The University of New Orleans Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing announced today that the newest issue of the UNO Magazine is now available online. The current issue can be accessed at the magazine's website, http://magazine.uno.edu. Readers can flip through a virtual copy of the magazine at http://issuu.com/universityofneworleans.
The cover story for the current issue profiles alumnus Fernando Rivera, the new director and chief executive officer of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System. Readers will learn about Rivera's Cuban roots and his experience at other Veterans Administration facilities that prepared him for taking the reins at the new operation in New Orleans.
Another feature in this issue tells the story of Larry and Melissa Mayeaux. They Mayeauxs are husband and wife who both graduated from UNO in spring 2015, persevering in their studies while managing their daughter's severe health challenges.
English professor Niyi Osundare is the focus of a feature describing how his humility and love of teaching belie his notoriety. Osundare recently received the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award, his native country's most prestigious prize in science, medicine, engineering and the humanities.
Other prominent features in this issue include a photo essay about UNO engineering students gaining valuable experience at the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing and coverage of the opening of UNO's International Center.
The "News and Events" section covers UNO's presence on the local art scene from Prospect 3 exhibits at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery to UNO researchers participating in discussions at the New Orleans Museum of Art about the connections between New Orleans and Central Africa. Other "News and Events" items include recent Theatre UNO successes, Space Day 2014 and a piece about UNO public history graduate students helping the National Park Service celebrate the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans.
Faculty accomplishments are detailed in the magazine's "On the Move" section. In the "Athletics" section, readers will learn about the development of the Privateer track and field program and how actor Wendell Pierce helped student-athletes better understand the civil rights movement through film. A section on "Alumni" highlights the first-ever Alumni Week and spotlights the achievements of many of the University's most successful graduates.