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News from the School of Hotel Administration April 2012

A Conversation with Google's Bonita Coleman Stewart

 Dean Johnson and students pose with Guest Chef Ron Duprat (back row, center)
Four Seasons CEO Kathleen Taylor to receive Hospitality Innovator Award
Kathleen "Katie" Taylor will receive the 2012 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award at the fourth annual Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards on June 5. This award is given annually by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship. Read more.

Hospitality CEOs to discuss international travel to U.S. at Dean’s Leadership Series
Executives from the nation’s top travel and hospitality companies will discuss “Expanding International Travel to the U.S.” at the tenth edition of the Dean's Leadership Series on June 14 at “Top of the Hay” at The Hay-Adams in Washington, D.C. Read more.
HEC weekend goes digital with a CHS meeting webcast and new HEC mobile app
A webcast of the Cornell Hotel Society General Membership Meeting and a new mobile app are among the digital innovations lined up for the weekend of the 87th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell conference, April 12–15. Read more.

SHA participates in spring hospitality and travel conferences
Faculty, staff, and students will share research and connect with alumni and other industry leaders this spring at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show, and Ataway Exchange. In addition, the Chicago chapter of the Cornell Hotel Society will host its Annual Scholarship Reception on May 7 in conjunction with the NRA Show. Read more.

MMH student takes home grand prize at Microsoft competition
Armed with an innovative spirit and strong teamwork skills, Thao Ly Bui Tran, MMH '12 flew to Redmond, Washington in early March to compete in the final round of the 2012 Firenze|BXT Student Innovation Competition. And she walked away with the grand prize. Read more.

Registration opens for the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit
Top-level panels will headline the second Cornell Hospitality Research Summit, produced by the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR), October 8 and 9. Registration will open in early April for the conference, which will focus on “Service Excellence and Performance Growth in the Global Hospitality Industry: Strategies and Approaches for Navigating Forward.” Read more.

OEE offers new certificate and scholarships in revenue management
Interested in advancing your revenue management skills? The Office of Executive Education has introduced a new online certificate in Advanced Revenue Management and has also expanded its scholarship program with IDeaS Revenue Solutions. Read more.

Visiting scholars bring new ideas and energy to the Center for Hospitality Research
A group of visiting scholars have brought an international flair to the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) during this academic year, both in terms of academic scholarship and cultural enrichment. As part of its program to extend its global reach, the CHR has sponsored four researchers this year. Read more.

CHS NorCal Social Event in the East Bay
Berkeley, CA

CHS Chicago Spring Happy Hour
Chicago, IL

Alumni Dinner at Brasserie Flo Beijing
Beijing, China

HEC 87 Life Is Service Innovation
Ithaca, NY

CHS Foundation Meeting
Ithaca, NY

Behind the Scenes with Pizza Hut
Plano, TX

CHS Past Presidents Dinner
Ithaca, NY

CHS General Membership Meeting & WEBCAST
Ithaca, NY

Cocktails at the Rubin Museum of Art
New York, NY


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