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Pioneer, Leader, Mentor

Pioneer, Leader, Mentor

Lois Gray is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Association for Labor Education (UALE). She received the award on Saturday at the annual UALE conference.

ILR alumnus Paul Clark MS '79, and director and professor at Penn State's School of Labor and Employment Relations, nominated Gray for this year's award. In his introductory remarks, Clark recounted her lifelong contribution to the field of labor education. Gray was one of the "founders of the field of labor education and has been a leader in, and contributed to, the field for 68 years," he said.


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The ILR Mission

The ILR School is advancing the world of work through teaching, research and outreach. ILR’s mission is to prepare workplace leaders, inform policy, and improve working lives.

Message from the Dean

A Message from ILR Dean Harry Katz


Faculty, Students, Global Impact

When paying for performance, consider ramifications of time period measured
Professor's support helped student come out as a gay athlete
Boost worker trust with new approach to employee crying: research
ILR research tracking implications of telecommuting
Abada ’14 and Noel ’14 selected for state Chancellor’s Award
Huang ’14 will work in international labor law in Asia
Alpern winner Yang ’74 is a passionate advocate for people with disabilities
White MPS '10 matches talent and startups
"I owe so much to the school," says 2014 Groat Award winner
Worker Institute fellowships awarded to 18
Scanza weighs in on Delaware program many in nation are watching
New Insights on Business Survival for Women Owners
Krueger ILR '83 discusses role as chief economist for White House
Hyman co-teaching one of Cornell's first massive open online courses
Cornell trustee Gitlin '15 brings peer perspective to the Board
Bigler '70 expands ILR employment law footprint while fulfilling personal quest
Kahn '69 Draws on ILR Learning
Student business concepts go to market from eLab directed by Cohen
Senior wins Mitchell Scholarship for study in Ireland
Wheaton discusses long-term viability of electric car
Ehrenberg selected by higher education scholars for award
Students craft unique international programs through ILR travel grants
Contingent workers represent future of economy
Homrighouse rated university's finest
Wages, overtime and health insurance among issues identified in workplace survey
Mediator could help ease congressional discord, Scanza says
Semester in Dublin provides academic, cultural opportunities
Robert Glick shares his experiences visiting campus with his daughter Alicia Glick '17
Ehrenberg discusses costs, benefits of college education
Global work challenges and policymaking efforts outlined
Cornell chapter to improve respect in sports started by DeProspo '15
Weslock MILR '83 shares career advice with students
Students eager for career tips advised by ILR graduates
Gross examining American labor policy through lens of human rights
Tretter '13 tackles broken bone, torn ligaments
Dave Price '87 welcomes new students to ILR
Worker Institute will collaborate with national network focused on day laborers
ILR Alumnae Pamela O. Kimmet '80 and K. Lisa Yang '74 will be honored in March
ILR graduate named to Cornell Board of Trustees
Compensation research by emerging experts presented at ILR (pdf)

Programs, Centers and Institutes

"American Capitalism: A History" course starts March 17
Impact of Affordable Care Act discussed at Labor and Employment Law event
In Staller Lecture, Krueger '83 will share White House lessons
Bruyère honored by rehabilitation psychology organization
Hiring people with disabilities would benefit industries in emerging economy: new report
Advocacy group donates archives to Kheel Center
"Daily Show," industry research, union work part of New York City experience
Workplace agreements spanning 100 years will be preserved
Scheinman Institute competing in dispute resolution webcasts
Prize winning business concepts from Cornell's eLab
Teacher Pay Disparities Analyzed by Cornell Labor Experts
Employment and Disability Institute supports research for $32.5 million project
Labor leaders to speak about experiences, opportunities in labor movement
Understanding experiences, best practices focus of research
Institute for Compensation Studies analysis part of state’s gender wage gap study
Voters with disabilities can face accessibility barriers at polls
Cornell students attribute case competition win to HR background, preparation
Worker Institute events include colloquiums, conferences
AFL-CIO convention encourages new strategies for growth
Historic labor convention draws four from Worker Institute
Class of 2013 graduates from NYS AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute
Campaign for higher wages attracting support, Bronfenbrenner says
Beredo discusses her Kheel Center role
125 people tuned in to ILR's June 20 webinar, "Overhauling Immigration Laws: What Will Reform Mean for Labor, Business and …
European trade union response to cuts and Eurozone crisis examined at Worker Institute event in Brussels
Employment and Disability Institute will lead training
Employment & Disability Institute work lauded by national group
Researchers and practitioners meet at ILR for Emerging Scholars Conference
SWAG celebrates growing impact after first year
Seven from Worker Institute speaking at conference on labor issues such as precarious workers
Scheinman Institute follows up on federal agency system it helped create
Labor union leader targets Walmart worker abuse
ILR's gender equity, violence prevention work honored
Family-friendly policies in Europe might account for slipping U.S. rank: research
Cornell Higher Education Research Institute work expanded by Mellon grant
ILR teams with The Conference Board on the business case for employing workers with disabilities.
Conference examines front-line staff and union impact on improved health care delivery
ILR Public Engagement: Applying world of work research
Worker protection, legal impact of Facebook era discussed by agency chair
Hansen, leading NASA climate scientist, urges unions to act

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