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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' spring commencement.
Monday, April 28, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 Advanced Materials Research Institute is officially the coolest place in the South.
Monday, June 17, 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
A summer outreach program designed to advance research skills of minority science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) students starts next week at the University of New Orleans.
Friday, May 24, 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
The University of New Orleans and Southern University at New Orleans have agreed to collaborate on a joint curriculum and degree program for SUNO students to earn engineering degrees at UNO. UNO President Peter J. Fos and SUNO Chancellor Victor Ukpolo participated in a signing ceremony on UNO's Lakefront Campus.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
University of New Orleans graduate Pawan Maharjan has been awarded a $10,000 graduate fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Fifteen students from the University of New Orleans Electrical Engineering Department made waves last week in a top-flight robotics contest, with two teams representing the University and one taking first prize. A pair of undergraduate students also took home a top prize in a related ethics contest.
Tuesday, April 9, 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
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
The robotic eel project led by a faculty member in the University of New Orleans' School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering was featured on the Discovery Channel Canada program Daily Planet.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 3-year $1.5 million NASA grant to make improvements to the nation's air traffic system.
Researchers will develop solutions to major challenges that are crucial for improving the efficiency and safety of the next-generation U.S. air traffic system, also known as NextGen. NextGen is the federal government's comprehensive overhaul of the national air traffic system, which will greatly increase air traffic capacity and safety.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center to Speak at UNO Commencement
Monday, November 19, 2012
University of New Orleans alumnus Bobby Savoie will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Southeast Symposium on Contemporary Engineering Topics on Friday, October 26 at 8:00 a.m. at the Lindy Boggs Conference Center in the UNO Research and Technology Park. One of the goals of the symposium is to bridge the gap between universities and the engineering industry.
Tuesday, October 23, 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
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
Two men with strong ties to the University of New Orleans stood in the spotlight earlier this month as they were honored by the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012