November 13, 2015
Introducing the
new SHA website
A new SHA website debuted in September. It has been completely reimagined and positioned as the flagship vehicle for the new SHA brand.

In conjunction with the website launch, a new web address was unveiled:
Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures launches

The Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (CIHF) launched November 2 as a collaboration between the School of Hotel Administration and the College of Human Ecology.

CIHF's mission is to create and promote knowledge that brings hospitality principles to health policy, management, and design, with a goal of improving service in healthcare, wellness, and senior living. Read more »

Cornell team wins real estate competition

The Cornell team took first place in the seventh annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition, which took place November 9-10 in New York City.

The event brings student teams from around the world to develop an analysis and presentation based on an actual commercial real estate transaction. This year, a record high of 19 teams competed. Read more »

Chiaki Tanuma, MPS '80 named
MMH Outstanding Alumnus of the Year

Chiaki Tanuma, MPS '80, president and CEO of Green House Co., was presented with the 2015 MMH Outstanding Alumnus of the Year award at the 14th Annual Cornell MMH Reception on November 8 in New York City.

The award recognizes an MMH or MPS alumna/alumnus who has demonstrated exceptional career progression and continued service to the School of Hotel Administration and its students. Read more »

Passing of Michael LaTour and Mark Talbert '89, MPS '92

SHA was saddened to report the recent loss of two members of our community.

As a visiting assistant professor at SHA, Michael LaTour was editor of the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, a position he retained when he became a professor at Ithaca College in 2015. He was also the husband of associate professor Kathryn LaTour, with whom he collaborated on award-winning research.

Mark Talbert '89, MPS '92 was a senior lecturer at SHA. An alumnus of both the undergraduate and MPS programs, Talbert was a true Hotelie with a longtime affiliation with the school. He was teaching several classes this semester.

LaTour's obituary was published in the Ithaca Journal. Talbert's obituary was published in the Cornell Chronicle.

Service Excellence Training Program

In collaboration with SHA faculty and alumni and trusted industry experts, we are in the process of developing an online Service Excellence Training Program targeting line-level employees in customer service and guest-facing roles.

We are looking for you to share your perspective, experience, and expertise to help shape the future of service excellence training and SHA professional development programming.

Share your insights by taking our 10-to-15-minute survey. Visit us online to watch an introductory video or join the discussion.

Featured Video
Marketing breaks down the fourth wall
By creating unforgettable experiences that turn consumers into brand devotees, George P. Johnson CEO Chris Meyer '87 is reinventing marketing. View »
Alumni Spotlight
Spencer Rubin '08 expands his grilled cheese empire
Spencer Rubin '08 founded grilled cheese specialty restaurant Melt Shop in Manhattan in 2011, and continues to expand the growing chain. Read more »
Featured Program
Master of Management in Hospitality
The MMH program readies you for a global, people-driven industry where creative thinkers find themselves on the career fast-track. Read more »
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Upcoming Events View All Events »
November 14
South Florida Chapter's Winemaker's Dinner
Hollywood, FL
December 3
South Jersey Faculty Presentation
Springfield, PA
December 12
Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter Annual Holiday Party
Bethesda, MD
December 10
CHS Munich Region Christmas Get-Together
Munich, Germany
December 13
Georgia Chapter Annual Holiday Party
Atlanta, GA
January 26
11th Annual Cornell Reception at ALIS
Los Angeles, CA
February 25
CHS EMEA Regional Meeting 2016
Reykjavik, Iceland


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