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Hui presents work on Labor Struggles and International Solidarity in China

Hui presents work on Labor Struggles and International Solidarity in China

Dr. Elaine Hui, assistant professor for the School of Labor and Employment Relations, was invited to speak at recent event entitled “Labour Struggles and International Solidarity in China.” The event was organized by the Made in China Journal in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference in Denver, Colorado from March 21 to 24.

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The LABOR School at Penn State and Allegheny-Fayette CLC Launch  Educational Programs for Unions in Southwest PA

The LABOR School at Penn State and Allegheny-Fayette CLC Launch Educational Programs for Unions in Southwest PA

On March 22, nearly fifty union members from a dozen local unions in Southwest Pennsylvania gathered at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Hall for a forum entitled, “Strategies for a New Labor Landscape: Strengthening Member Commitment,” hosted by The Labor School at Penn State, the Allegheny-Fayette CLC, and the PA AFL-CIO.

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Tylar Smith selected as student marshal for labor and employment relations

Tylar Smith selected as student marshal for labor and employment relations

Tylar Smith has been selected as the student marshal to represent the School of Labor and Employment Relations for the Penn State College of Liberal Arts spring 2019 commencement at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, in the Bryce Jordan Center. She will be escorted by Rebecca Cianci, associate profess of labor and employment relations.

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Anner selected as inaugural recipient of Advancing a Global Penn State: Outstanding International Research award

Anner selected as inaugural recipient of Advancing a Global Penn State: Outstanding International Research award

Mark Anner, associate professor of the School of Labor and Employment Relations and director for the Center for Global Workers’ Rights, has been named inaugural recipient of the Advancing a Global Penn State: Outstanding International Research Award. Anner was honored at a reception held at the Hintz Family Alumni Center on Wednesday, March 20.

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Hogan named as scholar for Student Engagement Network Faculty Academy

Hogan named as scholar for Student Engagement Network Faculty Academy

Tom Hogan, professor of practice in the School of Labor and Employment Relations, has been named as a Scholar in the Engagement Faculty Academy for the 2019-2021 academic years. The Student Engagement Network Faculty Academy is designed to provide funding for educators to deepen the University-wide discourse, practice, and recognition of engaged scholarship at Penn State.

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School of labor and employment relations recognizes 2019 spring award winners

School of labor and employment relations recognizes 2019 spring award winners

On Friday, March 29, the School of Labor and Employment Relations recognized the 2019 spring award winners during a lunch at the Nittany Lion Inn. The Alumni Program Group (APG) hosted the event welcoming student award winners, alumni, faculty and staff to the banquet room for the special event.

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General president of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades to speak April 16

General president of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades to speak April 16

Kenneth Rigmaiden, general president of the more than 160,000 member International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), will deliver the Penn State School of Labor and Employment Relations’ twenty-seventh annual Philip Murray Memorial Labor Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, in 121 Sparks Building. Topics he will address in his discussion include race issues within their union, generational barriers, changes in technology, social issues, breaking barriers, organizing within the immigrant community, representing various differences on the political spectrum, and the new generations views on unions. This is an open lecture and members of the public are invited to attend.

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Aboud honored with 2019 Hendrick Award for service to adult learners

Aboud honored with 2019 Hendrick Award for service to adult learners

Antone Aboud, director of online programs and professor of practice at the School of Labor and Employment Relations, has been named as the winner of the 2019 Shirley Hendrick Award, presented by the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners for service to adult learners at the Faculty/Staff Awards reception on Tuesday, April 2.

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Human Resources in Technology students to spend spring break in Silicon Valley

Human Resources in Technology students to spend spring break in Silicon Valley

Fourteen students in the School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) will travel to Silicon Valley during spring break as part of their special topics course LER 497 Human Resources in Technology. This four-day trip will provide students an opportunity to engage directly with engineers and human resource leaders in tech to gain a unique insight into a dynamic and growing industry.

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