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World Campus SHRM Student Chapter Earns Merit Award

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) national organization has awarded the Penn State World Campus student chapter the Merit Award for excellence and achievement during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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LER Alumna Named Fulbright Finalist for 2018-19

Kelsey Wetzel, a 2016 Spanish and labor and employment relations graduate, was recently named a Fulbright finalist for the 2018-19 academic year.

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Rebecca Tarlau Selected As 2018 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

Assistant Professor of Education and Labor & Employment Relations Rebecca Tarlau was recently recognized a recipient of the 2018 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships.

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School of Labor and Employment Relations celebrates 75th anniversary

On Friday, April 13, more than 175 alumni, sponsors, students, faculty and staff descended upon the Nittany Lion Inn to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Penn State’s School of Labor and Employment Relations.

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Katherine Maich, Ph.D. Earns Honorable Mention For Dissertation

Katherine Maich, Ph.D. Earns Honorable Mention For Dissertation

Katherine Maich, Ph.D., was named the Honorable Mention for the LERA’s 2018 Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Awards Competition. Her dissertation was titled, "Domesticated Democracy? Labor Rights at Home in Lima and New York City."

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Professor Awarded Grant to Study Workers' Rights in Morocco

Professor Awarded Grant to Study Workers' Rights in Morocco

Associate professor and director of the Center for Global Workers' Rights, Mark Anner, recently was awarded a $60,000 grant from the Solidarity Center to study agricultural supply chains in Morocco and their impact on workers' rights. Dr. Anner is coordinating a small team of researchers to examine how supply chain dynamics in the wine and olive oil sectors influence working conditions, while also creating points of leverage for unionization and collective bargaining.

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