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Advancing the Future of Work

How ILR is shaping the next 75 years

On December 13th, in a live streaming event, Dean Alex Colvin offered an update on the ILR School. Faculty members Sarah Besky, Vanessa Bohns and Adam Seth Litwin, joined to discuss how ILR research continues to advance the future of work by solving the challenges of an increasingly global workforce, addressing inequality in the workplace and driving innovations that will shape the future of work. ILR students Salima Ali '23 and Patrick Mehler '23, also shared their ILR experiences.

Woman of Many Firsts Makes Lasting Contribution

Harriet Oxman ’48 hoped to live to 120. Although she didn’t quite make it, dying at the age of 92, she left an ILR legacy that will last even longer.

Read Harriet’s Story
Harriet Oxman ’48
Read Harriet’s Story

Alumni Stories

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Big Red Lessons

A fortuitous chance meeting with Cornell President Frank H.T. Rhodes marked the beginning of David Hackney’s collegiate experience. At ILR, he studied collective bargaining with Professor Harry Katz, who he credits with teaching him how to write well, said Hackney, whose story is celebrated in "Cornellians" magazine.
David Hackney '87
Big Red Lessons

A Talent for Recruiting

Marjorie McFarlane Lucas, MPS ’17, learned how to move an agenda as an ILR graduate student, and that skill has helped her advance diversity, equity and inclusion in her workplace. Read more.
Marjorie McFarlane Lucas, MPS ’17
A Talent for Recruiting

Randall Brown ‘09

From an early age, Randall Brown `09, has been intellectually curious, eager to learn new concepts and ready to take on new projects.
Randall Brown
Randall Brown ‘09

Alumna Explores the "Inner Mammal"

Loretta Graziano Breuning ’75 studies evolutionary psychology.
Loretta Graziano Breuning ’75
Alumna Explores the "Inner Mammal"

James Lowell Jackson ’17

ILR graduate is taking his international education to the U.S. State Department.
James “Lowell” Jackson ’17
James Lowell Jackson ’17

Unwavering Commitment

A champion for the unemployed, Harold Oaklander ’52 has introduced students to the struggles of the jobless through classroom learning and opportunities to help people who are rebuilding their work identities.
Harold Oaklander
Unwavering Commitment

News

ILR Senior Chosen for Global Leadership Scholarship

As a member of the newest cohort of Schwarzman Scholars, Daniel James II ’22 will study global affairs in Beijing.
Daniel James II '22 in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.
ILR Senior Chosen for Global Leadership Scholarship

Dean Colvin Shares Research with Policymakers

Forced arbitration reduces access to justice, suppresses claims and undermines enforcement of employment laws, ILR Dean Alex Colvin said in a congressional hearing Thursday.
Alex Colvin
Dean Colvin Shares Research with Policymakers

Report Tracks NYS Policy Issues

Beginning in 2022, report will be published on Labor Day.
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Report Tracks NYS Policy Issues

Research: COVID-19 Slows Birth Rate in U.S., Europe

Study co-authored by ILR’s Seth Sanders, the Ronald Ehrenberg Professor of Economics, indicates that COVID-19 has slowed birth rates in high-income countries.
Empty cribs in a maternity ward.
Research: COVID-19 Slows Birth Rate in U.S., Europe

Calco Helps Researchers Navigate

As a research archivist in the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives, Steven Calco works to make labor history accessible.
Steven Calco in the Kheel Center
Calco Helps Researchers Navigate

Reforming International Law Enforcement

Assistant Professor Desiree LeClercq argues that, while it will be difficult, international organizations must regain control over the enforcement of international law.
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Reforming International Law Enforcement

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Leadership during the Pandemic

John Frinzi, MPS ’21

MPS student John Frinzi used the skills he learned at the ILR School to help his company adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.
John Frinzi, MPS ’21
John Frinzi, MPS ’21

MILR “Just Clicked”

Liz Heitner, MILR ’06, has been tapped by Penn Mutual to lead its human resources division through the post-pandemic world.
Liz Heitner, MILR ’06
MILR “Just Clicked”

Bob Hoyt '96

Alex Colvin spoke with Bob Hoyt about the effects of the pandemic on financial services and banking firms.
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Bob Hoyt '96

Interview: Diane Burton speaks with Leigh Amaro about the impact of the Pandemic

ILR's Diane Burton spoke with Leigh Amaro about the impact the pandemic has had on the payment industry.
Portrait of Leigh Amaro
Interview: Diane Burton speaks with Leigh Amaro about the impact of the Pandemic

Interview: Harry Katz speaks with Carolyn Richmond on the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry

ILR's Professor Harry Katz spoke with Carolyn Richmond about how the pandemic has impacted both her law practice and employers and employees in the hospitality industry.
Screenshot of Carolyn Richmond from zoom
Interview: Harry Katz speaks with Carolyn Richmond on the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry

Interview: Ariel Avgar speaks with Tonya Hallett about General Motors' HR strategy

Tonya Hallett, as an HR leader at General Motors, speaks with ILR's Ariel Avgar about how GM has changed its strategies to deal with the pandemic.
screenshot of Tonya Hallett from a video interview
Interview: Ariel Avgar speaks with Tonya Hallett about General Motors' HR strategy

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