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News from the School of Hotel Administration September 2011

3rd Annual Cornell Icon & Innovator Awards Dinner

 Students meet and mingle at the annual SHA Mixer.
Online Class Notes Coming Soon!
Imagine describing your wedding, vacation, new baby, or latest hotel acquisition directly and immediately—with no word limit! Imagine posting your own photos—even those low-res shots of your cat that we can’t print—captioned as you like, and linking to your favorite websites! Imagine getting twitter updates of new postings and commenting online! Imagine browsing all class notes by class year, event type, name, and more! Sound impossible? Not anymore! Read more.
2011 DDLS Line-up Brings Hospitality's Top Executives to SHA
Twelve of the industry’s top executives and rising stars will be featured speakers in this semester's Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS). A perennial highlight of the SHA academic calendar, the DDLS invites leaders from every segment of the hospitality industry to speak about their career paths, industry insights, and more. Read more.

SHA and CHS Events at Upcoming Industry Conferences
The school and its alumni association, the Cornell Hotel Society, will be bringing the Cornell Big Red touch to upcoming industry conferences worldwide. CHS chapters will host alumni gatherings in conjunction with industry events in Arizona, Chile, and New York, and the school is planning a great line-up of networking receptions and educational panels for alumni and the industry alike. Read more.
RSVP Today for the 2011 Hotelie Tailgate
Join us for another Hotelie Tailgate! Experience great food and fun on Saturday, September 17, 4:00-6:00 p.m., in the Schoellkopf Field parking lot before the Cornell vs. Bucknell game. The brilliant food and beverage team from the 87th annual Hotel Ezra Cornell will cook up and serve a “Big Red Diner”-themed tailgate menu. Read more.
Earn an Online Master Certificate in Foodservice Management
Alumni interested in developing new skills and increasing profits in the food and beverage industry can now earn an online master certificate in foodservice management from SHA. This unique advanced certificate examines the issues and challenges of the foodservice industry and outlines strategies that contribute to a successful foodservice operation. Read more.
CREF Professors Win Best Retail Real Estate Paper Award from ARES
A study written by Crocker Liu and Peng Liu, two Center for Real Estate and Finance faculty members, has won the best paper award in retail real estate in this year’s annual American Real Estate Society (ARES) competition. The highly selective competition involves more than 250 papers presented at the ARES annual conference. Read more.
Strategic Corporate Alliance Membership Grows to Twelve
With the recent additions of Carlson Hotels and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, the school’s strategic corporate alliance program has grown to twelve members. To read about the partnership with Carlson, click here. For details on the alliance with Taj, click here.
Hospitality Business Plan Competition Gears Up—Student Presentations Set for HEC 87
The Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship has launched the second annual Hospitality Business Plan Competition. Thanks to sponsorship by the Sun family and by Marriott International, the competition offers cash prizes to the top three teams, including a $15,000 first prize. Read more.
Atlanta Lodging Outlook - 2012
Atlanta, GA

Welcome New Alumni to the DC Area Event
Washington, DC

CHS Minnesota Family Picnic
Minneapolis, MN

3rd Annual South Florida Hotel Outlook
Miami, FL

Homecoming 2011 Tailgate
Ithaca, NY

CHS Mountain Weekend Retreat
Vail, CO

5th Annual Cornell Reception at the Lodging Conference
Phoenix, AZ

Annual CHS Alumni Dinner at SAHIC
Santiago, Chile

Big Apple Update
New York, NY

Hotel Investment Panel
San Francisco, CA

Dinner and More at Frasca
Boulder, CO

17th Annual Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

CHS South Florida Volunteer Day
Miami, FL

CHS Hotel Show Reception
New York, NY


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