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Academics and Research

What’s the value of a local paper?
The Osceola Sun
A recent study co-authored by a trio of finance professors at the University of Illinios at Chicago and the University of Notre Dame found that when a local paper closes, the lack of accountability often leads to an increased cost of government.

HOW A URANIUM HUNTER SNIFFS OUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Wired
Ewing bequeathed the samples to his former postdoc, Peter Burns, then a professor at Notre Dame. And along with his colleague Antonio Simonetti, he set off to build a global forensic database of uranium ore to help the DHS identify the perps. 

New molecules to simplify precious metals recovery
Mining Weekly
“Currently, most of the world’s gold mining relies on a 125-year-old method that treats gold-containing ore with large quantities of poisonous sodium cyanide, which is extremely dangerous for mine workers and can cause environmental issues,” senior author and Notre Dame chemistry and biochemistry professor Bradley Smith noted in the release.

$33M Grant To Help Improve Health In Indiana
Eagle Country 99.3 FM
A statewide research partnership is getting a financial boost to continue its work to improve the health of Hoosiers. The National Institutes of Health is awarding $33 million to the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, a collaboration between Purdue University, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame.

Our view: Journalist intimidation is a threat to democracy
Wausau Pilot and Review
A May 2018 Notre Dame study took a hard look at what happens in communities where newsrooms shrink or go away completely. Without journalists, the study found, municipal borrowing tends to skyrocket. There is a higher likelihood of corruption and increased government inefficiencies due to a loss of monitoring.

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Faculty/Staff

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/time-for-rod-rosenstein-to-fire-special-counsel-robert-mueller
Washington Examiner
Margot Cleveland is a contributor to the Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential blog. She served nearly 25 years as a permanent law clerk to a federal appellate judge and is a former full-time faculty member and current adjunct professor for the college of business at the University of Notre Dame.

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Campus News

Notre Dame's Nanovic Institute Appoints New Director
Inside Indiana Business
William Donahue has been appointed director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit moves to Notre Dame's campus
WNDU TV Video
The St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit has moved from the county jail to the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Director Mitch Kajzer says their new space inside Hammes Mowbray Hall gives them close proximity to the Notre Dame Security Police (which is located a floor below).

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ND in the News, June 21, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1529539200 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

The Exceptional Cruelty of a No-Hugging Policy
The Atlantic
Within seconds, however, Darcia Narvaez, a professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame who specializes in parenting and child development, had hit the mute button. 

Trump to Sign Executive Order on Immigration Practices
Bloomberg Audio
Plus, Jimmy Gurule, professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses Congressional testimony by FBI director Christopher Wray and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horotowitz, where the two men answered roughly 5 hours of questioning about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. 

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Academics and Research

How truth and facts can change the world
The Star
A recent study from the University of Notre Dame tracking the impact on local governance of a recent decline in local news coverage noted a clear correlation between the decline of local coverage and rising government costs.

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Faculty/Staff

MALDEF honors people making a difference in the community
ABC 7 Video
Those recognized included State Representative Elizabeth Hernandez and Notre Dame professor Luis Ricardo Fraga.

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Athletics

Notre Dame Women’s Basketball team nominated for multiple ESPYS
ABC 57
The nominations for the 2018 ESPYS were announced on Wednesday, and Notre Dame Women’s basketball team made the list, three times.

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ND in the News, June 20, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1529452800 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Administration

Notre Dame's president calls for end of separation of families at border
ABC 57
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., released a statement about the separation of immigrant families at the US-Mexico border.

Notre Dame president calls child separations 'cruel'
WSBT
Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins issued this statement...

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National Media

Financial worries: Why waiting to file bankruptcy can be so damaging
USA Today
The misery of the sweatbox is an increasingly common American experience, a new report from the Notre Dame Law Review titled “Life in the Sweatbox” finds.

I’m a Biblical Scholar. It’s Clear That Jeff Sessions Needs a Bible Lesson
Fortune
Joseph Holt is a business ethics professor at the University of Notre Dame and a former Jesuit priest.

For U.S. Business Schools, Leaders Are Hard to Find
The Wall Street Journal
Last month, Dean Roger Huang announced his return to the finance faculty at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, whose alumni sit on corporate boards including Marathon Petroleum Corp. and General Mills Inc.

College Leaders and Professors Ramp Up Protest of Trump’s Family-Separation Policy
The Chronicle of Higher Education
On Tuesday the University of Notre Dame’s president, the Rev. John I. Jenkins, condemned the practice in a written statement.

Academics Oppose Family-Separation Policy
Inside Higher Ed
A statement from the Reverend John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame.

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Catholic Media

Opening the Word: Conquering the chaos
Our Sunday Visitor
Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D., is managing director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

Chaput asks Notre Dame student for youth synod advice
Catholic News Agency
“It’s a very exciting time to be a young American Catholic,” wrote Notre Dame senior Daniel Lindstrom.

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ND in the News, June 19, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1529366400 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Administration

Notre Dame president issues statement against immigration policy
WNDU
Rev. John I. Jenkins is quoted in the tweet, saying separating children from parents and parents from children is inconsistent with the university's teaching.

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National Media

No Power Five School Has A Bigger Gap Between Men's, Women's Recruiting Spending Than Tennessee
Forbes
All seven schools – Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Penn State, Auburn, Notre Dame and Nebraska – boast historically prominent football programs.

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Faculty/Staff

Did Trump abandon South Korea at the North Korea summit?
Big Think
Eugene Gholz, an associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, posits that President Trump's decision to suspend U.S. military operations on the Korean peninsula negates decades of foreign policy. 

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Administration

First Notre Dame lay provost Tim O'Meara dies
South Bend Tribune
The University of Notre Dame’s first lay provost, Timothy O’Meara, died Saturday at the age of 90.

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Issues

42 Universities on the Status of Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degrees
New York Magazine
Notre Dame rescinded Cosby’s honorary degree on April 26, 2018.

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FYI

Former Governor Joe Kernan receives Sorin Award
ABC 57 Video
Former Indiana Governor and South Bend Mayor Joe Kernan was awarded one of Notre Dame's top honors.

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ND in the News, June 18, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1529280000 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Faculty/Staff

A Wrinkled “Wrinkle in Time”: The Film Lost the Point
Psychology Today
Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame.

“Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse”: Border Separation
Psychology Today
Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame Professor Scores $800K Grant
Inside Indiana Business
A University of Notre Dame philosophy professor has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Campus News

'Storm the Stadium' stair-climbing challenge set for July 4 at Notre Dame Stadium
South Bend Tribune
On July 4, the University of Notre Dame will host a stair-climbing challenge in Notre Dame Stadium called Storm the Stadium.

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ND in the News, June 15, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1529020800 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Hong Kong Approves Giving Mainland Police Sway in New Train Station
The New York Times
The granting of mainland jurisdiction is a subtle yet powerful way to undermine Hong Kong’s unique status, said Victoria Hui, an associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

INSIGHT-Crackdown and cash: Hun Sen's recipe for victory in Cambodian poll
Reuters , CNBC
The close calls for the CPP in the 2013 national election and local elections in 2017, in which the CNRP received more than 40 percent of the vote, reflected two fundamental shifts in Cambodian society, said Caroline Hughes, an analyst at the University of Notre Dame.

As Newspapers Disappear, Local Governments Become Less Fiscally Responsible, Says New Study
Forbes
According to a new study from researchers out of Notre Dame and the University of Illinois at Chicago, there's a direct connection between newspaper closings and an increase in local government borrowing costs.

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Catholic Media

Jesus founded a movement led by both women and men
National Catholic Reporter
On the one hand, I couldn't be prouder of the creative leadership taken by the University of Notre Dame and Pope Francis in working with oil executives to address climate change.

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Academics and Research

Turning soldiers into scholars
ABC 57 Video
The University of Notre Dame and the Warrior Scholar Project are teaming up to help veterans go from soldiers to students.

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Local Community

St. Joseph County health officer’s handling of lead poisoning is questioned
South Bend Tribune
Questions surfaced about why Galup still hasn’t fulfilled a request made in January by the University of Notre Dame to provide data for research on lead-poisoned kids in South Bend.

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FYI

Pope Francis and Big Oil come together on carbon price
Axios
The University of Notre Dame, which helped organize this meeting, has indicated it will discuss with participants, which includes CEOs of big oil producers, renewable energy companies and investors, about another meeting, said one participant, though no specific details have emerged on that yet.

IU Kelley Hosting Accounting Research Conference
Inside Indiana Business
Other participating schools include Michigan State, Penn State and Purdue universities, the universities of Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota as well as the University of Notre Dame and the University of Kentucky.

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ND in the News, June 14, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1528934400 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Documentary shows Trump saluting North Korean general
The Washington Post
Michael Desch, a professor at the University of Notre Dame who has written about the civilian leadership of the U.S. military, said the salute didn't strike him as a breach of etiquette, but it did seem unusual — especially because it involved a foreign military official.

Study Finds ‘Speed Bumps’ Help Protect Ordinary Investors
The Wall Street Journal
Stock prices are a part of the ratio for calculating trading costs, and as they rise, that ratio would fall, said Robert Battalio, a finance professor at the University of Notre Dame.

Fed raises interest rates and signals faster hikes on the way
CNN , 27+ others
The Fed's decision Wednesday was driven by "indications that inflation is right around the corner," said Jason Reed, an economist and finance professor at the University of Notre Dame's business school.

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Catholic Media

Images of fatherhood to nourish Catholics
Our Sunday Visitor
Leonard J. DeLorenzo, Ph.D., serves in the McGrath Institute for Church Life and teaches theology at the University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame president: institution of universities of 'enduring value'
The Tablet
Professor John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame in the US, has defended the "institution of universities" saying they are of enduring value at a talk given at Oxford University.

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Academics and Research

Attorney of Andrew Royer blasts Elkhart Police for 'miscarriage of justice'
South Bend Tribune
Hours after Royer filed a new petition for a judge to overturn his conviction, his attorney, family members and representatives of Notre Dame Law School’s Exoneration Project, which helped investigate his claim of innocence, gathered for a press conference across the street from the prosecutor’s office.

Mentally disabled man says shoddy policing, false statements led to Elkhart murder conviction
South Bend Tribune
Royer’s latest request for a new trial — he lost his first three appeals — comes after a yearlong investigation by Slosar in collaboration with the Notre Dame Exoneration Project and the wrongful conviction clinic at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.

New evidence in 2002 murder sparks another wrongful conviction claim in Elkhart
Indy Star
For Royer's case, Slosar worked with the wrongful conviction clinic at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis and the Notre Dame Exoneration Project.

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ND in the News, June 13, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1528848000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Faith and higher education can intersect in many different ways
The Economist
No, Father John Jenkins, the president of Notre Dame University, did nothing of the kind. 

Despite accord, peace in Colombia is tenuous as country heads to runoff election
PRI
Despite the uncertainty, David Cortright, who directs the Peace Accords Matrix at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and has been involved in Colombia’s peace process, says more than 20 percent of the peace treaty has already been implemented.

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International Media

Did the sanctions bend North Korea? (Les sanctions ont-elles fait plier la Corée du Nord ?)
Le Monde
For George Lopez, a former member of the UN sanctions committee, the latter "played a role" . (Pour George Lopez, ancien membre du comité des sanctions de l’ONU, ces dernières « ont joué un rôle ».)

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Catholic Media

Opening the Word: A prophet is born
Our Sunday Visitor
Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D., is managing director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

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ND in the News, June 12, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1528761600 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Heeding the Pope on Climate Change
The New York Times
As an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame, I am pleased that its president, the Rev. John I. Jenkins, has invited “all schools and departments of the university to respond to Francis’ evocative appeal on behalf of ‘our sister,’ the Earth.

Trump must master the art of negotiation with North Korea
The Hill
Joseph Holt teaches negotiations and ethics as an associate professor at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

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International Media

North’s ‘irresponsible’ leaders urged to return to governance
The Irish Times
Speaking in Washington at a conference hosted by the University of Notre Dame, Mr Gilmore said that with the UK’s European Union exit looming Northern Ireland was facing its most critical moment since the 1998 Belfast agreement.

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Catholic Media

Links for 6/12/18
National Catholic Reporter
Speaking of business schools, the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame helped organize the meeting between the Holy Father and oil executives last week. Pope Francis' speech was magnificent.

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Academics and Research

Designing a better superconductor with geometric frustration
phys.org
"We work on superconductors and how to make them better for applications," said Boldizsár Jankó professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame and co-corresponding author on the paper. 
 

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Faculty/Staff

Notre Dame International Security Center talks about Trump, North Korea's Kim summit
WSBT Video
Michael Desch, Notre Dame International Security Center, talks about President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Campus News

Free screening Thursday of film about historic Kennedy speech after King's death
South Bend Tribune
There will be a free public screening of the 2008 PBS documentary, "A Ripple of Hope," about the late U.S. Sen. Robert Kennedy, at 6 p.m. Thursday June 14 at the Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture, 1045 W. Washington St.

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ND in the News, June 11, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1528675200 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Late night cram sessions may do more harm than good
New York Post
Sara Alger, of Notre Dame University, said “We demonstrated the importance of obtaining sleep soon after learning for superior consolidation of emotional memories, an effect that was robustly seen across young and, for the first time, middle-aged adults.”

Pope Francis Criticizes Continued Search for Fossil Fuels at Meeting with Oil Executives
The Wall Street Journal
At the conference, co-sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and featuring nearly 20 speakers Friday and Saturday, the pope said that an estimated 1 billion people still lack electricity and noted that access to energy is an essential resource for escaping poverty.

Pope urges oil, energy bosses to lead on environment
CNN
The Vatican's conference, called Energy Transition and the Care for Our Common Home, was a closed-door meeting, jointly sponsored by the Vatican and Notre Dame University.

Pope Francis Warns Oil Executives That Fossil Fuels Threaten Humanity
The Huffington Post
He spoke to the business leaders on the second day of an energy summit — “Energy Transition and Care for Our Common Home” — co-sponsored by the University of Notre Dame.

Cost of government rises when local newspaper closes, study finds
The Guardian
Paul Gao, a professor of finance at the college, said he got the idea for the study while watching John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight about the decline of local newspapers almost two years ago.

Pope Tells Oil Executives to Act on Climate: ‘There Is No Time to Lose’
The New York Times
Paul J. Browne, a Notre Dame spokesman, said the university’s president, the Rev. John I. Jenkins, had been inspired by the pope’s 2015 encyclical instructing “all schools and departments of the university to respond to Francis’ evocative appeal on behalf of ‘our sister,’ the Earth.”

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Catholic Media

Pope to oil execs: 'No time to lose' in switch to alternative energy
National Catholic Reporter
The pope spoke to leaders taking part in a conference June 8-9 on "Energy Transition and Care for Our Common Home," sponsored by the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business in the United States.

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Academics and Research

The future of classicism
The New Criterion
There is now an established school of traditional architecture at the University of Notre Dame, in Indiana.

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Faculty/Staff

Habitat for Humanity plans to build cottages for fire survivors in Fountaingrove
The Press Democrat
“Temporary housing is not temporary,” Marianne Cusato, an associate professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame, told supporters who gathered last week at the medical device maker’s campus.

Make America’s Children Healthy (Part 2): Affection
Psychology Today
Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame (link is external).

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Local Community

Notre Dame hosts annual Old2Gold sale
ABC 57
The University of Notre Dame held its annual Old2Gold Yard Sale on Saturday morning.

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FYI

Denver Pridefest and 33 things to do in Denver this week
303 Magazine
Learn more about the history of the University of Notre Dame in a one-man play.

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