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News from the School of Hotel Administration October 2011

DDLS: A conversation with Chris Nassetta, president & CEO of Hilton Worldwide

 Students line up to pose with Dean's Distinguished Lecturer J. W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr.
Marriott Foundation Gives $3 Million to Create New Student Learning Center
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation has committed a $3 million gift to name the Marriott Student Learning Center. The new center will reconfigure the school’s current Nestlé Library and George B. Mallory ’54 Student Lounge into a facility designed to enhance student learning in the digital age. Read more.

You’re Invited: Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students to Gather at Hotel Show Events
With a great line-up of school and Cornell Hotel Society events, the days of the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show will be exciting ones for the SHA community. This year we will honor Kirk Kinsell, MPS ’80 at the 10th annual Cornell MMH reception, hold the CHS general meeting, and celebrate the 89th year of the CHS Hotel Show Reception, hosted by the NYC chapter. Read more.

Online Class Notes Go Live
Starting today, your online class notes system is live! Log in and describe your wedding, vacation, new baby, or latest hotel acquisition directly and immediately—with no word limit! Post your own photos, and link to your favorite websites! Browse all class notes by class year, event type, name, and more! Read more.
Save the date: Seventh Annual Cornell Reception at ALIS
Mark your calendars now for the seventh annual Cornell Reception at ALIS. This event, which draws more than 425 attendees each year, will be held on January 24, 2012, at the GRAMMY MUSEUM at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. To learn more or to participate as a corporate sponsor, contact Kathleen Bolton at 607.255.1204 or Read more.
Cornell Real Estate Case Competition Draws International Field of Student Teams
Eleven student teams to date have entered the third annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition, sponsored by the Cornell Center for Real Estate and Finance. TIAA-CREF will host the competition at its corporate headquarters in New York City on November 10. Read more.
OEE News: 20% Off Online Certificates, IDeaS Cornell Scholarship Applications Due Soon
This fall is a great time to begin your journey toward an online Ivy-League hospitality certificate. The Office of Executive Education is offering discounted pricing on all certificates in October and November, and the IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Scholarship will be awarded to three deserving individuals. Read more.
Ian Schrager and Virgin’s Raul Leal Confirmed as HEC 87 Speakers
The 87th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell is proud to announce the first two confirmed speakers for the annual conference: Ian Schrager, chairman and chief executive officer of Ian Schrager Company, and Raul Leal, president and COO of Virgin Hotels. These industry icons will present during HEC weekend, April 12-15, 2012, and will offer insights into this year's theme, “Life is Service Innovation.” Save the date! Read more.
Tarallo Joins Pillsbury Institute as Academic Director
Neil Tarallo, newly appointed academic director of the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship, comes to SHA from Syracuse University, where he was an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Tarallo comes to the institute with over 30 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and over 10 years’ experience in the classroom. Read more.
Annual Charity Auction Will Bring the Sounds and Tastes of New Orleans to SHA
Students in Catering and Special Events Management are busy planning the fourth annual SHA Charity Auction. This year’s theme, "Greetings from the Crescent City: A celebration of Jazz, Culture, and Cajun Cuisine," will transport attendees down to the bayou for the evening. You are invited to attend the silent and live auctions and/or donate an item to the event, which will be held Saturday, November 5. Read more.
Faculty and Staff Participate in the 2011 PhoCusWright Conference
SHA is a sponsor of the PhoCusWright Conference, a leading international conference on online travel,  November 15-17. Associate professor Chris Anderson will participate in a panel discussion, and senior lecturer Bill Carroll will lead a session on hospitality education. Joe Strodel, Jr., P ’11, director of communications and corporate affairs, will help judge the Travel Innovation Summit, a competition that showcases the next wave of innovation in travel. Learn more about the conference.
Hotel Investment Panel
San Francisco, CA

Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House
Minneapolis, MN

Industry Panel Discussion at the Union League of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Hotel Industry Real Estate Panel
Washington, D.C.

CHS Hong Kong & Macao HICAP Dinner
Hong Kong

Tea Tasting and Networking at Harney & Sons Soho
New York, NY

Dinner and More at Frasca
Boulder, CO

17th Annual Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

A Discussion on Sustainability
Mexico City, Mexico

Arabian Gulf Committee Meeting
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

CHS South Florida Volunteer Day
Miami, FL

10th Annual Cornell MMH Reception
New York, NY

CHS General Membership Meeting
New York, NY

CHS Hotel Show Reception
New York, NY

Chapter Meeting
Helsinki, Finland



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