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Our flexible, interdisciplinary major lets students pursue a wide range of academic interests and careers.

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Study the workplace comprehensively with the world's highest concentration of workplace faculty.

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Invest in your career by learning from instructors who blend world-leading research with business-tested practicality.

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Congratulations, Class of 2021

 




We Asked ILRies:
How will ILR
Impact the Future?

Read What They Say
Colin Benedict ’21
Read What They Say
Work and the Coronavirus Hub
Providing resources and analysis to understand how COVID-19 affects work, labor and employment.
Work and the Coronavirus Hub
Work and the Coronavirus Hub

“My time at the ILR School helped me understand both labor and management perspectives, which has proven to be a solid foundation for my career.”

– Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball

Faculty Spotlight

Michael Gold

Faculty Member

In his nearly 45 years at ILR, Gold has taught numerous courses on labor law and employment discrimination.

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Professor Michael Gold
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ILRies Change
the Future of Work.

Learn about ILR's impact
Learn about ILR's impact
Catherwood Library

The Martin P. Catherwood Library is the most comprehensive resource on labor and employment in North America, offering expert research support through reference services, instruction, online guides and access to premier collections.

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ILR in the News

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Managers Who Listen Attract Top Talent

In new research out of the ILR School, Assistant Professors John McCarthy and JR Keller suggest that managers who encourage employee input may gain an internal recruiting advantage over those who do not.
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Managers Who Listen Attract Top Talent

Four Win SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Three ILR professors and an ILR Catherwood librarian have been honored with an annual awards recognizing faculty service, scholarship and creative activities, teaching and librarianship.
Four Win SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Top Journalists and Dean Colvin Discussing Labor

The pandemic revealed shocking disparities in U.S. workplaces, and workers are demanding change. Learn more Wednesday in ILR’s webinar series, “The Future of Work: Labor in America.”
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Top Journalists and Dean Colvin Discussing Labor

ILR Welcoming Two Professors

Y. Samuel Wang and Dana Yang will join the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences in the upcoming academic year.
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ILR Welcoming Two Professors

Archivists and Curators Share Favorite Artifacts

The Kheel Center’s Steven Calco and Marcie Farwell join archivists from across the Cornell University Library system to display some of the rare and distinctive collections that support Cornell scholarship and attract researchers from all over the world.
Marcie Farwell, the Gordon and Marjorie Osborne Textile Industry Curator at the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
Archivists and Curators Share Favorite Artifacts

Campus Life

A view of student life at Cornell University's ILR School in Ithaca, NY.

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Beautiful late spring day on campus. #ilrschool #cornell #spring

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On today's Senior Spotlight, we have Emily Tung! Who has impacted you in your ILR experience? "My time at ILR has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. I have had a great time learning from and getting to know all of the amazing faculty and my fellow students in ILR. Through my…

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On today's Senior Spotlight, we have Zila Ake! Favorite Memory in ILR My favorite memory in ILR would have to be running into all my friends at Catherwood library in between classes. It's been so nice walking through Ives and seeing familiar faces from classes and extracurriculars, and catching…

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On today's Senior Spotlight, we have Natalie Slaiman! Favorite Memory at ILR "Taking my first Law class with the former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board."

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On today's Senior Spotlight, we have Aziza Henry! What are you most excited about for your future? "To finally have the financial security to help out my loved ones while giving back to my community and the world. "

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Congratulations to James Lowell Jackson ’17! This summer, he begins the Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program in preparation for a career as a diplomat.⁠ ⁠ Read more, link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #Cornell #ILRschool #ILRie

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