Hyundai has dispatched more than two dozen of its “superstar” executives to the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell for an eight-month stay to learn business management skills and gain a global perspective on manufacturing. The participants, who range in age from 37 to 50, are being groomed as the next generation of senior and top-level managers.
James E. Turner, the founding director of Cornell's Africana Studies and Research Center, was reappointed to the post for a five-year term by the provost, effective July 1. A professor of Africana Studies whose first stint as director lasted 17 years, Turner is a political sociologist specializing in African-American social movements and is a leading expert on Malcolm X.
Changes in the workplace continue to breed a climate of hostility and fear that is turning the workplace into a domestic battleground. But crisis management experts have found a new way to diffuse the hostility: They are using dispute resolution for violence prevention.