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. In April 1936, unemployed men and women in New Jersey occupied the state Assembly chamber in Trenton and called themselves the “Army of the No-Occupation.” They acted to protest the state Legislature’s unwillingness to provide funds for the poor and unemployed... read more

Elaine Kovac Stroud has joined us as SMLR's Assistant Dean of Business and Administration. Elaine is a Rutgers alumna and has more than 12 years of leadership experience and proven skills in successful office management. She has held a variety of business positions at Rutgers since 2000. Elaine joins us from the division of Undergraduate Education, where she spent five years as Undergraduate Education's Director of Business and Administration. In Undergraduate Education, Elaine established the business office through the Transformation of Undergraduate Education and developed it into a... read more

With the fall semester in full swing, we have entered a season marked by many new beginnings, including my own start as acting dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations.It is a pleasure and honor to provide leadership for the school. As a long-time SMLR faculty member, I will draw from our past successes to continue the school’s record of outstanding scholarship in the fields of human resource management, labor studies and employment relations as well as offering leading programs of study for our students. ... Read more.

Welcome to the first issue of the SMLR Update, our e-newsletter dedicated to highlighting the most up-to-date news, events, and developments on our school. We want you to stay connected and encourage you to share your news. Please feel free to spread our news! Read more: read more

Paula Caligiuri, professor in the HR management department, is quoted in CNN's article The Global Workforce: Challenge or Asset. Excerpt from Article: ..."Some companies are still tripping over the basic differences in countries which affect the employment situation such as, employment laws, talent availability, differences in educational systems, and unionization," says Paula Caligiuri, professor in the HR management dept. at Rutgers University, and author of the book Managing the Global Workforce. "Understanding and effectively managing cultural differences is critical, but often... read more