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New business minor available for non-business majors

Beginning in fall 2013, a new 12-hour minor will be available to non-business majors at CU-Boulder. The new business minor, housed in the Leeds School of Business, has been uniquely designed for non-business students so that they can effectively perform in an emerging global business environment.

Small satellites becoming big deal for CU-Boulder students

For some University of Colorado Boulder undergraduates, designing, building and flying small satellites is becoming a large part of their hands-on education.

Guggenheim family endows chair with $2.25 million gift to Leeds School

A better understanding of the core drivers that help great leaders innovate — and avoid failure — is key to advancing global enterprise. The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder is now better equipped to advance this understanding, thanks to a new $2.25 million gift from the Thomas Stix Guggenheim family to establish an endowed faculty chair aimed at educating new generations of entrepreneurs on the core drivers of successful business design and innovation.

CU's 65th annual Conference on World Affairs engages students, faculty and more

The University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs returns to campus for the 65th time April 8-12, featuring 200 panel discussions, performances and plenaries.  Over 100 participants from around the country and the globe will pay their own way to travel to Boulder to present in what Roger Ebert has dubbed “the Conference on Everything Conceivable.”

Stampede event to bring social responsibility out of boardroom, into community April 15-19

Ethics and values are indispensable within the workforce, so state the world's top CEOs. Now the campus community and the public get an opportunity to see how CU-Boulder's Leeds School of Business is elevating social responsibility in educating the next generation of business leaders during the inaugural CESR Stampede April 15-19.

Exchange student examines social vulnerability through Natural Hazards Center internship

When Hurricane Sandy hit Washington, D.C. last October, the usually teeming capitol became a ghost town. Few people braved the whipping winds and stinging sheets of rain on the streets of the nation’s capital. Holed up in his hotel, Laurence Hawker, a CU-Boulder exchange student from Lancaster University in England, witnessed the psychological reactions to an extreme storm that he had up until then only read about.

Ancient asteroid may have triggered global firestorm on Earth

A new look at conditions after a Manhattan-sized asteroid slammed into a region of Mexico in the dinosaur days indicates the event could have triggered a global firestorm that would have burned every twig, bush and tree on Earth and led to the extinction of 80 percent of all Earth’s species, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

Breaking ground: CU-Boulder environmental design students get real-world experience

In class one recent Monday, a group of CU-Boulder undergraduates in environmental design met with a city of Boulder official to review their building plans, soon to be constructed by the students at the local Admiral Burke Park. That’s when they learned of a hitch.

The student team can’t build on certain parts of the grounds—those that aren’t owned by the city, which is supporting the project.  

Flood siren testing begins April 1, launches flood awareness season

Boulder County and the City of Boulder will begin testing the countywide emergency sirens at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 1. The test is the first of the annual season of monthly emergency siren tests, and marks the beginning of flood awareness efforts countywide.

‘Sideline quasars’ helped to stifle early galaxy formation

University of Colorado Boulder astronomers targeting one of the brightest quasars glowing in the universe some 11 billion years ago say “sideline quasars” likely teamed up with it to heat abundant helium gas billions of years ago, preventing small galaxy formation.

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