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November 11, 2015

Launch of new Cornell institute combining hospitality and health policy

It’s no secret that throughout its many divisions and units, Cornell University represents a formidable breadth and depth of expertise. But some of the most powerful possibilities emerge when multiple areas of expertise are leveraged collaboratively.

After extensive planning, the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures

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June 23, 2015

First Cornell Giving Day sees big success for SHA

June 30 marks the end of the 2014-2015 fiscal year, and it’s been an exciting time for SHA. We’ve earned AACSB accreditation, launched strategic partnerships in Shanghai and Norway, received gifts to endow the

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May 27, 2015

Students attend the definitive industry conference

What’s more valuable to a student than learning from the best?

How about learning from the best and accompanying them to major events, where they can hear directly from—and network with—professionals at the forefront of industry?

The School of Hotel Administration (SHA) maintains connections to industry through involvement with major events like the HR in Hospitality Conference and Expo, a three-day symposium that consistently attracts top HR and employment and labor professionals from all sectors of the hospitality industry. What is it that makes this particular conference so significant?

Every industry offers unique implications for HR and employment and labor relations professionals, and hospitality is the world’s largest industry. This is also much of the raison d’être for the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) within SHA, which routinely sends a faculty delegation to the conference.

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April 24, 2015

Introducing the next class to SHA

If you’re a high school student just starting to think about colleges, you might be wondering how the whole application and admission process is going to unfold. What do you want to study? Where will you apply? Will you be accepted?

As one of the world’s top universities, Cornell enjoys the privilege of—and bears the responsibility for—being highly selective. But selectivity doesn’t entail cold disregard. Cornell and the School of Hotel Administration (SHA) view every student’s education as an active partnership, and devote significant effort to supporting each one every step of the way—from prospective applicant, to enrolled student, to graduated alumnus.

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September 11, 2014

LRA Worldwide showcases the power of an SHA education

Where will an SHA degree take you?
For many students, a degree from the School of Hotel Administration is about hospitality operations, as it’s always been. For others, it’s a gateway to a wide array of possible business careers.

Counting among its staff of 300 a number of SHA alums in leadership positions – notably its co-founder, president, and CEO, Rob Rush ’77 – LRA Worldwide is a case study in both the practical value of an SHA education, and the doors it opens to a world of professional opportunity.

LRA Worldwide started in 1980 as Lashner, Rush & Associates, a research, consulting, and auditing firm striving to be “the best at helping great companies and brands measure and deliver exceptionally satisfying customer experiences,” according to Rush. “We look for a hospitality DNA, this common element that infuses different brands and experiences.”

LRA has grown internationally in the past decade, now boasting offices in Austria and Singapore in addition to corporate headquarters near Philadelphia, PA, hometown for both Rush and co-founder/COO Stan Lashner.

We sat down with Rush and several fellow SHA alums on his team, all of whom echoed a common theme, regardless of the path each has taken to get where (s)he is now: the SHA experience is a rock-solid foundation upon which to build a business career.

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