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Marquette University In The News is a weekly compilation of top media reports about Marquette University and members of the university community.

June 14, 2012


Marquette study shows TSA scanners pose negligible risk to passengers
Radiation from airport body scanners penetrates organs beneath the skin but at low doses that meet national standards, according to a study by Marquette University's Department of Biomedical Engineering. The study's author, professor Taly Gilat-Schmidt, said the research does not answer the biggest question on travelers' minds: Are scanners safe? She said more independent research is needed.

Story appeared on,,, and dozens of other outlets nationwide, June 10-12, 2012
Similar story appeared in the Los Angeles Times, June 10, 2012

Student engineering project helps young girl feed herself
A remarkable young girl who cannot use her arms became the inspiration for a group of Marquette engineering students' senior capstone project. The students, Lauren Eno, Robert Herlache, Laura Finn, Cathryn Krier, Kristina Lee and Michael Ventimiglia, have successfully developed a device that helps 11-year-old Kailyn Pieper feed herself.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 10, 2012
Related stories appeared on and, June 11, 2012

Two MU students report being sexually assaulted in Italy

The Marquette Tribune reported two female Marquette students were allegedly sexually assaulted in Italy during the past two weeks while participating in a university-sponsored study abroad program.

Story appeared on,, June 9, 2012
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June 10-12, 2012

Startling images keep viewers guessing
Marquette's Haggerty Museum of Art houses 16 monochromatic images from American photographer Tom Arndt's photo series, "July 4th, Little Italy, NY." The photos are on display now through Aug. 5.

Story appeared on, June 12, 2012

Paul Secunda, associate professor of law, commented in various media outlets on labor unions and collective bargaining rights in the wake of Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall election.

Stories appeared on,, and, June 7-12, 2012

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, wrote about the ramifications of a Greek exit from the euro zone.

Op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 12, 2012

Robert Bishop, Opus Dean of the College of Engineering, commented on firms pouring money into developing new spacecraft for everything from transporting cargo to asteroid mining, and even commercial transportation.

Story appeared on, June 6, 2012

Paul Luepke, interim chair and clinical assistant professor of dental surgical sciences, discussed the link between oral health and diabetes. Luepke spoke of a patient who was originally referred to him for possible periodontitis. The oral health exam he performed helped catch the patient's type 2 diabetes in time.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Magazine, July 2012

Susan Wood, chair and professor of theology, has been elected vice president of the board of the Catholic Theological Society of America. Wood will assume her position in 2014.

Story appeared on, June 8, 2012

William Thorn, associate professor of journalism, wrote about regents Joe Simmons, S.J., and Jeremy Cramer, S.J., serving at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis.

Story appeared in Jesuit Journeys, Spring/Summer 2012

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