Leeds School of Business

University of Colorado Boulder


Leed's Assistant Professor Stefanie Johnson Quoted on Yahoo Style

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:44

Uber France's 'Incredibly Hot Chick' Promotion Is Sexist and Destructive Lauren Tuck Assistant EditorOctober 22, 2014 Article from https://www.yahoo.com/style/uber-avions-de-chasse-sexism-100689648463.html Using an attractive woman to promote a product is an age-old advertising tactic that is employed time and time again. The strategy obviously works — otherwise the modeling industry wouldn’t be as lucrative as it is — so it’s no wonder why good-looking women front so many campaigns. But sometimes the scheme to take advantage of a woman’s body for profit can backfire, as was the case with Uber in France. The popular car service is receiving criticism for a promotion... Read more »

Colorado Employment Growth Expected to Continue Into 2015, Says Report From the Business Research Division

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:26

Contact: Richard Wobbekind, Leeds School, 303-492-1147 richard.wobbekind@colorado.edu Brian Lewandowski, Leeds School, 303-492-3307 brian.lewandowski@colorado.edu Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3117 elizabeth.lock@colorado.edu Rich Coolidge, Colo. Dept. of State, 303-860-6903 richard.coolidge@sos.state.co.us Oct. 22, 2014 Employment expansion in Colorado is expected to continue through the fourth quarter of 2014 and into the first quarter of 2015, according to a report by the University of Colorado Boulder, released today by Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler. The Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators Report is prepared by the Business Research Division at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business using data from the secretary of state’s central business... Read more »

Leeds Alumna Sarah Kauss Featured in Fortune Magazine's 2014 40 Under 40

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:58

How S'well swelled by Daniel Roberts @readDanwrite October 9, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT This story is from the October 27, 2014 issue of Fortune. Sarah Kauss (No. 36 on the 2014 40 Under 40) wasn’t cut out for tax auditing. So the HBS grad decided to make a water bottle that would be cool enough to convert users of plastic. She has a hit on her hands. It’s happened a few times now: Sarah Kauss will be on an important call on speakerphone when a bird suddenly pops out from her office wall and makes a shrill noise. “I just... Read more »

Lt. Gov. Garcia Commends Programs Aimed at Increasing Student Success

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:11

October 13, 2014 • Community & Culture , Learning & Teaching Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia visited campus on Friday to learn about University of Colorado Boulder programs that focus on student success and graduation, including the CU LEAD Alliance and CU Complete . Student participants in an afternoon roundtable, each representing populations such as first generation, low-income and underrepresented students, shared personal stories about the challenges faced as they strive for success at CU-Boulder. The discussions, which sometimes felt personal, light and informal, also carried a heavy tone, drawing attention to the fact that students from these populations still... Read more »

Leed's Assistant Professor Stefanie Johnson's Research Cited on Time.com

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 15:23

Health gender I’m Beautiful, But Hire Me Anyway Michael D. Lemonick @MLemonick Oct. 10, 2014 Physical attractive ought not work against you—but in HR offices it might Johnny Greig; Getty Images Employers often discriminate against attractive women. Here's why—and what the women themselves can do about it It has ranked among the top ten irritating TV ads of all time. “ Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful ,” pouted actress and model Kelly LeBrock back in 1980, tossing her hair coquettishly as she shilled for Pantene shampoo. What few people realized at the time was that the tag line came... Read more »

Deming Center's Remy Arteaga Cited in Artice on Best and Worst Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:14

2014′s Best and Worst Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs From http://wallethub.com/ http://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-cities-for-hispanic-entrepreneur... by Richie Bernardo The United States is often dubbed “a nation of immigrants.” But lately the path to American citizenship has been a rough road, especially for an increasing number of Hispanics. Whether they’ve entered U.S. borders lawfully or otherwise, many have felt the sting of marginalization, racism and discrimination in every kind of social environment. And despite the unfriendly welcome, they’re as motivated as ever to put down roots in American soil in order to find better opportunities and improve their lives. For Hispanics who’ve successfully integrated into... Read more »

Acknowledging Appearance Reduces Bias When Beauties Apply For Masculine Jobs, Says CU-Boulder Study

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:20

Contact: Stefanie Johnson stefanie.johnson@colorado.edu Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3117 elizabeth.lock@colorado.edu Oct. 7, 2014 Acknowledging appearance reduces bias when beauties apply for masculine jobs, says CU-Boulder-led study Past research shows physical beauty can be detrimental to women applying for masculine jobs. But belles can put the brakes on discrimination by acknowledging their looks during an interview, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The paper, published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, is the first to provide a method for curtailing such prejudice against attractive women. In the study, when an attractive woman applied... Read more »

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q4 2014

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:23

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q4 2014 Colorado business leaders’ continue to have a positive outlook heading into Q4 2014, although expectations are slightly less bullish compared to last quarter. Read/Download the LBCI Q4 2014Read more »

Surveys May Assess Language More Than Attitudes, Says Study Involving CU-Boulder

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:14

September 23, 2014 • Business , Research , Academics Scientists who study patterns in survey results might be dealing with data on language rather than what they’re really after -- attitudes -- according to an international study involving the University of Colorado Boulder. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE , found that people naturally responded to surveys by selecting answer options that were similar in language to each other as they navigated from one question to another, even when the similarities were subtle. For the study, researchers looked specifically at surveys on organizational behavior, such as leadership, motivation... Read more »

CU-Boulder’s undergraduate business program at the Leeds School of Business lands at 22nd among public universities, 34th overall

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:57

CU System news release DENVER —University of Colorado campuses and undergraduate programs historically earn high marks on U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges lists, and the 2015 edition -- released today -- again shows national and regional recognition of CU’s sustained excellence. The University of Colorado Boulder is No. 38 among top Public National Universities. CU-Boulder is 88th among all public, private and for-profit universities in the country. No other university in the state rates higher on the list than CU-Boulder. The University of Colorado Denver is among the institutions included on the list of second-tier schools, those... Read more »


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