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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

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    UNO Education Student One of Four in Louisiana to Receive Tom and Kyle Clausen Scholarship

    University of New Orleans senior education major Raquel Boudreaux has been awarded the Tom and Kyle Clausen Scholarship. The $625 award is given annually to four University of Louisiana System undergraduate students who are admitted to a teacher education program, maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average. Preference also is given to those who intend to teach in a shortage area such as math, science, special education or in middle school, those who are native to Louisiana, and those who demonstrated a financial need. Boudreaux, a senior studying special education and elementary education, is from Metairie. She is a graduate of Archbishop Chapelle High School.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

  • Dean Long Brings Experience Uniquely Matched to Overseeing Merger of Liberal Arts and Education

    Dean Long Brings Experience Uniquely Matched to Overseeing Merger of Liberal Arts and Education

    Kim Martin Long, the new dean of the University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development is a former K-12 English teacher-turned-academic who joins the University of New Orleans by way of Pennsylvania. At UNO, Long strides headlong into the challenge before her: Overseeing the new merger of the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Education and Human Development, now housed at the Bicentennial Education Building. "How," she asks, "can we make the most of this new college?" It's hard to imagine anyone more qualified to find the answer.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Ranked Among World’s Top Universities

    University of New Orleans Ranked Among World's Top Universities

    For the second straight year, the University of New Orleans is ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world, according to the Center for World University Rankings, which publishes the largest academic ranking of universities from around the globe.

    Monday, July 11, 2016

  • UNO Alumni Turned Legacy Society Members Credit UNO for Creating a Path of Success

    UNO Alumni Turned Legacy Society Members Credit UNO for Creating a Path of Success

    Anthony Centanni was 15 when he started dating Annette Johnson. He went to Ridgewood Preparatory High School and she went to Mount Carmel Academy. Centanni knew he'd be going to college. His father was a doctor and so that part was decided. But when it came to selecting which college he should attend, it took just one factor to make up his mind: Annette Johnson. Johnson, a consummate student who wanted to become a teacher, was going to the University of New Orleans, then called Louisiana State University in New Orleans. If Centanni wanted to marry Annette Johnson--and he did--he would be going to UNO, too. Fifty-five years, one marriage, three degrees, two children and one grandchild later, the couple credit UNO with giving them the lives they wanted for themselves and their families. That's why, all these years later, UNO has a place in their estate plans. The Centannis, who make it a priority to donate money and time to the causes they believe in, have long counted UNO in their charitable giving. But, by becoming members of the UNO Legacy Society, they know they can give a gift more on par with the gratitude they feel toward the institution.

    Thursday, July 7, 2016

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    UNO's M. O. Walsh Wins 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize for Debut Novel, 'My Sunshine Away'

    M. O. Walsh, director of The Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans, has been honored with a 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize for his debut novel, "My Sunshine Away."

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

  • Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario Selected as University of New Orleans’ Common Read Book for 2016-17

    'Enrique's Journey' by Sonia Nazario Selected as University of New Orleans' Common Read Book for 2016-17

    The University of New Orleans has selected Enrique's Journey, published in book form in 2006, as its Common Read selection for 2016-17. Celebrated author and journalist Sonia Nazario will speak at UNO's University Center Ballroom on Sept. 20. The free, public event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will include a reception, author presentation, Q&A, and book signing. Common Read was developed as a way to encourage first-year students as well as other UNO students staff and faculty, to engage in a shared experience while sparking meaningful dialogue about topics of wide-reaching concern. It is organized collaboratively as a partnership between the University's first-year writing program and its Office of First-Year Experience.

    Friday, July 1, 2016

  • Teaching the River: South Louisiana Teachers Become Immersed in the Study of the Mississippi River With Help from UNO

    Teaching the River: South Louisiana Teachers Become Immersed in the Study of the Mississippi River With Help from UNO

    The seventh- and eighth-grade students in Robin Rixner's classroom at ReNEW Schaumburg Elementary in New Orleans seem to have an awareness that Louisiana's coastline is washing away. The hard part, Rixner said, is trying to help them understand why that matters. Now, a river-focused teacher training program aims to bridge that gap, giving educators a richer understanding of the ecosystems that make up the Mississippi River delta, the systems at work that create land loss, and the challenges that lie in restoring the coast. Rixner was one of 20 south Louisiana K-12 teachers took advantage of a $90,800 grant awarded to the University of New Orleans to help train educators to become experts the Mississippi River watershed--an experience that involved getting muddy, mosquito-bitten and hot. The experience is the result of a partnership between UNO, the Center for Global Environmental Education and the Meraux Foundation.

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

  • Sister of Soul: DJ and Alumna Melissa Weber, New Orleans’ Rarest Queen of Groove, Brings the Funk for  More than Two Decades

    Sister of Soul: DJ and Alumna Melissa Weber, New Orleans' Rarest Queen of Groove, Brings the Funk for More than Two Decades

    In a city crowded with musicians and music aficionados, DJ Soul Sister, aka Melissa Weber, a 2000 University of New Orleans alumna, has become perhaps the most celebrated DJ in New Orleans thanks largely to her reverent devotion to a genre of music that she believes has gotten short shrift in a landscape that otherwise thrives on live music.

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

  • Sixty-four UNO Student-Athletes Named to Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

    Sixty-four UNO Student-Athletes Named to Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

    Sixty-four University of New Orleans student-athletes claimed Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recognition for their performance in the classroom as the league announced the list for the Spring 2016 semester on Monday afternoon.

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

  • A COLLABORATION IN ‘SACRILEGE’: Alumnus Paul Catalanotto’s New Horror Flick Becomes Working Classroom for UNO Film Students

    A Collaboration In 'Sacrilege': Alumnus Paul Catalanotto's New Horror Flick Becomes Working Classroom for UNO Film Students

    People, cameras and props were crammed into the modest two-story Bucktown house. It was July and the upstairs rooms were registering 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Local filmmaker and University of New Orleans alumnus Paul Catalanotto had 11 days to shoot his feature-length horror movie, "Sacrilege," a screenplay about a demonic music box that he and his wife co-wrote with a UNO graduate student. On the upside, Catalanotto was working with the largest cast and crew he'd ever directed--about 40 people altogether after the extras showed up. About 20 of them were film students from UNO willing to work on the crew for experience, exposure and, if the movie sells, class credit. On the downside, well, the heat

    Monday, June 27, 2016

  • The Gift of the Globe: UNO’s International Programs Changed Carl Wagner’s Life; Now His Donation Helps Others Experience the Same

    Gift of the Globe: UNO's International Programs Changed Carl Wagner's Life; Now His Donation Helps Others Experience the Same

    At age 70, Carl Wagner has traveled so extensively, it's easier for him to tick off the countries he's not visited than to list the ones he has. Now, the University of New Orleans alum and former director of international education at UNO is giving back, eager to help more UNO students experience the life-changing power of traveling abroad. Wagner and his wife, Cathy, have pledged $50,000 to UNO to be used as scholarships for students who want to participate in the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria, but who otherwise can't afford it.

    Monday, June 27, 2016

  • Latest Edition of University of New Orleans Magazine Packed With Fun Reads and News of Accomplishments

    Latest Edition of University of New Orleans Magazine Packed With Fun Reads and News of Accomplishments

    Keep pace with new University of New Orleans President John Nicklow. Groove to funkified tunes with alumna Melissa Weber, aka DJ Soul Sister. Find fear in a horror flick collaboration between UNO film students and alumnus Paul Catalanotto. The Spring 2016 edition of University of New Orleans Magazine is out and features these and other stories of accomplishment by UNO's pride: faculty, staff, students and alumni.

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

  • UNO Freshmen Orientation Sessions Provide Valuable Answers and Experiences for Incoming Students

    UNO Freshmen Orientation Sessions Provide Valuable Answers and Experiences for Incoming Students

    How do I register for classes? Where will I live? What will my major be? Am I really ready for college-level coursework? More than 500 incoming University of New Orleans freshmen have visited the Lakefront campus in recent weeks, carrying these and other questions with them. Over two, two-day sessions--June 8-9 and June 14-15--UNO faculty, staff and students have sought to answer many of these daunting questions and provide a meaningful glimpse into what the next few years might look like.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

  • UNO Teacher Prep Programs Meet Rigorous Standards, Accrediting Body Finds

    UNO Teacher Prep Programs Meet Rigorous Standards, Accrediting Body Finds

    The University of New Orleans meets rigorous standards in preparing its teachers for classroom instruction, according to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. UNO's College of Education and Human Development met all the requirements needed to continue National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation for another seven years--the maximum length of time allowed.

    Monday, June 20, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Generated $470 Million Economic Impact for Metro Area in 2014-15

    University of New Orleans Generated $470 Million Economic Impact for Metro Area in 2014-15

    The University of New Orleans generated a total economic impact of $470.5 million for the metropolitan New Orleans area in the 2014-15 fiscal year, according to an analysis conducted by the University's Division of Business and Economic Research. The impact is comprised of $285.3 million in direct expenditures and $185.2 million in secondary expenditures. The total figure encompasses total spending, total income, total employment, and total state and local tax revenues.

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

  • UNO Students Study Cyber Attacks Using $96,000 Utilities Simulator

    UNO Students Study Cyber Attacks Using $96,000 Utilities Simulator

    Wastewater treatment plants, power plants and gas and oil pipelines can be easy targets for cyber attackers who seek to wreak havoc with just a few key strokes. Now, the University of New Orleans is training computer science students how to easily diagnose weaknesses in security systems that are designed to protect such automated processes. Using a $96,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Office, computer science professor Irfan Ahmed has installed a model test bed of control systems--often called Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems--designed to supervise industrial processes at work.

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

  • Five University of New Orleans Alumni Named to 2016 Class of Leadership in Law by New Orleans CityBusiness

    Five University of New Orleans Alumni Named to 2016 Class of Leadership in Law by New Orleans CityBusiness

    New Orleans CityBusiness has named five University of New Orleans alumni among its 2016 class of Leadership in Law awardees.

    Monday, June 13, 2016

  • UNO Lakefront Arena Earns Second Place in Venues Today Top Stops List for Deep South

    UNO Lakefront Arena Earns Second Place in Venues Today Top Stops List for Deep South

    The UNO Lakefront Arena earned the second place spot in the 2016 Venues Today Top Stops list for the Deep South. The UNO Lakefront Arena, which has a 10,000-seat capacity grossed $4,130,453 during the March 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016 calendar year. The ranking was based on concert and event grosses for the calendar year.

    Monday, June 6, 2016

  • UNO Wins Grant to Establish Digital Animation Studio

    UNO Wins Grant to Establish Digital Animation Studio

    The University of New Orleans is building a digital animation studio to better equip students for jobs in animation and special effects. Jeff Rinehart, an instructor in UNO's fine arts department, led the effort to secure a $94,728 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents for the project. The funds will pay for an 11-station laboratory housed at Earl K. Long Library. Each station will be equipped with a 13-inch, Wacom Cintiq high-definition tablet as well as software enabling animation, rendering, video editing and web design.

    Thursday, June 2, 2016

  • Game On: UNO’s Video Game Development Concentration Simulates Real World Experience

    Game On: UNO's Video Game Development Concentration Simulates Real World Experience

    The spring 2016 semester produced the first group of students to have completed the capstone course in UNO's newly launched academic concentration in video game development. Nine students took computer science professor Stephen G. Ware's advanced game development class, which simulates working in a professional game development studio.

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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    University of Louisiana System Student Board Member Elected

    The University of Louisiana System Student Advisory Council met on May 16 and elected UNO Student Government Association President Antonio Torres as the student board member for the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

    Monday, May 30, 2016

  • UNO-St. Claude Gallery Exhibit to Feature Works by Fine Arts Graduate Students

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Exhibit to Feature Works by Fine Arts Graduate Students

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery will feature a summer group exhibition comprised of works by students enrolled in the University of New Orleans Master of Fine Arts program.

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

  • UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore

    UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the Dr. Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore region on Friday, June 10 in Covington.

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

  • UNO Forms Partnership with Corporación Universidad de la Costa

    UNO Forms Partnership with Corporación Universidad de la Costa

    Corporación Universidad de la Costa (CUC) has instituted a formal memorandum of understanding with the University of New Orleans to create a framework for student exchange and faculty interaction that is expected to benefit both schools.

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

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    UNO Faculty and Staff Recognized for Service

    The University of New Orleans Office of Human Resource Management hosted an awards ceremony and a reception honoring faculty and staff for years of dedication and outstanding service.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  • UNO Confers Degrees on 900 Graduates

    UNO Confers Degrees on 900 Graduates

    The University of New Orleans conferred degrees on roughly 900 graduates Friday in a ceremony both festive and solemn, signifying both achievement and hope for what lies ahead. "Today's program marks ...

    Monday, May 16, 2016

  • UNO Department of Film and Theatre to be Honored as Southern Rep 2016 Supporter of the Year

    UNO Department of Film and Theatre to be Honored as Southern Rep 2016 Supporter of the Year

    Southern Rep Theatre has announced that the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre will be honored as the theatre company's 2016 supporter of the year.

    Monday, May 16, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Invests In Faculty Research

    University of New Orleans Invests In Faculty Research

    The University of New Orleans Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announced that nearly $165,000 will be awarded to faculty researchers in the form of internal grants.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

  • UNO Dedicates Dr. John Altazan Plaza in Memory of a University Founder’s Legend

    UNO Dedicates Dr. John Altazan Plaza in Memory of a University Founder's Legend

    Nineteen newly planted fledgling trees dot the south entrance to Kirschman Hall, a reminder of the contributions of a man University of New Orleans administrators, faculty and alumni remember as a legend. John Altazan, founding dean of the UNO College of Business Administration, died in January at 89, leaving a legacy of service to the University that today's university leaders say they strive to uphold. Altazan worked for UNO for five of its nearly six decades. On Monday, UNO administrators, faculty and alumni gathered with Altazan's widow, children and other family to dedicate the new Dr. John Altazan Plaza in his memory.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

  • Music Professor’s Composition to Make Local Premiere This Week

    Music Professor's Composition to Make Local Premiere This Week

    "A Wine-Dark Sea," a composition by University of New Orleans music professor Yotam Haber will be performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra this week.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

  • Young Leadership Council and UNO Announce Recipient of 2016 YLC Dumestre Scholarship

    Young Leadership Council and UNO Announce Recipient of 2016 YLC Dumestre Scholarship

    The Young Leadership Council; Mary Dumestre and her husband, Guy Johnson; and the University of New Orleans are pleased to announce that Mahagony Keen, a senior at New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School (SciHigh) is the recipient of the inaugural 2016 YLC Dumestre Scholarship.

    Monday, May 9, 2016

  • UNO Graduate School Announces Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Awards

    UNO Graduate School Announces Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Awards

    Three graduate students at the University of New Orleans have been awarded fellowships for the 2016-17 school year through a new program aimed at defraying the cost of attendance for students working on their dissertations.

    Monday, May 9, 2016

  • UNO Maintains Prestigious International Accounting Accreditation

    UNO Maintains Prestigious International Accounting Accreditation

    The University of New Orleans Department of Accounting has maintained its accounting accreditation by AACSB International--the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business--a distinction earned by about two percent of the world's business programs.

    Monday, May 9, 2016

  • Four UNO Students Receive Scholarships from U.S. Department of State for Study Abroad

    Four UNO Students Receive Scholarships from U.S. Department of State for Study Abroad

    Four students from the University of New Orleans have been awarded more than $15,000 in combined scholarships from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study abroad during the summer of 2016.

    Friday, May 6, 2016

  • Nearly 100 Prospective Students Visit University of New Orleans Campus for Second Annual President’s Reception

    Nearly 100 Prospective Students Visit University of New Orleans Campus for Second Annual President's Reception

    The University of New Orleans hosted its second annual president's reception for admitted students on April 29.

    Friday, May 6, 2016

  • UNO Alumni Donate $60,000 for Accounting Scholarships

    UNO Alumni Donate $60,000 for Accounting Scholarships

    The University of New Orleans has received a $60,000 endowment from the Schroeder family to fund accounting scholarships in the College of Business Administration. The Schroeder family has a long history with the University that includes two alumni, R. Harold "Hal" Schroeder and his mother, the late Marlene S. Schroeder.

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Faculty Member to Lead Marketing Management Association

    University of New Orleans Faculty Member to Lead Marketing Management Association

    The Marketing Management Association (MMA) installed University of New Orleans faculty member Pamela Kennett-Hensel as president during its spring conference in Chicago, which took place April 13-15.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  • Intensive English Language Program Marks 20th Anniversary

    Intensive English Language Program Marks 20th Anniversary

    The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at the University of New Orleans celebrated its 20th anniversary with a reception on April 9 at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center attended by more than 100 guests.

    Friday, April 29, 2016

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    UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Showcase Two Alumni With Long Friendship and Different Styles

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery has announced that during the month of May it will showcase two concurrent solo exhibits from alumni who earned their master's degrees in fine arts from the University of New Orleans.

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

  • University of New Orleans to Dedicate Dean John Altazan Plaza

    University of New Orleans to Dedicate Dean John Altazan Plaza

    A dedication ceremony will commemorate the naming of Dean John Altazan Plaza in honor of the founding dean of the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration. The ceremony will take place May 9 at 9:30 a.m. in the Kirschman Hall atrium.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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    UNO Holds Kickoff Event for MoMENtum Initiative

    The University of New Orleans held a kickoff celebration on April 19 for a new initiative focused on improving student success of African-American males. Known as MoMENtum, the initiative includes workshops on leadership and life skills, and pairs current students with a faculty or staff mentor who will provide support and guidance for the students.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

  • Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences Wins Grant to Support Watershed Education

    Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences Wins Grant to Support Watershed Education

    Through a $90,800 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the University of New Orleans' Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences (PIES) will help prepare more than 20 teachers from south Louisiana to become experts on the lower Mississippi River watershed.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

  • UNO Alumnus Pledges $50,000 for UNO-Innsbruck Summer School Scholarships

    UNO Alumnus Pledges $50,000 for UNO-Innsbruck Summer School Scholarships

    University of New Orleans alumnus William Carl Wagner, and his wife, Catherine, have pledged to donate $50,000 to be used as scholarships for UNO students who participate in the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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    New Netherland Institute Launches Digital Exhibit by UNO Faculty Member

    The New Netherland Institute has launched a digital exhibit developed by Andrea Mosterman, assistant professor of history at the University of New Orleans.

    Monday, April 25, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Honors Student Leaders

    University of New Orleans Honors Student Leaders

    Student leaders were honored Wednesday, April 20 at the University of New Orleans during the 31st annual Leadership Recognition Ceremony, hosted by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership and sponsored by the Student Government Association.

    Monday, April 25, 2016

  • Students and Faculty Recognized at 43rd Annual College of Sciences Honors Convocation

    Students and Faculty Recognized at 43rd Annual College of Sciences Honors Convocation

    The University of New Orleans College of Sciences 43rd Annual Honors Convocation took place on Tuesday, April 19 in the Sen. Theodore "Ted" M. Hickey Ballroom at the University Center. The event recognizes students for their academic success, involvement in research and dedication to UNO.

    Friday, April 22, 2016

  • UNO Healthcare Management Professor Honored for Human Rights Work

    UNO Healthcare Management Professor Honored for Human Rights Work

    Donald Zimmerman, a professor of healthcare management at the University of New Orleans, was honored last month by the Nepali Ambassador to the United States for his work on caste-based human rights issues.

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

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    World Premiere of "Pleading 984" Tonight at Nims Theatre

    The University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre presents "Pleading 894," a world premiere play by Kate Bailey, opening tonight, April 21 at the Robert E. Nims Theatre in the Performing Arts Center.

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

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    UNO's Midlo Center Shares a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

    The University of New Orleans Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies is part of a team that earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  • UNO Professor Wins International Prize for Islamic Banking and Finance

    UNO Professor Wins International Prize for Islamic Banking and Finance

    University of New Orleans finance professor M. Kabir Hassan is the winner of the prestigious IDB Prize in Islamic Banking & Finance from the Islamic Development Bank, the development bank of the Muslim world. The prize is awarded for outstanding merit in the fields of Islamic economics, banking and finance.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Dominates Jazz Fest 2016

    University of New Orleans Dominates Jazz Fest 2016

    University of New Orleans students, alumni and faculty will perform more than 70 times for the nearly the half million music fans who are expected to attend the 47th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which opens Friday, April 22 with a performance by the UNO Jazz All-Stars.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  • Melissa Ehlinger Named 2016 College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna

    Melissa Ehlinger Named 2016 College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna

    The University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts announced that Melissa Ehlinger is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award. Ehlinger is a project-based consultant in economic development and urban planning. She holds a master's degree in urban planning from UNO.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

  • UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar

    UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the 27th Annual Dr. Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the New Orleans region on Friday, May 6 on UNO's campus.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

  • Einstein Week 2016 Keynote Speaker Joseph Giaime Set for Thursday, April 21

    Einstein Week 2016 Keynote Speaker Joseph Giaime Set for Thursday, April 21

    Inclement weather forced the rescheduling of Einstein Week's keynote address from Joseph Giaime, who serves as observatory head at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detector in Livingston, Louisiana. Giaime's lecture will take place on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the University Center's Sen. Theodore "Ted" M. Hickey ballroom.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

  • UNO Chemistry Professor Featured in National Science Foundation Online Magazine

    UNO Chemistry Professor Featured in National Science Foundation Online Magazine

    Today the National Science Foundation (NSF) released a video profiling the work of University of New Orleans research professor Matthew Tarr on the impact of sunlight and dispersants on oil spill cleanup. Tarr and his team of researchers are using samples from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to improve computer modeling as part of a three-year $450,000 project funded by NSF.

    Monday, April 18, 2016

  • UNO Imperial Barrel Team Wins Regional for 2nd Straight Year, Advances to International Finals

    UNO Imperial Barrel Team Wins Regional for 2nd Straight Year, Advances to International Finals

    A team of University of New Orleans graduate students won the 2016 Gulf Coast Regional Imperial Barrel Award in Houston, Texas for the second straight year and will advance to the international finals in June.

    Monday, April 18, 2016

  • UNO Graduate Students, Faculty and Community Partners Visit New York for States of Incarceration Conference and Exhibit Launch

    UNO Graduate Students, Faculty and Community Partners Visit New York for States of Incarceration Conference and Exhibit Launch

    Graduate students from the University of New Orleans were joined by faculty members and local community partners as they traveled to New York City to participate in the States of Incarceration National Conference, which was held April 15-16, 2016 at The New School. The conference is part of a national public history project aimed at examining the history and effects of mass incarceration across America.

    Monday, April 18, 2016

  • Recent UNO Graduate to Study in Austria on a Fulbright

    Recent UNO Graduate to Study in Austria on a Fulbright

    Recent University of New Orleans graduate Dallas Rolnick has won a yearlong Fulbright Grant that will allow him to conduct research at the University of Leoben in Austria. Rolnick, who earned a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering in 2015, will be part of a research team that studies tunnel boring machines.

    Friday, April 15, 2016

  • UNO Faculty Member Selected as University of Vienna Visiting Professor

    UNO Faculty Member Selected as University of Vienna Visiting Professor

    The University of Vienna in Austria has selected University of New Orleans education professor Linda Flynn-Wilson to serve as a visiting professor this summer.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

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    $600,000 Gift to Support UNO's Institute for Economic Development & Real Estate Research

    A $600,000 donation from New Orleans real estate executive Robert W. Merrick will help support the University of New Orleans' Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research. The institute, which is a public service division of the College of Business Administration, provides technical assistance and applied research in the areas of economic development and real estate for public, private and nonprofit organizations.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

  • American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Honors UNO Ph.D. Candidate Jennifer Grace with a Dissertation of the Year Award

    American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Honors UNO Ph.D. Candidate Jennifer Grace with a Dissertation of the Year Award

    The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education recently honored University of New Orleans Ph.D. candidate Jennifer Grace with one of its annual awards for dissertation of the year. Her research focuses on rerouting the school to prison pipeline.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

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    In Memoriam: Sociology Professor Susan Mann

    University of New Orleans sociology professor Susan Archer Mann passed away on April 8 in Mandeville, La. after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 65 years old.

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

  • Grammy Award-Winning String Quartet Cuarteto Latinoamericano Closes 2015-16 Season of Musical Excursions

    Grammy Award-Winning String Quartet Cuarteto Latinoamericano Closes 2015-16 Season of Musical Excursions

    The 2015-16 season of Musical Excursions culminates with a performance by Cuarteto Latinoamericano on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of UNO's Performing Arts Center.

    Friday, April 8, 2016

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    BBC Newshour Extra to Examine the Future of Feminism in Live Audience News Discussion on UNO Campus

    New Orleans Public Radio invites the public to join BBC World Service Newshour host Owen Bennett-Jones and a panel of guests at the Nims Theatre on the UNO Campus in New Orleans on Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm, to discuss what feminism means in the 21st century. The discussion will be recorded for worldwide broadcast on Newshour Extra, the World Service weekly program that offers in-depth analysis and reporting on a story or trend of importance to the BBC's audiences around the world.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016

  • UNO Survey Research Center Releases 2016 Quality of Life Survey

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases 2016 Quality of Life Survey

    There are lower levels of satisfaction in New Orleans than three years ago, while levels in Jefferson Parish remain stable, according to the 2016 Quality of Life Survey conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center.

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016

  • UNO Wins $100,000 High-Performance Computing Cluster

    UNO Wins $100,000 High-Performance Computing Cluster

    The University of New Orleans is one of two universities to win the 5th annual Research Cluster Grant from Silicon Mechanics, a leading provider of servers, storage and high-performance computing solutions to the world's most innovative organizations. UNO and the University of California, Merced will each receive a high-performance computing cluster with the latest high-performance processing technologies, valued at more than $100,000, to be used in future research projects.

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016

  • UNO Professor to Moderate Civil War Panel at Literary Festival

    UNO Professor to Moderate Civil War Panel at Literary Festival

    University of New Orleans history professor Mary Niall Mitchell will serve as moderator for a panel discussion entitled "Storytelling, Memory, and the Civil War" as part of the 2016 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

    Friday, April 1, 2016

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    UNO to Hold First Michael Mizell-Nelson Public History Lecture

    The University of New Orleans will hold the first in a series of public history lectures in memory of historian Michael Mizell-Nelson, who died of cancer in December 2014 at the age of 49.

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

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    UNO Accounting Professor Wins National Education Award

    University of New Orleans accounting professor Philip Harmelink has been selected as the 2016 Business Professional of the Year in the education category by Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor organization for financial information.

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

  • UNO-St. Claude Gallery April Exhibit Features Two Master of Fine Arts Thesis Projects

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery April Exhibit Features Two Master of Fine Arts Thesis Projects

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery will present two exhibitions concurrently in the month of April.

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

  • Job Fair Brings Fortune 500 Companies to UNO Students

    Job Fair Brings Fortune 500 Companies to UNO Students

    The University of New Orleans Office of Career Services hosted a job fair that brought 86 employers--many of them representing Fortune 500 companies--to the Sen. Theodore M. "Ted" Hickey Ballroom of the University Center on March 10 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Alongside major players like State Farm and Marriott International were smaller, locally owned businesses like the sweet shop Sucré and Boh Brothers contractors.

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

  • UNO's National Model United Nations Team Marks Six Years of Award-Winning Performances

    UNO's National Model United Nations Team Marks Six Years of Award-Winning Performances

    The University of New Orleans Model United Nations Delegation returned this week from the National MUN Conference in New York where its representation of the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand earned four awards, including a Distinguished Delegation Award, two Outstanding Position Paper Awards and one Outstanding Delegation in Committee Award.

    Monday, March 28, 2016

  • New Orleans CityBusiness Highlights Nine UNO Alumni Working in Health Care

    New Orleans CityBusiness Highlights Nine UNO Alumni Working in Health Care

    In its recently released annual health care supplement, New Orleans CityBusiness highlighted nine University of New Orleans alumni who hold senior positions in some of the region's best known health care facilities.

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

  • UNO Student Engineers Were Outstanding While Out Standing in the Swamp at McNeese Competition

    UNO Student Engineers Were Outstanding While Out Standing in the Swamp at McNeese Competition

    Nine engineering students from the University of New Orleans attended the 2016 Deep South Regional Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and placed in six different competitions, with second and third place overall finishes in two major events.

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

  • UNO Music Professor’s Composition To Be Premiered at Carnegie Hall

    UNO Music Professor's Composition To Be Premiered at Carnegie Hall

    A composition by University of New Orleans music professor Yotam Haber will be performed by the Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 2, marking the world premiere of the work. Haber's "break_break_break" was commissioned jointly by the Kronos Quartet and Carnegie Hall, as part of its 125 Commissions Project.

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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    Academy Award-Winning Producer Landau to Serve as UNO Commencement Speaker

    Academy Award-winning producer Jon Landau will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' spring 2016 graduation.

    Monday, March 21, 2016

  • UNO Among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Grad Schools for Public Affairs and Psychology

    UNO Among U.S. News & World Report's Best Grad Schools for Public Affairs and Psychology

    The University of New Orleans is among the nation's best graduate schools for public affairs and psychology, according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

    Friday, March 18, 2016

  • Survey Research Center Releases Poll on State Budget Situation

    Survey Research Center Releases Poll on State Budget Situation

    The University of New Orleans' Survey Research Center conducted an automated telephone survey of registered Louisiana voters to analyze the public's perception of the state's current budget situation and to learn who residents believe is responsible. The poll, which was taken on March 13, also gauged the favorability rankings of the governor and the state legislature, as well as partisan preferences in the upcoming U.S. Senate election.

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

  • UNO Professor Receives Prestigious Recognition

    UNO Professor Receives Prestigious Recognition

    A prominent financial journal has recognized a paper co-authored by Tarun Mukherjee, professor of economics and finance at the University of New Orleans, as one of two outstanding articles published in 2015.

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

  • UL System Approves Merger of College of Liberal Arts and College of Education & Human Development

    UL System Approves Merger of College of Liberal Arts and College of Education & Human Development

    The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors approved a proposal that will merge the University of New Orleans' College of Liberal Arts with the College of Education and Human Development.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • UL System Board Names Nicklow Next UNO President

    UL System Board Names Nicklow Next UNO President

    The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System today named John Nicklow president of the University of New Orleans. Nicklow is the University's provost and vice president of academic affairs.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Major Physics Players Gravitate Toward UNO for Einstein Week

    Major Physics Players Gravitate Toward UNO for Einstein Week

    The University of New Orleans Department of Physics has announced that its keynote speaker for Einstein Week 2016 will be Joseph Giaime, who serves as observatory head at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detector in Livingston, Louisiana.

    Monday, March 14, 2016

  • UNO Is Among Nation’s Best Risk-Reward Schools for College Students

    UNO Is Among Nation's Best Risk-Reward Schools for College Students

    LendEDU, a national marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance, has ranked the University of New Orleans in the top 100 institutions in the nation for Best Risk-Reward for College Students.

    Monday, March 14, 2016

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    UNO Professor Wins Theatre Education Award

    David Hoover, the chair of the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre, has won the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Prize for Teaching Innovation.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

  • In Memoriam

    In Memoriam: Longtime UNO History Professor Jack O'Connor

    John T. "Jack" O'Connor, who spent more than three decades as a history professor at the University of New Orleans, died on Feb. 17, 11 months after he was diagnosed with leukemia.

    Monday, March 7, 2016

  • UNO’s Survey Research Center Marks 30th Anniversary

    UNO's Survey Research Center Marks 30th Anniversary

    The University of New Orleans' Survey Research Center (SRC), which has earned a national reputation for conducting reliable independent research, is marking its 30th year in existence.

    Monday, March 7, 2016

  • New Orleans City Council Recognizes UNO-CHART for Milestone Achievement

    New Orleans City Council Recognizes UNO-CHART for Milestone Achievement

    During its regular meeting on Thursday, March 3 the Council recognized the University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) for its role in producing more than 100 student researchers with knowledge and experience in a field that is so critical to the city.

    Friday, March 4, 2016

  • Survey Research Center Releases Results of Republican Presidential Primary Survey

    Survey Research Center Releases Results of Republican Presidential Primary Survey

    The University of New Orleans’ Survey Research Center conducted an automated telephone survey of active registered Republican voters in Louisiana on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

    Friday, March 4, 2016

  • University Holds 4th Annual InnovateUNO

    University Holds 4th Annual InnovateUNO

    Dozens of University of New Orleans students participated in the fourth annual InnovateUNO, the University's juried undergraduate research, scholarship and creative showcase.

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

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    NYU Scholar to Speak at UNO on Friday As Part of Distinguished Lectures in Musicology Series

    Brigid Cohen of New York University presents the second lecture in the University of New Orleans Distinguished Lectures in Musicology series on Friday, March 4, 2016.

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

  • UNO Press Issues First English Translation of Biographical Play about Catholic Martyr Franz Jägerstätter

    UNO Press Issues First English Translation of Biographical Play about Catholic Martyr Franz Jägerstätter

    UNO Press has released an English language translation of "Jägerstätter," a drama following the life of a Catholic martyr whose conscientious objection to the Third Reich led to his 2007 beatification. The tragic play examines the conditions surrounding Franz Jägerstätter's martyrdom and issues in society of annexed Austria. Originally authored by leading Austrian playwright Felix Mitterer, the new English translation is the work of professors Gregor Thuswaldner and Robert Dassanowsky. This publication is part of a series of volumes from UNO Press edited by Günter Bischof, Marshall Plan professor of history and director of CenterAustria at the University of New Orleans.

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

  • Entergy Funds New Engineering Lab at the University of New Orleans

    Entergy Funds New Engineering Lab at the University of New Orleans

    Entergy's transmission business unit is donating $100,000 to the University of New Orleans to enhance what electrical engineering students learn in the classroom. The gift is being presented in honor of National Engineers Week (Feb. 21-27), an annual observance created to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators and parents.

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

  •  Jazz at the Sandbar Spring 2016 Lineup Announced

    Jazz at the Sandbar Spring 2016 Lineup Announced

    The University of New Orleans Jazz Studies Program has announced a schedule of distinguished musicians who will appear in the spring 2016 lineup of the Jazz at the Sandbar series.

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

  • UNO-St. Claude Gallery Presents Generic Art Solutions’ “10,000 RPM’s”

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Presents Generic Art Solutions' "10,000 RPM's"

    The University of New Orleans- St. Claude Gallery has announced the opening of "10,000 RPM's," an exhibition of new work by Generic Art Solutions, the collaborative artistic duo of UNO Artist in Residence Tony Campbell and UNO MFA alumnus Matt Vis.

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

  • UNO Biologist Gets Federal Grant for Sustainable Oyster Harvest Research

    UNO Biologist Gets Federal Grant for Sustainable Oyster Harvest Research

    A University of New Orleans researcher has been awarded a two-year $40,000 grant by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to fund a project on sustainable oyster harvests. Thomas Soniat, a professor of research in the biological sciences department, will analyze data on oyster growth and natural mortality.

    Monday, February 22, 2016

  • Committee Chooses Two Finalists for UNO Presidency

    Committee Chooses Two Finalists for UNO Presidency

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee today selected two finalists, Andrew Kopplin and John Nicklow, to present to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. The Board will meet Feb. 23 in Baton Rouge to interview the finalists and select UNO's eighth leader.

    Friday, February 19, 2016

  • Musical Excursion Series Brings UK’s Red Priest to the University of New Orleans

    Musical Excursion Series Brings UK's Red Priest to the University of New Orleans

    UK-based Baroque ensemble Red Priest will perform at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Musical Excursions concert series.

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

  • UNO Professor Receives Academy of Economics and Finance Teaching Fellow Award

    UNO Professor Receives Academy of Economics and Finance Teaching Fellow Award

    University of New Orleans professor M. Kabir Hassan was named the 2016 Academy of Economics and Finance Teaching Fellow at the group's annual meeting in Pensacola, Fla. on Feb. 12.

    Monday, February 15, 2016

  • UNO Retains Carnegie Status as Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity

    UNO Retains Carnegie Status as Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity

    The University of New Orleans retained its status as a doctoral university with higher research activity, as determined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education for its 2015 update. UNO is one of only two Louisiana universities in this classification, which is the second highest Carnegie status that can be achieved.

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • How Did You Find #UNOLove? Share Your Stories and Photos With Us

    How Did You Find #UNOLove? Share Your Stories and Photos With Us

    In preparation for Valentine's Day, we asked for your stories about UNO's role in your own romantic life. Here are a few we got from people who met and, surprise, fell in love--sometimes in spite of their strongest intentions not to. Enjoy these snapshots of Privateer connections and then share your own. Help us celebrate #UNOLove in honor of this Valentine's Day by logging on to UNO's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/UniversityOfNewOrleans, and sharing your photos and stories of how you met your significant other at UNO. On Instagram, use #UNOLove and also share with us on Facebook.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • UNO Professor Gets Grant to Study Marsh Resilience Amid Sea Level Rise

    UNO Professor Gets Grant to Study Marsh Resilience Amid Sea Level Rise

    A University of New Orleans professor will use a two-year $88,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation to examine the resilience of marshes. Ioannis Georgiou, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, and his collaborators are studying how marshes respond to climate change and their future sustainability in light of continued sea level rise.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Less Choppy Chopper Rides: Professor Gets Grant to Study Helicopter Vibration Control

    Less Choppy Chopper Rides: Professor Gets Grant to Study Helicopter Vibration Control

    A University of New Orleans mechanical engineering professor has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to develop a system that will reduce the vibration of a helicopter's blade. Uttam Chakravarty, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, said less vibration will improve passenger comfort, decrease maintenance costs and extend the life of the helicopter.

    Friday, January 29, 2016

  • In Memoriam: Longtime UNO Librarian Marie Elizabeth Windell

    In Memoriam: Longtime UNO Librarian Marie Elizabeth Windell

    Former longtime University of New Orleans librarian Marie Elizabeth Windell died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in St. Joseph, Mo. She was 96. A Missouri native, Windell came to New Orleans with her husband of 37 years, George Windell, the UNO history department's first coordinator of graduate studies, in 1969. She served as an adjunct instructor of French history in the early 1970s before joining UNO's library staff in 1979 following her husband's death. In her work with UNO's library, Windell was responsible for conserving and making accessible the archives of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, which was given to the University.

    Friday, January 29, 2016

  • Committee Chooses Five Semifinalists for UNO Presidency

    Committee Chooses Five Semifinalists for UNO Presidency

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee today selected five semifinalists to interview next month for the school's top post.

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

  • UNO Receives Federal Grant to Improve Evacuation Planning for City of New Orleans

    UNO Receives Federal Grant to Improve Evacuation Planning for City of New Orleans

    The University of New Orleans has received a two-year $260,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration to help the City of New Orleans and Regional Transit Authority (RTA) improve their evacuation planning. Researchers with UNO's Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) will make recommendations on how the city's vulnerable residents should be evacuated during emergencies and disasters. UNO-CHART is an applied social science hazards research center that collaborates with Louisiana communities.

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

  • University Mourns Death of Physics Professor George Ioup

    University Mourns Death of Physics Professor George Ioup

    George Ioup, whose service to the University of New Orleans spanned nearly a half century, died on Jan. 20, 2016 at the age of 76 after a valiant fight with gastric cancer. Ioup, a university research professor emeritus of physics, was a prolific researcher, a dedicated teacher and an academic innovator. He is survived by his wife and research colleague of 51 years, Juliette Ioup, a fellow professor in UNO's Department of Physics.

    Friday, January 22, 2016

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Gives $250,000 Grant to Coalition That Includes UNO

    National Endowment for the Humanities Gives $250,000 Grant to Coalition That Includes UNO

    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a $250,000 grant to The New School's Humanities Action Lab (HAL), a coalition of 20 universities, including the University of New Orleans, collaborating to produce student- and community-curated public projects on pressing social issues.

    Friday, January 22, 2016

  • UNO Guest Lecture Digs into Bydgoszcz, Poland, Where Archaeological Discoveries Provide a Glimpse into 18th Century Life

    UNO Guest Lecture Digs into Bydgoszcz, Poland, Where Archaeological Discoveries Provide a Glimpse into 18th Century Life

    Join archaeologists Ania and Wojtek Siwiak on Thursday, Jan. 28, as they discuss the extensive archaeological remains discovered in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in a public lecture sponsored by the University of New Orleans Department of Anthropology in cooperation with UNO's Center Austria.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

  • Lisa Verner Named New Director of UNO Women’s Center

    Lisa Verner Named New Director of UNO Women's Center

    English instructor Lisa Verner has been named the new director of the University of New Orleans Women's Center. Verner, who has served as an honors faculty member and academic director of various study abroad programs, has taught a number of women and gender studies courses over the past 14 years. She succeeds Beth Blankenship, who recently became the coordinator of the Center for Teaching Innovation.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

  • Making a Difference: Eight UNO Students to be Selected for New $500 Service Learning Scholarship

    Making a Difference: Eight UNO Students to be Selected for New $500 Service Learning Scholarship

    University of New Orleans' Office of Service Learning is accepting student applications for its new Privateer Service Learning Corps Program. Eight students will be selected to receive $500 scholarships in exchange for 30 hours of engaged service related to a particular issue of interest to them.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

  • New UNO Research Center Lands Navy Grant Worth Nearly $1 Million

    New UNO Research Center Lands Navy Grant Worth Nearly $1 Million

    The newly established Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics at the University of New Orleans has landed a Naval Research Laboratory grant worth nearly $1 million. The money will allow UNO researchers to investigate new high-performance techniques to mine and visualize large-scale data collected by the Navy, such as meteorological, oceanographic and open source intelligence information.

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

  • UNO Mourns the Death of John Altazan, Founding Dean of the UNO College of Business Administration

    UNO Mourns the Death of John Altazan, Founding Dean of the UNO College of Business Administration

    John Altazan, founding dean of University of New Orleans' College of Business Administration, died Sunday, Jan. 10, at the age of 89. Altazan had a pioneering influence over the College of Business Administration, leading the first effort to obtain national accreditation and hiring the faculty who would be the program's earliest architects. But Altazan's main legacy, according to those who knew him, will always be the incredible and often life-changing influence he had on students.

    Thursday, January 14, 2016

  • UNO Lab Receives Funding, Scholarships and Data to Support Sea Level Rise Research

    UNO Lab Receives Funding, Scholarships and Data to Support Sea Level Rise Research

    The University of New Orleans' Coastal Research Laboratory has received research funding, scholarship money and data from several companies and professional societies affiliated with the oil and gas industry. The donations will be applied to research projects, under an initiative of the New Orleans Geological Society, to study the impacts of relative sea level rise on Louisiana's coast.

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • The Science of Sea Lions: UNO to Host Seminar on the Animals’ High-Performance Moves

    The Science of Sea Lions: UNO to Host Seminar on the Animals' High-Performance Moves

    Ever watch a sea lion glide through water, turning and flipping with effortless speed and stops? Megan Leftwich, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at George Washington University, has spent countless hours studying the way the California sea lion moves, searching for information about how the structure of its foreflippers contributes to its unusual hydrodynamics. On Jan. 20, Leftwich will visit University of New Orleans to share some of her work and findings during a seminar sponsored by the University of New Orleans's College of Engineering and Department of Physics. The talk will be held at 3 p.m. in the UNO Engineering Auditorium, EN 101. It is free and open to the public.

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • UNO Computer Science Students Turn to GE in Effort to Create Networking, Job Shadowing Opportunities for Women

    UNO Computer Science Students Turn to GE in Effort to Create Networking, Job Shadowing Opportunities for Women

    GE Capital last week hosted members of University of New Orleans' new Association of Computing Machinery-Women Chapter onsite, treating them to a tour and information about the work that unfolds in the company's Technology Center in New Orleans. Founded in the fall, the Association of Computing Machinery-Women Chapter seeks to provide professional, academic and social support to women who are interested in pursuing studies and careers in information technology.

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • UNO Students Explore New Orleans’ History of Incarceration in U.S. Mint Exhibit

    UNO Students Explore New Orleans' History of Incarceration in U.S. Mint Exhibit

    Each year, New Orleans historian Charles Chamberlain requires his graduate history students at the University of New Orleans create an historical exhibit for public viewing. This year, it brought 10 students inside the history of incarceration in New Orleans. Think local jails, federal prisons, slave pens, immigration quarantine and incarceration resistance, which means famous jail breaks and infamous jail break-ins in which inmates were kidnapped and publicly lynched. Students' work was on display at the Old U.S. Mint Dec. 11 and 12 in conjunction with a symposium being held that weekend on the history of Storyville.

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

  • Former UNO Intensive English Language Program Student Named Finalist for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize

    Former UNO Intensive English Language Program Student Named Finalist for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize

    Five years ago, Colombian teacher Katerine Franco Cardenas traveled to the United States to study English at the University of New Orleans. When the University and the Centro Colombo Americano offered her nine months of English language instruction in Medellin followed by a two-month, all-expense paid training session at UNO's Intensive English Language Program (IELP) in New Orleans, Franco Cardenas says, it changed her life. Now, Franco Cardenas, a primary school teacher who teaches information and communications technology in Medellin, has been named one of 50 international finalists for the Global Teacher Prize, an honor that comes with $1 million to one outstanding teacher to be named in March.

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • UNO Announces Center for Teaching Innovation

    UNO Announces Center for Teaching Innovation

    The University of New Orleans announces the creation of the Center for Teaching Innovation, a faculty resource center that will promote new teaching methods that support the learning styles of the modern college student. The center, which opened this week, is coordinated by Beth Blankenship and is housed on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building. It will move to its permanent home in the Earl K. Long Library once the fourth floor renovations are completed.

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • UNO Community Mourns the Death of Adrian Péré, Director of Counseling Services

    UNO Community Mourns the Death of Adrian Péré, Director of Counseling Services

    Adrian Péré, director of counseling services for the University of New Orleans, died Sunday Jan. 3. Known for his kind manner and devotion to serving students, staff and faculty in times of need and crisis, Péré leaves behind a community of colleagues and clients who say he made a quiet, indelible mark on an untold number of lives through his work at UNO.

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

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    UNO-St. Claude Hosts Exhibit by UNO Alumnus Dan Tague Jan. 9 to Feb. 7

    Dan Tague, an artist whose work includes sculpture, video, performance, photography and more, presents his "Sedate Maneuvers" exhibition at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery beginning Jan. 9 and running through Feb. 7.

    Monday, January 4, 2016

  • Leadership Retreat Empowers UNO Students to Get Involved, Strengthen Skills

    Leadership Retreat Empowers UNO Students to Get Involved, Strengthen Skills

    Michael Merwin arrived at University of New Orleans as a freshman from Florida knowing no one. It wasn't until his second semester that he decided it might benefit him to start getting involved in some of the 130 student organizations UNO has to offer. His delay didn't make the transition easy, he says.

    Monday, January 4, 2016