Implementation committee named for new CU-Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information

June 26, 2013

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the formation of an implementation committee for a new College of Media, Communication and Information. “We have reached a turning point,” said Moore. “After more than three years of faculty discussions, after consultations with the deans, and with the support of the chancellor, we have moved beyond the question of whether we are creating a new college to the phase in which we do the work necessary to present our ideas to the Board of Regents.”

CU-Boulder students partner with middle school to teach financial literacy

May 22, 2013

As the school year wraps up, students at Summit Charter Middle School in Boulder will debrief on how their $25,000 stock portfolio performed. The middle school students invested money under supervision as part of a course created and taught by accounting and finance students from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business .

Business uncertainty the main impediment to corporate hiring, says CU-Boulder study

May 3, 2013

The sluggish recovery of U.S. jobs since the recession began is due to companies being mired in business uncertainty about national policies rather than other hiring and financial roadblocks, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study. Businesses are uncertain about the yet-to-be-realized costs of policies such as health care, tax reform and environmental cap and trade as regulations take shape and are implemented, according to lead author Sanjai Bhagat, a provost professor of finance at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

CU-Boulder moves ahead on creating new colleges focusing on media, communication and information; the environment and sustainability

May 1, 2013

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the campus will be taking the first steps needed to formally propose the creation of the first new colleges on the campus in 50 years: a college focused on media, communication and information, and a college designed around CU-Boulder’s strengths in the environment and sustainability. Both would require the approval of the Board of Regents.

CU student lands prestigious postgraduate position with accounting board

May 1, 2013

When it comes to social responsibility, Emily Booth is getting down to business. Booth will graduate with distinction this May with concurrent bachelor's and master’s degrees in accounting and a certificate in Socially Responsible Enterprise from the Leeds School of Business at CU-Boulder.

Leeds School of Business team takes top prize at international real estate competition

April 19, 2013

Students from the real estate program at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder, successfully made the sale to a panel of judges and became grand-prize winners of the 2013 International Real Estate Case Competition hosted by the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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

April 17, 2013

Regional student commercialization projects, ranging from a cooling system for data centers to a rooftop system that captures carbon dioxide -- a brewery byproduct -- and converts it to an algae-based nutraceutical, will be recognized at the CU Cleantech New Venture Challenge this week.

Guggenheim family endows chair with $2.25 million gift to CU-Boulder Leeds School

April 3, 2013

A better understanding of the core drivers that help great leaders innovate — and avoid failure — is key to advancing global enterprise. The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder is now better equipped to advance this understanding, thanks to a new $2.25 million gift from the Thomas Stix Guggenheim family to establish an endowed faculty chair aimed at educating new generations of entrepreneurs on the core drivers of successful business design and innovation.

Colorado business confidence surges going into second quarter, says CU-Boulder Leeds School

April 2, 2013

The confidence of Colorado business leaders has surged going into the second quarter of 2013, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Federico Peña interdisciplinary event at CU-Boulder rescheduled for April 2

March 18, 2013

Federico Peña will give a talk about “Achieving U.S. Energy Independence in our Lifetime” at the University of Colorado Boulder on Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. in room 180 of the Benson Earth Sciences Building. The Leeds School of Business and the College of Engineering and Applied Science are co-sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. The event had been postponed because of an illness in Peña's family.