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
University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos and his wife, Lori, have established an endowed scholarship to help support female students pursuing a bachelor's degree in education at UNO. The $25,000 scholarship fund was made possible by a donation from the Foses as well as contributions from friends of the University.
Tuesday, August 25, 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
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
Jefferson Parish Public School System announced the hiring of 11 new principals earlier this month, and six of them are alumni of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development.
Friday, July 31, 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
A new book by faculty, staff and alumni at the University of New Orleans and Loyola University New Orleans examines the implications of the post-Katrina public education reform in New Orleans, which continues to garner substantial local, national and international attention.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
ScholarWorks@UNO, the University of New Orleans' online institutional repository, reached a major milestone this week as the one millionth item was downloaded from the site. The open access publishing platform archives and shares UNO's scholarship and creative work with researchers and interested readers worldwide. ScholarWorks houses more than 4,000 items representing faculty and student work across all disciplines. It includes dissertations and theses, undergraduate papers, conference proceedings and entries from peer-reviewed journals.
Friday, June 19, 2015
University of New Orleans administrators, staff members, students and alumni united with representatives from the eight other University of Louisiana System universities on Thursday for ULS Day at the Capitol.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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
University of New Orleans education professor Alonzo Flowers has been named a senior research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness. Flowers will remain employed at UNO while working with a diverse set of scholars to bring research and policy together for the benefit of students.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Now that Prospect 3.0 is over, the University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery will begin its spring exhibition programming with two concurrent Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibitions.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Jefferson Parish Public Schools System named three Principals of the Year yesterday - and all three honorees are alumnae of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Caroline Carson, director of choral activities at the University of New Orleans heads Monday to south Mississippi to attend a national address at the NASA Stennis Space Center. NASA's "State of NASA" media address will air at all 10 NASA centers around the U.S. Carson is a NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassador and speaks to groups "about space exploration, NASA missions, the universe and its ties to philosophy, theology, music, and wonder," she said.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Ten years ago this August, Hurricane Katrina devastated the region. Where are we as a city and a region 10 years later?
The University of New Orleans Department will host a "Katrina@10" summit that will bring new films and leading speakers from around the region to campus this semester to explore how the city and region have changed.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Office of University Advancement launched the UNO Calling Center in September 2014 in an effort to reach out to and reengage alumni, parents and friends --and over the last three months current University of New Orleans students staffing the caller center have raised more than $50,000, University officials said.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Political commentator James Carville urged all who attended Fall Commencement 2014 at the University of New Orleans to stick together and take an active role in advocating for the university.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Three University of New Orleans alumni will help to lead the city's 300th Anniversary Celebration, according to a statement issued by the mayor. Heading up the effort is Mark Romig, a 1978 alumnus who now heads the city's tourism and marketing corporation.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The University of New Orleans Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society initiated 40 new members on Friday. Approximately 100 people turned out for the candlelight ceremony held in the University Center.
Monday, December 15, 2014
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 this week celebrates Geography Awareness Week, a national effort spearheaded by the National Geographic Society. National Geographic created Geography Awareness Week to raise awareness in American education and excite people about geography as both a discipline and as a part of everyday life.
Friday, November 14, 2014
As part of Inaugural Alumni Week, the College of Education and Human Development hosted a special ceremony recognizing four graduates, students and a faculty member for outstanding work in their fields.
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 will name its University Center ballroom after State Sen. Theodore "Ted" M. Hickey, a champion of the institution who played an instrumental role in establishing UNO as well as changing its name. The request was approved by the University of Louisiana System Board on Oct. 24.
Tuesday, October 28, 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
University of New Orleans alumni Thomas and Constance Kitchen have donated $60,000 to help endow a first generation scholarship at UNO.
Monday, October 6, 2014
An alumna of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Development has been named High School Teacher of the Year by the Orleans Parish School Board.
Friday, October 3, 2014
University of New Orleans special education professor Linda Flynn-Wilson has received a 5-year $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train educators to work with young children with disabilities. Flynn-Wilson, a professor of special education and habilitative services, will prepare educational personnel to be fully credentialed to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities and their families.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
New students at the University of New Orleans are adopting a credo: The Privateer Promise.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Darrell Kruger, dean of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development, received the Certificate of Appreciation Award from the National Geographic Society. Kruger is a geographer and anthropologist.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 379 Colleges."
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
A University of New Orleans materials scientist has received a $10,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to help develop a new solar device at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Seven valedictorians from the greater New Orleans area will be attending the University of New Orleans this fall as members of the class of 2018.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Two University of New Orleans alumni brought home top awards in education last week, bringing home titles for Principal of the Year and Middle School Teacher of the Year.
Tuesday, July 15, 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 Louisiana Department of Education has recognized a handful of University of New Orleans alumni as finalists for two top education awards: Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year.
Monday, May 26, 2014
A University of New Orleans doctoral student has been named a 2014 Minority Fellow by the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Monday, May 5, 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
The University of New Orleans education administration program in the College of Education and Human Development is celebrating this week as students and alumni rack up regional awards.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined higher education leaders, including University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos, to announce a funding increase of $141.5 million for higher education institutions for the next fiscal year. The funding hike represents a 6.66 percent increase over the budget for the current fiscal year. This funding includes a new higher education workforce incentive initiative of $40 million that will better prepare Louisiana students to compete in the new global economy.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
As one of Louisiana's most diverse universities, the University of New Orleans is pulling out the stops to celebrate International Education Week, a national effort honoring the value that international students contribute to the U.S. culture and economy.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The University of New Orleans Department of Planning and Urban Studies this month launches GIS@UNO, an opportunity for high school and college students, academics and private sector professionals who work with IT/GIS in the region to come together for networking and problem-solving.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Carl Dolce, who served as superintendent of the New Orleans Public Schools from 1965-69, visited the University of New Orleans Earl K. Long Library this week, to get his first look at Orleans Parish School Board Collection, which documents more than 170 years of public education in New Orleans. Dolce, now living in Raleigh, NC, also sat down for an oral history interview with historian and adjunct faculty member Al Kennedy who plans to add the interview to the library's collection.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
The University of New Orleans plays host today to a congregation of higher education leaders in Louisiana. UNO professionals will present seminars at the conference.
Monday, September 23, 2013
A University of New Orleans alumnus and instructor has for the second time been selected as Teacher of the Week by Chevron Oil Company and the New Orleans Saints.
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
The University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development in September will hold two community events focusing on urban education. The UNO/Capital One Distinguished Urban Education Series, made possible by a grant from Capital One, will feature a presentation from Joyce King on Sept. 5 and one from Mariana Souto-Manning on Sept. 19. The lectures will take place at 7 p.m. at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center on UNO's campus; they are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Jefferson Parish Public School System announced 13 new principals this week -- and six of them are University of New Orleans alumni. All received or are pursuing Master's and doctoral degrees from UNO's College of Education and Human Development.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
The Louisiana Department of Education State Superintendent's Office announced Friday that University of New Orleans alumni took the 2014 state titles for "Principal of the Year" and "Teacher of the Year."
Monday, July 15, 2013
University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos became an honorary member of the Golden Key International Honor Society this week as the UNO chapter reinvigorated with a jolt of new leadership. Golden Key recently held its first new member recognition event at UNO in more than a decade.
The 147th Golden Key Chapter UNO was originally chartered on April 17, 1990, but until recently the group has been inactive, officials said. Restarting the chapter is part of a new era at UNO.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved the appointment of five University of New Orleans administrators during its board meeting in Baton Rouge.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The University of New Orleans ranks among the nation's leaders in low-cost colleges with high starting salaries for graduates, according to a new list compiled by the website Affordable Colleges Online. The rankings show the average starting salary for a UNO graduate is $41,600.
Monday, June 10, 2013
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 College of Education and Human Development honored on Tuesday outstanding alumnae, faculty and scholars, as well as seven recently retired faculty.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The University of New Orleans has appointed a new dean of the College of Education and Human Development. He will begin his tenure as Dean of the College of Education and Human Development on July 1, 2013.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The University of New Orleans proudly announces that April Whatley Bedford, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development, has been accepted to the 2013 Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, a professional program offered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
University of New Orleans education professor Brian Beabout has been awarded the 2013 Emerging Scholar Award from the Educational Change Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.
Monday, April 1, 2013
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
Nine alumni of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development are leading some of the most improved schools in the region, according to an article published in today's Times-Picayune.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The University of New Orleans today launched "Follow Me 2 UNO," a social media campaign aimed at engaging and recruiting prospective students. UNO students Emily Srofe and Brandan Bonds are at the center of the initiative in which they will try to enlist as many friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter to offer a first-person account of the life of a UNO student.
Friday, October 19, 2012
A double alumna of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development receives funding tomorrow to help bring science curriculum materials to kindergarteners in a local charter school.
Monday, October 1, 2012
University of New Orleans professor Belinda Cambre has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by PDK International, a global association of education professionals. Cambre is an assistant professor of educational leadership in UNO's College of Education and Human Development.
Tuesday, September 25, 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
In an effort to provide school leaders with more educational choices, the University of New Orleans will begin a new alternate certification program in educational leadership.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The program had been deactivated in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Enrollment begins in the fall 2012 semester.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Her new employer, Washington State University in Pullman, honored Ward last week with its Library Excellence Award. Ward has twice given the WSU library system more than $50,000 in books, mostly books for children and young adults.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012