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  1. 100 Years Later: Notre Dame’s clash with the Klan

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    Part one of our series looks at the literal battle between two uniquely American institutions: the KKK and the University of Notre Dame.

  2. War takes a toll on the environment. Here’s how to change that

    By Richard Marcantonio, an assistant professor of management and organization at the University of Notre Dame, and Josefina Echavarria Alvarez, a professor of the practice in international peace studies at the University of Notre Dame.

  3. 'Learn every day': The Rev. John Jenkins reflects on legacy of 19 years leading Notre Dame

    When the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees first announced the Rev. John I. Jenkins would become its 17th president 20 years ago, the 50-year-old philosopher from Omaha, Neb., began thinking.

  4. Here’s Why So Little Humanitarian Is Reaching Gaza

    By Ray Offenheiser, director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development, part of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, and president emeritus of Oxfam America.

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    Ray Offenheiser

    Raymond Offenheiser

    McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business; Keough School of Global Affairs

  5. What's worse for disease spread: animal loss, climate change or urbanization?

    "There are limited resources for monitoring, controlling and managing infectious diseases," says Jason Rohr, a biologist at the University of Notre Dame and study co-author.

  6. I Oversaw Successful Relief Operations in Wars from Iraq to Afghanistan. Here’s What’s Going So Badly Wrong in Gaza.

    This commentary is adapted from an analysis that ran first in The Conversation — By Raymond Offenheiser, a former president of Oxfam America, and a professor and director of the McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business at the University of Notre Dame.

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    Ray Offenheiser

    Raymond Offenheiser

    McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business; Keough School of Global Affairs

  7. The Conversation

    Wars cause widespread pollution and environmental damage − here’s how to address it in peace accords

    By Richard Marcantonio, Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, and Josefina Echavarria Alvarez, Professor of the Practice in International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.

  8. How tariffs compare in the Biden and Trump eras

    “Tariffs at a basic level are a disincentive to import. And where do you get stuff if you’re not importing? You buy domestically,” said Robert Johnson, an economics professor at the University of Notre Dame.

  9. San Francisco poised to become first U.S. city to ban 'forever chemicals' in firefighter gear

    In 2020, a study out of the University of Notre Dame raised serious safety concerns about the prevalence of PFAS in firefighter clothing. 

  10. Trump, gun owners and Jan. 6 rioters: Tough-on-crime Justice Alito displays empathy for some criminal defendants

    Sherif Girgis, a former Alito law clerk who is a professor at Notre Dame Law School, said in relation to Alito’s recent comments that it is “hard to draw firm conclusions from oral argument,” noting that the immunity case in particular “raises extremely unusual constitutional questions.”

  11. The Conversation

    I’ve spent decades overseeing relief operations around the world, and here’s what’s going wrong in Gaza

    By Raymond Offenheiser, Professor of global affairs, director of the McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business, University of Notre Dame.

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    Ray Offenheiser

    Raymond Offenheiser

    McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business; Keough School of Global Affairs

  12. How Congress would decide the presidency if there’s an Electoral College tie

    “It would lead to a pretty significant, potentially — I won’t call it disastrous — but disruptive election process if it does happen,” said Derek Muller, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame.

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    Derek Muller

    Law School

  13. Biodiversity loss is biggest driver of infectious disease outbreaks, says study

    “The take-home messages are that biodiversity loss, climate change and introduced species increase disease, whereas urbanisation decreases it,” said lead researcher Prof Jason Rohr from the University of Notre Dame in the US.

  14. The $230 billion donor-advised fund industry gets an IRS hearing

    The IRS seems to be concerned that “there are abuses out there and there’s money going places it probably shouldn’t,” said Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame.

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    Lloyd Mayer

    Notre Dame Law School

  15. How climate change is raising the risks of another pandemic

    The connection appeared with all types of infections and their hosts, suggesting that as the planet continues to warm and humans continue to disrupt nature, increases in disease spread “will be consistent and widespread,” said Jason Rohr, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame and one of the study’s authors.

  16. Disadvantaged entrepreneurs often fear success, but new research can help

    Michael H. Morris, a professor of the practice in the University of Notre Dame's Keough School and director of the Urban Poverty and Business Initiative, a program offered by the school's McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business, is lead author of a journal article where these recommendations are outlined, as recently published in Business Horizons.

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    Michael Morris

    McKenna Center for Human Development & Global Business

  17. Environmental Changes Are Fueling Human, Animal and Plant Diseases, Study Finds

    “It means that we’re likely picking up general biological patterns,” said Jason Rohr, an infectious disease ecologist at the University of Notre Dame and senior author of the study. “It suggests that there are similar sorts of mechanisms and processes that are likely occurring in plants, animals and humans.”

  18. Notre Dame names dean of Keough School of Global Affairs

    A University of Michigan leader and expert in Chinese domestic politics has been named the new dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

  19. What happens if a US presidential candidate dies?

    In states where ballots have already been printed or mailed, the party could instruct voters – and electors – to treat the names at the top of the ticket “as hieroglyphics”, said Derek Muller, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame.

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    Derek Muller

    Law School

  20. RFK Jr.'s 'clever move' to help earn ballot access nationwide: Allying with little-known parties

    "As the campaign sees and recognizes that these are very convenient vessels out there, it's a clever move, and it's not a surprise they do it," Derek Muller, a University of Notre Dame professor specializing in election law, told ABC News.

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    Derek Muller

    Law School

  21. Daily Beast, HuffPost, Yahoo! News

    Doubts Over Kristi Noem’s Alleged Meeting With Kim Jong Un: Report

    “I don’t see any conceivable way that a single junior member of Congress without explicit escort from the U.S. State Department and military would be meeting with a leader from North Korea,” George Lopez, University of Notre Dame professor and expert on the rogue nation, told The Dakota Scout Thursday. 

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    George A. Lopez

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

  22. The Irish Times

    US college football match at Aviva ‘generates €180m for Irish economy’

    The US college football game between Notre Dame and Navy at the Aviva Stadium last year generated an economic impact of €180 million for the State, according to an analysis by professional services firm Grant Thornton. The report notes that an estimated 39,702 visitors from the US attended the Aer Lingus College Football Classic, along with 1,063 spectators from other parts of the world.

  23. Clarín (Argentina)

    Against the war in Gaza, US universities face the largest protests since the Vietnam War

    “Students have always been at the forefront of great social movements. The current one against Israel's war in Gaza is similar to that of the Vietnam war, although that one was bigger for now. But we are still in the early stages of this movement,” David Cortright, professor emeritus of Policy Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a Vietnam War veteran, told Clarín .

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    David Cortright

    Keough School of Global Affairs

  24. Exclusive: Employers Are Souring On Ivy League Grads, While These 20 “New Ivies” Ascend

    THE NEW PRIVATE IVIES: These 10 private schools, located in nine states and Washington D.C., are attracting the smartest students and plaudits from employers (includes the University of Notre Dame).

  25. ABC 7 News

    University protests are 'biggest student movement of 21st Century,' professor says

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    David Cortright who is professor emeritus at Notre Dame and visiting scholar at Cornell believes these student protests are growing, but the number of students protesting still doesn't compare to what we saw during the Vietnam antiwar protests of the 60's.

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    David Cortright

    Keough School of Global Affairs

  26. China set to launch high-stakes mission to moon's 'hidden' side

    "International cooperation is key (to lunar exploration)," Clive Neal, professor of planetary geology at the University of Notre Dame, told Reuters. "It's just that China and the U.S. aren't cooperating right now. I hope that will happen."

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    Clive Neal

    Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

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    Tasers, tear gas, and ‘snipers’ at US Gaza protests as camps spread to UK, France and Germany

    Professor David Cortright, a historian of social movements at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, US, said the Palestine camps have echoes of some of the largest protest movements in US history.

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    David Cortright

    Keough School of Global Affairs

  28. Secret meetings, social chatter: How the Columbia protest sparked a student revolt

    Historians like David Cortright, a professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, say the demonstrations already compare to several other large protest movements over the last 60 years, including the campaign to end apartheid in South Africa and the 2011 Occupy Wall Street demonstrations over corporate greed.

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    David Cortright

    Keough School of Global Affairs

  29. High court appears skeptical of Trump’s absolute immunity claim

    “In this complicated case, the Supreme Court will be faced with deciding whether personal actions can be separate from presidential ones,” Robert Schmuhl, professor emeritus of American studies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, who critically observes the modern American presidency, told OSV News.

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    Robert Schmuhl

    Robert Schmuhl

    American Studies

  30. New techniques being used to analyze finds at Collier Lodge

    New archaeological techniques are being used to analyze artifacts uncovered during digs at the Collier Lodge site along the Kankakee River. Mark Schurr, an anthropology professor at the University of Notre Dame, has led excavations at the site for 20 years.

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    Mark Schurr

    Mark Schurr

    Anthropology

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