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ILR in the News: July-December 2006

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Listed below are highlights of ILR Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students in the news.   

Please note that most of the stories are copyrighted by the publisher. 

Members of the ILR community with Lexis/Nexis passwords can go to the Guided News Search Site on Lexis.  Enter the headline title and date.

If you do not have a Lexis/Nexis password but are a member of the CU Community, you can search for the article via LexisNexis Academic Universe available on the CUL Gateway.   For those outside of Cornell, we have provided a link to the publishers web site.

The articles are selected by Stuart Basefsky an Information Specialist and Instructor at Catherwood Library and Director of the IWS News Bureau of the Institute for Workplace Studies(IWS) in the New York City Office of the ILR School.

December, 2006

Fred Telling (Alumnus MILR) - December 29, 2006
Health Business Week
"Pfizer Vice President Fred Telling to Join Board of Directors of Cell Therapeutics"
- Link to Health Business Week

Katie McDonough (Prospective ILR Student) - December 28, 2006
Portland Press Herald (Maine)
"High School Junior to Serve as Senatorial Page in D.C."
- Link to Portland Press Herald

Arthur C. Wheaton - December 28, 2006
WBEN AM Radio (Buffalo, N.Y.)
"He was on live at 8:20AM to discuss the labor news events for 2006."
- Link to WBEN AM Radio

Fred Telling (Alumnus MILR) - December 25, 2006
Pharma Business Week
"Pfizer Vice President Fred Telling to Join Board of Directors of Cell Therapeutics"
- Link to Pharma Business Week

John Christopher Hardy (ILR Alumnus)- December 24, 2006
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York)
Marriage
- Link to The Post-Standard

Lisa Mattes (Former ILR Employee) - December 24, 2006
The Times Union (Albany, New York)
"On the Move"
- Link to The Times Union

Jean Jacques Couturier (ILR Graduate Studies) - December 24, 2006
The Washington Post
Obituary
- Link to The Washington Post

Francine D. Blau - December 24, 2006
The New York Times
"Quotation of the Day"
- Link to The New York Times

Francine D. Blau & Lawrence M. Kahn - December 24, 2006
The New York Times
"Scant Progress On Closing Gap In Women's Pay"
- Link to The New York Times

Kate Bronfenbrenner - December 23, 2006
Hartford Courant (Connecticut)
"From A Hero Back To a Foe: Yale-New Haven Hospital's President Is Again On the Outs With the Union"
- Link to Hartford Courant

Lou Jean Fleron - December 22, 2006
The Buffalo News
"City Warns Marina to Obey Pay Law"
- Link to The Buffalo News

Richard W. Hurd - December 21, 2006
The Houston Chronicle (Texas)
"Houston Chronicle Working Column: Janitors Union Shops For a Mall Worker Contract"
- Link to Houston Chronicle

Richard W. Hurd - December 21, 2006
The Houston Chronicle (Texas)
"Janitors Union Shops For a Mall Worker Contract"
- Link to Houston Chronicle

ILR School, EDI, Carol Blessing, Thomas P. Golden, S. Antonio (Tony) Ruiz-Quintanilla - December 20, 2006
US States News
"EDI Hosts Learning Community on Inmate to Citizen Research Project"
-No Link to US State News

Lolita B. Burnette (ILR Extension Certificate) - December 19, 2006
US State News
"Portland Development Commission Hires New Director of Community Relations & Business Equity"
- No Link to US State News

ILR Gift Giving - December 18, 2006
US State News
"Year-End Gift Giving to Cornell University College of Industrial and Labor Relations"
- No Link to US State News

Susanne M. Bruyere - December 17, 2006
The New York Times
"On the Job, Learning Disabilities Can Often Hide in Plain Sight"
- Link to The New York Times

Lee H. Adler - December 15, 2006
City Limits Online
"Transit Worker Blues Endanger Chief Toussaint Ballots Counted Today Will Determine The Future Of The Man Who Led The Twu Into A Landmark Strike One Year Ago."
- Link to City Limits Online

Kate Bronfenbrenner - December 15, 2006
PBS (NOW)
"Interview: Kate Bronfenbrenner on American Labor Unions"
- Link to PBS (NOW) 

Neil Abramson (ILR Alumnus) - December 15, 2006
Newsday
"MTA Spent $1.7M On Outside Legal Counsel The MTA Relied Heavily On a Manhattan Law Firm In Its Battle Over Transit Contracts"
- Link to Newsday

Harry C. Katz - December 14, 2006
US States News
"Dean Katz Awarded Greek Faculty Appreciation Award"
- No Link to US State News

Samuel B. Bacharach - December 13, 2006
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"Managing Books: Top Ten of 2006"
- Link to Globe and Mail

Peter Cappelli (ILR Alumnus) - December 12, 2006
Finance Visor
"Peter Cappelli to Give Talent Keynote Address at Human Capital Institute's 2007 Summit"
- Link to Finance Visor

Ronald G. Ehrenberg - December 12, 2006
The New York Times
"In New Twist on Tuition Game, Popularity Rises With the Price"
- Link to The New York Times

Gene Carroll - December 10, 2006
New York Daily News
"A More Perfect Union?"
- Link to New York Daily News

Erica J. Weiser (Alumna) - December 8, 2006
Business Wire
"DeSanto Realty Group Announces Erica J. Weiser as New Director of Sales and Marketing; Ms. Weiser Brings Decades of Financial and TIC Sales Experience That Enables the Firm's Future Growth"
- Link to Business Wire

Lou Jean Fleron  - December 7, 2006
The Buffalo News (New York)
"Living Wage Law Has Only Modest Success, Panel Says"
- Link to The Buffalo News 

Ken Margolies - December 6, 2006
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York)
"SEIU Silent On Hospital Downsizing Plan; State's Biggest Health-Care Union Has Not Joined Chorus Of Opposition."
- Link to The Post-Standard

Richard W. Hurd - December 4, 2006
The New York Times
"With a Shirt and Discounts, Wal-Mart Says Thank You to Workers"
- Link to The New York Times

Ronald G. Ehrenberg - December 3
Chicago Tribune (Illinois)
"Can SIU Stay in the Game?; Walter Wendler Tried to Raise Southern Illinois University's Rankings by Boosting Tuition and Launching an Ambitious Spending Plan. Now He's Out, But Experts Say he Was Just Following Higher Education's Only Playbook For Survival."
- Link to Chicago Tribune

Francine D. Blau - December 3, 2006
Los Angeles Times
"Gender Pay Gap Thins For Unexpected Reasons; The Disparity's Decrease Isn't Because Women Are Making Great Strides But Because Men's Wages Are Eroding, Data Show."
- Link to Los Angeles Times

Joel Rudin (Alumnus Ph.D.) - December 1, 2006
US States News
"No Need to be a Scrooge For Businesses to Keep Holidays Legal"
-No Link to US State News

Richard Herd [Richard W. Hurd] - - December 1, 2006
AFX International Focus
"Unions See Opportunity at N.C. Plant"
- Link to AFX International Focus 

ILR's Employment & Disability Institute Web Site - December 1, 2006
HR on Campus
"Check Out This Web Site For Tips on How to Build Inclusive Workplaces"
- No Link to HR on Campus

November, 2006

Harry C. Katz - November 30, 2006
National Public Radio, Day to Day
"Ford Buyout Drains Auto Workers Union"
- Link to National Public Radio

Judge Steve Adler (ILR Alumnus) - November 30, 2006
The Jerusalem Post
"Court Halts Public Sector Strike"
- Link to The Jerusalem Post

ILR Faculty & eCornell - November 29, 2006
Canada NewsWire
"eCornell Partners with Canadian HR Press to Serve Professional Development Market"
- Link to Canada Newswire

Samuel B. Bacharach - November 29, 2006
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"Keep Them on Your Side"
- Link to Globe and Mail

Frederick W. Telling (Alumnus MILR) - November 29, 2006
PR Newswire US
"Pfizer Inc Vice President of Corporate Policy and Strategic Management, Fred Telling, to Join Board of Directors of Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI)"
- Link to PR Newswire

Arthur C. Wheaton - December 28, 2006
WBEN AM Radio (Buffalo, N.Y.)
"He was on live at 8:20AM to discuss the labor news events for 2006."
- Link to WBEN AM Radio

Lou Jean Fleron & Study - November 27, 2006
Business First of Buffalo
"Downtown Employers Seek Child Care Choices"
- Link to Business First of Buffalo

Susanne M. Bruyere - November 27, 2006
Federal Human Resources Week
"Best Practices"
- Link to Federal Human Resources Week

Dorothy St. Clare (ILR Alumna) - November 25, 2006
The Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina)
"Real Estate People"
- Link to Asheville Citizen-Times

Rocco Scanza - November 23, 2006
The New York Times
"So, You Messed Up. Deal With It. Now."
- Link to The New York Times

Richard W. Hurd - November 23, 2006
The Houston Chronicle (Texas)
"Contract Just Might Attract Members"
- Link to Houston Chronicle

R. Genevieve Quist (ILR Alumna) & Jefferson Cowie - November 21, 2006
The Burlington Free Press (Vermont)
"All Rhodes lead to Vermont"
- Link to Burlington Free Press

Lance Compa - November 21, 2006
The Dallas Morning News "Processing Plants' Dangers Don't Scare off Migrants: One in 10 Workers Injured Each Year at Meatpacking Factories"
- Link to Dallas Morning News

Genevieve Quist (ILR Alumna) & Jefferson Cowie - November 21, 2006
The Ithaca Journal (New York)
"2005 Cornell Grad Named Rhodes Scholar"
- Link to The Ithaca Journal

Roxanne Genevieve Quist (ILR Alumna) - November 21, 2006
Los Angeles Times
"5 Students With Ties to State are Named Rhodes Scholars"
- Link to Los Angeles Times

Genevieve Quist (ILR Alumna) & Jefferson Cowie - November 19, 2006
US States News "Cornell Graduate Genevieve Quist Awarded 2007 Rhodes Scholarship"
- No Link to US State News

Cornell Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI) - November 17, 2006
The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Tying the Knot Helps Students, Especially Men,Succeed in Graduate School"
- Link to The Chronicle of Higher Education

Thomas Leone, Jr. (ILR Certificate Alumnus) - November 16, 2006
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York)
The Lawyer Who Loved Bologna Sandwiches
- Link to The Post-Standard

Gene Carroll - November 15, 2006
Daily News (New York)
"Twu Hopefuls Rail. Candidates For Prez Spar During Debate"
- Link to Daily News

ILR School as host - November 15, 2006
The Buffalo News (New York)
"On the Record / November 15, 2006"
- Link to The Buffalo News 

Kate Bronfenbrenner - November 15, 2006
The Washington Post
"Big 3 Auto Heads Get Little From President;Bush Vows to Pressure Asian Countries"
- Link to The Washingto Post

Gene Carroll - November 14, 2006
Newsday (New York)
"WU Rivals Face off in Debate; Contest for Transit Union's Leadership Pits 4 of 5 Candidates in an Unusual Forum Billed as Closed-Door Session"
- Link to Newsday

Arthur C. Wheaton - November 11, 2006
The Buffalo News (New York)
"Area GM Plant May Get Diesel Engine Line: Automaker Seeks Tax Breaks if Tonawanda Facility is to be Awarded the $21 Million Investment"
- Link to The Buffalo News

Cletus E. Daniel - November 10, 2006
Business Week Online
"The Return of Workers' Rights?; With Democrats Now Running the Congressional Show, Labor Groups Who Turned Out the Vote Are Primed For Payback. How Much Will They Get?"
- Link to Business Week Online

Mike Carroll (Incoming ILR Student) - November 9, 2006
Times Union (Albany)
"Carroll Commits to Attending Cornell: Bethlehem Pitcher Picks Ivy League school From 4"
- Link to Times Union

Renee Tucci & ILR Grad Programs- November 7, 2006
Studying in America, Volume 1, Issue 1 --
- Link to Studying in America

Renee Tucci & ILR Grad Programs- November 7, 2006
Studying in America, Volume 1, Issue 2
- Link to Studying in America

Institute for Community College Development (ICCD)- November 6, 2006
Community College Week Vol. 19, No. 6
"Calendar; Calendar"
- Link to Community College Week

ILR Sponsored Conference - November 6, 2006
PR Newswire US
"First National HR in Hospitality Conference Scheduled for Next March in Las Vegas; -Produced in Association with Human Resource Executive Magazine and Endorsed by AH & LA; Program Developed and Sponsored by Cornell University's Schools of Hotel Administration and ILR-
- Link to PR Newswire

David Brewer & EDI - November 2, 2006
The Wall Street Jornal
"Home & Family: Work & Family Mailbox"
- Link to The Wall Street Journal

Diane Clarke Streett (ILR Alumna) - November 2, 2006
The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware)
"Register of Wills Touts Her Accomplishments"
- Link to The News Journal

Thomas G. Leone (ILR Alumnus) - November 2, 2006
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York)
"Voters Will Judge; Thomas Leone Says He Has Legal Expertise To Be County Court Judge"
- Link to The Post-Standard

David Billmyer (former ILR Researcher) - November 2, 2006 The Times Union (Albany, New York)
"Honoring Life of Service {SUBHEADLINE} Turning 88, Eleanor Billmyer Gets Thanks for Years of Community Work"
- Link to The Times Union

William Matson (ILR Alumnus) - November 1, 2006
Business Wire 
"Analog Devices Welcomes New Vice President, Human Resources"
- Link to Business Wire

Richard W. Hurd - November 1, 2006
Chicago Tribune (Illinois)
"Janitors' Protest Hits Home: Houston Strikers Get Chicago-Area Support"
- Link to Chicago Tribune

Richard W. Hurd - November 1, 2006
Copley News Service
"Ohio Gets Top Billing as Organized Labor Seeks to Muster Support in Midterm Elections" 
- Link to Copley News Service

Richard W. Hurd - November 1, 2006
The Houston Chronicle
"Janitors' Protests Hit the Road;Union Taking Its Message to Other Cities"
- Link to Houston Chronicle

Patrick M. Wright - November 2006
HRfocus - Vol. 2006, No. 11
"HRfocus News Briefs (November 2006)"
- Link to HRfocus

Harriet E. Cooperman (ILR Alumna) - November, 2006
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
SECTION: Pg. 24 Vol. 14 No. 11
"Helping Companies to Address Workplace Issues Proactively and Effectively"
- Link to Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

October, 2006
Richard W. Hurd - October 31, 2006
Copley News Service
"Labor Unions Push Aside Grudges to Win Key Battles Later"
- Link to