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    University of New Orleans Confers Degrees on 966 Graduates During Fall 2015 Commencement

    Nine hundred sixty-six University of New Orleans graduates and undergraduates filed into UNO Lakefront Arena Friday, Dec. 18, in the age-old commencement ritual designed to honor those who have completed the academic rigors required to achieve a degree.

    Monday, December 21, 2015

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    Twelve UNO Students Tapped to Participate in the Eight-week Emerging Leaders Certificate Program

    The University of New Orleans has selected 12 students to participate in the University's Emerging Leaders Program. The extracurricular leadership certificate program is designed for first year and sophomore undergraduate students aspiring to further develop their leadership skills. Students who are chosen based on an application process that includes essay questions, references, educational performance data and an interview.

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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    UNO Grad Students Named Finalists in National Hotel Market Analysis Contest

    A team of five graduate students from the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration were named finalists in a national market study competition. Jolene Gettridge, Tanvi Shah, Brian McCallon, Lisa Rourke and Nicole Schnell created a presentation based on data examining trends and projections in New Orleans' hotel market. Their team was among 30 invited by Smith Travel Research to compete in the competition and one of six chosen as finalists. As a result, the team was asked to present their results during the International Hotel Show in New York in November.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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    Newest Issue of UNO Magazine Now Online and in Print

    The fall 2015 edition of the University of New Orleans Magazine is now online and being delivered to mailboxes across the United States. A production of UNO's Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing, the 52-page publication highlights many of the most notable accomplishments and news items from New Orleans' only public research university.

    Monday, December 14, 2015

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    UNO Offers Professionals Software Design Training in a New, Noncredit Course

    The University of New Orleans is offering a new, noncredit course aimed at professionals from non-computer science backgrounds who are interested in learning the computer language Java. The class, offered once a week at night beginning in January, is the brain child of Torrie Adams, president of New Orleans Women in Technology, and Steve Johnson, dean of UNO's College of Sciences. Adams said that over the last two-and-a-half years, she has noticed more and more women from non-traditional backgrounds landing in programming jobs.

    Monday, December 14, 2015

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    University of New Orleans' Accreditation Reaffirmed

    University of New Orleans announced that its continuing accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The accreditation process occurs on a 10-year cycle with reviews conducted at the middle and end point of the cycle. Its purpose is to ensure that the University is meeting the highest educational standards. UNO will receive its next full review in 2025.

    Friday, December 11, 2015

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    UNO Basketball Coach Attempts to Break World Record for Largest Gathering of People Wearing Holiday Sweaters

    Mark Slessinger loves a good gathering of people in tacky holiday sweaters. But at some point around three years ago, the University of New Orleans men's basketball coach started contemplating taking his glee over gaudy acrylic Santas and googly-eyed reindeer to a new level. His idea: Try to beat the Guinness Book of World Records highest recorded gathering of people wearing holiday sweaters and jumpers.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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    UNO Alumni Association Announces 2014-15 Excellence in Teaching Awards

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that the winners of the 2014-15 Excellence in Teaching Awards are Paul Schilling, professor of mechanical engineering, and Randy Bates, professor of English. Each year up to two awards are bestowed upon faculty members who exhibit excellence in teaching. The winners are chosen by a selection committee that is comprised of past award recipients and a representative of the UNO International Alumni Association. Both Schilling and Bates were recognized for their enthusiasm for teaching, devotion to their students and dedication to facilitating student success. They have consistently received exceptional teaching evaluations from students. Schilling and Bates will each receive a cash award of $2,000.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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    UNO's Blind and Visually Impaired TRAC Students Ring in Holidays with Bell Choir Concert Dec. 13

    The bells chime just as they do in any other bell choir. But the people holding the instruments in the University of New Orleans Training Resource and Assistive Technology Center bell choir are far from ordinary: All of the members of this performance group are blind or visually impaired. Though they don't read music, this choir is able to play even complex pieces such as the "Star Spangled Banner" with the help of technology provided to them. The eight to 10 person group will perform for the first time Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. at UNO in the Oliver St. Pé Center, Room 101.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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    UNO Alumnus Jamison Ross Nominated for GRAMMY

    University of New Orleans alumnus Jamison Ross has been nominated for a GRAMMY for his debut album, "Jamison." The drummer, who received a master's of music degree at UNO in 2013, released the album this year on the Concord Jazz label.

    Monday, December 7, 2015

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    Thirty UNO Students Selected to Compete at 2016 Model United Nations Conference in New York

    The University of New Orleans' award-winning Model United Nations Club is headed back to New York City in March for the national organization's annual conference on global issues, and it has selected a diverse delegation for 2016. Thirty students learned Nov. 20 that together they will represent the countries of Australia and New Zealand at the annual event, which last year drew roughly 6,600 student delegates from more than 400 colleges and universities.

    Friday, December 4, 2015

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    Fourteen UNO Students Inducted Into National Leadership Honor Society

    Fourteen University of New Orleans students were recently inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society at UNO for more than four decades.

    Friday, December 4, 2015

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    UNO Philosophy Professor Gets Grant to Study Alternatives to Incarceration

    University of New Orleans philosophy professor Chris Surprenant has received a $32,350 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to study the American approach to punishment and alternatives to incarceration. The grant will fund an academic conference and related scholarship on the topic. The United States leads the world in per capita incarceration, and Louisiana incarcerates more people, on a per capita basis, than any other state.

    Thursday, December 3, 2015

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    UNO Signs Collaborative Agreement with Caribbean University

    The University of New Orleans has entered into an agreement to collaborate with the Université des Antilles (UA) in Martinique and Guadeloupe, a 6,000 student university located in the Caribbean. UNO will engage in joint academic activities with UA's College of Education.

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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    Twenty-six UNO Students Chosen as 2016 Orientation Leaders To Assist New and Incoming Peers

    Twenty-six University of New Orleans students have been named orientation leaders for 2016. The group--comprised of 12 freshmen, seven sophomores, four juniors and three seniors--are charged with assisting incoming students with the transition to UNO's academic and student life.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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    Mayor Appoints Two UNO Leaders to Serve on New Orleans' Fix My Streets Financing Working Group

    Two University of New Orleans leaders have been selected to serve on the Fix My Streets Financing Working Group, a coalition appointed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to identify solutions for how the city of New Orleans can pay for interior street repairs. Norma Jean Mattei, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been appointed chair of the 13-member working group. Also on the team is James R. Amdal, senior research associate at the Merritt C. Becker UNO Transportation Institute.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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    UNO's Graduates Encouraged to Complete The Outcomes Survey

    University of New Orleans students get a lot of surveys. But there's one coming to email inboxes Tuesday, Dec. 1, that could have a tremendous impact on students and the university as a whole. The Outcomes Survey is going out to all UNO students--graduate and undergraduate--who are on track to graduate in December. This five-minute online questionnaire asks about graduates' employment status, salary, career field and more. It will also be sent to the same graduates at three additional intervals: three months after graduation, six months after graduation and a year after graduation.

    Monday, November 30, 2015

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    New Book from UNO's Emergency Management Experts Examines Best Practices in Disaster Privatization

    When disaster strikes a community, governments often face the task of deciding what recovery work could and should be allocated to the private sector. In a new book published by CRC Press, University of New Orleans political science professor John Kiefer and adjunct professor Alessandra Jerolleman share insight into when privatization works and when it may be ill-advised. "The Private Sector's Role in Disasters: Leveraging the Private Sector in Emergency Management" draws on the expertise within UNO's Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART). It explores the areas in which government regulations and guidelines promote or encourage private sector involvement and seeks to give readers best practices for such partnerships.

    Monday, November 30, 2015

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    College of Business Faculty Member Named First Provost's Fellow

    Kenneth Walsh, an associate professor of management, has been selected as the University of New Orleans' first Provost's Fellow for the spring 2016 semester. The program was instituted by John Nicklow, who began his role as UNO provost and vice president for academic affairs on July 1. According to Nicklow, the Provost's Fellow program provides academic leadership experience and skills development to a faculty member with a potential interest in academic administration.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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    UNO-St. Claude Gallery to host 'Genius Loci' for PhotoNOLA Photography Festival

    As part of the PhotoNOLA, New Orleans' annual festival of photography, University of New Orleans' UNO-St. Claude Gallery hosts "Genius Loci," a three-person exhibition of photography and video, for PhotoNOLA that features the work of Antone Dolezal, Lara Shipley, and Paul Thulin. In the exhibition, which opens Saturday, Dec. 12, Dolezal, Shipley, and Thulin explore storytelling traditions of the rural woodlands of America.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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    Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Gives $25,000 to UNO

    The University of New Orleans' Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration is the recipient of a $25,000 donation from the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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    Leading Prisoner Advocate and Former Inmate To Deliver Public Lecture at UNO

    On Thursday, Dec. 3, former inmate turned leading criminal justice reform advocate Norris Henderson will deliver a public lecture at the University of New Orleans entitled "My Journey. Things turn out best ... for those who make the best out of the way things turn out." Henderson's talk caps off a semester of events sponsored by UNO's Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies that aimed to bring a spotlight to issues related to incarceration in Louisiana and across the United States.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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    Mivos Quartet Residency Will Culminate With Two Free Concerts

    The Mivos Quartet, a New York-based contemporary string quartet, will engage in a new music residency at the University of New Orleans and Tulane University from Nov. 30-Dec. 4, highlighted by two free concerts on Dec. 2 and 3.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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    New Wireless Access Enables Benjamin Franklin High School Students to Tap Hundreds of Databases Available Through UNO Library

    Students at Benjamin Franklin High School now have Internet access to hundreds of databases available through the University of New Orleans Earl K. Long Library. Franklin students previously could tap into the databases, but had to wait for access to one of four desktop computers in UNO's library, said Lora Amsberryaugier, interim dean of the library. Now, thanks to a year of collaborative work between information technology staff and librarians at UNO and Franklin, Franklin students visiting the UNO library may use their own laptops to gain access to the wide selection of materials accessible online to university students.

    Monday, November 23, 2015

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    UNO Survey Research Center Poll on Governor's Race is On the Money

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center's telephone survey accurately predicted Saturday's results in the runoff election for Louisiana governor. It was the only poll to forecast that Democratic candidate John Bel Edwards would defeat Republican candidate David Vitter with 56 percent of the vote. Vitter, a U.S. Senator, finished with 44 percent of the vote. The statewide poll of 600 likely voters was conducted Nov. 2-8.

    Monday, November 23, 2015

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    University of New Orleans Recognized for its Service to U.S. Military Veterans

    The University of New Orleans has been recognized twice this month for its commitment to serving United States veterans. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Nov. 11 recognized the campus as a "Governor's Military and Veteran Friendly Campus" for the 2015-16 school year. In addition, the University was designated a "Military Friendly School" by MilitaryFriendly.com, a division of Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business that rates companies and colleges on their programs to recruit and retain veterans and military spouses.

    Friday, November 20, 2015

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    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Results of Internet Poll on Runoff for Governor

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center, in association with the software company Lucid, has released the results of a statewide opt-in Internet poll that gauges voter preferences in Saturday's runoff election for governor of Louisiana. The poll surveyed 578 registered voters from Nov. 10-18, 2015.

    Friday, November 20, 2015

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    UNO's Ken Walsh Explores Successful Crowdfunding in Newly Published How-To Book

    What makes a crowdfunding venture successful? Kenneth Walsh, associate professor of management and marketing, delves into that question in his newly released book, "Dockside: Kim and Eric Embrace Crowdfunding to Realize Dreams." Walsh's book follows the lives of Kim and Eric Stone, a Florida couple who started a crowdfunding campaign to generate $60,000 they needed to start their dream business, a dockside restaurant and bar in the Florida Keys.

    Friday, November 20, 2015

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    UNO Space Day Plants STEM Seeds Among Area Middle Schoolers

    Nearly 170 middle schoolers converged on University of New Orleans' campus Nov. 17 with an eye toward space. During UNO's second annual Space Day event, teens from six local schools heard from and interacted with NASA experts, UNO scientists and engineers and other leaders in science, technology and math as they tackled a series of challenges designed to inspire them to consider STEM studies.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

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    Theatre UNO Presents 'Agnes of God' and 'Two Rooms' Through Nov. 22

    Theatre UNO presents "Agnes of God" by John Pielmeir and "Two Rooms" by Lee Blessing. Running in repertory in the Lab Theatre through Nov. 22, these two shows question the truth of human connection in moments of strained reality and the presence of quiet hope in dark places.

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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    UNO Celebrates International Week 2015

    The University of New Orleans is pleased to celebrate International Education Week 2015, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education. The celebratory week was founded to highlight the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, and UNO is pleased to offer a number of activities celebrating this nationwide event.

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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    Artistic Understanding: New Course Seeks to Bridge Divide Between Artists and Those Who Manage Them

    "Art, Artists and Administrators," a new graduate level course taught by Tony Micocci as a requirement for a master's degree in Arts Administration, brings students into a variety of settings with the goal of giving them a better sense of what goes into being an artist and making art.

    Monday, November 16, 2015

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    Short-Term Rental Industry Topic of Public Forum at UNO Nov. 17

    The public is invited to attend a panel discussion on one of New Orleans' hottest topics: short-term rentals. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Urban Conservancy brings together representatives from Airbnb, city planning and more to discuss the future of short term rentals in New Orleans.

    Friday, November 13, 2015

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    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Results of 2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial Runoff Survey

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of its 2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial Runoff Survey. The statewide telephone poll of 600 likely voters was conducted Nov. 2-8.

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

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    Joseph Zolfo, Producer of Hit TV Show 'NCIS: New Orleans,' to Serve as UNO Commencement Speaker

    Joseph Zolfo, the producer of the hit television crime drama "NCIS: New Orleans," will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' fall 2015 graduation. The ceremony will be held on Friday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Lakefront Arena.

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

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    Windows to Angola: Exhibit Features UNO Students Performing Rituals Honoring Inmates' Deceased Loved Ones

    Over the last several months, the students in Benjamin Weber's class, "Policing and Prisons in Local and Global Perspectives," have been collecting stories and postcards from inmates at Louisiana State Prison in Angola for a public history project called "Windows Through Walls: Angola Penitentiary Over Time." They've asked the prisoners--all from New Orleans--to tell them the stories of people who died while they were incarcerated. In response, the seven graduate students and 10 undergraduates have crisscrossed New Orleans performing requested rituals of remembrance to honor these inmates' relatives and loved ones, people who died while the inmates were serving time, unable to pay their respects in person. On Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Ashé Cultural Center will be highlighting the students' work so far in a display called "Stories from Prison/Honoring Ancestors."

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

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    UNO Political Science Professor Delivers Public Lecture on Electoral Design Issues Nov. 19

    University of New Orleans political science professor Robert Montjoy will deliver a timely lecture Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Earl K. Long Library, titled "From Socrates to Photo IDs: Issues in Electoral Design."

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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    UNO Presidential Search Committee Holds Public Forum

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee solicited feedback from members of the UNO community during a public forum held at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center. Dozens of UNO faculty, staff, students and alumni attended the event, with representatives from each of the groups stepping to the microphone and describing characteristics that they would like to see in the next leader of the University.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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    University of New Orleans Leads City in Affordability for Low-Income Students, Database Shows

    The University of New Orleans is more affordable for low-income students than are any other local universities, according to a searchable database created by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica.

    Monday, November 9, 2015

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    UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Host 16th Annual Center Austria Artist Exchange

    The annual collaboration between artists from the University of New Orleans and Innsbruck, Austria gets underway on Saturday, November 14 with an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery, located at 2429 St. Claude Avenue. The 16th iteration of the UNO-Center Austria artist exchange brings the work of Austrian artists Anemona Crisan and Birgit Pleschberger to New Orleans in an exhibit called "Intersecting Lines."

    Friday, November 6, 2015

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    Education Graduate Students Get Face Time with Local School Principals

    Graduate students from the University of New Orleans attended a panel discussion on Monday, November 2 to hear from school principals across three parishes about their experiences as administrators. The panel, held at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Chalmette, was part of a course entitled "The Principalship," which is required for the completion of a master's degree in educational administration at UNO.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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    In Memoriam: Founding Education Dean Milton Ferguson

    Milton Ferguson, the founding dean of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development, passed away on October 12 at the age of 91. Under his three decades of leadership, he oversaw the creation of degree programs at the bachelor, master's and doctoral levels. Ferguson retired from the University of New Orleans in 1985 as dean emeritus.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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    UNO Appoints Penick Interim Director of Institute for Economic Development & Real Estate Research

    The University of New Orleans has appointed Robert Penick the interim director of the Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research. Penick succeeds Ivan Miestchovich, the institute's longtime director who died in September after a yearlong battle with ALS.

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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    University of Chicago Historian to Lecture at World War II Museum

    University of Chicago historian Tara Zahra will deliver the 15th George G. Windell Memorial Lecture in European History on Thursday, Nov. 5 at The National World War II Museum. Her lecture is entitled, "Emigration, Ethnic Cleansing or Humanitarianism: The Campaign to Resettle Eastern European Jews in the 1930s." A reception will take place at 5 p.m. with the lecture to follow at 6 p.m.

    Monday, November 2, 2015

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    University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee to Hold Public Forum Nov. 9 on UNO Campus

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee will hold a public forum November 9 on the UNO campus to collect input from members of the university community about the characteristics they hope to see in the next president.

    Friday, October 30, 2015

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    Eurofins Scientific Establishes Internship and Scholarship Program for UNO Students

    Eurofins Scientific, an international bioanalytical testing company with laboratory operations in New Orleans, has established an internship and scholarship program for University of New Orleans students. Four UNO students are currently serving as paid interns in Eurofins labs, and also receiving a $2,500 scholarship. The scholarships are funded by Eurofins Scientific; Michael Russell, the former CEO of Eurofins; and the UNO College of Sciences.

    Thursday, October 29, 2015

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    UNO's New Job Shadow Program Give Students a Glimpse of Their Studies at Work

    GE Capital in October became stop No. 1 in UNO's new campus-wide job shadowing program organized by the Office of Career Development. Celyn Boykin, the department's director, says it made sense to launch the program at GE Capital, home of the already established Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program with UNO, known as SWEAP. Boykin says that the job shadowing is a formally organized opportunity for underclassmen to get a glimpse of the actual work performed by professionals employed in their field of study, laying the groundwork for relationships with potential employers.

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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    Faculty Members Lead Field Trip for Coastal Scientists

    To cap off the 2015 National Coastal Conference, University of New Orleans faculty members Mark Kulp and Ioannis Georgiou gave dozens of coastal scientists an up-close look at the flood control issues facing southeast Louisiana. The field trip closed out three days of activities at the conference, which was held Oct. 14-16 in New Orleans and organized by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

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    UNO Student Wins Award at National Women in Physical Sciences Conference

    University of New Orleans student Cynthiya Shrestha won the Best Poster Award at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences. The conference was held Oct. 15-17 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Shrestha, a native of Nepal, is a sophomore honors student majoring in mechanical engineering. She conducts research in UNO's Advanced Materials Research Institute (AMRI) with John Wiley, professor of chemistry and AMRI director, and graduate student Sarah Gauthier. Her winning presentation was entitled "Study of the Interlayer Spacing of Intercalated Hexaniobate Nanoscrolls."

    Friday, October 23, 2015

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    Russian Pianist and Composer Nikita Mndoyants Kicks Off 2015-16 Musical Excursions Season Tuesday, Oct. 27

    The 2015-16 Season of Musical Excursions at University of New Orleans kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 27, with a solo performance from acclaimed Russian pianist and composer Nikita Mndoyants. Mndoyants finished among the top six of the 2013 Cliburn Competition, 36 years after his father also won a Cliburn prize. He did so with performances that the Dallas Morning News tagged as "flawlessly paced, beautifully detailed, and emotionally powerful." At UNO, he will perform sonatas by Haydn, Beethoven and Prokofiev, and Schumann's Davidsbundlertanse, op. 6.

    Friday, October 23, 2015

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    Panel Approves Advertisement, Four-Month Tentative Timeline for UNO Presidential Search Public to Provide Input in Open Forum on UNO Campus on November 9

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee on Thursday approved an advertisement, and a tentative timeline that calls for naming the next campus leader in late February. It also heard from the executive search firm the University of Louisiana System engaged to actively recruit candidates for the next campus leader.

    Friday, October 23, 2015

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    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Results of Internet Poll on Gubernatorial Election

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center, in association with the software company Lucid, has released the results of a statewide opt-in Internet poll that gauges voter preferences in Saturday's primary election for governor of Louisiana.

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

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    University of New Orleans Announces Eleven Winners of the Louisiana Board of Regents' WISE Grant

    The University of New Orleans Office of Research and Sponsored Programs on Wednesday, October 21, announced eleven winners of the Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) grant awarded by the Louisiana Board of Regents.

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

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    UNO to Host New Orleans Premiere of Zydeco Documentary

    The University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre will host the New Orleans area premiere of "Zydeco Crossroads: A Tale of Two Cities" on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m. in the Robert E. Nims Theatre in the Performing Arts Center. Director Robert Mugge, known for films and documentaries about music, will be on hand to introduce the film, and live zydeco musical performances will follow the screening. This event is free and open to the public.

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

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    UNO Alumni Association to Recognize Distinguished Alumni

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association will honor distinguished alumni and recognize the University's contributions to the economic and social fabric of greater New Orleans at its annual Distinguished Alumni Celebration on Thursday, November 5 at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport Atrium. Roy A. Glapion, a member of the class of 1987, will receive the Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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    Undergraduate Research Council Announces First-Ever PURSUE Awards

    The Undergraduate Research Council at the University of New Orleans has announced the 20 students who will receive the first-ever PURSUE (Privateer Undergraduate Research and Scholarly UNO Experience) awards.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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    UNO Computer Science Students Attend Grace Hopper Conference

    Five computer science students from the University of New Orleans were among the 12,000 people to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world's largest gathering of women technologists. It was the biggest attendance in the history of the conference, which was held Oct. 14-16 in Houston.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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    Pat Austin, UNO's Leading Advocate for Quality Children's Literature, Wins the 2015 International Literacy Association's Arbuthnot Award

    Pat Austin has spent her career promoting quality children's literature and helping other educators to do the same. Now the University of New Orleans professor of children's literature and graduate coordinator in curriculum and instruction at University of New Orleans has won the International Literacy Association's Arbuthnot Award, given to members who are deeply engaged in preparing teachers and librarians.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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    Second Annual UNO Alumni Week Celebrates University Through Series of Events

    Former students and friends of the University of New Orleans are invited to reconnect and celebrate UNO Alumni Week 2015, the University's newest tradition, which will take place November 2-7.

    Friday, October 16, 2015

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    Recent UNO Master's Student Wins Award at Geological Competition

    Recent University of New Orleans graduate student Randy Broussard won the Best Presentation Award at the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Convention in Houston in September. Broussard, who earned a master's degree in earth and environmental sciences from UNO, presented a paper that was part of his master's thesis. In his presentation, he used seismic data to shed new light on the structure and formation of a massive salt dome located in the central Gulf of Mexico.

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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    UNO Marketing Week Brings Region's Leading Marketing Professionals to Campus Oct. 19-23

    Area marketing and advertising leaders visit the University of New Orleans next week for Marketing Week, an annual event that provides students up-close access to the professionals who know the most about how to get a message out. Now in its fourth year, UNO Marketing Week is designed to help interested students, particularly marketing majors, polish their skills as they prepare for careers in marketing.

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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    UNO Latin American Studies Program Attracts Scholars for 2015 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference This Weekend

    Historians and anthropologists from two continents will converge on University of New Orleans this week for the 2015 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference. During the two-day event, scholars seek to explore the meanings, forms, histories and future of North-South solidarity in the Americas.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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    In Memoriam: Retired Physics Professor Joseph Murphy

    Longtime University of New Orleans Physics Professor Joseph Erric Murphy died last month after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 72.

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

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    New Lecture Series Explores Music, Culture Across Disciplines

    From Verdi to video games, the complex web of music and culture will be explored by some of the world's leading experts as part of the new Musicology Colloquium Series, presented by the Department of Music at the University of New Orleans.

    Monday, October 5, 2015

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    Three UNO Alumni Inducted into College of Education and Human Development Alumni Hall of Fame

    The University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development has inducted three alumni into the school's Hall of Fame. Mary Brown Ballard, Martin Montgomery and Deborah Bordelon were chosen from a field of candidates who have distinguished themselves in their careers, making extraordinary contributions to improve teaching, leading and learning.

    Monday, October 5, 2015

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    College of Business Administration Signs Joint Study Transfer Programs with Chinese Universities

    The University of New Orleans College of Business Administration has entered into joint study transfer programs with three Chinese universities. The universities are Putian University, Hebei University of Technology at Lang Fang and Tianjin Tianshi College.

    Monday, October 5, 2015

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    UNO Establishes Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics

    The University of New Orleans has established the Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics, which will focus on the science of information applied to environmental science. The Center will be housed within the Department of Computer Science and will be directed by Mahdi Abdelguerfi, professor and chair of computer science.

    Friday, October 2, 2015

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    UNO's New Director of Development Jeff Bush Brings Experience, Passion to Office of University Advancement

    The University of New Orleans' Office of University Advancement has named Jeff Bush, 53, a 30-plus year veteran of the nonprofit development world, as its new director of development.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

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    NOMA Exhibit on Plantation Decor Inspires UNO Historian's Lecture on Lives of the Enslaved Oct. 2

    Mary Niall Mitchell, associate professor of history and Midlo Chair in New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans, will deliver a lecture at the New Orleans Museum of Art on Oct. 2, entitled "Slavery in the Parlor." The discussion comes in conjunction with the museum's exhibit, A Louisiana Parlor: Antebellum Taste & Context featuring the Butler-Greenwood Plantation parlor from St. Francisville, La.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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    Search for Next UNO President Gets Underway with Announcement of Search Committee, Oct. 22 Meeting

    Plans are in motion for the selection of the next president of the University of New Orleans. The University of Louisiana System announced members of a search committee today, appointed by UL System Board Chair E. Gerald "T-Boy" Hebert.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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    UNO Professor to Participate in White House Citizen Science Forum

    University of New Orleans faculty member Michelle Thompson will participate in a citizen science forum at the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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    We Choose UNO Ad Airing on WWL-TV Through Nov. 6

    The University of New Orleans is participating in WWL-TV's new "We Choose Louisiana" campaign, designed to highlight the positive stories of businesses and individuals who choose Louisiana now and every day. UNO's 30-second ad will broadcast through Nov. 6.

    Monday, September 28, 2015

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    University Mourns the Death of Longtime Business Professor Ivan Miestchovich

    The University of New Orleans is mourning the loss of longtime business professor Ivan Miestchovich, who died on Sept. 25 at the age of 67 after a one-year battle with ALS. Miestchovich, an associate professor of finance, was a faculty member in the College of Business Administration for nearly four decades and a renowned expert in the areas of real estate, economic development and finance.

    Monday, September 28, 2015

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    Artist and UNO Alumna Jessica Goldfinch to deliver gallery talk Oct. 3

    Artist and University of New Orleans alumna Jessica Goldfinch will deliver a gallery talk on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m., in conjunction with her current solo exhibit, "Miraculous Tales of Nonfiction" at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery.

    Monday, September 28, 2015

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    Fall Career Expo 2015 Offers UNO Students and Alum Opportunities to Meet with 70+ Employers

    University of New Orleans students and alumni seeking internships and full-time employment should plan to attend New Orleans' citywide Fall Career Expo 2015, Thursday, Oct. 8, from noon to 4 p.m.at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

    Friday, September 25, 2015

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    UNO Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Reading by Poets Derrick Harriell and Sara Slaughter Oct. 7

    Poets Derrick Herriell and Sara Slaughter will read from their work during an evening hosted by The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m.

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

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    Bring Your Daughter to Hack Day To Draw Children Ages 4 to 17 to UNO Oct. 3

    Children ages four through 17 are invited to attend the New Orleans Women in Technology's second annual "Bring Your Daughter to Hack Day" at The University of New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

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    UNO Researcher Wins $450,000 Grant to Study How Sunlight Transforms Oil Spills

    University of New Orleans chemistry professor Matthew Tarr has been awarded a 3-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how sunlight transforms oil on the surface of water.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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    UNO to Hold Public Lecture and Viewing for Total Lunar Eclipse

    Experience the total lunar eclipse up close Sunday, Sept. 27 with University of New Orleans astrophysicist C. Greg Seab and the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society as your guides.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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    UNO Awards Uddo Screenwriting Scholarship for 2015-16

    The University of New Orleans has awarded the Joseph Patrick Uddo Scholarship in Screenwriting for the 2015-16 academic year to Elizabeth Brina. The scholarship, which provides a total of $1,500 in tuition and fees for a full academic year, honors the memory of Uddo, a filmmaker and New Orleans native who died in 2008.

    Friday, September 18, 2015

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    2015-16 Musical Excursions Schedule Announced

    The University of New Orleans announced that the 2015-16 Musical Excursions series will feature Russian piano virtuoso Nikita Mndoyants on Oct. 27; the contemporary New York City-based Mivos String Quartet on Dec. 2; British Baroque music quartet Red Priest on March 1; and Mexico-based string quartet Cuarteto Latinoamericano on April 12. All concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the UNO Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

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    University Announces Eight Faculty Members Earn Promotions in 2015

    The University of New Orleans' Office of Academic Affairs announced that eight faculty members have earned promotions and/or tenure in 2015.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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    UNO's Center Austria Hosts Lecture on European Refugee Crisis

    The University of New Orleans Center Austria is holding lecture, free and open to the public, on the European refugee crisis, a pressing issue challenging global leaders as countless migrants flee war-torn Syria.

    Thursday, September 10, 2015

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    UNO Awards 2015 Research Prizes to Three Faculty Members

    The University of New Orleans has awarded the 2015 UNO Research Recognition Prizes to three faculty members. Matthew Tarr, professor of chemistry, won the Research Excellence Prize; Elliott Beaton, assistant professor of psychology, won the Early Career Research Prize; and Mahdi Abdelguerfi, professor of computer science, won the Competitive Funding Prize.

    Thursday, September 10, 2015

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    UNO Makes U.S. News & World Report's 'Least Debt' List for Fifth Year in a Row

    For the fifth straight year, the University of New Orleans ranks among the universities whose students graduate with the lightest debt loads, according to U.S. News & World Report.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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    Theatre UNO Presents Molíere's The Misanthrope

    Performances of Molíere's classic satire, The Misanthrope, will take place in the Robert E. Nims Theatre at the UNO Performing Arts Center beginning Thursday, Sept. 17 and running through Sunday, Sept. 27. Thursday through Saturday, performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday's matinee performance begins at 2:30 pm. The Misanthrope is directed by David W. Hoover and features David Brown as Alceste and Sarah Beth James as Célimène.

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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    New Orleans City Council Presents Proclamation to UNO for Annual Engineering Forum

    The New Orleans City Council presented a proclamation to University of New Orleans leaders to recognize UNO's College of Engineering and the University's 3rd Engineering Forum, which will be held on Sept. 11. The forum will cover contemporary engineering topics in electrical, naval, mechanical, civil and environmental, chemical, petroleum, and systems engineering, as well as engineering management. The proclamation was made at the request of council member Susan Guidry.

    Thursday, September 3, 2015

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    Jazz at the Sandbar Returns for 26th Fall Season

    A roster of distinguished musicians will be featured in the fall 2015 edition of the Jazz at the Sandbar series, continuing a University of New Orleans tradition that's lasted more than a quarter-century. All shows are at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in The Cove on the UNO's Lakefront campus.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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    UNO President Announces Retirement in January 2016

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that he will retire on January 31, 2016. Fos, a New Orleans native and UNO graduate, is the sixth leader in the 57-year history of the institution. He began his tenure as president in January 2012.

    Monday, August 31, 2015

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    UNO Community Shows True Colors at Citywide Day of Service

    More than 200 University of New Orleans students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and parents took part in a beautification project at Einstein Charter Middle School in New Orleans East as part of the Citywide Day of Service on Aug. 29, 2015, the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

    Monday, August 31, 2015

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    Rising Tide X Conference Panel on Domestic Violence Includes Two from the University of New Orleans

    Two members of the University of New Orleans community will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Domestic Violence and Social Services in Post-Katrina New Orleans." The panel discussion is part of "Rising Tide: A Conference on the Future of New Orleans" and will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 on the second floor of Xavier's University Center.

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

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    UNO President and Wife Establish Education Scholarship

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos and his wife, Lori, have established an endowed scholarship to help support female students pursuing a bachelor's degree in education at UNO. The $25,000 scholarship fund was made possible by a donation from the Foses as well as contributions from friends of the University.

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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    UNO St. Claude Gallery to Present "Miraculous Tales of Nonfiction"

    Beginning in September, the University of New Orleans-St. Claude Gallery will present "Miraculous Tales of Nonfiction," a solo exhibition from UNO alumna Jessica Goldfinch.

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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    The Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies and the University of New Orleans Department of History Join National Conversation on Incarceration

    The Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies and the UNO Department of History are sponsoring a series of public events this fall in conjunction with the national public history project known as "Global Dialogues on Incarceration." The project is coordinated by the New School's Humanities Action Lab (HAL) in New York City. The University of New Orleans joins twenty partner schools around the country teaching courses dedicated to incarceration and its history, staging events with community partners and contributing to a national traveling exhibit.

    Monday, August 24, 2015

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    Privateer Camp and Transfer Retreat for Leadership Builds Strong Leaders, Strong Bonds

    The Office of Enrollment Services and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership recently concluded their pre-semester activities for student leadership development. Privateer Camp (P-Camp) and Transfer Retreat for Leadership (TRL) are held jointly as a three-day, two-night retreat designed to help freshmen and transfer students make new friends before school starts and encourage them to become leaders on campus.

    Monday, August 24, 2015

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    The University of New Orleans Holds New Student Convocation

    On the eve of the start of fall 2015 classes, the Office of Enrollment Services hosted a New Student Convocation in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center. The event served to welcome both entering freshmen and new transfer students and introduce them to a university tradition known as the Common Read. The Common Read program is a collaborative effort from University Success 1001 and the Freshman Writing Program. All freshmen will read this in their English course and their University Success 1001 course.

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

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    UNO Student Wins U.S. State Department Scholarship to Study Abroad

    University of New Orleans student Abigail Diez is one of 800 undergraduate students from across the United States to win the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to study or intern abroad during the fall 2015 semester.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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    The University of New Orleans Holds Fall 2015 Convocation

    The University of New Orleans held its fall 2015 Faculty Staff Convocation on Monday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center. Convocation is an opportunity for the University's leadership to update faculty and staff on administrative developments and for academic deans to talk about new hires and plans in their colleges and departments.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015