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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 >

JED Minor Cassidy McDonald among recipients of international scholarships

August 29, 2017 Jacob McKenna

Author: Brittany Collins Kaufman

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the National Science Foundation, the Rhodes Trust, and other organizations have awarded scholarships and fellowships to 23 members of the College of Arts and Letters’ Class of 2017. Read More >

Discovering the Limitations of Statues

August 21, 2017 Rebecca Corrente

In this New York Times article, Erika Doss discusses the varying value of monuments.  “Memorials and monuments have a life span, not unlike the human body. They’re symbols at certain moments. Values change, histories change.” Read More >

Presidency of Donald Trump... In chaos, and at a crossroads

August 07, 2017 Rebecca Corrente

This week, the US president's approval rating dipped below 40 percent for the first time as the Republican party started to question its allegiance to Trump. Now the future of his presidency hinges on the outcome of an inquiry into Russian election meddling and whether the new chief of staff can restore order in the West Wing, writes Professor Robert Schmuhl. Read More >

Kelly comes into a 'battle-weary and battle-prone' White House

August 01, 2017 Rebecca Corrente

Bob Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, analyzes the ousting of Anthony Scaramucci as Donald Trump's communications chief.  Listen to the RTE Radio 1 Morning Ireland interview here Read More >