News & Events

Len Garrison is SMLR's New HRM Career Services Manager

On February 13, Len Garrison joined SMLR as the Department of Human Resource Management's career services manager. Garrison previously worked at Rutgers Career Services, where he supported students and alumni in all aspects of their job search, including résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, and networking.

Acting Dean Schurman Facilitates SAG-AFTRA's Merger Process


For the past year, Acting Dean Sue Schurman has served as lead facilitator for the merger process between the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). ... On January 29, Acting Dean Schurman joined the leadership of both unions at the annual SAG Awards to celebrate the boards' approval.

CWW's Study Finds Paid Family Leave Leads to Positive Economic Outcomes

January 19, 2012
With a growing need for family-friendly workplace policies, a new study commissioned by the National Partnership for Women & Families, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, concludes that providing paid family leave to workers leads to positive economic outcomes for working families, businesses and the public.

Media Advisory: Paid Family Leave's Positive Economic Outcomes


SMLR's Center for Women and Work (CWW) and the National Partnership for Women & Families, based in Washington, D.C., will convene a conference call to discuss the new study, Pay Matters: The Positive Economic Impacts of Paid Family Leave for Families, Businesses and the Public.

Professor Dana Britton is Director of the Center for Women and Work

Professor Dana Britton has recently been appointed as SMLR's Director of the Center for Women and Work. As Director, Professor Britton will enhance the prominence and impact of the Center in New Jersey, nationally, and internationally.Professor Dana Britton

Professor Dana Britton has recently been appointed as SMLR's Director of the Center for Women and Work. She says, "I look forward to joining the faculty of SMLR and building on the great work of the Center."

Students Gain Insight Into Work and Society During Simulated, Classroom Testimony

On December 6, students in the fall 2011 semester of Work, Society, and Quality of Life teamed to partake in their final presentation. Highlighted by vibrant, oral arguments and lively cross examinations, the event once again succeeded in challenging students’ thinking while giving insight into the legislative process.

SMLR Faculty Present Research, Participate at Conferences in South Africa

On December 2—3, a group of SMLR faculty from the Labor Studies and Employment Relations department presented the preliminary results of their study, “Trade Union Responses to Representing Workers in The Informal Economy,” at an American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS) conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

Finegold, Director, and Mangels are Honored

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Esteemed Current and Former Colleagues Are Recognized For Their Service to SMLR


Professor Castellano Receives Award, Leads Successful Undergraduate HRM Program

On December 4, Professor Bill Castellano, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations professor and director of the undergraduate Human Resource Management (HRM) programs, was awarded honorary membership into the University’s Chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success during an induction ceremony in Scott Hall.

HR Class Participation Peaks Through Professor Methot’s Polling

Professor Jessica Methot spent the semester utilizing polling to engage her students, posing 3-to-5 questions per class on a range of HR topics,