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Oil-patch evangelicals: How Christianity and crude fueled the rise of the American right
Darren Dochuk is the author of "Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America."
Study suggests new virus found may have coevolved with human lineage
"The virus is both highly abundant in the human gut and represents an entirely new viral family. With this study, we were able to expand our understanding of the diversity and evolutionary history of the human microbiome globally. Our team at Notre Dame has been evaluating the potential uses of this newly identified virus and is developing it as an alternative to E. coli or other fecal indicator bacteria that are not specific to humans, as an indicator of fecal pollution," said Kyle Bibby, co-author of the study.
UN Security Council Visits Colombia as Peace Worries Mount
In an April report, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, which is charged with monitoring the accord's implementation, noted that 31 percent of the accord's pledges have not yet begun the first steps toward execution.
Why those ICE raids are being announced in advance
Erin Corcoran, an immigration expert and executive director of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, affirmed that in the past, raids were not announced beforehand by immigration enforcement, just as they are not announced when law enforcement is involved; when the information is exposed, it can more often than not prove detrimental to an operation.
Cruelty Won’t Stop the Crisis at the Border
Denis McDonough is an Executive Fellow at the Keough School for Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.
Senate Confirms South Bend's Leichty to Federal Judgeship
He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Mike Pompeo’s Faith-Based Attempt to Narrowly Redefine Human Rights
A third member, Paolo Carozza, a professor at the Notre Dame Law School, has served the Vatican in various capacities and is a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
Transitions: New Chief at Delgado Community College, Bismarck State College President to Retire
Christy Pratt, senior associate dean of undergraduate admissions at the University of Virginia, has been named director of admissions at the University of Notre Dame.
U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Hezbollah Officials Accused of Supporting Iran
“The notion of simply listing people and freezing their accounts without evidence of their specific financial support to Iran or specific terrorist activities, that is a reach,” said George A. Lopez, a professor at Notre Dame and an expert in economic sanctions.
Pompeo unveils human rights commission, critics suggest it may roll back protections
Pompeo said members of the commission include Russell Berman, Peter Berkowitz, Paolo Carozza, Hamza Yusuf Hanson, Jacqueline Rivers, Meir Soloveichik, Katrina Lantos Swett, Christopher Tollefsen, and David Tse-Chien Pan.
As Cameras Track Detroit’s Residents, a Debate Ensues Over Racial Bias
But Kevin Bowyer, a Notre Dame computer scientist, said that was not the case for a study he recently published.
State Department to name panel focused on human rights and natural law
Daniel Philpott, a Notre Dame professor who was initially mentioned as a potential commission member, said that natural law reflects a concern that human rights have gone off the rails, in part because of abortion and claims about marriage rights.
Mike Pompeo unveils new "Unalienable Rights" commission amid concerns over progressive rollbacks
The panel will be chaired by Harvard Professor and Human Rights scholar Mary Ann Glendon and will include Russell Berman, Peter Berkowitz, Paolo Carozza, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Hanson, Jacqueline Rivers, Kiron Skinner, Meir Soloveichik, Katrina Lantos Swett, Christopher Tollefsen and David Tse-Chien Pan, and F. Cartwrite Weiland.
AP-NORC Poll: Americans rarely seek guidance from clergy
Tim O’Malley, a theology professor at Notre Dame University, said he suspects that technological self-service is among the factors contributing to infrequent contact with clergy.
Understanding The Border Patrol
Notre Dame professor David Cortez tells Lulu Garcia-Navarro that many Border Patrol agents are themselves Hispanic and rely on CBP for employment in economically disadvantaged areas along the border.
Oil and Religion
Darren Dochuk has spent eight years looking at the history of the industry with a focus on the links between oil and religion.
My illegal abortion: One Chicago woman recounts ending her pregnancy pre-Roe v. Wade as more states pass near-bans on the procedure
Yet it’s difficult to forecast what cases the court will take up and how they’ll be decided, said Richard W. Garnett, law professor at the Notre Dame Law School.
Weather radar captures billions of mayflies hatching on Lake Erie
"Radar loop from last night showing ascent and downwind drift of several billion Hexagenia #mayflies over the western basin of Lake Erie," tweeted Phil Stepanian, a biometeorology research assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame.
The Peacemaker at the Center of Hong Kong’s Turbulent Protests
Victoria Hui, an associate professor who studies Hong Kong politics at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, said the lawmakers had been “put in the middle, and nobody appreciates that.”
Robert Schmuhl: 'Trump out to hog the Independence Day limelight while creating his own fireworks'
Robert Schmuhl is professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame and an adjunct professor in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University.