New Medicaid reform committee strives for savings

first_imgHealth | State GovernmentNew Medicaid reform committee strives for savingsJanuary 27, 2016 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:As lawmakers look to trim the state’s budget shortfall, their attention is focused on one of the biggest areas of the budget: Medicaid.Eagle River Republican Sen. Anna MacKinnon announced Wednesday that a new Medicaid reform subcommittee will focus on the issue over the next month.The subcommittee will look at two separate bills: one proposed by Gov. Bill Walker’s administration and another from Fairbanks Republican Sen. Pete Kelly to change how healthcare is delivered to low-income Alaskans.Both bills encourage the use of case management.In the state’s version, a contractor assigns a primary care provider to each patient.The provider would help coordinate the health care that the patient receives, with an eye toward preventing problems that cause unnecessary hospital stays and emergency room visits.Valerie Davidson, commissioner designee of Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services listens to the State of the State Address, Jan. 21, 2015. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)State Health Commissioner Valerie Davidson says patients benefit from closer attention.“What we found is they love it, because, you know, maybe for the first time in their life, somebody is contacting them and saying, ‘Hey, it looks like you’re having some health issues,’” Davidson said. “Based upon what you have been seen for, you might benefit from seeing a primary care provider, who can work with a … cardiologist or some other specialist. And based upon what we know about the services that you’ve received, we can set up an appointment for you.”Both bills also seek to reduce pharmacy spending by pointing patients toward generic prescription drugs rather than name brands.Senator Kelly is also interested in exploring privatizing some state healthcare services.Kelly says he’s looking forward to quick and bold action:“We haven’t done it well enough over many, many years,” Kelly said. “There’s no finger being pointed at the Health and Social Services Committee or this commissioner. This has been a cumulative problem that I think we are just so forced  into dealing with it now because of the other budget considerations that face us, that we’re actually going to do it this time.”The new subcommittee will meet three times a week.Republican Senators Kelly and MacKinnon, along with Peter Micciche and Cathy Giessel will serve on the subcommittee, along with Democrat Donny Olson.MacKinnon says she’s interested in possibly taking pieces from both the administration’s bill and Kelly’s bill and making a recommendation to the full Senate Finance Committee by the end of February.Share this story:last_img read more

Strong dollar and hot weather hit H&M’s summer sales and see share price fall

first_imgSwedish retail giant H&M’s share price fell this morning, despite promising third quarter results.The figuresSales at H&M Group – which includes facias Cos, & Other Stories and Monki as well as the mainline brand, were up 11 per cent to SEK 132bn Swedish Krona (£10bn) in the nine months to the end of August, ahead of estimates. Sales for the third quarter alone were up 11 per cent.Profits also rose 11 per cent, over the nine months, to SEK 20bn, although there was no increase in the group’s profits for the quarter.Why it’s interestingH&M may still be growing sales, but it seems it’s not enough for investors, with the fashion group’s share price dropping 2.3 per cent at pixel time. Some analysts have warned that H&M’s growth strategy – which heavily relies on opening more stores – could come under pressure as markets saturate. Weather has also been an issue with H&M blaming “unseasonably warm” August in many of the group’s larger European markets. Andy currency headwinds are also affecting overall returns. The group said the strong US dollar increased purchasing costs, hitting third quarter profits.What H&M saidChief executive Karl-Johan Persson, said: “Profits have developed well during the first nine months of the year, although profits in the third quarter were negatively affected by increased purchasing costs due to the strong US dollar.”He added: “Sales were also good in the third quarter even though sales in August were negatively affected by the unseasonably warm weather in many of our large European markets. When the weather became more normal in September, sales took off again and we are looking forward to an exciting fashion autumn.“Our other brands are performing well. For example, Cos now has around 130 stores across 27 markets, Monki more than 90 stores in 13 markets, & Other Stories 25 stores in 10 markets and Weekday 20 stores in five markets.”Persson said new-store openings around the world were “continuing according to plan,” from Russia to Switzerland, New Delhi and Cape Town.In shortH&M will need to do more than open new stores to keep investors onside.  Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbes Strong dollar and hot weather hit H&M’s summer sales and see share price fall whatsappcenter_img Share whatsapp Thursday 24 September 2015 2:04 pm Madeline Ratcliffe last_img read more

Premium / On the wires: A Hapag-Lloyd + ONE merger? Please…

first_img New Premium subscriber REGISTER Email* Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium By Alessandro Pasetti 23/07/2019 Reset Password* LOGIN Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Email* Premium subscriber LOGIN << Go back Reset Your Password Please Login “At the first annual meeting of the newly born Italian shipowner association, Assarmatori, the executive chairman of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Gianluigi Aponte, was asked who might be next in the great wave of container shipping consolidation. The shipping veteran said eventually he expected Japan’s Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Hamburg-based Hapag-Lloyd would one day join forces.” Splash 24/7, 23 July 2019. A disaster waiting to happen? Hapag-Lloyd has just recently managed to get its house in order, so it could be ready ... Forgotten your password? Please click herelast_img read more

“No Dolls in the People’s Republic”

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak By Kim Chan Ku, Researcher in the Institute for Far Eastern Studies – 2007.11.05 1:26am [imText1]For the first visit to Pyongyang, I was there as a tourist. Since there was few to meet, I did not pay attention to presents. A couple of socks, scarf were enough just in case for meeting business partners. From the second visit on, I have prepared various commodities including scarves, leather gloves, shirts, ties, watches, fountain pens, pairs of glasses, etc. Since I had no idea whom to meet at that time, I picked presents fit for everyone. However, I soon found out that my presents were not used next time we met, because of pressure from other people. So, from then on, I had bought ones not quite noticeable, such as medicine, underwear, pairs of socks, etc. Some of the presents were made in USA. For others, they were from South Korea. ‘Made in R.O.K.’ label was also a problem. At first, customs officers confiscated all South Korean products (American and Chinese were spared). So next time, I cut the label off and passed the customs. One day, a high ranking party official asked me to bring toys for children. He specifically wanted puppy, rabbit, and cub dolls. As I handed in those dolls to the official, he said “In the People’s Republic (of Korea), we have no factories to produce such toys… Children would love these toys.” There was no doll production factory in North Korea at that time. Even at the model Chang-gwang Kindergarten, where most foreign visitors have tours, kids only had same wood or plastic toys. There was no doll. Suddenly, an idea popped in my head. “In South Korea now, labor-intensive factories are moving to Southeast Asia. What if world-famous South Korean doll factories that lost its competitiveness can come to North Korea?” Then, I tried to find factory owners in Seoul who was willing to move to the North. Once one of the world’s largest and exporting more than 40 million US dollars to the US, company A fell into debt due to rising production cost. CEO of Shinho Co., Lee Soon-gook, bought the company. I was able to meet him and persuaded him to invest in North Korea. I met the CEO through one of the largest Korean zaibatsu at that time, Byuksan Group. And Byuksan was looking for ways to invest slate production in North Korea at that time. After consulting with Shinho, I sent three thousands models along with blueprints to North Korean counterpart. News News AvatarKim Chan Ku, Researcher in the Institute for Far Eastern Studies “No Dolls in the People’s Republic”center_img SHARE News Facebook Twitter News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Ontario allows probate applications by email

first_img Ontario survivors could now receive more if their spouses die without a will last will and testament waiting to be filled and signed wisitporn/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Rudy Mezzetta Related news It’s official: marriage no longer revokes a will in Ontario Marriage won’t revoke a will under proposed Ontario legislationcenter_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Ontario raises small estate limit to $150,000 Ontarians will now be able to apply for probate and receive probate certificates by email after the Ontario government announced several changes to the application process last week. Previously, an application for a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee – as probate is known in the province – either had to be submitted in person at a court office, or sent by courier or mail. Between March 23 and July, while courts were closed due to Covid-19, applications were temporarily limited to courier or mail only.  Courts could save invalid wills if Ontario bill passes The decision to allow electronic submissions is meant to address persistent backlog issues and is part of a wider initiative by the government to update the estate and will process in the province. In a tweet announcing the change, Attorney General of Ontario Doug Downey wrote: “I am committed to modernizing the estates and wills sector to make it easier for Ontarians to manage the estate process with less hassle and address the probate application backlog.” Effective Oct. 6, applications for probate, supporting documents (e.g., affidavits, consents and proof of death) and responding documents can be filed by email to the Superior Court of Justice. However, hard copies of original documents filed in support of the application (e.g. wills, codicils, bonds, ancillary certificates) still need to be sent by mail or courier, or delivered in person. Estate administration tax payments (probate fees) and any filing fees must also be sent by mail or courier to the court office or paid in person. The option of applying for probate by email “is going to streamline things a fair amount,” says Keith Masterman, vice president of tax, retirement and estate planning with CI Investments Inc. in Toronto. Masterman characterizes the backlog as a “perennial” problem that was likely exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. “I think the biggest change is that the certificate of appointment of estate trustee will be emailed back to you,” Masterman says. “That will save some time. That’s a great start.” Electronic applications for probate must be sent to the email address for the court office in the provincial jurisdiction where the deceased lived. If the deceased didn’t reside in Ontario but owned property in the province, then the application is sent to the court office where the property is located.  The government has also introduced a new information form that must be completed and emailed to the court together with the probate application. Applications filed prior to Oct. 6 may be resubmitted by email without the application losing its position in the queue, the government’s guidance says. Ontario is currently reviewing estate law in the province more broadly.Among other measures, the government is considering making permanent a temporary measure introduced during Covid-19 that allows for virtual will signings; repealing the section of the law that revokes a will upon marriage; and raising the dollar value for what’s considered a “small estate.”In August, Downey sent a letter to the estate practitioner community asking for feedback on these issues. This year, the Ontario government also eliminated probate fees on the first $50,000 of an estate and extended the filing deadline for the estate information return to 120 days from 90 days.last_img read more

Working together to harmonise cattle welfare standards

first_imgWorking together to harmonise cattle welfare standards The Hon David Littleproud MPMinister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency ManagementLivestock export industry partnering with Vietnam on animal welfare.Harmonising standards will reduce market access issues and strengthen standards in an important and growing market.The Australian Government’s Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) program is supporting efforts to harmonise animal welfare standards with Vietnam.Meat & Livestock Australia is partnering with the Department of Animal Health, Vietnam and the Australian Livestock Export Corporation to undertake the three-year program of work.Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the project was being funded, in part, by a ATMAC $135,000 grant.“The ATMAC funded component of the project has so far included a cattle welfare workshop held in Hanoi in early November 2020 to determine what was needed to develop functional animal welfare changes in Vietnam,” Minister Littleproud said.“The workshop was well attended by government departments, NGO organisations, universities, and commercial companies and provided stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss the regulations for exported Australian cattle and other animal welfare measures.“Workshop participants endorsed a three-year program of work to address market access risks concerning animal welfare and traceability in cattle.“Harmonising standards and compliance practices with Vietnam will reduce market access issues and reduce the risk to Australian live cattle trade.”“The government of Vietnam has enlisted the support of the Australian livestock export industry to draft new animal health laws to ensure they are aligned to the internationalstandards which have to be met for Australian cattle.“A Vietnamese working group will be convened to draft Cattle Animal Welfare standards for transport, husbandry and slaughter for consideration and adoption by the Vietnamese National Assembly.“The working group will also develop a research paper into the standards developed under the Livestock Global Assurance Program to understand how these could deliver equivalence with animal welfare requirements for exported Australian feeder and slaughter livestock.“ATMAC-funded projects such as this build stronger, mutually beneficial relationships with our trading partners.“This project is another demonstration of the Australian Government’s commitment to modernising agricultural trade and grow agricultural exports.”Fast factsThe ATMAC program objectives are to open, improve and/or maintain access to overseas markets for Australian agricultural products by building stronger relationships with trading partners, neighbouring countries and international organisations.The government extended the program in 2019-20, with administered funding now totalling $6 million over four years from 2019-20 to 2022-23. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, animal welfare, Assembly, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, building, demonstration, Government, Hanoi, industry, livestock, Minister, project, research, Vietnamlast_img read more

UK Government consults on ending live animal exports for slaughter

first_imgUK Government consults on ending live animal exports for slaughter Plans to ban the export of live animals for slaughter and fattening have been unveiled by the Environment Secretary today (3 December), in the start of a renewed push by government to strengthen the UK’s position as a world leader on animal welfare.These proposals form part of an eight-week consultation, launched today in England and Wales, seeking views on how to better protect animal welfare during transport.Live animals commonly have to endure excessively long journeys during exports, causing distress and injury. Previously, EU rules prevented any changes to these journeys, but leaving the EU has enabled the UK Government to pursue these plans which would prevent unnecessary suffering of animals during transport and see us become the first country in Europe to end this practice.The government is also consulting on proposals to further improve animal welfare in transport more generally, such as:reduced maximum journey timesanimals being given more space and headroom during transportstricter rules on transporting animals in extreme temperaturestighter rules for transporting live animals by sea.Environment Secretary George Eustice said:We are committed to improving the welfare of animals at all stages of life. Today marks a major step forward in delivering on our manifesto commitment to end live exports for slaughter.Now that we have left the EU, we have an opportunity to end this unnecessary practice. We want to ensure that animals are spared stress prior to slaughter.Around 6,400 animals were transported from the UK directly to slaughter in continental Europe in 2018, based on internal figures.This consultation takes into account the responses to the 2018 Call for Evidence, as well as the report published by the then Farm Animal Welfare Committee (now known as the Animal Welfare Committee), which is made up of farming and veterinary experts, into the existing welfare standards for animals during transport.Chris Sherwood, CEO for the RSPCA said:We welcome plans to end live exports and look forward to seeing this happen as the RSPCA has campaigned on this issue for more than 50 years.There is absolutely no reasonable justification to subject an animal to an unnecessarily stressful journey abroad simply for them to be fattened for slaughter.Ending live exports for slaughter and further fattening would be a landmark achievement for animal welfare.Peter Stevenson, OBE and Compassion in World Farming’s Chief Policy Advisor said:Compassion in World Farming is delighted that Defra plans to ban live exports for slaughter and fattening. We have campaigned for over 50 years against the massive suffering caused by this inhumane, archaic trade, so this unambiguous proposal is very welcome.We urge farmers not to oppose the proposed ban but rather to recognise that this is an important part of moving forward to a high welfare future.This announcement marks the start of renewed efforts from government to raise standards on animal welfare even further now we are outside the EU, including taking steps to ban primates as pets and crack down on the illegal smuggling of dogs and puppies, with further proposals to improve standards and eradicate cruel practices expected to be set out in the coming months.The consultation can be accessed here. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:animal, animal welfare, environment, EU, Europe, Export, Farming, future, Government, RSPCA, Secretary, space, UK, UK Government, veterinarylast_img read more

CU-Boulder Business Professor Promotes Sustainable Environment And Economy

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 15, 2001 As environmental concerns have expanded from localized problems such as smog and toxic waste dumps to global issues such as climate change and species elimination, many view environmental challenges as an increasing threat to economic development. But where many see obstacles, Tom Dean sees opportunity. Dean, an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Business, is at the forefront of a movement to teach how environmental management can result in corporate profits. Population growth and rising consumption are making it possible for businesses to reap financial rewards from environmentally sustainable business practices. Based on these trends, Dean recently launched a new course, Sustainable Business Venturing, in the college’s highly-rated MBA Entrepreneurship Program. The course is predicated on the belief that entrepreneurs are powerful agents of social and economic change who can drive, rather than hinder, movement toward a sustainable economy and environment. “The course is not about environmental ‘responsibility,’ ” Dean said. “It’s about using the tremendous power of business to make money while moving the world to a more sustainable future. If we really want to see a better world, we have to give businesses the incentives to act in the way we want them to act, not blame them for failing to act responsibly when it is not in their best interest to do so.” The course focuses primarily on startup companies but also includes the entrepreneurial activities of existing businesses that have responded to these trends. In addition, it addresses specific product and market sectors that are among the first to move toward a more sustainable future. “As fundamental economic reward systems change with the increasing recognition of global environmental challenges, companies can benefit from performing their activities in ways that have less environmental impact,” he said. Such companies include Boulder-based Horizon Organic Holding Corp., owner of Horizon Organic Dairy, and Interface Flooring Systems Inc., an Atlanta carpet manufacturer that is restructuring its business based on the concept of carpet leasing and recycling. BMW AG is rapidly moving to designing its vehicles for disassembly in an attempt to maximize the recycling value of the vehicle. “Think about it,” Dean said. “Waste is just something that your company paid for that does not contribute to revenue. Firms throughout the world have come to realize that waste detracts from the bottom line.” Dean, who conducts research where issues of business strategy, entrepreneurship and environmental issues intersect, is at the forefront of teaching this approach to business students. “Until 1990, you probably could not find environmental issues taught in business schools, except as part of a course on social responsibility or regulatory issues,” Dean said. “But that has changed. Many forward-thinking business schools are developing curricula on environmental management, sustainable enterprise and similar concepts.” In 1993, Dean helped start an environmental management program while at the University of Tennessee. It became one of the top seven in the country and included both research and teaching activities. He also recently completed a project in Hong Kong to help business schools develop curricula for environmental management. Schools in China also are adopting the curricula. Dean earned his doctorate from CU-Boulder in 1992. Prior to his current appointment, he was an associate professor of management at the University of Tennessee, a faculty associate at UT’s Energy, Environment and Resources Center and was the Lundquist Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon. He serves as chair of the Academy of Management’s Entrepreneurship Division.last_img read more

New Head Volleyball Coach Jesse Mahoney

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Jesse Mahoney has been named the fifth head volleyball coach in University of Colorado history, athletic director Rick George announced Wednesday.Mahoney, a Boulder native, will make the move up U.S. Highway 36 in returning to where he began his coaching career.  He has spent the last four seasons at the University of Denver, where he guided the Pioneers to an 88-41 mark, including back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances (2014, 2015). The Pioneers finished with a 27-8 mark this past fall after falling to No. 5 Washington in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  In 2014, DU was 27-7, its season ending in the first round of the tournament, on that occasion to No. 13 Colorado State, also in the first round.“When I met with our volleyball student-athletes, I told them that we would go out and hire the best coach, mentor and leader for them, and I feel like we accomplished all three,” George said.  “I am excited that Jesse is back home again as a Buff.”George was alluding to the fact that Mahoney got his start in coaching as the head coach of the CU men’s club volleyball team from 1995-98.  His teams were ranked in the top 20 his entire time here and finished fifth in the 1996 national club championship.The Pioneers accumulated a 46-18 conference mark with Mahoney at the helm, winning the Summit League regular season championship the last two seasons with identical 13-3 league records; Denver also claimed the postseason tournament title both years.  The 2014 crown was the school’s first in the sport after joining the league in 2013, in which Mahoney coached the Pioneers to a 10-4 league mark and runner-up finishes in both the regular season and in the postseason tourney.  That team was 17-13 overall, as was his first team at DU in 2012, when the Pioneers were members of the Western Athletic Conference (with a 10-8 mark in conference play). While at Denver, Mahoney coached 17 all-conference selections, including a pair of 2014 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-Americans. His 2014 recruiting class was tabbed No. 28 by Nationally, the Pioneers’ offense was ranked in the top 25 in hitting efficiency three times (2013-15) and this fall the defense cracked the top 25 in opponent hitting efficiency.  Mahoney also helped the Pioneers to the AVCA Team Academic Award from 2012-14 (those honored for 2015 will be announced early next year).Prior to his success at DU, Mahoney served as an assistant head coach at Colorado State (2005-11), including four as the associate head coach.  In his time there under head coach Tom Hilbert, the Rams participated in seven consecutive NCAA Tournaments and won five Mountain West titles.  CSU compiled a 162-51 record during his time on the staff.While with the Rams, he helped to assemble three recruiting classes ranked in the top 25 by  His primary responsibility in practice was working with the middle blockers, and Colorado State was ranked nationally in the top 10 in blocking five of his seven seasons.  He tutored two All-American middle blockers as well as multiple All-Conference and All-Region performers.Mahoney joined the staff at CSU after six seasons as the head coach at Fort Hays State, where the Tigers recorded a 107-82 overall record under his direction.  FHSU tallied an impressive 56-12 record over his last two years there (2003-04), which included a 31-5 mark and No. 11 final national ranking in 2004.His first varsity coaching position was as an assistant coach at Colorado Christian after his time as CU’s club coach.  Mahoney has also coached in the club circuit as a member of the Front Range Volleyball Club, guiding the 18-Black to the 1998 USA Junior Rocky Mountain Region title.Mahoney is no stranger to the University of Colorado, having earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1995 and a Juris Doctorate degree from CU’s Law School in 1999.  He is married to the former Gwen McEntyre, and the couple has three children: Macy, Griffin and Declan.Image and story courtesy of Colorado Athletics. Published: Dec. 18, 2015 center_img Categories:AthleticsCampus Communitylast_img read more

New $45 million addition will connect business to engineering, spur innovation

first_imgThe preliminary rendering shows the lobby of the new business school entrance and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub. The spaces are part of a building addition that will physically connect CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business to the College of Engineering and Applied Science.The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Friday, Nov. 9, approved a $45 million building addition that will physically connect CU Boulder’s Engineering Center, housing the College of Engineering and Applied Science, to the Koelbel Building, housing the Leeds School of Business, and spark new ways to think about higher education.Construction is slated to begin in the spring on the addition, which includes nearly 30,000 gross square feet of renovation of existing space and construction of 45,000 gross square feet of new space, totaling nearly 75,000 gross square feet for the project. Learn more about the Leeds-Engineering addition.The addition will include an innovation and entrepreneurship hub where students from any discipline can collaborate with business and engineering students, faculty and local business leaders, as well as four technologically-enabled, active-learning classrooms to foster collaborative teamwork and experiential learning.“Business is becoming more collaborative, dynamic and technologically-advanced every day,” said Leeds Dean Sharon Matusik. “This project is so much more than a building expansion. We are breaking down traditional disciplinary boundaries and building cross-functional competencies in our students.”Other major proposed features of the project include a 200-seat auditorium. A reorganization of William M. White business library, meanwhile, will enhance services and provide more efficient student study space.”CU Boulder will soon be the only university in the country in which engineering and business students pass seamlessly between our buildings,” said College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Bobby Braun. “Connecting these colleges with the Boulder entrepreneurship community will elevate our students, our campus and our state.” Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 9, 2018 • By Julie Poppen center_img The preliminary rendering shows the view from the west of a building addition.The project is being funded primarily with donor philanthropy. Significant donors include The Anschutz Foundation, CU Foundation Trustee Alan Olson (Fin’62) and his wife Carol Ann (Soc’64), the Koelbel family (naming donors of the Koelbel building, which houses the Leeds School of Business), and local entrepreneurs and philanthropists Dan and Cindy Caruso.The improvements that are part of the project will help accommodate the 22 percent growth in business program enrollment and 70 percent growth in engineering enrollment over the past decade.Pending final approval by the Colorado legislature’s Capital Development Committee, completion is planned by the end of 2020.“The addition of this facility also creates a physical innovation and entrepreneurship hub on campus that welcomes all CU Boulder students and the business community,” Matusik said. “Today’s vote was a pivotal step forward in a very exciting project. Together, we are redefining how tomorrow’s leaders change the world.”Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more