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Dipabali Chowdhury '14 was honored this spring with the Jennifer Loren Herskowitz '88 Cornell Tradition Point of Light Award. Read more:

Peter Lazes of ILR's Healthcare Transformation Project will deliver the keynote address at the American Association of Medical Colleges-2014 Group on Business Affairs and Group on Institutional Planning Joint Spring Meeting on April 30.

Maria Figueroa and Lois Gray authored a new Berger-Marks Foundation report, "Women's Committees in Worker Organizations: Still Making a Difference." Read more at

Steve Miranda, managing director of ILR's Center for Advanced HR Studies, is on the board of the Ethics Resource Center, publisher of the 2013 National Business Ethics Survey.

ILR Associate Dean Richard Hurd has been named associate director of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations.

Randall Miles, technical processes archivist at the Kheel Center, is managing editor of the new "Practical Technology for Archives."

Worker Institute Associate Art Wheaton will discuss the future of the automobile industry at an event which begins with a "Revenge of the Electric Car" documentary screening in the Plant Science Building auditorium at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4. 

Brian Rubineau, assistant professor, department of organizational behavior, will present at Gender Summit 2013 on Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C.. This year's summit brings together top-level researchers, policy makers, and science and innovation leaders from North America to share research and discuss how to achieve greater diversity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics workforce. Rubineau's presentation topic is "Gatekeepers in Recruiting and Organizational Solutions."

Lois Gray, ILR's Jean McKelvey/Alice Grant Professor of Labor Management Relations Emeritus, discussed the history of the Northeast United Association for Labor Education Summer School for Union Women. Read the story:

The 26th Annual ILR Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Carrier Ballroom of the Statler Hotel on campus.

Art Wheaton and Nellie Brown of the ILR School's Worker Institute at Cornell spoke Saturday at Daemen College's "Food for Thought: Safe and Green for the Future," a day-long event which brought together environmentally-focused organizations and Western New York experts to network and share best practices.

Rose Batt, the Alice Cook Professor of Women and Work, and Louis Hyman, assistant professor, are workshop speakers in the fall series being sponsored by the departments of Labor Relations, Law, and History and International and Comparative Labor.

Arthur Wheaton, director of Western New York Labor and Environmental Programs for the Worker Institute, presented case studies from the United States' auto industry at an academic conference this summer in Bochum, Germany.

"Import of the Archive: U.S. Colonial Rule of the Philippines and the Making of American Archival History, a book by Kheel Center Director Cheryl Beredo, was published this summer by Litwin Books, LLC.