ND in the News


The New York Times

February 25, 2021

Can Clubhouse Move Fast Without Breaking Things?

“Major privacy & security concerns, lots of data extraction, use of dark patterns, growth without a clear business model. When will we learn?” Elizabeth M. Renieris, the director of the Notre Dame-IBM Tech Ethics Lab, wrote in a tweet this week that compared Clubhouse at this moment to the early days of Facebook.


February 24, 2021

Climate change is not priced into markets but its effect could be substantial, experts say

According to the University of Notre Dame, the U.S., India, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Luxembourg are among the most vulnerable nations to climate change, when adjusted for their GDP.

The Guardian

February 23, 2021

I tested my tap water, household products and cat for toxic 'forever chemicals'

The levels for several compounds are what Graham Peaslee, a University of Notre Dame PFAS researcher, called “unusually high” and at quantities at which toxicologists say they start seeing links to health problems. 

The Irish Times

February 23, 2021

Burying the truth of Partition in the interest of peace? Remembering in the dark

Stephen O’Neill’s Irish Culture and Partition 1920-1955 is forthcoming with Liverpool University Press. 

National Catholic Reporter

February 23, 2021

Pandemic, terror threats: Iraq papal trip is complicated, even for Francis

Gabriel Said Reynolds, a theologian at the University of Notre Dame who has focused on Muslim-Christian relations, said simply that Sistani is "widely regarded as the most authoritative religious actor for Shiite Muslims around the world."


February 22, 2021

'Allen v. Farrow' is the latest example of 'consequences culture'

"I think visual storytelling in any form is going to have a more emotional impact on the audience than print journalism," says Ted Mandell, who teaches documentary film production at the University of Notre Dame.

Catholic News Service

February 21, 2021

New document offers ways to foster Catholic-Methodist relationships

Kimberly Belcher, associate professor theology at the University of Notre Dame, a participant in the dialogue and co-author of the first part, said the document was written largely with people in the pews in mind.


February 21, 2021

No one's life should be defined by the circumstances of their death. Even John Keats'.

By Ian Newman, assistant professor of English, the University of Notre Dame.

Associated Press

February 19, 2021

Facebook makes a power move in Australia - and may regret it

Facebook’s reaction was not justified even if there are issues with the law, including the fact that it stands to benefit media giants like News Corp., said Elizabeth Renieris, director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab.

The Boston Globe

February 19, 2021

Economic hardship and anxiety have accelerated the Republican Party’s radicalization, experts say

“We often see right-wing social movements when groups are experiencing economic loss, political loss, or status-based loss,” said Rory McVeigh, a sociology professor at the University of Notre Dame and author of the 2019 book “The Politics of Losing: Trump, the Klan, and the Mainstreaming of Resentment.”

USA Today

February 19, 2021

How Rush Limbaugh helped turn feminism into an urgent threat to the Republican Party

Christina Wolbrecht, a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame who has studied political parties over time as well as women’s rights, has written about his influence in the Republican Party.

The Wall Street Journal

February 17, 2021

An American Belt and Road Initiative?

Jim Webb is the Distinguished Fellow at Notre Dame’s International Security Center.

The Christian Science Monitor

February 17, 2021

Biden, Warnock, and the resurgence of the liberal Christian

“I think it’s been an important corrective to how in America, at least, when we hear about religion and politics, it’s always about the right,” says Kraig Beyerlein, director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame.

The Hill

February 16, 2021

COVID-19 economic relief should focus on those hit hardest

James X. Sullivan is the Gilbert F. Schaefer College Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame.

Business Insider

February 15, 2021

Georgia prosecutor calls Giuliani's election claims 'various overt acts for an illegal purpose' that could warrant a racketeering charge

"(Racketeering's) not a specific crime – it's a way of thinking about and prosecuting a variety of crimes," G. Robert Blakey, a federal criminal law professor at the University of Notre Dame, told CNN.


February 15, 2021

After Weeks Of Being Offline, Parler Finds A New Web Host

Elizabeth Renieris with the University of Notre Dame, said it was just a matter of time before Parler found a new way to come back online.

The New York Times

February 14, 2021

A Year of Hardship, Helped and Hindered by Washington

Researchers at the University of Chicago and Notre Dame found there were five million fewer poor people in June than before the crisis.

The New York Times

February 14, 2021

Mature Red-Bellied Lemur Seeks Soul Mate for Cuddles and Grooming

In captivity, these pairings can offer insights into how lemurs may form interspecies companionships, according to Ipek Kulahci, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Notre Dame.


February 13, 2021

Will Supreme Court Expand Religious Rights? (Podcast)

Rick Garnett, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses a divided U.S. Supreme Court ordering California to let indoor church services resume. Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses the case for the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump.

NBC News

February 13, 2021

Speed of some mail delivery would decrease under proposal

Interview with James O’Rourke, a professor of management at University of Notre Dame.