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 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:31:47 +0000 ND in the News, December 12, 2017 https://news.nd.edu/ 1513036800 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Administration

Top Indiana Execs Named to CICP Board
Inside Indiana Business
They include Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, University of Notre Dame President John Jenkins and Warsaw-based Lake City Bank Chief Executive Officer David Findlay.

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National Media

Global U.S. military presence questioned
Politico
Michael Desch was joined in his arguments in the debate at the University of Nevada Las Vegas by Eugene Gholz, an associate professor of political science at Notre Dame.

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Catholic Media

Opinion: Three reasons it’s time for Christians to bag Santa
Our Sunday Visitor
Leonard J. DeLorenzo, Ph.D., serves in the McGrath Institute for Church Life and teaches theology at Notre Dame.

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Academics and Research

Violence a matter of scale, not quantity, researchers show
phys.org
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame wonder if the question of more or less violence is the wrong one—what if it's a matter of scale?

Major life events shared on social media revive dormant connections, study shows
phys.org
New research from the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business examines the impact of major life events, such as getting married or graduating from college, on social network evolution, which, the study shows, has important implications for business practices, such as in marketing. 

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Faculty/Staff

Foreign policy experts debate US counterterrorism in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review-Journal
“It’s very clear our wars post-9/11 to protect ourselves from terrorism have ultimately not succeeded,” said Michael Desch, director of the International Security Center at the University of Notre Dame... Notre Dame political science professor Eugene Gholz contended the United States can be altruistic and help allies around the world without being militarily aligned with a number of different countries.

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ND in the News, December 11, 2017 https://news.nd.edu/ 1512950400 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Could a Law to Bring Down the Mob Be Used in Weinstein Case?
Associated Press , The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal
Maybe, said G. Robert Blakey, a professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame law school who helped write the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. 

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Academics and Research

Notre Dame center to study families
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
University of Notre Dame researchers want to learn from Fort Wayne families, and they have established offices in southwest Allen County to do just that.

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Faculty/Staff

Trump’s North Korea policy could trigger famine, experts warn
NBC News
"There is little evidence of any direct impact between oil constraints and the missile programs, at this moment," according to George A. Lopez, a professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (12/15/2017)
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Richard G. Jones, an associate editor at The New York Times, to director of the Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy at the University of Notre Dame.

Why Jerusalem matters: The Jewish, Christian and Muslim points of view
Deseret News
"It's recognized in Islam as a holy site. It connects Muslims with Abraham and other prophets," said Ebrahim Moosa, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Tax Talk: 'Tis the season to talk taxes
South Bend Tribune
Ken Milani is a Professor of Accountancy at the University of Notre Dame.

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Campus News

Notre Dame professor explores link between Christmas Star and birth of Christ
ABC 57 (video)
A special presentation at the planetarium in Notre Dame’s Jordan Hall of Science took attendees into the starry skies above Bethlehem where a Notre Dame professor believes a correlation lies between the birth of Christ and the appearance of the Christmas Star.

Philanthropists make lead gift for new art museum at Notre Dame
ArtDaily
Longtime philanthropists in the greater South Bend community – Ernestine Raclin and her daughter and son-in-law Carmen and Chris Murphy – have made a lead gift to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of a new community asset, the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art at Notre Dame. 

'Substantial' Gift to Support Notre Dame Art Museum
Inside Indiana Business
Notre Dame says a big gift will support a major museum project. 

Notre Dame gets funding for new $66 million art museum
WSBT (video)
Get ready to see more construction on the Notre Dame campus.

Notre Dame Receives Lead Gift for New Art Museum
Philanthropy News Digest
The University of Notre Dame has announced a lead gift from Ernestine Raclin and her daughter and son-in-law, Carmen and Chris Murphy, toward construction of the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art at Notre Dame.

Christmas Star presentation this weekend at Notre Dame
South Bend Tribune
A presentation, “What and When Was the Christmas Star?”, a science-oriented examination of the birth of Jesus, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the University of Notre Dame.

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Issues

Activists hang ‘f–k’ Columbus banner in Notre Dame library
New York Post
A giant banner — reading, “This is Potawatomi land! F–k the KKKolumbus murals!” — was unfurled inside Notre Dame’s campus library on Friday morning as students were studying for final exams.

Activists hang strongly-worded banner against Notre Dame murals
ABC 57 (video)
Rising Tide Michiana unrolled, in front of a library full of Notre Dame students studying for finals, a banner with the following message: “This is Potawatomi land! F*** the KKKolumbus murals!”

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FYI

Notre Dame issues IT security alert after Father Jenkins impersonation attempt
WNDU
An IT security alert was issued at Notre Dame on Thursday night after someone attempted to impersonate Father John Jenkins, the university's president, on LinkedIn.

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ND in the News, December 08, 2017 https://news.nd.edu/ 1512691200 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

‘Doxxing’ someone, even if he’s a Nazi sympathizer, poses a serious ethical dilemma
CNBC
Commentary by Joseph Holt, a business ethics professor at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.

Notre Dame Plans to Build New $66 Million Campus Art Museum
Associated Press , The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, 110+ others
Notre Dame says the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art will be named in honor of longtime benefactors Ernestine Raclin and her daughter and son-in-law Carmen and Chris Murphy.

North Korea's mystery ship: The curious case of the Hao Fan 6
CNN
"Shipping is the area that is in the most trouble now given the squeeze by the sanctions," said George Lopez, a former member of the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea who now teaches at the University of Notre Dame. 

Gold trader says he made 'maybe $150 million' from plot to beat Iran sanctions
CNN
"I continue to be surprised how large the profit and level of financial sanctions evasions are. But this would be a stretch ... so I'd be skeptical," said George A. Lopez, a professor at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

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International Media

Confucius Institute in NSW education department 'unacceptable' – analyst
The Guardian
A third overseas scholar of Confucius Institutes, Dr. Lionel Jensen of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, has raised concerns that such language “may be construed as an illegal overreach of jurisdiction”. 

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Catholic Media

Masterpiece Cakeshop Arguments Suggest Kennedy Again Holds Key SCOTUS Vote
National Catholic Register
“It’s a cliche, but cliches are often true: [Kennedy] appears to be the swing vote in this case, as in many other cases involving controversial social questions,” said Richard Garnett, a law professor and director of the University of Notre Dame’s Program on Church, State & Society.

Tantur Institute promoting dialogue amid West Bank violence
Vatican Radio
For an eye-witness account of the latest flare-up of tensions, Philippa Hitchen spoke to Holy Cross Father Russ McDougall, rector of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute, located on a hill between Bethlehem and Jerusalem. 

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Campus News

Notre Dame receives gift for new $66 million art museum
South Bend Tribune
The $66 million, 70,000-square-foot facility will be called Raclin Murphy Museum of Art at Notre Dame in honor of the lead donors: South Bend residents Ernestine Raclin and her daughter and son-in-law, Carmen and Chris Murphy, the university announced.

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ND in the News, December 07, 2017 https://news.nd.edu/ 1512604800 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

In the wake of Harvey Weinstein, film Academy issues new code of conduct
USA Today
Hudson said the task force assembled to build the code of conduct "consulted with professors of ethics, business, philosophy and law from Georgetown, Harvard, Notre Dame and Stanford, as well as experts in human resources and sexual harassment."

Female senators took down Al Franken
Vox
A political scientist at the University of Notre Dame has found that adolescent girls are more likely to indicate an interest in running for office during years when there is lots of media coverage of women in politics.

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Academics and Research

Reilly Center releases its 2018 top 10 list of ethical dilemmas in science and technology
phys.org
The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame has released its sixth annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology.

 

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Faculty/Staff

Reaction: President Trump declares Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
WSBT (video)
Political Science Professor and foreign policy expert, Michael Desch, says it's already impacted U.S. relations with several leaders in the Middle East.

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FYI

Notre Dame monitoring international students & staff
ABC 57
The University of Notre Dame is monitoring international reaction to President Donald Trump declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

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ND in the News, December 06, 2017 https://news.nd.edu/ 1512518400 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Why evangelicals are 'ecstatic' about Trump's Jerusalem move
CNN
"In an already volatile region, Mr. Trump's action will be akin to dousing gasoline on a burning fire," said Ebrahim Moosa, a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Notre Dame. 

The 10 best undergraduate business programs
CNBC
4. Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

The Tax Reform Proposals in Congress Would Cripple Historic Preservation and Hurt Our Cities
Common Edge
Steven W. Semes is a professor in the Notre Dame School of Architecture and director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation.

The top 5 undergrad programs for business majors
Yahoo
Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University round out the top five programs.

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Catholic Media

Opening the Word: Rejoice always
Our Sunday Visitor
Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D., is the managing director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

Francis' trip to Myanmar, Bangladesh speaks louder than his choice of words
National Catholic Reporter
Last year, at the University of Notre Dame, Jesuit Fr. Antonio Spadaro spoke about the Holy Father's geopolitical vision, and he said, "For Francis, mercy is not an abstract concept. It is the action of God within the life of this world: in societies, in human groups, in families and individuals. God not only acts through the lives of individual people, but through the historical processes of peoples and nations. Even the most complex and intricate ones." 

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Faculty/Staff

Why naming Indiana Dunes a national park is a 'really bad idea,' according to one professor
Indy Star
John Copeland Nagle, an environmental law professor, wrote in a column in The Chicago Tribune on Dec. 5 that naming the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore a national park would ruin the distinction. 

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ND in the News, December 05, 2017 https://news.nd.edu/ 1512432000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Upgrading the Indiana Dunes to a national park is a horrible idea
Chicago Tribune
John Copeland Nagle is an environmental law professor at the Notre Dame Law School.

Trump’s tweet raises obstruction specter, worries allies
Associated Press , The New York Times, The Washington Post, 190+ others
Any proof that Trump knew before he spoke with Comey in February that Flynn had lied to the FBI could bolster obstruction of justice allegations against the president and raise the prospect that he was trying to protect a key member of his inner circle from probable prosecution, said Jimmy Gurule, a Notre Dame criminal law professor and former federal prosecutor.

Trump's tweet on Michael Flynn sparks new questions
CBS News
Jimmy Gurulé, law professor, Notre Dame

Can Monkeys Befriend People? Experts Weigh In.
National Geographic
"In macaques it's not uncommon to adopt an infant," said Augustin Fuentes, an anthropologist at the University of Notre Dame.

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Catholic Media

Supreme Court cake case laced with clashing ideas of religious liberty
Religion News Service
University of Notre Dame law professor Richard Garnett expects the legal impact will be narrow. 

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Faculty/Staff

Graduate students would pay a price under GOP tax plan
Boston Globe
Universities may be reluctant, however, to tinker with their tuition benefits plans, said Patrick Thomas, a professor at Notre Dame Law School and a director of its tax clinic.

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Campus News

A Family That Doesn’t Shy Away From Big, Complex Gifts
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
When Kenn and Pamela Ricci pledged $100 million to the University of Notre Dame in October, it was the largest commitment the couple had ever made.

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Issues

Protesters want Notre Dame to remove murals they say glorify Christopher Columbus
ABC News
Hundreds of Notre Dame students, employees and alumni believe Christopher Columbus is no hero and they want 12 prominent murals that were painted in the 19th century and depict what they say is glorified version of Columbus to be removed from the campus.

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ND in the News, December 04, 2017 https://news.nd.edu/ 1512345600 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Trump’s lawyer: the president can’t obstruct justice. 13 legal experts: yes, he can.
Vox
Jimmy Gurulé, law professor, Notre Dame.

Mike Flynn Wasn’t Robert Mueller’s ‘Big Fish.’ Why The Trump Team Should Be Worried.
The Huffington Post
“Flynn would not be permitted to enter a plea bargain unless he had substantial credible evidence of criminal activity involving high-level members of the Trump campaign, including potentially the president himself,” Notre Dame Law School professor Jimmy Gurulé said.

Trump notes Flynn lied to FBI, says his actions during transition were lawful
Reuters , The New York Times, 18+ others
If that were the case Trump’s tweet “absolutely bolsters an obstruction of justice charge,” said Jimmy Gurule, a former federal prosecutor and a law professor at Notre Dame University. 

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International Media

Analysis: Despite Flynn's guilty plea, Trump presidency not over yet
Deutsche Welle
"That's the real story here. That he agreed to cooperate in exchange for favorable treatment from Mueller," said Jimmy Gurulé, a former assistant attorney general at the Justice Department and a law professor at the University of Notre Dame.

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Faculty/Staff

Laura Hollis: 'War on men' brews in wake of accusations
Northwest Indiana Times
Laura Hollis is a University of Notre Dame business and law professor. 

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Local Community

Poverty lurks behind racial disparities for kids
South Bend Tribune
But his kids are earning A’s and B’s, and one has even started college, thanks in part to regular tutoring at the Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend.

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Issues

Notre Dame Students Seek Removal of Campus' Columbus Murals
Associated Press , U.S. News & World Report
Some University of Notre Dame students, employees and alumni say 19th century murals of Christopher Columbus should be removed from a campus building because they depict Native Americans and blacks in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers.

Notre Dame students want Christopher Columbus murals removed, saying they celebrate slavery
Indy Star
The University of Notre Dame is under pressure to remove its 19th Century murals of Christopher Columbus by some students, employees and alumni who say the pieces celebrate slavery and depict Native Americans and blacks as stereotypes.

Notre Dame students call for Columbus mural to be removed
WVPE
A group of University of Notre Dame students is calling for a mural of Christopher Columbus to be removed from the campus’ main building.

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FYI

Vapor dogs present at MSU game for added level of security
WILX (video)
The other dogs at Thursday night's game were from Notre Dame.

Vapor Tracking Dogs Aid MSU, Notre Dame Police
WKAR (audio)
Long before the fans came to watch the Spartans duke it out with the Fighting Irish on the hardwood, police from both Michigan State University and the University of Notre Dame were keeping watch at the Breslin Center.

'Idea Week' marks Michiana's transformation to technology hub
WNDU (video)
Idea Week is designed to mark the community's transformation to a technology hub.

Idea Week Unveiled in Northern Indiana
Inside Indiana Business
Idea Week, a collaboration among the University of Notre Dame, the cities of South Bend and Elkhart and several businesses and organizations throughout Michiana, will take place April 21-28.

Idea Week set for April 21-28 in South Bend-Elkhart
South Bend Tribune
April 21 to 28 will be Idea Week, focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship in the South Bend-Elkhart area.

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ND in the News, December 01, 2017 https://news.nd.edu/ 1512086400 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Catholic Media

Campus Notebook: Boston College addresses racism; Notre Dame launches new digital platform
National Catholic Reporter
The University of Notre Dame has announced the launch of a new digital media platform for young Catholic adults called Grotto Network.

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Academics and Research

Redditors don’t read what they vote on, according to a new study
Fox News
A paper by students at the University of Notre Dame that was published via IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems suggests that 73 percent of the users that vote on a particular Reddit post haven’t actually clicked through to view the content.

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Campus News

Alumni Make Major Gift to Notre Dame
Inside Indiana Business
The University of Notre Dame is joining with two of its alumni to contribute a total of $50 million to support the university and the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame's founding religious community. 

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Issues

Calls for Notre Dame's Christopher Columbus paintings to be removed
WSBT (video)
Murals depicting the life of Christopher Columbus have been in the University of Notre Dame's main building since 1884.

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FYI

$5M Infusion to Boost Notre Dame-Connected Tech Company
Inside Indiana Business
Emu Technology, which has offices at the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame's Innovation Park and in New York City, says it plans to scale up product development and add six positions. 

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ND in the News, November 30, 2017 https://news.nd.edu/ 1512000000 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

The UN’s Problem With North Korea Is Africa
Bloomberg
“The Achilles’ heel of every sanctions regime is its implementation,” said George Lopez, a sanctions expert and professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.

GOP college endowment tax won't just hurt the Ivy League
CNBC
Under the Republican Tax plan, schools like Notre Dame and Emory University would have the income on their endowments taxed. 

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Catholic Media

Fear and loathing: Rohingya crisis shows danger of identity politics
Catholic News Service
Holy Cross Father Daniel Groody, an associate professor of theology and global affairs at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, told Catholic News Service he had been in Myanmar a year and a half ago studying the situation of the Rohingya, as they identify themselves, or the undocumented Muslims from Rakhine state, as the government refers to them.

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Academics and Research

Report Examines the Business of University Research
Inside Indiana Business
A new report says the $1.3 billion direct research expenditures of Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame more than quadruple the annual economic impact of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Faculty/Staff

Background Briefing
Background Briefing
George Lopez, a Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame University who was on the United Nations Panel of Experts for monitoring and implementing UN sanctions on North Korea, joins us to discuss the extent to which Kim Jong-un has called Trump’s “fire and fury” bluff resulting in the president’s limp response promising today to increase sanctions on the Kim regime, tweeting lamely that “this situation will be handled”. 

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Campus News

Notre Dame Dept. of Music welcomes 11 new pianos to O'Neill Hall
WNDU (video)
Notre Dame welcomed 11 new pianos to O'Neill Hall on Wednesday.

University of Notre Dame gets grand delivery
WSBT (video)
A grand delivery to the University of Notre Dame Wednesday as 11 Yamaha pianos made their way to O'Neill Hall.

Public invited to crèche pilgrimage Sunday at Notre Dame
South Bend Tribune
Christmas nativity scenes crafted by artists in Mexico are on display in six University of Notre Dame campus buildings through Jan. 28.

$50 million in gifts to support Notre Dame, Holy Cross congregation
South Bend Tribune
A Los Angeles couple and the University of Notre Dame each will contribute $25 million in support of the university's founding religious community, the Congregation of Holy Cross, to broaden the work of both institutions in service to the Catholic Church.

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Issues

Man charged with sexual misconduct accused of incest
ABC 57
ABC 57 was told that Jose Cortes was a worker at the dining center at the University of Notre Dame, and we asked for comment from the University.

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ND in the News, November 29, 2017 https://news.nd.edu/ 1511913600 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Supercomputing poised for a massive speed boost
Nature
In 2008, in a report for the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a team headed by computer scientist Peter Kogge concluded that an exascale computer built from foreseeable technologies would need gigawatts of power — perhaps from a dedicated nuclear plant

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Catholic Media

Opening the Word: Salvation of the city
Our Sunday Visitor
Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D., is the managing director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

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Issues

Offensive murals must go, say Native American Notre Dame students and others
National Catholic Reporter
On a campus rich with symbols, none is more central — both geographically and metaphorically — than the University of Notre Dame's Main Building.

Notre Dame employee charged with sexual misconduct with a minor
South Bend Tribune
The manager of a University of Notre Dame dining hall is facing multiple charges in a sexual misconduct case.

Calls at Notre Dame for removal of Christopher Columbus murals
South Bend Tribune
Decrying stereotypes of native Americans and blacks, some students, employees and alumni of the University of Notre Dame are renewing calls for the removal of large murals in the Main Building that depict the life of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.

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