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  1. Transitions: Columbia U. Names Next President; U. of South Florida Selects New Provost

    Jeffrey F. Rhoads, executive director of the Purdue Institute for National Security and a professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, has been named vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame.

  2. Supreme Court to Hear Case of Postal Worker Forced to Work on Sundays

    Richard Garnett, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and director of the Notre Dame Program on Church, State, and Society, told The Tablet that the court’s decision to hear this case is welcome news because it “provides the court with an opportunity to revisit, and correct, a 1977 ruling that most observers, across the political spectrum, agree was wrongly decided.”

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    Richard Garnett

    Notre Dame Law School

  3. Character and Admission

    Paul Mueller, the director of enrollment strategy at the University of Notre Dame, asserted that his institution’s mission encourages individuals to be a powerful force for good in the world. 

  4. ‘Grave mistake’ to put protocol row on long finger, says Bertie Ahern

    He added that any referendum on a united Ireland would require “groundwork” and welcomed recent work by the Royal Irish Academy and University of Notre Dame on “what it would look like”.

  5. Thoughts on a future border poll for Ireland

    A recent major professional study involving polling and some in-depth interviews, led by The Irish Times in collaboration with the Royal Irish Academy and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame – they use the acronym ARINS for the study – provides some interesting perspectives on the Irish unity question. 

  6. It’s time for a climate moonshot in America

    Raymond Offenheiser is the director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development at the University of Notre Dame and President Emeritus of Oxfam America.

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    Raymond Offenheiser

    Pulte Institute for Global Development

  7. Transitions: Texas Christian U. Names New President; U. of Nebraska at Lincoln President to Retire

    Keona Lewis, associate director of research and evaluation for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been named assistant provost for academic diversity and inclusion at the University of Notre Dame.

  8. Fact check: No, cell data used to arrest Idaho suspect doesn't prove '2000 Mules' correct

    "The data isn't good enough to tell you for sure that somebody physically went up to a ballot box," said Aaron Striegel, a computer science and engineering professor at the University of Notre Dame. 

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    Aaron Striegel

    Computer Science and Engineering

  9. What to Know About PFAS in Period Underwear

    The presence of PFAS in Thinx products was first revealed in January 2020, when Sierra magazine published an investigation, in partnership with a researcher at the University of Notre Dame, that found these chemicals in the crotch area of Thinx underwear.

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    Graham Peaslee

    Experimental Nuclear Physics

  10. The Politics of Being Pope Francis

    Making things more tenuous, according to Ulrich Lehner, a theology professor at the University of Notre Dame, Francis has rejected the typical practice of using the College of Cardinals as an advisory board in favor of consulting a small circle of trusted advisers. 

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    Ulrich Lehner

    Department of Theology

  11. Thinx to pay up to $5M to settle claims its period underwear contained potentially harmful chemicals

    The presence of PFAS appears to have been first reported in January 2020 in the Sierra Club’s magazine, “Sierra,” with the headline, “My Menstrual Underwear Has Toxic Chemicals in It.” Reporter Jessian Choy sent her Thinx to a University of Notre Dame nuclear scientist, who found high levels of PFAS, “especially on the inside layers of the crotch.”

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    Graham Peaslee

    Experimental Nuclear Physics

  12. Trump’s Dark Money Machine Just Got Darker

    But Lloyd Mayer, an expert in nonprofit law at the University of Notre Dame, said the filings also suggest a reset.

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    Lloyd Mayer

    Notre Dame Law School

  13. Could Europe end up with a worse inflation problem than America?

    Recent work by Rüdiger Bachmann of the University of Notre Dame and colleagues shows that workers in Germany are more likely to change jobs when demand is high than during recessions. 

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    Ruediger Bachmann

    Economics

  14. Thinx settled a lawsuit over chemicals in its period underwear. Here's what to know

    In 2020, reporter Jessian Choy sent several pairs of Thinx underwear to a University of Notre Dame laboratory, which found high levels of fluorine and concluded that the underwear contained PFAS.

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    Graham Peaslee

    Experimental Nuclear Physics

  15. Lectures in History: American Colonies after the Seven Years War

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    University of Notre Dame professor Katlyn Carter taught a class about British imperial reforms and American colonial grievances in the wake of the Seven Years War (1756-63).

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    Katlyn Carter

    Department of History

  16. Moving species emerges as last resort as climate warms

    The proposal, which federal officials expect to finalize in June, reflects a “fundamental shift in the way we think of species protection and conservation,” said University of Notre Dame biologist Jason McLachlan.

  17. Rise in middle-aged white ‘deaths of despair’ may be fueled by loss of religion, new research paper argues

    The working paper, from Tyler Giles of Wellesley College, Daniel Hungerman of the University of Notre Dame, and Tamar Oostrom of The Ohio State University, looked at the relationship between religiosity and mortality from deaths of despair.

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    Daniel Hungerman

    Economics

  18. Student Loan Forgiveness: More Than a Dozen Briefs Have Been Filed in Support of Biden’s Plan

    As CNBC reported, that view is shared by William Baude, a law professor at the University of Chicago Law School; and Samuel Bray, a University of Notre Dame law professor.

  19. Fact check: Pope’s death confirmed with traditional means, not hammer

    The claim that a hammer is used for tapping on the pope's head is “a legend," though one that has been "repeated countless times as early as the 1850s," said Ulrich Lehner, a University of Notre Dame theology professor.

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    Ulrich Lehner

    Department of Theology

  20. Republican leader Kevin McCarthy twists to victory, but now can he control the ‘crazy caucus’?

    Robert Schmuhl is professor emeritus of American studies at the University of Notre Dame and adjunct professor at Dublin City University.

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    Robert Schmuhl

    American Studies

  21. The moon beckons once again, and this time NASA wants to stay

    “The time is now right to take a giant leap by using the moon to learn how to live off the land, thus enabling sustained human presence on Earth while stimulating a new sector of our economy,” Clive Neal, a professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, told the National Space Council in 2019. 

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    Clive Neal

    Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

  22. A Korean War Wall of Remembrance Set Hundreds of Errors in Stone

    Erika Doss, a professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame who has written extensively about monuments, said that Americans increasingly see recognizing individuals as critical. “We see ourselves as a nation of individuals, so listing the names becomes unifying,” she said. But she wondered how so solemn a gesture could have gotten so flawed this time. She asked, “Didn’t they have an editor?”

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    Erika Doss

    American Studies

  23. What will Pope Benedict’s funeral look like? Pope Francis will preside.

    Gabriel Radle, a professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, said the zinc coffin confers a certain prestige while also helping to preserve the body, which would be exhumed if that pope is formally declared “blessed.” 

  24. Pope Francis presides over funeral for ‘taboo-breaking’ predecessor

    “It was a real break with precedent and very unlike a pope that took the Church’s tradition very seriously,” said John McGreevy, who is also provost at the University of Notre Dame. “It was one of the great things he did.”

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    John McGreevy

    History

  25. Has the Amazon Reached Its ‘Tipping Point’?

    According to a study led by the Notre Dame researcher David Medvigy, a similar pattern could emerge if the Amazon stops recycling its own moisture, as the dry air would travel north in winter.

  26. Neighbors hope the proposed Red Line extension brings development to Roseland. But it won’t come without challenges.

    Quick connections to other neighborhoods and downtown also provide access to jobs, government services said hospitals, said Gwendolyn Purifoye, a professor at the University of Notre Dame who lives in Chicago and has researched transit. 

  27. Lone Gray Wolf’s Journey Sheds New Light on Elusive Predator

    Such concerns are part of a fraught relationship between wolves and humans in North America, said Jon T. Coleman, an environmental history professor at the University of Notre Dame. 

  28. How Nazi Germany loomed over Pope Benedict’s childhood

    John McGreevy, a historian of the modern Catholic church at the University of Notre Dame and author of “Catholicism: A Global History From the French Revolution to Pope Francis,” said that it was clear Benedict was influenced by growing up under an authoritarian regime.

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    History

  29. How the Federal Reserve affected 2022′s stock market

    "I think they know they gambled and lost and that they have to do something serious in order to get inflation back under control” said Jeffrey Campbell, an economics professor at the University of Notre Dame and former Federal Reserve economist. “I fear that they took a gamble that inflation wasn’t too real at the beginning of 2021."

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