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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.

July 26, 2012


Professor calls on TSA to allow for more research on airport body scanners
The Transportation Security Administration says airport body scanners are "safe for all passengers" because they emit low doses of radiation. But Taly Gilat Schmidt, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette, wondered how much radiation enters the body during a scan. In her new study, she found that the machines irradiate much of the body, the amount varying by the density, composition and location of an organ.

Story appeared in the Chicago Tribune, July 20, 2012
Story also appeared on,, and, July 17, 2012

Building engineers with conscience
The Marquette chapter of Engineers Without Borders has been selected as a regional finalist for the CLASSY Awards, the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country. The team is being recognized for its work in helping provide electricity and other improvements to a rural community in Guatemala for the past five years.

Story appeared on, July 23, 2012

Law School conference on Milwaukee and Chicago continues to foster discussion

A major conference in Chicago on the potential for economic cooperation between Chicago, Milwaukee and Gary, Ind., followed a conference held last week at Marquette Law School.

Stories appeared on and in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 25-26, 2012

David Clark, professor of economics, commented on the continued growth of Wisconsin home sales. Clark says it is encouraging to see such a strong growth over the past 12 months.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 24, 2012
Similar story appeared on, July 23, 2012

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, discussed the changing and more academically ambitious approach to summer programs in Milwaukee Public Schools.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 22, 2012

Marquette's Crowder signs with the Mavericks
Former Marquette star Jae Crowder has signed with the Dallas Mavericks. Crowder was the 34th overall pick in the 2012 draft.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 21, 2012

Replacing the cross atop Gesu Church
The old galvanized sheet metal cross that once sat perched on top of the historic Gesu Church steeple now sits in a workshop at Millen Roofing. Workers at Millen are soldering a 12-foot copper cross to replace the old one.

Photo gallery appeared on, July 25, 2012. Photo and caption appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 26, 2012

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