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Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Priya Paul, chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels/director of Apeejay Surrendra Group
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Alumni, faculty, staff, and students connect at IHMRS events deRoos to lead “Control Issues” session at Independent Lodging Congress 31st Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference this month in NYC Hotelies lead the conversation at Revenue Strategy Summit Statler eateries make it easy to go green 3rd Cornell Hospitality Research Summit, Oct. 2014 Eduardo Rosario ’16: Where he deserves to be
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"There are definitely artistic sides to cooking ..., but make no mistake, it’s actual business."
-Douglas Keane ’93, winner of Top Chef Masters

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Alumni, faculty, staff, and students connect at IHMRS events

Each November, hospitality’s major players flock to New York City for the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS). This year Hotelies can register for the show using a complimentary code exclusively for alumni. SHA events held during the IHMRS will include the 12th annual Cornell MMH Reception and the 12th edition of the Dean’s Leadership Series, featuring a panel on labor relations, cohosted by the Cornell Hotel Society. The CHS NYC chapter will also host its annual IHMRS reception. Read more.
deRoos to lead “Control Issues” session at Independent Lodging Congress

At the inaugural Independent Lodging Congress, November 13-14, 2013, at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, Jan deRoos, HVS Professor of Hotel Finance and Real Estate, will moderate a special breakout session on “Control Issues.” Industry practitioners will join him in a spirited discussion of the nuances of management contracts in independent hotels, with a focus on issues of mutual concern to owners, managers, and hotel lenders. Visit the conference website.
31st Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference this month in NYC

“Charting a Course: Pursuing Opportunities Midst Winds, Currents, and Hazards” is the theme of the conference being held October 10-11, 2013, at the JP Morgan Conference Center in New York City. Highlights will include an engaging keynote between Jonathan D. Gray, global head of real estate at Blackstone, and Andrew Ross Sorkin ’99, New York Times and CNBC reporter. Read more.
Hotelies lead the conversation at Revenue Strategy Summit

Lee Pillsbury ’69, co-founder and CEO of Thayer Lodging Group, and Cindy Estis Green ’79, CEO of Kalibri Labs, are featured speakers at the Revenue Strategy Summit, sponsored by SHA. Register at and enter CORNELL to save $50 before October 18. The summit, being held November 12, 2013, at the Affinia Manhattan, will examine the forces reshaping the hospitality industry, and industry leaders will discuss how marketing and technology must evolve to meet new demands.
Statler eateries make it easy to go green

With the start of the 2013-14 academic year, the Statler Hotel expanded its composting and recycling program with the goal of capturing 100 percent of compostable and recyclable items served at Mac’s Café and Terrace Restaurant. With anywhere from 2,150 to 2,600 customers served weekdays at the two quick-service eateries, the Statler has an opportunity to divert at least 449 metric tons of waste from landfills each year. That’s the equivalent of 303 dumpsters. Read more.
3rd Cornell Hospitality Research Summit, October 12-14, 2014

Save the date! The 3rd CHRS will be held on campus October 12-14, 2014. Professors Cathy Enz and Rohit Verma will co-chair the conference, which will center on the theme, “The Future of Service Innovation: The New Science of People, Organizations, Data, and Technology.” CHRS is being organized on behalf of the entire SHA, and leadership from our Centers & Institutes will work together on planning and execution. Since its launch in 2010, CHRS has brought together academic scholars and industry leaders to discuss rigorous yet practical and timely research. Learn more at the CHRS website.
Eduardo Rosario ’16: Where he deserves to be

“There is no way I could be at Cornell without financial aid. Slowly, but surely, I’m making it to where I want to be,” Eduardo says modestly. In truth, he’s making it to where he deserves to be. Read about Eduardo's journey to the School of Hotel Administration.
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Paris Lodging Outlook 2014
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Real Estate Forum
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Northern California Hospitality Investment Forum
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HICAP Hotelie Dinner
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Big Apple Update Panel & Luncheon
New York, NY
Educational Seminar: Leadership and Team Work with Prof. Tim Hinkin
San José, Costa Rica
12th Annual Cornell MMH Reception
New York, NY
Dean's Leadership Series: The Future of Hospitality Labor Relations
New York, NY
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