ND in the News



September 20, 2019

Art on the Catholic College Campus

The University of Notre Dame opened its Snite Museum of Art in 1980 and on another part of its campus will soon begin construction of the additional Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, to be designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects. 


September 20, 2019

What Pope Francis means to U.S. Latino Catholics

Luis Fraga, the director of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, also noted how Pope Francis has brought to light the way Latinos practice their faith, particularly during the pope’s trip to the United States.


September 19, 2019

Depth of Field: Hong Kong's Flash Mob for Democracy

"How this is going to play out is really hard to say," Victoria Hui, a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, said in an interview last month. 

The Wall Street Journal

September 18, 2019

Exchanges Vie With Ultrafast Traders for Mom-and-Pop Stock Orders

“The market really likes to interact with retail,” said Robert Battalio, a finance professor at the University of Notre Dame.

Chicago Tribune

September 18, 2019

Column: The U.S. shouldn’t fight a war for Saudi oil

Even if it can’t, University of Notre Dame political scientist Rosemary Kelanic, author of the forthcoming book, “Black Gold and Blackmail: Oil and Great Power Politics,” tells me, strategic petroleum reserves in the U.S. and our allies could fill the gap for nearly two years.

New York Magazine

September 18, 2019

Democracy Dies When Labor Unions Do

A 1 percentage point increase in union density in a state increases voter turnout rates by 0.2 to 0.25 percentage points according to analysis by Benjamin Radcliff and Patricia Davis, political scientists at the University of Notre Dame and the State Department, respectively. 

USA Today

September 18, 2019

Trump taps hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien as national security adviser to replace John Bolton

"Robert O'Brien has the right background at this moment of crisis in the Middle East and beyond," said Notre Dame law school professor Mary Ellen O’Connell, who specializes in international law. 

The New York Times

September 18, 2019

Climate Change Is Not World War

Roy Scranton (@royscranton), an assistant professor of English at Notre Dame, is the author of “Learning to Die in the Anthropocene,” the novel “I Heart Oklahoma!” and “Total Mobilization: World War II and American Literature.”

The Atlantic

September 18, 2019

How Ancient DNA Can Help Recast Colonial History

Agust­ín Fuentes, an anthropologist from the University of Notre Dame, also praises the team for placing the genetic results within existing archaeological, historical, and anthropological evidence.

The Washington Post

September 17, 2019

The surprising holes in our knowledge of America’s homeless population

Ruffini, along with Notre Dame’s William Evans and David Phillips, recently reviewed hundreds of articles on the costs, causes and solutions to homelessness, and circulated their results recently as a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Irish Independent

September 16, 2019

From FDR to JFK through to Trump: the epoch-defining American presidents

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.


September 16, 2019

Panelists examine ‘human costs, moral implications’ of migration crisis

“These are unprecedented numbers, the largest in human history,” said Maura Policelli, executive director of the Washington office of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.

The Washington Post

September 16, 2019

Some people would pay to avoid ‘thoughts and prayers’ after a disaster, study finds

The phrase dates to 17th-century religious manuals, University of Notre Dame professor Thomas Tweed, who studies American religions, told The Post in 2015.


September 12, 2019

The Fed Doesn't Want Negative Interest Rates Even Though Trump Does

“Negative rates provide limited stimulus at best,” Notre Dame University professor Jing Cynthia Wu, co-author of the other paper given at the June meeting, said in an email.

NBC News

September 11, 2019

Trump is pushing for interest rates of 'zero or less' — but do they work?

Companies lost business and laid off workers. Such a deflationary spiral ultimately "leads to [a] depression," said Jeffrey Bergstrand, a finance professor at the University of Notre Dame and former Federal Reserve economist.


September 10, 2019

The strange math behind US poverty numbers

A 2017 study by economists at the University of Chicago and Notre Dame found that relative to what the average person could consume at the poverty level in 1980, only about 3% of Americans consumed less in 2016.

The Washington Post

September 10, 2019

Baptist church cancels 9/11 anti-Islam event after backlash from legislators, Christian scholars

Gabriel Said Reynolds, professor of Islamic studies and theology at the University of Notre Dame, said the fears surrounding Muslims are irrational responses to a number of factors, which include the persecution of Christians in the Islamic world.


September 09, 2019

Who Is Running for Vice President in 2020? These Are the Contenders for the Democratic Nomination

“There are, in any case, too many of them,” says Felipe Fernández-Armesto, a history professor at the University of Notre Dame who wrote Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States, “too little differentiated from one another and too poorly qualified to be worthy of support." 


September 09, 2019

The anti-liberal moment

They have a small presence in the academy — Notre Dame political theorist Patrick Deneen and Harvard legal scholar Adrian Vermeule, for example — but are much less visible in the professoriate than socialists.

The Times

September 09, 2019

‘Grooves prove Corinthians were first to use cranes’

Re-examination of the plinths by Alessandro Pierattini, from the University of Notre Dame in the US, showed “that the grooves served for lifting and testify to the first experiments with lifting architectural blocks in Greek history”.