United States Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) will address University of Portland students, faculty and staff during an open conversation on Thursday, September 5 from 10-11:15 a.m. in the Brian J. Doyle Auditorium/Dundon-Berchtold Hall (Room 004). Senator Leahy is a friend of UP and the Holy Cross community; and is the brother-in-law of the late UP political science professor Fr. Claude Pomerleau, C.S.C. First taking office in 1975 and currently the longest-serving member of the Senate, Senator Leahy will address his career in public service and today’s political environment. Following his remarks, Senator Leahy will take questions from the audience. The event is open to the UP community.