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News Digest Archive

Highlights from ILR - Summer 2011

Many unemployed Americans are dropping out of the workforce altogether, National Public Radio was told by Linda Barrington, managing director of ILR’s Institute for Compensation Studies.  The story can be seen and heard at

Assistant Professor Beth Livingston discusses recruitment, talent retention, performance management and motivation with journalist Tara Diversi.  See the video at

Cornell Senior Vice Provost Ron Seeber, an ILR associate dean, spoke at a June 8 event entitled "State of Upstate New York Conference: Resiliency, Partnerships and Innovation." Read more.

Chelsea Vandlen, Lindsey Fielding, Ann Kubricky and Justin Sun reflect on their work as research assistants at  the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies. Read more.

John Abowd has been elected second vice president of The Society of Labor Economists, which means that he will be the president in 2014. Cornell’s Edmund Ezra Day Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations, he is also a university information science professor and director of graduate studies in economics.  Abowd is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass., a research affiliate at the Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique in Paris, France, and a research fellow at the Institute for Labor Economics in Bonn, Germany. The Society of Labor Economists, based in Chicago, can be found at

Assistant Professor Beth Livingston and her students are researching generational issues that will inform Cornell's effort to recruit and retain diverse faculty and staff.  Read more.

Patrizia Sione, interim director of the Kheel Center, discussed the Triangle Fire on WHCU. Listen now.

The automotive impact of Japan's natural disaster could mean higher prices and limited supplies of some cars and parts, Senior Extension Associate Art Wheaton told WHCU. Listen now (mp3).

Professor John Bishop, who research areas at ILR includes education reform, discussed expected teacher layoffs on WHCU's Newswatch program. Listen now (mp3).

Relationships between teacher unions and administrations play out in contract talks, says Director of Labor Management Relations Sally Klingel. Learn more. Learn more.

Professor Ileen DeVault says no matter what state officials decide, unionists will keep pushing for collective bargaining. Listen now (mp3).