News & Events

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

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


David Finegold and Susan Schurman

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,

7th Annual Labor and Management Conference Addresses Healthcare Reform and Solutions

On December 9, approximately 85 people gathered at Rutgers’ Labor Education Center to attend the 7th annual Labor and Management Conference, addressing what labor and management need to know about the impact of the healthcare reform.

Occupy Wall Street Theater, A Jab at Political Paralysis

By Dorothy Sue Cobble and Michael Merrill
Published in The Star-Ledger, Sunday, December 18, 2011

Occupy Wall Street is not the first movement to use occupation as a protest tactic. Nor is it the first to use creative political theater to overcome political paralysis and hold elected officials accountable for their inaction.

Professor Dorothy Sue Cobble explains in her Star-Ledger op-ed why Occupy Wall Street is not the first movement to use occupation as a protest tactic (and creative political theater) to hold elected officials accountable for their inaction.


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