Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to join Notre Dame faculty

first_imgPaul Ryan, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will join the Notre Dame faculty as a guest lecturer in economics and political science, the University announced in a press release Monday.Ryan, who recently finished two consecutive terms as Speaker of the House, has served as a Republican representative of Wisconsin’s first congressional district for the last 20 years. He will be joining former Indiana senator Joe Donnelly and former White House chief-of-staff Denis McDonough as “professors of the practice” at the University, the release said.“The study of political science is strengthened when students hear from people with real-world policy and political experience,” David Campbell, chair of the political science department at Notre Dame, said. “Having former officials in the classroom provides important insights for students — an opportunity to put the theories we study to the test.”Ryan will be lecturing on topics such as the basics of the United States government, current polarization in American politics and the intersection between Catholicism and economics, among other topics, the release said.Ryan has had family ties with Notre Dame for over 20 years, the release said.“[He] has his own connection to Notre Dame, where his brothers Stan and Tobin earned their bachelor’s degrees in economics,” the release said. “Ryan has visited Notre Dame many times over the years and now looks forward to getting directly involved with its students and faculty.”Ryan said he is looking forward to working and collaborating with Notre Dame students.“As an Irish Catholic from the Midwest, the University of Notre Dame has always held a special place in my heart,” Ryan said in the release. “It is an honor to be part of a University where Catholic principles, robust debates, academic freedoms and diverse viewpoints are allowed to flourish. As much as I hope to impart as a lecturer, I know that I will learn a tremendous amount from Notre Dame’s remarkable students as we discuss the big challenges before our nation and collaborate on how best to address them.”Ryan will assume his position as guest lecturer during the 2019-2020 academic year.Tags: denis mcdonough, Joe Donnelly, Paul Ryan, professor-of-the-practice, speaker of the houselast_img read more

Apple will come clean with Brits over iPhone batteries and performance

first_img We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. Apple has made formal commitments to be more upfront with UK iPhone users when it comes to battery health and the performance of their handset.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had raised concerns with the tech giant following the performance throttling of older iPhones, which the company assures was designed to prevent unexpected shutdowns of handsets with ageing batteries.Following talks with the government department, Apple has pledged to provide easily accessible information about the battery health of an iPhone and how diminishing battery capacity could lead to unexpected shutdowns if performance isn’t managed. Apple will also be more pro-active in helping iPhone users optimise battery life moving forward.Related: Best iPhone 2019According to a Gov.UK post from the CMA, this could “help people improve the performance of their own handset after a planned software update by, for example, changing settings, adopting the low power mode or replacing the battery – rather than resorting to having their phone repaired or replaced. The firm has agreed to do this both for current and future iPhones.”Of course, Apple had already addressed a lot of the concerns consumers and observers raised following the CPU throttling controversy. Back in late 2017, the company rejected accusations it was attempting to force obsolescence on older iPhones in order to encourage hardware upgrades. It simply said it was protecting iPhone users against shutdowns by lowering performance levels.Since then it has offered cheap battery replacements throughout the whole of 2018 and introduced a new iOS-based battery health tool that advises iPhone users when the cell requires changing, while giving users the opportunity to choose whether performance is throttled or not.However, the CMA says by getting Apple to sign up for these undertakings, it is now legally bound by them, with court action threatened for any breaches. It remains to be seen how Apple will put those commitments into action, but it’s likely to be through its support pages. We’ll keep you posted. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editorlast_img read more