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