Statler News

May 17, 2019

3rd Annual Wine and Hospitality Management Workshop
Thursday, June 6 – Friday, June 7, 2019
SC Johnson College of Business Space, 40 West 57th Street, NYC 

The Cornell Institute for Food and Beverage Management (CIFBM) invites you to attend the “3rd Wine & Hospitality Management Workshop” - a small-scale, high quality conference that allows for intense interactions between participants and offers a platform for academics and practitioners alike. The two-day workshop will feature 42 speakers – from around the world – discussing their papers-in-progress. It will be held on June 6 and 7, 2019 at the SC Johnson College of Business program space in New York City at 40 West 57th Street. 

$400 registration fee includes attendance to all sessions including:

  • 2 Breakfast buffets
  • 8 Refreshment breaks
  • 2 Lunch
  • 1 Gala dinner


For further details, on either of these events, contact Carol Leitch-Zhe.

Fourth Annual ICSC & Cornell International Retail Real Estate Case Competition
May 19-20, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

We are pleased to announce the 4th Annual ICSC & Cornell International Retail Real Estate Case Competition, hosted jointly by the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Center for Real Estate and Finance at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

This case competition, held annually, will take place during RECon, the world’s largest retail real estate convention. The invitation-only competition will welcome undergraduate teams of four students from top university real estate programs. The teams will present their analysis of a real estate case study based on an actual transaction to a panel of industry executive judges. This intense competition provides an opportunity for students to practice the skills they have learned in the classroom and showcase their talents to the leaders of the industry.

Participating Universities include: Cornell University, Florida State University, Indiana University, New York University, Ohio State University, University of Colorado, University of Connecticut, University of Guelph, University of Pennsylvania-The Wharton School, University of Queensland, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Congratulations to the students representing Cornell University in Las Vegas: Harrison Bernstein ’20, Aaron Friedman '19, Teresa Liang '20, and Uma Patel '20.

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Elena Belavina, Associate Professor of Operations Management, was interviewed by Christian Science Monitor on environmental impact of meal kit companies like HelloFresh, Sun Basket, Blue Apron, and Plated that have skyrocketed to popularity in recent years, making this emerging market a $1.5 billion industry. Read all about it by clicking on the link above. 

Chekitan Dev, IMHI '85, Professor of Marketing, was interviewed by Skift, the travel industry’s leading intelligence platform, on the launch of Equinox Hotels, a new luxury lifestyle lodging brand. Read all about it by clicking on the following link:

Chekitan Dev, IMHI '85, Professor of Marketing, was interviewed by China Daily on the battle between traditional or ‘legacy’ hotel brands like Marriott and the newer sharing economy lodging brands like Airbnb. Read all about it by clicking on the following link: 

Chekitan Dev, IMHI '85, Professor of Marketing, has a presentation accepted at the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science’s 41st Annual ISMS Marketing Science Conference on June 22, 2019 in Rome, Italy. The presentation titled “The Value of Third Party Platforms in Customer Acquisition: An Empirical Investigation into the Hospitality Industry” is co-authored with Sarang Sunder (Texas Christian University), Agata Leszkiewicz (University of Twent), and V. Kumar (Georgia State University). The presentation abstract can be viewed by clicking on the following link:!/6819/presentation/297


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Statler Express
Serviced out of Mac’s Café in the School of Hotel Administration, offers a variety of meal and snacks (bagels, sandwiches, pizza, salads, cookies, coffee and more) for your next Group Meeting or Club Get Together.

Go to to order:

  • Make your selections
  • Enter the date and time for pick up
  • Enter your payment

It is easy and quick! We will have your order ready when you arrive along with plates, napkins, cups and plastic cutlery. You will have everything you need to make your Group or Club event a success! Questions - call 254-2511.