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August 03, 2020

US says unlikely to use China, Russia virus vaccine

Bob Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, discusses the imminent announcement of Joe Biden's presidential running mate, Covid-19 support payment concerns in the US - and America's response to the pandemic.

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Our Sunday Visitor

August 03, 2020

Opening the Word: The tyranny of activity

Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D., is the director of education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame.

Politico

August 03, 2020

The Pentagon wants to end its reliance on China for rare earth minerals. But can it be done?

“If what we want is access to efficient production of rare earth materials [choosing a limited number of mines and therefore] restricting our market access is the opposite of solving the problem,” said Eugene Gholz, a former Pentagon adviser who worked on rare earth mineral policy in the department’s industrial policy office.

Crux

August 02, 2020

Before talking about abortion, it helps to listen to people’s stories

Tricia C. Bruce is a sociologist of religion and an affiliate of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society as well as adjunct research associate professor of sociology with the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The Wall Street Journal

July 31, 2020

The Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Gender Gap Are Fixtures of U.S. Elections. It Didn’t Start Out That Way.

 Those insights and others here come from Christina Wolbrecht of the University of Notre Dame and J. Kevin Corder of Western Michigan University, authors of the book “A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage.”

National Catholic Reporter

July 31, 2020

Abortion: Discuss, don't debate

Now, a new report from the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame confirms that suspicion. 

Forbes

July 31, 2020

Slashing $600 Unemployment Benefits Would Be ‘Absolutely Devastating’ For U.S. Economy

“If you really wanted to jumpstart the economy, it would take at least $600-per-week in federal unemployment insurance,” argues Jason Reed, professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. 

The New York Times

July 31, 2020

With Security Law as a Cudgel, Beijing Cracks Down on Hong Kong

“More will come,” said Victoria Tin-bor Hui, a political scientist from Hong Kong at University of Notre Dame.

Reuters

July 30, 2020

COVID-19 sinks U.S. economy in second quarter; labor market struggling

“This is hard to swallow,” said Jason Reed, finance professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. 

Business Insider

July 30, 2020

Millions of people undertake the Hajj every year. These photos show how different the yearly Muslim pilgrimage is this year because of the pandemic.

They engage in rituals like stoning a wall and walking to different spots of religious significance in "solidarity with Abraham who is seen as the father of monotheism," Dr. Ebrahim Moosa of Notre Dame University told Newsweek in 2018.

The Guardian

July 30, 2020

US economy suffers worst quarter since the second world war as GDP shrinks by 32.9%

“This is something we have never seen before,” said Jason Reed, assistant chair of finance at the University of Notre Dame. 

The New York Times

July 29, 2020

The United States will lend Kodak $765 million to make drug components.

The pandemic has revealed the extent to which domestic companies rely on foreign suppliers, which may be risky in industries like pharmaceuticals, said Kaitlin Wowak, a professor at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Fox News

July 29, 2020

Space Force on alert: Behind Russia's mysterious testing of deadly anti-satellite weapons in orbit

Eugene Gholz, an associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, also emphasized that – if accurate – it is no small matter.

The Washington Post

July 27, 2020

Covid-19 is accelerating multilateralism in Africa

Mary Treacy is a research intern with the Africa Growth Initiative in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution and a rising senior at the University of Notre Dame pursuing a degree in economics and applied mathematics.

CNN

July 27, 2020

Trump is calling protesters who disagree with him terrorists. That puts him in the company of the world's autocrats

What could easily happen is that these protests transform from an anti-racism movement to a wider anti-government movement, according to Luis Schiumerini, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

U.S. News & World Report

July 27, 2020

What Cities Can and Can’t Do When it Comes to the Feds

"The deployment of federal law enforcement officers in Portland, Oregon, dressed in military fatigues and resembling an invading military force is an unconstitutional abuse of power," Jimmy Gurulé, a criminal law expert at Notre Dame University and a former Under Secretary of Enforcement for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, said in an email. 

Crux

July 25, 2020

New study shows Americans have complicated views on abortion

Tricia C. Bruce spoke to Charles Camosy about a new study on abortion sponsored by Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life.

CNN

July 24, 2020

The Twitter hack should worry us all

Mike Chapple is teaching professor of information technology at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.

Forbes

July 23, 2020

The School Choice Now Act And The Fate Of Private Schools

In the summer issue of City Journal, Notre Dame law professor Nicole Stelle Garnett writes movingly about why we still need Catholic schools.

USA Today

July 22, 2020

How soon will the extra $600 in jobless benefits go away? Your money questions answered

Ken Milani, professor of accountancy at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, notes that the IRS doesn’t have the information it needs to make a direct deposit of the stimulus payment when you’ve owed money on that 2018 tax return. 

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