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Through teaching, research and outreach, ILR generates and shares knowledge to solve human problems, manage and resolve conflict, establish best practices in the workplace and inform government policy.


Benjamin Drain '22 Presenting Research

NFL player performance decreases by 12% after a new contract is signed, according to research being presented at a SUNY conference. The findings suggest the importance of tailoring incentive plans for other workers.
Benjamin Drain

ILRie Wins Chancellor's Award

Terrill Malone ’21 was active in the ILR Global Service Learning program in Mysore, India, the ILR/University College Dublin program, ILR’s Hopi and Navajo Mediation Engaged Learning program and the Minority ILR Student Organization.
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It’s a Wrap: Senior’s Last Days on Campus

Before heading to an HR job in California, Veronika Koziel thanked ILR mentors and absorbed Cornell ’s beauty.

Veronika Koziel sitting on a bench

Once an ILRie, Always an ILRIE

Class of 2019 members shared memories as they graduated this weekend and Interim Dean Alex Colvin gave them a rousing sendoff: “You haven’t won a prize, you have earned an opportunity.”

2019 ILR Graduate

McPherson Honors and Awards

Students and faculty learned Thursday about ILRies receiving top awards for the 2018-2019 school year.

Emily Abelow receives the John O'Donnell Prize in Labor Law from Kevin Harris, the Frank B. Miller Director of ILR Student Services.

Contemporary Economy

Study at Singapore University helps student with his goal of connecting countries to economic growth opportunities.

Andrés Montes ’19 in Singapore

A Summer to Remember

ILR students conduct public policy research in Zambia.

Alexander Phelps '20 dinner in a Zambian village

Students learn value of cultural context

Estefania Palacios '18 studying in India

ILR Peer Mentors

Friendly support provided for new students

Taylar "TJ" Clement '19 - Peer Mentor

Class of '22 a Record Breaker

ILR’s new class posts a yield rate of 79 percent, the highest in the school’s history. Seventy of the 164 first-year students identify as African-American, Latino or Native American, underrepresented populations in higher education.

2018 incoming ILR School students

Students and Faculty Honored

Awards made for teaching, mentoring, scholarship, service

2016 McPherson Awards

Yorango on a Roll

Alum looking beyond Ithaca to expand startup

Adam Kirsch

ILR’s Class of 2019

New students are diverse, academically strong

Class of 2019

Bridge Across Campus

ILR Senior Leading Cornell Student Assembly

Guiding Force

Prefreshman program builds confidence and college success, peer adviser says

Angie Estevez-Prada

Living Wage Study

ILR student impacting Tompkins County workers through research

Health Care Focus

Summer devoted to science learning and health care delivery innovation

Serving and Learning

ILR student team working on projects to benefit rural and indigenous people

Applying Education to Greek Life

ILR students lead Greek system’s three organizing bodies

Andrea Kim, Kendall Grant and Connor Riser

Comparing Social Policy

Research at Oxford will focus on "invisible" working class

National Tournament

Mock trial team surpasses 2014 record

Senior Tribute Tree

ILR students join project commemorating classmates

Boren Scholarship Recipient

ILR student plans to study in Brazil

Headed to Alaska

Debate team heads to its final tournament of the season

Mixing Horses, HR Studies

Cornell Equestrian Team member cites support of faculty and team

Learning Through Listening

Freshman wins national award for academic achievement and advocacy

Sacred Struggle

Talbot '15 marches in Selma as civil rights advocate

Cayuga’s Watchers on Duty

Student group works to increase safety at parties

Debate Champs

ILR students win tournament’s Spanish-language category

Learning to Litigate

Cornell hosted mock trial competition