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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.

November 1, 2012


Marquette Law School Poll shows Obama leading in Wisconsin
A new Marquette Law School Poll finds President Barack Obama leading former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 51 percent to 43 percent among likely voters in Wisconsin. In the U.S. Senate election, Rep. Tammy Baldwin holds 47 percent to former Gov. Tommy Thompson's 43 percent.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on,,,,,,,, Guardian.CO.UK and dozens of other websites nationwide, Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2012

Related interviews appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 31, 2012

Stories aired on CNN, WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WBAY-TV (ABC 2), WQOW-TV (ABC 18) and other stations state- and nationwide, Oct. 31, 2012

Thompson, Baldwin participate in final debate
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson and Democratic candidate Tammy Baldwin participated in their third and final debate Friday, Oct. 26 at Marquette University Law School. Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, moderated the debate.

Story appeared, Oct. 27, 2012
Similar stories appeared on, and, Oct. 26, 2012; and, Oct. 27, 2012
Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 30, 2012

Bob Bishop, OPUS Dean of Engineering, promotes the value of art and creativity in engineering and other fields including science, technology and math. Bishop said bringing all of these fields together will better help us solve the problems of the 21st century.

Interview aired statewide on 20 Wisconsin Public Radio Stations on "At Issue with Ben Merens," Oct. 26, 2012
Interview was posted on, Oct. 31, 2012

Region's manufacturing weakens
According to a new index released by the Marquette Center for Supply Chain Management, industrial health is down to 43.3 percent in October, down from 47.1 percent in September.
Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management, said there is still enough uncertainty in the economy that companies are being conservative about spending.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 1, 2012

Young Americans for Freedom to host Liz Cheney vs. Howard Dean debate
Marquette's chapter of Young Americans for Freedom will host a debate between former vice president Dick Cheney's daughter, Liz Cheney, and former DNC chairman Howard Dean. The debate will focus on the role of government in a free society.

Story appeared on, Oct. 25, 2012
Similar stories appeared on and, Oct. 30, 2012

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, commented on the Midwest's economic concerns about Hurricane Sandy, saying, "Nationwide, we are not going to see that much of an impact. The impact would mostly be concentrated in the East Coast. Food prices will be affected because supply transportation has been disrupted."

Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Oct. 30-31, 2012

Rick Esenberg, adjunct professor of law, commented on Sandy's impact on the election, saying Congress could choose to delay the election but does not see that happening.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 31, 2012

Joseph Schimmels, professor of mechanical engineering, Stephen Guastello, professor of psychology and Philip Voglewede, assistant professor of mechanical engineering received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to evaluate how patient perception affects the success of prosthetic and orthotic lower limb devices.

Story appeared in, Oct. 25, 2012

M. Behnam Ghasemzadeh, associate professor of biomedical sciences, received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study possible new pharmaceutical treatments for schizophrenia.

Story appeared on, Oct. 31, 2012

Tricia Geraghty, vice president for marketing and communication, has been named corporate vice president for marketing and public relations at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. During her time at Marquette, Geraghty helped elevate Marquette's national reputation through an innovative branding strategy, and increased its academic clout and recognition as a community leader.

Stories appeared on,, and, Oct. 26, 2012

Two Marquette students shared concerns about their families living on the East Coast after Hurricane Sandy struck.

Elise Angelopulos, a Marquette junior, spoke about her family in New York City.

Story appeared on, Oct. 29, 2012
Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Oct. 29 and 30, 2012

Dennis Harrington, a Marquette senior, discussed the steps his family took to stay safe along the New Jersey shore.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Oct. 31, 2012

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