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ILR 75th Anniversary

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the ILR School

Faculty and Deans

The Next 75 Years, According to ILR Faculty

With the ILR School’s 75th anniversary celebration coming to a close, faculty and staff provide a glimpse into the future.
Ives Hall Cupola
The Next 75 Years, According to ILR Faculty

Professor Harry Katz

ILR Dean Alex Colvin and Professor Harry Katz discuss the school’s expansion during Katz’s time as dean.
Dean Harry Katz
Professor Harry Katz

Professor Edward Lawler

Professor Edward Lawler, a sociologist known for his warmth and leadership as dean, says ILR's mission is timeless.
American Sociological Association will recognize professor Lawler in August
Professor Edward Lawler

End of an Era

Labor economist Robert Aronson was part of ILR’s first generation of professors
Robert Aronson
End of an Era

Lou Jean Fleron

A self-described “Midwestern pragmatist,” Lou Jean Fleron has dedicated more than 40 years to ILR’s work in Western New York, and she has no intention of letting “retirement” slow her down.
Lou Jean Fleron standing in the Cornell Buffalo building's atrium.
Lou Jean Fleron

Dr. Ramaswami "Balu" Balasubramaniam

Frank Rhodes Professor and leader of Indian NGO reflects on ILR’s impact.
Dr. Ramaswami "Balu" Balasubramaniam teaching in an ILR classroom
Dr. Ramaswami "Balu" Balasubramaniam

Leading ILR: School’s Legacy, Future Discussed

Student well-being and cross-campus collaborations among topics discussed by Alex Colvin and Kevin Hallock.
Kevin Hallock - Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Professor of Strategy and Business Economics Joseph R. Rich ’80 Professor of Economics and Human Resource Studies
Leading ILR: School’s Legacy, Future Discussed

U.S. Labor Secretary Frances Perkins

The first woman cabinet member was an ILR faculty member for eight years.
Frances Perkins (Frances Perkins Center)
U.S. Labor Secretary Frances Perkins

ILR – Continuing the Mission

Dean Alex Colvin speaks with David Lipsky, ILR alum, professor and former dean.
David Lipsky ’61
ILR – Continuing the Mission

Ian Greer, M.S. ’03, Ph.D. ’05

Despite the world being more distanced, Ian Greer is fostering connections between workers in Ithaca and across the Atlantic.
Ian Greer, M.S. ’03, Ph.D. ’05

Professor Francine Blau ’66

The ILR School’s Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and a professor of economics, Blau has published widely.
Professor Fran Blau
Professor Francine Blau ’66

Lois Spier Gray

ILR’s beloved matriarch, Lois Spier Gray, devoted 72 years to teaching and mentoring thousands of workers. As social justice and labor leaders, many continue her legacy.
Lois Gray
Lois Spier Gray

Milton Konvitz

An ILR faculty member who helped shape the lives of thousands of students across Cornell, Milton Konvitz encouraged his students to think deeply.
Milton Konvitz
Milton Konvitz

ILR – Poised for the Future

Robert McKersie, who helped shape the school’s trajectory, met with Dean Alex Colvin for a video conversation.
Robert McKersie
ILR – Poised for the Future

Irving McNeil Ives

Irving M. Ives, a fixture of the New York State Legislature and the U.S. Senate for nearly 30 years, spent his career championing groundbreaking legislation, the effects of which can still be felt today.
Irving Ives
Irving McNeil Ives

Alice Bacon Grant

Alice Bacon Grant was a legendary teacher, arbitrator, mentor and friend to many during the 25 years she spent as a faculty member at the ILR School.
Alice Grant
Alice Bacon Grant