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Tea Party support linked to educational segregation, new study shows

Author: Shannon Chapla

In January 2009, Barack Obama assumed the U.S. presidency in the midst of the most severe recession since the Great Depression. While many Americans hoped the new administration would take an active role in providing relief for those harmed by the economic collapse, a “Tea Party” movement emerged to oppose Obama’s agenda. Notre Dame political sociologist Rory McVeigh says, “The political polarization that we witness today is linked to the way in which Americans live in segregated worlds.”

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Biologist David Lodge named Jefferson Science Fellow

Author: William G. Gilroy

David Lodge, Ludmilla F. and Stephen J. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences and a world-renowned expert on invasive species, has been named a 2014-15 Jefferson Science Fellow. The Jefferson Science Fellowship Program is designed to further build capacity for science, technology and engineering expertise with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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Notre Dame and UNC-Chapel Hill philosophers to examine religious and transformative experiences

Author: Carrie Gates

Whether as dramatic as the divine visions that inspired Mother Teresa’s work or as commonplace as the decision to have a child, certain events have the power to transform us. To explore aspects of these religious and transformative experiences, philosophers Michael Rea and Samuel Newlands of Notre Dame and philosopher L.A. Paul from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will co-direct “The Experience Project.”

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