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We Asked ILRies:
How will ILR
Impact the Future?

Read What They Say
Colin Benedict ’21
Read What They Say
Read the Winter 2020 Issue
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Work and the Coronavirus Hub
Providing resources and analysis to understand how COVID-19 affects work, labor and employment.
Work and the Coronavirus Hub
Work and the Coronavirus Hub

“My time at the ILR School helped me understand both labor and management perspectives, which has proven to be a solid foundation for my career.”

– Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball

Faculty Spotlight

Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

Faculty Member

Martínez-Matsuda’s research explores the history of migrant farmworkers in America

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Verónica Martínez-Matsuda
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ILRies Change
the Future of Work.

Learn about ILR's impact
Learn about ILR's impact
Catherwood Library

The Martin P. Catherwood Library is the most comprehensive resource on labor and employment in North America, offering expert research support through reference services, instruction, online guides and access to premier collections.

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ILR in the News

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Reconciling Social Rights and Economic Development

International organizations must improve coordination with each other to help governments recover from COVID-19, says Assistant Professor Desiree LeClercq.
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ILRie Named Student-Elected Trustee

Selam Woldai ’23 will serve as Cornell’s next undergraduate student trustee.
Selam Woldai ’23

May 10 Keynote Features Tom Perez

The “Future of Work: Labor in America” event will discuss proposed legislation and labor changes unfolding during the Biden administration.
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Blau, Kahn Research Wins Award

New research analyzing the gender division of non-market work, comparing immigrant and native-born men and women, honored by IPUMS.
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Director of Institute for Compensation Studies Named

Professor M. Diane Burton will lead the ILR School’s interdisciplinary center that researches, teaches and communicates about monetary and non-monetary rewards from work.

Campus Life

A view of student life at Cornell University's ILR School in Ithaca, NY.

@cornellilr

“At a time when everyone felt so distant, I worried transferring to a new school would be risky and isolating. Good thing I was coming to the ILR School at Cornell because I have never felt more connected to those around me in my life. The ILR School is truly a special place, and my experiences…

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"The ILR School is full of students with diverse academic interests, from human resources to finance, law school to non-profits, and more. There were opportunities to explore my interests starting from my first week on campus, and there have always been staff members, faculty, and peers to support…

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As April Activities comes to a close, we want to give one final congratulations to all of our newest ILRies! We hope all of you are as excited as Trevor to learn more about what ILR has to offer. We are so excited to have you all join our community next fall!! #ilr2025 #classof2025 #cornell

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Spring time at Cornell means Cherry Blossom Flowers are all around campus! PC: @jingjin_li

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"ILR is here to support you throughout your time at Cornell. Whether students take advantage of The Office of Student Services (OSS) or The Office of Career Services (OCS) as much as I do or venture into the other support services such as Credit Internship and Study Abroad, I highly suggest all…

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Although currently closed, we hope to walk through Sage Chapel again soon. #cornell #cornellilr

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