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November 2012
J. W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr. cuts the ribbon at the dedication of the new Marriott Student Learning Center.
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Marriott family helps dedicate new student learning center Cornell Hospitality Research Summit 2012 New CHS industry panel and other NYC Hotel Show events Entrepreneurship boot camp empowers veterans Career Week draws 69 companies, 815 students Students become South Africa entrepreneurial mentors IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Scholarships
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Marriott family helps dedicate new student learning center

When J.W. "Bill" Marriott Jr. was a student at the University of Utah, the closest thing he had to a computer was a manual typewriter. "Things have changed remarkably," he noted while on campus Oct. 26 for the dedication of the Marriott Student Learning Center. Read More
Moving the hospitality industry forward: Cornell Hospitality Research Summit 2012

When more than 230 hospitality industry practitioners and researchers met in Oct. for the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit (CHRS), their common goal was to share knowledge and ideas that would help the hospitality industry continue moving forward globally. The CHRS was expressly designed by the Center for Hospitality Research to balance input from academic researchers and industry executives, with research-based presentations, keynote panel discussions, and hands-on workshops. Read More
New CHS industry panel and other Hotelie events during the NYC Hotel Show

In lieu of the general membership meeting that is typically held during the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show, the Cornell Hotel Society will host an industry panel on "Defining the New Luxury.” The event will be held Nov. 12, 7:30–9:30 a.m., at the Westin New York at Times Square. Also during the Hotel Show, the school will hold the 11th annual Cornell MMH Reception and CHS New York will hold the 90th annual CHS Hotel Show Reception. Read More
Entrepreneurship boot camp empowers veterans

Eleven veterans recently participated in the first Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities held at Cornell. Through the program offered by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship, they gained the skills they need to launch and run successful hospitality and real estate businesses. Read More
Career Week draws 69 companies, 815 students

SHA hosted Career Week 2012 in mid-Oct., welcoming representatives from 69 companies across many sectors of the hospitality industry. Throughout the week two-thirds of the companies held interviews for fulltime and summer positions. Others plan to hold interviews off site or on campus in the spring. Forty-four percent of recruiters were SHA alumni. Read More
Students become South Africa entrepreneurial mentors

During the summer of 2012, eight Cornell students participated in Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa (EESA), a remarkable program that combines education in entrepreneurial skills with social activism, cultural immersion, and academic credit. The program was co-sponsored by the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship and Stellenbosch University. Read More
Six hospitality professionals earn IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Scholarships

SHA and IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the leading provider of pricing and revenue management, have awarded six hospitality professionals with the fall 2012 IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Scholarship. Currently in its fourth year, the scholarship program is designed to help increase professional development opportunities in the field of revenue management. Read More
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Northern California Hospitality Investment Forum
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Nov 11
11th annual Cornell MMH Reception
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90th annual Cornell Hotel Show Reception
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Jan 23
8th annual Cornell Reception at ALIS
Los Angeles, CA

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