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What Can We Expect From The Next Presidency?

January 20, 2017 Rebecca Corrente

Join Bob Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies, as he discusses the forthcoming Trump presidency ahead of today's US Presidential inauguration.  Listen to the RTE Radio Interview here. Read More >

Some Challenges of Religious Studies, with Thomas Tweed

January 18, 2017 Rebecca Corrente

All we need to do is to agree a little bit more about what values we do share so that when we then enter in conversations in the public arena—whether we’re talking to the state department or to the school board or to educators in our own institutions—we can make more effective and passionate defenses of why the study of religion is worthwhile. Read More >

Can Trump's Disruption Cure Washington's Dysfunction?

January 17, 2017 Robert Schmuhl ’70

As he assumes the presidency, will Donald Trump be able to govern the way he campaigned for the nation’s highest office? And what impact could such an approach have on the broken relationships between the legislative and executive branches that so many observers identify today? Read More >

Trump remains bullish on media, Obamacare and Russia

January 12, 2017 Rebecca Corrente

Bob Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and Gina London, former CNN politics correspondent, discuss Donald Trump's first press conference as President-elect

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Video: Kathleen Sprows Cummings on American Catholicism and the history of women and religion

January 10, 2017 Todd Boruff

“When you look at which men and women U.S. Catholics have wanted to become saints, you actually learn a lot about how they understood themselves, not only as Catholics but also as members of American society. ” 

— Kathleen Sprows Cummings Read More >

American Studies Professor and Cushwa Center Director Cummings to Lead Catholic Historian Group

January 09, 2017 Bill Schmitt

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, begins her term on Jan. 6 as president of the American Catholic Historical Association for 2017. Cummings, an associate professor of American studies and history, rose to the leadership position during the association’s annual conference in Denver. Read More >

New American Studies faculty member focuses on integration, publishing industry

January 04, 2017 Carrie Gates

History is often viewed through the lens of social movements, political trends, or intellectual advances. But for Korey Garibaldi, there are also important insights to be found in more fleeting elements of American culture—like briefly popular texts from the 20th-century publishing industry. Read More >

Electing the President 2016: The Democrats' Dilemma

December 05, 2016 Robert Schmuhl

Editor’s note: In the summer of 2016, as the presidential candidates entered the stretch run of campaign season, we asked Notre Dame’s in-house pundit to put the moment, the issues and the choices in context and perspective. Bob Schmuhl’s commentary on American politics and journalism frequently appears in major print and broadcast outlets in the U.S. and abroad. His observations on the 2016 presidential election and transition have run on magazine.nd.edu Read More >

Electing the President 2016: Saddle up the Tiger

November 21, 2016 Robert Schmuhl

Editor’s note: In the summer of 2016, as the presidential candidates entered the stretch run of campaign season, we asked Notre Dame’s in-house pundit to put the moment, the issues and the choices in context and perspective. Bob Schmuhl’s commentary on American politics and journalism frequently appears in major print and broadcast outlets in the U.S. and abroad. His observations on the 2016 presidential election and transition run on magazine.nd.edu Read More >

Gallivan alumna Sarah Childress' journalistic journey

November 17, 2016 Jacob McKenna

Sarah Childress, a 2003 alumna of the Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy, has been traveling across continents and media sharing stories and building her career in journalism. 

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