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Professors Share Future

Ronald G. Ehrenberg waited five years for a kidney transplant. He never dreamed the donation would come from an ILR School faculty colleague.
Associate Professor Adam Seth Litwin and Professor Ron Ehrenberg
Professors Share Future

The Post-COVID Future of the Apparel Industry

A new paper from ILR’s New Conversation Project differentiates between apparel industry changes brought on by COVID-19 and those that result from the industry’s natural trajectory.
Bolts of fabric
The Post-COVID Future of the Apparel Industry

Takeout Couriers in China Quietly Strike ‘Under the Radar’

Research from Chuxuan “Victoria” Liu ’21 and Eli Friedman documents “ministrikes” by small groups of food couriers in China.
A takeout courier checks his phone
Takeout Couriers in China Quietly Strike ‘Under the Radar’

Washing for Dignity and Safety on the Job:  Workers in the NJ Retail Laundromat Industry

A new report by the Laundry Workers Center and the Cornell ILR Worker Institute examines the work and socio-economic conditions of workers in the retail laundromat industry in New Jersey.  
Cartoon about wage theft
Washing for Dignity and Safety on the Job:  Workers in the NJ Retail Laundromat Industry

NSF Funds Work To Flag Bad Online Behavior

Associate Professor Vanessa Bohns is a member of the multidisciplinary Prosocial Project, which has received a four-year, $1.19 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the emergence and maintenance of norms to deter negative online behavior.
Associate Professor Vanessa Bohns in the hallway of the Ives Faculty Building.
NSF Funds Work To Flag Bad Online Behavior

The Ideological Foundations of the Mobilization of the Unemployed

Assistant Professor Dina Bishara compared Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco to explore the emergence – or lack thereof – of collective associations of unemployed university graduates.
Egyptian students studying in a university library
The Ideological Foundations of the Mobilization of the Unemployed

ILR Perspective Informing Reform in India

Visiting faculty member Dr. Ramaswami "Balu" Balasubramaniam applies his reform work in India to his teaching at ILR.
Dr. Ramaswami "Balu" Balasubramaniam teaching in an ILR classroom
ILR Perspective Informing Reform in India

Yang-Tan Institute Offers Inclusion Resources

What does workplace inclusion look like for people with disabilities? Experts at ILR provide information that can help build a positive culture.
Coworkers meet at a computer
Yang-Tan Institute Offers Inclusion Resources

New Curriculum Will Prepare Students for Future World of Work Challenges

Core strengths of ILR's broad disciplinary major remain as undergraduate curriculum is updated. Incremental implementation of changes begins in fall 2022.
A student walking down the steps outside Ives Hall
New Curriculum Will Prepare Students for Future World of Work Challenges

Report: Ithaca Economy Shouldn’t Return to Business As Usual

An ILR faculty-led report offers nine recommendations that seek to reduce racial disparities and wage inequalities, remove barriers to work and promote living-wage jobs in growth areas.
The Ithaca Commons
Report: Ithaca Economy Shouldn’t Return to Business As Usual

Katz Leading International Association

A focus on Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe will be part of Professor Harry Katz’s term as president of a global labor and employment relations organization.
Professor Katz
Katz Leading International Association

Michael Sanchez '23 Earns Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award

The Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award for Remarkable Contributions to the Spirit of Humanity is given each year to a Cornell student for making a remarkable, creative specific contribution to the spirit of humanity.
Michael Sanchez, a veteran of the United States Marines and ILR student, carries an American flag while on a weekly run with Team Red, White and Blue, a nonprofit veterans organization.
Michael Sanchez '23 Earns Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award

Making Care Systems More Equitable

In collaboration with the Gender Policy Report, researchers at the The Worker Institute co-authored a new report that provides guidance on several measures and principles they say should be built into any new child care, long-term care and health care investments in order to drive greater equity.
Making Care Systems More Equitable

Brown Offers Best Practice Advice During Pandemic

Many businesses in varied industries, along with organizations such as the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, turned to Nellie Brown for guidance on adjusting practices and policies during the pandemic.
Brown Offers Best Practice Advice During Pandemic

Diane Burton Q&A

Burton’s research on entrepreneurial firms has widened over the years to include a focus on startup employees.
Diane Burton Q&A

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

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.
Managers Who Listen Attract Top Talent

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.”
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.
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.
Archivists and Curators Share Favorite Artifacts

Build Capacity, Not Sanctions

Trade agreements should include more resources for trade partners, says Assistant Professor Desiree LeClercq.
Build Capacity, Not Sanctions

Nickle LaMoreaux ’01

From crisis to recovery and reimagination, IBM’s chief human resources officer has helped lead the company through the pandemic.
Nickle LaMoreaux ’01

Merrill Scholars Thank Educators Who Shaped Cornell Journeys

In a virtual ceremony, Merrill Presidential Scholars – including ILR’s Terrill Malone, Tyler Rodriguez and Leah Rosner – recognized the university faculty or staff member who most influenced their academic development. Among those honored were ILR’s Balu Balasubramaniam, Brigid Beachler, Kate Griffith and Sam Nelson.
Merrill Scholars Thank Educators Who Shaped Cornell Journeys

Tested By Pandemic, ROTC Seniors Start Military Careers

A pair of ILRies – Claire Ramirez (Army) and Aimé Freedenberg (Marines) – received commissions as officers during Cornell’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) ceremony in Bailey Hall on May 28.
Tested By Pandemic, ROTC Seniors Start Military Careers

Congratulations, Class of 2021

Congratulations, Class of 2021

An “Even Sweeter” Graduation

At Schoellkopf Field, 309 ILR degree candidates were celebrated. For many, it was a moment of quiet joy.
An “Even Sweeter” Graduation

Codes of Conduct for Supply Chains Challenged

“Private Regulation of Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains,” a new book by Professor Sarosh Kuruvilla, examines the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility in improving labor standards in global supply chains.
Codes of Conduct for Supply Chains Challenged

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