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Cornell Real Estate Club Visits Industry Leaders in Boston

November 29, 2023

By Dhruv Jetley ’26 and Amber de Saint-Exupéry ’26 In October 2023 the Cornell Real Estate Club (CREC) traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to engage with real estate industry professionals at […]

Brown Butter Rises to the Top at Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition

November 17, 2023

Jonah Gershon ’24 won the eighth annual Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition for his pitch to develop spekld, brown butter in a stick.

Hospitality Hackathon Generates Ideas to Improve the Guest Experience

November 1, 2023

Leveraging real-life data from Hilton, the 63 student participants were asked to develop an “exceptional experience for the hotel guest of the future.”

Allison Herren Lee Addresses the SEC’s Mandatory Climate Risk Disclosures Proposal

October 26, 2023

Speaking remotely, the former SEC commissioner highlighted the interplay of capital markets and clear climate reporting for Climate Finance students.

Students hope to help NYS wine industry reuse bottles

October 23, 2023

Students at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business are working on a solution to a significant sustainability problem facing New York state’s wine industry: how to reuse the bottles.

Research: Familiarity breeds contempt for moral failings

October 17, 2023

People judge members of their own circles more harshly than they judge individuals from other groups for the same transgressions, new Cornell SC Johnson College of Business research has found.

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Student Voices: Meet Vikas Reddy ’23

December 2, 2020

A National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar with distinction hailing from Palatine, IL—learn why Vikas Reddy ’23 joined Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration.

How two curious and technologically savvy SHA students forged Cornell Blockchain

September 24, 2020

SHA’s entrepreneurial bent and a fascination with Bitcoin led a pair of Hotelies to found a university-wide blockchain club for undergraduates.

SHA celebrates 2020 student award winners

June 22, 2020

The School of Hotel Administration (SHA) proudly presents its award winners and special honor recipients for the 2019–2020 academic year.

Read more posts by undergraduates in Nolan School’s Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration program


Graduate Programs

ESTB nights, CocoCay, a chateau-turned-hotel, and all things data

May 23, 2020

The School of Hotel Administration Class of 2020 shares their favorite Cornell memories. Congratulations to our newest graduates—the future of hospitality!

MMH externships give insider’s view of the hospitality industry

March 31, 2020

Two MMH students recap their winter externship experiences shadowing hospitality professionals in revenue management and hotel development.

Hotel Show NYC: Touring the breadth of the hospitality industry

February 12, 2020

The Hotel Show excursion to New York City gives MMH students a chance to visit hospitality companies and network with industry professionals.

Read more posts by students in the MMH program and the Baker Program in Real Estate

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The Nolan School’s centers, institutes, and faculty focus directly on research that benefits the industry in areas such as real estate and finance, services management and marketing, human resources, food and beverage management, and organizational behavior.


Winds of Change in the Hospitality Industry

November 9, 2023

Nolan School Professor Chekitan Dev and Expedia’s Hari Nair, MMH ’02, discuss ten trends changing the world of hospitality, travel, and tourism.

Research: Familiarity breeds contempt for moral failings

October 17, 2023

People judge members of their own circles more harshly than they judge individuals from other groups for the same transgressions, new Cornell SC Johnson College of Business research has found.

Research: What Happens When We Assign Human Qualities to Companies?

September 28, 2023

New research from the Nolan Hotel School sheds light on the ways people assess organizations.

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New Group Unites, Empowers Female Students of Color

November 29, 2023

Dyson’s Trisha Beher ’25 founded student group Women Leaders of Color to unite and empower women of color and prepare them for leadership roles.

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John Wu’s Journey from Tech Investor to Blockchain Entrepreneur and Web3 Champion

November 28, 2023

Blockchain entrepreneur John Wu ’92 built his career through Cornell connections and gives back as an advisor, speaker, and benefactor.

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U.S. Air Force Veteran and Executive MBA Student Awarded for Continuation of Service

November 15, 2023

Jennifer Ross was honored with the Cornell Veterans Continuation of Service Award for her continued leadership and service.

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Gene German, Food Industry Proponent, Dies at 90

November 14, 2023

Gene German, professor emeritus of agricultural economics and inaugural Robert G. Tobin Professor of Food Marketing, died Oct. 9. He was 90.

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Students learn about financing affordable housing developments

November 14, 2023

Cornell SC Johnson College undergraduates visited an active construction site and learned how affordable housing developments are financed.

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Undergrad Helps Ithaca Landlords, Tenants Switch to Clean Energy

November 9, 2023

Kristinko Mato ’24 is working to install efficient heat pumps in units rented by low- and moderate-income tenants, reducing costs and emissions.