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Colorado employment expected to continue expanding into first, second quarters, says CU-Boulder report

January 22, 2015

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 State Wayne Williams.

Money sent home by migrant workers is major economic boost for developing nations, says CU-Boulder study

January 22, 2015

Remittances, or money transfers, sent home by migrant workers to developing nations play a key role in reducing poverty and improving welfare in recipient countries, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.

Colorado’s broad economic expansion to continue in 2015, says CU-Boulder’s Leeds School

December 08, 2014

With 2014 marking Colorado’s highest employment growth since the start of the 21st century, the state will continue to expand in 2015, adding a variety of jobs in almost every business sector, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Commemorating 50 years of financial outlooks for Colorado

Each year since 1964, CU-Boulder economists have researched and presented -- with input from leaders across the state -- Colorado's business economic outlook, expanding the knowledge base of decision-makers throughout the state and the region.

Richard Wobbekind

Economic Outlook Forum to be presented Dec. 8 by CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business

November 21, 2014

The Leeds School of Business will present its 50th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum on Monday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Denver.The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required for those planning to attend. 

The comprehensive state economic outlook for 2015 will feature forecasts and trends for 13 business sectors prepared by more than 100 key business, government and industry professionals.

Chancellor’s Corner: Undertaking a grand challenge

In my State of the Campus address, I invited all faculty, staff and students to undertake a grand challenge in which we leverage our unique strengths in Earth and space science and technology. 

My vision for the grand challenge is to create a collaborative environment among Earth and space sciences, engineering, business, law, social sciences and humanities faculty members, students and staff as well as public and private sector partners in order to explore, understand and influence how space-based innovations and technologies impact business, law and society. I have named a steering committee to help make this vision a reality, and plan for a Dec. 9 "Imagination Summit."

Improving the accessibility of CU-Boulder’s digital environment

The University of Colorado Boulder has been taking important steps to improve the accessibility of its digital environment. Learn about efforts to enhance the digital campus experience for those with and without disabilities and to foster institution-wide cultures of inclusiveness.

University Libraries launches open access repository, CU Scholar

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries is celebrating the launch of the open access repository CU Scholar, housed online at scholar.colorado.edu. This new institutional repository will aggregate and disseminate the wealth of scholarly knowledge created under the auspices of the University of Colorado Boulder and its research units. CU Scholar welcomes materials of scholarly focus, including published journal articles, working papers, technical reports, multimedia content and datasets.

Keeping history safe: visiting Kurdish delegation receives secret police documents from human rights archive

"...today we are here to honor the work of researchers and academics who helped keep Kurdish history safe."

An important page in history was turned yesterday on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, as Chancellor DiStefano officially handed over an electronic copy of important documents from the university’s human rights archive to a delegation of Kurdish officials.

Native buzz: Volunteers get up-close look at Colorado's stunning bee diversity

For many people, the mention of bees brings to mind swarms, stings, queens and honey. But the insects fitting that description—non-native European honeybees—represent only one kind of bee.

In all Colorado is home to about 950 kinds of bees, the majority of which don’t live in hives or other social groups. Some of the state’s native bees aren’t even yellow and black.

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