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.

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.

Four CU-Boulder students win grants to study critically needed languages

April 29, 2014

Four University of Colorado Boulder students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Languages Scholarships (CLS) for this summer.

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Chicago gets last laugh as funniest city in U.S., says CU-Boulder study

April 20, 2014

Chicago is the funniest city in the United States, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study. Boston is the No. 2 wise guy, followed by Atlanta in third place. Denver made the top 10 list at No. 8.

CU-Boulder Leeds School study points to further employment growth

April 17, 2014

Continued employment expansion in Colorado in the first half of 2014 is signaled in a quarterly report released today by Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler and prepared by the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business. “Coloradans continue to persevere and show their can-do spirit by pursuing the American dream,” said Gessler. “As these business leaders create jobs, hopefully our employment continues to tick upwards.”

Student startups compete for $100,000 in DOE-sponsored CU Cleantech challenge

April 15, 2014

Regional student commercialization projects -- ranging from an advanced manufacturing technique that prevents the clogging of whey-producing machines to an unmanned aircraft that helps farmers reduce their energy and water use -- will be recognized at the CU Cleantech New Venture Challenge this week.

Science communication efforts inspire largest gift yet for CU Sustainability Complex

April 10, 2014

Alarmed by melting glaciers and inspired by University of Colorado Boulder scientists’ efforts to teach the public about mechanisms that drive environmental change, emeritus Department of Communication faculty member Brian Daniell and his wife, Vicki Bynum, have pledged $500,000 toward the university’s Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC).