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Morning Ireland - "Looking Back on the First Presidential Debate"

September 28, 2016 Jacob McKenna

Prof. Bob Schmuhl appeared on the radio show Morning Ireland on Wednesday to recap Monday's first presidential debate. You can listen to the segment here. Read More >

Electing the President 2016: Debatable Prospects

September 26, 2016 Robert Schmuhl

Editor’s note: Head of state, chief diplomat, commander-in-chief, guardian of the economy – Americans are fixing to elect another president, so we asked Notre Dame’s in-house pundit to put the moment, the issues, the candidates 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 exclusive observations on the 2016 presidential election will run on magazine.nd.edu Read More >

Why Only Cafeteria Catholics Can Survive in American Politics

September 21, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Associate Professor of American Studies, discusses the challenges Catholics face when running for office or trying to choose a political party.

By Emma Green.  Published 9.21.16 in The Atlantic

There are lots of ways to be a Catholic public leader in the United States. But the only path that’s impossible, it seems, is to advocate policies that fully follow the Church’s teachings on Jesus. Politicians of both parties have to pick and choose their theology, sticking to party lines that defy the United States Conference on Catholic Bishops’ guide Read More >

Mike Pence: A Running Mate with Baggage

September 20, 2016 Jacob McKenna

Prof. Bob Schmuhl provided commentary on Vice Presidential candidate, Mike Pence, in Roll Call's article, "Mike Pence: A Running Mate with Baggage." Read the full story here. Read More >

"Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh" Book Signing

September 19, 2016 Jacob McKenna

Prof. Bob Schmuhl will be signing copies of his latest book, Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh, on Saturday, September 24, 2016 in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore from 10:00-11:30 am.

Tricia Harte of WNDU Newscenter 16 interviewed Prof. Schmuhl about his book and the signing event. View the interview and article here Read More >

American Studies Professor Presents 2016 International Comparative Studies Fall Lecture.

September 15, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

On Thursday, October 6, at 5:00 p.m., American Studies Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Jason Ruiz, will present the  2016 International Comparative Studies Fall Lecture at Duke University. In this lecture, entitled "Narcomedia: Latinxs, Drug Economies, and the Politics of Representation," Professor Ruiz will be speaking on his new project, which looks at the (over)representation of Latinx in U.S. media narratives that the tell the story of how the nation procures, uses, and abuses illicit narcotics. This talk will examine the most recent cycle of Latinx drug films and series, focusing on those embedded in the so-called “Prestige Television” movement (series like Breaking Bad and Narcos) to argue that we are entering a period of renewed cultural interest in Latinxs’ roles in the international drug trade.
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Ireland's Exiled Children Review

September 15, 2016 Jacob McKenna

 Professor Schmuhl's Ireland's Exiled Children continues to garner positive reviews, even five months after its publication. The following review is from John Gibney of History Ireland

Ireland’s exiled children: America and the Easter Rising by Robert Schmuhl

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The Easter Rising: Powerful and Useless

September 15, 2016 Jacob McKenna

The New York Review of Books referenced Prof. Bob Schmuhl's Ireland's Exiled Children in an article about the 1916 Easter Rising in their newest issue. Read the full article here. Read More >

Electing the President 2016: The Evil of Two Lessers

September 14, 2016 Robert Schmuhl

Editor’s note: Head of state, chief diplomat, commander-in-chief, guardian of the economy – Americans are fixing to elect another president, so we asked Notre Dame’s in-house pundit to put the moment, the issues, the candidates 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 exclusive observations on the 2016 presidential election will run on magazine.nd.edu Read More >

Notre Dame professor and author releases biography of Father Hesburgh

September 12, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

MISHAWAKA, IN 
In February of 2015, the Notre Dame community lost a true legend when former university president Father Ted Hesburgh died at the age of 97.

For more than half a century, Notre Dame professor and author Bob Schmuhl got to know Father Ted through a series of interviews from the 1960's through 2014. Read More >