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FIU’s SHTM Addresses Labor Issues With World’s First Bartender Powered by Artificial Intelligence
FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management | February 3, 2022
MIAMI, FL – February 3, 2022 – Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management continues to address pandemic-imposed challenges like labor shortages by introducing its latest teaching tool – Cecilia.ai, the world's first robotic, interactive bartender that offers the potential of round-the-clock service. Cecilia was created in Israel and comes straight from its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to FIU's Bacardi Center of Excellence. Cecilia’s 3D animated avatar technology is powered by artificial intelligence and voice recognition technologies. Cecilia is automat...
Restaurant Owners and Operators Are Invited to Take Free COVID-19 Restaurant Safety Training Course
The City of Miami | September 11, 2020
MIAMI (Sept. 11, 2020) – The City of Miami, Miami's Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU) are encouraging local restaurant owners to sign up for a new one-hour health and safety course. Created by culinary educators and professionals, the course focuses on reducing and preventing the spread of COVID-19 through health and safety training and is free and open to all restaurant owners and operators. The COVID-19 Restaurant Safety and Compliance Course offers a one-hour lecture and quiz based on safety protocols and guidelines from the M...
FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and South Beach Wine & Food Festival® Give Back to South Florida’s Foo
FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management | March 30, 2020
MIAMI (March 2020) – FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is helping to put money into the hands of cooks, servers, dishwashers and all team members at restaurants and bars through a new partnership with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival®. The SOBEWFF® & FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry Relief Fund will provide immediate financial support to independently owned and operated restaurants and bars impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Many of these family operated establishments have hired FIU student interns and even given graduates their first jo...
Florida International University Names Michael Cheng Dean of Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management | March 4, 2020
MIAMI, FL. – March 4 2020 … Florida International University has appointed Michael Cheng dean of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton made the announcement. “In just over two years as interim dean, Michael has demonstrated energetic leadership to define Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s identity, vision and strategy; a knack for building and growing relationships with our industry partners; and the curiosity and creativity to develop new learning methods and approaches for the benefit of our students,” said Ken Furton. “Dean Cheng...
Florida International University Welcomes David Grutman as Its Next Hospitality Guest Professor
the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management | October 30, 2019
MIAMI, FL. – October 2019 – David Grutman is bringing his experience as a Miami-based hospitality and nightlife entrepreneur to the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at FIU. Known for his success with LIV at the Fontainebleau, followed by many other Miami nightclub and restaurant ventures, Grutman will teach a class at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management covering the key elements of conceptualizing a hospitality venture, from marketing and public relations, to finance and human resources. “The David Grutman Experience: The Class” will be offered to hospitality management students at FIU ...
Florida International University Gets Green Light to Build Alumni, Conference Center and Hotel
FIU | March 29, 2019
MIAMI (March 29, 2019) – Today the Florida Board of Governors approved a public-private partnership to establish an alumni, conference center and hotel on FIU's main campus, right on Tamiami Trail. The $66 million project is privately funded and will include a 13,700 square-foot alumni center, approximately 33,000 square feet of meeting space and a 150-bed hotel. South Florida's first university-affiliated conference center and hotel is expected to open by the fall of 2021. This kind of facility, which is common in large research universities, is part of a larger vision for development in the area that includes several stude...
FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Hires New Faculty to Strengthen Academics in Three Key Hospitality Sectors
the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management | September 25, 2018
MIAMI (September 25, 2018)- Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, recognized by BestColleges.com as one of the nation's top hospitality programs, has welcomed three new faculty members this fall. The new faculty members bring extensive industry and teaching experience in real estate acquisition, new restaurant concepts, and trade show, convention and event management. George Macropulos brings decades of experience as an executive in the hospitality industry with expertise in revenue management and real estate development. Brian Connors will join FIU after 15 years of succ...
Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Appoints Distinguished Alumna, Lizabeth Kane-Hanan, as the Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council;
the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management | March 31, 2017
MIAMI (March 31, 2017) — Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has appointed Lizabeth Kane-Hanan '87 MS '04 as the Chair of the Dean's Advisory Council, effective February 23, 2017. "We are very proud to welcome Mrs. Kane-Hanan to the helm of the Dean's Advisory Council", said Mike Hampton, dean of the Chaplin School. "An alumna of our program, she represents the embodiment of executive leadership, global vision and innovative thinking." Lizabeth Kane-Hanan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Growth and Inventory Officer, as well as Executive Officer for Marriott Vacations ...
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