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ILR provides a framework which ILRies apply to real-world issues long after they graduate. Their time at ILR translates into success in fields as diverse as human resources, consulting, finance, business, public service and policy, labor and entrepreneurship.

Winners of Groat and Alpern Awards Announced

Two alumni who passionately support the ILR School will be honored next spring in New York City. 

Groat & Alpern 2023 Award Winners
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Alumni Stories

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Longtime Educator Is an Advocate First

Over a half-century career that spans the worlds of labor relations, futuristics and Holocaust studies, sociologist Arthur Shostak ’58 has championed the role of the “upstander.”
Arthur Shostak ’58
Longtime Educator Is an Advocate First

Beloved ILRie Remembered

Jerome “Jerry” Alpern ’49, MBA ’50, inspired loyalty across the ILR community.
Jerome "Jerry" Alpern
Beloved ILRie Remembered

Weingarten '80 Reelected to Union Presidency

ILR alumna leading 1.7million-member American Federation of Teachers for eighth term.
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Weingarten '80 Reelected to Union Presidency

MILR Alumni Honor Professor Gold

ILR undergraduates with financial need will benefit from a scholarship established by former students thankful for the critical thought and logic skills shared by Michael Gold.
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MILR Alumni Honor Professor Gold

Like Father, Like Daughter

Thirty-one years after Marty Schmelkin ’91 graduated from ILR, Hannah Schmelkin ‘22 joins her father in the ILR School’s alumni ranks.
Hannah Schmelkin ‘22 and Marty Schmelkin ’91
Like Father, Like Daughter

Finger Lakes Land Trust Led By ILRie

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Andy Zepp ’85, M.P.S. ’90, executive director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, began the organization as his Cornell master’s degree project in 1989.
Andy Zepp ’85, M.P.S. ’90
Finger Lakes Land Trust Led By ILRie

ILR Donors Make All the Difference

To Do the Greatest Good

The ILR community everywhere is continuing to do the greatest good. Each year, ILR alumni, parents and friends come together to support the ILR School to ensure all students have the resources they need to be successful. Each year, the school recruits and retains faculty who are outstanding educators and leading researchers.

Your gift helps ILR remain the preeminent school focused on work, employment and labor. ILR is proud to be developing the thought leaders and practitioners shaping the future of work, and your gift advances this mission.

Please read our ILR Case for Support here

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News

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Manager Movement Impacts Subordinates’ Careers

Bonuses and other incentives decrease for employees left behind, but many seek out opportunities within their organizations, according to research co-authored by ILR Associate Professor JR Keller.
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Manager Movement Impacts Subordinates’ Careers

New York at Work 2022 Published

Research-based data and policy analysis on a range of issues impacting New York’s workers, unions and employers are the focus of the ILR School’s second annual Labor Day report.
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New York at Work 2022 Published

Workers Can't Always Identify Sexual Harassment

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New research from the ILR School suggests people who work in industries with high levels of sexual harassment have a harder time identifying inappropriate behavior.
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Workers Can't Always Identify Sexual Harassment

Events

Gender Inequality in the Labor Market: Continuing Progress?

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Cornell University Debates in Spanish

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Migration, Ethnicity/Race, Gender, and Labor Market Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa & the Asia-Pacific Region

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Economics Internship Panel: Government, Research & Consulting Focus

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You Have More Influence Than You Think with Vanessa Bohns

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CRRESS - Session 3: Should teaching reproducibility be a part of undergraduate education or curriculum? (at SEA)

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Meet our Team

  • Assistant Dean, ILR AAD

  • Gift Officer

  • Associate Director

  • Assistant Director

  • Program Assistant