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Centers & Institutes

Cornell Nolan School Centers and Institutes, wishes you and yours a very Happy New Year!
Check our Events Calendar for upcoming opportunities for engagement.

Center for Hospitality Research

Lunch with Steve Hood
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Sign up by February 6, 2023
Faculty and grad students! Join us for lunch with Steve Hood, Senior Vice President of Research at STR. All faculty are welcome and should feel free to come and go throughout the event. The agenda includes:

  • New types of data available for research and introduction to the new CoStar SHARE Center
  • Demonstration of the new CoStar Suite product, which integrates all of the STR hotel data into a dynamic online user interface that offers faculty and students immediate and free access to volumes of data
  • Research idea brainstorm, followed by ways STR can help
  • New certification training programs

Spring Corporate Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, April 20, 2023

Ithaca, NY
Invitation only.

Center for Hospitality Research Summit
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Ithaca, NY
Featuring talks from professors Chris Anderson, Li Chen, Helen Chun, Vincent Slaugh, Bruce Tracey, and Manoj Thomas

2nd Annual Hospitality Data Analytics Reception & Roundtable
May 15-16, 2023

Washington, D.C.
Faculty or students interested in attending these events may email Nicole McQuiddy-Davis, CHR Program Manager at

Center for Hospitality Research, is looking for graduate students to conduct hospitality-relevant research and write brief reports on trends affecting the industry. The pay is $20.90/hour, for 5-10 hours/week.
Please review this job posting if you are interested and reach out to Nicole McQuiddy-Davis (, the Program Manager with any questions.

Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor & Employment Relations

11th Annual Labor Relations Roundtable
Friday, March 3, 2023
Delray Beach, FL
This year will be the 11th offering of the Labor Relations Roundtable, presented by Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) and the ILR School. This roundtable presents a forum for industry and academe to address current issues facing the industry.
Hosted by roundtable chair and CIHLER academic director, Dave Sherwyn, ILR ’86, JD ’89, John & Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources & Professor of Law. Invitation only. Please contact Natalie Oldfield for more information.

17th Annual HR in Hospitality Conference
May 1 – 3, 2023
Registration now open
Phoenix, AZ
We are pleased to announce that the 2023 National HR in Hospitality Conference is coming to Arizona!
The National HR in Hospitality Conference is the industry’s premier HR conference, bringing together the legal and practical aspects of human resources within the hospitality industry.
Please email Natalie Oldfield, CIHLER Program Manager at

Center for Real Estate and Finance

CREF Advisory Board Breakfast
January 24, 2023
Los Angeles, CA
Invitation only.
Please email Elizabeth Cunningham, CREF Program Manager at

Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Hospitality Business Plan Competition Finals (BPC)
Friday, April 21, 2023
Ithaca, NY

The Hospitality Business Plan Competition provides an experiential learning opportunity to rising entrepreneurs looking to make their mark on the hospitality industry. The competition kicks off at the start of the academic year and culminates in the spring with the submission of final business plans and group presentations. Prizes totaling over $35,000 are awarded to the top three teams!

Please email Michelle Ciaschi, PIHE Program Manager at

Clubs & Organizations

Hotelie Fest Logo Competition
There are a lot of exciting things going on in the Nolan School to close out our year-long 100th Anniversary celebrations, and we wanted to extend the opportunity to everyone to get involved.
The Hotelie Fest Planning Committee is holding a logo design competition, open to all Hotelie students. Hotelie Fest will take place on April 29, 2023, as an outdoor carnival featuring activities, food, and booths that highlight the Nolan School and all things Hotelie. Since we are all about celebrating Hotelie students, we are asking students to submit proposals for our logo; the logo will be featured on our merchandise, marketing, and communications.

This logo should:

  • Incorporate the phrase “Hotelie Fest”
  • Use general Cornell colors, but do not use the name “Cornell University”
  • Be engaging and eye-catching
  • Be designed in high-resolution so that it can be reprinted in different sizes
  • Be made available to us in multiple image formats, if needed (jpg, pdf, etc.)

The competition opens on Monday, January 23rd and closes Friday, February 3rd. Please send all submissions and questions via email to both Vikas Reddy at and Faith Taylor at
We look forward to seeing all of your submissions!

Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures

Reinventing Health, Hospitality and Design Symposium
May 11-13, 2023
CIHF will host innovative thought leaders in healthcare, health policy, hospitality, wellness, and architectural design. The symposium will open with a welcome reception on the evening of Thursday, May 11. Our full-day symposium will start on Friday, May 12, to explore how decision makers and designers can respond to changing needs in mental health, work life balance, wellness, safety by design, affordable senior living, and other related areas. Together industry experts, academic scholars, leaders, and students will explore current challenges and possible evidence-based solutions with an interdisciplinary perspective.

Following the symposium, the third day, Saturday, May 13, will feature a more intimate hands-on thought design workshop led by Troy Savage. Designers will join healthcare and senior living leaders to collaborate in an interactive day of re-imagining the design of assisted living facilities in response to changing needs.
More information about registration will be forthcoming. 

Media Coverage

Chekitan Dev IMHI ’85, Singapore Tourism Distinguished Professor and Professor of Marketing, was interviewed by Skift on the proliferation of hotel brands. Read all about it by clicking on the following link:

Publications & Presentations

Vince Slaugh, Assistant Professor, has a publication titled Slaugh, Vincent W., and Alan A. Scheller-Wolf. “Flexibility and Consistency in Long-Term Care Rostering.” Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (2022).

Nestlé Library Resource of the Week

Nestlé Library Resource of the Week
Learn to be a more efficient and effective researcher and hone skills you’ll use both as a student and in your future career. In HADM 2720: Information Retrieval and Research Methods, you’ll discover how to locate scholarly sources for your projects, evaluate information online for credibility, and save time researching. You’ll also learn techniques for being more organized as you research and get practice making presentations in a welcoming environment. HADM 2720 is a 1.5 credit free elective, offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:45-4:00pm for 7 weeks, January 23 – March 14, in Statler Hall. Email instructor Sarah Lane ( with questions.


Alumni Affairs and Development is looking for an Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Dean of Developing
Please click the following links for a job description: