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 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:01:43 +0000 ND in the News, January 22, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1516579200 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

International Media

Who are the eight Irish billionaires?
The Irish Times
According to Forbes, Martin Naughton enjoys collecting art and serves as a trustee emeritus at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, where he helps fund a student exchange fellowship between the university and leading Irish universities.

The islands of Ireland: Inishark - The island of hardship
Irish Examiner
For the last few years Inishark has been the focus for an intensive archaeological dig by the University of Notre Dame students.

Politics as unusual: why America's 'forgotten citizens' stick by their champion
Irish Independent
Robert Schmuhl is a professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame (USA) and an adjunct professor in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University.

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Catholic Media

Lilly Endowment launches national initiative to help clergy thrive
Religion News Service
These studies include research from the Endowment-funded Flourishing in Ministry project, directed by Matt Bloom at the University of Notre Dame.

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Faculty/Staff

Left cries crocodile tears over Trump comments
The Times of Northwest Indiana
Laura Hollis is a University of Notre Dame business and law professor.

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Students

Community rallies for social causes at second annual People's Inauguration
WNDU Video
Rob Stanley is a grad student at Notre Dame. He is young, interested in science, the environment, and politics.

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Campus News

'Murf' is an iconic part of Notre Dame
South Bend Tribune
Patrick Denis Murphy said he has the best job at the University of Notre Dame.

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Issues

In Ireland, anybody speaking clearly gets accused of arrogance
The Irish Times
He said he was “deeply disappointed that a seat of learning as respected as the University of Notre Dame would host such an event”.

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ND in the News, January 19, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1516320000 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Trump Move on Healthcare Religious Freedom Prompts Discrimination Fears
Reuters , The New York Times, CNBC, 31+ others
"Conscience protections for health professionals and religious institutions, particularly in the abortion context, are long-standing and deeply rooted," said Richard Garnett, a professor at Notre Dame Law School in Indiana.

Science Is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost
The Atlantic
“There [are] no people who are just sitting in a lab, working on their projects,” said O. Carter Snead, a professor of law and political science at Notre Dame who served as general counsel to President George W. Bush’s Council of Bioethics.

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Issues

Notre Dame settles sex discrimination lawsuit with former student
South Bend Tribune
The University of Notre Dame settled a federal lawsuit with a former student who claimed the university discriminated against him on the basis of his sex.

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ND in the News, January 18, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1516233600 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Catholic Media

A year of living dangerously: Catholics and Donald Trump
The Tablet
“For many Catholic voters, pro-life commitments and concerns about the vulnerability of religious freedom and the composition of the federal courts provided reasons to, reluctantly, vote for Donald Trump, despite his unfitness for the presidency,” says Notre Dame law professor Richard Garnett

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Faculty/Staff

Fireball meteors are more common than you think
WNDU Video
"One case where a meteor did crash through somebody's house and hit a car,” Digital Visualization Theater Director Keith Davis said. 

Experts say large meteor spotting was a rare sight
WSBT Video
"Most of the meteors that hit us are maybe the size of a grain of sand or a pebble, and those make a nice bright streak across our sky. This one however was much bigger and it became a fireball,” said Professor Keith Davis of the University of Notre Dame.

Rising levels of salt in rivers is bad news for people and wildlife
WSBT Video
Jennifer Tank is a biology professor at Notre Dame.

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ND in the News, January 17, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1516147200 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

If Liberalism Is Dead, What Comes Next?
The New York Times
Patrick J. Deneen, a professor of political science at Notre Dame, may not admire President Trump, but he understands his appeal.

So what is this sexual harassment 'reckoning' everyone is talking about?
USA Today , 45+ others
"But I wonder how many times people use it today and actually think of the Day of Judgement," said Tim Machan, a professor of English at the University of Notre Dame who specializes in Medieval literature.

French architects win 2018 Driehaus Prize
Chicago Tribune
Two French architects are the winners of the 2018 Richard H. Driehaus Prize for traditional architecture, the University of Notre Dame, which administers the prize, announced Wednesday.

BlackRock CEO Says Companies Need To Do More Than Deliver Profits
NPR Audio
But I talked to Professor Tim Hubbard at Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business about that today, and he says ignoring social responsibility can actually hurt a company's profits.

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Catholic Media

Catholic college contingents head to the March for Life
Catholic News Agency , National Catholic Register
The University of Notre Dame likely is the winner of the sheer numbers game. 

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

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FYI

Marc Breitman and Nada Breitman-Jakov named 2018 Richard H. Driehaus Prize laureates
Bustler
This morning, the University of Notre Dame announced that the French architects, Marc Breitman and Nada Breitman-Jakov, have been named the 2018 laureate of the 16th Richard H. Driehaus Prize.

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ND in the News, January 16, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1516060800 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

New UVa Data Center Part of $200M Microelectronics Venture
Associated Press , The New York Times, The Washington Post, 86+ others
The centers at Virginia, University of California at Santa Barbara, Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue University, the University of Michigan and the University of Notre Dame will each tackle different challenges in advancing microelectronics.

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Catholic Media

The humble, indispensable women leading the Catholic Church you’ve (probably) never heard of
America
“The sociological data shows that millennial Catholic women are more disengaged from the church than their male counterparts,” said Kathleen Sprows Cummings, an associate professor of American studies at the University of Notre Dame and director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism.

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Faculty/Staff

Laura Hollis: Lack of morality is prescription for collapse
Northwest Indiana Times
Laura Hollis is a University of Notre Dame business and law professor. 

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Campus News

Notre Dame completes student center/ rock climbing wall projects
WNDU Video
Another piece of Notre Dame’s Campus Crossroads project has been completed.

Notre Dame rolls out newest facilites in Campus Crossroads project
ABC 57 Video
The nearly 4-year and $400 million Campus Crossroads project is still rolling out some last punches.

University of Notre Dame reveals near completion of Campus Crossroads project
WSBT Video
That's how a University of Notre Dame Spokesman describes the Campus Crossroads project.

Notre Dame puts finishing touches on $400 million Campus Crossroads project
South Bend Tribune
With the opening Monday of three academic halls attached to Notre Dame Stadium, the university's massive $400 million Campus Crossroads project is complete, integrating the iconic football venue with everyday student life.

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ND in the News, January 15, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1515974400 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Oregon Artist Turns Dead Creatures Into Beautiful Compositions
NPR Audio
Notre Dame biology professor Kenneth Filchak uses Marley's work to inspire his students.

Is There Life After Liberalism?
The New York Times
That’s the bracing argument of Patrick Deneen, a Notre Dame political theorist, in a book with the boldly retrospective title, “Why Liberalism Failed.”

Stories That Heal Primal Wounds
Psychology Today
Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame.

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International Media

Olympic detente eases North Korean tensions
The Star
“This is a very high-level meeting and it’s very important and it has potential to be successful,” said George Lopez, professor emeritus of peace studies at the University of Notre Dame, who served on the UN panel of experts responsible for monitoring the implementation of sanctions.

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Catholic Media

Vatican adviser says Catholics must take seriously the biblical promises to Israel
The Tablet
“If we keep saying the gifts in the covenant are still valid, what do we mean? Does it mean what is central for a Jew which is the land?” he said during an interview at an ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue conference at the University of Notre Dame’s “global gateway” campus, a stone’s throw from the Colosseum. 

Anticipating the 2018 Synod of Bishops
Our Sunday Visitor
A major preparatory event for the Catholic Church in the United States is the “Cultures of Formation” conference at the University of Notre Dame from March 5-7, 2018. 

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Academics and Research

Notre Dame at Head of $26M Computer Collaboration
Inside Indiana Business
A new, $26 million research center focusing on advancing computing technologies will be led by the University of Notre Dame.

Why Instagram might be affecting your mental health (and what you can do about it)
phys.org
New research out of Notre Dame is digging into why social media isn't always good for us, especially if you're young and female.

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Faculty/Staff

Speaker at South Bend breakfast challenges community to act on this MLK day
WNDU
Guest speaker Dr. David Hooker, a Notre Dame professor, spoke at the breakfast and said the community must not simply spend the day celebrating while there is so much work to be done.

Tax Talk: IRS is going to need proof of 'loan' to brother
South Bend Tribune
Ken Milani is a Professor of Accountancy at the University of Notre Dame.

Looking for signs of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "beloved community"
South Bend Tribune
David Anderson Hooker, a graduate of Morehouse College (King’s alma mater), is a professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

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Students

Trump remarks hit area immigrants, residents
South Bend Tribune
Rania Mohammed, 31, a physician and graduate student at the University of Notre Dame, will return to her native Ethiopia when she finishes classes in May.

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Campus News

Notre Dame to open new student center in largest building project in school's history
WSBT
But in addition, the new Duncan Student Center is set to open on campus Monday. It's the largest building project in Notre Dame history.

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Local Community

Take Five: Paul Laskowski ready to take on new challenges
South Bend Tribune
There has been a overwhelmingly positive economic impact as a result of the decision by the University of Notre Dame to make direct investments in St. Joseph County and the broader region.

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ND in the News, January 12, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1515715200 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Why Walmart's employees are getting a raise now
Marketplace Audio
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Abigail Wozniak, professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame, about why the raise is coming now and how it affects the labor force at large.

Commencement Speakers Announced: Ave Maria, High Point, MIT, Norwich, U of Notre Dame, Warren Wilson, Webster, Wittenberg
Inside Higher Ed
University of Notre Dame: Sérgio Moro, a judge who is a leader of Brazil's anticorruption movement.

How Democracies Perish
The New York Times
The people who designed our liberal democratic system made fundamental errors, which are now coming home to roost. Notre Dame political scientist Patrick Deneen falls into this camp.

Higher Education Is Drowning in BS
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Christian Smith is a professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame.

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Faculty/Staff

Notre Dame professor worries FDA lead test recall will discourage parents
WSBT Video
"Lead poisoning is a very scary subject because it affects the youngest population the most," said Graham Peaslee, Notre Dame lead information team.

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Students

Parents, advocates want to eradicate Down syndrome stigma
National Catholic Reporter
The test results turned out to be a false positive: Today, McKenna Cassidy is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame and does not have Down syndrome.

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Campus News

Notre Dame to Open New Student Center
Inside Indiana Business
The University of Notre Dame will Monday celebrate the opening of the new Duncan Student Center

Notre Dame's Duncan Student Center to open Jan. 15
WNDU
Just in time for the new semester, Notre Dame's Duncan Student Center will fully open on Jan. 15.

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ND in the News, January 11, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1515628800 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field
The New York Times
“I see this as a big deal,” Abigail Wozniak, an economist at Notre Dame who was active in advocating a new job market site, said by email.

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Catholic Media

Faith formation for 'busy highway' of modern life
National Catholic Reporter
Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame researcher into religious practices, notes that the vast majority of young people who drop active Catholic participation do so well before they go to college.

Dialogue, not denial: Pope finds strength in valuing differences
Catholic News Service
That attitude "provoked a strong reaction" from Muslims who did not like the idea of their talking with Christians, the cardinal told the conference sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and Rome's Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies.

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Faculty/Staff

Events mark 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassination
WSBT Video
Dr. David Hooker, an Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding at Notre Dame, will be the keynote speaker at the breakfast.

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ND in the News, January 10, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1515542400 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Republican Tax Plan Hurts Colleges in Blue States Most
Bloomberg
These unlucky few include Indiana’s Notre Dame, where U.S. Vice President Mike Pence gave a commencement address in May, and Grinnell, whose state has long been represented by powerful Republican Senator Chuck Grassley.

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Catholic Media

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

Church rejects morality of nuclear weapons
Our Sunday Visitor
Gerard F. Powers, coordinator of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, told OSV that the Holy See has sought to delegitimize nuclear weapons, with the aim toward total disarmament, since the dawn of the nuclear age.

Ecumenical, interfaith experts in Rome ponder promise and perils of division
Crux
The discussion came as part of a second installment at an international conference called ‘The Whole is Greater than Its Parts: Christian Unity and Interreligious Encounter Today’, organized by the World Religions World Church (WRWC) program of the University of Notre Dame and staged at Notre Dame’s Global Gateway facility in Rome.

New Trump refugee policies could close more than 20 Catholic Charities resettlement offices
America
And a study released in June 2017 by researchers at the University of Notre Dame concludes that the long-term economic benefit to U.S. society far outweighs the start up costs of resettling adult refugees, adding that refugees who enter U.S. life as children are an even better social investment.

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Academics and Research

The best countries to escape the worst effects of climate change
Business Insider
Using research from the University of Notre Dame, Eco Experts created a map ranking the countries that would fare the best — and the worst — in a worst-case climate change scenario.

Notre Dame researchers work to decrease community college drop-outs
WVPE Audio
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are working on a program with community college students found those who receive mentorship support had a greater chance of completing an associates degree than those who didn’t.

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Students

The Last Jedi’s porgs may be a serious threat to the galaxy’s ecosystems
The Verge
“The mussels attached to… well, pretty much everything, including water intake pipes, which has resulted in millions of dollars’ worth of physical damage to infrastructure,” says Katherine O’Reilly, a PhD student at the University of Notre Dame, in an email.

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ND in the News, January 09, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1515456000 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Academics and Research

Modeling where the wind blows
phys.org
This led postodoc, Jaehong Jeong, and his supervisor Marc Genton from KAUST, working with colleagues from the University of Notre Dame in the United States, to develop a statistical model that includes geographical and physical information for mountains, such as longitude and altitude, and can better account for their impacts on wind speed.

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