Cornell University

News Digest Archive - Summer 2013

Assistant Professor Louis Hyman lectures Sept. 25 on "Entrepreneurs of the New Deal" at The Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. The event is free and open to the public. More information is available at

Senior Assistant Librarian Christian Miller moderated a Special Libraries Association annual conference session in San Diego this summer. The session was "Organizing Disney: The Challenges of Unionizing the Happiest Place on Earth."

Esta R. Bigler '70, director of ILR's Labor and Employment Law Program, was elected president of the ILR Alumni Association in June.

Worker Institute Senior Associate Ken Margolies says the San Francisco transit worker strike tests the power balance between public-sector employers and unions and has implications beyond the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union. Hear an interview online (mp3).

Arbitrator Martin Scheinman '75, MS '76 named one of Long Island's most influential persons. Read more at

Cornell's newly merged Department of Economics drew more than 200 people to "Insights from Behavioral and Development Economics," a Reunion 2013 panel moderated by ILR Professor George Boyer. Watch the panel at

Jay Walker '77 and Eileen Walker, who also graduated from Cornell, will co-chair the university library "Campaign for Collections." Read more at

Timothy Carswell '14, left, and Gregory Crawford '14, are the 2013 winners of the Clete Daniel Memorial Medal. Read more about the award and Professor Daniel at:

Susanne Donovan '13 from Catherwood Library Digital Projects and Tommy Rucker Hum Ec '13 from the Kheel Center are 2013 winners of Cornell's Fuerst Awards for outstanding library student employees. Read more:

Professor Gary Fields has again received the General Mills Foundation Award for Exemplary Graduate Teaching. Read more about Fields at

JC Tretter '13 of the Green Bay Packers talks about his rookie experiences in Wisconsin. See the video:

Ross Gitlin '15 has been elected by the university's Student Assembly to the Cornell Board of Trustees for a two-year term. Read more at'15-elected-student-trustee.