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Newswise: Trump must contend with a mobilized religious left, new research finds
Released: 17-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Trump must contend with a mobilized religious left, new research finds
University of Notre Dame

With the 2020 presidential election on the near horizon, Notre Dame sociologist Kraig Beyerlein discusses what he and his co-researcher learned about the political engagement of U.S. congregations — and how that may impact results on Nov. 3.

Newswise: Engineers developing high-speed light detectors for closer look at the sun
Released: 14-Sep-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Engineers developing high-speed light detectors for closer look at the sun
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame researchers will use data from the new high-speed light detectors to determine the temperature of the sun’s lower atmosphere, measure the spectrum of solar flares and gain a better understanding of the role magnetic fields play in solar flare generation.

Newswise: Face masks, reduced capacity critical when reopening K-12 schools in Indiana, according to new study
Released: 14-Sep-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Face masks, reduced capacity critical when reopening K-12 schools in Indiana, according to new study
University of Notre Dame

A new study by researchers at Notre Dame cautions that K-12 schools reopening to full capacity with little to no compliance of safety measures such as face masks could drive infections up to an estimated 2.49 million in Indiana alone, with more than 9,000 deaths by the end of 2020.

Newswise: Real-time estimates show poverty rose after government benefits expired
Released: 14-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Real-time estimates show poverty rose after government benefits expired
University of Notre Dame

Research from Notre Dame shows poverty rose a full percentage point from 9.4 percent in the period from April to June to 10.4 percent for July and August.

Newswise: Gaps in early surveillance of coronavirus led to record-breaking US trajectory
Released: 21-Aug-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Gaps in early surveillance of coronavirus led to record-breaking US trajectory
University of Notre Dame

Research from the University of Notre Dame provides insight into how limited testing and gaps in surveillance during the initial phase of the epidemic resulted in so many cases going undetected. 

Newswise: Americans actively engaging in collectivism as financial buoy, experts say
Released: 13-Aug-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Americans actively engaging in collectivism as financial buoy, experts say
University of Notre Dame

Karen Richman, University of Notre Dame director of undergraduate studies at the Institute for Latino Studies, and her colleague, found that many people in the U.S. are relying on informal networks of family and friends to stay afloat in a recent study.

Newswise: Economists conclude opioid crisis responsible for millions of children living apart from parents
Released: 11-Aug-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Economists conclude opioid crisis responsible for millions of children living apart from parents
University of Notre Dame

Affiliates with Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities found that greater exposure to the opioid crisis increases the chance that a child’s mother or father is absent from the household and increases the likelihood that he or she lives in a household headed by a grandparent.

Newswise: Artificial intelligence could improve accuracy, efficiency of CT screening for COVID-19 diagnosis
Released: 10-Aug-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Artificial intelligence could improve accuracy, efficiency of CT screening for COVID-19 diagnosis
University of Notre Dame

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are developing a new technique using artificial intelligence (AI) that would improve CT screening to more quickly identify patients with the coronavirus.

Newswise: Consumers find third-party use of personal location data privacy violations, study shows
Released: 6-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Consumers find third-party use of personal location data privacy violations, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame showed that people are nuanced about how their location is tracked.

Newswise: Quality suffers for audit offices with clients from different industries, study shows
Released: 5-Aug-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Quality suffers for audit offices with clients from different industries, study shows
University of Notre Dame

If an audit office has a diversified client portfolio, it is more difficult to audit a particular type of client, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

Newswise: Strong relationships in adulthood won’t ‘fix’ effects of early childhood adversity
Released: 3-Aug-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Strong relationships in adulthood won’t ‘fix’ effects of early childhood adversity
University of Notre Dame

Harsh conditions in early life are a fundamental cause of adult stress, and according to new research from the University of Notre Dame on wild baboons, this effect is not explained by a lack of social support in adulthood.

Newswise: Continuing online instruction could contribute to widening achievement gaps by family income or socioeconomic status
Released: 31-Jul-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Continuing online instruction could contribute to widening achievement gaps by family income or socioeconomic status
University of Notre Dame

The latest research from Notre Dame's Chloe Gibbs explores how time spent in school affects children’s cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes. This research finds that more instructional time in the early years has important benefits for children over the short- and long-term, particularly children learning English and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Newswise: Women’s higher resting metabolic rates in cold environments could be thyroid requirements for pregnancy, researcher says
Released: 30-Jul-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Women’s higher resting metabolic rates in cold environments could be thyroid requirements for pregnancy, researcher says
University of Notre Dame

Although other researchers have demonstrated that women who live in extreme environments produce more thyroid hormone to adapt to the cold, the Notre Dame study is the first to hypothesize a link with pregnancy.

Newswise: Most productive workforce may require indefinite affirmative action, study shows
Released: 23-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Most productive workforce may require indefinite affirmative action, study shows
University of Notre Dame

Research from the University of Notre Dame shows it is often best for optimal efficiency if the minority group is overrepresented in the workforce relative to the majority — a conclusion that flies in the face of the conventional wisdom that affirmative action will eventually be obsolete.

Newswise: Most comprehensive study yet of Latinx U.S. immigration agents shows economic self-interest drives decisions to join ICE
Released: 22-Jul-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Most comprehensive study yet of Latinx U.S. immigration agents shows economic self-interest drives decisions to join ICE
University of Notre Dame

Research from the University of Notre Dame found that Latinxs — regardless of their preferred national/ethnic identity, their identification with the immigrant experience or their attitude toward immigrants — choose to work in immigration for their own economic interest.

Newswise: New study takes closer look at how environment affects daily life of brown-throated three-toed sloth
Released: 21-Jul-2020 8:10 AM EDT
New study takes closer look at how environment affects daily life of brown-throated three-toed sloth
University of Notre Dame

Scientists studying brown-throated three-toed sloths, where predators are extinct and food is more accessible, have found that the animals adapt to have a primarily diurnal, or daytime, schedule.

Newswise: Self-regulation prime reason for slowed mobility during coronavirus lockdown, experts say
Released: 16-Jul-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Self-regulation prime reason for slowed mobility during coronavirus lockdown, experts say
University of Notre Dame

To get a clearer picture of people’s mobility in the U.S. during the lockdown period, Notre Dame researchers gathered and analyzed all U.S. coronavirus-related state and local orders and compared them with geolocation data collected across 40 million cellular devices that have opted-in to location sharing services.

Newswise: National abortion study finds out-of-touch labels, knowledge gaps, appetite for moral discussion
Released: 15-Jul-2020 10:25 AM EDT
National abortion study finds out-of-touch labels, knowledge gaps, appetite for moral discussion
University of Notre Dame

Sponsored by Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life, “How Americans Understand Abortion” is the largest known in-depth interview study of American attitudes on abortion.

Newswise: Incoming CEOs with premium pay packages perform accordingly, study shows
Released: 6-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Incoming CEOs with premium pay packages perform accordingly, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame examines how compensation for incoming chief executives — which serves as a sign of the board’s upfront confidence in the CEO’s ability — is related to subsequent performance in the years that follow.

Newswise: Gear treated with ‘forever chemicals’ poses risk to firefighters
Released: 23-Jun-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Gear treated with ‘forever chemicals’ poses risk to firefighters
University of Notre Dame

Graham Peaslee’s team tested more than 30 samples of used and unused PPE from six specialty textile manufacturers in the United States and found them to be treated extensively with PFAS or constructed with fluoropolymers, a type of PFAS used to make textiles oil and water resistant.

Newswise: New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective
Released: 22-Jun-2020 8:40 AM EDT
New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame research finds that the poverty rate fell by 2.3 percentage points from 10.9 percent in the months leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic (January and February) to 8.6 percent in the two most recent months (April and May).

Newswise: Common cholesterol drugs could slow spread of breast cancer  to brain
Released: 16-Jun-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Common cholesterol drugs could slow spread of breast cancer to brain
University of Notre Dame

A new study from the University of Notre Dame shows drugs used to treat high cholesterol could interfere with the way breast cancer cells adapt to the microenvironment in the brain, preventing the cancer from taking hold.

Newswise: Kroc Institute identifies Colombia’s next steps in fourth peace implementation report
Released: 16-Jun-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Kroc Institute identifies Colombia’s next steps in fourth peace implementation report
University of Notre Dame

In addition to describing the current status of implementation, the report includes comparative findings and identifies obstacles and opportunities facing Colombia’s peace process.

Newswise: Government Health, Safety Regulations Backfire with Conservatives, Study Shows
Released: 10-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Government Health, Safety Regulations Backfire with Conservatives, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

A new study from the University of Notre Dame shows government-imposed restrictions can backfire, depending on political ideology.

Newswise: In Trump v. Twitter: ‘Twitter Will Win’
Released: 8-Jun-2020 1:50 PM EDT
In Trump v. Twitter: ‘Twitter Will Win’
University of Notre Dame

As America’s general election looms, Tim Weninger, the Frank M. Friemann Collegiate Associate Professor of Engineering at Notre Dame, discusses the current state of social media, the dangers of disinformation and how users can get smarter about what they share.

Newswise: Notre Dame researchers to create material for new antimicrobial mask
Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Notre Dame researchers to create material for new antimicrobial mask
University of Notre Dame

Scientists and engineers are collaborating to translate existing water filtration technology to create a new fabric that will not only capture viruses, like the coronavirus, but also deactivate them.

Newswise: Taking Time to Commune with Nature Increases Feelings of Connection to It, Study Shows
Released: 28-May-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Taking Time to Commune with Nature Increases Feelings of Connection to It, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

The Notre Dame study showed that students reported increased mindfulness towards the environment after performing ecological attachment tasks like contemplating nature, or practicing environmental preservation tasks like recycling and limiting electricity usage.

Newswise: Online tool created to track development of coronavirus vaccines
Released: 28-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Online tool created to track development of coronavirus vaccines
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame researchers create online tool to track development of coronavirus vaccines.

Newswise: Researchers work to quantify the human immune response to COVID-19
Released: 18-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Researchers work to quantify the human immune response to COVID-19
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame's Merlin Bruening and a team of scientists have begun research to develop point-of-care antibody tests that would help public health officials to better understand how an individual’s immunity to COVID-19 lasts over time.

Newswise: New online portal forecasts coronavirus transmission to aid officials in management, planning
Released: 12-May-2020 11:10 AM EDT
New online portal forecasts coronavirus transmission to aid officials in management, planning
University of Notre Dame

Developed by Notre Dame researchers, the portal models predict COVID-19 disease transmission by using county data of daily reported infections and current human movement restrictions, such as shelter-in-place and social distancing orders.

Newswise: Notre Dame professor expands AP statistics platform for students nationwide
Released: 11-May-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Notre Dame professor expands AP statistics platform for students nationwide
University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame psychology professor Ying (Alison) Cheng's AP-CAT platform, developed with funding from the National Science Foundation, helps students preparing for the AP statistics test.

Newswise: Notre Dame researchers to study wastewater, focus on short-term forecasts in response to pandemic
Released: 7-May-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Notre Dame researchers to study wastewater, focus on short-term forecasts in response to pandemic
University of Notre Dame

Alex Perkins and Kyle Bibby are looking at short-term forecasts of potential infection and are monitoring spread of the coronavirus in wastewater.

Newswise: Firms Perceived to Fake Social Responsibility Become Targets for Hackers, Study Shows
Released: 5-May-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Firms Perceived to Fake Social Responsibility Become Targets for Hackers, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

What corporate leaders may not realize is that strides they are making toward social responsibility may be placing a proverbial target on their backs — if their efforts appear to be disingenuous, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

Newswise: Firms behaving badly: Investors punish for social irresponsibility depending on proportion of company execs with law degrees
Released: 30-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Firms behaving badly: Investors punish for social irresponsibility depending on proportion of company execs with law degrees
University of Notre Dame

The extent to which investors punish firms for corporate social irresponsibility is associated with the proportion of top management executives in a firm who have a law degree, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
New research suggests US may be at critical juncture of pandemic response
University of Notre Dame

A new study by epidemiologists at the University of Notre Dame suggests social distancing measures at current levels in many states may need to be maintained until the summer to avoid a potentially deadly resurgence of the coronavirus.

Newswise: Most firms neglected to include pandemic in annual risk assessments despite warning signs, study shows
Released: 24-Apr-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Most firms neglected to include pandemic in annual risk assessments despite warning signs, study shows
University of Notre Dame

The risk of a pandemic was known prior to the current health crisis, yet managers, in disclosing their companies’ risk factors to shareholders in 2018, showed little foresight in terms of the impact and likelihood of a pandemic, according to new research from Notre Dame.

Newswise: Amid Pandemic, Climate Scientists Imagine Earth Day 2070
Released: 22-Apr-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Amid Pandemic, Climate Scientists Imagine Earth Day 2070
University of Notre Dame

Their responses underscore the reality of a world in concurrent crises, an undeniable need for action now and hope for the future.


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