College of Engineering News

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    University of New Orleans Confers Degrees on 966 Graduates During Fall 2015 Commencement

    Nine hundred sixty-six University of New Orleans graduates and undergraduates filed into UNO Lakefront Arena Friday, Dec. 18, in the age-old commencement ritual designed to honor those who have completed the academic rigors required to achieve a degree.

    Monday, December 21, 2015

    UNO Alumni Association Announces 2014-15 Excellence in Teaching Awards

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that the winners of the 2014-15 Excellence in Teaching Awards are Paul Schilling, professor of mechanical engineering, and Randy Bates, professor of English.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    Newest Issue of UNO Magazine Now Online and in Print

    The fall 2015 edition of the University of New Orleans Magazine is now online and being delivered to mailboxes across the United States. A production of UNO's Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing, the 52-page publication highlights many of the most notable accomplishments and news items from New Orleans' only public research university.

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    University of New Orleans' Accreditation Reaffirmed

    University of New Orleans announced that its continuing accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The accreditation process occurs on a 10-year cycle with reviews conducted at the middle and end point of the cycle. Its purpose is to ensure that the University is meeting the highest educational standards. UNO will receive its next full review in 2025.

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    UNO Alumni Association Announces 2014-15 Excellence in Teaching Awards

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that the winners of the 2014-15 Excellence in Teaching Awards are Paul Schilling, professor of mechanical engineering, and Randy Bates, professor of English. Each year up to two awards are bestowed upon faculty members who exhibit excellence in teaching. The winners are chosen by a selection committee that is comprised of past award recipients and a representative of the UNO International Alumni Association. Both Schilling and Bates were recognized for their enthusiasm for teaching, devotion to their students and dedication to facilitating student success. They have consistently received exceptional teaching evaluations from students. Schilling and Bates will each receive a cash award of $2,000.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    Thirty UNO Students Selected to Compete at 2016 Model United Nations Conference in New York

    The University of New Orleans' award-winning Model United Nations Club is headed back to New York City in March for the national organization's annual conference on global issues, and it has selected a diverse delegation for 2016. Thirty students learned Nov. 20 that together they will represent the countries of Australia and New Zealand at the annual event, which last year drew roughly 6,600 student delegates from more than 400 colleges and universities.

    Friday, December 4, 2015

    Fourteen UNO Students Inducted Into National Leadership Honor Society

    Fourteen University of New Orleans students were recently inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society at UNO for more than four decades.

    Friday, December 4, 2015

    UNO Signs Collaborative Agreement with Caribbean University

    The University of New Orleans has entered into an agreement to collaborate with the Université des Antilles (UA) in Martinique and Guadeloupe, a 6,000 student university located in the Caribbean. UNO will engage in joint academic activities with UA's College of Education.

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    Twenty-six UNO Students Chosen as 2016 Orientation Leaders To Assist New and Incoming Peers

    Twenty-six University of New Orleans students have been named orientation leaders for 2016. The group--comprised of 12 freshmen, seven sophomores, four juniors and three seniors--are charged with assisting incoming students with the transition to UNO's academic and student life.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    Mayor Appoints Two UNO Leaders to Serve on New Orleans' Fix My Streets Financing Working Group

    Two University of New Orleans leaders have been selected to serve on the Fix My Streets Financing Working Group, a coalition appointed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to identify solutions for how the city of New Orleans can pay for interior street repairs. Norma Jean Mattei, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been appointed chair of the 13-member working group. Also on the team is James R. Amdal, senior research associate at the Merritt C. Becker UNO Transportation Institute.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    UNO's Graduates Encouraged to Complete The Outcomes Survey

    University of New Orleans students get a lot of surveys. But there's one coming to email inboxes Tuesday, Dec. 1, that could have a tremendous impact on students and the university as a whole. The Outcomes Survey is going out to all UNO students--graduate and undergraduate--who are on track to graduate in December. This five-minute online questionnaire asks about graduates' employment status, salary, career field and more. It will also be sent to the same graduates at three additional intervals: three months after graduation, six months after graduation and a year after graduation.

    Monday, November 30, 2015

    College of Business Faculty Member Named First Provost's Fellow

    Kenneth Walsh, an associate professor of management, has been selected as the University of New Orleans' first Provost's Fellow for the spring 2016 semester. The program was instituted by John Nicklow, who began his role as UNO provost and vice president for academic affairs on July 1. According to Nicklow, the Provost's Fellow program provides academic leadership experience and skills development to a faculty member with a potential interest in academic administration.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Results of Internet Poll on Runoff for Governor

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center, in association with the software company Lucid, has released the results of a statewide opt-in Internet poll that gauges voter preferences in Saturday's runoff election for governor of Louisiana. The poll surveyed 578 registered voters from Nov. 10-18, 2015.

    Monday, November 23, 2015

    University of New Orleans Recognized for its Service to U.S. Military Veterans

    The University of New Orleans has been recognized twice this month for its commitment to serving United States veterans. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Nov. 11 recognized the campus as a "Governor's Military and Veteran Friendly Campus" for the 2015-16 school year. In addition, the University was designated a "Military Friendly School" by MilitaryFriendly.com, a division of Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business that rates companies and colleges on their programs to recruit and retain veterans and military spouses.

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Results of Internet Poll on Runoff for Governor

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center, in association with the software company Lucid, has released the results of a statewide opt-in Internet poll that gauges voter preferences in Saturday's runoff election for governor of Louisiana. The poll surveyed 578 registered voters from Nov. 10-18, 2015.

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    UNO Space Day Plants STEM Seeds Among Area Middle Schoolers

    During UNO's second annual Space Day event, teens from six local schools heard from and interacted with NASA experts, UNO scientists and engineers and other leaders in science, technology and math as they tackled a series of challenges designed to inspire them to consider STEM studies.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    UNO Space Day Plants STEM Seeds Among Area Middle Schoolers

    Nearly 170 middle schoolers converged on University of New Orleans' campus Nov. 17 with an eye toward space. During UNO's second annual Space Day event, teens from six local schools heard from and interacted with NASA experts, UNO scientists and engineers and other leaders in science, technology and math as they tackled a series of challenges designed to inspire them to consider STEM studies.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    UNO Celebrates International Week 2015

    The University of New Orleans is pleased to celebrate International Education Week 2015, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education. The celebratory week was founded to highlight the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, and UNO is pleased to offer a number of activities celebrating this nationwide event.

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    Joseph Zolfo, Producer of Hit TV Show 'NCIS: New Orleans,' to Serve as UNO Commencement Speaker

    Joseph Zolfo, the producer of the hit television crime drama "NCIS: New Orleans," will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' fall 2015 graduation. The ceremony will be held on Friday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Lakefront Arena.

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    UNO Presidential Search Committee Holds Public Forum

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee solicited feedback from members of the UNO community during a public forum held at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center. Dozens of UNO faculty, staff, students and alumni attended the event, with representatives from each of the groups stepping to the microphone and describing characteristics that they would like to see in the next leader of the University.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    University of New Orleans Leads City in Affordability for Low-Income Students, Database Shows

    The University of New Orleans is more affordable for low-income students than are any other local universities, according to a searchable database created by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica.

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee to Hold Public Forum Nov. 9 on UNO Campus

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee will hold a public forum November 9 on the UNO campus to collect input from members of the university community about the characteristics they hope to see in the next president.

    Friday, October 30, 2015

    UNO's New Job Shadow Program Give Students a Glimpse of Their Studies at Work

    GE Capital in October became stop No. 1 in UNO's new campus-wide job shadowing program organized by the Office of Career Development. Celyn Boykin, the department's director, says it made sense to launch the program at GE Capital, home of the already established Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program with UNO, known as SWEAP. Boykin says that the job shadowing is a formally organized opportunity for underclassmen to get a glimpse of the actual work performed by professionals employed in their field of study, laying the groundwork for relationships with potential employers.

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    UNO Student Wins Award at National Women in Physical Sciences Conference

    University of New Orleans student Cynthiya Shrestha won the Best Poster Award at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences. The conference was held Oct. 15-17 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Shrestha, a native of Nepal, is a sophomore honors student majoring in mechanical engineering. She conducts research in UNO's Advanced Materials Research Institute (AMRI) with John Wiley, professor of chemistry and AMRI director, and graduate student Sarah Gauthier. Her winning presentation was entitled "Study of the Interlayer Spacing of Intercalated Hexaniobate Nanoscrolls."

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    Panel Approves Advertisement, Four-Month Tentative Timeline for UNO Presidential Search Public to Provide Input in Open Forum on UNO Campus on November 9

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee on Thursday approved an advertisement, and a tentative timeline that calls for naming the next campus leader in late February. It also heard from the executive search firm the University of Louisiana System engaged to actively recruit candidates for the next campus leader.

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    University of New Orleans Announces Eleven Winners of the Louisiana Board of Regents' WISE Grant

    The University of New Orleans Office of Research and Sponsored Programs on Wednesday, October 21, announced eleven winners of the Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) grant awarded by the Louisiana Board of Regents.

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    UNO Alumni Association to Recognize Distinguished Alumni

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association will honor distinguished alumni and recognize the University's contributions to the economic and social fabric of greater New Orleans at its annual Distinguished Alumni Celebration on Thursday, November 5 at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport Atrium. Roy A. Glapion, a member of the class of 1987, will receive the Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    Undergraduate Research Council Announces First-Ever PURSUE Awards

    The Undergraduate Research Council at the University of New Orleans has announced the 20 students who will receive the first-ever PURSUE (Privateer Undergraduate Research and Scholarly UNO Experience) awards.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Second Annual UNO Alumni Week Celebrates University Through Series of Events

    Former students and friends of the University of New Orleans are invited to reconnect and celebrate UNO Alumni Week 2015, the University's newest tradition, which will take place November 2-7.

    Friday, October 16, 2015

    UNO Establishes Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics

    The University of New Orleans has established the Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics, which will focus on the science of information applied to environmental science. The Center will be housed within the Department of Computer Science and will be directed by Mahdi Abdelguerfi, professor and chair of computer science.

    Friday, October 2, 2015

    Artist and UNO Alumna Jessica Goldfinch to deliver Gallery Talk Oct. 3

    Artist and University of New Orleans alumna Jessica Goldfinch will deliver a gallery talk on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m., in conjunction with her current solo exhibit, "Miraculous Tales of Nonfiction" at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    UNO's New Director of Development Jeff Bush Brings Experience, Passion to Office of University Advancement

    The University of New Orleans' Office of University Advancement has named Jeff Bush, 53, a 30-plus year veteran of the nonprofit development world, as its new director of development.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Search for Next UNO President Gets Underway with Announcement of Search Committee, Oct. 22 Meeting

    Plans are in motion for the selection of the next president of the University of New Orleans. The University of Louisiana System announced members of a search committee today, appointed by UL System Board Chair E. Gerald "T-Boy" Hebert.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Fall Career Expo 2015 Offers UNO Students and Alum Opportunities to Meet with 70+ Employers

    University of New Orleans students and alumni seeking internships and full-time employment should plan to attend New Orleans' citywide Fall Career Expo 2015, Thursday, Oct. 8, from noon to 4 p.m.at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

    Friday, September 25, 2015

    Bring Your Daughter to Hack Day To Draw Children Ages 4 to 17 to UNO Oct. 3

    Children ages four through 17 are invited to attend the New Orleans Women in Technology's second annual "Bring Your Daughter to Hack Day" at The University of New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    University Announces Eight Faculty Members Earn Promotions in 2015

    The University of New Orleans' Office of Academic Affairs announced that eight faculty members have earned promotions and/or tenure in 2015.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    New Orleans City Council Presents Proclamation to UNO for Annual Engineering Forum

    The New Orleans City Council presented a proclamation to University of New Orleans leaders to recognize UNO's College of Engineering and the University's third Engineering Forum, which will be held on Sept. 11.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    UNO Community Shows True Colors at Citywide Day of Service

    More than 200 University of New Orleans students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and parents took part in a beautification project at Einstein Charter Middle School in New Orleans East as part of the Citywide Day of Service on Aug. 29, 2015, the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    UNO Makes U.S. News & World Report's 'Least Debt' List for Fifth Year in a Row

    For the fifth 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 9, 2015

    New Orleans City Council Presents Proclamation to UNO for Annual Engineering Forum

    The New Orleans City Council presented a proclamation to University of New Orleans leaders to recognize UNO's College of Engineering and the University's 3rd Engineering Forum, which will be held on Sept. 11. The forum will cover contemporary engineering topics in electrical, naval, mechanical, civil and environmental, chemical, petroleum, and systems engineering, as well as engineering management. The proclamation was made at the request of council member Susan Guidry.

    Thursday, September 3, 2015

    UNO President Announces Retirement in January 2016

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that he will retire on January 31, 2016. Fos, a New Orleans native and UNO graduate, is the sixth leader in the 57-year history of the institution. He began his tenure as president in January 2012.

    Monday, August 31, 2015

    UNO Community Shows True Colors at Citywide Day of Service

    More than 200 University of New Orleans students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and parents took part in a beautification project at Einstein Charter Middle School in New Orleans East as part of the Citywide Day of Service on Aug. 29, 2015, the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

    Monday, August 31, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Holds Fall 2015 Convocation

    The University of New Orleans held its fall 2015 Faculty Staff Convocation on Monday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center. Convocation is an opportunity for the University's leadership to update faculty and staff on administrative developments and for academic deans to talk about new hires and plans in their colleges and departments.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Holds Fall 2015 Convocation

    The University of New Orleans held its fall 2015 Faculty Staff Convocation on Monday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center. Convocation is an opportunity for the University's leadership to update faculty and staff on administrative developments and for academic deans to talk about new hires and plans in their colleges and departments.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    New Students Arrive on Campus for Move-In Day

    Several hundred new freshmen and transfer students got settled into their residence halls today at the University of New Orleans--and they had a lot of help doing it. More than 150 UNO volunteers lugged boxes, bags, televisions, mini refrigerators and every other dorm necessity into Pontchartrain Halls North and South as part of the annual New Student Move-In Day.

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    New Provost Nicklow Brings Collaborative, Analytical Approach to UNO

    On July 1, Nicklow assumed his new role at UNO as provost and vice president for academic affairs; he held a similar position at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., where he spent 17 years. He previously served as assistant provost for enrollment management. During his tenure at SIU, he led initiatives for new academic programming, both on-campus and online, as well as efforts to improve cultural diversity, service learning in the community and undergraduate research.

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    UNO Engineering Dean Signs On to National Diversity Initiative

    Emir José Macari, dean of the University of New Orleans' College of Engineering, is among more than 100 engineering deans across the country to sign a letter this week pledging to attract and retain a more diverse student body in order to build the pipeline for the next generation of American engineers and entrepreneurs.

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    UNO Gets $800,000 NSF Grant to Conduct Advanced Manufacturing Research

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 5-year $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct advanced manufacturing research. UNO will join four other Louisiana universities--LSU, Louisiana Tech, Grambling and Southern--to establish the Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials.

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    UNO Engineering Dean Signs On to National Diversity Initiative

    Emir José Macari, dean of the University of New Orleans' College of Engineering, is among more than 100 engineering deans across the country to sign a letter this week pledging to attract and retain a more diverse student body in order to build the pipeline for the next generation of American engineers and entrepreneurs.

    Friday, August 7, 2015

    UNO Gets $800,000 NSF Grant to Conduct Advanced Manufacturing Research

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 5-year $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct advanced manufacturing research. UNO will join four other Louisiana universities--LSU, Louisiana Tech, Grambling and Southern--to establish the Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials.

    Friday, August 7, 2015

    UNO Named One of Nation's Best Colleges by Princeton Review

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's top institutions of higher education, according to the 2016 edition of The Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 380 Colleges." UNO is one of only three public universities in Louisiana to make the list

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    UNO Named One of Nation's Best Colleges by Princeton Review

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's top institutions of higher education, according to the 2016 edition of The Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 380 Colleges."

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    UNO to Launch First-Ever STEM Scholars Program for Incoming Freshmen

    The University of New Orleans will hold its first ever STEM Scholars program, a 5-day intensive boot camp for incoming freshmen from Aug. 5-10. Approximately 45 students will participate in the training program, which is designed to jump-start the college careers of students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    UNO to Launch First-Ever STEM Scholars Program for Incoming Freshmen

    The University of New Orleans will hold its first ever STEM Scholars program, a 5-day intensive boot camp for incoming freshmen from Aug. 5-10. Approximately 45 students will participate in the training program, which is designed to jump-start the college careers of students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    UNO Hosts Core Element STEM Summer Camps for Students and Teachers

    The University of New Orleans is hosting two, one-week Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Camps for students and middle school teachers, presented by Core Element, a local nonprofit that promotes quality teaching in STEM. Each interactive camp pairs students and teachers who learn and work side-by-side in UNO's Engineering Building as they explore LEGO EV3 Robotics and Arduino Microcomputer Programming.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    UNO Hosts Core Element STEM Summer Camps for Students and Teachers

    The University of New Orleans is hosting two, one-week Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Camps for students and middle school teachers, presented by Core Element, a local nonprofit that promotes quality teaching in STEM.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Roy Glapion to Receive 2015 UNO Distinguished Alumni Award

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that Roy Glapion is the recipient of the 2015 UNO Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award. Glapion will be honored at a reception on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport atrium as part of UNO's 2015 Alumni Week.

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    Roy Glapion to Receive 2015 UNO Distinguished Alumni Award

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that Roy Glapion is the recipient of the 2015 UNO Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award. Glapion will be honored at a reception on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport atrium as part of UNO's 2015 Alumni Week.

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    UNO Ranked Among World's Top Universities

    The University of New Orleans is ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world and the top 229 in the United States, according to a new list by the Center for World University Rankings.

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Festivities Kick Off 40th Anniversary of UNO-Innsbruck Program

    More than 400 students, faculty, staff, guests and dignitaries assembled in front of the Innsbruck Congress Haus on June 28 for the opening ceremony of the University of New Orleans-Innsbruck International Summer School in Tirol, Austria, marking the 40th anniversary of UNO's signature study abroad program. More than 10,000 students have participated in the international exchange, which was founded in 1976.

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    UNO Students Raise Money, Build Shelters for Earthquake Victims

    University of New Orleans students raised more than $8,000 for victims of this spring's devastating earthquake in Nepal, but their efforts did not stop there. Several members of the Nepalese Student Association of New Orleans returned to their homeland and helped design and build corrugated metal shelters in advance of the country's rainy monsoon season.

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    UNO Students Raise Money, Build Shelters for Earthquake Victims

    University of New Orleans students raised more than $8,000 for victims of this spring's devastating earthquake in Nepal, but their efforts did not stop there. Several members of the Nepalese Student Association of New Orleans returned to their homeland and helped design and build corrugated metal shelters in advance of the country's rainy monsoon season.

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    UNO Professor Named Educator of the Year by New Orleans Chapter of Engineering Society

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Enrique La Motta has been named Educator of the Year by the New Orleans chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. La Motta holds the Urban Waste Professorship in Civil Engineering at UNO, where he has taught for 22 years.

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    UNO Professor Named Educator of the Year by New Orleans Chapter of Engineering Society

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Enrique La Motta has been named Educator of the Year by the New Orleans chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. La Motta holds the Urban Waste Professorship in Civil Engineering at UNO, where he has taught for 22 years.

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    NASA, Louisiana Renew National Center for Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

    NASA, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and leaders from the University of New Orleans and LSU celebrated the renewal of their partnership in the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM) during a signing ceremony June 16 in New Orleans.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO Professor Gets $300,000 Grant for Cybersecurity Peer Instruction Project

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Irfan Ahmed has received a 2-year $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how peer instruction techniques can improve cybersecurity education. Unlike the traditional lecture approach to teaching, peer instruction encourages every student to actively participate in discussions with fellow students.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO Professor Named President-Elect of American Society of Civil Engineers

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Norma Jean Mattei has been elected president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for 2016. When she becomes president in 2017, she will be only the third woman in the 163-year history of the organization to hold the prestigious post.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO to Host Solar Day 2015

    The University of New Orleans will be the host site for Solar Day 2015, which will bring national experts on energy efficiency to the University's lakefront campus on Sunday, June 14. The day will feature presentations from authorities on solar energy, a student solar power competition, solar demonstrations, and education on how to lower utility bills and increase energy efficiency.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO Engineering Professor Earns Grant for Coastal Protection Project

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Malay Ghose Hajra is one of only three recipients of a 2015 applied research grant from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and The Water Institute of the Gulf. Ghose Hajra, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, will receive $108,000 to research coastal soil.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO's Scholarly Repository Marks One Millionth Download Milestone

    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

    NASA, Louisiana Renew National Center for Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

    NASA, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and leaders from the University of New Orleans and LSU celebrated the renewal of their partnership in the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM) during a signing ceremony June 16 in New Orleans.

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    UNO Professor Named President-Elect of American Society of Civil Engineers

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Norma Jean Mattei has been elected president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for 2016. When she becomes president in 2017, she will be only the third woman in the 163-year history of the organization to hold the prestigious post.

    Friday, June 5, 2015

    UNO Engineering Professor Earns Grant for Coastal Protection Project

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Malay Ghose Hajra is one of only three recipients of a 2015 applied research grant from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and The Water Institute of the Gulf. Ghose Hajra, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, will receive $108,000 to research coastal soil.

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    UNO Attends University of Louisiana Day at the Legislature

    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 UNO Press Releases "Sketchbook" of Folk Artist Clementine Hunter

    On the morning of August 28, 2005, folk art collector Richard Gasperi faced evacuation from New Orleans -- and the prospect of choosing what to save from among 500 important works he had acquired during his lifetime. He chose Clementine Hunter's 1945 sketchbook, a deeply personal, thoughtful depiction of Creole life in the Cane River area of rural Louisiana. This month, with Gasperi's help, the University of New Orleans Press releases previously unpublished works by one of the South's most important artists.

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    Google 'Security Princess' Offers Hacker Insights at UNO Lecture

    More than 200 University of New Orleans students packed an auditorium to hear Google's "Security Princess" discuss how she entered the digital security field and why "hacker" is not always a bad word. Parisa Tabriz delivered a Google Tech Talk entitled "The Hacker Spectrum: Tales of People that Break Things and How Being Hacker-Friendly Can Lead to Better Security." Tabriz, who heads up Google's security team, was introduced by UNO alumna and Google engineer Sabrina Farmer, who arranged the lecture.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    UNO Professor Earns $510,000 Naval Research Grant Through Young Investigator Program

    University of New Orleans faculty member Christine Ikeda has been awarded a 3-year $510,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research. Ikeda, an assistant professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, is one of 36 researchers around the country to be named a 2015 Young Investigator, which is one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country.

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    Google 'Security Princess' Offers Hacker Insights at UNO Lecture

    More than 200 University of New Orleans students packed an auditorium to hear Google's "Security Princess" discuss how she entered the digital security field and why "hacker" is not always a bad word. Parisa Tabriz delivered a Google Tech Talk entitled "The Hacker Spectrum: Tales of People that Break Things and How Being Hacker-Friendly Can Lead to Better Security." Tabriz, who heads up Google's security team, was introduced by UNO alumna and Google engineer Sabrina Farmer, who arranged the lecture.

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    UNO's Excellence in Cyber Defense Research Reaffirmed

    The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have once again designated the University of New Orleans as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research.

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    University of New Orleans Presents STEM Lecture for Undergraduate Majors

    The University of New Orleans presents two riveting lecutres next week designed to help introduce opportunities to students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    University of New Orleans Presents STEM Lecture for Undergraduate Majors

    The University of New Orleans presents two riveting lecutres next week designed to help introduce opportunities to students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    University of New Orleans Choral Director Shoots for the Stars with NASA

    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.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    Chair of UNO English Department Pens Op-Ed for Times-Picayune

    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.

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    UNO Electrical Engineering Student Takes 2nd Place in National STEM Competition

    University of New Orleans electrical engineering student Michael Flot Jr. took second place in a national science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition. Flot delivered an oral presentation about an automated growing system for plants that does not require soil and uses dramatically less water than normal farming methods. It is the focus of a senior design project for Flot and four classmates.

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    UNO Electrical Engineering Student Takes 2nd Place in National STEM Competition

    University of New Orleans electrical engineering student Michael Flot Jr. took second place in a national science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition. Flot delivered an oral presentation about an automated growing system for plants that does not require soil and uses dramatically less water than normal farming methods. It is the focus of a senior design project for Flot and four classmates.

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    Chair of UNO English Department Pens Op-Ed for Times-Picayune

    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

    World-Renowned Astrophysicist Coming to the University of New Orleans

    The University of New Orleans and the Pontchartrain Astronomical Society are pleased to welcome world-renowned astrophysicist Alexei Filippenko to the University of New Orleans Lakefront Campus this month to deliver his talk titled "Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe." Sciencelovers of all ages should take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience the tour de force lecture style of one of the greatest astronomers of our time.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    University of New Orleans Choral Director Shoots for the Stars with NASA

    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

    The University of New Orleans Presents Katrina @ 10 Events and Summit

    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

    New UNO Master's Degree in Transportation Approved

    The Louisiana Board of Regents has approved a new Master of Science in Transportation degree at the University of New Orleans, making it the first degree of its kind in the state. The program, which will launch in the fall semester of 2015, will also be one of the first in the United States that will train students in multimodal freight and passenger transportation systems.

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    UNO Alumni & Friends Give Over $50,000 through New Calling Center

    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

    James Carville Rouses Crowds at University of New Orleans Fall Commencement 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

    UNO Awards Research Prizes to Three Faculty Members

    The University of New Orleans announced that it has bestowed the 2014 UNO Research Recognition Prizes upon three faculty members. John Wiley, professor of chemistry, won the Research Excellence Prize; Malay Ghose Hajra, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, won the Early Career Research Prize; and Martin O'Connell, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, won the Competitive Funding Prize.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Macari Selected as New UNO Engineering Dean

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that Emir Jose Macari has been selected as the new dean of the College of Engineering. Macari is currently a professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the director of the California Smart Grid Center at California State University, Sacramento.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    UNO Alumni Help Lead Mayor's Plans to Celebrate City's 300th Anniversary

    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

    University of New Orleans Plans Memorial Service in Honor of Michael Mizell-Nelson

    The University of New Orleans has planned a memorial service on campus to honor a beloved professor who died this month of cancer.

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    The University of New Orleans Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society Initiates 40 new members

    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

    In Memoriam: Merritt C. Becker, Namesake of UNO Transportation Institute

    The namesake of the University of New Orleans' esteemed transportation research center has died.

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    UNO President Peter Fos Announces Recommendations for Academic Restructuring

    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

    Nicklow Selected as New UNO Provost

    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

    University of New Orleans Gears Up for Giving Tuesday

    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

    Starry Success: Space Day 2014 at the University of New Orleans

    The University of New Orleans welcomed approximately 150 students from New Orleans area schools to campus on Thursday, to participate in Space Day 2014. The inaugural event was designed to introduce youngsters to the joys and challenges - and especially the important - of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    UNO, Boeing, NASA, NCAM, Jacobs Tech Partner to Host Space Day

    Stomp rockets, structural towers, stocking of a spaceship ... even an astronaut is expected! Students from six area middle schools will visit the University of New Orleans this month for Space Day, a fun-filled day designed to raise interest in the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    Friday, November 7, 2014

    University of New Orleans Celebrates 40 Years of Study in Innsbruck with New Summer School Scholarships

    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

    Carville to Serve as UNO's Fall Commencement Speaker

    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 Expected to Get $1.8 Million through WISE Fund

    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

    UNO to Award Honorary Doctorate to Robert Merrick at Fall Commencement

    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

    IBM Hosts Networking Event at UNO

    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

    UNO Search Committee Narrows Large Pool of Applicants to Four Candidates for Provost

    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 Receives $210,000 Navy Grant to Improve Warship Design

    The University of New Orleans has received a $210,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Navy's Office of Naval Research to test information gathering and analysis techniques that will improve early-stage warship design.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Latter & Blum Donates $100,000 to UNO

    New Orleans-based real estate company Latter & Blum, Inc. has donated $100,000 to the University of New Orleans. Half of the gift will be used to support the University's newly created graduate certificate programs in coastal sciences and coastal engineering; the other half will go to scholarships.

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    UNO and GNO, Inc. Announce New Coastal Engineering and Science Certificates

    The University of New Orleans (UNO) and Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) announced the establishment of a Graduate Certificate in Coastal Engineering and a Graduate Certificate in Coastal Sciences. Both certificates were approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents today.

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    New Students at UNO Adopt the Privateer Promise

    New students at the University of New Orleans are adopting a credo: The Privateer Promise.

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    UNO Named One of Nation's Best in Undergraduate Education by Princeton Review

    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

    Calling All Engineers: UNO Gears Up for Second Annual Engineering Forum

    University of New Orleans engineers are now preparing for the University's second annual Engineering Forum, held in tandem next month with the 5th Southeast Symposium for Contemporary Engineering Topics.

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    UNO Materials Scientist Gets Grant to Help Develop New Solar Device at National Lab

    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

    UNO Hosts 2014 AMRI/Chemistry Summer Outreach Research Program

    On Friday, more than three dozen undergraduate and high school students from around the region delivered poster presentations at the University of New Orleans, where they spent the summer participating in advanced materials research.

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    Governor Jindal Signs Legislation to Create New Workforce Incentive Fund

    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

    UNO Announces Plan for Academic Revitalization and Restructuring

    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

    UNO Receives $1.5 Million Grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 5-year $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The grant is aimed at helping research universities improve persistence of students studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and reinvigorating introductory science courses.

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    UNO and Laitram Announce Year-Round Internship Program for Engineering Students

    The University of New Orleans announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Laitram, L.L.C. that will offer a year-round internship program for students in UNO's College of Engineering. Eligible UNO students will fill internships at one of Laitram's four operating divisions: Intralox, L.L.C.; Laitram Machinery, Inc.; Lapeyre Stair, Inc.; and Laitram Machine Shop, L.L.C.

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    UNO Gets $100,000 Gift from Louisiana Contractors' Education Trust Fund

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a $100,000 donation from the Louisiana Contractors' Education Trust Fund, which will be used to support students in the College of Engineering.

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

    Virgin Islands Teenager Visits UNO NAME School through the Make-A-Wish Foundation®

    A teenager from the Virgin Islands who loves cruise ships and dreams of becoming a ship designer last month visited the University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    UNO Engineering Professor Earns National Excellence in Teaching Award

    A University of New Orleans faculty member has earned the 2014 ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Malay Ghose Hajra, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, will receive the award at the American Society for Engineering Education's annual conference in Indianapolis, Ind. on June 17.

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    Soledad O'Brien to Speak at UNO Spring Commencement

    Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' spring commencement.

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    UNO COE Students Engineer Top-Notch Job Fair

    Engineers are known for their abilities to quickly assess situations and problems, develop plans, create networks and build superior systems that will last. On Monday, a team of able engineering students put those skills into action at the University of New Orleans College of Engineering unveiling a top-notch student-organized and student-run job fair that demonstrated state-of-the-art coordination.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Jewel of the South: University of New Orleans Towing Tank Gets A Face Lift

    NAME students and faculty -- and shipbuilders from around the region -- test their designs in the University's state-of-the-art-towing tank, which this spring received a face lift.

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Let the Games Begin! UNO Society of Women Engineers Turns Contemporary Dating Practice On Its Head

    On the eve of Valentine's Day, the University of New Orleans' chapter of the Society of Women Engineers turned tables on a contemporary dating tactic and hosted a speed networking event designed to introduce them to engineering professionals who helped them improve their resumes.

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    UNO and Port of New Orleans Announce Port Sustainability Project

    The University of New Orleans and the Port of New Orleans announced a 5-year agreement aimed at assessing the Port's activities in order to achieve greater sustainability.

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    UNO Announces Partnership with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    The University of New Orleans and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a partnership with the goal of encouraging and enhancing study in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines for UNO students and faculty.

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    UNO Alumnus Receives Prestigious Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award

    University of New Orleans alumnus Glen Grogan is the 2013 recipient of the Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award, presented by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). Grogan, a naval architect with the U.S. Navy, will accept the award at the ASNE Annual Honors Gala on Feb. 20 in Arlington, Va.

    Monday, February 17, 2014

    It's All in the Design for UNO Engineers

    Parviz Rastgoufard, Entergy Endowed Chair for Power Systems Engineering at the University of New Orleans College of Engineering, has a vision: A state-of-the-art program in which undergraduate engineering students shepherd their own designs from project to product and serve as a vital part of the city economy.

    Monday, January 6, 2014

    UNO Engineers Celebrate "Cap Day"

    The courtyard outside the University of New Orleans' College of Engineering crackled with excitement on Thursday as graduating seniors majoring in engineering gathered to participate in several traditions unique to their craft.

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    UNO Electrical Engineering Students Soar to New Heights with Senior Design Project

    A University of New Orleans blimp on Saturday circled near the ceiling of the UNO Recreation and Fitness Center, where more than 400 prospective students had gathered for Get to Know UNO, the University's signature fall open house.

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    UNO Partners with America's Freedom Sailor to Design World's Largest Accessible Tall Ship

    The University of New Orleans announced that its School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering has partnered with the nonprofit organization America's Freedom Sailor to help design the largest accessible tall ship in the world, and the only one in the United States.

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013

    UNO Hosts First Engineering Forum

    The University of New Orleans is proud to announce the first UNO Engineering forum, providing solutions to contemporary engineering topics in electrical, naval, mechanical and civil and environmental engineering.

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    UNO Engineering Experts Educate Jefferson Parish on Clean Water and Sanitation Needs

    The University of New Orleans Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has partnered with Jefferson Parish to create a community outreach video about clean water and sanitation needs that are supported through a millage tax up for renewal later this month.

    Monday, September 30, 2013

    UNO Hosts Girl Scouts of Southeast Louisiana for STEM Extravaganza

    Thousands of girls from the greater New Orleans area converged at the University of New Orleans lakefront campus on Saturday aiming to learn more about science, technology engineering and mathematics.

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    UNO Gets NSF Grant to Develop Motion Control for Ocean Current Turbines

    The University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering has received a $121,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop ocean current turbines that will be able to convert the energy of the sea into electricity.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013

    First-Year Students at UNO Take Advantage of Strengths Quest

    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

    $50,000 Gift from Hornbeck Offshore Leads Upgrades to Ship Design Computer Lab

    Donations from the shipbuilding and maritime industry, led by a $50,000 gift from Hornbeck Offshore Services, will enable the University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering to upgrade its ship design computer lab.

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    UNO Society of Women Engineers Plans Fall Fun

    A group of young female engineers at the University of New Orleans are creating a network that will help them to advance in their chosen professions - and encourage other young women to join fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013

    UNO Named One of Nation's Best Institutions for Undergraduate Education by Princeton Review

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    UNO Student Awarded Scholarship from Engineering Honor Society

    University of New Orleans undergraduate Kyle Tyson has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi. Of the 210 recipients, Tyson is the only student who attends a public university in Louisiana.

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    UNO Chapter of Golden Key International Honor Society Gains Momentum

    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

    A Laboratory at the University of New Orleans Is Officially the Coolest Place in the South

    A laboratory at the University of New Orleans Advanced Materials Research Institute is officially the coolest place in the South.

    Monday, June 17, 2013