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Every ILRie Has a Story

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Celebrate Homecoming with us September 23–24

Join us on campus for Cornell Homecoming! Browse the full schedule and get ready for a weekend full of Big Red spirit.

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New York at Work 2022 is a resource for policymakers and the public

Outreach Report

ILR Outreach expertise, research-based data and policy analysis on issues affecting workers, employers, unions and communities is featured in annual report.

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Cornell Impacts New York State

“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

Jim Gross

Faculty Member

Protecting the rights of society’s most vulnerable people has been the focus of James Gross’s teaching and research.

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ILRies Change
the Future of Work.

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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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Implement Policy Changes, Urges Cook-Gray Lecturer

Combatting the decline in gender progress in the labor market starts with implementing policy interventions, says Professor Francine Blau ’66.
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Implement Policy Changes, Urges Cook-Gray Lecturer

Debate Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

“Should we prioritize vocational education over higher education?” will be argued in the Oct. 6 virtual debate.
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Debate Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Worker Institute Research Fellows Named

Nine projects will benefit from the work of 26 undergraduate research fellows.
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Worker Institute Research Fellows Named

Global Migration Focus of Conference

ILR Assistant Professor Tristan Ivory is leading “Migration, Gender, and Labor Market Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Asia-Pacific” Oct. 6-7.
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Global Migration Focus of Conference

Campus Life

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

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Welcome back to #photodiaryfridays ! This week, listen as Maria ‘23 describes how she pursues the Human Resources pathway.

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After the rain…. #cornell #cornellilr

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Introducing the first edition of #photodiaryfridays ! Every Friday, you will get a look into the week of a student pursuing a different academic pathway. There is no better person to kick-off this series than @patrick.j.mehler . Follow along as he discusses how he pursues government under the ILR…

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Picture of Frances Perkins, first #woman U.S. Department of #Labor secretary and mother of New Deal behind ILR Worker Institute student fellows ⁦assisting at the #EquityInFocus summit. #ilrschool #cornell

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“There’s a lot that needs to change about our #healthcare system, but when workers stand together in struggle, they can make that change happen.” Hear from Edgar O'Connell '23, Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club Director of Education on his experience as an apprentice union organizer, link in bio.

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Catherwood cookie day is off to a great start! #cornell #cornellilr

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