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Rooney Center faculty member Dianne Pinderhughes elected to the prestigious Academy of Arts & Sciences

Author: Josh Weinhold

Two faculty from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters — Declan Kiberd and Dianne Pinderhughes — have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers. They are among more than 200 members of the 239th AAAS class, which includes former first lady Michelle Obama, author Jonathan Franzen, gender theorist Judith Butler, former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, NPR host Michel Martin, and neuro-oncologist Robert B. Darnell.

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NSF-funded team working to make data from states more accessible and easier to analyze

Author: Tom Coyne

Notre Dame political scientist Jeff Harden is part of a multidisciplinary research team awarded a $1 million National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator grant to create a hub that will make it easier to access and analyze data from states on public policy and economic and social outcomes.

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Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks about evidence-based anti-poverty policy

Author: Leigh Lynes

LEO was honored to cohost, with The Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, an event for University of Notre Dame students featuring Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The event, “Evidence and Policymaking in the Age of Big Data,” was held on September 13 on the Notre Dame campus. Ryan, who serves on LEO’s advisory board and is a Professor of the Practice at Notre Dame this academic year, spoke about how research and evidence-based policy can have a meaningful impact on poverty.

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The Building Bridges Mentoring Program receives the Presidential Team Irish Award

Author: Anna McKeever

The Presidential Team Irish Award program recognizes staff teams that exemplify the University’s Core Values of integrity, accountability, teamwork, leadership in mission and leadership in excellence. A select number of staff teams receive the award each year as a recognition of significant accomplishments, collaborations or initiatives where they demonstrated Core Values. At each home football game, before 80,000 football fans, one of the Team Irish Award winning teams take the field, during a television timeout, to receive the award. Click for information on the Presidential Team Irish Award.…

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Assistant Professor David Cortez recently wrote an opinion piece for USA Today: "I asked Latinos why they joined immigration law enforcement. Now I'm urging them to leave."

Author: David Cortez

Latinos make up half of American Border Patrol agents. But it's not self-hatred driving them to work for agencies deporting their communities.

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Rooney Center faculty member Dianne Pinderhughes elected to the prestigious Academy of Arts & Sciences

Author: Josh Weinhold

Two faculty from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters — Declan Kiberd and Dianne Pinderhughes — have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers. They are among more than 200 members of the 239th AAAS class, which includes former first lady Michelle Obama, author Jonathan Franzen, gender theorist Judith Butler, former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, NPR host Michel Martin, and neuro-oncologist Robert B. Darnell.

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Congratulations to Pulitzer Prize winner, Notre Dame alumnus, and Washington Program faculty, Carlos Lozada

Author: Dennis Brown

Notre Dame faculty member and alumnus Carlos Lozada, the nonfiction book critic for the Washington Post, is the recipient of a 2019 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, journalism’s highest honor. In announcing the award April 15, the Pulitzer jurors cited Lozada “for trenchant and searching reviews and essays that joined warm emotion and careful analysis in examining a broad range of books addressing government and the American experience.”

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Christina Wolbrecht coauthors an opinion piece honoring Senator Birch Bayh's legacy

Author: Carly Watkins

Rooney Center Director, Christina Wolbrecht, along with Elizabeth Bennion (Indiana University South Bend) coauthored the opinion piece in The South Bend Tribune. Read the article at the following link: "Viewpoint: Honoring Birch Bayh's vision of equal rights and dignity"…

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Professors David Campbell and Christina Wolbrecht published in The Monkey Cage

Author: Carly Watkins

Director of the Rooney Center, Christina Wolbrecht, and chair of the political science department, David Campbell, were recently published in The Monkey Cage. You can read their article at the following link: How Donald Trump helped turn teenage girls into political activists…

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Political scientist Vincent Phillip Muñoz awarded NEH fellowship, continuing record funding for humanities research

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Rooney Center faculty member Vincent Phillip Muñoz, the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Political Science has been offered a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is one of three Notre Dame scholars who received NEH fellowships in the 2018 award cycle.

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Rooney Center faculty member Luis Fraga honored with MALDEF lifetime achievement award

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Luis Ricardo Fraga, director of the Institute for Latino Studies, has received a lifetime achievement award for excellence in community service from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). Founded in 1968, the Los Angeles-based MALDEF is the leading Latino legal civil rights organization in the United States. Fraga received the honor from the organization in recognition of his continued work serving students as well as the community and his efforts to bring these two groups together.

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