ND in the News https://news.nd.edu/ Notre Dame News gathers and disseminates information that enhances understanding of the University’s academic and research mission and its accomplishments as a Catholic institute of higher learning. en-us Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:00:17 +0000 ND in the News, February 15, 2019 https://news.nd.edu/ 1550188800 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

International Media

Trump to declare 'national emergency' to fund border wall - White House
RTE Radio 1 Audio
Robert Schmuhl, Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame discusses President Trump's Border Security Funding Bill.

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Faculty/Staff

Why Are We So Heartbroken Over a Dead Robot?
Houston Press
I asked Rebecca Gibson PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame and author of the upcoming book Desire in the Age of Robots and AI: Investigations in Science Fiction and Fact from Palgrave Macmillan, why I was so down about a machine like Oppy.

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Issues

Cover up Notre Dame murals of Columbus? Then cover up Tony Soprano, too
Chicago Sun-Times
The University of Notre Dame’s recent decision to cover murals that commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the New World can readily be debated as a historical matter. 

Committee forming to decide fate of Notre Dame's Christopher Columbus murals
WSBT Video
A committee will now be in charge of the fate of Christopher Columbus murals at Notre Dame.

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ND in the News, February 14, 2019 https://news.nd.edu/ 1550102400 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Who was Apollonius? Controversial ‘Bible Conspiracies’ documentary claims Jesus was really Greek philosopher
Newsweek
"Comparisons [between] Jesus and Apollonius of Tyana are not new," John Fitzgerald, a professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana told Newsweek.

Why you should keep a joint bank account. (Happy Valentine’s Day!)
The Washington Post
Emily Garbinsky, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Notre Dame, and Joe Gladstone, an assistant professor of consumer behavior at University College London, set out to answer this question: Does the type of bank account (joint versus separate) used by couples in committed relationships (married or living together) affect their spending choices?

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Faculty/Staff

Local professor, marketing expert weigh in on ease of misinformation online
ABC 57
Professor Tim Weninger broke down his study on basically how one like share or retweet of a misleading online article can affect a nation. 

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Issues

Notre Dame names 13 members to Christopher Columbus murals advisory committee
South Bend Tribune
The University of Notre Dame on Thursday announced the formation of a committee of 13 individuals who will help advise on the display of the Christopher Columbus mural images that line corridor walls in the Main Building.

Letters: History
South Bend Tribune
The Rev. John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, is going to have the murals of the Catholic explorer that have hung in the administration building for centuries covered. Just to satisfy some who don’t like them. 

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ND in the News, February 13, 2019 https://news.nd.edu/ 1550016000 Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Another Shutdown Could Mean the Most Troubled Tax Season in Recent History
Bloomberg
“How many of those employees will actually go to work and process returns and get refunds out the door? Employees may just not show up this time,” said Patrick Thomas, director of Notre Dame Law School’s tax clinic.

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International Media

If Howard Schultz wins in 2020, would he be a good president?
The Guardian
Regardless, Schultz’s tenure as Starbucks CEO is unlike others in the Fortune 100, according to Timothy Hubbard, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame.

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Academics and Research

Happy Galentine's Day: Having Close Female Friends Could Get You A Better Job
WVPE Audio
Research out of Notre Dame shows having these female friendships could give you a leg up at work.

Notre Dame gets grant to study mosquito-borne diseases
South Bend Tribune
The University of Notre Dame is heading up a $33.7 million effort to determine the ability of a “spacial” repellent to prevent mosquito-borne diseases.

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ND in the News, February 12, 2019 https://news.nd.edu/ 1549929600 Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Administration

Notre Dame president sees 'great threat' in New York abortion law
Indy Star
Rev. John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, lambasted New York's new abortion law, saying it stripped away protections for children and "the unborn."

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National Media

The Baby-Less Recovery
NPR
Instead, we've seen what Kasey Buckles calls a "baby-less recovery."

Evaluating "Opportunities"
Inside Higher Ed
Susan D Blum, The University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

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Academics and Research

Notre Dame to Study Spatial Repellents Against Mosquito-borne Diseases
Infection Control Today
The University of Notre Dame will lead a five-year program to determine the efficacy of a spatial repellent product in preventing mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and Chikungunya.

Notre Dame Receives Record Research Grant
Inside Indiana Business
Switzerland-based Unitaid has announced it will fund a $33 million study to be conducted by the University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame receives its largest research award ever for mosquito studies
WSBT Video
University of Notre Dame researchers are getting ready to tackle a bug.

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Students

Should Indiana Change The Bar Exam To Address Low Passing Rates?
WFYI Video Audio
Emanuel McMiller attended a pre-law academy for high school, and then ended up at the University of Notre Dame.

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Issues

Notre Dame receiver Javon McKinley charged in campus officer assaults
Chicago Tribune
Notre Dame redshirt sophomore receiver Javon McKinley has been charged in an assault on two campus officers.

Notre Dame receiver Javon McKinley arrested on battery charges, accused of punching two campus police officers
CBS Sports
Notre Dame wide receiver Javon McKinley was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors on Monday, one day after he allegedly punched two campus police officers.

Notre Dame receiver Javon McKinley accused of drunkenly punching female cop
New York Post
Javon McKinley, 20, was arrested early Sunday after punching two campus police officers — including a female lieutenant — in a “rude, insolent or angry manner” as they tried to assist him back to his room after he passed out in the back seat of the vehicle just before 4 a.m., according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by the Indianapolis Star.

Notre Dame wide receiver facing 3 charges after allegedly drunkenly punching officers
WSBT Video
Officers arrested 20-year-old Javon McKinley on two counts of battery and one count of illegally consuming an alcoholic beverage over the weekend.

Notre Dame wide receiver Javon McKinley charged with battery
South Bend Tribune
Notre Dame football player Javon McKinley was charged Monday with three misdemeanors, including two counts of battery, after reportedly punching two University of Notre Dame Security Police officers.

Notre Dame WR Javon McKinley Arrested For Drunkenly Punching Female Cop
TMZ
Notre Dame wide receiver Javon McKinley was arrested Sunday morning after cops say he drunkenly tried to fight TWO officers, one of whom is a woman ... according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports. 

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FYI

Donnelly to Teach at Notre Dame
Inside Indiana Business
The University of Notre Dame has hired former Senator Joe Donnelly to teach two one-credit courses this semester. 

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ND in the News, February 11, 2019 https://news.nd.edu/ 1549843200 Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Plastics and the Health of Children and Mothers
Psychology Today
Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame.

‘El Chapo’ jurors weigh a mountain of evidence and a complex web of charges
Los Angeles Times
What makes the verdict sheet particularly trying is that first criminal enterprise charge; it’s rarely used, because it’s so difficult to prove, said Jimmy Gurule, a law professor at Notre Dame and a former federal prosecutor who prosecuted drug kingpins in Los Angeles.

One-third of Americans say blackface for Halloween can be OK, Pew study finds
NBC News Video
Korey Garibaldi, an assistant professor in the University of Notre Dame's department of American studies, said the racial tumult in Virginia has helped to contextualize the issue of blackface for his students, and gotten them to at least think about how such images can be a liability for their own professional futures.

How Generous Are the Colleges to Which Donors Are Most Generous?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
11. University of Notre Dame

These 20 colleges took in 28% of donations to universities last year — they educate 1.6% of undergrads
MarketWatch
University of Notre Dame, $502,771,320.

Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students, 2018-19
The Chronicle of Higher Education
University of Notre Dame, 6 awards. 

Blackface Scandal Doesn't Surprise People of Color
Associated Press , The New York Times, The Washington Post, 160+ others
The Northam yearbook photo was even worse because the person in blackface was standing next to another person dressed in a white robe and mask like the Ku Klux Klan, said Korey Garibaldi, an assistant professor in American Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

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Campus News

Activist who coined the phrase #MeToo coming to Notre Dame
WNDU
The activist who coined the phrase #MeToo more than a decade before it exploded as a global hashtag will speak this month at the University of Notre Dame.

Activist who coined the phrase 'Me Too' coming to Notre Dame
WSBT Video
The activist who coined the phrase "Me Too" more than a decade before it exploded as a global hashtag will speak this month at the University of Notre Dame.

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Issues

Notre Dame football player arrested early Sunday morning
ABC 57
A Notre Dame football player was arrested early Sunday morning on preliminary charges of battery resulting in injury to a public safety official and resisting law enforcement.

Notre Dame football player arrested Sunday morning
WNDU
Notre Dame football player Javon McKinley was arrested early Sunday morning.

Notre Dame receiver Javon McKinley arrested
Indy Star
Javon McKinley, a reserve wide receiver at Notre Dame, was arrested by campus police early Sunday and booked into St. Joseph County Jail.

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ND in the News, February 08, 2019 https://news.nd.edu/ 1549584000 Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Administration

Notre Dame president calls New York abortion law a "great threat"
South Bend Tribune
The Rev. John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, issued a statement Thursday in response to an abortion bill recently signed into law in New York state.

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National Media

Prospects for arms race rise with demise of historic nuclear treaty
National Catholic Reporter
The news on both fronts soured Gerard Powers, director of Catholic peacebuilding studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

El Chapo jury deliberations will stretch into a second week. Here's why jurors may be taking their time.
CNN Video
"They heard a lot of witnesses, they heard a lot of evidence. I would be a little more concerned if after a day or two they came back with a verdict," said Jimmy Gurulé, a former federal prosecutor who has tried several cases involving cartel members and kingpin defendants.

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Issues

Wave of Concussion Lawsuits to Test NCAA's Liability
Associated Press , New York Times, Washington Post, 300+ others
Most private universities such as Southern California and Notre Dame are not protected by such laws.

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ND in the News, February 07, 2019 https://news.nd.edu/ 1549497600 Thu, 07 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Farside Politics: The West Eyes Moon Cooperation with China
Scientific American
“Apollo showed us that a space race through competition was not sustainable,” says lunar expert Clive Neal, an engineering professor at the University of Notre Dame.

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Faculty/Staff

Trump Hypes Military Buildup, Gives Lip-Service to Working Toward Peace
Antiwar.com
Other experts concurred, with Notre Dame Security Center Director Michael Desch saying it is “well past time to wrap up America’s longest war and bring the troops home from Afghanistan.”

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Students

Notre Dame students walk around in t-shirts Wednesday to raise money for homeless
WSBT Video
Notre Dame students were freezing for a reason today.

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ND in the News, February 06, 2019 https://news.nd.edu/ 1549411200 Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Catholic Media

Panel: Reconciliation, justice go hand in hand on global, personal levels
Catholic News Service , National Catholic Reporter, Catholic Philly
Reconciliation is one of the boldest trends emerging on the international stage as countries have moved from dictatorship to democracy, said Daniel Philpott, associate professor of political science and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame.

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Academics and Research

Notre Dame Researchers, Elkhart Public Library Look At Misinformation On Social Media
WVPE Audio
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have teamed up with the Elkhart Public Library for a series of forums on how misinformation spreads on social Media.

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Students

Notre Dame students to walk around in t-shirts Wednesday to raise money for homeless
WSBT Video
It's only supposed to be in the 30s tomorrow, but some students at Notre Dame will be walking around campus in t-shirts.

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Campus News

#MeToo movement founder to speak Feb. 25 at Notre Dame
South Bend Tribune
Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at the University of Notre Dame as part of the university’s Black History Month events.

Marketing for nonprofits focus of Notre Dame educational breakfast series beginning Feb. 19
Northwest Indiana Business Magazine
Nonprofits interested in learning more about how to better market their organizations may find help through a breakfast learning series presented by the University of Notre Dame.

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Issues

Confronting the Columbus Murals
Inside Higher Ed
The president of the University of Notre Dame, Reverend John I. Jenkins, recently announced that murals depicting Christopher Columbus and indigenous peoples, painted on the plaster walls of the Main Building, will “be covered by woven material consistent with the décor of the space.”

Letters: Notre Dame capitulates to naysayers on Christopher Columbus
South Bend Tribune
The powers that be at Notre Dame are capitulating to the naysayers to obliterate the advances of Christopher Columbus. 

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FYI

Former Senator Joe Donnelly to teach classes at Notre Dame
WSBT
Donnelly has accepted a part-time position at Notre Dame.

Joe Donnelly teaching two courses at Notre Dame this semester
South Bend Tribune
Former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly is teaching some courses at the University of Notre Dame.

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ND in the News, February 05, 2019 https://news.nd.edu/ 1549324800 Tue, 05 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Actress Rita Moreno to appear at Notre Dame on Feb. 21
Associated Press , U.S. News & World Report, 40+ others
The University of Notre Dame says actress, dancer and singer Rita Moreno will speak on the South Bend campus later this month.

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International Media

Listening to Puerto Rico: join to hear the Puerto Rican voice (Listening to Puerto Rico: junte para escuchar la voz boricua)
El Nuevo Dia Video
Their stories are the central axis of a project created by two American universities, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan, to show how Puerto Rico has managed the devastation caused by the category 4 hurricane that crossed the island on September 20, 2017. (Sus historias son el eje central de un proyecto creado por dos universidades estadounidenses, la Universidad de Notre Dame y la Universidad de Michigan, para dar a conocer cómo Puerto Rico ha manejado la devastación causada por el huracán categoría 4 que cruzó la isla el 20 de septiembre de 2017.)  

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Academics and Research

CEOs profit from issuing negative news releases ahead of stock option grant dates
phys.org
Some CEOs are profiting from releasing more negative news releases leading up to their executive stock option grant date, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

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ND in the News, February 04, 2019 https://news.nd.edu/ 1549238400 Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Notre Dame's endowment tops $13.1 billion for fiscal year 2018
Associated Press , South Bend Tribune
The University of Notre Dame endowment topped $13.1 billion for the 2018 fiscal year, a 12.2 percent return over the previous year.

Higher Education Has Always Been Commercial
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Notre Dame, the University of Illinois, and other Midwestern institutions moved to fill that niche.

Why is Nigeria cracking down on peaceful religious protests?
The Washington Post
Jason Klocek is a Global Religion Research Initiative Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society.

The Great Disappearing Teaching Load
The Chronicle of Higher Education
John T. McGreevy is a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame.

Pope Francis Makes ‘Historic’ Gulf Tour Amid Yemen Crisis and Christian Repression
The New York Times
But “the worry is the dialogue is just part of an image,” part of the efforts by the rulers of the United Arab Emirates to project a modern image to attract business, said Daniel Philpott, a political scientist at the University of Notre Dame and the author of the forthcoming book “Religious Freedom in Islam.”

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Catholic Media

In Abu Dhabi, Francis urges renouncing 'every nuance of approval' for war
National Catholic Reporter
"It's a very delicate business because if his remarks are interpreted as simply critical of a Muslim country, then they could backfire," said Gabriel Reynolds, a professor of Islamic studies and theology at Notre Dame University who took part in a 2016 Vatican delegation to al-Azhar that prepared the way for Francis' 2017 visit to Egypt.

INTERVIEW: ‘I Hope Pope Francis Will Call for Full Freedom for Everyone in Every Muslim-Majority Country’
Zenit
In an interview with Zenit’s Deborah Castellano Lubov, who is traveling on the Papal Flight with Pope Francis to the United Arab Emirates, Daniel Philpott, Professor of Political Science, at the University of Notre Dame, author of the recently published book “Religious Freedom In Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today,” made this statement.

Study: Joint bank accounts prompt partners to spend wisely
The Catholic Voice Oakland
New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that people who share money from a joint account are less likely to wastefully spend for fear of having to justify the expenses. 

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Academics and Research

Study finds Muslim-majority countries lack, but hold surprising potential for, religious freedom
phys.org
In his newest research, Daniel Philpott, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, examines conditions in 47 Muslim-majority countries and considers a question at the center of intense public debate: Is Islam hostile to religious freedom?
 

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Students

From Web Searches to Nuclear Waste: The Amazing Versatility of the PageRank™ Algorithm
Energy Frontier
Patricia Huestis is a Ph.D. candidate studying physics at the University of Notre Dame under Jay LaVerne.

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Alumni

South Bend startup looks to improve winter road treatment with sensors at intersections
South Bend Tribune
At the corner of Eddy and Cedar streets, during a lull in the dismal weather last week, 23-year-old Bradley Tener pointed up at a small white contraption strapped to the overhanging traffic signal pole.

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Campus News

Native art exhibit open at Snite Museum
South Bend Tribune
The exhibit “Revisions: Contemporary Native Art” continues through May 18 at the University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art.

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FYI

Your organization can learn from these award-winning social media strategies
PR Daily
Live animals and live video were the basis for a unique storytelling opportunity at the University of Notre Dame.

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