New York at Work report explores opportunities, challenges

New kinds of job opportunities abound in the cannabis and clean energy industries, and justice-involved people, people with disabilities and others can benefit from improved wages and training, according to the ILR School’s New York at Work report, published Aug. 30.

Ship detained after ILR workshop on labor abuse among fishers

A fishing vessel suspected of engaging in labor abuses was detained by the South African government on Aug. 3, days after a workshop led by the International Labour Organization in collaboration with the ILR School.

Brooks School Dean Colleen Barry joins the Sandy Hook Promise Board of Directors

Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy Dean Colleen L. Barry has joined the board of Sandy Hook Promise. The organization is working for a future where children are free from shootings and acts of violence in their schools, homes, and communities.

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Reporters discuss history of “land grab” universities in press freedom lecture

Journalist Tristan Ahtone and historian Robert Lee will talk about how Indigenous land expropriated by the 1862 Morrill Act is the foundation of the land-grant university system in the 2022 Kops Lecture.

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Awareness, not mandatory GMO labels, shifts consumer preference

An increase in consumer awareness around GMO-related topics – such as news coverage of legislative debate – is linked to an increase in demand for non-GMO products, even in states that didn’t ultimately pass GMO labeling laws, a new study finds.

Sherry Colb, legal scholar and beloved mentor, dies at 56

Sherry F. Colb, the C.S. Wong Professor of Law, a pioneering scholar and prolific writer on constitutional criminal procedure, animal rights and sexual equality, died Aug. 25 at her home in Ithaca.

Clinics win battle over meaning of 2016 FOIA amendments

Cornell Law School’s First Amendment Clinic was part of a team that won a precedent-setting ruling by a federal appeals court concerning the scope of amendments to the Freedom of Information Act.

When immersed in sexual harassment, workers can’t identify it

New research from the ILR School suggests that people who work in industries with high levels of sexual harassment have a harder time identifying inappropriate workplace behavior.

Poll: Cost of living is biggest concern for NYS residents

The most important issues in New York state are the cost of living and crime, according to results of the Empire State Poll, which provides empirical evidence that informs Cornell faculty research across an array of domains.