Media Mentions: 2023

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  1. Bring back Çatalhöyük

    Anthropologist Ian Kuijt says this two-stage death ritual symbolised keeping the dead close and then decorating and releasing the skull to join the pantheon of the community’s ancestors.

  2. Winning a Nobel Prize may be bad for your productivity

    Kirk Doran, Henkels Family Collegiate Chair and associate professor of economics, was quoted in Science commenting on the methodology and results of a recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which suggests scientists' productivity suffers after winning a Nobel Prize.

  3. Carozza named to Meta Oversight Board

    Paolo Carozza, professor of law and concurrent professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, will join the Oversight Board for Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

  4. The Kakhovka Dam Collapse Is an Ecological Disaster

    Susanne Wengle, associate professor of political science and a Nanovic faculty fellow, described the ecological and economic impact of the damages to agriculture in Ukraine after the Kakhovka Dam collapse.

  5. Major home insurers are getting out of California. Is Texas next?

    Debra Javeline, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, studies human adaptation to climate change. She spoke to the Texas Standard about the future for homeowners’ insurance. 

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  6. Under surveillance, government pressure, China needs prayers, observers say

    Since he took office 10 years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping has worked to centralize power around himself, said Karrie J. Koesel, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Xi has worked for "greater control over civil society," which includes religion, Koesel told OSV News.

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  7. Our Many Jesuses

    According to Robin Jensen, an art historian and professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, the Gospels give warrant for such variety, since they never physically describe Jesus and recount that, after his resurrection, some of his own disciples did not recognize him. For Christian Smith, a professor of sociology at Notre Dame, the proliferation of rival ideas of what Jesus stands for undermines the cultural authority of them all, by feeding into the “pluralistic, subjectivistic, relativistic” understanding of religion that prevails in contemporary America. 

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  8. Experts at Notre Dame share less well-known global impacts of conflict in Ukraine

    Nancy R. Dreux Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Notre Dame, Susanne Wengle, told 16 News Now that often times many people just think of the front lines, but don’t realize that Russia also launched a Naval attack on Ukraine.

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  9. Mishandled classified materials have caused an uproar. Here’s why.

    Perspective by Katlyn Marie Carter. Carter is an assistant professor of history at the University of Notre Dame.

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  10. Russia Only Managing Tiny Advances Amid Ammo and Troop Issues: U.K.

    "It is clear the Kremlin thinks it has the capacity to continue the war and resume the offensive," said Ian Ona Johnson, assistant professor of military history at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.

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  11. The Politics of Being Pope Francis

    Making things more tenuous, according to Ulrich Lehner, a theology professor at the University of Notre Dame, Francis has rejected the typical practice of using the College of Cardinals as an advisory board in favor of consulting a small circle of trusted advisers. 

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  12. Fact check: Pope’s death confirmed with traditional means, not hammer

    The claim that a hammer is used for tapping on the pope's head is “a legend," though one that has been "repeated countless times as early as the 1850s," said Ulrich Lehner, a University of Notre Dame theology professor.

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