March 1, 2016

John Ceriale: The power of hard work and tireless self-improvement

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS) brings prominent industry professionals to speak at SHA most Fridays during the fall semester. For 2015, students worked in pairs each week to research, meet, and profile featured speakers, and then guest-blog here about the experience.

This week’s

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February 27, 2016

For women, by women: A look inside Virgin Hotels

By Ethan Gabany ’17

When launching Virgin Hotels, Richard Branson promised that his new hotel brand would shake up the industry, while also providing a new design and offerings that would attract female business travelers. And who knows how to design and develop

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December 16, 2015

SHA students mentored by Ken Fearn, noted entrepreneur and civic leader

By Sandi Mulconry

“Be preposterous.”

Kenneth Fearn received that advice from his mentor, commercial real estate icon John Cushman, and took it to heart, founding Integrated Capital, a hotel-focused, private real estate advisory and investment firm, in 2004.

Now, as a participant in the

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November 13, 2015

Marketing breaks down the fourth wall: smashing the barriers between people and brands

By creating unforgettable experiences that turn consumers into brand devotees, George P. Johnson CEO Chris Meyer ’87 is reinventing marketing.

By Georgy Cohen

“Traditional marketing tactics,” says 1987 SHA grad Chris Meyer, “are about creating awareness.”

But for Chris, awareness is not enough.

So he spends his days thinking

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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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September 18, 2015

Entrepreneurs in Residence: mentoring students with entrepreneurial dreams

By Sandi Mulconry

At cafes where the drinks are delicious but culture is king, Nick Bayer, A&S ’00, founder and chief executive officer of Saxbys Coffee, seeks to “make life better” for his 20,000 daily guests.

Saxbys is not your typical coffee shop—it’s

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August 7, 2015

Sherri Kimes uses Menschel Fellowship to enhance global education at Cornell

By Sherrie Negrea

Picture a group of students at Cornell working in real time with students in Cambodia on a classroom assignment to develop a national tourism strategy. Or discussing agriculture with undergraduates in Africa or practicing Italian with students in Rome.

Using teleconferencing and mobile technology,

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August 4, 2015

Liz Ngonzi advocates for South African youth

By Sherrie Negrea

Liz Ngonzi, MMH ’98 was running her own fundraising business in New York when she learned that a nonprofit in South Africa was looking for someone to

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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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June 3, 2015

Introducing The World’s Most Adventurous Business School

Toward the end of the summer we will be rolling out two major marketing and communications initiatives that have been in development for more than a year. The first is a brand-new look and feel for the school. The second is the launch of our new SHA website. We can’t wait to share them with you.

Our new brand identity reflects our positioning not only as a world-class business school grounded in the hospitality industry, but as The World’s Most Adventurous Business School. Like hospitality itself, our alumni and students are everywhere in the world, but being adventurous means more than being everywhere.

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