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  • May 18, 2012
    Approximately 310 SMLR students and 2,500 guests gathered in the Louis Brown Athletic Center on May 12, 2012 to celebrate the school’s 9th annual Convocation. Dean Susan J. Schurman, the presiding officer, and SMLR’s faculty proudly acknowledged the hard work of students within the school’s undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in HRM and LSER.
  • May 14, 2012
    Mario Tano, a resident of West New York, and Norman Wright, a New Brunswick resident, are named the first recipients of the Pamela Sue Schmidt Award for Outstanding Service to the Community.
  • May 08, 2012
    More than a dozen SMLR students were recently honored as academic scholars during Rutgers University’s 2012 Academic Excellence Award and Phi Beta Kappa ceremonies.
  • May 03, 2012
    Beneath one of the many white tents residing outdoors at Voorhees Mall during the annual Tent State University, approximately 40 undergraduate students explored fundraising strategies in Professor Janice Fine’s course, “Organizing For Social Change.”
  • May 01, 2012
    Approximately 75,000 New Jersey residents came out to attend the University's annual celebration of Rutgers Day. From young, future participants in the world of work to older, seasoned workers, many people stopped by SMLR's location to discover our offerings.
  • April 30, 2012
    A new study by Rutgers' Center for Women and Work and the National Partnership for Women & Families presents an important analysis for policymakers concerned both with the economic security of families and the economic position of the United States.
  • April 23, 2012
    On March 30, Rutgers Society of Human Resource Management (RU SHRM) addressed changes in the HR field during its 8th annual business conference, “Taking Stock in HR: Buy or Sell,” which was held in the Rutgers Livingston Student Center. Approximately 240 HR professionals, SMLR human resource management (HRM) students, professors, and alumni attended the event ...
  • April 23, 2012
    Professor Jessica Methot recently partnered with Atrion to conduct research on the company’s culture of work and connectivity in the office setting.
  • April 23, 2012
    On March 29-30, 2012, 11 delegates from LO, The Swedish Trade Union Confederation, visited the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) to learn about how trade union members’ work experience and training can be translated into college credits.
  • April 23, 2012
    On April 10, Roberta Reardon, former president of AFTRA and current co-president of SAG-AFTRA, spoke with SMLR’s faculty and Ph.D. students at Rutgers’ Labor Education Center. Reardon and SMRL Acting Dean Sue Schurman shared details of the successful SAG-AFTRA merger process, while recounting the several previous merger attempts that took place over the decades.
  • April 09, 2012
    SMLR has appointed 22 fellows to study broad-based employee stock ownership and profit sharing in corporations, the U.S. economy and society. The recipients represent the largest collection of young scholars from a broad range of fields in the social sciences and humanities. They also come from some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions and all parts of the U.S.
  • April 02, 2012
    The purpose of this report is to review the existing literature on efforts throughout the globe by workers who labor outside the formal labor and employment relations policy framework of their country to form or join trade unions as well as unions’ efforts to organize and represent them.
  • March 21, 2012
    Even in New Jersey’s highly educated workforce, where 44% of adults have at least a two‐year degree, almost a fifth of adults age 25‐64 have started college but never finished. CWW's report outlines inexpensive policy changes to improve college completion rates.
  • March 13, 2012
    On March 9, SMLR Human Resource Management (HRM) students and alumni networked with nearly two dozen, leading companies during the HRM Career Fair. Held in Livingston Student Center's Livingston Hall, the career fair allowed students to receive career advice and opportunities from experts in the HR field.
  • February 28, 2012
    The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) joins Rutgers' Center for Women and Work (CWW) on its Lumina College Completion Project, a multi-state workforce development initiative to identify adults close to finishing a college degree and help them earn the remaining credits they need.
  • February 21, 2012
    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.
  • February 07, 2012
    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.
  • 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.
  • January 18, 2012
    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.
  • January 04, 2012
    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."