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Study Everything, Do Anything

February 29, 2016 Sarah Morris

A video showing the endless opportunities an Arts & Letters major provides: Read More >

Prof. Bob Schmuhl featured in Irish Examiner

February 29, 2016 Sarah Morris

See Professor Bob Schmuhl's commentary in article, "If all went to plan, what sort of Rising might it have been" Read More >

Join the Labor Conversation

February 25, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

American Studies major Hannah Petersen and freshman Allison Raines extend insights about equity beyond the classroom and across the campus in this commentary on labor relations at the University of Notre Dame​.  Read the Observer viewpoint here Read More >

Native American Literature Before 1924

February 24, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Robert Walls, Teaching Professor of Native American Studies in the Department of American Studies and Professor Laura Dassow Walls are pleased to announce a new Spotlight Exhibit in the Hesburgh Library Rare Book Room: “Native American Literature Before 1924.” The exhibit will run through the end of the spring 2016 semester. Read More >

Professor Kathleen Cummings on NBC's TODAY Show Discussing Papal "Wall" Comment

February 24, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Professor Kathleen Cummings recently visited NBC's TODAY Show to discuss the Pope's recent "wall" comment.  Watch the story here. Read More >

Eamon de Valera: Man of Mystery

February 24, 2016 Rebecca Corrente


This article by American Studies Professor Robert Schmuhl appears in the special 1916 issue of Irish America Magazine.  Read it here.



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Professor Bob Schmuhl on Morning Ireland

February 24, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

American Studies Professor Bob Schmuhl recently provided his expertiese on Morning Ireland, discussing the current political landscape in the United States.  Listen to the broadcast here. Read More >

Listening to the Enslaved

February 22, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Archives containing courtroom testimony by the enslaved can be valuable resources for scholars of slavery.  By American Studies Professor Sophie White.   Read More >

The Donald vs. the Pope

February 19, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

American Studies Associate Professor Kathleen Cummings, Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, weighs in on comments made by Pope Francis regarding Donald Trump.  See the video here. Read More >

Pope Questions Trump's Christianity — and Trump Fires Back

February 19, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

American Studies Associate Professor Kathleen Sprows Cummings'  NBC News comments on the Pope's remarks about Donald Trump.  See the video here. Read More >

My Dad Is The Face Of ALS: Hopes For A Good Life

February 19, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

American Studies major Jack Rooney writes about his father's ALS diagnosis in this touching article. Read More >

The Rising that shook the world

February 18, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Tremors from the momentous Easter 1916 events in Dublin were felt on the other side of the globe, sparking anger - and action, writes Eoin Hahessy, in an article referencing Professor Bob Schmuhl's forthcoming book. Read More >

How Woodrow Wilson deceived Irish America over 1916, ignored Casement’s execution, by Robert Schmuhl

February 18, 2016 Rebecca Corrente


Recent protests shone a spotlight on President Woodrow Wilson’s prejudice towards African Americans. An examination of his papers also reveals a president who cared little about the Irish Question and a person who developed a distaste for the Irish in general at a critical time. Wilson served from 1913 to 1921 Read More >

Notre Dame Junior Wins New York Times Journalism Contest

February 08, 2016 Sue Lister

Cassidy McDonald

For the second time in three years, a University of Notre Dame student will be going on assignment with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nick Kristof, The New York Times announced Saturday. Junior Cassidy McDonald of Madison, Wisconsin, is this year’s winner of Kristof’s annual “Win A Trip with Nick” contest. Her prize is traveling this summer with the Times columnist to a developing country to raise awareness about neglected global issues. During the trip, she will report for a blog and may appear in videos that will be published on The New York Times website. Read More >

Forthcoming book tells the story of Irish-Americans' role in Ireland's Easter Rising of 1916

February 08, 2016 Heather Gary


Robert Schmuhl is the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor of American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame. He received the 2014 Hibernian Research Award in support of his forthcoming book, Ireland’s Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising, which will be released by Oxford University Press next month, just in time to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916. Read More >

An American Tale, by Robert Schmuhl

February 08, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Connections between Ireland and the US were numerous before, during and after the 1916 Easter Rising, which received enormous coverage stateside, writes Robert Schmuhl in an article adapted from his new book, Ireland's Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising, due from Oxford University Press in March.  Read More >

Professor Schmuhl visits ND Alumni Association to Discuss 2016 Presidential Campaign

February 01, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Bob Schmuhl recently visited the ND Alumni Association to discuss media coverage and how it has shaped the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Watch his analysis on Behind the Headlines here Read More >