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Remembering Louise

Remembering Louise

March 23, 2018

More than 2,000 guests including 40 members of Congress gathered Friday to celebrate the life of Louise Slaughter, the longtime US representative for the Rochester area and much of western New York. The memorial service was held at the University’s Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre and featured remarks by Slaughter’s children and grandchildren, friends and government officials. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Remembering Louise Slaughter, 1929–2018

Remembering Louise Slaughter, 1929–2018

March 16, 2018

“She was a giant among her peers in the House, a trailblazer and a tireless advocate for science, healthcare, research, education, arts and the humanities, economic development, and equal rights,” said President Rich Feldman.  

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Schumer announces plan to protect and expand LLE

Schumer announces plan to protect and expand LLE

March 5, 2018

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer announced a three-part plan to protect and expand the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) during his visit to the LLE on Monday, March 5. The Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget, announced last month, proposed significant cuts to the lab and a “three-year ramp-down” in federal support. During his visit, Schumer praised the LLE for creating jobs and advancing scientific research in physics, optics, and photonics. “The Laser Lab is vital not only to Rochester but to the United States and our national security,” Schumer said. “Turning out the lights on the Laser Lab is a horrible idea, and I promise you, it will not happen under my watch.” (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Slaughter to host U of R Pres. Joel Seligman at State of the Union

Slaughter to host U of R Pres. Joel Seligman at State of the Union

January 8, 2016

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter says that University of Rochester President Joel Seligman will be her guest in Washington, D.C. next Tuesday for President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

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Gillibrand, students discuss sexual assault bill

Gillibrand, students discuss sexual assault bill

March 3, 2015

Students and community advocates sat down Monday at the University of Rochester with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to discuss the latest version of her bipartisan bill regarding campus sexual assault.

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Rochester competes for national photonics institute

Rochester competes for national photonics institute

February 1, 2015

A consortium that includes the University as a key participant has been named one of three finalists to make New York the home for a new Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation.

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Statement from President Seligman on 2015 LLE funding

December 10, 2014

President Seligman issued a statement in response to the fiscal year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill released by the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee on Dec. 9. The House of Representatives is planning to vote as early as Thursday on the measure, which would then go to the Senate. Current government funding runs out on Dec. 11.

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