William Julius Wilson was the opening speaker Oct. 19 at a symposium titled "American Society: Diversity and Consensus," honoring another heavyweight sociologist, Cornell's Robin M. Williams Jr., the Henry Scarborough Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus.
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.