News & Events

Global Executive Master's in Human Resource Leadership (GEMHRL) Graduates Honored

On April 25, 2014, recent graduates of the Global Executive Master's in Human Resource Leadership (GEMHRL) program were honored at the Affinia Hotel in New York City. During the event, Professor Richard W. "Dick" Beatty, world-renowned HR expert and GEMHRL's executive director, discussed the opportunities for students that are available through an endowed fund, named in his honor.

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Recent graduates of the Global Executive Master's in Human Resource Leadership (GEMHRL) program were honored at the Affinia Hotel in New York City

Swedish Delegates Participate In New, Leadership Program

On April 3, 2014, twenty senior labor leaders from the Swedish Trade Union Confederation, LO, participated in a new program, Globalization and Organizing, offered by the Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER) faculty. The program is part of a three-week, leadership development series offered by SMLR, the University of Uppsala, and the University of Stockholm.

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Twenty senior labor leaders from the Swedish Trade Union Confederation, LO, participated in a new program

Rutgers SMLR Honors the LEARN Graduates and Celebrate Their Achievements

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Approximately 33 students within Labor Education and Research Now (LEARN) received certificates for completing their respective programs.

Visiting Professor From Japan, Megumi Kojima, Joins the Center for Work and Health

The School of Management and Labor Relations has invited Megumi Kojima, a visiting scholar from Japan, to join the Center for Work and Health. Kojima was recently interviewed by SMLR, during which she discussed her connection to the school and her research.

SMLR:   What led you to pursue Health care-related work?

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The School of Management and Labor Relations has invited Megumi Kojima, a visiting scholar from Japan, to be a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Work and Health. Recently we interviewed Kojima to find out a little more about her connection to SMLR and to learn more about her research.

Health Policy Expert Addresses U.S. Health Care

Susan Dentzer, senior health policy adviser for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and former on-air health correspondent for the PBS News Hour, was the keynote speaker at the Employment Relations in Healthcare Conference held on March 14, 2014 in Rutgers' Labor Education Center. 

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Susan Dentzer, senior health policy adviser for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and renowned health policy expert and journalist, was the keynote speaker at the Employment Relations in Healthcare Conference held on March 14, 2014 in Rutgers Labor Education Center.

Let Student-Athletes Major in Sports

By Susan Schurman
The Star-Ledger
May 6, 2014

The regional National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Northwestern University’s football players are the university’s employees, and therefore may form a union. The players voted recently, and the results are pending.

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SMLR Dean Susan Schurman writes in her op-ed, published in The Star-Ledger, "Rather than making athletes employees, let’s allow them to major in the sport they play. Let them study for a degree in football, basketball or baseball. Let’s integrate sports into the academic curriculum."

First SMLR May Student Day Celebration

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More than 200 SMLR faculty, staff, and students gathered outside the Janice H. Levin Building to enjoy the first ever SMLR May Student Day event.