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 Tuesday, June 28, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Business School Update
By Vanessa Lozano, senior, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Leeds School of Business is having an eventful summer, with the selection of a new dean, the opening of a new center, sponsorship of a program for high school students and a conference on business ethics.

Dennis Ahlburg was recently named dean of the school, effective Aug. 1. He currently is senior associate dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. For more information on Ahlburg please see the press release.

Also new to the school will be the Center for Business Integration, which will connect CU-Boulder students and faculty with local businesses looking to solve business problems.

According to James Marlatt, director of the center and a Leeds School of Business senior instructor, the center will allow students to apply what they learn in class to solving real business problems.

In a pilot program that was conducted last year, student projects included identifying new sources of revenue for a local manufacturing company, developing a prototype for business software and reducing vehicle theft for a local car dealership.

Underrepresented and first-generation high school juniors from Colorado visited the school during the Business Leadership Program June 19-25.

The program, sponsored by the Leeds School of Business Diversity Office, featured a competition that allowed participants to create an image campaign, including a verbal presentation, a student-produced television commercial and a print advertisement, for one of the program's five corporate sponsors. Each member of the winning team received a $1,000 scholarship to the Leeds School of Business.

Students also learned business etiquette, met current CU-Boulder students and experienced college life through attending classes and living on campus.

Additionally, nearly 200 business educators from across the country will visit the CU-Boulder campus this summer for the "Teaching Business Ethics" conference, July 20-22. The conference is co-sponsored by the Leeds School of Business, Colorado State University's College of Business, the University of Wyoming and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

For more information please visit Leeds School of Business.

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