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Irish Independent

October 24, 2020

Biden aims to jettison Trump's 'America First' policy

Robert Schmuhl is professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame and adjunct professor in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University.

CNN

October 23, 2020

Scientist: Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes are active at night, DHF increases

"This is potentially a very valid problem that should not be ignored. They live and breed around the house, so the possibility of Aedes Aegypti being exposed to light pollution is very likely," said Giles Duffield, a researcher in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame.

The New Yorker

October 23, 2020

The Republican Identity Crisis After Trump

A manifesto of the Reversalists, and of young conservatives generally, is the 2018 book “Why Liberalism Failed,” by Patrick Deneen, a political-science professor at Notre Dame, which carries a back-cover endorsement from Barack Obama and extolls such writers as Robert B. Reich, Wendell Berry, Christopher Lasch, and Robert Putnam, none of whom is considered conservative.

Forbes

October 22, 2020

Covid-19 Lockdowns Cleaned The Air And Prevented Deaths

“We were able to estimate how many people didn’t die because the [particulate matter] concentrations were lower compared to the normal conditions,” said Paola Crippa, the senior author of the study and assistant professor of engineering and civil and environmental engineering and Earth sciences at Notre Dame.

The Washington Post

October 22, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett is conservative. New data shows us how conservative.

Jeffrey J. Harden is an Andrew J. McKenna Family Associate Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame.

Scientific American

October 22, 2020

Can a Moon Base be Safe for Astronauts?

Clive Neal, a lunar scientist and space-exploration advocate at the University of Notre Dame, has hoped to see more people on the moon since the Apollo 17 astronauts departed 48 years ago. 

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 21, 2020

Study: Light pollution may increase nighttime biting in mosquitoes

The rates at which the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes bite at night may have increased, according to research from the University of Notre Dame that was published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene last week.

The Washington Post

October 21, 2020

What Pope Francis’s comments about gay families could mean for LGBTQ people worldwide

Peter Cajka, a historian of U.S. Catholicism at Notre Dame said there will likely be a cultural backlash, in the form of more anti-Francis feeling.

National Catholic Reporter

October 21, 2020

Pope's latest affirmation of same-sex civil unions hailed as progress by LGBT community

Peter Cajka, a visiting assistant teaching professor at the University of Notre Dame who focuses on Catholic intellectual history, told NCR that the pope's comments continue a trend that has been in motion since the early 20th century of "the church leaving certain big decisions to secular states and no longer trying to say that the Catholic Church should make those moral decisions."

Crux

October 21, 2020

Bioethics must recognize ‘we are made for love and friendship,’ scholar argues

O. Carter Snead, Professor of Law and Director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame is one of the world’s leading experts on public bioethics – the governance of science, medicine, and biotechnology in the name of ethical goods.

CNBC

October 21, 2020

Why optimism could be unhelpful in a pandemic, according to behavioral psychologists

What’s more, those biases are then often inflated by others when we form networks of people who share our views, said Daniel Lapsley, professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame.

The Washington Post

October 20, 2020

Since May, 8 million Americans have plunged into poverty.

“The results of the Columbia study are underscored by another recent study published by the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame, which found that within the last three months alone, 6 million Americans entered poverty.”

NPR

October 20, 2020

Economics Lessons From The Pandemic

That's one of the findings of a study by economists Jeehoon Han, Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan, who crunched data from the Census Bureau about income and poverty during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Wall Street Journal

October 20, 2020

New Paper Claims Globalized Trade Pushing Inflation Up, Not Down

“We’ve developed a suite of models to argue that rising trade actually generates inflation,” Diego A. Comin of Dartmouth College and Robert Johnson of the University of Notre Dame write in a paper made public on Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research. 

The Wall Street Journal

October 20, 2020

Balance on the Court

Renee Yaseen, University of Notre Dame, international economics and Arabic.

USA Today

October 19, 2020

Trump delivered his SCOTUS promise, but his pandemic response cost him support among Christians

“Most of Catholic voting history is one of shifting back and forth between the two political parties,” said David Leege, the politics and religion scholar from Notre Dame.

Forbes

October 19, 2020

Confirmed: Inmates Eligible For Cares Act $1,200 Stimulus Checks From IRS; Here’s How To File

There is no mention of incarcerated individuals in the CARES Act, which some argue makes the IRS position wrong because it “contravenes the clear text” of the Act, according to Patrick Thomas of Notre Dame Law School.

Yahoo

October 17, 2020

Millions of Americans are entering poverty amid pandemic as stimulus runs out

A similar study from the University of Chicago and Notre Dame estimated 6 million Americans entered poverty for the same period.

Irish Independent

October 17, 2020

President takes the States to a dangerous place

Robert Schmuhl is professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame and adjunct professor in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University.

Newsweek

October 16, 2020

Who's Town Hall Had Better Ratings? Early Data Shows Biden Had Bigger Audience Than Trump

"Ratings are often telling indicators of public interest, either politically or in terms of entertainment value. This close to the election, people are looking for illumination or reinforcement," Robert Schmuhl, author of Statecraft and Stagecraft: American Political Life in the Age of Personality and The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from FDR to Trump, told Newsweek

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