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The Washington Post

April 03, 2020

With Passover, Easter and Ramadan looming, clergy scramble to create holidays at a distance

“I’m wondering what the effects on future public attendance will be,” said Gabriel Said Reynolds, professor of Islamic studies and theology at the University of Notre Dame.

Nature

April 03, 2020

How sewage could reveal true scale of coronavirus outbreak

Some efforts to monitor the virus have been stalled by university and laboratory shut-downs and the limited availability of reagents to conduct tests — the same ones used in clinics, which are already in short supply, says Kyle Bibby, an environmental engineer at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. 

The Chronicle of Higher Education

April 01, 2020

Transitions: Oglethorpe U. Names Next President; New Provost at Southern Utah U.

Marie Lynn Miranda, a professor of statistics and former provost at Rice University, has been named provost at the University of Notre Dame.

The Wall Street Journal

April 01, 2020

The Many Ways the Coronavirus Crisis Has Changed Our Lives

Alix Basden, University of Notre Dame, international economics

Associated Press

March 30, 2020

Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast

“That is lightning-fast speed to secure suppliers, learn how the products work, and make space in their manufacturing plant. You can’t get much faster than that,” said Kaitlin Wowak, a professor at the University of Notre Dame who focuses on industrial supply chains.

The Boston Globe

March 30, 2020

Mass. coronavirus peak likely in mid-April, some epidemiologists predict

Heightened testing and vigilance will be necessary to prevent new outbreaks from exploding into larger epidemics until a vaccine is available in a year or more, said Alex Perkins, a University of Notre Dame epidemiologist.

Forbes

March 30, 2020

Trump Orders GM To Make Ventilators—10 Days After Company Says It Started Making Them

“That is lightning-fast speed to secure suppliers, learn how the products work, and make space in their manufacturing plant,” Kaitlin Wowak, an industrial supply chain professor at the University of Notre Dame told the AP about GM’s ventilator production effort.

Associated Press

March 29, 2020

Relief Package Billions Can't Buy Hospitals Out of Shortages

“The suppliers that provide the raw materials needed to make such items have to increase their capacity in order to deliver more materials to manufacturers, which could take time and may not be feasible if the suppliers are located in other parts of the world that are currently crippled by the coronavirus,” said Kaitlin Wowak, an assistant professor at University of Notre Dame business school who specializes in analytics and operations.

USA Today

March 27, 2020

Stocks retreat following 3-day surge as investors await stimulus aid

“Fiscal stimulus will be coming just in time to help millions of Americans weather the storm, but we’re not out of the woods yet,” Jason Reed, economist, assistant chair and teaching professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, said in a note.

CNN

March 27, 2020

What are organizers up against now the 2020 Olympics have been moved to next year?

"Athletes have spent their lives really getting ready for 2020, for the summer of 2020. And now you're saying, 'Come back in a year, we'll see what happens,' Richard Sheehan, professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business who specializes in the economics of sport, tells CNN Sport.

National Geographic

March 27, 2020

When 6 feet feels like a million miles

Human evolution built into us a need for contact, as University of Notre Dame anthropologist Agustín Fuentes told my National Geographic colleague Craig Welch; Craig lives in Seattle, where COVID-19 cases initially appeared in the United States.

Fox News

March 26, 2020

US unemployment claims shatter record as coronavirus hammers economy

"I expect this number to keep rising as workers heed orders to shelter in place," said Jason Reed, assistant chair and teaching professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame.

Associated Press

March 26, 2020

Congress' Relief Bill Would Vastly Expand Unemployment Aid

"You've got to get that cash to households to meet those bills for food, shelter, and medicine," said Jeffrey Bergstrand, a professor of finance at Notre Dame. 

Inside Higher Ed

March 26, 2020

Podcasting Advice for Professors

Other higher education podcasts, like Big Brains at the University of Chicago and With a Side of Knowledge at the University of Notre Dame, stick to regular biweekly publishing schedules.

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CBS News

March 25, 2020

What the coronavirus relief bill offers for small businesses

The proposal will allow many households and business to keep running in the short-term, but it is unlikely to fix the larger trouble caused by the dearth of federal guidelines to protect public health, according to Jeffrey Bergstrand, a professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.

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Business Insider

March 25, 2020

Dow soars 496 points as traders await official approval for $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus deal

"Despite the mammoth amount of stimulus slated to enter the economy, strict containment measures are the best bet for stabilizing markets," Jeffrey Bergstrand, finance professor at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, told Markets Insider in an email.

The New York Times

March 25, 2020

In God We Divide

Three political scientists — David Campbell and Geoffrey C. Layman, both of Notre Dame, and John Green of the University of Akron — have developed a multidimensional analysis of religiosity in their forthcoming book, “Secular Surge: A New Fault Line in American Politics.”

Daily Mail

March 25, 2020

Retiring to bed later than usual is bad for your health because it leads to a rise in heart rate, scientists discover

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame in the US – who defined 'normal' as the one-hour interval around an average bedtime – looked at data from Fitbit devices worn over four years across 255,736 sleep sessions. 

ABC News

March 25, 2020

Defense Production Act could help amid coronavirus, even as President Trump resists: experts

Whether the DPA is employed now may not necessarily have an immediate impact anyway, since it takes time to repurpose factories and shift companies to producing medical gear, according to Kaitlin Wowak, an assistant professor at the Mendoza College of Business, who specializes in supply chains.

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