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Verónica Martínez-Matsuda Q&A

Martínez-Matsuda’s research explores the history of migrant farmworkers in America.
Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

State Economies Hit the Most by Coronavirus

As Americans worry about their financial future due to the economic damage from the coronavirus, WalletHub turned to a panel of experts, including ILR Professor Philipp Kircher, to offer guidance.
Image depicting a declining economy due to Covid

ILR Impacting Farmworkers in New York State

ILR faculty members Verónica Martínez-Matsuda and Kate Griffith are among Cornellians engaged with partners to improve the lives of farmworkers, a hidden community of more than 50,000 laborers essential to the state’s agricultural industry.

Migrant farm workers

International Seat Held by Nishii

An ILR faculty member has accepted a position on the new international forum -- Global Future Council on New Equality and Inclusion -- designed to re-think world challenges.

Associate Professor Lisa Nishii

Dean Colvin Highlighted On Latest Union Strong Podcast

Official podcast of New York State AFL-CIO features ILR School’s newest leader.

Dean Colvin Highlighted On Latest Union Strong Podcast

Three ILR students among Merrill Presidential Scholars

Niyyah Barber, Brittany Garcia and Julia Allen honored a teacher or mentor who made a difference in their ILR experience.

ILR Merrill Scholars 2019

Helping People Navigate Their Environments is Research Focus

Brian Lucas is collaborating with Cornell colleagues to study motivation and creativity in the workplace.

Workplace Creativity, Morality and Motivation Researched by Lucas

In the classroom, Assistant Professor Brian Lucas uses concepts and theory to inform understanding of workplace problems.

Brian Lucas

Teaching About Tech Change and the Future of Work: Litwin Outlines His Approach

In ILR’s TΔ@W course, students learn how technologies can benefit many. It’s knowledge they can deploy as they become managers, policymakers, professionals, parents, teachers and workers, Litwin writes in an Aspen Institute blog post.

Adam Seth Litwin teaching about tech change and the future of w

Forced arbitration growing, putting more workers at risk, Colvin says.

Sixty million workers are impacted by a conflict resolution system forced on them by employers, according to ILR’s interim dean.

ILR School Interim Dean Alex Colvin, Ph.D.'99 speaks with a panel in New York City.

Entitlement: More Complex Than You Think

Entitlement usually gets a bad rap, but it’s not necessarily negative. “A little entitlement can be a good thing,” says ILR Associate Professor Emily Zitek.

Emily Zitek teaching in the classroom

Two ILR Faculty Win Weiss Awards

Kati Griffith and George Boyer honored for excellence in teaching.

Kati Griffith, associate professor of labor and employment law, speaks during a class in Ives Hall.

“Leading the Clunky Organization”

In his new book, Professor Sam Bacharach says great leadership is at the core of successful organizations; great leaders recognize inertia and address it.

Sam Bacharach's book, Transforming the Clunky Organization

Alice Hanson Cook-Lois Gray Distinguished Lecture

Professor Shelley Correll, a leading authority on gender, will speak about “The Gendered Language of Performance Assessment.”

Alice Hanson Cook - Lois Gray Distinguished Lecture: Inside the Black Box

Colvin Named Interim Dean

Alex Colvin, the Martin F. Scheinman Professor of Conflict Resolution, will lead the school while Cornell searches for a permanent dean.

Alex Colvin

Rissing Hopes Research Will Have Impact Beyond Academia

Ben Rissing

ILR Messaging Project - A message from the Dean

Photo: Kevin Hallock in Grand Central Station

Immigration's Criminalization

Photo: Shannon Gleeson

Scholar of Renown

Labor law and labor relations expert speaking at ILR, Cornell Law

Seat at the Table

Compa rejoins federal panel on trade and labor

Grave Perils, Great Possibilities

Labor Day 2015: inequality grows, but new worker voices emerge

Goals Ahead

Dean Hallock shares thoughts on ILR’s future

"Democracy and Inequality"

Salvatore a panelist at Cornell inauguration event

Inequality Research Funded

Impact of unionization on low-wage workers will be studied

Kate Bronfenbrenner

Gender and Work

Elias bringing Washington experience into the classroom

Allison Elias

Unpacking Workplace Demographics

Generational diversity influences newcomers' perception of trust, inclusion

"The Seventies"

ILR professors address issues that defined the decade

Associate Dean Named

Barrington appointed to ILR outreach position

Global Learning

ILR emeritus professor contributes to social statistics around the world

Professor Emeritus Ali Hadi

Bell Named Fellow

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology cites research on training, teams