Statler News

Guest Speakers

Finance, Accounting and Real Estate
October 4, 2022
Jamie Lane
Vice President of Research
HADM3210 (P. Liu) Principles of Hospitality Real Estate

Hospitality Facilities and Operations
October 3, 2022
Adam Weissenberg
Vice Chair and Chief Global Officer for Deloitte’s US Audit & Assurance
HADM4470 (Roberts) Managing Hospitality Distribution

October 3, 2022
Jermaine Stone
Wine and Hip-Hop Podcast/Cru Luv Selections
HADM4300 (Stanley) Introduction to Wines

October 6, 2022
Jermaine Stone
Wine and Hip-Hop Podcast/Cru Luv Selections
HADM4360 (Stanley) Beverage Management

SHA/CIA Alliance

The Culinary Institute of America/ Nolan School of Hotel Administration Alliance
Immersion. Semester.  Degree.  Could food be a part of your career plans?  Consider studies at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America.  Explore your options for culinary or baking studies in the world class kitchens of The CIA.  Virtual sessions offered October 3, 4, & 6 at 4 PM (  Or contact the program director ( with questions.

Centers & Institutes 

Check our Events Calendar for upcoming opportunities for engagement!

Center for Hospitality Research

CHR Fall Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, November 14, 2022
By invitation only.

Please email Nicole McQuiddy-Davis, CHR Program Manager at

Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor & Employment Relations

HA4810/ILR4060 – Arbitration Class Trip
Thursday, November 10
New York, NY
With support from The Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations, (CIHLER) students from the Cornell Nolan School and ILR School will travel to New York City to observe an actual arbitration hearing. An understanding of the arbitration process is important for students as alternative dispute resolutions is becoming increasingly popular due to its efficiency, flexibility, and low costs in resolving disputes between labor and management.

*Must be currently enrolled in the above-mentioned classes to attend*

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

 14th Annual Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition

November 10 11, 2022
Convene, 1 Liberty Plaza
New York City, NY
The Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition, developed by the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, attracts a global array of students and tasks the teams with analyzing an actual commercial real estate transaction, rendering a recommendation, and providing a presentation of their analysis and proposal. The competition itself is the culmination of an intensive five-day analysis preparation by the students and a full day of presentations. The teams are judged on their investment recommendations, approach to the problems, and presentation skills. Judges in the competition are real estate executives representing top companies in the industry.

Invited schools include: Baruch College – City University of NY; Cambridge University; Cornell University; Indiana University; KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm; Penn State; Rutgers University; Ryerson University; Southern Methodist University; University of Auckland; University of British Columbia – Sauder; University of Colorado; University of Connecticut; University of Georgia; University of Miami; University of Michigan; University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business; University of Texas at Austin; University of Waterloo; Villanova University

Please email Liz Cunningham, CREF Program Manager at

Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs in Residence Office Hours
Every academic year, the Pillsbury Institute invites successful entrepreneurs to the Ithaca campus through the Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) program. The program enables students to learn through ongoing personal interaction with successful entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneurs in Residence meet one-on-one with students to talk about business ideas and plans, career experience and guidance, and more.

You can schedule one-on-one meetings using your StartupTree account. Don’t have an account? It only takes a minute to create one!

View upcoming EIRs below and their key areas of expertise or read more about them by visiting our website.

October 3 – Jacob Wright, MBA ’22, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Skyward Hospitality

October 4 – Rob Gregor ’00, JD ’07, Founder and Owner, Gregor Hotels

  • Hotel operations
  • Merger and acquisitions attorney
  • Family business ownership
  • Negotiated, structured draft agreements
  • Team building and problem solving
  • Monetization
  • Sign up to meet with Rob

 October 13 – Zach Demuth, MMH ’16, Head of Americas Hotels Research, JLL Hotels & Hospitality

  • Strategic review of business plan, business priorities, or overall goals
  • Assistance with review of preparation of basic financial statements along with strategy to achieve
  • How to be intrapreneur, particularly in a large organization
  • Sign up to meet with Zach

 October 19 – Marisa Sergi ’15 (CALS), Chief Growth Officer, L’uva Bella Winery

 Hospitality Business Plan Competition Information Session & Pizza Social

Thursday, October 13, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Registration now open
189 Statler Hall
Interested in pursuing an entrepreneurial venture and want to compete to win money for your written plan? Don’t miss your chance to learn more about what it takes to participate in the Hospitality Business Plan Competition!

Join us in the new Pillsbury Institute location – 189 Statler Hall to review competition rules and guidelines… and enjoy some pizza!

  • Looking for team members? This is a perfect opportunity to get to know other students who would like to join a team!
  • Don’t have a business idea? That’s OK! We will help you find a team to join.

This competition is open to all current students across the university.

 Hospitality Hackathon: Delivering Exceptional Experiences for the Hotel Guest of the Future
November 4 – 6
Registration now open
Calling all students! PIHE is working with Hilton once again to bring you the annual Hospitality Hackathon!

We hope you’ll join us as we focus on solving the most prevalent problems facing the hospitality industry today through technology. Inviting students with diverse backgrounds of degrees, majors, and schools to collaborate in teams in order to produce innovative solutions for real world challenges. Previous hackathon experience NOT required!

Please email Michelle Ciaschi, PIHE Program Manager, at

Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures

CIHF Fall Webinar: Affordable Senior Living
Friday, October 14th, 1 pm via eCornell

With Severine Petras, CEO and Co-Founder Priority Life Care, Jay Woolford, SVP-Development, Circ, and Mitch Brown, Principal Consultant for Senior Housing Consulting

Sponsored by the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures, this live online session features insight from senior housing experts, who will identify challenges and opportunities within the affordable senior living industry. With labor shortages as a continuing pressing issue, the rising costs for goods and services as inflation surges will also pose challenges as senior housing communities look to expand to accommodate the growing population need.
Register here:

October Brown Bag Research Lunch: Rana Zadeh, Alicia Valencia, and Anne Cramer “Transforming Home Medicine Management for Older Adults: Students, Faculty, and Community Join Forces”

Thursday, October 20th, noon-1 pm, Sack Suite, Statler Hotel
To help further research connections and innovative thinking about healthy futures, join us for a quick lunch discussion (bring your own lunch, we will provide cookies) about recent publications of faculty fellows. Come with questions, ideas or possible research topics. RSVP by email

2022 Student Photography Competition: Reinventing Health, Hospitality, and Design

The student photography competition is open to all Cornell students. Submission can include up to 3 images (300 dpi) and must convey our theme “Reinventing Health, Hospitality, and Design”. Please email your entries to by 5 pm on Friday, October 14th. File names must include Cornell net ID, and the image title of your choosing. Please include your name, department, expected year of graduation, and degree in your email.

If you have any questions, please contact us at
Award amounts:
1st place $300, 2nd place $200, 3rd place $100 

November Brown Bag Research Lunch: Nagesh Gavirneni, Sudan Kulturel-Konak and Abdullah Konak, “Food for Thought: Designing Nutritious, Enjoyable, Economical and Efficient Dining Services at Continuing Care Facilities”

Thursday, November 17th, noon-1 pm, Sack Suite, Statler Hotel

To help further research connections and innovative thinking about healthy futures, join us for a quick lunch discussion (bring your own lunch, we will provide cookies) about recent publications of faculty fellows. Come with questions, ideas or possible research topics. RSVP by email

CIHF Student Clubs:


Cornell University Health Futures: Undergraduate Chapter (CUHF) is the undergraduate student division of the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures, the first academic institute in the country to combine hospitality, environmental design, and health policy & management to improve patient and customer experience. CUHF promotes careers, research, and extracurricular activities at the intersection of hospitality, health, and design.

What does CUHF do?  

The purpose of this club is to engage students throughout multiple colleges, including the School of Hotel Administration and the College of Human Ecology, in conversation and professional development. We strive to create a collaborative environment and community for students interested in this intersectional field, and look forward to weekly discussions, networking with leaders in the industry, seminars & guest speakers, graduate panels, professional development, and industry education this semester.

Get Involved!

We’d love to have you join us! If you are interested in joining the undergraduate chapter, please fill out the registration form below.

For any questions, please contact the undergraduate representative, Elizabeth Madamidola ( or email


Cornell University Healthy Futures: Graduate Chapter (CUHFG) is the graduate division of the first academic institute in the country to combine hospitality, environmental design, and health policy and management to improve patient and customer experience.

Who We Are

We believe in creative and transdisciplinary approaches to health and wellness. We come from a broad range of programs, backgrounds, and interests; however, we all share a desire to improve how care is experienced and delivered.

What We Do

CUHFG encourages and empowers future industry leaders to explore the intersection of healthcare, hospitality, and design. We coordinate with the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures to facilitate academic and networking opportunities with prospective employers, professional development programs, social activities, mentorship and community service involvement.

Current Programs

  • Consulting working group with industry leaders
  • Site visits to health, hospitality and design-focused organizations
  • Networking with executives and experts
  • Roundtable discussions with diverse academic emphases

Future Programs

  • Conferences, symposia and case competitions (i.e. Johnson Healthcare Symposium, Healthy Futures Conference)
  • Conduct and present multidisciplinary research
  • Capstone-style projects

We’d love to have you join us! If you are interested in joining the graduate chapter, please fill out the registration form below.

For any questions, please contact the co-presidents, Riya Desai ( and Peyton Fort ( or email

Office of Student Services

Impact Week @Cornell
September 28, 2022-October 4, 2022
Impact Week @ Cornell (I-Week) is a new college-wide tradition that encourages each campus entity to demonstrate and celebrate the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging through a series of activities that reflects their respective field or study. Consequently, we invite faculty, staff, and students to take advantage of this opportunity to be rejuvenated in self-care practices; inspired by interactive dialogues across difference; challenged to develop solutions that will empower communities; and supported in making an impact at Cornell.

Endorsed by: Belonging at Cornell under the B@C Innovation Grant Funded Project

CIS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Johnson Graduate School of Management

Nolan School of Hotel Administration

Architecture, Art, and Planning


Cornell Tech

Nestlé Library Resource of the Week

Nestlé Library Resource of the Week – Bizminer

The Bizminer database produces granular industry reports that provide financial analysis benchmarks for more than 5,000 industries. Included are financial ratios, balance sheet and detailed profit & loss statements, as well as national, state, and metro level reports. Bizminer is an excellent source for students writing business plans or performing valuations.


Hotelie FEST
April 29, 2023
Hotelie Fest will be a schoolwide outdoor carnival, featuring activities, food, and booths that highlight the Nolan School’s traditions to culminate its 100th anniversary celebration. The fest will take place on April 29th, and will be open to the greater school community to help show off all things Hotelie!

As part of this effort, we are building a subcommittee with an Activities & Programming Lead, Financing Lead, Volunteer Lead, F&B Lead, Facilities Lead, and a Secondary Lead. Applications are open to all students will be closed by 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, October 12th.

The application is linked here.


The Nature of Data: Infrastructures, Environments, Politics
A Chats in the Stacks book talk with Jenny Goldstein
Thursday, October 6
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
160 Mann Library

It is not possible to fully understand current global environmental politics and responses to environmental challenges without understanding the role of data platforms, devices, standards, and institutions, according to Jenny Goldstein, assistant professor in Global Development.
In an in-person Chats in the Stacks book talk, Goldstein discusses her new book, The Nature of Data (University of Nebraska Press), coedited with Eric Nost, assistant professor at the University of Guelph, which brings together scholars from geography, anthropology, science and technology studies, and ecology to explore these connections, and reveal how environmental politics are waged in the digital realm.
Goldstein’s work is driven by interests in environmental conservation and development in the tropics; intersections of data infrastructure and land governance; human health impacts of ecological change; global food and agriculture systems; the financialization of land; and the role of scientific knowledge in climate change politics.