Group photo of Cornell Blockchain members cheering and standing behind the Nasdaq podium at the opening bell, with Cornell Blockchain on the wall behind them and on the podium in front of them
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How two curious and technologically savvy SHA students forged Cornell Blockchain

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

Jacob Chestnut leads a coffee tasting with his students in The Business of Coffee: From Farm to Cup.
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The Business of Coffee: Not the regular grind

The Business of Coffee: From Farm to Cup, developed by SHA assistant professor Jacob Chestnut, is Cornell’s first-ever course about coffee.

Arthur Keith seated in Statler Hotel lobby

Hotel executive Arthur Keith ’84 is new Statler GM

Keith brings 36 years of hospitality operations expertise to the dual role of directing the Statler Hotel and developing student leaders.

Kristina Workman in her office
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Learning to manage, with feeling

Kristina Workman’s research and teaching focus on the value of compassion and positive interpersonal relationships in the workplace.

Elena Belavina in front of a whiteboard of calculations
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A fresh approach to helping the planet: Elena Belavina takes on food waste

SHA associate professor Elena Belavina is finding strategies to help grocery suppliers, households, and restaurants reduce food waste.

A student serving a meal
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With food insecurity as their entrée, students learn the business of serving a cause

Service is a key to learning in the course Hunger, Health, and Nonprofit Social Enterprise. Requirements include volunteering and organizing a fundraiser.

Building in serenbe

To save their back yard, they built a town

Hotelie Garnie Nygren ’05 discusses the inspiration and vision for Serenbe, a model built environment that she is helping to create in the woods southwest of Atlanta.

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Mathematical elegance meets social relevance in the research of Vincent Slaugh

Vince Slaugh, assistant professor, has focused his research on questions related to nursing-home staffing and maximizing adoption opportunities for teens.

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Aaron Adalja joins the A team

Adalja joined the faculty last year as an assistant professor of food and beverage management— the culmination of a wide-ranging professional journey.