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  • Approximately 900 Students Awarded Degrees During the University of New Orleans' Fall Commencement

    Approximately 900 Students Awarded Degrees During the University of New Orleans' Fall Commencement

    The University of New Orleans conferred degrees on approximately 900 people Friday, Dec. 16, in a ceremony that recognized the significant achievement, work and determination of its graduates. President John Nicklow, presiding over his second commencement at the UNO Lakefront Arena, congratulated students on the years of work and transformational journeys that led them to this culminating event.

    Monday, December 19, 2016

  • Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration Graduate Lands Internship at Nexus of Travel and Public Policy

    Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration Graduate Lands Internship at Nexus of Travel and Public Policy

    The U.S. Travel Association, the preeminent trade association of America's travel industry, has hired a December graduate from the University of New Orleans to join its government relations team as an intern.

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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    Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation Bestows Major Gift to UNO's Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Program

    The Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association (GNOHLA) Hospitality Education Foundation has announced a major gift to the University of New Orleans' Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration. The $75,000 contribution to fund improvements to UNO's Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration laboratory is the first major commitment since the launch of the University of New Orleans Foundation's $2.5 million capital campaign.

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

  • UNO Community Rallies Together to Send Eight Female Computer Science Students to Grace Hopper Conference

    UNO Community Rallies Together to Send Eight Female Computer Science Students to Grace Hopper Conference

    The University of New Orleans community along with several technology industry partners rallied together this fall to send eight female computer science students to the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computer Science, the world's largest gathering of women technologists.

    Monday, December 12, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Survey Research Center Releases Poll on Louisiana Senate Runoff

    University of New Orleans Survey Research Center Releases Poll on Louisiana Senate Runoff

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a poll about the runoff for the open Louisiana seat in the U.S. Senate. The poll finds that Republican candidate John Kennedy has a comfortable lead over Democratic candidate Foster Campbell.

    Thursday, December 8, 2016

  • Twenty-Eight UNO Students are Tapped as Orientation Leaders to Help Incoming Peers

    Twenty-Eight UNO Students are Tapped as Orientation Leaders to Help Incoming Peers

    Twenty-eight University of New Orleans students have been selected to serve as Orientation Leaders for 2017, when they will begin sharing their experience and knowledge to help new students transition to UNO's academic and student life.

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

  • Alea Cot Honored for Commitment to International Education

    Alea Cot Honored for Commitment to International Education

    Alea Cot, assistant provost for international education at the University of New Orleans, was recognized for outstanding service by a regional chapter of NAFSA: Association of International Educators (formerly known as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors) during a conference held in New Orleans from Nov. 6 - 10.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

  • The Number of Prospective Students Attending UNO’s Largest Open House of the Year Nearly Doubles

    The Number of Prospective Students Attending UNO's Largest Open House of the Year Nearly Doubles

    This year, the University of New Orleans' largest annual open house got even larger. More than 850 visitors, including 409 students and 448 guests, flocked to Get to Know UNO on Nov. 19 to learn about the University's degree offerings, academic culture and extracurricular opportunities. It was the largest attendance in more than 10 years and represented a 48 percent increase over 2015 student attendance figures, said Brett Hornsby, assistant director of orientation and communications.

    Monday, December 5, 2016

  • UNO Provides Rich Research and Growth Opportunities for Students Ready to Seize Them, Says Computer Science Major

    UNO Provides Rich Research and Growth Opportunities for Students Ready to Seize Them, Says Computer Science Major

    University of New Orleans sophomore Banan Ibrahim isn't leaving anything to chance. Each semester, the 19-year-old computer science major and honors student takes 17 to 18 hours of classes and whenever an opportunity arises to advance her expertise, she takes it. "I've had so many opportunities here," she says of UNO.

    Friday, December 2, 2016

  • From the Big Easy to the Big Apple: UNO’s Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration Students Visit New York

    From the Big Easy to the Big Apple: UNO's Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration Students Visit New York

    A group of University of New Orleans Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration students traveled to New York City Nov. 12-16 to participate in a hotel industry convention, a hotel market study competition and other memorable enrichment activities.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Participates in 9th Annual Fall Undergraduate Research Invitational

    University of New Orleans Participates in 9th Annual Fall Undergraduate Research Invitational

    Several University of New Orleans students took part in the 9th Annual Fall Undergraduate Research Invitational, which was hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Honors Program and held Nov. 18-19, 2016 at the Lafayette campus.

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  • Charles Taylor Named Director of New UNO School of the Arts

    Charles Taylor Named Director of New UNO School of the Arts

    Charles Taylor, chair of the University of New Orleans music department, has been appointed director of the University's new School of the Arts.

    Monday, November 28, 2016

  • UNO’s Midlo Center Receives Grant to Document Contributions of Henrietta Delille and Sisters of the Holy Family

    UNO's Midlo Center Receives Grant to Document Contributions of Henrietta Delille and Sisters of the Holy Family

    The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities announced that the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans is a recipient of a $2,000 Rebirth Grant to support the collection of oral histories from members of the Sisters of the Holy Family, an African-American congregation of Catholic nuns founded in 1842 in New Orleans by Henrietta Delille.

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

  • Historians and Louisiana Descendants Discuss the Legacies of the Jesuit Slave Sale that Saved Georgetown University

    Historians and Louisiana Descendants Discuss the Legacies of the Jesuit Slave Sale that Saved Georgetown University

    On Dec. 14, the University of New Orleans' Ethel & Herman L. Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies marks its 25th anniversary with a special program devoted to the local legacies of the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved people by the leaders of Georgetown University to purchasers in Louisiana. Hosted by The Historic New Orleans Collection, the event will be the first Louisiana-based conversation between historians and descendants of the enslaved community displaced by the sale. "Sold South: Tracing a Jesuit Slave Community from Maryland to Louisiana," will bring together two descendants who have recently learned the details about their slave ancestors, with historian Adam Rothman, professor of history at Georgetown and member of Georgetown's Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation. The conversation will be moderated by UNO Professor Emeritus Raphael Cassimere.

    Monday, November 21, 2016

  • Actor and Disability Advocate Daryl “Chill” Mitchell to Serve as University’s Fall Commencement Speaker

    Actor and Disability Advocate Daryl "Chill" Mitchell to Serve as University's Fall Commencement Speaker

    Actor and disability advocate Daryl "Chill" Mitchell will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' fall commencement ceremony on December 16, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Lakefront Arena.

    Friday, November 18, 2016

  • Two University of New Orleans Research Projects Earn Exploratory Grants from Gulf Research Program

    Two University of New Orleans Research Projects Earn Exploratory Grants from Gulf Research Program

    Two University of New Orleans research projects have earned exploratory grants from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The grants, which total nearly $800,000, are intended to jump-start innovative approaches to challenges in regions with offshore oil and gas operations. One project involves creating a citizen science program to collect quantitative beach and tar ball data for oil spill planning and response in coastal regions. It is a two-year $481,000 project under the direction of Mark Kulp, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences. In the second project, researchers will collaborate with members of the United Houma Nation to document how environmental stressors affect the livelihoods of these communities and to shape mitigation strategies for their coastal lands. The two-year $312,000 project is directed by Tara Lambeth, assistant director of UNO's Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART).

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

  • UNO’s Stephen Ware Recognized as Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year by Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators

    UNO's Stephen Ware Recognized as Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year by Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators

    The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators has selected Stephen Ware, assistant professor of computer science at the University of New Orleans, the post-secondary teacher of the year for the organization's Region 1.

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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    UNO Awards Research Grants to 20 Undergraduate Students

    Twenty University of New Orleans undergraduate students have been awarded grants to conduct research in their fields of study under a faculty mentor. More than 120 students applied for the sought-after Privateer Undergraduate Research and Scholarly UNO Experience awards. Organized by the Center for Undergraduate Research/Office of Research, the program aims to introduce all UNO undergraduate students to research opportunities and to provide a mechanism for students to find faculty research mentors

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

  • Theatre UNO Presents “The Aliens”

    Theatre UNO Presents "The Aliens"

    Theatre UNO, the theatre production arm of the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre, continues its 2016-17 performance season with "The Aliens," which runs from Nov. 10-20, 2016 at the UNO Performing Arts Center Lab Theatre.

    Monday, November 14, 2016

  • "Seinfeld Music Guy" Jonathan Wolff Set to Guest Lecture at UNO

    Television soundtrack composer Jonathan Wolff, responsible for the iconic slap and snap of the theme to "Seinfeld" and a host of other memorable shows, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 12:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Room 318 on the University of New Orleans campus.

    Friday, November 11, 2016

  • UNO Pediatric Sleep Expert Sonia Rubens Studies Link Between Trauma, Sleep and Behavioral Issues

    UNO Pediatric Sleep Expert Sonia Rubens Studies Link Between Trauma, Sleep and Behavioral Issues

    Sonia Rubens, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Child and Adolescent Resilience Lab (CARe) at the University of New Orleans, says that sleep issues in children can continue to have ramifications for child development long after the early years when parents find themselves stressing over naps and nighttime wakefulness. Rubens' research draws connections between children's sleep patterns and day-to-day stress management while delving further into the relationship between sleep deprivation, trauma and childhood behavioral issues.

    Friday, November 11, 2016

  • UNO’s David Lambour Quietly Crisscrosses the Skies Each Year on a Sacred Mission

    UNO's David Lambour Quietly Crisscrosses the Skies Each Year on a Sacred Mission

    David Lambour, director of academic services in the University of New Orleans' Department of Planning and Urban Studies and coordinator of the undergraduate degree program in urban studies, is one of several hundred volunteer couriers for the National Marrow Donor Program, also known as Be The Match, the world's leader in providing marrow and umbilical cord transplants to sick and dying patients. Theirs is an invisible army that crisscrosses domestic and international skies each year, carrying potentially life-saving bone marrow and cord blood needed in roughly 460 transplants a month.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016

  • 'NCIS: New Orleans' Empowers UNO Film Students in Sought-After Nims Center Internship

    'NCIS: New Orleans' Empowers UNO Film Students in Sought-After Nims Center Internship

    How "NCIS: New Orleans" and the University of New Orleans created a sought-after internship for promising young film students.

    Monday, November 7, 2016

  • Tarr Named Eurofins Professor of Analytical Chemistry

    Tarr Named Eurofins Professor of Analytical Chemistry

    The University of New Orleans and Eurofins Scientific, Inc. have announced that Matthew Tarr has been named the Eurofins Professor of Analytical Chemistry. The endowed professorship will help drive a curriculum aimed at preparing biotechnology students for productive careers in the bioanalytical arena. The professorship will be funded by Eurofins and matching state funds.

    Monday, November 7, 2016

  • Military Service Honored During University of New Orleans' Veterans Week

    Military Service Honored During University of New Orleans' Veterans Week

    It's Veterans Week at the University of New Orleans, time to celebrate and honor those in the University community who have given their time in service to the Unites States military.

    Monday, November 7, 2016

  • Eleven University of New Orleans Alumni Recognized as 2016 Money Makers

    Eleven University of New Orleans Alumni Recognized as 2016 Money Makers

    New Orleans CityBusiness recognizes the contributions of eleven University of New Orleans alumni to the region's financial industry in its Money Makers class of 2016.

    Monday, November 7, 2016

  • John W. Nicklow Is Formally Installed as Seventh Leader of the University of New Orleans

    John W. Nicklow Is Formally Installed as Seventh Leader of the University of New Orleans

    John W. Nicklow on Wednesday was formally installed as the University of New Orleans' seventh leader before a crowd of roughly 500, including leaders in academia, business and politics. Selected as UNO president in March by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, Nicklow has been serving in the role nearly eight months. But, in the tradition of academia, the investiture ceremony held on the lawn facing the stately columns of the University's Earl K. Long Library, marked the official start of a new chapter in UNO's 58-year history. Dan Reneau, interim president of the University of Louisiana System, placed around Nicklow's neck the so-called "presidential chain of office," a medallion bearing the names of all of UNO's seven leaders.

    Thursday, November 3, 2016

  • Judge Zainey Reflects on the Work of UNO Alumni in Improving Others’ Lives

    Judge Zainey Reflects on the Work of UNO Alumni in Improving Others' Lives

    U.S. District Court Judge Jay C. Zainey a 1973 UNO graduate and 2012 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, delivered the Homer L. Hitt Presidential Distinguished Lecture Tuesday in the University Center's Sen. Theodore "Ted" M. Hickey Ballroom. The lecture, entitled, "Social Justice, Community Service and the Rule of Law" was made possible by the University's Founders Club as part of "Making History: A Celebration of University of New Orleans Leadership," a weeklong series of events commemorating the investiture of President John W. Nicklow and honoring UNO's 2016 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, Mark Romig.

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Tapped to Offer Only Public Manager Certification Program in Louisiana

    University of New Orleans Tapped to Offer Only Public Manager Certification Program in Louisiana

    The University of New Orleans was officially approved as an associate member of the National Certified Public Manager Consortium at the consortium's annual business meeting on Oct. 23 in Baltimore, Md.

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

  • UNO Celebrates International Education Week with Events Showcasing Study Abroad

    UNO Celebrates International Education Week with Events Showcasing Study Abroad

    The University of New Orleans is celebrating International Education Week, a national initiative sponsored by the Departments of State and Education. The week-long event series highlights the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

    Monday, October 31, 2016

  • UNO Survey Research Center Releases New Poll on U.S. Senate and Presidential Elections

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases New Poll on U.S. Senate and Presidential Elections

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a new statewide poll on the 2016 U.S. Senate and presidential elections.

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

  • Introducing 'Silver & Blue': UNO’s Magazine Has a New Name, Fresh Look and Great Reads

    Introducing 'Silver & Blue': UNO's Magazine Has a New Name, Fresh Look and Great Reads

    The University of New Orleans' favorite publication for alumni, students and friends is fresh off the presses with a new name and a revived look.

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

  • New Walking Club Spurs UNO Faculty and Staff to Partner in Fitness

    New Walking Club Spurs UNO Faculty and Staff to Partner in Fitness

    The President's Cross Campus Walkers, a walking club formed by University of New Orleans President John Nicklow in collaboration with the Department of Recreation & Intramural Sports, aims to encourage fitness and camaraderie among University employees.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

  • UNO Public History Lecture Series Kicks Off on Oct. 27 with 'Rogues, Reprobates and Rapscallions: Election Patterns in Louisiana’

    UNO Public History Lecture Series Kicks Off on Oct. 27 with 'Rogues, Reprobates and Rapscallions: Election Patterns in Louisiana'

    Have you ever wondered why colorful personalities continue to enjoy electoral support in Louisiana while more traditional figures have a hard time getting a foothold in the state's politics? Join James Fitzmorris III, adjunct professor of history at the University of New Orleans, as he shares his analysis Oct. 27 at 6 p.m., during the first in the 2016-17 Logsdon and Mizell-Nelson Library Lecture Series.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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    UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Exhibit Three-Person Photo Show for PhotoNOLA

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery opens its November and December exhibition with "Cut Tear Burn Sew," in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, an annual photography festival in New Orleans.

    Monday, October 24, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Initiatives Aimed at Raising Gender Diversity Awareness

    University of New Orleans Initiatives Aimed at Raising Gender Diversity Awareness

    The University of New Orleans is expanding efforts to welcome all students with several initiatives aimed at raising awareness about gender diversity.

    Monday, October 24, 2016

  • UNO Engineering Student Awarded Scholarship by National Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi

    UNO Engineering Student Awarded Scholarship by National Engineering Honor Society

    Senior engineering student Ana María Muñoz Solis has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship by Tau Beta Pi, the only national engineering honor society that represents all fields of the engineering profession. Muñoz Solis is a mechanical engineering major who, after graduation, hopes to obtain a doctorate in biomedical engineering.

    Monday, October 24, 2016

  • Delegation of Japanese Citizen Leaders to Visit UNO

    Delegation of Japanese Citizen Leaders to Visit UNO

    The University of New Orleans Division of International Education, the Japan Society of New Orleans and the Japan Club of New Orleans will host a delegation of five Japanese citizens visiting Louisiana as part of the "Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan" program, a key initiative of the Japanese government designed to promote cultural and political awareness of Japan in several major U.S. cities.

    Friday, October 21, 2016

  • Engineering Students Shadow Professionals at Laitram and W.S. Nelson

    Engineering Students Shadow Professionals at Laitram and W.S. Nelson

    It's one thing to study engineering. It's another thing to be an engineer. That's why twenty-two University of New Orleans engineering majors last week participated in half day-long job shadowing experiences at W.S. Nelson Engineering and Laitram L.L.C., both in the New Orleans area. Alumni at both companies led students on intimate tours of their facilities and operations.

    Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • UMC Tour

    Undergraduate Health Care Management Students Get Inside Look at University Medical Center

    Health care management students at the University of New Orleans students toured University Medical Center on Oct. 11. The $1 billion hospital on opened in 2015 under the management of LCMC Health, the same system that operates Children's Hospital, Touro Infirmary, New Orleans East Hospital and West Jefferson Medical Center.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

  • UNO Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

    UNO Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

    Innovative application of high impact educational practices at the University of New Orleans has earned the University recognition among the nation's Colleges of Distinction, a national guide that highlights exceptional learning opportunities at top schools. UNO is the only public institution in Louisiana to be named a College of Distinction.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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    UNO Professor Elected President of Southeastern Conference for Public Administration

    University of New Orleans professor John Kiefer was elected president of the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA) on Oct. 15 at its annual membership meeting in Raleigh, NC.

    Monday, October 17, 2016

  • UNO Career Fair Draws Hundreds, Connecting Students with Employers

    UNO Career Fair Draws Hundreds, Connecting Students with Employers

    The University of New Orleans' fall Career Fair last month drew 130 employers and about 550 students seeking employment and internships.

    Monday, October 17, 2016

  • Gov. John Bel Edwards Visits UNO

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Visits UNO Political Science Department for Live Interview Before Students

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards visited the University of New Orleans Wednesday, Oct. 12, to participate in a live interview with political science instructor Tony Licciardi before a gathering of students and faculty.

    Friday, October 14, 2016

  • UNO International Alumni Association to Honor Distinguished Alumni and University Leadership

    UNO International Alumni Association to Honor Distinguished Alumni and University Leadership

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association will honor distinguished alumni and university leadership at its annual Distinguished Alumni Gala on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the National WWII Museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

  • Faculty Research Awards

    UNO Awards 2016 Research Prizes to Three Faculty Members

    The University of New Orleans has awarded its 2016 Research Recognition Prizes to three faculty members. Leonard Spinu, professor of physics, won the Research Excellence Prize; Irfan Ahmed, assistant professor of computer science, won the Early Career Research Prize; and Wendy Schluchter, professor of biological sciences, won the Competitive Funding Prize.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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    UNO Marketing Week Brings Region's Leading Marketing Professionals To Campus Oct. 17-21

    Area marketing and advertising leaders will visit the University of New Orleans Oct. 17-21 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.

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

  • UNO Students Raise Money for Suicide Prevention

    UNO Students Raise Money for Suicide Prevention

    The University of New Orleans Office of Counseling Services recently led an effort that raised more than $1,000 for suicide prevention.

    Friday, October 7, 2016

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    UNO Chemist Awarded $50,000 from NSF to Transform Undergraduate Education

    A University of New Orleans faculty member has been awarded $50,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to transform the teaching of undergraduate level chemistry and biology by working with a broad coalition of science, education and industry experts to establish a new standard for degree programs that integrates computational science into the basic curricula.

    Friday, October 7, 2016

  • New Orleans Film Festival Showcases University of New Orleans Talent

    New Orleans Film Festival Showcases University of New Orleans Talent

    The 27th annual New Orleans Film Festival will feature the work of three current University of New Orleans students and 10 alumni.

    Monday, October 3, 2016

  • University Launches ‘UNO25’ to Highlight High-Impact Alumni Businesses

    University Launches 'UNO25' to Highlight High-Impact Alumni Businesses

    The University of New Orleans has launched "UNO25," an initiative designed to identify, recognize and celebrate 25 high-impact businesses that are owned or led by alumni of the University.

    Monday, October 3, 2016

  • UNO and Southern Rep Theatre Announce “UNO Night” Performance of Latest Production

    UNO and Southern Rep Theatre Announce "UNO Night" Performance of Latest Production

    The University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre and Southern Rep Theatre announced a "UNO Night" for the preview performance of "Airline Highway" at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 at UNO's Nims Theatre.

    Friday, September 30, 2016

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    University of New Orleans Professor Introduces Covington Sixth Graders to Chemistry

    At Lee Road Junior High School's Science Day, University of New Orleans chemistry professor Matt Tarr used Diet Coke, Mentos and ice cream to teach 100 sixth graders about states of matter.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Ranks Best in State in Early Career Salaries

    University of New Orleans Ranks Best in State in Early Career Salaries

    University of New Orleans alumni were found to have the highest average early-career salaries among graduates of all four-year public and private colleges in Louisiana, according to a new report from Payscale.com.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

  • UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Exhibit 'Mining the Domestic,' With Artist-in-Residence Aaron McNamee, Oct. 8-Nov. 6

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Exhibit 'Mining the Domestic,' With Artist-in-Residence Aaron McNamee, Oct. 8-Nov. 6

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery is excited to announce a solo exhibition of new work by the University of New Orleans' Department of Fine Arts Sculptor-in-Residence Aaron McNamee, titled "Mining the Domestic." Through sculpture, installation, and prints, McNamee reflects on the sublime "accumulation of materials" that we use to maintain our bodies and lives.

    Monday, September 26, 2016

  • UNO Student Composer and Drummer Jack Vogt Named 2016-17 ASCAP Scholar

    UNO Student Composer and Drummer Jack Vogt Named 2016-17 ASCAP Scholar

    UNO senior music student Jack Vogt has been named the 2016-17 ASCAP Louis Armstrong Scholar at the University of New Orleans by the New York-based ASCAP Foundation. The $3,000 award is made to Jazz Studies student who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and in creating original works of music. The scholarship is supported by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc., also based in New York City.

    Friday, September 23, 2016

  • Three UNO Employees Honored During State of University Address

    Three UNO Employees Honored During State of University Address

    University of New Orleans President John Nicklow on Thursday, Sept. 22, honored three employees for their outstanding service. The recognition was given during Nicklow's bi-annual State of the University address.

    Friday, September 23, 2016

  • UNO ‘Building Foundation for Success,’ President Nicklow Tells Faculty, Staff During State of the University Address

    UNO 'Building Foundation for Success,' President Nicklow Tells Faculty, Staff During State of the University Address

    The University of New Orleans is making measurable strides toward improving enrollment, increasing research and strengthening partnerships thanks to the efforts and dedication of hardworking employees.That's the message President John Nicklow shared with faculty and staff Thursday, Sept. 22, during his biannual State of the University Address. "We exist and are making great strides because of the work of each and every one of you," Nicklow said. "You make me proud to be your teammate."

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

  • The University of New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Foundation Partner to Launch Community Development Finance Certificate Program

    The University of New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Foundation Partner to Launch Community Development Finance Certificate Program

    The University of New Orleans Department of Planning and Urban Studies has announced the launch of a professional development certificate in community development finance.

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

  • UNO Doctoral Student Awarded $900,000 Grant to Improve Educational Delivery to Hearing Impaired Preschoolers and Other Students With Disabilities

    UNO Doctoral Student Awarded $900,000 Grant to Improve Educational Delivery to Hearing Impaired Preschoolers and Other Students With Disabilities

    University of New Orleans doctoral student Michael Norman has been awarded a three-year $900,000 grant from the Louisiana Department of Education to develop resources that will help educators better serve hearing impaired preschoolers as well as other students with disabilities who struggle to communicate.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

  • Alexis de Tocqueville

    Louisiana Public Broadcasting and UNO to Host Panel Discussion on Economic and Political Equality

    Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Alexis de Tocqueville Project at the University of New Orleans will host a panel discussion to explore issues of economic and political equality.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

  • Brazilian Engineers

    Summer Program Welcomes Future Environmental Engineers from Brazil

    Students from 75 different Brazilian higher education institutions participated in a summer program at the University of New Orleans designed to encourage pursuit of expertise in air quality management.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

  • Ellis Marsalis Kicks Off the 2016-17 Jazz at the Sandbar Series

    Ellis Marsalis Kicks Off the 2016-17 Jazz at the Sandbar Series

    Jazz at the Sandbar is back for its 26th fall at the University of New Orleans--and so, of course, is musician, educator and legendary New Orleans jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis. Continuing what has become a UNO musical tradition, the UNO jazz studies professor emeritus kicks off the fall 2016 season of Jazz at the Sandbar on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at The Cove on UNO's campus.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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    2016-17 Musical Excursions Schedule Announced

    The University of New Orleans announced that the 2016-17 Musical Excursions series will feature Tomoki Sakata, a recent finalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, on Oct. 18; the Chicago-based Lincoln Trio on Nov. 15; Polish ensemble Meccore String Quartet on March 7; and the renowned Ritz Chamber Players on March 28. All concerts will take place at 7 p.m. at the Recital Hall inside the Performing Arts Center on UNO's campus.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

  • Four Finalists for UNO Provost Share Ideas, Plans During Open Forums

    Four Finalists for UNO Provost Share Ideas, Plans During Open Forums

    Four people have been named finalists in the University of New Orleans' search for a new provost. The person who fills the position will succeed interim provost Norm Whitley, who took over when John Nicklow was named the University's new president. The new provost will report directly to the president and will serve as UNO's chief academic officer, providing vision, leadership and oversight for all academic programs, enrollment management and information technology. Each finalist was asked to participate in an open forum interview with faculty, staff and students. Here, we will bring you highlights from each of those Q&A sessions.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

  • UNO and Northshore Technical Community College Sign Engineering Pathway Agreement

    UNO and Northshore Technical Community College Sign Engineering Pathway Agreement

    The University of New Orleans and Northshore Technical Community College will now offer a transferable pathway for NTCC students to become eligible for admission in UNO's College of Engineering.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016

  • UNO Makes U.S. News & World Report’s Least Debt List for Sixth Straight Year

    UNO Makes U.S. News & World Report's Least Debt List for Sixth Straight Year

    For the sixth 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. UNO is the only Louisiana institution to make the list in the category of national universities.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016

  • UNO and Delgado Sign Agreements to Boost Educational Attainment and Transfer Rates

    UNO and Delgado Sign Agreements to Boost Educational Attainment and Transfer Rates

    The University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College have signed two agreements that are designed to boost educational attainment and transfer rates between the two institutions. University of New Orleans President John Nicklow and Delgado Community College Chancellor Joan Davis participated in a signing ceremony on UNO's campus.

    Friday, September 9, 2016

  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario, Author of UNO Common Read ‘Enrique’s Journey,’ to Speak at UNO Sept. 20

    Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario, Author of UNO Common Read 'Enrique's Journey,' to Speak at UNO Sept. 20

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario, author of the national best-selling "Enrique's Journey," will speak at the University of New Orleans on Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m., during a free, public event. UNO chose Nazario's book, a true account of a 17-year-old's perilous trip from Honduras across the U.S. to find his mother, as its Common Read selection for 2016-17. In preparation for her visit to UNO later this month, we talked with Nazario about her own journey since writing about what has become a hugely popular read in schools and universities. Here is our discussion.

    Friday, September 9, 2016

  • UNO Awards Uddo Screenwriting Scholarship for 2016-17

    UNO Awards Uddo Screenwriting Scholarship for 2016-17

    The University of New Orleans has awarded the Joseph Patrick Uddo Scholarship in Screenwriting for the 2016-17 academic year to Brian Alexander. 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.

    Thursday, September 8, 2016

  • UNO Announces Three Presenting Sponsors for Making History Week

    UNO Announces Four Presenting Sponsors for Making History Week

    The University of New Orleans announced that Sodexo, Postlethwaite & Netterville, and Martha and Gary Solomon Sr. will serve as presenting sponsors for a weeklong celebration of the University and its widespread impact during the past six decades. "Making History: A Celebration of University of New Orleans Leadership" will be highlighted by the investiture of President John W. Nicklow on Nov. 2 and the Distinguished Alumni Gala at the National WWII Museum on Nov 3. The gala will honor President Nicklow and 2016 UNO Homer Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, Mark Romig, who is the president and CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation.

    Wednesday, September 7, 2016

  • Mars Rover Curiosity Replica Coming to UNO, First Public Exhibit in Louisiana

    Mars Rover Curiosity Replica Coming to UNO, First Public Exhibit in Louisiana

    The University of New Orleans wants to take you closer to Mars. A $75,000 replica of the Mars Rover Curiosity, a car-sized robot that has been collecting information from the surface of the Red Planet since 2012, is coming to UNO's campus this month. The half-sized model of the six-wheeled, one-ton Curiosity will be on display at the University Center Sept. 22-23 for viewing by school groups and open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 24--its first-ever public display in Louisiana.

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Named One of Nation’s Best Colleges by The Princeton Review

    University of New Orleans Named One of Nation's Best Colleges by The Princeton Review

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features UNO in the new 2017 edition of its flagship college guide, "The Best 381 Colleges." The University of New Orleans is one of only three public institutions in Louisiana to make the list.

    Friday, September 2, 2016

  • Fourth Annual UNO Engineering Forum Brings Together Leading Minds in Industry, Academia and Government

    Fourth Annual UNO Engineering Forum Brings Together Leading Minds in Industry, Academia and Government

    The University of New Orleans hosts its fourth annual Engineering Forum, Friday, Sept. 16 in the University Center. The daylong event is expected to draw more than 250 attendees for a full schedule of panel discussions and workshops designed to increase participants' technical abilities and skills. Alumni, students, practicing engineers, as well as representatives from 20 companies and 10 universities from Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Massachusetts, California and overseas, will converge on the University for professional development, networking and idea-sharing.

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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    Graduate Student Carly Zimmerman Excels in Internship at International Arts Festival

    Carly Zimmerman is one year away from finishing the master's degree program in arts administration at the University of New Orleans. One of the program requirements is an internship, and Zimmerman recently completed hers working as volunteer coordinator for Ireland's annual Galway International Arts Festival, which was held July 11-24.

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Gets $100,000 Donation from Louisiana Contractors’ Educational Trust Fund

    University of New Orleans Gets $100,000 Donation from Louisiana Contractors' Educational Trust Fund

    A $100,000 donation from the Louisiana Contractors' Educational Trust Fund will support the University of New Orleans College of Engineering. The funds will be used for teaching lab equipment and student scholarships.

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

  • UNO Athletics Announces Partnership With Son Of A Saint

    UNO Athletics Announces Partnership With Son Of A Saint

    The University of New Orleans Department of Athletics and Son of a Saint have announced a partnership that aims to provide student-athletes as mentors for fatherless youth while also offering UNO's students a meaningful, well-rounded experience on the Lakefront. Founded by UNO alumnus Bivian "Sonny" Lee, III, who also serves as the organization's president, Son of a Saint exists to enhance the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to constructive experiences and formation of positive, lasting peer-to- peer relationships.

    Friday, August 26, 2016

  • UNO Athletics to Host ‘Welcome Aboard’ as Part of Privateer Plunge

    UNO Athletics to Host 'Welcome Aboard' as Part of Privateer Plunge

    - The University of New Orleans Department of Athletics will host the inaugural "Welcome Aboard" event as part of the school's annual Privateer Plunge on Monday, Aug. 29, in Lakefront Arena. All UNO students are invited to attend, and shuttle service from Pontchartrain Hall to East Campus will begin at 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, August 25, 2016

  • Greek Life Recruitment Gets Underway at UNO

    Greek Life Recruitment Gets Underway at UNO

    For University of New Orleans students seeking involvement, leadership and service opportunities, Greek Life may be a good fit. UNO recognizes 15 Greek organizations, seven sororities and eight fraternities. And student involvement in Greek Life has grown in recent years at UNO. Participation is up 63 percent since spring 2011 alone. UNO' s Panhellenic Council of sororities launches its recruitment activities this week, Aug. 25-28, with the Interfraternity Council following, Aug. 29-Sept. 2.

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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    UNO Computer Science Faculty Awarded More Than $500k for Vital Research

    Turning algae into biofuel. Helping NASA do a better job sharing information about its patented work. And strengthening cybersecurity education using cutting-edge techniques. These are just three of the latest projects University of New Orleans' Department of Computer Science researchers are working on thanks to new grant funding totaling more than $500,000.

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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    UNO Students Seek to Overcome 'Helplessness' as they Watch Flooding From Afar

    The first picture came in a text message from Sarah Breland's little sister. It showed the house at the end of the block from Breland's family home in Denham Springs, flooded. Then came a second picture. Breland's police officer father, Cline Breland, was sloshing through the water on her street, trying to get back home after driving out to get gas. While most of Sarah Breland's friends at the University of New Orleans spent the weekend of Aug. 13 preparing for the first week of class with social gatherings and meet-ups, the junior English major found herself suddenly unable to think about anything but home.

    Monday, August 22, 2016

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    Students from 20 U.S. Institutions Become Immersed in Global Matters During 41st UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School

    More than 200 students from 20 U.S. institutions converged on Innsbruck this summer, marking the 41st UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria. This year, 219 university students availed themselves of some of the more than 30 courses offered during the five week program, July 2-Aug. 6.

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

  • Convocation 2016

    Standing Room Only as UNO Launches 2016-17 School Year with Lively Convocation and Cookout

    Hundreds of people filled the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening, Aug. 16, to mark the beginning of the fall 2016 semester with New Student Convocation. It was standing room only as faculty, staff and alumni surrounded new students with words of welcome and encouragement before celebrating the start of a new school year with a cookout and tons of conversation.

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

  • UNO Retreats Draw Freshmen and Transfers Who Aim to Lead

    UNO Retreats Draw Freshmen and Transfers Who Aim to Lead

    Before moving into the dorms, before starting classes and before even shaking hands with many of their future classmates, 70 incoming University of New Orleans students gathered over two to three days with one objective in mind: To learn how to be leaders. Fifty freshmen and 20 new transfer students this month took advantage of an ongoing Privateer tradition to help involve new UNO students in campus leadership--almost before they do anything else. At the off-campus Privateer Camp, Aug. 1-3, and Transfer Retreat for Leadership, Aug. 1-2, students participated in group activities like ice breakers, skits and games. They gathered at Camp Istrouma near Baton Rouge for discussions on leadership and involvement, diversity and wellness, learned about UNO's student organizations and received an introduction to other resources available to students seeking to find their place.

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

  • A Big Welcome: More than 180 UNO Volunteers Lend a Hand During New Student Move-In Day

    A Big Welcome: More than 180 UNO Volunteers Lend a Hand During New Student Move-In Day

    They came with mini-fridges, microwaves and suitcases--and also, umbrellas, rain boots and ponchos. Relentless rainfall definitely dampened Move-In Day at the University of New Orleans. But it didn't stop scores of new and transfer students from taking up residence in Pontchartrain Halls, the 740-person state-of-the-art student housing facility on Milneburg Road. More than 180 faculty, staff, alumni and student volunteers helped students over the course of the day. Many greeted the students curb-side, helping them lift heavy loads and ease the otherwise unwieldy task of moving from a rainy parking lot into a four-story residence hall bustling with hundreds of other people, boxes, directions and questions.

    Friday, August 12, 2016

  • In With the Shrimp, Out with the Turtles: UNO Earns Grant to Improve Nets

    In With the Shrimp, Out with the Turtles: UNO Earns Grant to Improve Nets

    The University of New Orleans has been awarded a $232,559 grant to design a device that effectively protects sea turtles from being captured in small shrimping nets. Though federal law has long required shrimpers to use such instruments--called turtle excluder devices or TEDS-- in their nets, the technology has been limited to use by shrimpers using vessels longer than 25-feet with nets designed for fishing deeper waters. Shrimpers using smaller nets in shallower waters inshore have no effective options that enable them to keep the shrimp in and the turtles out, said Martin O'Connell, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences and director of the Nekton Research Laboratory at UNO's Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences.

    Friday, August 12, 2016

  • UNO’s Tara Tolford Awarded $142K Grant to Study Statewide Bicyclist and Pedestrian Data Collection

    UNO's Tara Tolford Awarded $142K Grant to Study Statewide Bicyclist and Pedestrian Data Collection

    It's one thing to make a city more transportation-friendly for bicyclists and pedestrians. But how does a state effectively implement strategies to accommodate its increasingly multi-modal population? First, says University of New Orleans' Tara Tolford, it needs to have a good way to measure just how many bicycles and pedestrians there are on the roads and where. Tolford, a research associate at the Merritt C. Becker Jr. UNO Transportation Institute, has been awarded a $142,463 grant from the Louisiana Transportation Research Center to study the most effective and cost-efficient ways to collect data on bicyclists and pedestrians statewide.

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

  • STEM Scholars Camp Gives Incoming Freshmen a Jump-Start on University Work and Life

    STEM Scholars Camp Gives Incoming Freshmen a Jump-Start on University Work and Life

    In its second year, the STEM Scholars program at UNO seeks to give incoming freshmen majoring in STEM fields a jump-start on college-level math and science courses, while arming them with insights for how to best study, take notes and more. Wendy Schluchter, professor of biological sciences, said the University saw a 12.5 percent increase in retention last spring among full-time, first-generation freshmen who went through the summer program in 2015. Organizers plan to collect data over five years, measuring what impact this immersive college preview experience can have on scores of students who have identified the STEM fields as their careers of choice.

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

  • In Memoriam: Former UNO Biology Professor Roberta Odell-Smith

    In Memoriam: Former UNO Biology Professor Roberta Odell-Smith

    Roberta O'Dell-Smith, who taught biology at the University of New Orleans for nearly 20 years, died July 7, 2016, in Metairie, La. She was 86. O'Dell-Smith was a beloved professor known for her ability to explain complicated scientific concepts with passion.

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

  • Mr. Ambassador: UNO Distinguished Alumnus Mark Romig

    Mr. Ambassador: UNO Distinguished Alumnus Mark Romig

    For the past 40-plus years, Mark Romig has found himself telling the story of New Orleans in ways that make New Orleanians proud. From welcoming VIP visitors to the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition just six years out of college to now overseeing one of the most successful New Orleans marketing campaigns the city has ever seen, Romig has proven he's a home-grown treasure whose heart for the city has inspired him to lay out the welcome mat without trampling on natives' good will. That's why the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association has named Romig (B.S., '78) its 2016 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus. It was at UNO that Romig, now 60, discovered the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration program. It was then a new degree offered through the College of Business Administration--and it would become the perfect career door for Romig, a man who loved to talk, loved to visit and loved to work.

    Friday, August 5, 2016

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    Mark Romig Named 2016 UNO Homer Hitt Distinguished Alumnus

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that Mark C. Romig has been selected as the 2016 University of New Orleans Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni honoree. The alumni association will present Romig with its highest honor at the Distinguished Alumni Gala, which will be held at the National WWII Museum's United States Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 7-10 p.m. The event will also celebrate the investiture of the University's seventh leader, President John W. Nicklow, who will be formally installed during an on-campus ceremony on Nov. 2.

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

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    Computer Science Professor Wins $300,000 NSF Grant to Improve Cybersecurity Education

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Vassil Roussev will use a two-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve the delivery of cybersecurity education. The development of an automated platform will allow instructors to spend more time teaching students and less time on managing and grading assignments.

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

  • UNO Poll: U. S. Senate Candidate David Duke is Extremely Unpopular with Louisiana Voters

    UNO Poll: U. S. Senate Candidate David Duke is Extremely Unpopular with Louisiana Voters

    U.S. Senate candidate David Duke is extremely unpopular with likely Louisiana voters, according to a new survey conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center. Out of 614 respondents, 82 percent viewed Duke unfavorably. Regardless of race, gender or party affiliation, no less than 80 percent of respondents said they had an unfavorable view of Duke. The Survey Research Center sponsored an interactive voice response telephone survey, also known as a robocall, on July 27-28. The survey and analysis were produced by graduate research assistant Tony Licciardi and Edward Chervenak, director of the Survey Research Center.

    Monday, August 1, 2016

  • Computer Science Professor Wins $157,000 NSF Grant to Study Narrative Intelligence

    Computer Science Professor Wins $157,000 NSF Grant to Study Narrative Intelligence

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Stephen G. Ware has been awarded a one-year $157,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to teach computers how to tell and adapt stories automatically for training simulations and video games. Ware, an assistant professor of computer science, and his students in his Narrative Intelligence Lab will try to address a specific computer storytelling problem. They will research how a computer uses reason about what characters know and do not know, and how their knowledge changes over time.

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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    Science and History Collide in Teacher Training Program Crafted by National World War II Museum and UNO

    Twenty-eight middle school teachers visited the University of New Orleans as part of a six-day training program called "Real World Science: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," held July 17-22. The program is a collaboration between UNO and the National World War II Museum that aims to give fifth- through eighth-grade teachers a stock-pile of ideas for how to effectively teach science using history as a guide. "Students who learn through experience and in the context of issues that they understand are more likely to retain the information and use it in the future," said Matthew Tarr, professor of chemistry and faculty fellow in the Advanced Materials Research Institute at UNO.

    Monday, July 25, 2016

  • Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation Awards $4,800 to Students from UNO’s Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration

    Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation Awards $4,800 to Students from UNO's Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration

    The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation has announced that it will award scholarships to three University of New Orleans students for the 2016 fall semester.

    Friday, July 22, 2016

  • Noyes Brings Passion for Student Growth and Strong Instruction to Job as UNO’s Associate Provost

    Noyes Brings Passion for Student Growth and Strong Instruction to Job as UNO's Associate Provost

    Caroline Noyes, new associate provost for the University of New Orleans, will assist the provost with programs and research that will draw and retain students while keeping faculty engaged and excited about the work they do. In this new role, her focus will be on assessment and institutional effectiveness. Noyes comes to UNO after more than 25 years in the Atlanta area, the last seven at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she most recently led the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Before that, she was assistant director in Georgia Tech's Office of Assessment, a position she took after working 12 years at Oglethorpe University, rising from assistant professor of psychology to chair of the division of behavioral sciences.

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

  • UNO Secures $75k Grant to Upgrade Health Science Lab

    UNO Secures $75k Grant to Upgrade Health Science Lab

    A new $75,495 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents promises to breathe new life into the University of New Orleans' popular and growing human performance and health promotion program - one that suffered severe setbacks following Hurricane Katrina. Marc Bonis, assistant professor of professional practice, said the award will enable UNO to purchase a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry - commonly called a "DXA" machine by those in the practice - to enhance and complete UNO's health science learning lab. The instrument is used to measure bone density and is an effective source of data for those studying osteoporosis and obesity.

    Friday, July 15, 2016