ND in the News: March 2021

February 2021 March 2021 April 2021

  1. Why Does Basically Everyone Do This V-Finger Peace Thing in Photos?

    “Smartphone cameras have advanced to where they are high resolution, and so if the fingertips are in view and take up a good part of the image and are not occluded and the lighting is good, then, yes, you can probably process the image with the right software and get a fingerprint that you could match against a fingerprint database,” says Kevin W. Bowyer, Schubmehl-Prein Family Professor at the University of Notre Dame and the editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior and Identity Science.

    ND Experts

    Kevin Bowyer

    Kevin Bowyer

    Computer Science and Engineering

  2. Chef initiative, ice fishing trash, Tribeca plans: News from around our 50 states

    South Bend: University of Notre Dame officials say they will be able to vaccinate all students on campus by the end of the spring semester.

  3. COVID-19 cannot be the grand finale for American research

    However, there’s an inherent security risk that comes with sharing sensitive health data via a new platform, so researchers at the University of Notre Dame, with support from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, are designing an encrypted framework for mobile contact tracing.

  4. Nike Files Lawsuit Over Lil Nas X’s Satan Shoes

    Mark McKenna, a professor at the University of Notre Dame’s law school who specializes in intellectual property, said it is a close call as to who would win the lawsuit.

  5. The ship blocking the Suez Canal may be free, but experts warn the supply chain impact could last months

    Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, anticipates minimal effects.

    ND Experts

  6. Grounded cargo ship Ever Given floating, moving through Suez Canal: 'We pulled it off!'

    Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, specializes in the international economy and trade. 

    ND Experts

  7. Giant container ship that blocked Suez Canal is finally free

    “Since most of the imports blocked over the last week are heading to Europe, U.S. consumers will likely see little effect on prices of U.S. imports, except to the extent that intermediate products of U.S. final goods are made in Europe,” said Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

    ND Experts

  8. Winner of America’s highest Catholic award walks her own talk

    On March 14, the University of Notre Dame announced that Harris, now the vice chairman of wealth management and a senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, as well as a gospel singer, speaker and author, will be awarded the 2021 Laetare Medal, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic award.

  9. Fact check: Claims that VP Kamala Harris refused to salute the military are missing context

    Michael Desch, a professor of political science and the director of the Notre Dame International Security Center, told USA TODAY that until President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, "it was not common for the president, or other Cabinet officials, but especially the president, to return hand salutes."

    ND Experts

    Michael Desch Crop

    Michael Desch

    Political Science

  10. Floyd spurred broad push for change globally, activists say

    “What the Black Lives Matter movement has done is use these various incidents to allow us to reevaluate the underlying cultural narrative,” said David Hooker, associate professor of the practice of conflict transformation and peacebuilding at Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.

  11. Prosecutors struggle with consistent story in Jan. 6 cases

    The defendants can still be convicted of conspiring to obstruct Congress even if the plan was formulated only moments before they stormed the Capitol, said Jimmy Gurule, a former federal prosecutor who’s now a professor at the University of Notre Dame law school. 

    ND Experts

    Jimmy Gurulé

    Jimmy Gurulé

    Notre Dame Law School