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Highlights from ILR - January 2011

Associate Professor Jefferson Cowie will be interviewed about his book "Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class" on WSKG Radio's Off the Page program at 1 p.m. Jan. 4.  The program will be rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Jan. 4.

ILR Worker BeesFaculty members Pamela Tolbert and Elizabeth Karns, along with Christian Miller of Catherwood Library, helped raise money for teacher grants by representing ILR in the Ithaca Public Education Initiative 12th Annual Adult Spelling Bee on Sunday at Ithaca High School. The Worker Bee team was stymied five rounds into the competition by "bhalu" -- an Indian sloth bear.

Art Wheaton, director of ILR's Western New York Labor and Environmental Programs, is on the standing committee of the Western New York Environmental Alliance. Watch video.

On "The Insana Quotient" show, Linda Barrington of the Institute for Compensation Studies gives context to latest U.S. employment numbers. Listen here.

Leslie Thornton, MILR alumna and Nordstrom, Inc., vice president of Compensation and Leadership Benefits, spoke to graduate and undergraduate classes of ILR's "Managing Compensation" Wednesday. She discussed Nordstrom's alignment of human resources practices -- including its compensation policy -- with company culture and strategy.