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Associate Professor Peter Mcgraw’s Commentary on the Benefits of Humor in the Workplace on Fortune.com

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 07:47

Can humor lead to smoother interactions and inspire creativity in your office? Associate Professor Peter McGraw’s commentary on the benefits of humor in the workplace tackles this issue on Fortune.com Though often overlooked, humor can lead to smoother interactions and inspire creativity in your office. The head honchos in the C-suite aren’t exactly pounding on the boardroom table demanding that their employees be funny. Yet research reveals the many ways humor helps business. Some companies, notably Southwest Airlines LUV -0.87% , project funniness in all areas of their business, from wisecracking flight attendants to the stock ticker, LUV. But even... Read more »

University of Colorado Boulder's Faculty in Focus No. 10 Features Leeds School of Business Professor Sharon Matusik

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 19:18

Leeds School of Business Professor Sharon Matusik is featured by the University of Colorado Boulder as one of the Faculty in Focus. The Faculty in Focus features interviews with leading University of Colorado Boulder faculty including Professor Matusik. Read an exerpt from the article and a link to the full piece on the University of Colorado Boulder's website. Focus in Focus Exerpt Her research focuses on entrepreneurial and venture capital firms and on innovation and knowledge sharing in established firms. She has had work published in top international academic journals and is widely cited in the management field. Read the... Read more »

Evening MBA Program to Expand to CU South Denver in May

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:22

Contact: John Helmers, Leeds School, 303-492-1016 john.helmers@colorado.edu Richard Wobbekind, Leeds School, 303-492-1147 richard.wobbekind@colorado.edu Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3117 elizabeth.lock@colorado.edu Feb. 16, 2015 The Evening MBA Program, offered by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, is going south -- in a good way. Beginning in May, the program -- offered since 2000 on the CU-Boulder campus -- also will be available at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver, located at 10035 Peoria St. in Parker, Colorado. The two-year program is designed for busy working professionals. Courses, which include everything from Socially Responsible Enterprise to a seminar... Read more »

Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Features Leeds School of Business Alumn Will McCollum (MBA ’12)

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 16:35

2015 is the 19th year that the Journal has announced its list of 40 extraordinary metro Denver men and women. Each year the Journal provides an excellent insight into the youth and enthusiasm within the metro Denver business community. Award recipients are chosen from hundreds of nominations. The awards is a reflection of their commitment to community and business leadership. Winners will be honored at the 19th annual awards luncheon March 16 and profiled in a special report publishing March 20. The keynote speaker for the awards luncheon is Jim Deters, co-founder and CEO of Galvanize. For more information about... Read more »

Donald Lichtenstein, Professor and Chair of the Division of Marketing, Featured in Study Examining Price Matching

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 07:54

Price Protection Report: Credit Cards Shielding You From Price Drops by Alina Comoreanu, Research Analyst The combination of recession-reduced budgets, intense competition in the retail space, and tried-and-true consumer price sensitivity has fostered an environment in which price-match guarantees are something of a staple. Most of the largest brick-and-mortar retailers – think Walmart, Best Buy and Toys”R”Us – use price matching to avoid serving as showrooms for Internet giants like Amazon. This is also a direct reflection of consumer preferences, as 21% of shopper request a price match when they encounter prices in a store that they feel are too... Read more »

John Lynch, Director of the Center for Research on Consumer Financial Decision Making Research Cited and Quoted in Wall Street Journal Cover Story

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 08:05

The Smart Way to Teach Children About Money Read the Full Article From the Wall Street Journal Many Parents and Schools Take Exactly the Wrong Approach, Research Suggests A new study suggests that children need to learn more math, not finance, to be better with money. Harvard Business School's Shawn Cole discusses with WSJ's Tanya Rivero. Photo: Getty By CHARLIE WELLS February 2, 2015 It’s time to rethink how we teach children about money. For all the effort parents put into helping their children understand dollars and cents, and for all the effort schools put into formal lessons in personal... Read more »

Assistant Professor David Hekman’s Research on Workplace Bias Featured by the Denver Business Journal.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:22

Cover story: Minorities, women still strive for inclusion Blatant discrimination has mostly been eradicated in the American workplace, but many say that the fruits of business success still are not shared equally. Jan 23, 2015, 4:00am MST Updated: Jan 23, 2015, 1:08pm MST The white-man bias is “so pervasive in our society and no one wants to admit they have it,” says CU assistant professor David Hekman. Denver Business Journal Related Slideshow Diversity issues It's been more than 50 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of race, color,... Read more »

Free Tax Assistance Offered by Leeds School of Business Students January 31 - April 4, 2015

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:42

The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder is offering free tax preparation services to low income taxpayers (income up to $53,000) under an IRS-­‐sponsored program called VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). This is the sixth year that Leeds has provided this free tax service to the community. MEDIA CONTACT Leeds School of Business Support Desk University of Colorado Boulder Email: vitatax@colorado.edu Telephone: 303-­‐492-­‐0746 Leeds School of Business students who have passed an IRS certification exam will prepare tax returns for qualified taxpayers. To ensure accuracy and completeness, all student-­‐prepared tax returns will be reviewed by community... Read more »

Money Sent Home by Migrant Workers is Major Economic Boost for Developing Nations, Says BRD Study

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:22

Infographic Remittances, or money transfers, sent home by migrant workers to developing nations reduce poverty and improve welfare in recipient countries, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study. The study also found that money transfers have surpassed funding levels provided by international agencies such as the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development, making the funds increasingly important in some countries where donor or aid organizations have reduced their presence. The study looked at money transfers worldwide, but focused on the Philippines, which is the third largest recipient of remittances behind India and China. “Money transfers provide... Read more »

Colorado Employment Expected To Continue Expanding Into First, Second Quarters, Says BRD Report

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:09

Quotes “The end of the business filing fee holiday resulted in a small decrease in new entity formation compared to the third quarter,” said Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. “But the larger trend is that Coloradans continue to put their ideas into the marketplace and grow our economy.” Based on continued growth in fourth-quarter new business filings in Colorado -- including entity renewals, trademarks and trade name registrations -- employment in the state is projected to expand through the first and second quarters of 2015, according to a University of Colorado Boulder report released today by Colorado Secretary of... Read more »

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