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John Lynch to Lead Acclaimed Research Organization in Marketing

July 21, 2021

Distinguished Professor John G. Lynch, Jr. has officially signed on as the 22nd Executive Director of the Marketing Science Institute (MSI) for 2022-23, following Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School and Carl Mela of Duke University in this role. MSI is arguably the most important industry-academic think tank in the...

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For Center’s New Leader, Sustainability is Personal

July 13, 2021

CESR’s new executive director brings a passion for the environment, and a career in social responsibility, to Leeds. Kathryn Wendell brings a leadership career in sustainability to the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility. Her experience includes assignments at the World Bank, Chevron, Stanford University and, most recently, the nonprofit...

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Founders, Keepers: Leeds Research May Help Developing Countries Attract and Nurture Startups

July 8, 2021

New findings aim to empower entrepreneurs in becoming engines for emerging ecomonies. Entrepreneurs can be a very valuable asset for emerging economies striving to generate economic development, which is why many countries are interested in creating programs and entrepreneurial ecosystems to attract these individuals and their firms. But courting founders...

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Leeds Mourns ‘Passionate Educator, Mentor and Thinker’ Who Broke New Ground in Business Ethics

July 6, 2021

Students, faculty, staff recall a tireless mentor who was a global authority on sustainability. ‘He believed in me before I believed in me,’ Molly MacEachen, left, says of her mentor, Leeds Prof. Mark Meaney, center. Prof. Meaney’s passing in June reverberated throughout the Leeds community. From left are people associated...

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The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2021

June 30, 2021

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2021 Business confidence remained at record high levels ahead of Q3 2021, driven by record optimism about the state economy, industry sales, and industry hiring. The index increased 2.9 points from Q2 2021 to Q3 2021 and slipped only slightly looking out...

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Cookies Are Crumbling. Targeted Marketing is Not. What Does It Mean for Digital Privacy?

June 21, 2021

A Leeds professor’s research looks at the challenges of online regulation in balancing consumer rights and market fairness. On the internet, cookies are crumbling as mainstream web browsers look to phase out the third-party tracking codes that have given rise to targeted digital advertising. But consumers shouldn’t feel like firms...

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University Hill Fifth Graders Walk Across the State Of Colorado

June 16, 2021

CU students inspire 5th graders during pandemic with community outreach project. A group of students from the University of Colorado Boulder challenged the 5th graders at University Hill Elementary School to walk across the state of Colorado – virtually. The CU students, members of the Leeds Scholars Program , purchased...

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A Master Plan, Masterfully Done: Leeds Team Triumphs in Real Estate Challenge

June 11, 2021

Alumni say lessons from contest and classes helping them create early impact in real estate industry. The six Leeds alumni who proposed the Meadow Station project that won this year's Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge. From left are Jesus Banuelos-Rivera, Erika Vette, Joe Plastino, Paula Chavarria, Kyle Clinton and Simon...

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Making Change: Experts Bring New Perspectives to Challenges in Consumer Finance

May 26, 2021

Conference showcases the cross-disciplinary cooperation needed to steer people toward better financial choices. Consumer finance is not just about finance. The annual Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making brings together thought leaders and practitioners in far-flung disciplines like behavioral science, anthropology, risk, law and family studies—a recognition that...

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Alteryx All-Star: Leeds Student Finishes 5th in Global Analytics Competition

May 21, 2021

Future forensic accountant held her own against seasoned data scientists, analytics officers Like many people, when she was forced indoors during the pandemic, Claire McCollough passed the time with puzzles. But McCollough, a veteran puzzler, wasn’t satisfied with the jigsaw and crossword varieties. After teaching herself SQL, Tableau and Power...