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LER Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-Big Ten Honors

LER has a long tradition of students excelling both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. This past semester three LER majors students received Academic All-Big Ten accolades in recognition of their excellent academic records and their performance in intercollegiate athletics.

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LER School Center to Present Practitioner/Academic Seminar on International HRM in NYC, May 18, 2017

“Emerging markets are becoming the new centers of gravity for the global economy, and competition for talent is becoming fiercer almost by the day. Access to talented workers is considered by some as the top indicator of a country’s competitiveness.” (Deloitte, 2013)

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Student Spotlight:  2016 MPS Graduate Kimberly Madsen

Student Spotlight: 2016 MPS Graduate Kimberly Madsen

If you break the speed limit in Gainesville, Florida you may meet a recent graduate of the School’s MPS in HRER program. Officer Kim Madsen is not only a full-time police officer in Gainesville, but a December 2016 graduate of our Master of Professional Studies (MPS) program in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER).

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LER Professor’s Class Undertakes Project to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through the Performing Arts

Can the performing arts play a role in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion at Penn State, in higher education more generally, in our communities, and in the global workplace? This is the action research focus of Dr. Tom C. Hogan, professor of practice in Human Resource Management, and his LER 460 HR Ethics class.

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Director’s Update - January 2017

2017 is here, students have returned from the holiday break, and the Spring semester is underway. This year New Year’s has special significance for the School of Labor and Employment Relations as 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of our program. LER was founded in 1942 as part of an effort to ensure peaceful labor-management relations in Pennsylvania during World War II. Penn State was asked to provide training for union leaders and activists working in industries important to the war effort on the basis that informed union leaders would be better able to resolve disputes with management and prevent disruption of the war effort. In fact, the first such program was conducted at the Philadelphia Naval Yard, a key production facility that built battleships for the U.S. Navy.

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Director's Update January 2016

Director's Update January 2016

Well, it is mid-January here in Happy Valley and winter has finally arrived. At last, there IS snow on the Lion.

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