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ILR in the News
January - June 2007

Listed below are highlights of ILR Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students in the news.   

Please note that most of the stories are copyrighted by the publisher. 

Members of the ILR community with Lexis/Nexis passwords can go to the Guided News Search Site on Lexis.  Enter the headline title and date.

If you do not have a Lexis/Nexis password but are a member of the CU "Community, you can search for the article via LexisNexis Academic Universe available on the CUL Gateway.   For those outside of Cornell, we have provided a link to the publishers web site.

The articles are selected by Stuart Basefsky an Information Specialist and Instructor at Catherwood Library and Director of the IWS News Bureau of the Institute for Workplace Studies(IWS) in the New York City Office of the ILR School.


Arthur Wheaton - June 29, 2007, Friday
"Delphi pact rejected by 80% of its area workers; Deal may be OK'd in company-wide voting."
Buffalo News (New York)
Link to Buffalo News

Teddy Zee - aka Xu Xiachang (ILR Alumnus (?)) - June 29, 2007, Friday
"The $2 Billion Man"
Link to

Arthur Wheaton - June 28, 2007, Thursday
"Delphi workers vote on wage-cut proposal: Local results will be announced today; national vote tally due on Friday"
Buffalo News (New York)
Link to the Buffalo News

Richard W. Hurd - June 28, 2007, Thursday
"Local GE workers ratify contract"
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)
Link to The Courier-Journal

Dennis Woodside (ILR Alumnus) - June 27, 2007, Wednesday
"The man who makes Google click in London; The web giant's UK chief sees nothing sinister in its relentless onward drive, even though it leaves some people cold"
The Evening Standard (London)
Link to the Evening Standard

Ronald Ehrenberg - June 27, 2007, Wednesday
"UMDNJ scandal fallout worries students: They fear their medical careers may be hurt. Recruiters say the damage will be minimal"
Philadelphia Inquirer (Pennsylvania)
Link to the Philadelphia Inquirer

Christopher Collins - June 27, 2007, Wednesday
"Gevity-Cornell University Study: Retailers Experience Nearly 75 Percent Less Turnover Through Defined Work Strategies; Surveys of 243 Small Businesses Also Show Improved Customer Satisfaction, Employee Commitment Among Professional Services, Manufacturing Industries"
PrimeNewswire, Inc.
Link to PrimeNewswire

Christopher D. Marzullo (ILR Alumnus) - June 26, 2007, Tuesday
"Brandywine Global Investment Management Names Christopher D. Marzullo Chief Compliance Officer"
Business Wire, Inc.
Link to Business Wire

Richard W. Hurd - June 26, 2007, Tuesday
"Vote may not lead to a strike; Sunday's polling of grocery workers could jump-start talks rather than prompt a walkout, observers say"
Los Angeles Times
Link to Los Angeles Times

Kate Bronfenbrenner - June 25, 2007
Letters to the Editor
Automotive News
Link to Automotive News

Rosemary Batt - June 25, 2007
Business Week
Link to Business Week

Israel (Izzy) Hubelbank (Obituary: ILR Extension Degree) -  June 25, 2007, Monday
Palm Beach Post (Florida)
Link to Palm Beach Post

Israel (Izzy) Hubelbank (Obituary: ILR Extension Degree) - June 25, Monday
Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
Link to Sun Sentinel

Patrick Wright - June 25, 2007
"Knowing it all: All-Around Players: Part 1 of 2"
Workforce Management
Link to Workforce Management

Kate Bronfenbrenner - June 21, 2007, Thursday
"Employee Free Choice Act"
National Public Radio (NPR)
Link to NPR

ILR School - June 21, 2007, Thursday
US States News
link to US State News

Richard Hurd - June 20, 2007, Wednesday
"Democrats get in line; Candidates need union money, organization"
Grand Rapid Press (Michigan)
Link to Grand Rapid Press

Sen. Michael Nozzolio (formerly on Catherwood Library Board) - June 20, 2007, Wednesday
"Briefly in Tompkins"
The Ithaca Journal (New York)
Link to Ithaca Journal

Samuel Bacharach - June 16, 2007, Saturday
"Innovation Mavens"
Human Resource Executive Online
Link to HR Executive Online

Edwin J. Lopez-Soto - June 19, 2007, Tuesday
States News Service
Link to States News Service

David Miller (Alumnus MILR) - June 19, 2007, Tuesday
US States News
Link to US States News

Institute for Community College Development - June 18, 2007
Community College Week
Link to Community College Week

Michelle Jackson (prospective ILR Student) - June 18, 2007, Monday
"Class of 2007 members get their final say"
Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York)
Link to Star-Gazette

Gene Carroll, Maria Figueroa, Lou Jean Fleron, Michele Williams - June 18, 2007, Monday
US States News
Link to US States News

Marguerite Seaman (Alumna MILR) - June 17, 2007, Sunday
"Teen of week: Teen's drive leads to $2,000 scholarship"
The Capital (Annapolis, MD)
Link to the Capital

Kate Bronfenbrenner - June 17, 2007
Erie Times-News
"As GE walkout looms, local management upbeat"
Link to the Erie Times-News

Lawrence Kahn - June 13, 2007
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"Feds troll for employees here"
-Link to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Geoffrey Bacon (prospective ILR student) - June 13, 2007
"Recent high school graduates from across the state of Alaska have arrived in Washington, DC to participate in the first session of Sen. Ted Stevens' (R-Alaska) summer internship program."
US Fed News
- Link to US Fed News

Rayon Taylor (ILR Alumnus) - June 12, 2007
The Ithaca Journal
"NCAA track and field: CU's Taylor letting national titlesink in"
-Link to The Ithaca Journal

Lee H. Adler - June 12, 2007
- Link to The Virginian-Pilot

Kate Bronfenbrenner - June 9, 2007
The Oregonian
"Strike Reflects Divide in Labor Movement"
- Link to The Oregonian

Fred B. Kotler & Linda H. Donahue - June 9, 2007
The New York Times
"Investigating Mislabeling Of Workers"
- Link to The New York Times

Barbara A. Viniar - June 8, 2007
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
"New Boss Eager to Steer BCC; Meadows Campus a Leading Priority"
- Link to The Record

Michael Hoefer (ILR Alumnus) - June 6, 2007
House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law
"Rep. Zoe Lofgren Holds a Markup to Adopt Rules of Procedure and Statement of Policy for Private Immigration Bills, and Rules of Procedure for Private Claims Bills; and a Hearing on Government Perspectives on Immigration Statistics"
- No Link

Carmelo Mesa-Lago (ILR Alumnus, Ph.D.) - June 6, 2007
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
"Newsmaker: Carmelo Mesa-Lago"
- Link to Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Vernon M. Briggs Jr. - June 6, 2007
The Providence Journal (Rhode Island)
"COMMENTARY - The Immigration Battleground"
- Link to The Providence Journal

Arthur C. Wheaton - June 5, 2007
WNED-AM 970 NEWS (Buffalo)
"Workers Say American Axle Plant Will Close"
- Link to WNED-AM 970 NEWS

Diana Rachel Strasburg (ILR Alumna) - June 5, 2007
Staten Island Advance (New York)
- Link to Staten Island Advance

David S. Levine (ILR Alumnus) - June 4, 2007
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
"Charlotte School of Law Boosts Faculty"
- Link to North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

ILR Study - June 4, 2007
"Study: Most Call Centers Locally Based"
- Link to UPI

Rosemary Batt - June 2, 2007
Hindustan Times
"Not all Call Centers Heading for India, Some Still in the U.S."
- Link to Hindustan Times

Kheel Center - June 1, 2007
Teacher Librarian
"Best Sites for Summer Adventures; Web Wonders; Website List"
- Link to Teacher Librarian


Ronald G. Ehrenberg - May 31, 2007
Chicago Tribune [online]
"U. of I. Chases Funding Goal of $2 Billion;
Goal Among Largest U.S. Fundraisers"
- Link to Chicago Tribune

Richard W. Hurd - May 31, 2007
AFX International Focus
"Pro-Union Bills Are Veto Bait For Bush"
- Link to AFX International Focus

ILR Study - May 31, 2007
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (New York)
"Company Wins 13 ad Awards"
- Link to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

ILR Study - May 31, 2007
Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York)
"Local Briefs"
- Link to Star-Gazette

Joel Rudin (ILR Alumnus, Ph.D.) - May 31, 2007
US States News
"Joel Rudin Named Journal Editor"
- No Link to US States News

Harry C. Katz & ILR Graduation - May 30, 2007
US States News
"Approximately 320 Industrial and Labor Relations Graduate, Undergraduate Students Participate in Cornell's Commencement Ceremony"
- No Link to US States News

Kate Bronfenbrenner - May 29, 2007
American Public Media (APM) MARKETPLACE
"Victim of Discrimination? The Clock's Ticking"
- Link to American Public Media (APM) MARKETPLACE

Francine Moccio - May 27, 2007
The Post-Standard (Syracuse)
"'Feminine Mistake' Has Moms Talking"
- Link to The Post-Standard

Ms. Karen A. Smith (Pilkington) Bogart (ILR Alumna, MILR) - May 25, 2007
PR Newswire US
"Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. Appoints New Board Members"
- Link to  PR Newswire

Vernon M. Briggs Jr. - May 24, 2007
The Washington Daybook
"Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee hearing on "Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Labor Movement Perspectives." "
- Link to The Washington Daybook

Elizabeth Moore (ILR Groat Award Winner) - May 23, 2007
Real Estate Weekly
"Girl Scout Honor for Nixon Peabody's Elizabeth Moore"
- Link to Real Estate Weekly

Darryl Hale (ILR Alumnus) - May 22, 2007
Hartford Courant (Connecticut)
- Link to Hartford Courant

Barbara A. Viniar - May 22, 2007
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
"BCC Presidential Field Down to Two"
- Link to The Record

Peter Ames Eveleth (ILR Alumnus) - May 21, 2007 Tuesday
"Architect of Capitol Agrees to Fix Tunnel Hazards"
Occupational Hazards

Mitch Belisle (ILR Student) - May 21, 2007
Lacrosse Magazine
"McMonagle, Uceny Take Home Outstanding Senior Athlete Awards At Senior Banquet Baines, Belisle and Naeve Also Capture Major Individual Awards on Monday Evening"
-Link to Lacrosse Magazine

Roslyn Goldmacher (ILR Alumna) - May 21, 2007
Newsday (New York)
"Pay Package Controversy: Compensation Defended"
- Link to Newsday

Harry C. Katz - May 20, 2007
The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
"Autoworkers Wary of New Chrysler Boss Cerberus Likely to Demand big Concessions When UAW Contract Talks Begin in Summer"
- Link to The Columbus Dispatch

Glynis Ritchie (ILR Alumna) - May 20, 2007
The Buffalo News (New York)
"Woman Makes Hard Choice in Bid to Avert Breast Cancer; Double Mastectomy Done at Young Age"
- Link to The Buffalo News

Lou Jean Fleron  and "Champions at Work" Award -  May 19, 2007
The Buffalo News (New York)
"Lackawanna Plant, Union win 'Champions at Work' Award; Managers and Labor Saved the Steel Mill"
- Link to The Buffalo News

Harry C. Katz - May 18, 2007
AFX International Focus
"Cerberus May Bring Trouble for UAW"
- Link to AFX International Focus

Kate Bronfenbrenner  - May 17, 2007
"Contract Talks to Kick Off for 20,000 GE Workers"
- Link to Reuters

Richard W. Hurd - May 13, 2007
The Boston Globe
"Job Security, Pensions Top Issues in GE-Union Contract Talks"
- Link to The Boston Globe

Richard W. Hurd - May 13, 2007
"GE-Union Contract Talks Begin Next Week"
- Link to AFX

Vernon M. Briggs Jr. - May 12, 2007
The National Journal
"Immigration Economics"
- Link to National Journal

ILR School Sponsored Program - May 12, 2007
The Buffalo News (New York)
"Law That Created NLRB 'is Derelict if not Dead'; Employee Free Choice Act has Union Support"
- Link to The Buffalo News

David West (ILR Alumnus) - May 11, 2007
Los Angeles Business
"Insider Promoted to State Fund Executive Committee"
- Link to Los Angeles Business

David West (ILR Alumnus) - May 10, 2007
PR Newswire US
"David West Appointed Vice President for State Fund"
- Link to PR Newswire

Father Brian Jordan (ILR Grad Student) - May 10, 2007
"Hispanic Group Wants Feds in Pobe of N.Y. immigrant's Homicide"
- Link to Newsday

Lynn Grottenthaler (ILR studies), Ethel Stroman (ILR Certificate) - May 10, 2007
Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York)
"Elmira School Board Candidates"
- Link to Star-Gazette

Peter Vogel (ILR Alumnus) - May 8
PR Newswire US
"Former Fortune 500 Executive and Leader of Independent Startup Takes New Post; Peter Vogel Accepts Appointment to Mohawk Board of Directors"
- Link to PR Newswire

Francine Moccio and Institute for Women and Work - May 7, 2007
US States News
"Industrial and Labor Relations Institute For Women and Work Sponsors Forum In Albany on State of New York Women"
- No Link to US States News

Jack Goncalo - May 5, 2007
US States News
"Jack Goncalo Receives Best Paper Award From Academy of Management"
- No Link to US States News

Denise D. Knight (ILR Labor Studies Certificate) - May 3, 2007
US States News
"Denise Knight Receives NEH Stipend to Finish Scholarly Work on Charlotte Perkins Gilman"
- No Link to US States News

Vernon M. Briggs Jr. - May 3, 2007
House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law
"Rep. Zoe lofgren Holds a Hearing on Immigration Reform"
- No Link

Robert C. Wilson - May 1, 2007
Asbury Park Press (New Jersey)
- Link to Asbury Park Press

Quinetta Roberson and Esta R. Bigler - May 1, 2007
US States News
"Diversity in the Workplace" Forum Addresses Key
- No Link to US States News


Francine D. Blau - April 30, 2007
Buiness Week
"How Working Moms Chip in Twice"
- Link to Business Week

Ronald G. Ehrenberg - April 30, 2007
Christian Science Monitor
"Schools Try Radical Ways to Help Students Pay for College"
- Link to Christian Science Monitor

Robert C. Wilson ( ILR Certificate) - April 30, 2007
Staten Island Advance (New York)
- Link to Staten Island Advance

Lee H. Adler - April 28, 2007
Star-Gazette (Elmira, New York)
[Local News] "Speaker to Lead Worker's Ceremony"
- Link to Star-Gazette

Richard W. Hurd - April 27, 2007
Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Virginia)
"Bill in Congress Would Affect Smithfield Foods Union Drive"
- Link to Virginian-Pilot

Barbara A. Viniar - April 26, 2007
Daily Record (Morristown, New Jersey)
"CCM President Named Finalist for Bergen Post"
- Link to Daily Record

Arthur C. Wheaton - April 24, 2007
WBEN 930 AM (Radio in Buffalo)
"Delphi Unions Meet To Talk Wages, Possible Strike"
- Link to WBEN 930 AM 

J. P. (John) Hausknecht - April 24, 2007
Life Science Weekly
"PSYCHOLOGY; Scientists at Cornell University Publish New Data on Psychology"
- Link to Life Science Weekly

Kate Bronfenbrenner - April 23, 2007
Heritage Foundation Reports, Backgrounder; No. 2027
"How the Employee Free Choice Act Takes Away Workers' Rights"
- LInk to Heritage Foundation Reports

Christopher Metzler - April 22, 2007
The New York Times
"When You Meet an Imus"
- Link to The New York Times

Ronald G. Ehrenberg - April 20, 2007
The Chronicle of Higher Education
"For the First Time in 3 Years, Faculty Salaries Beat Inflation"
- Link to The Chronicle of Higher Education

New ILR Program Globalization & the Workplace; David M. Cohen (ILR Alumnus); Abby Joseph Cohen (ILR Supporter); Gary S. Fields - April 20, 2007
Fibre2Fashion (India)
"USA : Cornell ILR launches Globalization and the Workplace Program"
- Link to Fibre2Fashion

Lance Compa - April 20, 2007
PR Newswire US
"Teamsters Confront Board Regarding Anti-Union Activities by FirstGroup in U.S.; Calls On FirstGroup to Keep Promise to 'Stamp Out Anti-Union Behavior' "
- Link to PR Newswire

Alex Kantrowitz