unlicensed tax preparers
ABC 57 Video
The director of Notre Dame Law School's Tax Clinic, Patrick Thomas, says because no licensing requirements exist, the vast majority of tax return preparers are unlicensed. 

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ND in the News, February 19, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1518998400 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students, 2017-18
The Chronicle of Higher Education
2. University of Notre Dame

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (2/23/2018)
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Scott Ford, executive vice president of Bradley Company, a real-estate services company in South Bend, Ind., to associate vice president for new business development at the University of Notre Dame.

Indictment: Social Media Firms Got Played by Russian Agents
Associated Press , The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, CNBC, ABC News, 355+ others
"I've never been convinced that these sites are motivated to fix a problem like this," said Notre Dame business professor Timothy Carone, who added that security controls make it harder for sites like Facebook to offer users new features and keep advertisers happy.

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Catholic Media

Grisez’s influence on Catholic moral thinking
Catholic News Agency
 He also was co-founder, with John Finnis of Oxford University and Notre Dame, of a new school of moral thinking generally referred to as the New Natural Law Theory.

Listening to young leaders in the Church
Our Sunday Visitor
The two things that get Kayla August inspired each day are a love of God and working with “the students who are still discovering it.”

Update: Catholics urged to appeal to lawmakers in Congress to pass DACA bill now
Catholic News Service , Crux
Holy Cross Father John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, echoed that disappointment, saying: "These young women and men have done nothing wrong and have known life only in the United States. The Dreamers who are enrolled at Notre Dame are also poised to make lasting contributions to the United States."

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Academics and Research

Notre Dame studies how wearable trackers can make workers happier, more productive
WSBT Video
"This is very early-stage work," says Aaron Striegel, an associate professor at Notre Dame's Wireless Institute and leader of this study.

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Faculty/Staff

How to Get on the Path to Self Actualization
Psychology Today
Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame.

Tax Talk: Think rule of 3 with old returns
South Bend Tribune
Ken Milani is a Professor of Accountancy at the University of Notre Dame.

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Alumni

Notre Dame alumnus takes 'Flight' with debut novel
South Bend Tribune
A 2006 graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s creative writing program, Tom Miller drew on those conversations as he wrote his debut novel, “The Philosopher’s Flight” — whenever he needed a reason for why his protagonist should be discouraged from pursuing his dream profession because of his gender.

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ND in the News, February 16, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1518739200 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Administration

Notre Dame's Jenkins rebukes Senate, supports Dreamers
South Bend Tribune
Thursday’s failure of a bipartisan immigration bill that would have extended protections for “Dreamers” drew criticism from Notre Dame president the Rev. John I. Jenkins, who said he was “deeply disappointed.”

Notre Dame president speaks out on DACA
WNDU
The University of Notre Dame’s president, Fr. John Jenkins, is weighing in on the Senate's failure to pass protections for Dreamers.

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National Media

Florida shooting rampage sparks review of mental health restrictions on gun purchases
USA Today
“Under the gun laws that we have in this country, including in Florida, a teenager can be prohibited from purchasing an alcoholic beverage, but yet that same teenager can purchase a military-style weapon,” said Jimmy Gurule, a Notre Dame law professor who was a federal prosecutor and former assistant attorney general in the Bush administration.

The President of Nowhere, USA
Politico
“It had the feel of a Rust Belt city,” says Reverend John Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president, who arrived in the 1970s. 

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Catholic Media

Campus Notebook: University of Mary 'booming'; misdirected funds at Georgetown
National Catholic Reporter
Another went to the University of Notre Dame's McGrath Institute for Church Life, which, like Catholic Theological Union, received the maximum $1 million "to expand programs for ordained and lay pastoral leaders in a shifting ministry landscape," the university said in a Jan. 18 press release.

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Faculty/Staff

Lipinski seeks IRS probe of think tank leaders after Sun-Times-ProPublica report
Chicago Sun-Times
“No loans are made on zero interest because you lose the inflation value. That means it’s a financial benefit to a for-profit business,” said Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School.

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ND in the News, February 15, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1518652800 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

The long view: scholars assess the state of history
Times Higher Education
Jon T. Coleman is a professor and chair of the history department at the University of Notre Dame.

How to Excel in Law School Interviews
U.S. News & World Report
"If a student is clearly nervous speaking with me, I have to wonder how they will interview with a judge, a partner at a firm, or our faculty for a research assistant position," Jacob Baska, director of admissions and financial aid at the University of Notre Dame Law School, said via email.

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Catholic Media

Opening the Word: Love’s symphony
Our Sunday Visitor
Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D., is the managing director of the McGrath Institute for Church life.

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Faculty/Staff

South Bend students get early screening of Black Panther
WSBT Video
Dr. Jacquetta Page, a Professor of Africana Studies at Notre Dame, says mainstream films claim to have universal stories that effect everyone but people of color are not often the leads characters.

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Issues

Rev. John I. Jenkins is right: Notre Dame was wronged
Chicago Tribune
Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins asserted Tuesday that had Notre Dame expelled the students rather than recalculating their grades, making them retroactively ineligible, the NCAA’s penalty would not have been imposed.

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ND in the News, February 14, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1518566400 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Notre Dame Is Top-Ranked Catholic College
The Wall Street Journal
The University of Notre Dame, in Notre Dame, Ind., leads the list, ranked No. 24 overall nationally. 

Study: Conflicting information about SIDS can prove lethal
USA Today , 34+ others Video
James McKenna, a biological anthropologist at Notre Dame University, said his own research suggests that breastfed babies are safest and have the best outcomes if they are allowed to sleep with their parents – what he calls “breastsleeping.”

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Academics and Research

Notre Dame researchers use wearable tech to study workplace success
WVPE Audio
Researchers at The University of Notre Dame are using wearable technology to study the habits of successful workers.

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Campus News

Budding chain launches Notre Dame location
South Bend Tribune
Notre Dame graduate Rob McColgan saw Duncan Student Center as a potential fit for his business — Modern Market, a growing chain eatery focused on healthy foods.

Social activist Dolores Huerta speaks on the power of having a voice
ABC 57 Video
On Tuesday, a champion of workers' rights, whose words have motivated many, visited the University of Notre Dame to inspire and make sure this generation of students know they are the difference.

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Issues

Editorial: Contraception clarity
Our Sunday Visitor
When the Trump administration last fall widened the Obama-era contraception mandate’s religious accommodation to cover all who object on religious or moral grounds, the University of Notre Dame embraced it. 

Analysis: What doesn't add up in Notre Dame's recalculated win total is the NCAA itself
South Bend Tribune
 In the land of asterisks and hypotheticals, the Notre Dame football program still has a chance on Sept. 1 to rearrange history. 

NCAA denies appeal on vacated Notre Dame wins in academic misconduct case
CBS Sports Video
An appeal by Notre Dame against the NCAA in an academic misconduct case has been denied. 

Notre Dame's eye-opening NCAA rebuke could be the tipping point of an avalanche
CBS Sports Video
The NCAA just lost Notre Dame.

NCAA justice is an oxymoron. Is anyone still surprised? | Tim Sullivan
Louisville Courier Journal Video
How else to interpret the glaring inconsistencies in the academic fraud cases at the University of North Carolina and the University of Notre Dame?

Notre Dame is right: The NCAA’s terrible precedent matters, but vacating wins does not
NBC Sports
In his response to the ruling, Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins distinguished between his University and the NCAA.

Notre Dame President Blasts NCAA
Inside Higher Ed
The University of Notre Dame’s president delivered an unusually harsh rebuke of the National Collegiate Athletic Association after it denied the institution’s appeal on an academic fraud case.

NCAA won't restore Irish's wins
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The 12 wins from Notre Dame's run to the national title game in 2012 are officially off the NCAA's record books.

NCAA Upholds Decision to Vacate Notre Dame Football Wins
Inside Indiana Business
An NCAA appeals committee has upheld a previous ruling forcing the University of Notre Dame football team to vacate wins from the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons due to ineligible athletes. 

Notre Dame Drops From Second To Sixth on All-Time College Football Wins List After NCAA Denies Appeal
Sports Illustrated Video
The NCAA denied Notre Dame's appeal to restore 21 vacated football wins from an academic misconduct violation, which means the Fighting Irish have fallen from second to sixth on the all-time wins list.

NCAA denies Notre Dame appeal to reinstate wins from 2012-13 seasons
ESPN Video
The NCAA has denied Notre Dame's appeal of a decision to vacate 21 football victories because of academic misconduct, including all 12 wins from the school's 2012 national championship game run.

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ND in the News, February 13, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1518480000 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

International Media

Battered skulls of a Mesolithic group who died in agony are found mounted on wooden stakes in a grisly 8,000-year-old underwater grave
Daily Mail
Mark Golitko, an archaeologist at the University of Notre Dame, who was not involved in the study, told Live Science: 'There's clearly something ritual going on here. What all that means, I don't think we'll ever know.'

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Catholic Media

Cardinal Cupich launches Amoris Laetitia seminars for US bishops
Catholic News Agency , Angelus News
The letter said that Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery on Laity, Family and Life, encouraged and endorsed the upcoming conferences, which will be held at Boston College, the University of Notre Dame, and Santa Clara University.

47 bishops to take part in theology seminars on 'Amoris Laetitia'
National Catholic Reporter
The seminars will be led by a team of seven theologians and several bishops and held on separate days at Boston College, the University of Notre Dame and Santa Clara University.

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Academics and Research

National Study: Indiana a Life Science Stand-Out
Inside Indiana Business
One key is three nationally-recognized research institutions -- Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame -- that not only pump out highly-trained life sciences graduates, but also are tied into the business community.

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Campus News

Notre Dame thinks local for Ethics Week
WNDU Video
Right now, Ethics Week is happening on campus.

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Issues

Notre Dame football to vacate 21 wins after NCAA denies appeal
South Bend Tribune
Notre Dame's appeal of an NCAA decision to vacate all 21 victories from the 2012 and 2013 seasons has been denied by the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee, the NCAA announced on Tuesday.

Notre Dame to forfeit 21 wins in football after NCAA denies appeal
WSBT
Notre Dame will vacate all of its wins from 2012 and 2013, 21 in total, after the university's appeal was denied Tuesday by the NCAA.

Notre Dame's 2012 undefeated regular season is off the books as NCAA denies ND's appeal of vacation of wins
WNDU
Notre Dame football's undefeated regular season will no longer be recognized as the NCAA announced on Tuesday it is denying Notre Dame's appeal stemming from the "Frozen Five" academic misconduct scandal from a few years ago.

Notre Dame to Vacate Wins from 2012, 2013 Seasons After NCAA Violations
Bleacher Report
The Notre Dame football program must vacate the 21 wins it accumulated during the 2012 and 2013 seasons after losing an NCAA appeal.

Notre Dame after NCAA ruling to vacate wins: This 'establishes a dangerous precedent'
Indy Star Video
The NCAA on Tuesday denied Notre Dame's appeal of a ruling to vacate 21 wins from the 2012 and 2013 seasons because of academic misconduct.

Notre Dame president rips NCAA's denial of appeal to restore 21 football wins
Chicago Tribune
Notre Dame’s president released a scathing criticism Tuesday of the NCAA’s denial of the school’s appeal to have 21 football victories from 2012 and 2013 restored.

Notre Dame unhappy after losing NCAA appeal regarding vacated wins
Yahoo
Notre Dame says it strongly disagrees with the NCAA’s decision to vacate wins from the school’s football team in 2012 and 2013.

Notre Dame Forced to Vacate Wins From National Runner-Up Season
Sports Illustrated
The NCAA has ordered Notre Dame to vacate its football wins from the 2012 and 2013 seasons after denying the school’s appeal of sanctions tied to academic misconduct. 

Notre Dame president blasts NCAA for not restoring vacated football wins
NBC Sports
Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins went on a lengthy tirade in the form of an elaborate letter to the Notre Dame community to express his disappointment with the NCAA.

NCAA Denies Notre Dame Appeal of Vacated Wins From 2011-12
Associated Press , The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox Sports, Indy Star, 345+ others
The NCAA denied Tuesday Notre Dame's appeal of a decision to vacate 21 football victories because of academic misconduct, including all 12 wins from the school's 2012 national championship game run.

Ex-Notre Dame employee pleads guilty in $200,000 theft
Associated Press , Chicago Tribune, 20+ others
A former University of Notre Dame employee accused of taking about $200,000 from the law school's Clinical Law Center has pleaded guilty in the case.

Bishop Rhoades: 'I strongly disagree' with Notre Dame contraception decision
Catholic News Agency
Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend issued a statement on Thursday criticizing the University of Notre Dame’s recent decision to provide “simple contraceptives” on its insurance plans for faculty and students.

Woman pleads guilty to stealing nearly $200K from Notre Dame
WNDU
Jennifer Ihns, 44, pleaded guilty Monday after she was accused of stealing nearly $200,000 from Notre Dame over seven years.

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ND in the News, February 12, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1518393600 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Trump Blocks Release of Schiff Memo
Bloomberg Audio
Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame University Law School, discusses President Trump’s decision not to release a democrat-authored memo from the House Intelligence Committee, which rebuts a memo written by committee chairman Devin Nunes that was released in January. 

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Faculty/Staff

Mr. Churchill in the White House
The White House Historical Association
Robert Schmuhl is the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor of American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame. 

The Power of Social Habitats
Psychology Today
Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame.

Self-Actualization: Are You on the Path?
Psychology Today
Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame.

Tax Talk: More free tax help available
South Bend Tribune
Ken Milani is a Professor of Accountancy at the University of Notre Dame.

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Campus News

Notre Dame hosts conference for rare, neglected diseases
WNDU Video
For the tenth year in a row, Notre Dame is drawing attention to rare diseases.

Notre Dame hosts Rare and Neglected Disease Day Conference
ABC 57 Video
The Bohler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases hosted a day long conference Friday in an effort to connect survivors and researchers and share information.

Notre Dame's Snite finds artistic, intellectual value in 'Money Worries'
South Bend Tribune
They're the co-organizers of “Money Worries,” an exhibit that continues through March 25 at the University of Notre Dame's Snite Museum of Art.

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Issues

Former Notre Dame administrator pleads guilty to stealing university money
South Bend Tribune
The former University of Notre Dame employee accused of taking close to $200,000 from the law school's Clinical Law Center entered into a plea agreement last week.

Objections raised over Notre Dame's new change on contraceptive coverage
Catholic News Service , Our Sunday Visitor
An Indiana bishop said he supports the University of Notre Dame's Feb. 7 decision to stop coverage of abortion-inducing drugs and add natural family planning services to the school's health plan, but he said coverage of artificial birth control by a Catholic institution is unacceptable.

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ND in the News, February 09, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1518134400 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

The Political Scientist Giving the Art World Something to Think About
The New York Times
Patrick J. Deneen’s “Why Liberalism Failed,” published in January, is one of the most talked-about books of the moment.

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