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News from the School of Hotel Administration February 2012

Innovation Network at Google 2011

Dean's Leadership Series: CEO Panel speakers at the Cornell International Hospitality Summit India
Cornell International Hospitality Summit India brings opportunities and challenges to light
On January 17, the 175 attendees of the first Cornell International Hospitality Summit India had the unique opportunity to hear from India's leading hospitality executives as they discussed the most important issues facing the country’s travel and tourism industry. Read more.

Shape Cornell now: vote today for alumni-elected trustees
The Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations (CATN) has endorsed and nominated four candidates to run for two available seats as Alumni Trustees. Voting for your alumni-elected trustees began February 1 and ends April 1. Read more.
Professor Jack Corgel wins award for best paper in Real Estate Economics journal
A paper by John "Jack" Corgel, the Robert C. Baker Professor of Real Estate, was named the 2011 Edwin S. Mills Best Paper in Real Estate Economics, the premier journal for the real estate industry. The prize was presented at the recent meeting of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. Read more.

Tenth Innovation Network focuses on data and digital entertainment
The January 2012 Innovation Network meeting brought together dozens of top-level executives and featured video interviews by Student Ambassadors from the School of Hotel Administration. Going forward, the Innovation Network will meet under the aegis of the Leland and Mary Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship. Read more.

HEC talks travel trends on Syracuse morning TV show
The Hotel Ezra Cornell (HEC) organization presented a segment about travel trends and innovations in 2012 on Syracuse’s news channel 9 morning talk show, Bridge Street, on February 3. Sam Eisenman ’13, HEC’s guest services director, discussed the hottest topics in travel and tourism to help audiences plan for their upcoming vacations. Read more.

OEE introduces a new certification in properties management and sustainability
The hospitality industry has become increasingly aware that environmentally responsible management and sustainable operating practices have a direct and positive impact on a property’s bottom line. With this in mind, the Office of Executive Education has created a new Hotel Properties Management and Sustainability Certificate. Read more.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities program comes to SHA
Graduates of the rapidly growing Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program were invited to visit the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on January 9. EBV will be held September 29–October 6 at SHA, under guidance of the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship (PIHE), and PIHE Academic Director Neil Tarallo joined the EBV graduates for their NYSE visit. Read more.

Last chance to nominate someone for the list of 90 most influential Hotelies
Next September 20 will mark the 90th anniversary of the day classes began for the first time in hotel administration at Cornell University. As part of our yearlong celebration, we are planning a keepsake issue of Hotelie magazine for the spring. Two of the articles we have planned will require a group effort from the SHA community. Read more.

Chapter meeting at Klaus K Hotel
Helsinki, Finland

CHS Hong Kong & Macao Annual General Meeting and Happy Hour
Hong Kong

Shinnenakai and Annual General Meeting
Tokyo, Japan

Palm Beach Event
Palm Beach, FL

A New Breed of Entrepreneur in the Business of Hospitality, Food & Drink Panel
(Presented by CEN, PIHE, CHS DC/Baltimore chapter, Cornell Club of DC, and SHA)
Washington, DC

Guest Chefs Dinner with Ron Duprat
Ithaca, NY

HR in Hospitality Alumni Reception
San Francisco, CA

4th Annual Cornell/EHL Reception at IHIF/ITB
Berlin, Germany

CHS ITB Breakfast
Berlin, Germany

Guest Chefs Dinner with Jimmy Bradley
Ithaca, NY

Happy Hour at the Hotel Rouge
Washington, DC

EMEA Regional Meeting 2012
Budapest, Hungary

2012 Winemaker's Dinner
Miami Beach, FL





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