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News from the School of Hotel Administration June 2012

Celebrating 90 years
as the first and the best

 Drown Prize winner Eric Rabinowitz '12 addresses his class during the SHA Diploma Ceremony.
Tisch family and Katie Taylor honored at Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards
"The Cornell I&I Awards has truly become much bigger than an SHA alumni event. It has become an industry celebration of everything Cornell stands for, as Cornell is perceived as the arbitrator of excellence in the hospitality and travel industry. Every Cornellian, regardless of the school from which they have graduated, stands a little taller the morning after this prestigious event." -Lee Pillsbury ’69 Read the Chronicle article.

Classmates and friends connect at Cornell Reunion 2012
Reunion 2012 drew 230 Hotelies and their families to Ithaca, where they enjoyed an array of activities, including tours, lectures, the annual SHA Dean's Breakfast, and a state of the university address by President David Skorton. Read more.

Four faculty members win Ted Teng ’79 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards
In recognition of their outstanding teaching and impact on students, Sherri Kimes, Michael Giebelhausen, Stephani Robson, and Mark McCarthy received the 2012 Ted Teng ’79 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards. These awards were founded in honor of SHA faculty members who influenced the course of Teng’s highly successful career. Read more.
Dean's Leadership Series: "Expanding International Travel to the U.S."
By increasing international visitors to the U.S., the hospitality and travel industry has a great capacity to create jobs and spur economic growth. At the Dean’s Leadership Series on June 14, six CEOs from leading hotel and tourism companies will discuss the ins and outs of this key industry issue. The panel event will be at "Top of the Hay" at The Hay-Adams in Washington, D.C. Read more.

SHA leadership appointments announced
Three SHA professors have been appointed or reappointed to leadership positions within the school. Robert Kwortnik will be the academic director of the Center for Hospitality Research. Jan deRoos was reappointed director of the Center for Real Estate and Finance. Tim Hinkin will serve another term as the Richard J. and Monene P. Bradley Director of Graduate Studies. All appointments are effective July 1. Read more.

Celebrate summer with 25% off online executive education certificates
Begin your journey toward an online Ivy League hospitality certificate with discounted pricing in June! As you engage in the series of classes that lead to your online certificate, you will gain confidence in your chosen field, build your resume, and become more marketable. Read more.

Center for Real Estate and Finance offers new report series
With reports explaining a new series of hotel real estate indices and an analysis of gateway cities, the new report series from the Center for Real Estate and Finance (CREF) fills a gap in publications for the hospitality real estate and finance industry. All CREF reports are available at no charge. Read more.

Video: Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition
The Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition is just one of the many student opportunities provided by the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship. View the video.

New MMH class arrives
The Master of Management in Hospitality Class of 2013 arrived in Ithaca in May, ready to embark on the 12-month, AACSB-accredited master’s program. There are a total of 65 students this year—41 students will stay in Ithaca for the full year, and 24 will spend six months in Ithaca and six months at the Cornell-Nanyang Institute in Singapore. Read more.

Simsalabim-by F&B Manager Club Vienna and FM magazine
Vienna, Austria

Happy Hour Hot Mob
Boston, MA

Dean's Leadership Series
Washington, DC

CHS NYC Happy Hour
New York, NY

CHS Central America Special Evening Seminar
San Jose, Costa Rica

Annual Mid-Atlantic Crab Feast
Centreville, MD

Denver Hospitality Summit
Denver, CO

Zurich Networking Luncheon
Zurich, Switzerland


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