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Professor Barry Qualls Advises Students On How To Lead Through Change

On October 1, 2012, Barry Qualls, Rutgers’ award-winning English professor and vice president of undergraduate education, was the guest speaker during SMLR’s Leadership in Work Organizations class. Taught by SMLR Dean Susan J. Schurman and Professor Rebecca Kolins Givan, the undergraduate course provides an in-depth examination of leadership—what it is, where it comes from, and how people develop and exercise it—with a focus on leadership within work organizations, including labor unions that represent workers in the workplace.

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Barry Qualls, Rutgers’ award-winning English professor and vice president of undergraduate education, was the guest speaker during SMLR’s Leadership in Work Organizations class. Professor Qualls shared the leadership skills he discovered though his experiences.

Governor Christie Congratulates RU SHRM

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently wrote a letter to Rutgers Society for Human Resource Management (RU SHRM), congratulating the group on its Outstanding Student Chapter Award. In his letter, Governor Christie writes, "I join with your families, friends, and professors in applauding all of you on a job well done."

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently wrote a letter to Rutgers Society for Human Resource Management (RU SHRM), congratulating the group on its Outstanding Student Chapter Award. In his letter, Governor Christie writes, "I join with your families, friends, and professors in applauding all of you on a job well done."

SMLR Holds Reception For New Director of Center of Women and Work

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*Please note that the reception is from 5 p.m.--6 p.m. The presentation begins at 6 p.m.

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The Center for Women and Work (CWW) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is holding a welcome reception for Professor Dana Britton, CWW’s new director, on October 17.

Rutgers Center for Management Development Changes Leadership

After helping Rutgers Center for Management Development (CMD) reach numerous milestones, Bill Bigoness has stepped down from his role as the center’s executive director. Bill Castellano, professor in Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), director of the Human Resource Management undergraduate programs, and director of the Strategic HR Leadership Council, will serve as interim director until June 30, 2013. 

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After helping Rutgers Center for Management Development (CMD) reach numerous milestones, Bill Bigoness has stepped down from his role as the center’s executive director. Professor Bill Castellano will serve as interim director until June 30, 2013.

Richard Masur Talks About The Act of Leading Unions

Each week students in SMLR’s Leadership in Work Organizations course take part in an in-depth examination of leadership—what it is, where it comes from, and how people develop and exercise it—with a focus on leadership within work organizations, including labor unions that represent workers in the workplace.

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On September 24, 2012, Dean Susan J. Schurman and Professor Rebecca Givan, instructors of SMLR's Leadership in Work Organizations course, invited Actor Richard Masur to attend the class as a guest speaker. Masur is a member of the executive committee of the New York SAG-AFTRA Local and has a role in the new HBO hit, Girls.
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SMLR Introduces Problem-Solving Model To Association of Flight Attendants’ New Bargaining Committee

In August, Dean Susan J. Schurman teamed up again with Peter DiCicco, her co-facilitator during the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) merger, to facilitate a meeting of the Association of Flight Attendants’ (AFA) newly formed United Airlines bargaining committee. 

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In August, Dean Susan J. Schurman teamed up again with Peter DiCicco, her co-facilitator during the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) merger, to facilitate a meeting of the Association of Flight Attendants’ (AFA) newly formed United Airlines bargaining committee.

SMLR Presents Undocumented and Unafraid Event

September 28, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RUTGERS HOLDS SPECIAL TALK ON THE NEW IMMIGRANT YOUTH MOVEMENT, “UNDOCUMENTED AND UNAFRAID”

EDITOR’S NOTE: ATTENTION POLITICAL, ASSIGNMENT EDITORS, Professor Janice Fine may be contacted at fine@work.rutgers.edu or 848-932-1746. Hyacinth Miller can be reached at hyacinth.miller@rutgers.edu.

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On September 27, Rutgers University's School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) hosted a special event featuring Sofia Campos, chair of United We Dream, and Kent Wong, director of the UCLA Labor Center, who spoke about the new immigrant youth movement, “undocumented and unafraid.”

NJ Senator Robert Menendez Attends Dedication of Plaque to SMLR

On September 14, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez made a special appearance at SMLR’s Labor Education Center (LEC).

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On September 14, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez made a special appearance at SMLR’s Labor Education Center (LEC). He joined Charles Wowkanech and Laurel Brennan from the New Jersey State American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) to present SMLR with a commemorative plaque.

Healthcare Talent Network’s Holds Job Fair, Offers Services For Skill Development

According to figures released last week by New Jersey’s Labor Department, the state’s unemployment rate is close to 10 percent. In an effort to help strengthen New Jersey’s workforce and provide job opportunities within the healthcare sector, The Healthcare Talent Network (HCTN) held a job fair on August 23 at Raritan Valley Community College.

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The Healthcare Talent Network (HCTN) held a job fair on August 23 at Raritan Valley Community College. The event provided attendees with an opportunity to meet with key industry headhunters, education providers, career counselors, and local industry employers.