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Colorado business leaders optimistic going into first quarter, says CU Leeds School index

January 03, 2012

Colorado business leaders' optimism has resumed going into the first quarter of 2012 after a dip in confidence last quarter, according to the most recent quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

Slow, steady job growth forecast for Colorado in 2012, says CU Leeds School of Business

December 05, 2011

Colorado will continue on the road to recovery and add jobs in 2012 following a positive year in 2011, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

Economic Outlook Forum presented Dec. 5 by CU's Leeds School of Business

November 22, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business will present its annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum on Monday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver.

Preparation is key to stretching holiday shopping dollar, CU professor says

November 15, 2011

Consumers should take the time to prepare themselves by researching prices and quality before they hit the stores or Internet this holiday shopping season, according to University of Colorado Boulder Professor Donald Lichtenstein.

CU-Boulder law professors can comment on Supreme Court's decision to hear challenge to health care legislation

November 14, 2011

Richard Collins, professor of law at the CU-Boulder Law School, is an expert in constitutional law. He can be reached at 303-492-5493 or Richard.collins@colorado.edu.

English professor helps bring posthumous Ralph Ellison novel to life

Ralph Ellison spent four decades writing but never finishing a novel to follow "Invisible Man," which was a meteoric success in 1952 and remains an American classic. Ellison’s unfinished second novel was published this year, and a CU-Boulder associate professor is one of two editors who brought the legendary author’s work to fruition.

Sensor developed at CU-Boulder enables plants to say “I’m thirsty”

Corn and potato crops may soon provide information to farmers about when the plants need water and how much should be delivered, due to a CU-Boulder invention. A tiny sensor clipped to plant leaves charts their moisture content, a key measure of water deficiency and accompanying stress. Data from the leaves is sent wirelessly over the Internet to computers linked to irrigation equipment, ensuring timely watering, reducing excessive water and energy use, and potentially saving farmers millions of dollars a year.

CU-Boulder joins the prestigious Pac-12 Conference

CU-Boulder accepted an invitation on June 11, 2010, to join the Pacific-10 Conference as its 11th member, the first new member since 1978; a week later Utah was added and the league will become the Pacific-12 in the coming year. In addition to shared academic excellence, CU-Boulder and the other Pac-10 member institutions hold impressive athletic résumés.

Advancing the uses of laser technology

CU-Boulder professors Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn lead an interdisciplinary research group at JILA, a joint institute of the university and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where they have made groundbreaking strides in laser science by developing new ultra-fast lasers and X-ray sources for experiments in physics, chemistry, materials science, and engineering. Their pioneering research resulted in the development of ultra-fast optical and coherent soft X-ray sources.

Center for Community delivers state-of-the-art dining and student services

Anchored by a 900-seat street-market style dining hall offering freshly prepared food in nine specialty dining stations, the new Center for Community at CU-Boulder opened for students in August 2010.

The central dining hall is the hub of the 183,000-square-foot student center, which brings together 12 student support offices that had been scattered in buildings and dorms throughout the campus. The offices include Career Services, the Center for Multicultural Affairs, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Office of International Education, and the Office of Victim Assistance.

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