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ILR Faculty Awarded 2030 Project Grants

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Ian Greer and Virginia Doellgast have been awarded a grant to examine the future of electric vehicles and explore the union, managerial and policy approaches to mitigate disruption to workers.
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ILR Faculty Awarded 2030 Project Grants

Cook-Gray Lecture Set for Sept. 29

“Gender Inequality in the Labor Market: Continuing Progress?” will be presented by Professor Francine Blau.
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Cook-Gray Lecture Set for Sept. 29

LeClercq Appointed to EU List of Expert Arbitrators

Nomination of ILR faculty member is a reflection of her expertise on the intersection of trade and fundamental rights.
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LeClercq Appointed to EU List of Expert Arbitrators

Professor Retires After 56 Years

Protecting the rights of society’s most vulnerable people has been the focus of James Gross’s teaching and research.
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Professor Retires After 56 Years

MILR Alumni Honor Professor Gold

ILR undergraduates with financial need will benefit from a scholarship established by former students thankful for the critical thought and logic skills shared by Michael Gold.
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MILR Alumni Honor Professor Gold

ILR Welcomes Four to Faculty

The Human Resource Studies Department and the Labor Relations, Law, & History Department will each add two assistant professors.
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ILR Welcomes Four to Faculty

Doellgast Appointed Anne Evans Estabrook Professor

The relationship between labor market and collective bargaining institutions, inequality and job quality is the research focus of Professor Virginia Doellgast.
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Doellgast Appointed Anne Evans Estabrook Professor

Burton Appointed Joseph R. Rich ’80, M.S. ’86, Professor

A professorship named in honor of an alumni passionate about compensation studies is now held by a faculty member who leads the ILR institute focused on pay.
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Burton Appointed Joseph R. Rich ’80, M.S. ’86, Professor

Griffith Named Senior Associate Dean

Labor law expert will oversee ILR’s academic programs and faculty development.
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Griffith Named Senior Associate Dean

Robert Hutchens Q&A

Professor introduced decades of students to labor economics in hopes they would see it as interesting and applicable to the real world.
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Robert Hutchens Q&A

Bruyére Honored for Impact

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology has named Susanne Bruyére a fellow for changing the course of her field and is publishing a book she co-edited about neurodiversity in the workplace.
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Bruyére Honored for Impact

Chen and Williams Appointed as Fellows

Newly established fellowship positions will benefit the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History.
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Chen and Williams Appointed as Fellows

ILR Instructor Advises NFL on Diversity Hiring

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Michael L. Huyghue, CALS '84, who teaches a sports business class in the ILR School, has provided recommendations for improving diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring practices and is meeting with each team’s leadership
ILR instructor Michael L. Huyghue, CALS '84
ILR Instructor Advises NFL on Diversity Hiring

Ronald G. Ehrenberg Q&A

ILR’s first Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations served for 46 years on ILR’s faculty.
Ronald G. Ehrenberg Q&A

Three ILR Professors Promoted

JR Keller, John McCarthy and Ben Rissing will become associate professors with tenure as of July 1.
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Three ILR Professors Promoted

Five Faculty Members Honored

Professors Emeritus John M. Abowd, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Tove Helland Hammer, Robert Hutchens and William J. Sonnenstuhl were lauded at a retirement celebration Monday.
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Five Faculty Members Honored

John Abowd Receives Edward Lazear Prize

John Abowd, the Edmund Ezra Day Professor Emeritus of Economics, Statistics and Data Science, is the inaugural recipient of the 2022 Edward Lazear Prize from the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE).
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John Abowd Receives Edward Lazear Prize

William Sonnenstuhl Q&A

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

Yang Researching Worker Voice

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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.
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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.
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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

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“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

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