Bivian "Sonny" Lee III was presented with the 2015 Shine a Light award during the 15th annual BET Awards, which was broadcast live on Sunday, June 28 from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Lee, a 2006 graduate of the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration, received the honor for his work as founder of Son of a Saint, an organization that provides mentoring and support services to young boys whose fathers have died or been incarcerated.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Leaders from the University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College announced the three-year renewal of a 2+2 articulation agreement, which allows Delgado students who have completed an associate degree in business administration to easily transfer their credits to UNO in order to pursue a bachelor's of science degree from UNO's College of Business Administration.
Monday, June 22, 2015
John Williams, the dean of the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration, was named president-elect of the Southwestern Business Deans' Association at the organization's annual conference last week in Santa Fe, N.M.
Monday, June 22, 2015
ScholarWorks@UNO, the University of New Orleans' online institutional repository, reached a major milestone this week as the one millionth item was downloaded from the site. The open access publishing platform archives and shares UNO's scholarship and creative work with researchers and interested readers worldwide. ScholarWorks houses more than 4,000 items representing faculty and student work across all disciplines. It includes dissertations and theses, undergraduate papers, conference proceedings and entries from peer-reviewed journals.
Friday, June 19, 2015
University of New Orleans administrators, staff members, students and alumni united with representatives from the eight other University of Louisiana System universities on Thursday for ULS Day at the Capitol.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore region on Friday, June 12 in Covington. It will take place at the Clarion Inn and Suites Conference Center, 501 N. Highway 190, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The annual seminar, newly named to honor economist Ivan Miestchovich who retired in May after a 38-year career at UNO, focuses on trends and outlooks for the I-10/I-12 corridor of the North Shore.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Two teams of University of New Orleans College of Business Administration students exceled at the international Best Strategy Competition, with one team capturing first place in its division and the other taking third place. The students participated in the Business Strategy Game, an online game that simulates all aspects of leading and managing an international company in a competitive, fast-paced environment.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Representatives from the University of New Orleans and Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company revealed a new study on the decline of the U.S. community banking industry before a group of more than 20 industry stakeholders today. (Click here to view the full study.) The group convened at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center and was joined by U.S. Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, who chairs the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. Senator Vitter shared his personal insight regarding industry regulations and gathered feedback from attendees.
Monday, May 4, 2015
The former leader of the largest blood bag manufacturing facility in the world visited the University of New Orleans last week and spoke to students in the College of Business Administration, as well as the UNO Model UN Delegation.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
University of New Orleans finance professor M. Kabir Hassan has been elected the president of the Southwestern Finance Association, an organization dedicated to the advancement of academic and professional finance.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Demolition diva Simone Bruni dazzled marketing students at the University of New Orleans today talking about shoes. The woman whose start-up business has made the pages of Forbes Magazine gave a speech about her sustainable demolition and salvage businesses that was designed to inspire.
"Basically, show me your shoes and I'll show you where you're going," Bruni said during a noontime talk attended by more than 150 students in the College of Business Administration.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
University of New Orleans marketing professor Elyria Kemp is one of 12 academics across the country to be selected for the Advertising Educational Foundation's 2015 Visiting Professor Program.
Monday, April 6, 2015
The University of New Orleans hosts Entrepreneurship Week this week at UNO, bringing entrepreneurs from all over the city to speak to students and faculty about successes and challenges.
Monday, April 6, 2015
As Louisiana residents awaited news of the governor's executive budget for 2015-2016, a University of New Orleans professor penned an op-ed letter to The Times-Picayune saying that the university will never close -- but residents and state legislators must do everything they can to ensure there are no further cuts to higher education.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation and Whitney Bank announced a 10-year, 104,000 square foot lease in the Information Technology Center #4 on the Lakefront. Whitney will occupy the entire building, which will house more than 300 associates supporting corporate services such as information technology, telecommunications management, distributed systems applications, accounting functions and training and professional development.
Monday, February 23, 2015
A University of New Orleans professor who specializes in the study of hospitality, restaurant and tourism administration is helping to make the Disney College Program better than ever. Now she is helping to recruit students on campus.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Caroline Carson, director of choral activities at the University of New Orleans heads Monday to south Mississippi to attend a national address at the NASA Stennis Space Center. NASA's "State of NASA" media address will air at all 10 NASA centers around the U.S. Carson is a NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassador and speaks to groups "about space exploration, NASA missions, the universe and its ties to philosophy, theology, music, and wonder," she said.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Ten years ago this August, Hurricane Katrina devastated the region. Where are we as a city and a region 10 years later?
The University of New Orleans Department will host a "Katrina@10" summit that will bring new films and leading speakers from around the region to campus this semester to explore how the city and region have changed.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Office of University Advancement launched the UNO Calling Center in September 2014 in an effort to reach out to and reengage alumni, parents and friends --and over the last three months current University of New Orleans students staffing the caller center have raised more than $50,000, University officials said.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Political commentator James Carville urged all who attended Fall Commencement 2014 at the University of New Orleans to stick together and take an active role in advocating for the university.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Three University of New Orleans alumni will help to lead the city's 300th Anniversary Celebration, according to a statement issued by the mayor. Heading up the effort is Mark Romig, a 1978 alumnus who now heads the city's tourism and marketing corporation.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The University of New Orleans Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society initiated 40 new members on Friday. Approximately 100 people turned out for the candlelight ceremony held in the University Center.
Monday, December 15, 2014
The namesake of the University of New Orleans' esteemed transportation research center has died.
Friday, December 12, 2014
The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that the winners of the 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Awards are Harsha Chacko; a professor of hotel, restaurant and tourism administration; and Leslie White; an associate professor of English.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos today announced his recommendations for restructuring and strengthening the University's academic programs.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that John W. Nicklow has been selected as the University's new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Nicklow has served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. The hire must be approved by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Nicklow is expected to begin his duties at UNO during the late spring of 2015.
Monday, December 1, 2014
The University of New Orleans gears up for Giving Tuesday, with an appeal to alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to help support the state's only urban research institution.
Monday, December 1, 2014
As part of an upcoming anniversary celebration, the University of New Orleans is offering several new scholarships for students planning to study abroad in Innsbruck this summer.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Political strategist and commentator James Carville will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' fall 2014 commencement, which will be held Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. at the Lakefront Arena.
Monday, November 3, 2014
UNO Master of Business Administration students will present research at the Society for Marketing Advances Conference, a national marketing research conference which brings together marketing academics and professionals from throughout the United States and abroad.
Friday, October 31, 2014
The University of New Orleans is expected to receive approximately $1.8 million in state money to enhance its programs in engineering, computer science and accounting. The funds are available through the $40 million Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) Fund, which was proposed by state higher education leaders, supported by Gov. Bobby Jindal and passed by the state legislature earlier this year.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The New Orleans branch of the Society of Human Resources Management this month unveils a new Human Resources Internship Program through the University of New Orleans. The internship program will begin with the upcoming Spring 2015 semester and is being offered to all junior and senior level students with concentrations in Human Resources and or students who are interested in pursuing HR as a career.
Monday, October 27, 2014
The University of New Orleans will award real estate executive and philanthropist Robert Merrick with an honorary doctorate at its fall commencement on Dec. 18 at the Lakefront Arena. Merrick is the chairman and CEO of Latter & Blum, Inc., a New Orleans-based company that is the largest full-service real estate brokerage in the Gulf South.
Monday, October 27, 2014
The University of New Orleans has launched a new fully online executive master's degree program in hospitality and tourism management. Classes begin in the spring 2015 semester and students can enroll now.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
IBM hosts a networking event next week at the University of New Orleans. Recruiters are seeking young professionals with strong finance, accounting and computer science-related degrees or backgrounds.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Regional marketing and advertising leaders visit the University of New Orleans next week for Marketing Week, a 5-day event that provides students a chance to learn more about the fields of marketing and advertising.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
A special committee at the University of New Orleans has narrowed a large pool of applicants to four finalists hoping to be selected as UNO's next Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
University of New Orleans alumni Thomas and Constance Kitchen have donated $60,000 to help endow a first generation scholarship at UNO.
Monday, October 6, 2014
The number of community banks in the United States has decreased by 50 percent in the last 20 years, shrinking at a much greater rate than non-community banks, according to a new study of the community banking industry from the University of New Orleans.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The University of New Orleans presented highest honors at fall convocation to University faculty and staff members chosen by their peers as leaders who rise above the call of duty to ensure both University and department success.
Monday, August 25, 2014
New students at the University of New Orleans are adopting a credo: The Privateer Promise.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 379 Colleges."
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
A University of New Orleans materials scientist has received a $10,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to help develop a new solar device at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tales of the Cocktail is an annual cocktail convention held in New Orleans French Quarter. The five-day festival, which included four days of seminars, parades and parties, brings thousands of visitors and nearly $15 million in economic impact each year to the city. Behind it all is Ann Tuennerman, a University of New Orleans alumna and local marketing guru who continually gives back to the UNO community.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Leaders from higher education systems across Louisiana joined Governor Bobby Jindal on Thursday to sign new legislation that will create a new higher education workforce incentive initiative and increase higher education funding by dedicating $40 million to better prepare Louisiana students to compete in the new global economy.
Friday, June 20, 2014
University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced a plan and process to revitalize and restructure the University's academic programs.
Friday, June 13, 2014
New Orleanian Kristen Preau joins the University of New Orleans Entrepreneurship-in-Residence Program, telling students how she used her father's jambalaya pots and famous recipe first to raise more than $100,000 for relief efforts, then to create a thriving business: Cook Me Somethin' Mister Jambalaya Rice.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' spring commencement.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Thomas O'Connor, University of New Orleans professor of marketing, passed away on April 11 in New Orleans. O'Connor was a widely respected faculty member at UNO since 1970, where he was held in high esteem by students and colleagues alike.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
An articulation agreement between the University of New Orleans and Nunez Community College will allow Nunez students to transfer into programs in the College of Business Administration at UNO.
Monday, March 24, 2014
University of New Orleans instructor and chef Ricardo Fredricks was named 2013 "Chef of the Year" by the American Culinary Federation New Orleans Chapter. Fredricks, who has worked at UNO for 26 years, teaches courses in the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Regional marketing and advertising leaders are visiting the University of New Orleans this week for Marketing Week, a five-day event that provides students a chance to learn more about the fields of marketing and advertising.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The University of New Orleans gears up for Marketing Week, a five-day event that brings regional marketing leaders to the university and provides students a chance to learn more about the fields of marketing and advertising. This year's keynote speaker is a UNO alumna who founded the world's largest cocktail festival.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Fifteen University of New Orleans alumni--more than any other university--are among the 2013 New Orleans CityBusiness Money Makers. Money Makers is an annual special publication that honors 50 financial professionals for their career and community achievements in banking, corporate, investment and professional categories.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Louisiana-based accounting firm Postlethwaite & Netterville has pledged a $50,000 donation over five years to the University of New Orleans Department of Accounting.
Monday, October 7, 2013
The University of New Orleans College of Business Administration recently awarded seven endowed professorships to top faculty.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
First-year students at the University of New Orleans are taking advantage of a self-assessment tool designed to help them amplify their strengths in their academic and career pursuits.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
For the sixth consecutive year, a dozen students from the University of New Orleans Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration visited the renowned California wine regions of Napa and Sonoma as part of a Wines of the World class field trip.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
The University of New Orleans will hold a financial economics seminar on September 20 from 1-5 p.m. in room 131 of Kirschman Hall on the UNO campus. The focus of the seminar is managing volatility in financial markets after the Great Recession. It is free and open to the public, but the topics will be of particular interest to financial professionals and college faculty members in the region.
Friday, August 30, 2013
The University of New Orleans presented highest honors today to University faculty and staff members deemed by their peers as leaders who rise above the call of duty to ensure University and department success. At convocation, awards and medallions went to leaders in the College of Liberal Arts, College of Business Administration and Office of Enrollment Services.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Students pursuing advanced business degrees in a University of New Orleans program designed for executives spent the summer developing individual marketing plans for clients of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
As glorious as spending five weeks in the southern province of Montpellier and traveling around the magnificent country of France for summer school may sound, this dream has been a reality for 40 students since July 1.
Friday, August 2, 2013
A University of New Orleans faculty member recently spoke at the U.S. Department of Commerce about tourism and hospitality.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos became an honorary member of the Golden Key International Honor Society this week as the UNO chapter reinvigorated with a jolt of new leadership. Golden Key recently held its first new member recognition event at UNO in more than a decade.
The 147th Golden Key Chapter UNO was originally chartered on April 17, 1990, but until recently the group has been inactive, officials said. Restarting the chapter is part of a new era at UNO.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved the appointment of five University of New Orleans administrators during its board meeting in Baton Rouge.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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
Nearly 20 percent of the agency's employees count themselves as proud alumni of the University of New Orleans.
Monday, June 10, 2013
An accounting professor at the University of New Orleans wrote one of the most popular articles published last year in the nation's most widely read accounting publication.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The University of New Orleans honors program celebrated high achievement this spring, honoring students and faculty at spring convocation.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos and Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Brett Kemker voiced plans this spring to see an Honors College established at UNO.
Following a recent surge in membership to the University's 50-year-old honors program, the program director believes those plans could soon come to fruition.
"We are at the threshold," said Abu Kabir Mostofa Sarwar, director of the University honors program and a professor of geophysics at UNO.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A UNO marketing professor learned this week that an article she wrote was named an outstanding paper by a top marketing journal.
Friday, May 17, 2013
A University of New Orleans marketing professor received this week an award from one of the nation's foremost business journals.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The University of New Orleans' College of Business Administration presented 160 awards, scholarships, grants and certificates of recognition on Wednesday.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A University of New Orleans marketing professor has received the year's "Best Book" award from the International Association for Management of Technology.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A University of New Orleans doctoral student has received has been named a 2013 Minority Fellow by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She is among the nation's first recipients of this honor, which brings a $20,000 award.
She also is a fellow in the UNO College of Business Administration's new business accelerator program, which helps students develop plans to successfully launch a business. With these two fellowships in hand, Tamia Randolph-Alvarez could soon make waves in the New Orleans counseling community.
Friday, April 19, 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
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 College of Business Administration and the College of Business Executive Council, a business students' organization, hosts next week the is 7th Annual UNO College of Business Career Week.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Fifty-five years after the University of New Orleans opened as the South's first fully integrated public university, the University's first African-American students are returning to campus to be honored.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A leading economics professor at the University of New Orleans was recently named chairman of the board of commissioners of Slidell Memorial Hospital.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The University of New Orleans greets three finalists for permanent dean of the College of Business Administration.
Monday, March 11, 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
More than 50 students participated on Friday in the University of New Orleans first juried undergraduate research competition, a showcase event designed to expose undergraduates to scholarly research competitions and put them on a path to pursuing graduate work and attaining grant funding.
"Everybody is a winner," said Michael A. Tarr, chair of the UNO chemistry department and UNO Undergraduate Research Council. "I was very impressed by the thoroughness and professionalism with which the students presented their work."
Monday, March 4, 2013
Having spent five years in the U.S. Navy, Jason Wyman is familiar with military veterans' skills and talents. He aims to capitalize on those strengths as he refines and expands his maintenance, construction and restoration business and a new business accelerator program at the University of New Orleans is helping him.
Monday, February 25, 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
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
UNO Marketing Week Hosts Fleurty Girl, Key Note Speaker Lauren Thom
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Marketing Week at the University of New Orleans brings a bevy of talent to campus today with a lunchtime seminar by the American Marketing Association and talks led by six leading marketers from the greater New Orleans area.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The University of New Orleans Department of Marketing and Logistics kicks off UNO Marketing Week today with presentations by two top marketers from the Greater New Orleans Area.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The University of New Orleans today launched "Follow Me 2 UNO," a social media campaign aimed at engaging and recruiting prospective students. UNO students Emily Srofe and Brandan Bonds are at the center of the initiative in which they will try to enlist as many friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter to offer a first-person account of the life of a UNO student.
Friday, October 19, 2012
A University of New Orleans graduate student pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree is among 15 student leaders from colleges and universities across the U.S. who have been selected by the United States Olympic Committee to participate in the 2012 Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (F.L.A.M.E.) Program.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The University of New Orleans Department of Marketing and Logistics brings top marketers from around the region to campus next week to help interested students, particularly marketing majors, polish their skills as they prepare for careers in marketing.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
University of New Orleans Professor of Marketing Paul Hensel was honored last week at the Marketing Management Association Fall Educators' Conference in Minneapolis, Minn.
Monday, September 24, 2012
A top administrator in the University of New Orleans' College of Business Administration has been named by CityBusiness as one of New Orleans' "Fifty Women of the Year."
Monday, September 24, 2012
Sixteen local healthcare administrators have joined the University of New Orleans' 15-month Executive Healthcare Management program with hopes of leading advancements in the healthcare industry. The majority of the students pursuing a Master's degree in Healthcare Management are women.
Friday, September 21, 2012
The University of New Orleans' 17-month Executive Master of Business Administration program is now in full swing, with 30 local business leaders avidly pursuing advanced studies in business administration to get ahead in their industries.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The University of New Orleans is partnering with the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Adjustment Assistance Center at The University of Texas at San Antonio to support businesses adversely affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Monday, September 17, 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
Does your heart pound with love and pride for your school? The University of New Orleans launched today a new television commercial that depicts UNO as "the Heartbeat of the Crescent City."
Wednesday, September 5, 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. Overall the leisure and hospitality industry as a whole has reached nearly full recovery, as it currently stands at 91% of pre-Katrina employment.
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
Two Department of Marketing and Logistics faculty at the University of New Orleans were recently honored for their research at two international conferences.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
A University of New Orleans graduate student pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree will receive the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship of the New Orleans chapter of the Zonta International Club, a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working to advance the status of women and to eradicate violence against women and children.
Friday, July 20, 2012