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Bob Schmuhl Featured in "Five of the Best Irish Books to Read on St. Patrick’s Day"

January 31, 2017 Tessa Bangs

Irish Central has included Professor Bob Schmuhl's book, Ireland's Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising, on its list of the five best Irish books to read on St. Patrick's Day.

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The Week in Politics: The Inauguration and Donald Trump

January 25, 2017 Tessa Bangs

Join Bob Schmuhl, Professor of American Studies, as he discusses President Donald Trump and the Inauguration on RTE TV. Professor Schmuhl's segment begins about 40 minutes into the program here. Read More >

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. ” 

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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 >