University of Illinois associate dean named dean of CU Leeds School of Business

Jan. 18, 2011

David L. Ikenberry, associate dean in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named dean of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder effective Feb. 14.Read more »

Improved measurements of sun to advance understanding of climate change

Jan. 14, 2011

WASHINGTON —Scientists have taken a major step toward accurately determining the amount of energy that the sun provides to Earth, and how variations in that energy may contribute to climate change.Read more »

Older adults taking popular sleep medicine at risk for falls and cognitive impairment, study finds

Jan. 13, 2011

Adults who take one of the world's most commonly prescribed sleep medications are significantly more at risk for nighttime falls and potential injury, according to a new study by the University of Colorado at Boulder.Read more »

Extent of corruption in countries around the world tied to earthquake fatalities

Jan. 12, 2011

A new assessment of global earthquake fatalities over the past three decades indicates that 83 percent of all deaths caused by the collapse of buildings during earthquakes occurred in countries considered to be unusually corrupt.Read more »

Two CU-Boulder Faculty Members Elected 2010 AAAS Fellows

Jan. 11, 2011

Two University of Colorado at Boulder faculty members have been elected 2010 fellows of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science.Read more »

Bloggers' Word Choice Bares Their Personality Traits, Study by CU-Boulder Researcher Finds

Jan. 10, 2011

Words convey meaning, but our choice of specific words also conveys details about our personalities, new research confirms. For example, extraverts are likely to use the word "mouth" frequently, and "open" personalities are likely to use words like "folk," "poetry" and "universe."Read more »

Men With Macho Faces Attractive to Fertile Women, Researchers Find

Jan. 7, 2011

When their romantic partners are not quintessentially masculine, women in their fertile phase are more likely to fantasize about masculine-looking men than are women paired with George Clooney types.Read more »

Colorado Business Leaders Optimistic Going Into First Quarter, Says CU Leeds School Index

Jan. 4, 2011

Colorado business leaders' confidence bounced back to pre-recession levels going into the first quarter of 2011, 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.Read more »

Metabolic Cost of Human Sleep Deprivation Quantified by University of Colorado Team

Jan. 3, 2011

In the first-ever quantification of energy expended by humans during sleep, a University of Colorado team has found that the metabolic cost of an adult missing one night of sleep is the equivalent of walking slightly less than two miles.Read more »

Study Shows Wind Turbines on Farmlands May Benefit Crops

Dec. 16, 2010

Wind turbines in Midwestern farm fields may be doing more than churning out electricity. The giant turbine blades that generate renewable energy might also help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and drier, help them fend off fungal infestations and improve their ability to extract growth-enhancing carbon dioxide from the air and soil.Read more »

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