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The Scheinman Institute blog provides the latest information and news about the Institute's research, education, student engagement and outreach.

Hopi & Navajo Mediation Engaged Learning Program Provides Unique Opportunities

Kevin Diaz '24 learned about Hopi mediation and Navajo peacemaking through the Hopi & Navajo Engaged Learning Program.
Kevin Diaz speaking about his experience in the Hopi and Navajo Nations Program.
Hopi & Navajo Mediation Engaged Learning Program Provides Unique Opportunities

Campus Mediation Program Provides 'Unique Opportunity'

Anika Bajpai ‘22 learned how to help her fellow students by learning alternative dispute resolution skills through the Scheinman Institute's Campus Mediation Program.
Anika Bajpai
Campus Mediation Program Provides 'Unique Opportunity'

Summer Interns Help With DEI Certificate Workshops

Judy Young shares her experience with student interns this summer.
 Judy Young, Director, Diversity and Inclusion Public Programs
Summer Interns Help With DEI Certificate Workshops

HR in Hospitality Conference Addresses Pandemic Concerns

The 2022 National HR in Hospitality Conference, organized by Cornell's ILR and Hotel schools, brought together over 300 industry professionals and addressed how the pandemic affected the hotel industry.
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HR in Hospitality Conference Addresses Pandemic Concerns

Scheinman Institute Director Harry Katz Featured in ILERA Video

In a new video on the important work of the International Labor Employment Relations Association (ILERA), ILERA President Harry Katz is featured discussing his goals to spread ILERA and its mission into Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Screenshot from the ILERA video featuring Institute Director Harry Katz
Scheinman Institute Director Harry Katz Featured in ILERA Video

What is to be Done About Workplace Health and Safety?

Martin Scheinman, Randi Weingarten, and Jessica Martinez analyze workplace health and safety issues.
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What is to be Done About Workplace Health and Safety?

New International and Comparative Labor and Employment Challenges: Dean Colvin and Director Katz Share Insights

Dean Colvin and Director Katz participate in LERA international discussion on employment relations issues.
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New International and Comparative Labor and Employment Challenges: Dean Colvin and Director Katz Share Insights

Conducting Investigations while Social Distancing

Scheinman Institute experts outline practical considerations for conducting investigations while social distancing.
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Conducting Investigations while Social Distancing

The Expansion and Implications of Various Forms of Collective Representation in the United States

Director Harry Katz's farewell address as President of the Labor Employment Relations Association.
A group of seven people stand in front of floor to ceiling windows with blue skies beyond.
The Expansion and Implications of Various Forms of Collective Representation in the United States

Student Activities

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UFT Summer Interns Learn About the Grievance Process

Watch interns Carla Gaveglia '24 and Brendan Klein '24 reflect on their experiences working in the UFT's grievance department.
A shot of the UFT interns.
UFT Summer Interns Learn About the Grievance Process

Edgar O'Connell '23 Organizes Pennsylvania Healthcare Workers

Watch as Edgar O'Connell, Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club Director of Education, shares his experience as an apprentice union organizer.
Edgar O'Connell
Edgar O'Connell '23 Organizes Pennsylvania Healthcare Workers

Intern Alexandra Michael '23 Experiences Plaintiff Side Mediation at Wigdor LLP

Alexandra Michael ’23 describes her internship with the Wigdor LLP, a plaintiff side employment law firm located in Manhattan.
A screenclip from Alexandra's video discussing her internship.
Intern Alexandra Michael '23 Experiences Plaintiff Side Mediation at Wigdor LLP

Healthcare Insights: The Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership is 25 Years Old

John August explains the historical importance behind the Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership's 25 year history.
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Healthcare Insights: The Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership is 25 Years Old

Healthcare Insights: Building the Healthcare Workforce of the Future

John August explains how a focus on social determinants of health and high quality jobs is necessary to transform the healthcare system in the coming years.
A group of healthcare workers standing together
Healthcare Insights: Building the Healthcare Workforce of the Future

Healthcare Insights: Why are Healthcare Workers Wearing the Wrong Masks?

John August stresses the need for elastomeric respirators to best protect the health and safety of healthcare workers.
A picture of a healthcare worker wearing an elastomeric respirator.
Healthcare Insights: Why are Healthcare Workers Wearing the Wrong Masks?

Scheinman Institute Board Member Edwin Baum Receives Prestigious Alpern Award

Scheinman Institute Board Member Ed Baum is to be honored with the prestigious Alpern Award in April 2023.
Headshot of Ed Baum.
Scheinman Institute Board Member Edwin Baum Receives Prestigious Alpern Award

Resolving the Dispute: Richard Fincher

Scheinman Institute Advisory Board Member Richard Fincher gives an overview of what goes into just cause discipline arbitration cases concerning the use of medical marijuana.
A black graphic with the image of Dick Fincher next to the words "Resolving the Dispute". His title is listed as Mediator and Arbitrator, Workplace Resolutions LLC.
Resolving the Dispute: Richard Fincher

Resolving the Dispute: Edwin Baum

Advisory Board member Edwin Baum highlights the important differences between remote and in person mediations.
Ed Baum's headshot on the "Resolving the Dispute" graphic background.
Resolving the Dispute: Edwin Baum

Director Updates

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Director's Update: Diversity in the ADR Field

In this month's Director's Update, Institute Director Harry Katz discusses steps the Scheinman Institute is taking to address the lack of diversity in the arbitrator/mediator professions.
Image of Scheinman Institute Director Harry Katz.
Director's Update: Diversity in the ADR Field

Director's Update: ILERA World Congress 2024

In this month's Director's Update, Scheinman Institute Director and President of the International Labor and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) Harry Katz discusses the ILERA World Congress and how it relates to the field of conflict resolution.
Image of Scheinman Institute Director Harry Katz.
Director's Update: ILERA World Congress 2024

Director's Update: National HR in Hospitality Conference

In this month's Director's Update, Scheinman Institute Director Harry Katz describes two pressing issues that emerged during the 15th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference. 
Headshot of Institute Director Harry Katz
Director's Update: National HR in Hospitality Conference