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  1. Behind the Trump Classified Documents Controversy

    First Amendment law expert Richard Garnett, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses Yeshiva University temporarily suspending all undergraduate club activities after the US Supreme Court refused to step into a legal fight over recognition of a campus LGBTQ student group.

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    Rick Garnett

    Richard Garnett

    Notre Dame Law School

  2. Trust in elections: Mexico shows how fast it can be lost – and regained

    Mexico’s democracy isn’t often held up as an example to follow, especially “given that it’s become one of the most violent democracies in the world,” says Guillermo Trejo, professor of comparative politics at the University of Notre Dame. “But, on the electoral dimension, there are lessons for other countries.”

  3. Equilibrium/Sustainability — Bloomberg goes big to stop petrochemical pollution

    Vulnerable and unaware: “What was surprising about this group of samples was the high detection frequency of PFAS in the garments required for children to wear,” study co-author Graham Peaslee, of the University of Notre Dame, said in a statement.

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    Graham Peaslee

    Experimental Nuclear Physics

  4. Scientists find high levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in school uniforms

    “What was surprising about this group of samples was the high detection frequency of PFAS in the garments required for children to wear,” study co-author Graham Peaslee, a professor of physics at Notre Dame, said in a statement.

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    Graham Peaslee

    Experimental Nuclear Physics

  5. ‘What are they thinking?’: toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in school uniforms

    “It’s one of those things where you hang your head and say ‘What are they thinking?’” said co-author and University of Notre Dame researcher Graham Peaslee

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    Graham Peaslee

    Experimental Nuclear Physics

  6. Biden’s UN balancing act: Condemning war while advocating broad agenda

    With his vision of the democracy-autocracy struggle and specifically, the war in Ukraine, “Biden is speaking and acting with a high degree of moral certainty that we are on the side of the angels,” says Michael Desch, a professor of international relations at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and founding director of the university’s International Security Center.

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    Michael Desch

    Political Science

  7. High Levels of PFAS 'Forever' Chemicals in Kids' School Uniforms

    “What was surprising about this group of samples was the high detection frequency of PFAS in the garments required for children to wear,” said study co-author Graham Peaslee, a professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame.

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    Graham Peaslee

    Experimental Nuclear Physics

  8. Activists in Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley' hail halt to petrochemical complexes

    Holy Cross Fr. John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame, in a statement to EarthBeat commended Lavigne's "inspiring work" and her "primary role" leading to the judicial decision that "is, as she put it, an environmental win for David over Goliath."

  9. Justices join debate on Supreme Court's legitimacy after abortion ruling

    “The court’s legitimacy comes down to whether the public thinks the court is doing law, not politics,” said Sherif Girgis, a professor at Notre Dame Law School who was a law clerk for conservative Justice Samuel Alito.

  10. Pakistan Lost $30 Billion in Floods. Should Rich Polluting Countries Pay Up?

    “The global north doesn’t even fulfil its promised annual $100 billion adaptation finance goal. And much of the adaptation finance comes as loans not even grants. So it’s important to have a sense of all this resistance to understand why ‘loss and damage’ demands are not moving ahead faster,” Maira Hayat, an anthropology professor at University of Notre Dame whose research focuses on global climate change politics, told VICE World News. 

  11. China’s Discovery of Lunar Mineral Could Add to Fuller View of the Moon

    New minerals discovered on the moon are not abundant, said Clive Neal, a professor of planetary geology at the University of Notre Dame. 

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    Clive Neal

    Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

  12. DeSantis Flying Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard May Have Violated Federal Law, Experts Say

    Professor Erin B. Corcoran of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies tells Rolling Stone that, like anyone in the U.S., migrants who are not being held in custody cannot be transported without voluntary and informed consent. “Consent is making a decision with full information and without duress,” she explains. “States can’t physically move immigrants like federal immigration authorities can. They can move people around if they have them in custody. States don’t have the authority to do that.”

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    Erin Corcoran

    Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs

  13. An American André?

    The cause of Servant of God Brother Columba O’Neill, CSC, who lived in the diocese for many years at the University of Notre Dame, is being petitioned by the Congregation of Holy Cross, the religious community that operates the university and to which O’Neill belonged as a consecrated religious brother.

  14. US government debt revealed, inflation hotspots and more: Wednesday's 5 things to know

    "The August CPI report indicates that inflation is still roaring hot," said Jason Reed, an assistant chair and professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.

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    Jason Reed

    Jason Reed

    Mendoza College of Business

  15. Some good inflation news: Wholesale prices fell in August

    The continued decline in headline PPI mostly reflects commodity prices settling down from record highs, said Jason Reed, assistant chair and teaching professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. 

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    Jason Reed

    Jason Reed

    Mendoza College of Business

  16. Inflation rose faster than expected in August, keeping prices painfully high

    "The August CPI report indicates that inflation is still roaring hot," said Jason Reed, an assistant chair and professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame.

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    Jason Reed

    Jason Reed

    Mendoza College of Business

  17. An Epic Struggle for the Soul of Catholicism

    Now comes John T. McGreevy, a professor of history at Notre Dame and author of three books on Catholicism, with an attempt at making narrative sense of one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the oldest institution in the Western world.

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    John McGreevy

    History

  18. Fight Over Seized Mar-a-Lago Documents Escalates

    National security law expert Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses the legal complications of Judge Aileen Cannon ordering a special master to review thousands of documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home last month.

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    Jimmy Gurulé

    Notre Dame Law School

  19. Gender-Diverse Teams Produce More Trailblazing Research but Remain Underrepresented

    Mixed-gender research teams produce more high-impact scientific studies than teams made up of just one gender, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

  20. University Of Notre Dame To Extend Test-Optional Admissions Through 2024

    The University of Notre Dame announced on Tuesday that it will remain test-optional through the 2024 application year.

  21. Notre Dame Law is ditching binding early admissions. Will others follow?

     The University of Notre Dame Law School has ended its early decision admissions program, in a move experts say other law schools may follow amid ongoing uncertainty about the national applicant pool and concerns about access and equity.

  22. Behavioral scientists have discovered the secret recipe for team success—gender diversity

    Examining 6.6 million papers published from more than 15,000 medical journals worldwide since 2000, researchers at the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, New York University, and Michigan State University found that mixed-gender teams produced more novel and innovative work than all-women or all-men teams of comparable size, on average. 

  23. Ukrainian farms feed Europe and China. Russia wants to end that.

    Susanne Wengle is the N.R. Dreux Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, and author of “Black Earth, White Bread: A Technopolitical History of Russian Agriculture and Food.”

  24. Experts say a Trump-backed charity is pushing the boundaries of tax law

    "If I was looking at this as an IRS agent or as an outside lawyer for that matter, I would say there's enough here that I want to do some digging," said Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, an expert in nonprofit law at the University of Notre Dame School of Law. 

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    Lloyd Mayer

    Notre Dame Law School

  25. The Black mothers finding freedom in mushrooms: ‘They give us our power back’

    “Drugs have been racialized in the US since the early 20th century. Cocaine was an over-the-counter medicine for 50 or 60 years – then it became racialized when Black people started using it,” said Dr. Jason Ruiz, an American studies associate professor and department chair at the University of Notre Dame. 

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    Jason Ruiz

    Jason Ruiz

    American Studies

  26. Hitting the snooze button linked to unhealthy higher heart rate

    Researchers from the University of Notre Dame in the US have found that people who wake up after multiple alarms are more likely to have a higher heart rate than those who get out of bed after just one.

  27. NASA is set to return to the moon. Here are 4 reasons to go back

    Artemis could change that, says Clive Neal, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and Earth sciences at the University of Notre Dame. 

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    Clive Neal

    Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

  28. You snooze, you lose: As six in ten of us hit snooze button, research finds spending that extra time in bed could lead to health problems

    Researchers from the University of Notre Dame in the United States also discovered that snoozers were more likely to spend the last hour before waking in a light sleep, compared to the deeper slumber enjoyed by non-snoozers.

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