ND in the News: 2023

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  1. Will a robot take my job? Notre Dame researcher says this view is overly pessimistic

    With the impact of industrial robots on the US labor markets in the past two decades, and an ever-increasing presence of machine-driven technology (such as artificial intelligence and ChatGPT), many employees have feared that one day robots will take their jobs. Not necessarily so, according to research recently published by Yong Suk Lee, an assistant professor in the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.

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    Yong Suk Lee

    Keough School of Global Affairs

  2. Vietnam soldier’s family reunited with dog tag after journey around the globe

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    Fifty years ago today, the last American combat troops left Vietnam. Harry Smith shares the remarkable lengths former Senator Jim Webb and a group of Notre Dame students went to return a dog tag from the battlefield to the family of a Vietnam veteran.

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    Michael Desch

    Political Science

  3. Turkey’s Government Uses Disaster for Profit

    Opinion: Sehrazat G. Mart is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and department of sociology.

  4. The Movement and the "Madman"

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    David Cortright, Professor Emeritus from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, is featured in the documentary film "The Movement and the 'Madman'" as part of the PBS series "American Experience."

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    David Cortright

    Keough School of Global Affairs

  5. Catholic colleges cut humanities programs, citing student interest in other fields

    At the University of Notre Dame, Sarah Mustillo, dean of the College of Arts and Letters, questioned the federal data on humanities graduates for the school.

  6. College Sports Are a Treasure. Don’t Turn Them Into the Minor Leagues.

    By John I. Jenkins and Jack Swarbrick. Father Jenkins is the president of the University of Notre Dame, where Mr. Swarbrick is director of athletics.

  7. Christian Colleges Can Be Good for Jews

    Jews are already on Christian campuses, but in small numbers. Most aren’t religiously observant. Blake Ziegler is a senior at the University of Notre Dame and president of the Jewish Club. According to the school, the number of Jewish students has averaged around 30 over the past three years.

  8. This is the personality test you should take, says psychologist—it’s a ‘better predictor of behavior’

    “They don’t get into the dirty underbelly of personality,” said David Watson, a professor of personality psychology at the University of Notre Dame.

  9. Notre Dame says name, image, likeness rule is too easy to abuse


    Less than two years after the NCAA changed the rules about college athletes using their name, image and likeness to make money, Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins and athletic director Jack Swarbrick say the new NIL system is damaging college athletics. 

  10. Jewish parents challenge California ban on special education funds at religious schools

    Nicole Stelle Garnett, a professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, told OSV News that it is “pretty clear” that the California provision distinguishing between sectarian and nonsectarian private schools’ eligibility for the funding is unconstitutional. 

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    Nicole Stelle Garnett

    Notre Dame Law School

  11. A fight in Arizona over sacred land and a mine raises big issues

    Stephanie Barclay, of the University of Notre Dame, who will represent the National Congress of American Indians in the Oak Flat case, says that the federal government has a history of showing “callousness, disregard and, I think, contempt” to Native American faith. 

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    Stephanie Barclay

    Stephanie Barclay

    Notre Dame Law School

  12. Mercy sister who is lifelong advocate for developmentally disabled to receive Notre Dame's Laetare Medal

    Mercy Sister Rosemary Connelly, former executive director of Misericordia and lifelong advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities, will receive the University of Notre Dame's 2023 Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics.

  13. Video on social media doesn’t show genetically modified mosquitoes

    Nora Besansky, a biology professor at the University of Notre Dame who specializes in mosquitoes, notes mosquitoes only have one pair of wings while the insect in the video has two pairs.

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    Nora Besansky

    Department of Biological Sciences

  14. The numbers that are too big to imagine

    To get my head around just how big this is, I spoke with the mathematician Joel David Hamkins of the University of Notre Dame in the US, who writes a newsletter about enormous numbers and infinity called Infinitely More.

  15. Mercy nun serving disabled children wins American Catholic honor

    Sister Rosemary Connelly, a lifelong advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities, will receive the 2023 Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame, one of the oldest and most prestigious honors given to American Catholics.