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William Sonnenstuhl Q&A

Research findings helped students learn how to change norms around alcohol, hazing, sexual assault and mental health.
Bill Sonnenstuhl
William Sonnenstuhl Q&A

Yang Researching Worker Voice

A grant for an investigation of how workers in China exercise their voice on social media, and how that affects managerial practices and the authoritarian state’s decision making, has been awarded to Assistant Professor Duanyi Yang.
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Yang Researching Worker Voice

Zitek, Matteson, O'Connell Win SUNY Awards

Associate Professor Emily Zitek, Associate Professor David Matteson and Graduate Recruiting and Outreach Coordinator Darrie O'Connell have been honored with State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.
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Zitek, Matteson, O'Connell Win SUNY Awards

New Data Ethics Online Certificate Spearheaded by Liz Karns

ILR Senior Lecturer has partnered with eCornell to launch a new program giving data science practitioners tools to build ethics into every project phase and data science workplace.
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New Data Ethics Online Certificate Spearheaded by Liz Karns

Opportunity to Expand the Pie: Katz Op-Ed

Professor Harry Katz urges labor and management to use this moment in history to go rely on collective bargaining for a win-win for both sides.
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Opportunity to Expand the Pie: Katz Op-Ed

Taft Award Winners Announced

Each year, the ILR School sponsors the Philip Taft Labor History Award, given to the best book published in the previous year on the subject of labor and working-class history.
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Taft Award Winners Announced

What Happened at the Amazon Warehouse on Staten Island?

When a union-free tech giant was upended by a worker-founded union at a Staten Island warehouse April 1, the world was shocked. ILR experts are contextualizing what led to the surprise win and what’s next.
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What Happened at the Amazon Warehouse on Staten Island?

Matteson Launches 'Data Science in Science' Journal

Associate Professor David Matteson has launched an open access, international journal highlighting original research at the intersection of science and data science.
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Matteson Launches 'Data Science in Science' Journal

Kuruvilla Named Academic Fellow

The Labor and Employment Relations Association will honor Professor Sarosh Kuruvilla June 3 for extraordinary contributions to the industrial relations field.
Kuruvilla Named Academic Fellow

Abowd Reflects on his Career

John Abowd, the U.S. Census chief scientist and associate director for research and methodology, and Cornell’s Edmund Ezra Day Professor Emeritus of Economics, Statistics and Data Science, shares his journey in this “International Statistical Review” story.
Abowd Reflects on his Career

Course Explores Making Fashion More Sustainable

ILR's Jason Judd served as a guest lecturer in a new course offered by the Department of Human Centered Design – FSAD 3200: Global Textile & Apparel Sustainability.
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Course Explores Making Fashion More Sustainable

Devon Proudfoot Awarded Faculty Fellowship

“Culture, Social Class, and Experience of Positive Stereotypes” to be investigated during a yearlong fellowship with one semester in residence at the Cornell Center for Social Sciences.
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Devon Proudfoot Awarded Faculty Fellowship

ILR Scientist Teaches COVID Workplace Safety

Many have turned to Nellie Brown, director of Workplace Health and Safety Programs at the ILR School, for guidance on how to keep their offices safe from COVID-19.
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ILR Scientist Teaches COVID Workplace Safety

Q&A with Ileen A. DeVault

Get to know more about Professor Ileen DeVault and her work in the field of labor history.
Q&A with Ileen A. DeVault

Research Project on Worker Organizing Announced

“Achieving Greater Worker Voice, Equity, and Mobility: A Multi-Industry Study of Organizing Efforts and Their Outcomes,” will be led by Labor Education Research Director Kate Bronfenbrenner and MIT Professor Thomas A. Kochan.
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Research Project on Worker Organizing Announced

Creighton, Saleh are 2021-22 Engaged Learning Fellows

Cathy Creighton, Buffalo Co-Lab director, and Matthew Saleh, Yang-Tan Institute research associate, have been named two of Cornell’s 2021-22 Faculty Fellows in Engaged Learning.
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Creighton, Saleh are 2021-22 Engaged Learning Fellows

ILR Podcast Addresses New Work-Life Realities

IBM executive Carla Grant Pickens joins ILR Dean Alex Colvin and ILR Associate Professor Vanessa Bohns on the latest episode of WORK! to discuss what has been learned during the pandemic about workplace conflict and the role of influence.
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ILR Podcast Addresses New Work-Life Realities

LeClercq, Nagaraja Named Global Public Voices fellows

ILR faculty to engage with national and international news media on matters of inequalities and social justice.
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LeClercq, Nagaraja Named Global Public Voices fellows

Electric Uprising: The Drive to EVs

To have any hope of rising to the existential challenge of climate change, the nations of the world must invest in electric vehicles. Arthur Wheaton says in the U.S., the push will need to come from the government.
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Electric Uprising: The Drive to EVs

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.
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Calco Helps Researchers Navigate

Batt Offers Reflections on the Stop Wall Street Looting Act

Get to know Rosemary Batt, an expert on private equity firms and their impact on working families and communities.
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Batt Offers Reflections on the Stop Wall Street Looting Act

Book Co-edited by Besky Wins Prize

Described as “an anthropology of labor that is sharply attuned to the irreversible effects of climate change, extinction, and deforestation,” book wins Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize.
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Book Co-edited by Besky Wins Prize

Allison Weiner Heinemann Named Weiss Teaching Fellow

Lecturer in labor relations, law and history joined Cornell in 2010 and has led ILR in creating a curriculum on disability studies. 
Allison Weiner Heinemann named Weiss Teaching Fellow
Allison Weiner Heinemann Named Weiss Teaching Fellow

Grant to Fund Conference on Climate Change in South Asia

A Cornell-led international team of researchers, including ILR's Sarah Besky has received a $65,000 grant from the NEH for its project, “The Next Monsoon: Climate Change and Contemporary Cultural Production in South Asia.”
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Grant to Fund Conference on Climate Change in South Asia

ILR Program Celebrating 35 Years

Since 1986, the ILR Workplace Health & Safety Program has reached thousands of people across the state on dozens of issues.
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ILR Program Celebrating 35 Years

McCluney Course Wins Award

“Advancing Racial Equity at Work,” a course designed by Assistant Professor Courtney McCluney, is among eight national winners of an Aspen Institute Ideas Worth Teaching Award.
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McCluney Course Wins Award

Campos-Medina Receives Award

The Latino Coalition of New Jersey has honored Worker Institute Executive Director Patricia Campos-Medina for her work on behalf of laborers, undocumented immigrants and domestic workers.
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Campos-Medina Receives Award

Avgar and Doellgast Promoted

Cornell Provost Michael Kotlikoff has confirmed the promotion of two ILR faculty members to full professor.
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Avgar and Doellgast Promoted

Skinner Wins Award

Labor Leading on Climate Director Lara Skinner will be recognized Sept. 21 for helping make New York City a model of progress for the nation.
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Skinner Wins Award

Q&A with Dana Yang

Dana Yang will join the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences in December.
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Q&A with Dana Yang

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