1. Peace in South Sudan hinges on forging a unified military force: but it’s proving hard

    Madhav Joshi, Research Professor & Associate Director, Peace Accords Matrix (PAM), University of Notre Dame.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  2. High-energy commercials capture viewers' attention, study shows

    A new study from the University of Notre Dame shows high-energy commercials can help brands capture—and hold—viewers’ attention.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  3. Modern content: High-energy ads keep eyes from wandering

    “The positive association between energy levels in ad content and ad-tuning is statistically significant after controlling for placement and other aspects of commercials,” says study author Joonhyuk Yang, assistant professor of marketing at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, in a university release.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  4. Charities can benefit by giving contributors more control over their donations, study shows

    New research from the University of Notre Dame delves into the underlying psychology of this phenomenon, identifying a previously unexplored difference between time and money, which helps to explain the preference.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  5. Four ways the Fed’s interest rate hike could affect you

    “Even though much of this is anticipated, when short-term rates rise, there’s going to be a bump in mortgage rates and a bump in the cost of capital — and that will happen immediately,” said Jeffrey Bergstrand, an economics and finance professor at the University of Notre Dame and former economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. 


  6. Notre Dame Receives $3.4M to Support Education in Haiti

    The Global Center for the Development of the Whole Child at the University of Notre Dame has received three grant awards totaling $3.4 million. 


  7. ‘What do we do with all that talent?’ Older workers and the new economy

    Associate professor Thomas Stapleford in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame sees that judgment and wisdom at play in the classroom. 


  8. While straight men face educational crisis, gay men excel academically, study finds

    Joel Mittleman, a University of Notre Dame sociologist and the paper’s sole author, found that on an array of academic measures, gay males outperform all other groups on average, across all major racial groups. 


  9. Notre Dame, Carrier Partner on Next Generation HVAC

    The University of Notre Dame and representatives from Carrier Global Corp. (NYSE: CARR) today celebrated the opening of a new laboratory at Ignition Park, an innovation and technology park in South Bend. 


  10. Chemical history of the Milky Way revealed by new catalog of tens of millions of stars

    University of Notre Dame researchers, along with collaborators in China and Australia, published a new sample catalog of more than 24 million stars that can be used to decipher the chemical history of elements in the Milky Way Galaxy.

  11. The science of healthy baby sleep

    Prematurely pushing a baby towards longer, deeper sleep, therefore, can increase SIDS risk, says James McKenna, the founder and director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame and endowed chair in anthropology at Santa Clara University, California.

  12. Notre Dame professor discusses the importance of diverse literature and describes effective ways to engage students in the classroom

    I sat down with Notre Dame professor and expert in children’s literacy, Dr. Ernest Morrell for his opinion on the matter. 


  13. Study Finds Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' in Most Stain- and Water-Resistant Textiles

    “I'm afraid there are almost no consumer products that are entirely free of PFAS at this point,” Graham Peaslee, PhD, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, who is not affiliated with the report, told Verywell.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  14. The Washington Commanders’ ’emotional rebranding’ could boost merchandise and ticket sales, experts say

    James O’Rourke, professor of management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, thinks the Washington Commanders could enjoy similar success.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  15. Advertising plays key role in satellite TV success, study shows

    A new study from the University of Notre Dame documents the role of advertising to help explain satellite operators’ continued success.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  16. Gay Men Earn Degrees at Highest Rate, Study Finds

    “Across data sets and across the different educational outcomes that I looked at, gay men outpaced straight men by substantial margins,” said Joel Mittleman, the study’s author and an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame. 

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  17. Gay Men Have the Highest Rates of Degree Attainment in U.S., Study Finds

    While it's been widely documented that women have been outnumbering men in attaining bachelor's degrees at currently a 60:40 ratio, a new study by a Notre Dame researcher considers how those numbers change according to sexual identity.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  18. Study: Gay men earn undergraduate and graduate degrees at the highest rate in the US

    A new study from a University of Notre Dame researcher reveals how, without including sexuality, broad statements about gender and education are incomplete and misleading.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  19. Disclosures on auditor firings are useless in forecasting restatement trouble, study shows

    Mandatory Securities and Exchange Commission disclosures about the reasons behind auditor firings are useless for assessing whether restatement trouble lies ahead for the company, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.

  20. Aging breast tissue can trigger invasive cancer-related genes, finds study

    A woman's risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer increases with age, but while scientists have long studied cellular changes that take place in the body over time, a new study led by researchers at the University of Notre Dame examines how the extracellular matrix (ECM) -; an underlying network of molecules and proteins that provide the structure for tissue growth -; can trigger invasive cancer-related genes.

    Originally published at news.nd.edu.