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Peace Corps director to visit CU-Boulder Jan. 25

January 24, 2012

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams will give a short presentation at the University of Colorado Boulder on Wednesday, Jan. 25, to share stories of CU alumni who are currently serving overseas and discuss the importance of the Peace Corps in the world today.

The presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel and is free and open to the public.

Nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009, Williams is the 18th director of the Peace Corps and the fourth director to have served as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Trying to eat healthy? Read those nutrition labels carefully

People who made New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier or lose weight might also want to brush up on their math skills.

In a new study, marketing professor Donald Lichtenstein found that nutrition labels on packaged food products in the United States can lead even the most health-conscious consumers astray, if they don’t “do the math.”

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.

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