The University of New Orleans ranks among the nation's leaders in low-cost colleges with high starting salaries for graduates, according to a new list compiled by the website Affordable Colleges Online. The rankings show the average starting salary for a UNO graduate is $41,600.
Monday, June 10, 2013
University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that Kenneth W. Sewell has been appointed vice president for research and economic development. Sewell is currently vice president for research and economic development at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The University of New Orleans and Southern University at New Orleans have agreed to collaborate on a joint curriculum and degree program for SUNO students to earn engineering degrees at UNO. UNO President Peter J. Fos and SUNO Chancellor Victor Ukpolo participated in a signing ceremony on UNO's Lakefront Campus.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 3-year, $315,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help fund the University's annual summer research program for undergraduate students, which is heavily focused on exposing minority students to scientific research. The NSF has funded the program, run by UNO's Department of Chemistry and Advanced Materials Research Institute, since 2003.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A curbside survey conducted by the University of New Orleans Department of Geography found that 79 percent of damaged homes within the Hurricane Katrina flood zone of Orleans and St. Bernard parishes have begun or completed rebuilding or renovating.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor John Larroquette will receive an honorary degree and conservationist and adventurer Marcus Eriksen will serve as commencement speaker at the University of New Orleans 2013 spring graduation ceremony. Commencement will be held at 7 p.m. on May 17 at the UNO Lakefront Arena.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
University of New Orleans chemistry professor Steven Rick has been awarded a 3-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the behavior of charged molecules in water and other solutions. The research is important to a wide range of medical and technological areas including drug development for treatment of life-threatening degenerative diseases and the creation of more energy efficient storage materials such as those used in electric vehicles.
Monday, April 15, 2013
University of New Orleans graduate Pawan Maharjan has been awarded a $10,000 graduate fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The results of a new survey from the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center show New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu continues to enjoy strong support from Orleans Parish residents with a robust 70 percent job approval rating. The New Orleans City Council is also viewed positively, with a 53 percent job approval rating, according to the survey.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
University of New Orleans Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs James E. Payne announced that John Williams has been appointed dean of the College of Business Administration. Williams had served as interim dean since August 2010. Williams was one of three finalists, selected from a nationwide search, who participated in open forums during the search process.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that Anthony Gregorio has been hired as executive director of university advancement. He will also serve as executive director of the UNO Foundation, succeeding Patrick Gibbs, who recently retired.
Monday, April 1, 2013
University of New Orleans education professor Brian Beabout has been awarded the 2013 Emerging Scholar Award from the Educational Change Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Big Easy Theater Awards are New Orleans' very own brand of Tony award, designed to recognize achievement in live theatre, said David Hoover, chairman of the University of New Orleans' Department of Fine Arts. This year, University of New Orleans alumni and students have been nominated in nearly every category and some have been nominated several times.
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration at the University of New Orleans accepted a $50,000 donation from the Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The University of New Orleans celebrated Friday nearly $4 million in planned gifts to the philosophy and history departments from alumnus Carl Muckley Sr. Muckley, an independent businessman who earned two degrees from UNO, died in 2004.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The University of New Orleans Department of Computer Science will offer a new concentration in game development. The concentration was approved by the university curriculum committee.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The University of New Orleans has hired Kim Oren as director of institutional research and data management, it was announced by James E. Payne, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos has been named the newest member of the Committee of 100 for the Economic Development of Louisiana.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The 2013 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) will be held at University of New Orleans Feb. 26-28. More than 350 middle and high school students from metro New Orleans will display the results of their scientific inquiry
Thursday, February 21, 2013
New Orleans' NPR-member radio station, WWNO 89.9 FM, announces today the appointment of Eve Troeh as the station's first news director, effective April 3. In this role, Troeh will oversee the station's expanding coverage of New Orleans and southeast Louisiana news stories and develop WWNO's capability to report news of national significance for NPR.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
In "Mind of a Rampage Killer," correspondent Miles O'Brien investigates theories into what drives rampage killers. He explores what science reveals about a brain at risk for violence and whether suicide, or the desire to go out in a media-fueled blaze of glory, is a main motivation. In January, O'Brien and a camera crew spent a day on UNO's campus, interviewing UNO psychology professor Paul Frick about these and other relevant topics.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Students4HIGHER is pleased to announce the launch of its Premier Scholars program at the University of New Orleans. The program is for qualified high-performing, local high school graduates who wish to obtain a bachelor's degree in an academic discipline that is of unique importance to the New Orleans community, including local businesses and organizations.
Monday, February 18, 2013
An economic outlook and real estate forecast seminar focused on the greater New Orleans metropolitan area will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, in the ballroom of UNO's University Center, located on UNO's lakefront campus, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, will give his talk: "An Amazing Year at the Supreme Court: Affirmative Action and Marriage Equality" at 5:30 p.m. in Room 236 of the University's Liberal Arts Building on campus, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122. All are invited to attend this free event.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Super Bowl week brought a prize opportunity to University of New Orleans music student Danielle Wilson, who found herself recording vocals for a soon-to-be-released album by pop band OneRepublic.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Beginning in the fall semester of 2013, the University of New Orleans will offer in-state tuition rates to first-year, out-of-state undergraduate students who meet eligibility requirements. According to UNO President Peter J. Fos, the Privateer First Year Scholarship will help the University cast a wider net in attracting more high ability students from across the country and around the world.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
This week Dr. Gunter Bischof, Marshall Plan professor history and director of Center Austria, launched an ambitious spring lecture series that brings to the University leading thinkers from around the world to discuss issues world issues and their impacts on European and U.S. national affairs. All members of the UNO community and the public are invited to attend these free talks.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Super Bowl XLVII took place at the Louisiana Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, Feb. 3. Researchers from the UNO Division of Business and Economic Research helped the city of New Orleans to secure its bid to serve as host.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The University of New Orleans, through its Division of International Education, will serve as an official host institution for the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) annual conference.
Monday, February 4, 2013
A University of New Orleans psychology professor has been awarded a $19,850 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to invent a testosterone-testing device that will be able to deliver accurate results in real time. Elizabeth Shirtcliff, early research professor of psychology, is the principal investigator on the project. She is working with researchers from Oasis Diagnostic Corporation in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Researchers at the University of New Orleans have discovered a way to significantly delay the symptoms of Huntington's Disease in mice carrying the human Huntington's Disease gene. Huntington's Disease is an untreatable, incurable and fatal disease that causes certain nerve cells in the brain to waste away. The research is published in the online journal PLOS (Public Library of Science) ONE.
"I believe that these findings are important because they may lead to the development of the first treatment for this horrible disease," said Gerald LaHoste, associate professor of psychology.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
University of New Orleans alumna Kadisha Onalbayeva, who was recently named a Steinway Artist, will perform on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the UNO Recital Hall at the Performing Arts Center. Her performance is part of the UNO Guest Artist and Alumni Series. It is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Greater New Orleans Writing Project (GNOWP) at the University of New Orleans invites teachers, literacy professionals and school administrators to WriteFest 2013, an all-day conference focused on writing, creativity and the Common Core.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The New Orleans area economy grew modestly over the first three quarters of 2012, with total employment increasing by 0.4 percent year-to-date, according to the latest edition of the University of New Orleans Metropolitan Report.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that the University's investiture gala, held on Nov. 12, raised $200,000 for veterans scholarships at UNO. The money will help launch the new EdVets scholarship program, which will supplement the Post-9/11 GI Bill with enhancements that include summer study abroad. The $200,000 will fund 20 EdVets scholarship students in the 2013-14 academic year.
"I am thrilled by the support that we received from our alumni and the entire New Orleans community for the investiture gala," said UNO President Peter J. Fos. "As both the leader of UNO and an alumnus, I am so proud that this event will enable veterans to enjoy a first-class educational experience at UNO. I am thankful for the many people who made the gala a success."
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The price of admission to a ticketed performing arts event is the greatest barrier to attendance in New Orleans, according to a new citywide survey released by the University of New Orleans Graduate Program in Arts Administration. There is evidence, however, that if other marketing and communication issues are addressed, price could become less of a hindrance, according to the survey.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 3-year $1.5 million NASA grant to make improvements to the nation's air traffic system.
Researchers will develop solutions to major challenges that are crucial for improving the efficiency and safety of the next-generation U.S. air traffic system, also known as NextGen. NextGen is the federal government's comprehensive overhaul of the national air traffic system, which will greatly increase air traffic capacity and safety.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Six University of New Orleans alumnae were honored as New Orleans CityBusiness 2012 Women of the Year. The awards, now in their 14th year, honor women for their contributions to their fields, community achievements and civic involvement. This year's pool of nominees included more than 500 local women who are leaders in their fields.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
University of New Orleans professor Norma Jean Mattei has been nominated by President Barack Obama as commissioner of the Mississippi River Commission. In that capacity, Mattei will help oversee a drainage basin that covers 41 percent of the nation.
Monday, November 26, 2012
UNO Selects James Payne as New Provost
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The investiture ceremony of University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos will be surrounded by five days of events during "the Week of Excellence," from Thursday, November 8 to Monday, November 12.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
University of New Orleans professor James Lowry is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from Gamma Theta Upsilon, the international honor society in geography
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The University of New Orleans will receive $966,350 from the National Science Foundation for its role in a project to conserve biodiversity under climate change in Central Africa.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Two University of New Orleans sociology professors who are co-authors of a new book about survivors of Hurricane Katrina will participate, along with all the authors, in a community conversation and book launch at the AshÃÂ© Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., on October 20 from 5-7 p.m.
Monday, October 8, 2012
University of New Orleans student Luis Tandalla won a $50,000 first prize on Thursday in a competition to develop innovative software to help teachers score student written responses to test questions.
Monday, October 8, 2012
WhoData, a collaborative community mapping application supported by the University of New Orleans, has released a new map that identifies parcels of land in New Orleans whose owners received Road Home money to rebuild their dwellings.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
University of New Orleans alumnus Patrick Scheuermann has been named director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Scheuermann previously served as director of the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
University of New Orleans professor Belinda Cambre has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by PDK International, a global association of education professionals.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
University of New Orleans graduate jazz studies student Jamison Ross took first prize in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition, awarded Sunday night at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Monday, September 24, 2012
The University of New Orleans and public radio station WWNO have revised the plan for its new nonprofit multimedia news operation which will include an expanded partnership with the nonprofit news website The Lens.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
For the second straight year, the University of New Orleans ranks among the universities whose students graduate with the lightest debt loads, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded public radio station WWNO and three other local nonprofit organizations a grant of $102,000 to increase local news coverage on public radio and on the Internet in the New Orleans area.
Monday, September 10, 2012
The New Orleans leisure and hospitality industry posted a net gain of 4,300 jobs over the past year, according to the August 2012 edition of the University of New Orleans Metropolitan Report.
Friday, August 24, 2012
The State of Louisiana Board of Regents has approved a University of New Orleans plan to change the name and focus of its doctoral program in conservation biology to integrative biology.
Friday, August 24, 2012
University of New Orleans professor Matthew Tarr has been awarded a research grant from the BP-sponsored Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to study how sunlight transforms oil.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The University of New Orleans is one of the "25 Most Affordable Colleges," according to Newsweek's 2012 college rankings. The rankings are based on student debt and salary statistics. UNO ranks number 17 out of 25 institutions across the country.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
A $25,000 gift from jazz enthusiasts Nathan and Priscilla Gordon will establish the Gordon Scholarship in Brass at the University of New Orleans. The scholarship will support new undergraduate students who are majoring in jazz at UNO and demonstrate talent in playing a brass instrument.
Monday, July 30, 2012
The University of New Orleans announced a plan to create a new nonprofit multimedia newsroom to be operated by the University in partnership with WWNO. This new newsroom will produce in-depth local reporting on issues of vital interest to the community, to be featured online through NewOrleansReporter.org, a news website and mobile platform, and on radio via WWNO. The objective of the University and its partners is to create a strong, sustainable model for nonprofit, multimedia journalism that will serve the greater New Orleans area as an open source of trustworthy news and information for decades to come.
Friday, July 27, 2012
In an effort to provide school leaders with more educational choices, the University of New Orleans will begin a new alternate certification program in educational leadership.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development has reactivated its degree program in human performance and health promotion.
Monday, July 9, 2012
United States District Court Judge Jay C. Zainey has been named the University of New Orleans 2012 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.
Friday, June 15, 2012
The New Orleans metropolitan area added 8,000 new residents over the past year, and the total population stands at approximately 1.2 million residents, or 87.5% of the pre-Katrina population, according to the May 2012 edition of the University of New Orleans Metropolitan Report.
Friday, June 1, 2012
The University of New Orleans has been awarded grants totaling $5 million over a five-year period by the Upward Bound program through the U. S. Department of Education.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The University of New Orleans has been selected to receive a grant worth approximately $280,000 from the Department of Defense to buy state-of-the-art defense research equipment. The grant will be used to support an Office of Naval Research project in which UNO researchers are designing and building a new type of robotic "eel" that is capable of operating in shallow water environments where Navy personnel could be at risk.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012