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  • In Memoriam: Longtime Accounting Professor Joseph Razek

    In Memoriam: Longtime Accounting Professor Joseph Razek

    Joseph Robert Razek, who taught accounting at the University of New Orleans for more than 25 years, died on April 17 in Georgetown, Texas. He was 78. Razek joined the University of New Orleans in 1977 as an associate professor and was promoted to professor seven years later. Originally from Landsdowne, Penn., he received his bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, an MBA from University of Michigan and a doctorate from the University of Illinois. Razek also served in the U.S. Air Force. Philip Harmelink, chair of the Department of Accounting, recalled Razek as "a very dedicated accounting teacher and faculty member."

    Monday, May 21, 2018

  • In Memoriam: University of New Orleans Jazz Pioneer Charles Blancq III

    In Memoriam: University of New Orleans Jazz Pioneer Charles Blancq III

    Charles Clement Blancq III, a devoted jazz musician, historian and professor who taught at the University of New Orleans for 38 years, died May 7 in New Orleans. He was 77. Blancq joined the University of New Orleans in 1970 and, according to professor Steve Masakowski, became the first faculty member to teach jazz in the Department of Music, setting the stage for the establishment of the University's renowned jazz program. Blancq had a strong conviction that New Orleans jazz was something to be preserved and taught to future generations. In a 1974 article in The Times-Picayune, he reflected on the role universities play in helping "serious jazz musicians" learn their trade.

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Professor Wins Grant to Support Research on Philosophy of Criminal Justice Reform

    University of New Orleans Professor Wins Grant to Support Research on Philosophy of Criminal Justice Reform

    Chris W. Surprenant, associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Orleans, has been awarded $47,000 from the Louisiana Board of Regents through its Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) program. The award will support the completion of a forthcoming book examining the role financial incentives have played in criminal justice and outlining what Surprenant believes are the critical first steps toward meaningful reform.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

  • Google’s Sabrina Farmer to University of New Orleans Class of 2018: ‘Know your own truth’

    Google's Sabrina Farmer to University of New Orleans Class of 2018: 'Know your own truth'

    Twenty-three years ago, Google engineer Sabrina Farmer walked into the UNO Lakefront Arena wearing her commencement cap and gown with one memorable life goal: to make twice her mother's salary. When Farmer received her degree in computer science from the University of New Orleans that day, she became the first woman in her family to graduate from college. Farmer had been raised one of four girls in a single-income household in Marrero, La. Her mother worked paycheck-to-paycheck. Success, she thought, would be making enough to live in an apartment where she would be able to follow her own rules. Within a year of her graduation, Farmer accepted a job in Silicon Valley that paid twice her mother's salary. "Clearly, I met my expectations," Farmer said Friday, delivering the commencement address to more than 900 University of New Orleans graduates and their loved ones. "But, also, clearly, I underestimated myself."

    Monday, May 14, 2018

  • Graduate Profile: Chemistry Standout Alana Dixon Took a Circuitous Path to Finding Her Passion

    Graduate Profile: Chemistry Standout Alana Dixon Took a Circuitous Path to Finding Her Passion

    Alana Dixon changed her major five times and transferred universities twice before she discovered exactly what she wanted to study (chemistry) and where (the University of New Orleans). But as this 22-year-old New Orleans native prepares to graduate today with a bachelor of science degree and heads for doctoral study at the University of California-Santa Barbara in the fall, she says she wouldn't trade the circuitous path she's taken to get here.

    Friday, May 11, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Receives Healthy Business Award from Jefferson Chamber for New Workplace Wellness Program

    University of New Orleans Receives Healthy Business Award from Jefferson Chamber for New Workplace Wellness Program

    The University of New Orleans received a Healthy Business Award from the Jefferson Chamber during the economic development organization's Business Leadership Awards luncheon held Wednesday, May 9 at the Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel.

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

  • Graduate Profile: With Determination and Grit, Cordell Williams Sets the Stage for a Career in Hospitality Administration

    Graduate Profile: With Determination and Grit, Cordell Williams Sets the Stage for a Career in Hospitality Administration

    Cordell Williams graduates from the University of New Orleans Friday with a job in hand. As one would expect, he's thrilled. Among the reasons: It will mean he can take a little break. Emphasis on the word "little." For the past four years, this hotel, restaurant and tourism administration major has worked two jobs while navigating life as a college student in the city where he was born. When Williams crosses the stage at the UNO Lakefront Arena, he will be the first from his immediate family to graduate from college. "The University of New Orleans has helped shape my vision of my future and what exactly I want to do," Williams said.

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

  • Student and Faculty Member from University of New Orleans Counselor Education Program Receive Awards From Major Professional Organizations

    Student and Faculty Member from University of New Orleans Counselor Education Program Receive Awards From Major Professional Organizations

    Two prominent professional counseling organizations have recognized and awarded a student and faculty member from the University of New Orleans counselor education master's degree program.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  • Silver & Blue Magazine Celebrates 60 Years of the University of New Orleans ‘By the Numbers’

    Silver & Blue Magazine Celebrates 60 Years of the University of New Orleans 'By the Numbers'

    This year marks 60 years of the University of New Orleans. The spring 2018 issue of Silver & Blue magazine--the University's publication for alumni, students and friends--celebrates this anniversary by looking back at some of the trajectory-shaping numbers that have made New Orleans' only public research university a place where people come together to put their ideas into action.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Department of English and Foreign Languages Awarded $613K to Enhance Online Instruction and Expand Course Offerings

    University of New Orleans Department of English and Foreign Languages Awarded $613K to Enhance Online Instruction and Expand Course Offerings

    The University of New Orleans Department of English and Foreign Languages has been awarded $613,000 to revolutionize the way it delivers digital content for online courses while also expanding instruction in professional writing. Funding for the five-year comprehensive enhancement project comes from the Louisiana Board of Regents.

    Monday, May 7, 2018

  • Seven University of New Orleans Students Named UNCF Koch Scholars, Receive Scholarships Totaling $140,000

    Seven University of New Orleans Students Named UNCF Koch Scholars, Receive Scholarships Totaling $140,000

    Seven University of New Orleans students have been awarded $20,000 scholarships through the United Negro College Fund's Koch Scholars program. Dominique Scott, Marvin Kador Jr., Garret McNally, Destiny Porter, Kayla Daigle, James Compton V and Kholbey Reid, all of whom entered the University as freshmen during the 2017-18 academic year, receive $5,000 per year for four years. The highly competitive program supports African-American college students who are interested in entrepreneurship, innovation and economics.

    Friday, May 4, 2018

  • Krishnaswami, Steeby, Bates and Hansen Win Faculty Excellence Awards at the University of New Orleans

    Krishnaswami, Steeby, Bates and Hansen Win Faculty Excellence Awards at the University of New Orleans

    Sudha Krishnaswami's finance classes are so incredible, she has been known to convert non-finance majors to embrace, love and major in the subject. Elizabeth Steeby and Randy Bates propelled their work as professors of literature and writing to launch an ongoing service learning project that brings student teachers into New Orleans' jail every week to teach literacy and creative writing to female inmates. Erik Hansen is known to be a talented screenwriting instructor, but his colleagues say his phenomenal commitment to student development underpins that work. His mentorship gives students confidence to teach, write, fail and improve. University of New Orleans Provost Mahyar Amouzegar on April 24 honored these four outstanding faculty members with the institution's inaugural Faculty Excellence Awards.

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018

  • Mark Slessinger Named University of New Orleans Employee of the Year

    Mark Slessinger Named University of New Orleans Employee of the Year

    Privateers Head Basketball Coach Mark Slessinger has been named the University of New Orleans 2017 Service with Jazz Employee of the Year. The award is given annually to one person who demonstrates strong characteristics in work ethic, customer service, commitment, loyalty and motivation. Slessinger, who joined the University in June of 2011, lead the men's basketball team to a conference championship in the spring of 2017, making UNO the only Louisiana school to participate in March Madness. He is a tireless champion for all things Privateer and has become known as much for his coaching as his commitment to mentorship and volunteerism.

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

  • GE Digital and the University of New Orleans Mark Four Years Leading an Award-Winning Computer Science Apprenticeship Program

    GE Digital and the University of New Orleans Mark Four Years Leading an Award-Winning Computer Science Apprenticeship Program

    GE Digital and the University of New Orleans are celebrating four years of leading an award-winning, student-centered program that gives computer science students the hands-on professional experience they need to launch successful careers. Founded in 2014, the Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program--better known as SWEAP--has already transitioned more than 40 University of New Orleans computer science majors from working as apprentices at GE Digital to joining the company as full-time software engineers. The program, which was a silver winner in the 2017 International Economic Development Council's Excellence in Economic Development Awards, gives students the opportunity to access career tracks in business intelligence, user experience, software engineering and security.

    Monday, April 30, 2018

  • Alumnus Langston Williams’ Thesis Film on Police Brutality Chosen for Cannes Film Festival Screening May 17

    Alumnus Langston Williams' Thesis Film on Police Brutality Chosen for Cannes Film Festival Screening May 17

    Langston Williams didn't start off with a plan to make a social commentary as his master's thesis film at the University of New Orleans. But the summer after Williams finished writing the screenplay for a horror short, a 37-year-old named Alton Sterling was shot by police officers in Baton Rouge. Williams discovered then that he had an entirely different screenplay in him - one about race, police brutality and the media. "The story almost wrote itself," said Williams (M.F.A.,'17). Now, Williams' 25-minute short film, "Stay Woke," is racking up honors on the film festival circuit and, most impressively, has being invited to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner on May 17, a first for a student film made through UNO's Department of Film & Theatre program.

    Friday, April 27, 2018

  • University of New Orleans' Midlo Center Shares 'Your Story Our Story' Public History Project Throughout Jazz Fest

    University of New Orleans' Midlo Center Shares 'Your Story Our Story' Public History Project Throughout Jazz Fest

    "Your Story, Our Story" is a digital project by the Tenement Museum in New York that is partnering with The Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies to collect family stories from the public about immigration and migration through objects, photographs and other personal items. The project will be on display throughout the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 27-May 6, inside the Cultural Pavillion. Here, visitors will be able to interact with the stories through a large touchscreen monitor. Students from the University of New Orleans Department of History will staff the booth throughout the event and will be able to answer questions from visitors who may be interested in sharing their own stories and artifacts with the site, which anyone is welcome to access online.

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

  • Academic Summit Highlights Student Work from Nine University of Louisiana System Institutions

    Academic Summit Highlights Student Work from Nine University of Louisiana System Institutions

    Over the course of two days, about 200 undergraduate students from nine Louisiana universities performed, exhibited, talked and presented the research and scholarly work they've been immersed in through their studies at University of Louisiana System institutions. Hosted for the first time by the University of New Orleans, the 7th Annual Academic Summit also brought together faculty and students who use their studies as a means to give back to their communities through service learning.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • Dedicated to Home and Family: Alumnus Chris Maurer Expresses Gratitude with Lasting Gift

    Dedicated to Home and Family: Alumnus Chris Maurer Expresses Gratitude with Lasting Gift

    Chris Maurer, chief executive officer of the UNO Federal Credit Union since 2006, became a Legacy donor to honor his parents and his alma mater.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

  • New Orleans CityBusiness Highlights Nine University of New Orleans Alumni Working in Health Care

    New Orleans CityBusiness Highlights Nine University of New Orleans Alumni Working in Health Care

    In its annual heath 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, April 17, 2018

  • The University of New Orleans Offers Paid Summer Professional Development Opportunity to Teachers of Math and Science

    The University of New Orleans Offers Paid Summer Professional Development Opportunity to Teachers of Math and Science

    Are you a Louisiana teacher seeking a great summer professional development in the areas of math and science?Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy, Ivan Gill and Thomas Wright, faculty members in the University of New Orleans Department of Education and Human Development, invite you to one of two 10-day math and science institutes this June.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Students Dominate Regional Robotics Competition

    University of New Orleans Students Dominate Regional Robotics Competition

    Teams made up of students from the University of New Orleans swept first, second and third place at an annual robotics competition hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The competition took place April 6-8 in Austin, Texas during the IEEE Region 5 annual meeting.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  • Greater New Orleans Writing Project: Training Classroom Teachers for 40 Years

    Greater New Orleans Writing Project: Training Classroom Teachers for 40 Years

    The Greater New Orleans Writing Project, housed in the University of New Orleans English Department, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this summer with its 2018 Invitational Summer Institute. The 40th annual Summer Institute is a two-part, six-hour graduate level course open to teachers of all grades and subjects. The professional development experience will give both new and experienced teachers the opportunity to research and develop best practices in the teaching of writing while developing better strategies for incorporating writing into their classroom instruction.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Team Shines at Geology Competition

    University of New Orleans Team Shines at Geology Competition

    A team of University of New Orleans students placed second in the 2018 Gulf Coast Regional Imperial Barrel Competition, which was held March 22-23 at The Woodlands, Texas headquarters of energy company Anadarko, an event sponsor.

    Monday, April 16, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Model UN Delegation Gives an Award-Winning Showing for Eighth-Straight Year

    University of New Orleans Model UN Delegation Gives an Award-Winning Showing for Eighth-Straight Year

    Eighteen University of New Orleans students headed to New York City in March to serve as delegates at the National Model United Nations conference. Representing the West African country known as the Republic of The Gambia, the students spent five full days immersed in discussion of global issues, including international migration, cybersecurity, sexual exploitation, pollution and marine life, instability on the Horn of Africa and halting the use of chemical weapons. Fueled sometimes by pizza and granola bars, the students kept a schedule that had them going from morning until night. As in past years, their work stood apart. The team won a "Distinguished Delegation" award, given to only 36 delegations out of approximately 200 total participating and considered the second highest honor awarded at the event.

    Friday, April 13, 2018

  • Two New Exhibits to Open at UNO-St. Claude Gallery

    Two New Exhibits to Open at UNO-St. Claude Gallery

    Two new exhibitions from University of New Orleans fine arts graduate students Ruth Owens and Natalie Woodlock will open at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery with a reception on Saturday, April 14 from 6-9 p.m.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

  • Theatre UNO Closes Season With Two Productions of Henrik Ibsen Classics

    Theatre UNO Closes Season With Two Productions of Henrik Ibsen Classics

    Theatre UNO, the theatre production arm of the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre, closes its 2017-18 season with performances of two Henrik Ibsen plays featuring female lead characters who were both scandalous in their day. "A Doll's House" and "Hedda Gabbler" will be performed April 12-29 in repertory, or by the same group of artists during the same time period, at the Robert E. Nims Theatre inside the Performing Arts Center on the University of New Orleans campus.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

  • In Memoriam: Professor Arnold R. Hirsch’s Scholarship Leaves Enduring Legacy

    In Memoriam: Professor Arnold R. Hirsch's Scholarship Leaves Enduring Legacy

    Arnold R. Hirsch, a University of New Orleans history professor for 31 years, passed away on March 18 at age 69.

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

  • Google Engineer and University of New Orleans Alumna Sabrina Farmer to Serve as Spring Commencement Speaker

    Google Engineer and University of New Orleans Alumna Sabrina Farmer to Serve as Spring Commencement Speaker

    Google engineer and University of New Orleans alumna Sabrina Farmer will serve as the principal speaker at the University's spring commencement on May 11, 2018.

    Monday, April 2, 2018

  • Student Orientation Sessions Give Incoming Students an 'In' on Success

    Student Orientation Sessions Give Incoming Students an 'In' on Success

    The University of New Orleans is gearing up for the fall 2018 semester by hosting a series of freshman, transfer and new student orientations designed to give incoming students the edge they need to start the year off with success. Here's everything students and parents need to know to decide what orientation is right for you.

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Launches Website Redesign With Future Student in Mind

    University of New Orleans Launches Website Redesign With Future Student in Mind

    The University of New Orleans on Wednesday launched a redesigned website that is as vibrant as the community it serves. Using images and information that authentically convey the experience of being a part of UNO, the new website includes a number of features that will make it easier for future students and other key constituents to explore their potential at New Orleans' only public research university.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Introduces Master’s Degree in Finance

    University of New Orleans Introduces Master's Degree in Finance

    Starting in the fall 2018 semester, the University of New Orleans will offer a master of science degree in finance.

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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    New Endowment Honors Memory of Distinguished Physics Professor George E. Ioup

    A new $50,000 endowment has been established to honor the memory of George Ioup, who spent more than 45 years as a researcher and professor of physics at the University of New Orleans.

    Monday, March 26, 2018

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

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

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the 29th Dr. Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar on Friday, April 27, 2018 on the University's campus.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • Einstein Day to Celebrate Physics With Touch, Talk and Telescope

    Einstein Day to Celebrate Physics With Touch, Talk and Telescope

    The UNO Physics Club will continue a proud tradition when it hosts the University's annual homage to famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein on Friday, March 23.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • UNO Hosts Young Adult Writers Daniel José Older and Jimmy Cajoleas on March 22

    UNO Hosts Young Adult Writers Daniel José Older and Jimmy Cajoleas on March 22

    The Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans on Thursday March 22 takes visitors into the world of Young Adult fiction by welcoming two authors--Daniel José Older and Jimmy Cajoleas--to campus to discuss their work.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • The University of New Orleans Mourns the Death of Faculty Member David Njite

    The University of New Orleans Mourns the Death of Faculty Member David Njite

    David Njite, a beloved faculty member who was known for making key connections with students in the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Administration, has died following a sudden illness. He was 53. Originally from Kenya, Njite joined the University of New Orleans in 2012 as assistant professor of hotel, restaurant and tourism administration.

    Monday, March 19, 2018

  • State of the University: President Nicklow Highlights University of New Orleans Gains in Enrollment, Research and Outreach

    State of the University: President Nicklow Highlights University of New Orleans Gains in Enrollment, Research and Outreach

    The University of New Orleans is making significant progress toward increasing enrollment, bolstering research and improving community and business partnerships. That's the report University of New Orleans President John Nicklow gave during his his biannual State of the University address before UNO faculty and staff Thursday afternoon.

    Friday, March 16, 2018

  • Young and Outraged: New Orleans Civil Rights Movement Heavy-Hitters Reflect on the Experiences That Shaped Them and Changed New Orleans

    Young and Outraged: New Orleans Civil Rights Movement Heavy-Hitters Reflect on the Experiences That Shaped Them and Changed New Orleans

    It was an isolating experience to be the first black undergraduate enrolled at Louisiana State University. The year was 1953 and Alexander P. Tureaud Jr., who was assigned to an un-airconditioned dormitory under Tiger Stadium, says he frequently found himself commiserating with Mike the Tiger over their shared captivity. Tureaud's father, an attorney for the NAACP, had filed a lawsuit to enable his son to attend the university, which appeared to offer the best education at the time. "It was the worst experience I ever had," he remembered at the University of New Orleans Sunday, March 11, when he shared a roundtable with two other heavy-hitters of the Louisiana civil rights movement. His statements came on the final day of "Making New Orleans Home: A Tricentennial Symposium," a four-day, public event that brought together journalists, historians, authors and musicians to explore the city's evolution as a home to a diverse people. Beside Tureaud were Raphael Cassimere Jr., UNO professor emeritus of history who received his bachelor's and master's degrees from UNO, and Doratha "Dodie" Smith-Simmons, who became active with the NAACP Youth Council and the New Orleans Congress of Racial Equality when she was a teenager.

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • In That Number: The University of New Orleans to Celebrate Pi Day

    In That Number: The University of New Orleans to Celebrate Pi Day

    The University of New Orleans will join in the international celebration of Pi Day on Wednesday, March 14 with a series of 3.14-themed competitions and activities for students and community.

    Thursday, March 8, 2018

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    University of New Orleans Professor Honored by the Academy of Economics and Finance

    University of New Orleans professor M. Kabir Hassan was named the 2018 Academy of Economics and Finance Research Fellow on February 16 in Houston at the group's annual meeting. Hassan is the Hibernia Professor of Economics and Finance and Bank One Professor of Business at UNO.

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  • UNO-CHART and Partners Receive $1 Million Grant from Rockefeller Foundation

    UNO-CHART and Partners Receive $1 Million Grant from Rockefeller Foundation

    The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) and a coalition of local partners will receive two grants, totaling $1 million, from the Rockefeller Foundation to create a series of roundtable discussions designed to build a portfolio of best practices that address global climate change.

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Hosts Management Week March 6-9

    University of New Orleans Hosts Management Week March 6-9

    The University of New Orleans Department of Management and Marketing will host its annual Management Week from March 6-9, 2018.

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

  • $1 Million Gift Will Modernize Chemistry Labs at the University of New Orleans

    $1 Million Gift Will Modernize Chemistry Labs at the University of New Orleans

    A $1 million gift from an anonymous donor will transform three University of New Orleans chemistry laboratories. The donation will drastically improve the labs in order to meet the 21st century learning needs of students. The gift will fund upgrades in the introductory chemistry lab, the quantitative analysis and instrumental analysis lab, and the organic lab.

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

  • University of New Orleans to Play Key Role in Development of Coastal Geohazards Atlas

    University of New Orleans to Play Key Role in Development of Coastal Geohazards Atlas

    Mark Kulp, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences at the University of New Orleans, is part of a team working to produce a map of geological features affecting the landscape of coastal Louisiana.

    Friday, February 23, 2018

  • UNO-St. Claude Gallery Opens New Thesis Exhibition

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Opens New Thesis Exhibition

    A new solo exhibition from University of New Orleans fine arts graduate student Ashley Hope will open at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery Saturday, March 10 and run through April 7, 2018.

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • National Engineers Week Celebration Draws 1,300 Area Students to University

    National Engineers Week Celebration Draws 1,300 Area Students to University

    Could you build a bridge using paper and scotch tape, one that would hold several pounds of concrete? Would you be able determine what is causing an alarm to sound on a spacecraft and then resolve the issue? How would you precisely measure out four ounces of liquid using nothing but two cups: one that holds three ounces and one that holds five ounces? About 1,300 middle and high school students from 23 New Orleans-area schools took on these challenges and more Wednesday during the University of New Orleans' celebration of National Engineers Week. UNO's College of Engineering partnered with Core Element and the American Society of Civil Engineers on the event, bringing together a host of partners who provided plenty of hands-on activities to help students engage in engineering-related concepts.

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • Explore UNO Draws Record Attendance Among Future Students -- Not to Mention Fun

    Explore UNO Draws Record Attendance Among Future Students -- Not to Mention Fun

    Nearly 400 future University of New Orleans students visited campus Saturday for a chance to learn more about New Orleans' only public research university and, in some cases, to compete for scholarship dollars. Explore UNO, the University's annual spring open house, drew more families than ever before, with an estimated 868 visitors participating, including 67 incoming freshmen who interviewed in person for the prestigious Homer Hitt Scholarship and 24 President's Scholarship winners who competed on-site for additional scholarship dollars. "It's students like you who make a university what it is," University of New Orleans President John Nicklow told the Homer Hitt interviewees, who were among 80 students total vying for the four-year $65,716 scholarship available to students with at least a score of 30 on the ACT, 1400 on the SAT and a 3.5 GPA or higher.

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Collaborates on Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning

    University of New Orleans Collaborates on Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning

    The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) is part of team that was awarded nearly $300,000 for a project aimed at helping Louisiana's coastal communities develop resiliency plans before disaster strikes.

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

  • Legendary Banjoist Béla Fleck to Teach Master Class at the University of New Orleans on March 16

    Legendary Banjoist Béla Fleck to Teach Master Class at the University of New Orleans on March 16

    Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck will teach a master class at the University of New Orleans on Friday, March 16. Fleck's appearance at the University coincides with the March 15-17 premiere of his Banjo Concerto, a piece commissioned by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts in celebration of New Orleans' tricentennial

    Friday, February 16, 2018

  • Four-Day Tricentennial Symposium

    Four-Day Tricentennial Symposium "Making New Orleans Home" Comes to the University of New Orleans on March 11

    The University of New Orleans will host the concluding events in what promises to be an historic and engaging four-day symposium celebrating New Orleans' Tricentennial. "Making New Orleans Home: A Tricentennial Symposium," March 8-11, is sponsored by the Historic New Orleans Collection and the City of New Orleans 2018 Tricentennial Commission's Cultural and Historical Committee. The symposium explores the 300-year history of how New Orleans came to be inhabited by diverse, vibrant people and how, in turn, the concept of home has been central to the life and culture of the city. On March 11, the events come to the University of New Orleans' Senator Ted Hickey Ballroom and Gallery Lounge in the University Center, where attendees will hear from local historians and experts about the history of the city's immigrant populations, music and more.

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

  • Recent University of New Orleans Graduate Receives Award for Research on Use of Virtual Reality in Autism Treatment

    Recent University of New Orleans Graduate Receives Award for Research on Use of Virtual Reality in Autism Treatment

    Panagiotis Markopoulos, a fall 2017 graduate of the Ph.D. counselor education program at the University of New Orleans, received the Graduate Student Research Award from the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors during its world conference, which took place Feb. 1-3 in New Orleans. Markopoulos was recognized for his dissertation work, which explores the use of virtual reality (VR) technology in the treatment of children with autism.

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Announces Jazz at the Sandbar Spring 2018 Lineup

    University of New Orleans Announces Jazz at the Sandbar Spring 2018 Lineup

    Grammy Award nominee and University of New Orleans alumnus Jamison Ross will kick off the spring 2018 season of the acclaimed Jazz at the Sandbar concert series when he performs Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at The Cove on UNO's campus.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018

  • The University of New Orleans To Serve As First U.S. Host of 28th International Coding Contest

    The University of New Orleans To Serve As First U.S. Host of 28th International Coding Contest

    The University of New Orleans will serve as the first site in the United States for the 28th International Coding Contest, a worldwide computer science competition.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

  • Housing Corporation for Former University of New Orleans Fraternity Chapter Donates $112,000 for Scholarship

    Housing Corporation for Former University of New Orleans Fraternity Chapter Donates $112,000 for Scholarship

    The housing corporation for a former University of New Orleans fraternity chapter has donated $112,000--originally raised to buy a fraternity house--for a student scholarship at the University. With the gift, the Phi Kappa Theta New Orleans Building Association will establish the Phi Kappa Theta Legacy Endowed Scholarship, which will support the educational needs of UNO students.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

  • Krewe of UNO Rolls in Celebration of Six Decades of the University of New Orleans

    Krewe of UNO Rolls in Celebration of Six Decades of the University of New Orleans

    Beads flew. Capes swished. Horns blared. The 6th Annual Krewe of UNO Mardi Gras parade wound through the University of New Orleans campus on Tuesday, with President John Nicklow and Stacy Nicklow leading the procession aboard a rolling pirate ship fully stocked with Privateer-blue cups and beads. Under the theme, "Six Decades of Celebration," a salute to the University's 60 years, 37 campus organizations and departments participated in the parade and seemed undeterred by the intermittent rain that started to fall mid-way through the route. Sophie B. Wright Charter School marching band joined the krewe, providing tunes to fuel the celebration.

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018

  • For Newly Named Library Dean Ray Wang, University Libraries are More than a Passing Passion

    For Newly Named Library Dean Ray Wang, University Libraries are More than a Passing Passion

    Ray Wang spent hour upon hour in the library when he was in graduate school. As a Chinese-born international student pursuing his master's and doctoral degrees at Northern Illinois University in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Wang came to view the university library as a home base of sorts. When other students packed up and headed home for the holidays, Wang would pack up his book bag and find retreat in the stacks and study spaces of the campus bibliotheca. "I really formed this affinity for libraries," said Wang, newly named University of New Orleans dean of the library and information services. "They helped me to write papers, find information." Wang comes to UNO from California State Polytechnic University, where he led its library for nine years. While he began his academic studies in the United States with an intention of returning to China to teach English, Wang's fondness for academic libraries and their unique ability to serve students at all levels quickly began to drive his career.

    Friday, February 2, 2018

  • Faculty and Students Awarded Nearly $300K in Research Prizes and Grants During Celebration of Research and Creative Pursuits

    Faculty and Students Awarded Nearly $300K in Research Prizes and Grants During Celebration of Research and Creative Pursuits

    The University of New Orleans has awarded nearly $300,000 in research grants and awards to 21 faculty members and 20 undergraduate students. During a Jan. 24 awards presentation hosted by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs that underscored the power of research and the opportunities that exist for UNO scholars at all levels, leaders highlighted the interesting work and accomplishments that are happening on all areas of campus.

    Monday, January 29, 2018

  • Mattei Named Interim Dean of Engineering

    Mattei Named Interim Dean of Engineering

    University of New Orleans civil engineering professor Norma Jean Mattei has been appointed interim dean of the College of Engineering. She takes over for Emir Macari, who stepped down earlier this month after three years as dean.

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

  • The University of New Orleans Celebrates Alumni Success with Inaugural UNO 25

    The University of New Orleans Celebrates Alumni Success with Inaugural UNO 25

    Three hundred people and infinite alumni pride packed the elegant Waldorf Astoria Ballroom at The Roosevelt New Orleans Tuesday as the University of New Orleans celebrated its inaugural class of UNO 25. The event, presented by Hancock Whitney, honored 25 high-impact businesses owned or led by graduates of the University of New Orleans. "I am fond of saying that greater New Orleans doesn't really work without the University of New Orleans," said President John Nicklow, who served as the master of ceremonies. "I hope you will leave today with an even greater appreciation for the truth of that statement."

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

  • Women’s Center Presents Scholarships and Awards to 13 Outstanding Students

    Women's Center Presents Scholarships and Awards to 13 Outstanding Students

    Thirteen University of New Orleans students were honored Friday for their academic accomplishments, hard work, ambition and campus involvement, among other attributes. The Women's Center of UNO celebrated these female students during its Scholarship & Book Awards Ceremony on Jan. 19.

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Senior Achieves High Score in International Business Competition

    University of New Orleans Senior Achieves High Score in International Business Competition

    University of New Orleans senior Huy Anthony Tran achieved the highest overall performance score in the Best-Strategy Invitational, a worldwide, competitive online simulation of all aspects of leading and managing an international company.

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

  • In Memoriam: James “Jim” May Helped Shape Psychology Department at University of New Orleans

    In Memoriam: James "Jim" May Helped Shape Psychology Department at University of New Orleans

    Longtime research professor James George "Jim" May, one of the earliest graduates and faculty members in the University of New Orleans Department of Psychology, died on Jan. 8, 2018. He was 77. Trained as a physiological psychologist, May was fascinated by the relationship between brain activities and human experience and behavior. Throughout his career, he used electrophysiological and psychophysical techniques to research visual perception, cognition and vestibular processes--how the inner ear and brain control balance and eye movements and how changes in those processes factor into motion sickness and other disorders.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018