CU-Boulder to offer new interdisciplinary construction management track

Dec. 5, 2012

A new partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and the College of Engineering and Applied Science, spurred by a gift, will have positive implications for the construction and real estate industries.

Positive, broad-based job growth forecast for Colorado in 2013, says CU Leeds School of Business

Dec. 3, 2012

Colorado will continue on the road to recovery and add a variety of jobs in 2013 across almost all business sectors following a positive year in 2012, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Wobbekind’s announcement is part of the 48th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum presented Dec. 3 by the Business Research Division of the Leeds School.

Preparation is key to stretching holiday shopping dollar, CU professor says

Nov. 19, 2012

Consumers should take the time to prepare themselves by researching prices and quality before they hit the stores or Internet this holiday shopping season, according to University of Colorado Boulder Professor Donald Lichtenstein. Being prepared can save consumers money, steer them away from overspending and even change their way of thinking about purchasing gifts during the holidays, said Lichtenstein, chair of the marketing department at CU-Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

Economic Outlook Forum presented Dec. 3 by CU’s Leeds School of Business

Nov. 19, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business will present its 48th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum on Monday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. at the Denver Marriott City Center. The event at 1701 California St. is free and open to the public but reservations are required for those planning to attend. To make reservations visit http://leeds.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_01GMWmGLHZolUrz .

CU-Boulder Environment and Sustainability Visioning Committee named

Oct. 29, 2012

Provost Russell Moore today announced the charge and membership of a visioning committee to consider future opportunities for synergies and collaboration between University of Colorado Boulder environment and sustainability research and academic programs. Sharon Collinge, director of environmental studies and a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will chair the Environment and Sustainability Visioning Committee, or ESVC.

Households manage plug-in hybrids without help from online tools, says CU-led study

Oct. 16, 2012

Households with plug-in hybrid vehicles, or PHVs, and smart meters actively managed how, when and where they charged their cars based on electricity rates but rarely took advantage of online feedback, a University of Colorado Boulder study found. CU-Boulder’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, or RASEI, today presented findings from the two-year study -- one of the only of its kind, combining both household and vehicle data in a smart-grid context.

CU Business Review: ‘Can do’ approach to beverage packaging means jobs for Colorado economy

Oct. 15, 2012

Consumer demand is making aluminum cans more relevant than ever, according to a report from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. More than 92 billion aluminum beverage cans were sold in the U.S. in 2011 reflecting a decline in annual sales -- particularly among standard 12-ounce cans -- since the industry’s peak five years prior.

Colorado business confidence mostly unchanged says CU Leeds School index

Oct. 1, 2012

Colorado business leaders’ attitudes remained almost unchanged going into the fourth quarter, according to the most recent quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the Leeds School of Business . The LBCI’s reading remained positive, above the critical mark of 50, but fell from 53.6 in the third quarter to 51.6 in the fourth. A reading greater than 50 indicates positive expectations, while one lower than 50 indicates negative expectations.

Colorado business confidence mostly unchanged says CU Leeds School index

Oct. 1, 2012

Colorado business leaders’ attitudes remained almost unchanged going into the fourth quarter, according to the most recent quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The LBCI’s reading remained positive, above the critical mark of 50, but fell from 53.6 in the third quarter to 51.6 in the fourth. A reading greater than 50 indicates positive expectations, while one lower than 50 indicates negative expectations.

Consumers differ in desire for explanation, says new CU-Brown University study

Sept. 18, 2012

The depth of explanation about novel products influences consumer preferences and willingness to pay, according to a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder and Brown University. When it comes to descriptions about the functions of new and unusual goods -- such as a self-watering plant system, special gloves for touchscreens or an eraser for wall scratches -- some people prefer minimal details. Dubbed “explanation foes” in the study, they gain a strong sense of understanding and desire for products through shallow explanations.

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