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
Four undergraduates from the University of New Orleans recently participated in a statewide honors research invitational hosted by a sister university.
Wednesday, December 17, 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
University of New Orleans student Luis Tandalla won a $50,000 first prize on Thursday in a competition to develop innovative software to help teachers score student written responses to test questions. The Automated Student Assessment Prize, sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, seeks to address the need for high quality standardized tests to replace many of the current bubble tests.
Monday, October 8, 2012
University of New Orleans alumnus Patrick Scheuermann has been named director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Scheuermann previously served as director of the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss. He is a New Orleans native who earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from UNO.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
For the second straight year, the University of New Orleans ranks among the universities whose students graduate with the lightest debt loads, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Does your heart pound with love and pride for your school? The University of New Orleans launched today a new television commercial that depicts UNO as "the Heartbeat of the Crescent City."
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The University of New Orleans is one of the "25 Most Affordable Colleges," according to Newsweek's 2012 college rankings. The rankings are based on student debt and salary statistics. UNO ranks number 17 out of 25 institutions across the country.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Two 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
Groundbreaking research at the University of New Orleans moves to a new phase this month as Brandon Taravella tests his reconnaissance robotic eel in the water.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012