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Abowd Honored for Advancing Computing Field

An ILR emeritus professor has “transformed the government’s capacity to improve the accuracy and availability of vital statistical and data resources,” according to the Association for Computing Engineering.
John Abowd
Abowd Honored for Advancing Computing Field

Scheinman Institute Facilitating Pandemic Gear Supply Chain Improvements

The Scheinman Institute is bringing labor to the table for a U.S. project designed to equip front-line workers with effective personal protection equipment that will be widely adopted.
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Scheinman Institute Facilitating Pandemic Gear Supply Chain Improvements

“Make the Most” Mindset Leads Kwon ’24 to Her Homeland

Grace Kwon ’24 took a non-traditional path to the ILR School and found tremendous success along the way.
Grace Kwon '24
“Make the Most” Mindset Leads Kwon ’24 to Her Homeland

Study Finds Home Health Aides Struggle with Mental Health

Cornell Chronicle
Home health aides (HHAs) are vulnerable to stress, isolation and depressive symptoms, which impact their own health as well as their patients’ desire to age in place, according to new research co-authored by Professor Ariel Avgar.
A tired Black nurse looks out a window
Study Finds Home Health Aides Struggle with Mental Health

Bruyère Educates Saudi Officials on Disability Rights

Susanne Bruyère, a disability rights activist who has spent her career researching and advocating for policy change around inclusive hiring, recently assisted Saudi Arabia’s efforts to promote disability rights.
Susanne Bruyère give a presentation in Saudi Arabia.
Bruyère Educates Saudi Officials on Disability Rights

Matt Saleh Asks Questions, Spurs Impact

Matt is fascinated by the law and its relationship to disability and criminal justice. He is an energetic teacher and researcher in Cornell University’s ILR School, and he has taken on roles involving equity in employment.
Matt Saleh smiles thoughtfully while looking directly at the camera and sitting on a couch in front of a window.
Matt Saleh Asks Questions, Spurs Impact

Many Low-Income NYers Rely on Costly Cell Plans for Internet Access

Cornell Chronicle
The number of New York households with high-speed internet has increased, but much of that comes exclusively from cellular plans, which could mean that as many as 1.5 million households remain “underconnected,” according to new research from Russell Weaver.
An individual using a cell phone
Many Low-Income NYers Rely on Costly Cell Plans for Internet Access

Kheel Exhibit Honors Labor Champion “Ahead of Her Time”

Workers’ rights advocate Frances Perkins led state and federal policy changes throughout her career, which included teaching at the ILR School.
Frances Perkins with JFK
Kheel Exhibit Honors Labor Champion “Ahead of Her Time”

2024 Taft Award Winners Announced

The Taft Award, sponsored by the ILR School, is given for the best book published in 2023 on labor and working-class history.
ILR School front entrance
2024 Taft Award Winners Announced

ILR Faculty, Staff Win 2024 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Cornell Chronicle
Four members of the ILR community – RuthAnn Rushmer, James DelRosso, Associate Professor Rebecca Kehoe and Assistant Professor Evan Riehl – were among 20 honorees.
Students on campus under cherry blossoms
ILR Faculty, Staff Win 2024 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Marginal Students Reap More Benefits From STEM Programs

Cornell Chronicle
Enrolling in a selective college STEM program pays off more for academically marginal students – even though they are less likely to graduate, according to new research from Assistant Professor Evan Riehl.
A professor speaks with a student.
Marginal Students Reap More Benefits From STEM Programs

Hard Work, Personal Stories Bring Speech Team Big Wins

Cornell Chronicle
The Cornell Speech Team, a registered student organization sponsored by the ILR School, had the most successful season in the team’s 40-year history this past spring.
Margot Treadwell '24 participating in an ILR debate
Hard Work, Personal Stories Bring Speech Team Big Wins

From ILR to a Nuclear Sub

Carly Powers ’24 reflects on her Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps experience.
From ILR to a Nuclear Sub

Seniors Kwon, Mackey and Treadwell Named Merrill Scholars

Cornell Chronicle
Three ILRies are among the 42 Merrill Scholars selected based on outstanding scholastic achievement, evidence of leadership and their desire to positively affect the world beyond Cornell.
Seniors Kwon, Mackey and Treadwell Named Merrill Scholars

Aristotle, AI and the Data Scientist

Elizabeth Karns launched Integrated Ethics in Data Science in response to what she viewed as a disconnect between statisticians and the high-powered, high-consequence statistical models they are asked to build.
Aristotle, AI and the Data Scientist

Thomas Jones Receives Award Recognizing Inclusive Excellence

Industrial and Labor Relations master’s candidate wins Exemplary Service Award for Advanced Career Graduate Students.
Thomas Jones Receives Award Recognizing Inclusive Excellence

ILR Fulbrighters Headed to Spain, South Korea

Alexis Fintland ’22 and Grace Kwon ’24 have been awarded Fulbright awards for the 2024-25 academic year.
ILR Fulbrighters Headed to Spain, South Korea

Community College Transfer Flourishes at ILR

Cornell Chronicle
First-generation student Isabella DeRubeis ’24 transferred to the ILR School from Monroe Community College, where she found her footing as a leader and scholar.
Community College Transfer Flourishes at ILR

ILR School’s New Banner Reflects Its Breadth

Cornell Chronicle
On May 7, the ILR School officially unveiled its new ceremonial banner. The redesign reflects the school’s contemporary, global breadth while staying true to ILR’s founding principles.
ILR School’s New Banner Reflects Its Breadth

ILRie Helps Fencing Club to National Title

Cornell Chronicle
Riley Xian ’25 co-captained the Cornell men's fencing club team as it captured the USACFC national title, the program's first since 2018.
ILRie Helps Fencing Club to National Title

Broadband for All? Mapping and Discussing the Progress, Challenges Across NYS

Community partners, policymakers and the public are invited to join Rusty Weaver, ILR Buffalo Co-Lab research director, for a virtual presentation of the newly updated New York State Digital Equity Portal from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 24.
Broadband for All? Mapping and Discussing the Progress, Challenges Across NYS

Best Paper Award Won by Yang-Tan Researchers

Jennifer D. Brooks and Sarah von Schrader investigated how access to remote work for people with disabilities has been affected since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Best Paper Award Won by Yang-Tan Researchers

Global Strike Report Covers Six Countries

The Labor Action Tracker, a collaboration between the ILR School and the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations, is a co-sponsor of an international strike analysis.
Global Strike Report Covers Six Countries

Four Faculty Receive 2024 Carpenter Advising Awards

Cornell Chronicle
Associate Professor Emily Zitek is one of four Cornell faculty members to receive the Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Award, which recognizes sustained and distinguished contributions of faculty members to advising undergraduates.
Four Faculty Receive 2024 Carpenter Advising Awards

Andrew Wolf Q&A

Get to know Andrew Wolf, an assistant professor in the Department of Global Labor and Work, whose research centers around how the labor movement and governments are responding to emerging labor market forms such as the gig economy.
Andrew Wolf Q&A

Freedom of Expression Debates Reflect Civil Discourse

Four events and several contentious issues later, the series modeled meaningful exchange, says Senior Associate Dean Ariel Avgar.
Freedom of Expression Debates Reflect Civil Discourse

McPherson Celebration Honors Students, Faculty, Staff

Nearly 30 people were honored for achievements and for exemplary teaching and advising.
McPherson Celebration Honors Students, Faculty, Staff

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