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30 Mar 2017    By Brad Stauffer

Hospitality students interning at Masters golf tournament

Billed as “a tradition unlike any other,” the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, will feature a lineup of University of Nebraska–Lincoln students again this year. Interning as hospitality professionals, 15 students and their professor from Nebraska’s Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) program will work with members, patrons and staff at Augusta National for the 2017 Masters Tournament, beginning April 1.

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Dipra Jha (L) with Dr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand.

02 Mar 2017    

Jha conducts workshop for tourism executives in Thailand

Dipra Jha, assistant professor of practice in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, recently traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to conduct a workshop for tourism executives in that country. Jha’s presentation was part of a professional development series called Tourism Management Program for Executives (TME), jointly administered by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) Business School.

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Anna Brewer

03 Feb 2017    

Former FBI agent presents to HRTM students on human trafficking

Human trafficking is probably not something that comes top of mind when thinking about a career in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, but HRTM students in Nutrition and Health Sciences will be learning why it should be. Retired FBI special agent Anna Brewer will speak to students at noon Feb. 7 in Room 31 of the Home Economics Building on East Campus. Space is limited. If you are interested in attending, contact Shannon Rowen.

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31 Oct 2016    

Jha presents at Corvinus Business School in Hungary

Dipra Jha, assistant professor of practice in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management in the College of Education and Human Sciences, delivered a presentation at the Corvinus Business School in Budapest, Hungary as part of the school’s Science Café public lecture series. The Oct. 24 event was attended by students and faculty from Corvinus, as well as industry professionals.

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22 Sep 2016    

Jha honored by ODK

Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) the national leadership senior honor society's Nebraska Circle has named Dipra Jha, assistant professor of practice in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, as Professor of the Month. The Circle class, led by Chapter President Brendan Gallo, held an event on Sept. 22 to recognize Jha for being an outstanding educator.
 
Hannah DeMaro, member of ODK and a senior in Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management, was part of the group that recognized Jha in their formal attire.

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Dipra Jha, keynote speaker

08 Sep 2016    

Jha delivers keynote at tourism conference in India

Dipra Jha, assistant professor of practice in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, recently traveled to India to deliver a keynote presentation at the International Conference on Tourism, Hospitality and Aviation. The event was hosted by Amity University Sept. 2-3 in New Delhi, India and inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, India’s Tourism Minister. More than 800 scholars, government officials, students and industry professionals from around the world attended the conference.

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23 Aug 2016    

Rowen appointed to Lincoln Personnel Board

Shannon Rowen, assistant professor of practice in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, has been appointed to the city of Lincoln personnel board by Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler. The Lincoln City Council approved the appointment Aug. 15.

The five-person board meets monthly to advise the mayor, city council and human resources director on matters concerning personnel and human resource administration. The board also reviews HR rules and regulations, conducts hearings and hears city employee appeals. The appointment is effective through June 22, 2021.

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29 Apr 2016    

Hamouz honored by restaurant association

Fayrene Hamouz, associate professor in Nutrition and Health Sciences, has been recognized with a lifetime achievement award from the Nebraska Restaurant Association. She received the award at the association’s 27th Annual Taste of Nebraska banquet April 18 in LaVista, Nebraska. Hamouz has been active in the association’s activities for many years and serves on the Hospitality Education Foundation Board and is a leader for the organization’s Nebraska ProStart Program that provides hospitality industry training and exposure to high school students across the state.

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31 Mar 2016    

UNL students intern at golf’s grand stage

A dozen students in the Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management program are in Augusta, Georgia this week serving as interns at the famed Masters golf tournament. They will be greeters, valets, servers, point of sale operators and supervisors.

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24 Feb 2016    By University Communications

UNL to collaborate with Oman Tourism College

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has signed an agreement with Oman Tourism College to facilitate academic collaboration between the institutions.

The memorandum of understanding establishes a partnership in teaching, research, student exchange, faculty exchange, technology transfer, publication, curriculum development, joint projects and training.

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