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, 23 Apr 2018 21:02:25 +0000 ND in the News, April 23, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1524441600 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

For a Much-Needed Win, Self-Driving Cars Should Aim Lower
Wired
“Trying to boil the oceans, and solve the complete problem all at once, has a high failure rate,” says Timothy Carone, a business professor at Notre Dame and author of Future Automation—Changes to Lives and Businesses.

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International Media

Literary greats gather in Galway city for literature festival
The Irish Times
Dr Declan Kiberd, Professor of Irish studies at Notre Dame in the US, will deliver a public talk on his more recent book After Ireland: Writing the Nation from Beckett to the Present (published last year 2017) on Wednesday afternoon.

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Faculty/Staff

Talent Shortage? Try a Teenager.
Inc.
"An increasingly tight labor market is pulling many workers who had been out of the labor force back in, teens included," said Abigail Wozniak, a University of Notre Dame labor economist.

Teenagers, Employment, and Entrepreneurship
Inc.
Abigail Wozniak, a University of Notre Dame labor economist, notes that our growing employment crisis is increasingly forcing workers who have  been out of the labor force to get a second look.

Some sex workers worry about their business after feds shut down Backpage.com
Chicago Sun-Times
Not every person posting ads on Backpage was charging hundreds of dollars an hour for their services, and as federal indictments and advocacy groups have pointed out, the far more sordid side of the sex trade took advantage of technology as well, concedes Alexandra Levy, a University of Notre Dame law school professor who supports decriminalization of sex work.

Clouds may obscure peak of Lyrid meteor shower for South Bend region
South Bend Tribune
“Meteors entering the atmosphere usually are just very small grains of dust, about the size of a grain of sand, and they come in and they burn out pretty quickly but they make a nice flash when they do that,” said Peter Garnavich, professor and department chair of Astrophysics and Cosmology Physics at the University of Notre Dame. 

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Students

Notre Dame Day: These students build homes for those in need
WSBT Video
One group asking for help: the university's Habitat for Humanity Club.

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Alumni

In the N.B.A., a Game of Clothes Horse
The New York Times
But before a playoff game on Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers took things to a new level, wearing coordinated ensembles by the designer Thom Browne.

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Campus News

Chloe Agnew from Celtic Woman to perform for Notre Dame Day
WNDU Video
Special guests stopped by for some of the broadcasts, including Chloe Agnew from Celtic Woman.

Notre Dame Day kicks off 29 hours of live broadcasting
WSBT Video
Notre Dame Day kicked off Sunday at 6:42 pm.

Blockchain tech highlighted in new competition at Notre Dame
South Bend Tribune
The MBA Tech Club at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College hopes to put South Bend on the map as a place known for creating new ideas in the field of technological innovation.

Michigan man wrongly accused of rape and murder to speak at Notre Dame event
WSBT
On Tuesday, the Notre Dame Law School Exoneration Project is hosting a southwest Michigan man who was wrongly accused of the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl.

The 5th annual Notre Dame Day kicks off Sunday night
ABC 57
On Sunday night a 29-hour global celebration of all things Notre Dame will commence.

Notre Dame ROTC students to test run Storm the Stadium
ABC 57
Well, you can register for Storm the Stadium through July 1 only after Notre Dame ROTC students run the test course Monday morning.

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Local Community

IDEA Week 'innovation festival' to feature several free events
WNDU
IDEA Week is being promoted as an "innovation festival" for entrepreneurs, students, and community members, and many of the events are free to attend.

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center partners with local schools to offer teachers workshops
WSBT Video
The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center not only brings in entertainment, but also partners with the local schools.

Truman Project CEO interviews South Bend mayor, IDEA Week begins
ABC 57 Video
The University of Notre Dame kicked off it’s Idea Week 2018 on Saturday, with a one-on-one interview featuring the Truman National Security Project and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Idea Week set in full swing Monday
ABC 57 Video
The week of events was organized by the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame which provides the space, resources, and expertise for ideas to come alive.

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Athletics

The Shirt 2018 makes debut ahead of Blue-Gold game
WNDU
The Shirt was displayed Friday for the first time by Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly and special guest and former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith.

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Issues

Koch Dark Money Funds Anti-Israel Darlings
Tablet
In addition to Harvard and MIT, University of Notre Dame’s International Security Center got a $3.5 million grant in 2015 to fund an existing program directed by Michael Desch, who describes himself as a foreign policy realist and takes a pragmatic view of his program’s relationship with Koch.

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ND in the News, April 20, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1524182400 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

Faculty/Staff

Where America Lives: The Fair Housing Act And Racial Segregation
Indiana Public Media
Richard Pierce: Associate Professor of History and American Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

Baby in the Senate! Is that Good?
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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Campus News

Experts, advocates talk about housing discrimination in South Bend
ABC 57 Video
The Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame is hosting a 2-day conference called “Fighting for Fair Housing.” 

Review: Notre Dame's 'Spring Awakening' does spring right
South Bend Tribune
Spring in South Bend may be disappointing, but the University of Notre Dame department of film, television and theater’s production of “Spring Awakening” that opened Wednesday is entirely the opposite.

‘The Shirt’ to be unveiled Friday
ABC 57 Video
The University of Notre Dame will host what's become an annual spring tradition the unveiling of “The Shirt” Friday afternoon.

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Local Community

Local high school student to perform onstage in New York City
WNDU Video
She is a member of the Robinson Shakespeare Company, a South Bend theater group for students in grades 3 to 12.

IDEA Week Kicks Off in Michiana
Inside Indiana Business
IDEA Week, a festival led by the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame, will feature business, technology and entertainment events throughout Greater South Bend-Elkhart. 

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Athletics

Notre Dame to require clear bags for big events at stadium and other venues
South Bend Tribune
Notre Dame will soon require people to carry clear bags for large events at Notre Dame Stadium and other campus venues.

Notre Dame to implement clear bag policy at stadium, arenas
WNDU
The University of Notre Dame is implementing a clear bag policy for all reserve-ticketed events at Notre Dame Stadium, the Purcell Pavilion and the Compton Family Ice Arena beginning on Sept. 1.

Notre Dame implementing clear bag policy
ABC 57
The University of Notre Dame announced a new clear bag policy for all reserve-ticketed events at Notre Dame Stadium, Purcell Pavilion and the Compton Ice Arena. 

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Issues

Small Plane Crash Kills 2 Going to Notre Dame Alumni Meeting
Associated Press , The New York Times, The Washington Post, 95+ others
A small plane crashed in central Pennsylvania, killing two men traveling to Indiana for a University of Notre Dame alumni conference.

Notre Dame: Two who died in plane crash were traveling to the university
WSBT
Notre Dame's office of media relations issued the following release on Friday morning...

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FYI

Notre Dame Day an opportunity to celebrate ND and help our community
WSBT Video
We're now just two days away from the fifth-annual Notre Dame Day.

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ND in the News, April 19, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1524096000 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

The fetish for vocational degrees is unhealthy
Times Higher Education
Felipe Fernández-Armesto is William P. Reynolds professor of history at the University of Notre Dame.

Arike Ogunbowale on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ forces NCAA into tricky two-step
The Washington Post
Arike Ogunbowale, the buzzer-beating star of Notre Dame’s national championship team, is set to join the all-athlete lineup of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says online tax filers will get extension after IRS payment website outage: AP
CNBC , Yahoo, 30+ others
"I'd strongly advise folks who owe any federal taxes and cannot pay online to mail a check or money order to the IRS to the appropriate address," said Patrick Thomas, director of Notre Dame Law School's Tax Clinic.

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Catholic Media

Millennial philanthropy can teach Catholic Church three things
National Catholic Reporter
Sociologist Christian Smith from the University of Notre Dame, in his book Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money, concludes that transparency isn't just a millennial desire.

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Academics and Research

Dual-class firms have higher market valuations near time of IPO that drop over next six years, study finds
phys.org
For these dual-class firms, market valuations are higher early in their life cycles, while the valuation premium tends to disappear about six years after their IPOs, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

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Students

Notre Dame's Idea Week packed with events promoting startups, tech...and music
South Bend Tribune
Brian Cho and Peter Moeckel hope to revolutionize the audio industry.

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Local Community

Notre Dame's Idea Week hopes to spark 'dynamic growth'
South Bend Tribune
Nick Swisher, the executive director of Notre Dame’s IDEA Week, meant to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, has high hopes for the event ... and the region.

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ND in the News, April 18, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1524009600 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Why we need to help kids go to college wherever they want
CNN
Abigail Wozniak is associate professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame, where she is an affiliate of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and the Wilson-Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunity.

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International Media

Former US first lady Barbara Bush dies aged 92
RTE Radio 1
Bob Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, looks back at the life and legacy of Barbara Bush.

How Irish writers predicted the future
RTE Radio 1
Declan Kiberd, Professor of Irish Studies at Notre Dame, has been doing a lot of reading ahead of the upcoming Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway.

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Catholic Media

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

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Academics and Research

Religiously engaged adolescents demonstrate habits that help them get better grades
phys.org
To assess the role religiosity might have on middle and high school students' grades, Horwitz analyzed survey and interview data collected by the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR), a 10-year longitudinal research project launched in 2002 by researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to explore the influence of religion in the lives of American youth.
 

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Alumni

For Albuquerque’s Headbanger Mayor, Power Comes in Power Chords
The New York Times
A passion for metal minutiae might not seem like a priority for someone like Tim Keller, who studied art history at Notre Dame and went on to obtain an M.B.A. from Harvard.

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Local Community

‘Fluffy’ performs at Morris PAC
South Bend Tribune
The concert is part of Idea Week, a collaboration between the University of Notre Dame, South Bend and Elkhart.

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FYI

The Man Who Saved Havana
Smithsonian Magazine
I had managed to find Eusebio Leal in a rare moment of calm by meeting him at, of all places, the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, where he had traveled to give a lecture.

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ND in the News, April 17, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1523923200 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Why We Should Spend More on Humanities Research in a High-Tech World
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Thomas G. Burish is provost at the University of Notre Dame.

Commentary: How to Really Protect Your Digital Privacy: Move to Europe
Forbes
Mike Chapple is an associate teaching professor of information technology, analytics, and operations at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, where he specializes in cybersecurity and privacy issues.

The maker of OxyContin tried to make it harder to misuse. It may have led to more heroin deaths.
Vox
A new working paper, from researchers William Evans, Ethan Lieber, and Patrick Power, suggests that this really might have made OxyContin less prone to misuse — but with a deadly side-effect: As people decided OxyContin was too much of a hassle, some former OxyContin users moved on to heroin.

Facing Historic Labor Shortages, Companies Snap Up Teenagers
The Wall Street Journal
“An increasingly tight labor market is pulling many workers who had been out of the labor force back in, teens included,” said Abigail Wozniak, a University of Notre Dame labor economist.

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Catholic Media

US Strike on Syria Renews Just-War Debate
National Catholic Register
Despite concerns that further military action could lead to an escalation of hostilities in Syria and further destabilize the region, both the United States and Russia are eager to avoid that from happening and have established “working level channels of communications” to downgrade the potential for a major conflict, said Michael Desch, a political science professor and director of the International Security Center at the University of Notre Dame.

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Academics and Research

Scientists and Entrepreneurs Lobby for NASA Lunar Program
Space.com
"This is not the old moon of Apollo," said Clive Neal, a professor at the University of Notre Dame and another person who signed the letter, at the symposium last month. 

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Faculty/Staff

Vice president of university relations talks about Notre Dame Day
WSBT Video
Lou Nanni, vice president of university relations at the University of Notre Dame joined us in the studio to talk about the event.

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Administration

Seeking a Quiet Place in a Nation of Noise
The Pew Charitable Trusts
“Most of the roaring noise from highways comes from the tires on the road, not the engine or exhaust noise,” said Robert Bernhard, vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame and an expert in noise-control engineering. 

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ND in the News, April 16, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1523836800 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Here's the real winner in the Trump Comey ‘war of words’
CNBC
Commentary by Joseph Holt, a business ethics professor at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. 

AUMF: What to know about the debate over military authorization
Fox News
AUMF originally authorized the president to use military force on specific terrorist organizations, but it’s been misused over the years by both Obama and Trump to fight other terrorist groups around the world, Jimmy Gurulé, a Notre Dame law professor, told Fox News.

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale must follow NCAA rules while on 'Dancing With the Stars'
USA Today
Notre Dame guard Arike Ogunbowale is the first active NCAA athlete set to compete on the popular ABC television show while maintaining her amateur status, according to the NCAA.

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Catholic Media

Nun-activist who protests 'immoral' U.S. nuclear weapons focus of film
Catholic News Service
At an event April 8 hosted by the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, her eyes lit with passion and her voice became forceful each time she spoke on the topic.

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Academics and Research

Teaching Historic Preservation at Notre Dame
Traditional Buidling
The School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame began implementing a curriculum based on classical architecture and traditional urbanism in 1989, and for the more than a quarter-century since then, it has had a measurable impact on the profession. 

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Faculty/Staff

Experts Believe Autonomous Cars Should Meet Specific Standards After Fatal Accidents
FutureCar
Autonomous systems expert and professor at Notre Dame University Mendoza College of Business, Timothy Carone, stated that autonomous technology's proponents must "find the right balance so the technology is tested right, but isn't hampered or halted."

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Students

Local Syrian human rights activist gives reaction to this weekend's airstrikes
WSBT
WSBT 22 talked to a Notre Dame student from Syria who says Syrians are also divided on the issue.

Mulch Madness: Notre Dame students help control lead exposure in South Bend neighborhood
South Bend Tribune
It was damp, drizzling and a little chilly Saturday, but that didn't stop students from the University of Notre Dame from going out to help spread mulch around houses in the Near Northwest Neighborhood.

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Alumni

U.S. women looking for breakthrough
Associated Press , South Bend Tribune
Joining Flanagan, Linden and Hasay are Notre Dame graduate Molly Huddle, who finished third in New York in 2016, and Serena Burla, who was fourth in Osaka last year.

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Campus News

'Mythbuster' Adam Savage announced as South Bend Idea Week speaker
South Bend Tribune
An original co-host and producer of "Mythbusters," Adam Savage, has been announced as the final keynote speaker for South Bend's inaugural Idea Week event.

Idea Week bringing 'Mythbuster' Adam Savage to South Bend
WSBT Video
Beginning next Friday, Idea Week is happening here in South Bend.

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Local Community

Dolly Parton program to send free books to kids
South Bend Tribune
The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County landed it here thanks to 10 local donors who pledged to cover the local costs, including families, foundations, the Community Foundation’s African American Community Fund, the University of Notre Dame and the Family & Children’s Center Foundation. 

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ND in the News, April 13, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1523577600 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Transitions
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Rev. Kevin Sandberg, acting executive director of the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed to the post permanently, effective July 1.

'Dancing With the Stars' athletes you'll love or hate, from Tonya Harding to Adam Rippon
USA Today
Arike Ogunbowale: The Notre Dame women’s basketball player is famous for hitting last-second, game-winning shots at this year’s Final Four, first against UConn in the semifinals and then with 0.1 of a second left against Mississippi State to win the national championship. 

Getting Ethics Training Right for Leaders and Employees
The Wall Street Journal
New training models and technologies are providing organizations tools to measure, monitor, and address ethical and unethical behaviors, but ethics training still has far to go to be effective, according to both Christopher Adkins, executive director of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership.

Free trade gets a boost in Africa
Marketplace Audio
Jeffrey Bergstrand, who studies international trade flows, free trade agreements and foreign direct investment at the University of Notre Dame said the AfCFTA could be a game changer.

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International Media

Abortion in the US: Actually, its laws are among the world’s most permissive
The Irish Times
O Carter Snead is the William P and Hazel B White director of the centre for ethics and culture, professor of law, and concurrent professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, in the United States.

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Faculty/Staff

Air Strikes Won’t Stop Assad, but They Could Make Syria’s War Last Even Longer
Slate
 “All the evidence suggests that military intervention will prolong the conflict,” Patrick Regan, a professor of international relations at Notre Dame, told me.

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Students

Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale revealed as final dancer on Dancing with the Stars
ABC 57 Video
The University of Notre Dame’s very own buzzer beater and women’s basketball star, Arike Ogunbowale, will join the cast of this season's Dancing with the Stars.

Students volunteer for ‘Back the Bend’
South Bend Tribune
Notre Dame students will volunteer in the South Bend community on Saturday as part of the annual “Back the Bend” service event.

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Athletics

'Dancing With The Stars-Athletes' Cast Revealed, Full List of Teams Competing For Mirrorball
International Business Times
Notre Dame Student and Women's Final Four Star Arike Ogunbowale and Gleb Savchenko.

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Issues

Man sentenced on sexual misconduct with a minor charge
ABC 57 Video
A former Notre Dame dining center employee was sentenced on a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor.

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ND in the News, April 12, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1523491200 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Zuckerberg faces ‘Grandpa’ questions from lawmakers
Associated Press , The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNBC, ABC News, 160+ others
The soft questioning “goes directly to the point that the technical expertise among senators is weak,” said Timothy Carone, a Notre Dame business professor.

How OxyContin Kicked Off the Heroin Epidemic
The Daily Beast
Not only that, the paper’s authors—economists William N. Evans and Ethan Lieber of the University of Notre Dame, and Patrick Power of Boston University—narrow down the switch to August and September 2010.

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Catholic Media

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

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Academics and Research

Making opioids harder to abuse led to a spike in heroin overdoses
Axios
"From 2004-August 2010, you get a relatively steady increase. Then from August 2010 through the end of 2013, things are flat or decreasing slightly," said Ethan Lieber, an economics professor at the University of Notre Dame.

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Faculty/Staff

Trump's Rush to Judgment on Syrian Chemical Attack: Illegal and Deadly
Truthout
"The use of chemical weapons within Syria is not an armed attack on the United States," according to international law expert Notre Dame law professor Mary Ellen O'Connell.

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ND in the News, April 11, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1523404800 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

White House Says Trump Has Power to Fire Mueller
The Wall Street Journal
Former federal prosecutor Jimmy Gurulé said Mr. Mueller is operating under a federal regulation that “expressly provides that the deputy attorney general has the authority to fire the special counsel—but even then, only for cause.”

Reformulated OxyContin May Not Have Saved Any Lives
Bloomberg
The authors are William Evans and Ethan Lieber of the University of Notre Dame and Patrick Power of Boston University.

The Latest: Reddit Says It Banned 944 Suspicious Accounts
Associated Press , The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC News, Fox Business, 430+ others
Mike Chapple, a University of Notre Dame professor, said Zuckerberg was doing a good job overall.

Real Time Economics: Inflation Focus | Fed Minutes | Deaths of Despair
The Wall Street Journal
The new abuse-deterrent formulation led many consumers to substitute to an inexpensive alternative, heroin,” the University of Notre Dame’s William Evans  and Ethan Lieber, and Boston University’s Patrick Power write.

Whether robots deserve human rights isn't the correct question. Whether humans really have them is.
NBC News THINK
Don Howard is professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

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Issues

Ohio Court to Decide if Ex-Player Can Sue Over Concussions
Associated Press , The New York Times, ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, 440+ others
The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s.

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ND in the News, April 10, 2018 https://news.nd.edu/ 1523318400 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000 news@nd.edu (Notre Dame News)

National Media

Trump Attacks FBI Raid on Michael Cohen’s Law Office
Bloomberg Audio
Jimmy Gurule, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, discusses Monday’s FBI raid on the law offices of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, which brought about a fresh round of criticism from the president against special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation. 

Trump’s Military Strike on Syria Will Be Illegal
The Daily Beast
That assault, from which at least 70 are dead after an estimated 500 people were exposed, is “correctly characterized as a war crime,” said Mary Ellen O’Connell, an international law specialist at the University of Notre Dame.

Looming 'debt hangover' will crush the economy
CNBC
Commentary by Jason Reed, an assistant teaching professor in the department of finance at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. 

The White Sox ballpark in Chicago that never was and could have changed history
CBS News
"I hold no grudges against the White Sox," Philip Bess, now a professor of architecture at Notre Dame, says today. 

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