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Dirty laundry: Over-sensationalized scandal can actually be a job saver for strong performing leaders

A new study from the University of Notre Dame introduces the role of the “severity gap,” showing that when media or public perceptions of a scandal outpace its actual severity, strong-performing leaders are more likely to keep their jobs.
7-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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2015 Volkswagen Emissions Scandal Damaged Other German Automakers’ Reputations and Profits, Study Shows

Rüdiger Bachmann at the University of Notre Dame and his co-authors studied the scandal and found that the fallout from Volkswagen’s wrongdoing cost other German car makers billions of dollars in sales.
5-Aug-2019 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Notre Dame Announces Significant Growth in Research Funding

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have received $180.6 million in research funding for fiscal year 2019 — $100 million more than 10 years ago and a more than 27 percent increase from last year.
5-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study finds mutual fund managers tap into their networks for info on insider trades, portfolios benefit

New research from the University of Notre Dame found that these tracked insider trades can predict future firm returns, with the stocks bought by a fund manager after a tracked insider buy outperforming other firm purchases.
1-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Mommy bloggers’ study reveals factors that drive success in social influencer marketing

New research from the University of Notre Dame provides a framework of strategies to help managers yield larger returns on engagement.
29-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NAFTA’s demise puts Canada in the ‘penalty box,’ study shows

A new study from the University of Notre Dame shows that the elimination of the North American Free Trade Agreement would economically hurt Canada, Mexico and the U.S., but with a surprising twist — Canada would suffer the most.
25-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Zhang group identifies gene that may make triple-negative breast cancer cells vulnerable to existing drug

A new study by University of Notre Dame researcher Siyuan Zhang and collaborators, published in Nature Communications, shows that an existing, FDA-approved drug that treats other types of breast cancer may work for TNBC.
23-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Independent, private firms pollute less than public firms, study shows

Private, independent firms are less likely to pollute and incur EPA penalties than public and private equity-owned firms, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.
22-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Office of Media Relations is the designated liaison between the University and the media and, in that capacity, the entity that gathers and disseminates information that enhances understanding of the University’s mission and its accomplishments as a Catholic institution of higher learning.


  • Tracy Kijewski-Correa

    Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Geolo

    Modern Civil Infrastructure, Natural Hazard Assessment and Mitigation, disaster risk reduction, engineering for international development


Sue Lister
Director, Media Relations


Shannon Roddel
Assistant Director, Media Relations
Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame Law School


Erin Blasko
Assistant Director, Media Relations
Local government, community

Patrick Gibbons
Executive Director of Academic Communications


Chloe McCotter
Digital News Program Manager


Colleen Sharkey
Assistant Director, Media Relations
Social Sciences, International, Keough School of Global Affairs


Jessica Sieff
Assistant Director, Media Relations
Science Engineering Research


Amanda Skofstad
Assistant Director, Media Relations
Catholicism, Religion, Arts and Humanities, Architecture


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