No evidence that California cellphone ban decreased accidents, says CU-Boulder researcher

July 16, 2014

In a recent study, a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder found no evidence that a California ban on using hand-held cellphones while driving decreased the number of traffic accidents in the state in the first six months following the ban.

At midyear, Colorado poised for continued growth in 2014, says CU Leeds School

July 10, 2014

The Colorado economy continues to outperform the U.S. economy and grow at a magnitude that slightly exceeds previous expectations, according to the midyear economic outlook released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Colorado’s employment is up by 3 percent year-over-year from May 2013 to May 2014. A total gain of 68,000 jobs in Colorado is expected for 2014 -- an upward revision to a December estimate of 61,300 jobs for the year.

Colorado business confidence inches higher going into third quarter, says CU-Boulder Leeds School

July 2, 2014

The confidence of Colorado business leaders remains positive and has slightly increased going into the third quarter of 2014, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The third quarter LBCI posted a reading of 61.2, an increase from 61 last quarter.

CU-Boulder to offer mini-MBA course in entrepreneurship Aug. 17-22

June 30, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder will offer an intensive certificate course in entrepreneurship, taught by MBA faculty and open to the public, Aug. 17-22. The course will expose students to the principles of entrepreneurship -- including techniques of market analysis, networking and funding -- through class discussions. It also will provide real-world experience through mentorship with entrepreneurs and work on individual projects.

Board of Regents approves CU-Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information

June 27, 2014

The University of Colorado Board of Regents today voted 8-0 with one Regent absent to approve the new College of Media, Communication and Information at the Regents’ monthly meeting, held at the Tivoli Center at the University of Colorado Denver. The college will open in fall 2015.

Working women have more influence at home, says CU-Boulder study

June 16, 2014

When women who are married work, they wield more decision-making power over large household expenses -- like buying a car, large appliance or furniture -- according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.

New CU-Boulder business accelerator to launch six student businesses this summer

June 5, 2014

Twenty-two entrepreneurial students are gearing up to turn their innovative ideas into serious startups this summer with the support of a new business accelerator program at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Consumers infer coolness from brand autonomy, says CU-Boulder study

May 28, 2014

Consumers perceive a brand to be cooler when it suggests it’s true to itself and follows its own motives regardless of individual or societal norms and expectations, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study involving Texas A&M University. However, the autonomous behavior of the brand needs to be contextually appropriate -- not over the top -- in order to be seen as cool as opposed to weird or rude, according to the paper published last week online and slated for the August edition of the Journal of Consumer Research.

From comedy to student government, student hesitantly says goodbye

May 7, 2014

Lauren E. Cross graduates May 9 from CU-Boulder with a degree in political science and minor in economics, leaving her legacy with CU Student Government and the campus comedy improv group, Left Right Tim. A Colorado native, Cross sees herself sticking around Boulder for a little while before venturing to a place that offers a scene for politics as well as comedy.

Career development office at CU-Boulder Leeds School receives $500,000 gift

May 7, 2014

A $500,000 gift from Phillips 66 will go toward the Leeds School’s Career Development Office , which supports undergraduates by providing professional skills, career exploration and preparation, industry experiences and access to employer and alumni connections throughout the student experience.

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