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Trump must contend with a mobilized religious left, new research finds

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.
17-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Engineers developing high-speed light detectors for closer look at the sun

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...
14-Sep-2020 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Face masks, reduced capacity critical when reopening K-12 schools in Indiana, according to new study

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...
14-Sep-2020 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Real-time estimates show poverty rose after government benefits expired

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.
14-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Gaps in early surveillance of coronavirus led to record-breaking US trajectory

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. 
21-Aug-2020 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Americans actively engaging in collectivism as financial buoy, experts say

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...
13-Aug-2020 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Economists conclude opioid crisis responsible for millions of children living apart from parents

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...
11-Aug-2020 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Artificial intelligence could improve accuracy, efficiency of CT screening for COVID-19 diagnosis

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.
10-Aug-2020 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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