Ajai Ammachathram

10 Jun 2020    By University Communication

Faculty 101 gets the restaurant, hospitality dish from Ammachathram

In the latest episode of Faculty 101, Ajai Ammachathram, assistant professor of hospitality, restaurant and tourism management, discusses the challenges his industry faces amid social distancing and the solutions that could help sustain it going forward.

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13 Apr 2020    By Haley Apel

Hospitality program looks toward future amid uncertainty in industry

As people across the globe take steps to ensure their safety amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the hospitality industry has been feeling the impact.

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20 Nov 2019    

HRTM partners with Nebraska Tourism Commission for new course offering

The Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism management program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is partnering with the Nebraska Tourism Commission to offer a contemporaneous, Nebraska-centric tourism course. Taught by associate professor of practice, Dipra Jha, advanced tourism is a 400/800 dual-level course, offered online and is scaled from the introduction to tourism course already offered by the program.

 



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06 Nov 2019    

Jha delivers YouTube Live presentation on Nebraska’s place branding

Dipra Jha, Associate Professor of Practice in Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management, recently delivered a YouTube Live presentation as part of “Tourism Empowers” multi-disciplinary forum organized by the University of Aveiro in Portugal. The event on October 25th was aimed at fostering a dialogue among academicians, researchers, students and the general public to determine better techniques in empowering people and transforming destinations sustainably using a collaborative approach.



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14 Oct 2019    

Jha delivers inaugural “Zoom In” for Central CHRIE

Dipra Jha, associate professor of practice and director of global engagement, delivered the inaugural “Zoom In” for the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, Central Federation on September 27, 2019. The monthly webinar is focused around teaching, research, and industry and attended by hospitality, tourism, events, business, and food service faculty as well as industry professionals from around the world.



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30 Sep 2019    

Retired FBI Agent and Hospitality Program Making a Difference against Human Trafficking

About three years ago, Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HRTM) Associate Professor Shannon Rowen heard retired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agent Anna Brewer speak about Human Trafficking in Nebraska at an event in Omaha and knew she had to introduce the topic of human trafficking to her hospitality students.



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18 Sep 2019    

Hospitality minor now open to all students

The Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) program announced on Tuesday, September 17 that the HRTM minor is now open to all University of Nebraska students.



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11 Sep 2019    

HRTM students spent the day in Omaha for inaugural summit

On September 9, 2019, 250 Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management and PGA Golf Management students boarded five coach buses and headed to Omaha for the inaugural UNL Hospitality Student Summit. The event, hosted by Andy Reetz, CEO and General Manager of Champion’s Run, and Ben Lorenzen, Chief Memory Officer at Champion’s Run, provided the opportunity for students to learn about hospitality in a private club environment. There was an array of amazing speakers from different country clubs throughout the United States.



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05 Jun 2019    

Jha conferred Doctor Honoris Causa by Ukrainian institution

Dipra Jha, associate professor of practice in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management has been conferred Doctor Honoris Causa by Kyiv Cooperative Institute of Business and Law during a recent sabbatical visit to Ukraine. Jha was invited by the Institute to deliver a guest lecture for students, faculty and guests on May 6, 2019. He also met with faculty and senior administrators to explore areas of potential collaboration.



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29 Mar 2019    

Two HRTM Professors Receive Awards at Central CHRIE Conference in Indianapolis

Dipra Jha, Associate Professor of Practice for HRTM, has been awarded the 2019 Outstanding Teaching Achievement Award by the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE) Central Federation. Kristin Malek, Assistant Professor for HRTM, was awarded 1st place in the Thinkathon Industry Challenge. The topic for the industry challenge was artificial intelligence in hospitality. The awards were presented at the Central CHRIE conference in Indianapolis earlier this month. 



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