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Historic economic development award: just the beginning

Historic economic development award: just the beginning

December 14, 2015

A $500 million award from the state represents a historic opportunity for Rochester and the Finger Lakes region, but the important work is just beginning, President and CEO Joel Seligman and other political and community leaders said Monday. “We have to roll up our sleeves. We have to go to work,” Seligman told a standing-room-only […]

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Historic economic development award celebrated

Historic economic development award celebrated

December 14, 2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo; New York Senator Joseph E. Robach, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren; Wegmans CEO Danny Wegman; University President and CEO Joel Seligman and State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle celebrate the awarding of $500 million in funding from the governor’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative last week during an event at the Rochester Convention Center. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Upstate tour helps new NY speaker find his footing

Upstate tour helps new NY speaker find his footing

August 29, 2015

“The upstate-downstate divide is one of the oldest features of the state’s political system, said University of Rochester political scientist Gerald Gamm.

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Energy and Water bill includes $68 million for Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Energy and Water bill includes $68 million for Laboratory for Laser Energetics

April 23, 2015

The FY 2016 House Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee this week includes $68 million for the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, the same level as FY15, but $7.5 million above President Barack Obama’s request.

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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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Insights of UR’s congressional expert go online

Insights of UR’s congressional expert go online

January 8, 2015

University of Rochester political science professor Richard F. Fenno Jr. says that the best way to learn about members of Congress is to spend time with them in their districts. Fenno has a reputation for being the dean of scholars of Congress by his innovative way of looking at its members and committees.

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A citizen’s guide to buying political access

A citizen’s guide to buying political access

November 18, 2014

“The dollar amount it takes to become a significant donor — where at least a staff member will talk to you if you call up the office — varies a lot across the states,” said Lynda W. Powell, a political science professor at the University of Rochester, whose study on the topic was published in her book “The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures.”

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Curt Smith critiques plans for the Obama library

Curt Smith critiques plans for the Obama library

June 11, 2014

As the June 16 deadline for bids for the library approaches, universities in Chicago, Honolulu, and New York City have expressed interest in housing the Barack Obama Presidential library. Curt Smith offers strong views about the three leading contenders vying for the project.

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Women, minority judicial nominees receive lower ratings

Women, minority judicial nominees receive lower ratings

February 28, 2014

A new study suggests that the American Bar Association ‘s sometimes-controversial ratings systematically award lower ratings to minorities and women than to white or male candidates.

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Restored Research Funding Requested

Restored Research Funding Requested

July 31, 2013

President Joel Seligman joined 165 other university presidents and chancellors in calling on leaders in Washington to close what they call the “innovation deficit.”

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