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Prof. Schmuhl on Morning Ireland

November 08, 2017 Jacob McKenna

Professor Schmuhl made another appearance on Morning Ireland to discuss the year that has passed since the election of Donald Trump.

Listen here: Read More >

A President Without Precedent

November 06, 2017 Robert Schmuhl

As America prepares to mark a year since Donald Trump won the White House, ­Professor Robert Schmuhl looks at how the 45th commander-in-chief has lied, bullied and tweeted his way through his first 12 months, taking the presidency into unchartered territory. Read More >

Q&A with Jason Ruiz, associate professor of American studies

October 24, 2017 Carrie Gates

Lessons from Breaking Bad: Why being an avid fan of the groundbreaking series inspired him to study negative representations of Latinos in popular culture. Read More >

Prof. Kathleen Cummings in Religion News

September 26, 2017 Jacob McKenna

Religion News Service published the following article last week regarding the first beatification of a US-born priest, quoting American Studies Professor Kathleen Cummings. Prof. Cummings comments on the national significance of the beatification, and what the beatification means for American Catholics. Read More >

The Oklahoma priest who could become the first American-born man to be canonized a saint

September 22, 2017 Rebecca Corrente

Kathleen Sprows Cummings takes a look at the possible canonization of Father Stanley Rother. Read More >

Prof. Schmuhl on "Morning Ireland"

September 21, 2017 Jacob McKenna

Prof. Bob Schmuhl appeared on Morning Ireland on Wednesday to discuss President Trump's statement on North Korea at the United Nations. Schmuhl is a frequent guest of the show, and his appearance can be heard HERE. Read More >

Prof. Schmuhl at Kennedy Summer School

September 19, 2017 Jacob McKenna

Professor Bob Schmuhl delivered the keynote lecture at the Kennedy Summer School session in New Ross, Ireland last weekend. Schmuhl was among many big names in Irish and American politics who took the stage over the weekend. An article detailing the Kennedy Summer School from the New Ross Standard is below. Read More >

Prof. Schmuhl to give keynote lecture in Ireland

September 12, 2017 Jacob McKenna

Professor Bob Schmuhl will give the keynote lecture at the 2017 Casement Gathering on September 15 in Kerry, Ireland.

A story from The Kerryman noting Schmuhl's lecture is below.


Expert on history of Irish-America to give keynote lecture at Casement Gathering '17

A leading US expert on the story of Irish-America is set to deliver the keynote lecture at this year's Tionól Mhic Easmainn (The Casement Gathering) in a must for history fans far and wide. Read More >

Arts and Letters alumna builds international banking career

August 31, 2017 Jacob McKenna

By Dorothy Wallheimer

Linda Parish

When Linda Wilbert Parish enrolled at Notre Dame in fall 1973—the year after the University first admitted women—she was one of only about 400 female students on campus.

It didn’t take long for her to find herself at home, though, helping launch the women’s tennis team and majoring in American studies Read More >

AMST Major Irla Atanda awarded Gilman International Scholarship

August 30, 2017 Jacob McKenna

By Joya Helmuth


Arts and Letters undergraduates Irla Atanda and Abigail Awodele have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairsto study abroad during the summer 2017 term Read More >