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Three New Scholarships Focus on First-Generation Students

ILRie Carmen Molinos ’94 and her husband, Mark DeAngelis ’91, MPA ’92, establish three endowed undergraduate scholarship funds intended to support first-generation students in the ILR School, the Brooks School of Public Policy and the College of Human Ecology.
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Three New Scholarships Focus on First-Generation Students

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 Awards 2023
Winners of Groat and Alpern Awards Announced

ILR’s Worker Institute Helps Guide a Newly Energized Labor Movement

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Led by Patricia Campos-Medina ’96, MPA ’97, it conducts research and outreach on today’s rapidly changing employment landscape
Patricia Campos-Medina ’96, MPA ’97
ILR’s Worker Institute Helps Guide a Newly Energized Labor Movement

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

MILR Graduate Joins Cornell Trustees

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Hernan J.F. Saenz, MBA ’98, MILR ’98, has been elected to board.
Hernan J.F. Saenz, MBA ’98, MILR ’98
MILR Graduate Joins Cornell Trustees

Alumni Honored with Groat and Alpern Awards

Hundreds gathered in Manhattan to celebrate awards won by Russell Hernandez ’88 and David M. Cohen ’73 for career achievements and service to the ILR School.
David Cohen and Russell Hernandez
Alumni Honored with Groat and Alpern Awards

David M. Cohen Professorship Endowed

The new professorship will allow the ILR School to recruit and retain top faculty talent in areas of labor relations including collective bargaining, labor law, labor history and dispute resolution.
Abby Joseph Cohen '73 and David M. Cohen ’73
David M. Cohen Professorship Endowed

Student Research Yields Findings on Women Coaches

Eliza Sherman ’21 researched WNBA and NBA gender-based coaching barriers with guidance from Associate Professor Emily Zitek.
Eliza Sherman '21
Student Research Yields Findings on Women Coaches

Organize Locally, Urges Konvitz Lecturer

Combatting polarization begins with participating in the political process, says Basil Smikle Jr. '93
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Organize Locally, Urges Konvitz Lecturer

ILR Announces Future of Work Fellowship Program

Postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students will conduct innovative research on the future of work, labor and employment through the generosity of an anonymous funder.
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ILR Announces Future of Work Fellowship Program

ILR Alumnus On Mission To Support Ukraine

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Mark Kreynovich ’19, who was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and fellow Cornellian Dillon Carroll '20, who grew up in New Jersey, dropped everything to travel to Eastern Europe shortly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Provided Mark Kreynovich ’19 and Dillon Carroll ’20 in Ukraine in 2018.
ILR Alumnus On Mission To Support Ukraine

Tretter Re-Elected President of NFL Union

ILR alumnus continues to make his mark as leader of the National Football League Players Association.
JC Tretter on the field during pre-game warm-ups with the Cleveland Browns (Erik Drost).
Tretter Re-Elected President of NFL Union

Groat & Alpern Celebration is April 28

David Cohen '73 and Russell Hernandez ’88 will receive ILR’s top alumni honors when their achievements and support of the ILR School are celebrated April 28 at The Pierre in New York City.
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Groat & Alpern Celebration is April 28

Alumni Giving 2022 Konvitz Lecture

"New Voices and New Venues: Organizing Against the Assault on Democratic Principles” is the title of the talk Basil Smikle Jr. ’93 will give April 25.
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Alumni Giving 2022 Konvitz Lecture

Coming to Terms

A new ILR program—offered virtually this year due to the pandemic—explores Native American approaches to conflict resolution
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Coming to Terms

Millman, Bickerman Win Top Awards

Two Class of 1978 graduates are being honored by the ILR School.
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Millman, Bickerman Win Top Awards

Alum Earns Labor and Employment Law Award

Known internationally as a scholar in the field of comparative labor and employment law, Susan Bisom-Rapp is associate dean and professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Susan Bisom-Rapp presented the 2019 Paul Steven Miller Memorial Award
Alum Earns Labor and Employment Law Award

Labor Leader Drives National Impact

Al Davidoff ’80 was working as a custodian on campus his freshman year when his interest in worker rights was ignited. He saw that workers weren’t being paid a livable wage, and has gone on to become a leading figure in the American labor movement.

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Labor Leader Drives National Impact

Leap of Courage Impacts Families

Daria Moldavskaya '12 is co-founder of ReverCare, developed to help caregivers access resources for their elderly loved ones at home. The ILR curriculum inspired a business model of employers offering ReverCare services as an employee benefit.

Darya Moldavskaya '12
Leap of Courage Impacts Families

Ticket to Success

A 2015 graduate of ILR’s Master of Professional Studies program, Nicole Smart puts Actor’s Equity diversity values into action.

Nicole Smart
Ticket to Success

Disrupting Status Quo in Business

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Barry Beck ’90, co-founder and COO of Bluemercury, Inc., led the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Summit and said that converging diverse voices leads to greater discovery and business growth.

Barry Beck '90 led the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Summit
Disrupting Status Quo in Business

Enriching Entreprenurial Paths

Beck Fellows Program supports student entrepreneurs

Barry and Marla Beck
Enriching Entreprenurial Paths

National Arbitration Trailblazer

Pioneering women inspired acclaimed mediator and arbitrator

Joan Parker ’70, M.S. ’73, Ph.D. ’74, Groat Award Winner
National Arbitration Trailblazer

Business Powerhouse

Glenn August ’82, CEO of a leading investment firm, identified Cornell as his “dream school” when he was a sixth grader and says, almost 40 years later, that ILR was a great fit. “I couldn’t have asked for more.”

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Business Powerhouse

Winners Share Personal Stories

Hundreds attend ILR School's signature event

Groat and Alpern Award Winners
Winners Share Personal Stories

Workplace Issue Examined at Women’s Caucus Event

Alumnae, faculty and students discuss sexual harassment

ILR's Women's Caucus event
Workplace Issue Examined at Women’s Caucus Event

Towards A More Equal Workplace: #WhatNext?

ILR Women’s Caucus summit to focus on workplace sexual misconduct

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Towards A More Equal Workplace: #WhatNext?

Long Island Victory

Alum captures seat to become youngest Nassau County legislator

Josh Lafazan '16
Long Island Victory

“You Can Succeed at Anything”

Alum tracks career to sports industry’s business side

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“You Can Succeed at Anything”

Bigler Induction

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers ceremony on Saturday

Labor and Employment Law Program Director Esta R. Bigler ’70
Bigler Induction

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