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Research on small cellular changes may lead to big cancer solutions

Among cancers, scientists have spent their entire research careers looking for cellular similarities that may lead to a single cure for many cancers –– the rare chance to have a single answer to a multifaceted problem. In 1997, scientists discovered a gene that they believed was the key to cellular immortality. Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase, or TERT, is a catalytic piece of telomerase, and while cellular immortality sounds like a good idea, it is actually how cancerous tumors grow and proliferate in cancer patients. In a recent paper published in Science, Tom Cech, director of the BioFrontiers Institute, worked with collaborators at CU's Anschutz Medical Campus to study mutations in bladder cancer that may lead to better treatments for many types of cancers.

Conference on World Affairs

CU-Boulder’s Conference on World Affairs now accessible from anywhere

March 18, 2015

When the University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs— featuring 200 panel discussions, performances and plenaries—returns to campus for the 67th time April 6-10, you won’t need to be in Boulder to enjoy it.

Leeds School Evening MBA Program to expand to CU South Denver in May

February 16, 2015

The Evening MBA Program, offered by the CU-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.

New report charts Colorado's vulnerability to climate change

February 04, 2015

Sea-level rise may not be eating away at Colorado’s borders, but climate change exposes other critical vulnerabilities in the state, according to a new report. Rising temperatures likely will take a toll on cattle and crops, for example, and could more often leave junior water rights holders with little water and few options.

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."

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