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    UNO Hosts 2014 AMRI/Chemistry Summer Outreach Research Program

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

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    UNO Mathematics Department Hosts 2014 IABA Foundation Actuarial Boot Camp

    Next week, the University of New Orleans Department of Mathematics will host on campus an "Actuarial Boot Camp" organized by the International Association of Black Actuaries Foundation (IABA Foundation).

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    UNO St. Claude Gallery to host two concurrent exhibitions

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery will host two concurrent exhibitions on the continually pertinent subject of figuration and narrative in painting, said gallery director Kathy Rodriguez.

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Viva Roma! UNO Students Study Abroad in Italy

    Twenty-two students from the University of New Orleans and other universities are studying in Rome this summer as part of an annual summer study abroad program hosted by the UNO International Division of Education.

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    The Hills Are Alive! UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School Convenes 39th Summer Session

    For nearly 40 years, students at the University of New Orleans have spent their summers studying abroad in the hills of Innsbruck, Austria. The 500-year-old capital of the Austrian Alps calls has been home to 39 summer sessions and became a sister city to New Orleans in 1995, in an agreement forged following the longstanding and vibrant partnership between the University of Innsbruck and UNO.

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Former Louisiana Gov. Charles "Buddy" Roemer to Speak At UNO

    Money and politics don't always mix -- but a talk on the issue by a former Louisiana governor is expected to be a crowdpleaser on the University of New Orleans campus.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    University of New Orleans Professor Releases New Book on the History and Politics of Labor in New Orleans

    For centuries, writers have been drawn to New Orleans, essaying to capture the sounds, sights, mores, landscape, politics and culture of the Crescent City. Yet few have written about work in the 300-year-old city and now a University of New Orleans professor and his colleague have released a book on the topic.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    UNO's Planning and Urban Studies Department Completes Mapping and Analysis of Tremé

    Ninety-seven percent of the buildings in the historic Tremé neighborhood are rated either good or fair, according to a comprehensive mapping and analysis project completed by the University of New Orleans Department of Planning and Urban Studies. Out of 670 total buildings rated in the survey, 525 were deemed to be in good condition, while 124 were rated fair and 21 (3 percent) were rated poor.

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Alumni Spotlight: Ann Tuennerman, Founder and CEO of Tales of the Cocktail

    Tales of the Cocktail is an annual cocktail convention held in New Orleans French Quarter. The five-day festival, which included four days of seminars, parades and parties, brings thousands of visitors and nearly $15 million in economic impact each year to the city. Behind it all is Ann Tuennerman, a University of New Orleans alumna and local marketing guru who continually gives back to the UNO community.

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    NSA Announces UNO As Cyber Operations Center of Academic Excellence

    The National Security Agency announced this week that five new schools have been selected for the NSA's National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program. The University of New Orleans, which has boasted an elite cyber operations program for nearly a dozen years, joins the nation's finest in receiving this top honor.

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    UNO St. Claude Gallery Exhibits "Wet"

    Recent graduates of the University of New Orleans, together with UNO students, have formed a new collective and are showcasing their work this summer at the University's St. Claude Gallery.

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    UNO Sorority Chapter Sees National Spotlight as UNO Student Wins Top Award

    A University of New Orleans sorority chapter saw the spotlight last week as one of its members, to her surprise, received one of the national organization's top honors.

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    A University of New Orleans Alumna Is Named Principal of the Year

    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

    UNO Artists Participate in Mark of the Feminine

    Eight students, alumni and faculty at the University of New Orleans are participating this month in an exhibition at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center. The exhibition, called "Mark of the Feminine," is the first in a series of exhibitions to be produced by the CAC focusing on the community of artists working in New Orleans.

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    UNO Campuses Become Tobacco-Free on Aug. 1

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that UNO's campuses will become tobacco-free effective Aug. 1. UNO is complying with a state law that requires all public colleges and universities to develop and implement smoke-free policies on their campuses by Aug. 1.

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Honor Society Grant Will Help UNO-CHART Risk Literacy Project

    The honor society Phi Kappa Phi announced that former University of New Orleans graduate research assistant Race Hodges is the recipient of a 2014 Literacy Grant, which will allow UNO's Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) to expand its risk literacy project.

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    University of New Orleans Hosts Fourth Annual Shell Energy Camp

    Twenty high schoolers interested in studying science, mathematics, engineering and technology joined a special camp in early June hosted by Shell Oil and the University of New Orleans. Now in its fourth year, the annual summer energy camp for minority STEM students is designed to expose area high schoolers to STEM concepts, as well as resources and opportunities within the oil, gas and energy industries.

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Alumni Spotlight: New Orleans Artist and Two-Time UNO Alumnus Dan Tague

    New Orleans artist and two-time University of New Orleans alumnus Dan Tague recently won a national fine arts contest and added the top honor to a growing list of achievements.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    Director of UNO Merritt C. Becker Jr. Transportation Institute Speaks with U.S. Transportation Secretary at Gallier Hall

    The director of the University of New Orleans Merritt C. Becker Jr. Transportation Institute heads downtown on Wednesday to speak with local and federal leaders.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    University of New Orleans Introduces Privateer Advising Days

    A new program on the University of New Orleans Lakefront campus is designed to allow incoming freshmen a chance to become familiar with campus and get a head start enrolling in classes, even before attending New Student Orientation.

    Monday, June 30, 2014

    Director of the UNO Creative Writing Workshop Creates National Buzz with New Book Due Out in 2015

    A debut novel from a UNO faculty member won't hit shelves until 2015, but it's already generating national attention. M.O. Walsh, the director of the Creative Writing Workshop at UNO, had his first novel accepted for publication in July 2013 by Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam. Einhorn (the editor of bestsellers like The Help and The Widow of the South) acquired the world rights for Walsh's book in a pre-empt deal as soon as she read it, not allowing the book to ever go to auction.

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    University of New Orleans Gears Up for Satchmo Summerfest

    For more than a dozen years, the University of New Orleans Ethel and Herman Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies has co-sponsored educational seminars at the city's acclaimed annual "Satchmo SummerFest," and this year, like every year, the program just gets better.

    Monday, June 23, 2014

    Fun on Campus: Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Releases Results

    Campus life gets more exciting at the University of New Orleans, where the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership released results on Friday that show student fun and leadership activities have reached an all-time high.

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    Governor Jindal Signs Legislation to Create New Workforce Incentive Fund

    Leaders from higher education systems across Louisiana joined Governor Bobby Jindal on Thursday to sign new legislation that will create a new higher education workforce incentive initiative and increase higher education funding by dedicating $40 million to better prepare Louisiana students to compete in the new global economy.

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    American Idol Returns to UNO Lakefront Arena

    Now in its fourteenth season, American Idol begins a nationwide search this month for the best undiscovered talent in the country. A top stop will be New Orleans, where auditions will take place next week at Lakefront Arena on the University of New Orleans' Lakefront campus.

    Monday, June 16, 2014

    UNO Announces Plan for Academic Revitalization and Restructuring

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced a plan and process to revitalize and restructure the University's academic programs.

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    First-Generation Mentoring Program at UNO Gains Momentum

    Student Success Counselor Nick Fuselier is recruiting new students to participate in the First-Generation Mentoring Program designed for students who are the first in their families to attend college.

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    University of New Orleans Welcomes Fall Freshmen through "NSO at UNO"

    Nearly 250 fall freshmen arrived at the University of New Orleans today to participate in New Student Orientation. The two-day overnight program runs several times each summer and is designed to introduce new students to campus and help them acclimate before school starts in August.

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Greek Life at the University of New Orleans Expands with New Fraternity

    Greek Life at the University of New Orleans is expanding with the addition of another fraternity.

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    UNO Designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by NSA

    The University of New Orleans has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency for a period of five years. UNO is the first university in Louisiana to achieve the designation.

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    Publishers Weekly Touts University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop in Inaugural Survey of Creative Writing Programs in the U.S.

    Publishers Weekly, America's largest trade magazine for publishers and writers, glowingly mentions the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop this month in its inaugural "Survey of Creative Writing Programs in the U.S."

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    UNO and Loyola University Host Juried Joint Exhibition of Works by Metro Area Fine Arts Students

    Fine arts students at the University of New Orleans and Loyola University of New Orleans collaborate this month to host a juried student exhibition of works by fine arts students in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area.

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    New Orleans Jazz Institute Announces The Irvin Mayfield School of Music at UNO

    The New Orleans Jazz Institute located at the University of New Orleans celebrates 20 years of Project Prodigy Summer Music Camp by announcing The Irvin Mayfield School of Music that will be held on the campus of UNO.

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    UNO Professor of Professional Practice Irvin Mayfield Jr. Receives The Gordon Parks Foundation Award

    Grammy-winning trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, Jr. joins designer Vera Wang, artist Lorna Simpson and filmmaker Ed Zwick tonight in receiving the Gordon Parks Foundation Award in New York City. Mayfield is both a professor of professional practice in the University of New Orleans Music Department and an alumnus of the University.

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    UNO President Peter Fos Named to Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos has been appointed to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Charles Johnson. Fos' appointment will last two years.

    Friday, May 30, 2014

    GiveNOLA Day Brings a Little Something Extra for UNO

    The University of New Orleans participated in a community-wide giving campaign in May that brought extra funds to its development fund.

    Monday, May 26, 2014

    UNO Alumni Named Finalists for 2015 Principal of the Year, Teacher of the Year

    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

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

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

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    New Leadership Joins Driftwood

    New leadership joins Driftwood, the student-run weekly at the University of New Orleans, with plans to transform the look, feel and content of the newspaper.

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    Soledad O'Brien Speaks at Spring Commencement 2014

    Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien served as the principal speaker and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at the University of New Orleans' spring commencement 2014. She delivered an uplifting speech that drew largely on her own upbringing and feats as a journalist.

    Monday, May 19, 2014

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

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

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

    UNO Researcher Finds Tackling Test Anxiety May Help Prevent More Severe Problems

    Showing students how to cope with test anxiety might also help them to handle their built-up fretfulness about other issues, according to a new study by a University of New Orleans researcher.

    Monday, May 12, 2014

    Cameras Roll at UNO Film Festival

    What are you doing this weekend? The University of New Orleans Film Festival is showing nearly 70 short films developed, directed and produced by UNO students, alumni and friends from universities across the country.

    Friday, May 9, 2014

    UNO-CHART'S Community Rating System Works To Increase Resilience and Lower Flood Insurance Premiums

    A community rating system developed by the University of New Orleans' Center for Hazards Assessment, Response, and Technology (UNO-CHART) saved certain Louisiana residents more than $32 million on flood insurance premiums in 2013.

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

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

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

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    Ready to Mambo? Join Us at UNO on Saturday

    Twenty-nine boiling teams, five live bands and thousands of pounds of crawfish: That's the plan for Saturday, when the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association hosts the Third Annual Crawfish Mambo Cook-off and music festival on the Lake.

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    UNO Alumnus Named Finalist in Student Academy Awards

    James Roe, a recent graduate of the University of New Orleans, is one of 41 finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 41st Student Academy Awards. He is the only honoree from a Louisiana university and the first person in UNO's history to be named a finalist.

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

    UNO College of Sciences Celebrates 41st Honors Convocation

    The 41st annual College of Sciences Honors Convocation was held on Wednesday, April 23, in the University Center Ballroom.

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    Rising Tide author John M. Barry Visits UNO

    Leading author and historian John M. Barry, best known in the South for his books on the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, visits the University of New Orleans on Friday to speak about wetlands loss and coastal restoration in Louisiana.

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    The University of New Orleans Participates in GiveNOLA Day

    The University of New Orleans next week joins more than 300 organizations participating in GiveNOLA Day, the community's first one-day online giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger and thriving community for all. Of the four universities participating, UNO is the only one representing public higher education.

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    UNO Doctoral Student Wins Award from International Precious Metals Institute

    A University of New Orleans doctoral student in chemistry has won a $5,000 prize from the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) that will help support his research of very small gold particles.

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    Theatre UNO Performs Rx

    Rx, a play by Kate Fodor, debuted on the UNO campus last night at the Robert E. Nims Lab Theatre.

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Soledad O'Brien to Speak at UNO Spring Commencement

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

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    University of New Orleans Honors Student Leaders

    Student leaders were honored Tuesday at the University of New Orleans, where the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership handed out key awards at an annual leadership ceremony.

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    UNO's National Model United Nations Team Racks Up Awards in NYC

    UNO's Model United Nations Delegation wins four awards at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Atkins Named NOJO Musician of the Year

    UNO Professor Victor "Red" Atkins was honored last week at the Third Annual New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's (NOJO) Big Beat Gala. Atkins received the NOJO Musician of the Year Award. UNO President Peter J. Fos received NOJO's Excellence in Education Award.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    University of New Orleans Rocks Jazz Fest

    The University of New Orleans family once again rocks Jazz Fest, with 88 alumni, students, staff and faculty giving more than 150 performances at the annual festival hosted at the New Orleans fairgrounds by the Jazz and Heritage Foundation. For years, UNO has boasted a greater showing at Jazz Fest than any other university, a testament to the strength of the University's Music Department and acclaimed jazz studies program.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Muslim Student Association Presents Hijab Awareness Day

    Hijab is a veil worn by Muslim women in the presence of adult men outside their family. The term can also be symbolic, meaning "the veil which separates man or the world from God." Today, Muslim men and women attending the University of New Orleans helped students to understand Islamic hijab and values of modesty.

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    UNO Heads to the Capitol for UL System Day at the Louisiana Legislature

    The University of New Orleans participates today in the University of Louisiana System Day at the Louisiana Legislature State Capitol Rotunda.

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Einstein Week at UNO Begins with a Bang

    Einstein Week at the University of New Orleans began with a bang.

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Jerolleman Named 2014 College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna

    Emergency management executive Alessandra Jerolleman is the recipient of the 2014 University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna Award.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    UNO COE Students Engineer Top-Notch Job Fair

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

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    UNO Professor to Chair Transportation Committee of National Board

    University of New Orleans faculty member John Renne has been named a committee chair of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. Renne, associate professor of planning and urban studies and director of the Merritt C. Becker UNO Transportation Institute, will chair the Transportation and Land Development Committee for a 3-year term.

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    University of New Orleans Brings Home Awards from SROW

    For the sixth year in a row, the University of New Orleans Orientation Leaders returned with awards from the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop, also known as SROW.

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

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

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

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    In Memoriam: Philosophy Professor Donald Hanks

    Donald K. Hanks, professor emeritus of philosophy, passed away earlier this month at the age of 79. Hanks taught at the University of New Orleans for four decades, from 1967 until his retirement in 2006.

    Monday, March 31, 2014

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

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

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    UNO Music Students, Alumni nominated for 2014 Big Easy Awards

    Several members of the UNO Music Department family have been nominated for 2014 Big Easy Awards, the prestigious music awards presented by the Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education. Winners will be announced April 21 at a gala at Harrah's New Orleans.

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    UNO Imperial Barrel Award Team Honored at Regional Competition

    The University of New Orleans' 2014 Imperial Barrel Award team placed fourth in a field of 13 universities at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' Gulf Coast Regional Competition held in Houston March 20-21. The Imperial Barrel Award program pits geosciences teams from universities across the world against each other in a competition to analyze an oil and gas reserve. In the regional competition, only the top four teams receive awards.

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    In Memoriam: UNO Professor Stanley Leibo

    Stanley Leibo passed away on March 25 after a battle with melanoma at the age of 77. He was a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences since 1999 and a pioneering researcher in cryobiology. His expertise involved freezing cells and tissues without damaging their contents.

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    UNO and Nunez Sign Articulation Agreement in Business Administration

    An articulation agreement between the University of New Orleans and Nunez Community College will allow Nunez students to transfer into programs in the College of Business Administration at UNO.

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    Former Louisiana Poet Laureate to Read New Poetry at UNO

    Darrell Bourque, the former Louisiana poet laureate, will read from his new collection of poetry on the campus of the University of New Orleans on Wednesday, March 26. The reading will take place at 8 p.m. in the lounge (room 197) of the Liberal Arts Building.

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    UNO Student Takes Top Honors at State of the Coast Conference

    The New York City-based ensemble Contemporaneous has accepted an invitation from music professor Yotam Haber to do a new music residency at the University of New Orleans that includes master classes and two free concerts on March 24-25 at the University's Performing Arts Center.

    Friday, March 21, 2014

    New York City Ensemble Contemporaneous to Visit UNO for Master Classes, Free Concerts

    The New York City-based ensemble Contemporaneous has accepted an invitation from music professor Yotam Haber to do a new music residency at the University of New Orleans that includes master classes and two free concerts on March 24-25 at the University's Performing Arts Center.

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    UNO Students and Alumni Vie for Big Easy Theater Awards

    Continuing a long tradition of success, the University of New Orleans Film and Theatre Department Chair and a host of alumni and students are nominated for a raft of Big Easy Theater Awards.

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    Theatre UNO Presents To Kill A Mockingbird

    Three of America's favorite characters -- Boo Radley, Atticus Finch and Scout Finch -- appear this month at the University of New Orleans, where an award-winning theatre troupe will perform a stage adaptation of the classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird."

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    Privateer Park Renamed First NBC Ballpark

    The New Orleans Privateers and First NBC Bank announced a philanthropic partnership which will rename the University of New Orleans baseball facility to Maestri Field at First NBC Ballpark.

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    Jazz at the Sandbar Spring 2014 Series Begins Wednesday with Saxophonist Dave Liebman

    With a career that spans nearly four decades, master reedman Dave Liebman will kick off the University of New Orleans spring series of Jazz at the Sandbar on the Thursday with the power of a jazz legend.

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    UNO Presents International Conference on Emile Zola and Naturalism

    University of New Orleans' College of Liberal Arts faculty are spending their Spring Break co-hosting and presenting papers at an important international conference on the contributions of French writer Emile Zola.

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    UNO Researchers Develop Process to Make Microscopic Gold 'Peas in a Pod'

    University of New Orleans researchers have developed a process for the fabrication of complex microscopic gold structures that mimic peas in a pod. The research, which will appear in a prestigious European chemistry journal, is significant because it could lead to new advances in a variety of areas including cancer treatment.

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    Two UNO Professors to Be Featured in Science Channel's 'Strip the City 2'

    Two University of New Orleans professors will be featured in an episode of the Science Channel program "Strip the City 2," which will air on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 9 p.m. Creators of the show, now in its second season, say that it peels back the layers of major cities to unveil the hidden technology that protects humans from the onslaught of nature's most terrifying threats.

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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

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

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Greater New Orleans Writing Project Presents WriteFest 2014: Creativity and the Common Core

    The Greater New Orleans Writing Project, in conjunction with the UNO English Department, hosts teachers, literacy professionals, and administrators this week at WriteFest 2014, an all-day conference focused on writing, creativity, and the Common Core.

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

    UNO Opens UL System's First Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Room

    The University of New Orleans became on Tuesday the first member of the University of Louisiana System to have a prayer and meditation space open to all people, regardless of faith or belief.

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    UNO Graduate Student Interning with Kennedy Center

    University of New Orleans graduate student Hayley Westphal is participating in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' nationally recognized internship program.

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    UNO Alumnus Receives Prestigious Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award

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

    Monday, February 17, 2014

    UNO Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Wins National Award

    The director of student involvement and leadership at the University of New Orleans this spring receives a national award for her winning work.

    Monday, February 17, 2014

    Star-Crossed Series Filmed at University of New Orleans' Nim Center Studios

    Teenagers and twenty-somethings around the world will curl up on couches tonight, eyes transfixed, to watch Star-Crossed, a new CW network science-fiction drama set in Louisiana. The show, which has already wrapped filming for a second season, was partially filmed and produced at the University of New Orleans' acclaimed Nims Center Studios, located on the University's Harahan campus. Star-Crossed airs locally at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 on WNOL.

    Monday, February 17, 2014

    UNO Crowns 2014 Royal Homecoming Court

    The University of New Orleans crowns the 2014 Royal Homecoming Court during the halftime of a New Orleans basketball victory over the Nicholls State Colonels.

    Saturday, February 15, 2014

    Writing Expert Visits First-Year English Classes at UNO

    First-year students at the University of New Orleans are boning up on grammar and composition rules this week as they prepare to meet the author of their English textbooks.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    UNO Announces 2014 Emerging Leaders

    The University of New Orleans Office of Student Involvement and Leadership celebrates a new class of emerging leaders.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    UNO Transportation Institute Partners with Port of New Orleans

    The Merritt C. Becker University of New Orleans Transportation Institute and the Port of New Orleans announced a partnership that will focus on transportation research, community outreach and workforce development. In support of these projects, the Port will provide an in-kind match of organizational resources worth approximately $215,000 to the UNO Transportation Institute.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    UNO Named One of Princeton Review's Best Value Colleges for 2014

    The University of New Orleans has been selected one of the Best Value Colleges for 2014 by The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review chose 150 undergraduate schools, 75 public and 75 private, to profile in its annual book "The Best Value Colleges: The 150 Best-Buy Schools and What It Takes to Get In."

    Monday, February 10, 2014

    UNO 2013-14 Musical Excursions Presents the Ethos Percussion Group

    The University of New Orleans 2013-14 Musical Excursions series presents a performance next week by the Ethos Percussion Group.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    First Class of UNO GE Capital Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program Gets to Work

    The GE Capital Technology Center in New Orleans recently launched its first Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SWEAP) class with 13 students from the University of New Orleans. These students will apprentice with GE Capital while earning their degree and will receive formal industry mentorship and training in addition to their hands-on work experience.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    Prospective Students Arrive Next Week for Explore UNO

    High school juniors and seniors, as well as prospective college transfer students to the University of New Orleans, have a special opportunity next week to learn more about academics and life on the Lakefront campus. For the second year in a row, the University's Office of Enrollment Services is inviting prospective students to Explore UNO.

    Friday, January 31, 2014

    Geocent CEO Savoie Named 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

    Robert "Bobby" Savoie, chief executive officer of Geocent, has been named the University of New Orleans 2013 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

    Homecoming Celebration: University of New Orleans Plans a Week of Fun

    A proverbial Blue and Silver welcome mat is in in the making at the University of New Orleans, where students, faculty and staff are readying for a blowout Homecoming celebration.

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Elite Flutist Holds Recital at UNO

    Six years into her stint as second flutist in the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarah Schettler hosts a solo recital concert at the University of New Orleans on Sunday.

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    UNO Unveils Mentoring Program for First-Generation Students

    The first member of a family to attend college faces a unique set of challenges, studies show. A new mentoring program at the University of New Orleans is designed to help first-generation students surmount those hurdles, stay in school and achieve success.

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    Brown Foundation Grant Will Help Establish UNO Office of Service Learning

    A $300,000 grant over five years from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation will help the University of New Orleans establish a new Office of Service Learning. The goal of the office is to engage undergraduate and graduate students in academic work that intersects with the needs of community organizations.

    Friday, January 17, 2014

    Privateers Place 15 on Southland Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll

    The New Orleans Privateers placed 15 student-athletes on the Southland Conference 2013 Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll, announced the league office on Wednesday afternoon.

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    Ron Washington to Speak at New Orleans Privateers Dugout Club Event

    New Orleans native and current Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington will be the guest speaker for the New Orleans Privateers Baseball Dugout Club membership interest meeting on Thursday.

    Thursday, January 9, 2014

    University of New Orleans Honors Louise Williams Arnolie

    Fifty-five brave African-American students helped the University of New Orleans to open as an integrated institution in 1958, paving the way for thousands of others to follow in their footsteps. Louise Williams Arnolie was among those trailblazing students -- and today the University named a special room in her honor.

    Saturday, December 21, 2013

    University of New Orleans Celebrates Fall Commencement 2013

    Fifty-five years after the University of New Orleans was the first university in the American South to open its doors as a fully integrated institution, members of the Class of 1958 sat in front-row seats to celebrate commencement at the Lakefront Arena. Now in their 70s, they were honored as "the 55," or the University's first African-American students.

    Saturday, December 21, 2013

    UNO Graduate Student Receives Second Annual Joseph Patrick Uddo Scholarship in Screenwriting

    The memory of a New Orleans native and his love of films and filmmaking continues at the University of New Orleans, where a scholarship in his honor was recently awarded to a new member of the New Orleans film industry.

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    Service Is In His Blood: Meet the New President of the UNO International Alumni Association

    A team-based leader who prefers to operate by consensus, Dr. Rodriguez plans to bring the same vision, precision and scrutiny that he employs in his laboratory and classroom to the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association when he takes the helm in January and mounts an aggressive push to reengage alumni.

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    UNO Graduate Student Receives ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Scholarship

    Agid decided to return to school and is now in his last year in the master's degree program at the University. He expects to receive a Master of Music degree from UNO in May.

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    UNO Community Declares "This I Believe"

    Souls were on display last month at the University of New Orleans as first-year students, faculty, staff and prospective students participating in the University's flagship Common Read program read aloud from personal essays at a well-attended gathering on campus. The writing project is tied to an international organization, nationally bestselling book and National Public Radio project entitled This I Believe.

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    UNO Jazz Studies Professor Releases "Home Remembered"

    A beloved professor in the University of New Orleans acclaimed jazz studies program releases a new CD this week with help from his European band.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    UNO to Honor First African-American Students at Fall Commencement

    The University of New Orleans will honor the University's first African-American students during the fall commencement ceremony which will take place at 3 p.m. on Dec. 20 in the Lakefront Arena.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    UNO Service Coalition Gives Back

    Students at the University of New Orleans are encouraged to give back to their community and this fall a committed group of students are doing just that.

    Monday, December 9, 2013

    UNO Engineers Celebrate "Cap Day"

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

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    UNO Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa Welcomes New Members

    Twenty-nine movers and shakers from the University of New Orleans recently joined a national honor society that is carefully rebuilding its circle at the University since Hurricane Katrina.

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    Six UNO Graduates Named New Orleans CityBusiness 2013 Women of the Year

    Six University of New Orleans graduates were named New Orleans CityBusiness 2013 Women of the Year, and one of the honorees was singled out as the 2013 Woman of the Year. Lizette Terral, the New Orleans region president for JP Morgan Chase Bank, headlined the list of illustrious professionals. She earned her Master's of Business Administration from UNO.

    Monday, December 2, 2013

    New Orleans Privateers Gear Up for Thanksgiving - and Basketball Doubleheader

    As Thanksgiving approaches, the New Orleans Privateers are out in the greater New Orleans community, showing service to the city, the university and local neighborhoods. Ongoing efforts to collect food for the city's largest food bank will culminate in a food collection at this weekend's basketball doubleheader, where the Privateers hope to see outstanding community support.

    Friday, November 22, 2013

    Latin American Delegation Visits UNO

    A delegation from Latin America visited the University of New Orleans on Thursday to learn about emerging distance education programs and technologies at UNO.

    Friday, November 22, 2013

    American Warrior Week Takes Root at University of New Orleans

    Veterans' Day gained more visibility at the University of New Orleans this year, where a local chapter of a national fraternity instituted a week of events to raise awareness of issues facing the nation's military heroes and raise funds to help support wounded warriors.

    Friday, November 22, 2013

    University Welcomes Crowds at Get to Know UNO

    The University of New Orleans campus buzzed with energy and excitement on Saturday as UNO faculty, staff and administrators welcomed more than 400 prospective students to campus for the University's new signature fall open house, Get to Know UNO.

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    UNO Celebrates Geography Week

    The University of New Orleans celebrates Geography Week, a national effort spearheaded by the National Geographic Society, to raise awareness of issues in geography and draw attention to the field.

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    UNO Freshman Wins Gordon Scholarship in Brass

    First-year student Devin Belton saw his academic and music careers crescendo last night as he received the University's first Gordon Scholarship in Brass, an award established last year with a gift from local jazz enthusiasts.

    Friday, November 15, 2013

    UNO Professor to Lead Pioneering Field Course in Central Africa

    A University of New Orleans biology professor will help lead a pioneering undergraduate field course on tropical ecology and conservation in the Central African country of Gabon during the summer of 2014.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    Award-winning Playwright Mark Medoff Unveils Parsifal Worthy at UNO

    Tony Award winner and Academy Award-winning nominee Mark Medoff unveils his latest original script, Parsifal Worthy, on the UNO stage.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    UNO Basketball Coach Rappels Benson Tower for Louisiana Special Olympics

    Spiderman may have a new rival in New Orleans Privateers basketball coach Mark Slessinger, who today will rappel down Benson Tower in downtown New Orleans in support of Louisiana Special Olympics.

    Friday, November 8, 2013

    UNO Computer Science Department Awarded $663,000 Navy Contract to Develop Mapping Systems

    The University of New Orleans Department of Computer Science has been awarded a 5-year $663,000 research contract by the Naval Research Laboratory to develop next-generation defense mapping systems.

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    Delgado and UNO Leaders Announce Privateer Bound Program

    Delgado Community College and the University of New Orleans announced the launch of Privateer Bound, which allows Delgado students who enroll in the program to take all of their classes on UNO's campus and enjoy the benefits of the UNO student experience before seamlessly transferring to UNO once they have fulfilled their course requirements.

    Thursday, October 31, 2013

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Exhibit "Objects in Mirrors"

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery hosts next month a six-week exhibition curated by UNO Artist-in-Residence Ariya Martin titled "Objects in Mirrors."

    Thursday, October 31, 2013

    Share Your Memories! Lakefront Arena Gears Up for 30th Anniversary with Free Giveaway, Tickets to Widespread Panic

    Lakefront Arena gears up for a 30th anniversary celebration with a free giveaway of hot seats to Widespread Panic, a Southern rock band returning this week to play a three-day festival known as NOLA-ween.

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013

    UNO to Award Honorary Doctorate to Pres Kabacoff

    The University of New Orleans announced that it will award an honorary doctorate to real estate developer and civic leader Pres Kabacoff at its fall 2013 commencement ceremony, which will take place on Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Lakefront Arena.

    Monday, October 28, 2013

    Egyptologist Speaks at UNO

    Eight days before Halloween, the University of New Orleans plays host to a talk by a renowned local Egyptologist who will unveil a local collection of prehistoric Egyptian mummies, coffins, cartonnages, papyrus and other artifacts.

    Thursday, October 24, 2013

    Former New Orleans Schools Superintendent Visits UNO, Reviews School Board Collection

    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

    UNO Lands Most Alumni on 2013 New Orleans CityBusiness Money Makers List

    Fifteen University of New Orleans alumni--more than any other university--are among the 2013 New Orleans CityBusiness Money Makers. Money Makers is an annual special publication that honors 50 financial professionals for their career and community achievements in banking, corporate, investment and professional categories.

    Monday, October 7, 2013

    UNO Student Leaders Converge at This Month's Leadership Summit

    Student leaders from more than 130 organizations at the University of New Orleans will spend time together this month at a special summit designed to strengthen their individual and collective strength.

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013

    Lambda Chi Leads UNO Campus in "Watermelon Bust"

    Flying watermelons! The University of New Orleans campus was a colorful sight on Saturday as Greek fraternities and sororities clad in team colors flung watermelons and participated in obstacle-course-like events in support of the UNO chapter of Lambda Chi fraternity and a national effort to raise money for a food bank.

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    Mardi Gras Indians Come to UNO Campus

    Anyone who's ever heard the Dixie Cups' 1965 pop hit "Iko Iko" and wondered what a "spy boy" or a "flag boy" is may wish to visit the University of New Orleans campus on Friday, where Mardi Gras Indians will perform in full regalia.

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    Jazz @ the Sandbar Begins Fall Season at UNO

    The University of New Orleans swings into fall tomorrow with the return of Jazz @ the Sandbar, a weekly opportunity for to enjoy musical performances by some of New Orleans' most prominent and up-and-coming musicians.

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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

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

    Monday, September 30, 2013

    Sigma Kappa Hosts "Ultraviolet Volleyball" at UNO

    The University of New Orleans chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority hosted its first annual Ultraviolet Volleyball tournament on campus on Tuesday in an effort to raise money for Alzheimer's research.

    Friday, September 27, 2013

    UNO Campus Participates in Global PARK(ing) Day

    The University of New Orleans Service Coalition and sustainability leaders on campus today drew attention to a need for public parks and public space by participating in an international effort called PARK(ing) Day.

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    Political Science Experts Speak at UNO about "Arab Spring"

    More than two years after the Arab Spring, leading experts return to the University of New Orleans next month to discuss prospects for democratic and civil society in the Middle East.

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    UNO Hosts Conference of Leading Louisiana Higher Education Professionals

    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

    Southern Rep and UNO Announce Partnership

    Southern Rep Theatre will partner with the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop for the 2013-14 academic year by inviting students to participate in its Lagniappe Series play slam, 6x6, and other new play development activities.

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    First Year Experience Helps Students Start Strong

    First Year Experience at the University of New Orleans hosted today a second annual academic resource fair designed to help ensure that students "start strong." Students who start strong, say University officials, are more likely to have a strong student experience and strong finish.

    Thursday, September 19, 2013

    UNO's Creative Writing Workshop and WWNO Launch 'Storyville'

    The Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans and WWNO will launch a new collaboration called "Storyville," which will bring true stories about New Orleans to listeners of public radio.

    Thursday, September 19, 2013

    Center Austria Hosts Two Lectures in September

    The University of New Orleans Center Austria hosts two lectures this month, including one this afternoon.

    Thursday, September 19, 2013

    Big Easy Classic a Big Event for Privateer Tennis

    The New Orleans Privateers will be hosting the second annual Big Easy Classic tennis tournament this weekend at the University Tennis Center.

    Thursday, September 19, 2013

    UNO Alumnus and Instructor Selected As Chevron/Saints "Teacher of the Week"

    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 Class of Premier Scholars Enrolls at UNO

    Twenty-one freshmen students are now enrolled at the University of New Orleans as part of Students4HIGHER's first class of Premier Scholars. The program supports high-performing local students who seek degrees in specific academic majors that are key to the growth of the New Orleans economy.

    Monday, September 16, 2013

    Privateer Basketball Takes Part in 9/11 National Day of Service Project

    For the third consecutive year, members of the New Orleans basketball team took part in 'National Day of Service,' as part of a national initiative in observance of the events of September 11, 2001.

    Friday, September 13, 2013

    "The Courage to Create," Irvin Mayfield Jr. Hosts Biannual Lecture at UNO

    Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and professor of professional practice Irvin Mayfield Jr. hosts his biannual lecture on the arts, this month's "The Courage to Create."

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    First-Year Students at UNO Take Advantage of Strengths Quest

    First-year students at the University of New Orleans are taking advantage of a self-assessment tool designed to help them amplify their strengths in their academic and career pursuits.

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    New Orleans Theatre Association Gift to Help Establish UNO Endowed Professorship

    A $60,000 donation from the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) will help establish an endowed professorship in the Department of Film and Theatre at the University of New Orleans. The University will pursue a $40,000 match from the Louisiana Board of Regents. The gift is the largest single grant in NOTA's nearly 30-year history.

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    UNO St. Claude Gallery to Exhibit "Doleful"

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery plays host next week to a solo exhibition focused on sorrow.

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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

    For the third 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.

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    The Tocqueville Project: Constitutional Scholars Visit UNO

    The University of New Orleans continues a new series of philosophy lectures with a visit from two of the nation's top Constitutional scholars.

    Monday, September 9, 2013

    Teen Writers Find Fun at UNO with Scholastic Writing Awards

    Teen writers find a special place at the University of New Orleans this month as the University hosts a series of events sponsored by Scholastic Writing Awards.

    Friday, September 6, 2013

    The Search: University of New Orleans Rolls Out a New Commercial Campaign

    The University of New Orleans today rolls out a new commercial campaign and advertising campaign targeting the parents of children deciding on college.

    Friday, August 30, 2013

    UNO Alumni Rack Up Awards at The New Orleans 48-Hour Project

    A team of University of New Orleans alumni recently racked up awards at a New Orleans film festival that required participants to write, direct, shoot, edit and score a film within 48 hours.

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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

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

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    University of New Orleans Welcomes Iraqi Delegation

    Representatives of the U.S. Department of State and higher education leaders from the nation of Iraq visit the University of New Orleans today in an effort to forge connections and opportunities for learning.

    Monday, August 26, 2013

    UNO Music and Arts Programs Participate in WWNO's Culture Collision

    Leading music and art experts from the University of New Orleans head on Wednesday to Culture Collision, an event designed to showcase local arts organizations and programs.

    Monday, August 26, 2013

    UNO Athletic Department Hosts New Student-Athlete Orientation

    The New Orleans athletic department hosted a new student-athlete orientation on Sunday.

    Sunday, August 25, 2013

    University of New Orleans Reinstitutes Tradition of Convocation

    UNO President Peter J. Fos highlights accomplishments, celebrates staff and faculty

    Friday, August 23, 2013

    University of New Orleans Presents Highest Honors to Faculty and Staff

    The University of New Orleans presented highest honors today to University faculty and staff members deemed by their peers as leaders who rise above the call of duty to ensure University and department success. At convocation, awards and medallions went to leaders in the College of Liberal Arts, College of Business Administration and Office of Enrollment Services.

    Friday, August 23, 2013

    UNO Welcomes Fall Freshmen with "Move-In Madness"

    The University of New Orleans welcomed fall freshmen and scholarship students to campus for the academic year today with "Move-In Madness," an annual welcome that gets bigger and better every year.

    Thursday, August 22, 2013

    UNO to Hold Distinguished Urban Education Series

    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

    UNO Prague Summer Seminars Students Return from Life in Prague

    For nearly 20 years, arts-minded adventurers at the University of New Orleans have spent their summers studying abroad in the magical city of Prague, capital of what is now the Czech Republic.

    Monday, August 19, 2013

    Privateer Enrollment Center Unveiled in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    The University of New Orleans unveiled the Privateer Enrollment Center, a one-stop-shop for student services, during a ribbon cutting ceremony on the first floor of the Earl K. Long Library. The ceremony was attended by UNO administrators, faculty, staff and students as well local elected officials.

    Friday, August 16, 2013

    UNO First Year Academic Advisers Prepare to Welcome Fall Freshmen

    As the University of New Orleans Privateer Enrollment Center prepares to open, a new cadre of academic advisers for first-year students joins the staff at UNO.

    Monday, August 12, 2013

    UNO Administrators Present Student Involvement and Orientation Programs at National Conference

    University of New Orleans student involvement and orientation programs are top-notch - and this fall administrators present their experiences and lessons at a national conference.

    Friday, August 9, 2013

    UNO-TRAC Delivers Conference in Innsbruck

    The University of New Orleans Training, Resource and Assistive-technology Center (TRAC) and the University of Innsbruck partnered last month to deliver an overseas international conference on higher education and disability.

    Friday, August 9, 2013

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

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

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    New Heights: UNO Researchers Lead METALS Geology Trip

    Imagine, if you had grown up in inner-city New Orleans, never seen a mountain or glacier, and someone took you to California to see the 400-mile Sierra Nevada. What would you think?

    Monday, August 5, 2013

    UNO's Flagship Program Abroad in Innsbruck, Austria Allows Students To Give Back

    Students, faculty and staff of the University of New Orleans flagship study abroad program -- the University of New Orleans Innsbruck International Summer School -- give back to the local community and enjoy the "summer of a lifetime."

    Monday, August 5, 2013

    Postcards from Abroad: "Becoming Wine Wise" Former New Orleanians Open their Vineyard for UNO Students

    As Peter Close strolls through the Chateau Camplazens vineyard, he patiently takes his time, examining several vines filled with luscious green grapes. Close has been opening his chateau for the UNO Glories of France class, Wines of the World, for three years now.

    Friday, August 2, 2013

    S.T.E.M. Students Enjoy Shell Energy Camp at UNO

    During the first week of June, twenty high schoolers hoping to expand their horizons and learn more about science, technology, mathematics and engineering put canoes into the water at the University of New Orleans Coastal Education Research Facility located about 20 minutes from campus.

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    UNO Researchers to Be Featured on Discovery's Shark Week

    University of New Orleans researchers and students are slated to be featured in the Discovery Channel program "Voodoo Sharks," as part of Shark Week, the network's popular week-long series of shows dedicated to sharks. "Voodoo Sharks" will air Monday, August 5 at 9 p.m. on Discovery Channel.

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Former LSU Standout Dean Named to UNO Baseball Staff

    Former LSU All-American first baseman and outfielder Blake Dean will join the New Orleans baseball coaching staff as a volunteer assistant, head coach Ron Maestri announced Wednesday.

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Valedictorians Join the University of New Orleans Class of 2017

    Five valedictorians from the greater New Orleans metropolitan area are registered to attend the University of New Orleans as freshmen in the fall.

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    UNO Rolls Out Guidebook Web Application Welcoming Students to the Privateer Plunge

    Incoming students: The Office of Orientation and First Year Experience at the University of New Orleans is on the move. This morning, student success counselors unveiled a new web application designed to introduce incoming freshmen and other members of the UNO community to the Privateer Plunge, which this year includes more events and opportunities than ever.

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Five UNO Students, Alumni Selected to Compete in Louisiana Contemporary

    Five University of New Orleans students and alumni will show their work next month in Louisiana Contemporary, a statewide juried exhibition presented by Regions Bank at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    UNO St. Claude Gallery Exhibit Artist Collaborations and Couplings in "Making It"

    Romantic couplings and artist collaborations are the focus of an upcoming exhibition at the University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery.

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    UNO Alumni Dominate New Principal Appointments in Jefferson Parish Public Schools

    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

    UNO Athletics Unveils New Logo, New Branding

    Over the last nine days, fans of the New Orleans Privateers have been able to 'Piece Together the Privateer' through a social media campaign based on the program's Facebook page. Wednesday's final piece completed the puzzle and brought with it, the formal unveiling of the University's primary athletic mark.

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    Two UNO Alumni Win Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year

    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

    Hidden Gems: UNO Pegmatite Researchers Dig for Minerals in New England

    A group of earth and environmental scientists from the University of New Orleans recently hosted the sixth annual international meeting of pegmatite researchers.

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    UNO Professor Wins International Acclaim for Paper on Red Beans and Rice

    David Beriss, a University of New Orleans anthropology professor, earned acclaim for his paper on red beans and rice from the judges of the Sophie Coe Prize in Food History. The prize is awarded each year at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery in Oxford, England, and is considered the world's top prize for writing on food history.

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    UNO Professor Publishes Naval Book on Black Sea Destroyers, Wins Award

    A University of New Orleans professor recently won honorable mention for an international award, thanks to a book he wrote last year about a small fleet of Naval ships that sailed the Black Sea during World War I.

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    New Experiences in an Old Country: UNO Creative Writing Workshops Move to Ireland

    For almost 20 years, students participating in the University of New Orleans Writing Workshops Abroad have spent their summers in places as exciting as Prague in the Czech Republic; Madrid, Spain; San Miguel, Mexico; and most recently, Edinburgh, Scotland. "To invoke Hemingway," says Professor Rick Barton, Director of UNO's Creative Writing Workshops Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program, "the summer study abroad program for creative writing has been a moveable feast." This summer, students are feasting at a new table: Cork, Ireland.

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    UNO Psychology Professor Named Chairperson of NIH Peer Review Group

    A University of New Orleans psychology professor has been named chairperson of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) peer review group. Laura Scaramella will chair the Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention study section of the Center for Scientific Review, which is the gateway for NIH grant applications and their review for scientific merit.

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    UNO's Martin Evolves from Lockdown Defender to Award-Winning Author

    Around the University of New Orleans, Kentrell Martin is remembered as a lockdown defender for head coach Monte Towe on Privateer basketball teams during a tenure that lasted from 2001 through 2004. Martin is now on the offensive, an award-winning author, who has published two books - 'Shelly's Outdoor Adventure' and 'Shelly Goes to the Zoo'.

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    UNO Professor Speaks at Department of Commerce

    A University of New Orleans faculty member recently spoke at the U.S. Department of Commerce about tourism and hospitality.

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    UNO's 'Heartbeat of the Crescent City' Commercial to Air on Southland Football Encore

    The "Heartbeat of the Crescent City" campaign launched earlier this year by the University of New Orleans will now be featured during the Southland Conference's Football Encore series, which airs on Cox Sports Television (CST).

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    UNO Philosophy Courses Hit the "Top 10" on iTunes U

    On Tuesday, the University of New Orleans raised its image among young philosophers from around the world. Five of the "Top 10" courses on the internationally accessible iTunes U web application on that day were online courses taught by UNO professors.

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    UNO Athletics Launches Social Media Campaign to Unveil New Logo

    The New Orleans athletic department will unveil its new athletic marks on Wednesday, July 17 during a mid-day press conference before celebrating its new look and Southland Conference membership that same night.

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    A Closer Look: UNO Ogden Museum Explores Photography of Eudora Welty

    Eudora Welty was not only one of America's greatest Southern writers, she was also an accomplished photographer. The artist captured life in Mississippi and Louisiana during the Great Depression, as always, viewing the world carefully through her own private lens. On Saturday, Ogden Museum of Southern Art Director William Andrews will explore Eudora Welty's life as a literary and visual artist in a panel discussion with close friends and family of the author and artist.

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    Postcards from Abroad: UNO Students Spend Summer Abroad in Japan

    More than six thousand miles from the University of New Orleans, nearly two dozen UNO undergraduate students recently spent five weeks studying in Kyoto, Japan.

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    On the Pulse: New UNOFCU Debit Card Touts the "Heartbeat of the Crescent City"

    The University of New Orleans Federal Credit Union has redesigned its debit card to showcase the University's new brand. The new card design, revealed July 1, showcases the University's "Heartbeat of the Crescent City" brand and logo, as well as the University's traditional logo.

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Maestri Pulls UNO Jersey Out of Retirement

    Privateer legend Ron Maestri pulled his #21 jersey out of retirement today at the Lakefront Arena, where several hundred fans, friends and reporters gathered to hear him announced as the new head baseball coach for the University of New Orleans Privateers.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    Maestri Returns to UNO to Rebuild Storied Baseball Program

    The University of New Orleans looked to its past to help shape its future, announcing the hiring of Ron Maestri as head baseball coach at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon at Lakefront Arena.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    UNO Chapter of Golden Key International Honor Society Gains Momentum

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos became an honorary member of the Golden Key International Honor Society this week as the UNO chapter reinvigorated with a jolt of new leadership. Golden Key recently held its first new member recognition event at UNO in more than a decade. The 147th Golden Key Chapter UNO was originally chartered on April 17, 1990, but until recently the group has been inactive, officials said. Restarting the chapter is part of a new era at UNO.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    UNO Officially Becomes Member of Southland Conference

    The Southland Conference has undergone several transformations over its 50 years of existence, making its most recent change official on Monday with the addition of four schools including the University of New Orleans. UNO joins the Frisco, Texas-based conference alongside Abilene Christian University, Houston Baptist University and the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio. These additions allow the Southland to grow to a 14-team league for the first time in its history.

    Monday, July 1, 2013

    UNO Bookstore Gains New Leadership, Expands Student Choices

    The University of New Orleans Bookstore goes corporate this week - and in the process realizes major savings for students and expands student choices.

    Monday, July 1, 2013

    UNO Film Department's Spring Film Production Makes Cameo in Upcoming Artists' Exhibition at CAC

    A trailer for the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre's spring film production appears in an upcoming artists' exhibition focused on women.

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    UL System Board Approves UNO Appointments

    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

    University of New Orleans Flag Waves in Afghanistan

    Louisiana Army National Guard Sergeant First Class Norbert Dounseroux wanted a dose of home at his base in Afghanistan so he telephoned the University of New Orleans last month looking for a University flag. The UNO International Alumni Association gladly took the soldier's call and now a UNO flag proudly hangs in the military man's living quarters north of Kabul.

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    Fall Freshmen at University of New Orleans Enjoy "Summer Read"

    More than 1,000 incoming freshmen at the University of New Orleans are engaging in a "Summer Read" program designed by First Year Experience to help strengthen student bonds and advance student success.

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    American Society of Clinical Pathologists Recognizes Incoming UNO Alumni Association President

    The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently recognized incoming University of New Orleans International Alumni Association President Fred Rodriguez for his contributions to the organization and to his field.

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    UNO President's Office Receives Art from the Ogden Museum

    New paintings now dazzle the Office of the President at the University of New Orleans, where artwork from the University's Ogden Museum of Southern Art is now on display.

    Friday, June 21, 2013

    Recent UNO Alumni Debut Feature Film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles

    Recent UNO alumni stood on stage this month at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, fielding questions about an Indie film they made one year after graduating from the University of New Orleans.

    Friday, June 21, 2013

    In the Spotlight: University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena Stars in Now You See Me

    Director Louis Leterrier's star-studded film Now You See Me premiered last month, placing second in the box office during its first week on the market and earning more than $100 million by mid-June. Little did many who watched Hollywood stars walk the red carpet know that the actors spent plenty of time last fall at the University of New Orleans.

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    UNO Alumni Produce "Shell-Shocked" A Documentary about Gun Violence in New Orleans

    When filmmakers John Richie and Jonathan Jahnke began working with inner-city children of New Orleans in a program for honor-roll students, they faced a shocking discovery. Richie and Jahnke had partnered with the Fountain of Youth Foundation, a leadership program for honor roll students in New Orleans that asked them to contribute their time to an anti-violence program. "Through that work, we realized that each and every kid that we were encountering had been directly touched by gun violence, whether it was a family member or a friend that had been shot, and oftentimes right in front of them," said Richie. Five-and-a-half years later, "Shell Shocked: A Documentary about Growing Up in the Murder Capital of America" is making waves in the metropolitan area and beyond.

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    UNO's Ogden Museum of Southern Art Hosts "What Becomes a Legend Most: The Blackglama Photographs from the Collection of Peter Rogers"

    It's hard to imagine bringing life to a photograph of Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor, but New Orleanian Peter Rogers defied the odds again and again. Nearly 50 years ago, an advertising campaign he created captured the starlets and other famed folk in large black-and-white photographs known as the Blackglama "Legend" series.

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    Signs of Progress Visible at Site of UNO's Maestri Field Renovation Project

    A month after officials broke ground on the Maestri Field renovation project on the University of New Orleans' East Campus, signs of progress are visible.

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    UNO Named One of Nation's Low-Cost Colleges With High Starting Salaries for Grads

    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

    Alumni Spotlight: Nearly 20 Percent of LAMMICO Employees Are UNO Graduates

    Nearly 20 percent of the agency's employees count themselves as proud alumni of the University of New Orleans.

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    UNO Alumnus Named One of LSUHSC Medical School's Alumni of the Year

    A University of New Orleans alumnus is one of three medical doctors named 2013 Medical Alumni of the Year by LSU Health Sciences Center. He is president-elect of the UNO alumni association.

    Thursday, June 6, 2013

    UNO Day at the State Capitol

    Dozens of University of New Orleans faculty, staff, students, administrators and alumni gathered at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge on Thursday for UNO Day at the legislature. The annual event aims to educate state lawmakers about the importance of UNO to the New Orleans region, the state of Louisiana and the nation, as well as to inform them about the outstanding educational, research and community outreach programs that the University offers.

    Friday, May 31, 2013

    Summer Outreach Program for High School S.T.E.M. Students Starts Next Week at UNO

    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

    CBS Sports Profiles UNO Basketball Coach Mark Slessinger as Coach and Foster Parent

    Leading national sports media hub CBS Sports spotlighted National Foster Care month today with a profile of Mark Slessinger highlighting his roles as a coach and a foster parent.

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    Orleans Parish School Board Honors UNO Faculty Member

    The Orleans Parish School Board honored a University of New Orleans professor this month for his seminal work collecting thousands of school board records dating back to the 1800s. In fall, UNO celebrated the 30th anniversary of the collection, which is now housed at the University's Earl K. Long Library.

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Calling All Artists: UNO's Ogden Museum of Southern Arts Hosts Second Annual "Louisiana Contemporary"

    For the second year running, the University of New Orleans' Ogden Museum of Southern Art celebrates Louisiana artists with "Louisiana Contemporary," a statewide juried exhibition now calling for submissions.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    University of New Orleans Names New Vice President for Research and Economic Development

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that Kenneth W. Sewell has been appointed vice president for research and economic development. Sewell is currently vice president for research and economic development at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Online Education Pioneer Salman Khan Wows Crowds at the University of New Orleans

    Online education pioneer Salman Khan made good last night on his mission to provide free, accessible high-quality education with a profound speech he gave at the University of New Orleans. During his talk, the founder of Khan Academy identified the classroom of the future as one where questions are asked all the time, students receive supplemental materials to their curricula in online videos and educational software that allows them to review and absorb the material at their own pace, where students work in groups and two teachers serve as facilitators.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    UNO Honors Program Celebrates High Achievement

    The University of New Orleans honors program celebrated high achievement this spring, honoring students and faculty at spring convocation.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV Brings Love, Messages of Strength, Compassion to the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena

    On foot, by car, by bus and by bicycle, thousands of visitors flocked on Saturday to the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena to see His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The exiled spiritual leader of Tibet brought messages of peace, kindness, compassion and community and through his presence showed support for communities still recovering from Hurricane Katrina.

    Monday, May 20, 2013

    UNO Readies for the Arrival of His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV

    The University of New Orleans readies today for the Saturday arrival on campus of His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV, whose presence has been heralded for weeks by the city.

    Friday, May 17, 2013

    Actor John Larroquette Arrives in New Orleans to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree from UNO

    Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor John Larroquette arrived in New Orleans on Wednesday for an honor-filled five-day visit that includes an honorary doctorate from the University of New Orleans.

    Friday, May 17, 2013

    UNO COEHD Hosts Honors Convocation

    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

    University of New Orleans Visual Arts League Hosts First Juried Exhibition

    The University of New Orleans Visual Arts League, a student-run organization in the University's Fine Arts Department, opened its first-ever juried exhibition Saturday at the UNO St. Claude Gallery, drawing submissions from students at area universities.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    University of New Orleans Gives Out "Greek" Awards

    The University of New Orleans celebrated Greek Life this spring bestowing honors on members of its fifteen fraternities and sororities, as well as chapters, who exemplified outstanding scholarship, character and leadership.

    Thursday, May 9, 2013

    UNO and SUNO to Collaborate on Engineering Program

    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 Celebrates Grand Reopening at Maestri Field

    The University of New Orleans celebrates a rich baseball heritage this week with a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate renovations at Maestri Field at Privateer Park.

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    UNO Ogden Museum of Southern Art Hosts Works From House of Blues

    For more than 20 years, the House of Blues in New Orleans' French Quarter has collected Southern vernacular art, tying it to American vernacular traditions. The music center now showcases its deep commitment to the preservation of American Blues music and American folk art with an exhibition at the University of New Orleans' Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    University of New Orleans Honors Longtime Faculty and Staff

    At a special ceremony this month, the University of New Orleans recognized long-time employees and recent retirees.

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    UNO Earns $315,000 National Science Foundation Grant for Summer Research Program

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 3-year, $315,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help fund the University's annual summer research program for undergraduate students, which is heavily focused on exposing minority students to scientific research. The NSF has funded the program, run by UNO's Department of Chemistry and Advanced Materials Research Institute, since 2003.

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    University of New Orleans Film Festival Rises to New Heights

    Fifty-five films will roll over the course of four days this week at the University of New Orleans annual film festival. Forty-five of those films were made by UNO students vying to win a top prize at the esteemed annual film competition.

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    University of New Orleans Celebrates Diversity Awards

    For more than 50 years, the University of New Orleans has aimed to create an ethnically, racially and socioeconomically diverse campus that welcomes and celebrates students and faculty of all creeds and cultures. This month, the University's Office of Diversity Affairs advanced that mission with an awards ceremony designed to honor students, faculty and organizations on campus who have worked to build relationships and understanding and break down barriers.

    Monday, April 29, 2013

    University of New Orleans Names New Dean of College of Education and Human Development

    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

    UNO Musicians Rock Jazz and Heritage Festival 2013

    Students, faculty and alumni of the University of New Orleans make more than 100 appearances at the 2013 Jazz and Heritage Festival.

    Thursday, April 25, 2013

    UNO Music Student's Gospel Group Wins Big at Big Easy Awards

    The University of New Orleans congratulates graduate student Danielle Edinburgh Wilson for her recent win at the 25th annual Big Easy Music Awards. Wilson is slated to receive a Master of Music degree from the College of Liberal Arts in May.

    Thursday, April 25, 2013

    Larroquette to Receive Honorary Degree, Alumnus Eriksen to Speak at Spring Commencement

    Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor John Larroquette will receive an honorary degree and conservationist and adventurer Marcus Eriksen will serve as commencement speaker at the University of New Orleans 2013 spring graduation ceremony. Commencement will be held at 7 p.m. on May 17 at the UNO Lakefront Arena.

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    UNO Hosts Third Annual Shell STEM Showdown

    High school students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics showed up to show down last week at the University of New Orleans, where University students, faculty and administrators, together with Shell Oil Company and Viva Technology's Great Minds in STEM, put on an all-day competition designed to show off students' skills. Shell Oil has an interest in exciting and developing young students, officials said.

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    UNO Ogden Museum Exhibits Work by Robert Hollingsworth, Jr., Eudora Welty and Walter Inglis Anderson

    The University of New Orleans Ogden Museum of Southern Art opens today three exhibitions designed to showcase works of artists who documented the metamorphosis of the South in the post-Depression Era.

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    UNO First Year Experience Breaks Down Barriers with "Pizza With a Professor"

    The University of New Orleans First Year Experience aims to increase student engagement with faculty and promote academic interest this spring with a new program involving tantalizing teacher talk and a surefire draw: free pizza.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    UNO Jazz @ the Sandbar Hosts Vocalist Kate McGarry and Guitarist Keith Ganz

    Grammy Award-nominated jazz vocalist Kate McGarry and renowned jazz guitarist Keith Ganz grace the stage Wednesday night at The Cove on the University of New Orleans. The priceless pairing perform in the University's spring Jazz @ the Sandbar series, designed as a living laboratory where UNO students work with elite professional jazz musicians to entertain the UNO community and public audiences.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    UNO Kicks It Cajun-Style with Amanda Shaw

    Renowned Cajun fiddler Amanda Shaw joins University of New Orleans students on campus next week for a cultural cafe, in which she will perform and share knowledge about the Cajun culture.

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    UNO Alumni Association Gears Up For Second Annual Crawfish Mambo - Calls for Artists, Volunteers for Music Festival on the Lake

    The University of New Orleans Second Annual Crawfish Mambo Cook-off and music festival on the Lake will be a smash hit, if the UNO International Alumni Association has anything to say about it. Having defeated torrential downpours and brought crowds to campus last year, the alumni association has decided to step up its game. "...New Orleanians are expected to fest on the lakefront as cooking teams compete to be named Best of the Boil and some of New Orleans' best musical offerings grace the stage," said alumni association executive director Pam Meyer. "A first class line up is being booked for entertainment."

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    UNO First Year Experience Amps Up Faculty and Staff Participation in the Privateer Plunge

    The University of New Orleans First Year Experience aims to increase faculty and staff participation in the ever-popular six weeks of welcome programming for first year freshmen and transfer students. Privateer Plunge Faculty Information and Training Sessions are slated from 12:30 to p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 in the Student Involvement and Leadership Conference Room in the University Center and from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in Milneburg Hall, Room 159.

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    UNO Student Housing Hosts Open House for Lafitte Village

    The University of New Orleans' Department of Student Housing hosts an open house on Wednesday, to showcase Lafitte Village, the University's housing for graduate students, students with children, married students and students in domestic partnerships.

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    UNO Survey Reveals Strong Support for Mayor Landrieu in Orleans Parish

    The results of a new survey from the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center show New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu continues to enjoy strong support from Orleans Parish residents with a robust 70 percent job approval rating. The New Orleans City Council is also viewed positively, with a 53 percent job approval rating, according to the survey.

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    UNO Alumni Take Home Top Prizes at Big Easy Awards

    University of New Orleans theatre alumni took home top prizes last week from the 2013 Big Easy Theater Awards, which recognize achievement in live theatre.

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    Charles Small Named UNO Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Enrichment

    The New Orleans athletic department took another step forward on Wednesday, formally announcing the addition of Charles Small as Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Enrichment.

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    UNO Professors, Students and Alumni Join New Orleans Jazz Orchestra on Moscow's Kultura TV

    Two University of New Orleans professors, two UNO students and a host of UNO alumni headed to Russia last week with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to serve as the house band for contestants in a jazz competition on Moscow's Kultura TV.

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    University of New Orleans Hires New Executive Director of University Advancement

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that Anthony Gregorio has been hired as executive director of university advancement. He will also serve as executive director of the UNO Foundation, succeeding Patrick Gibbs, who recently retired.

    Monday, April 1, 2013

    University of New Orleans Education Professor Wins Emerging Scholar Award

    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

    UNO Students Gain Service Hours During Alternative Spring Break

    Volunteer-minded students at the University of New Orleans collectively spent more than 100 service hours yesterday cleaning up campus as part of a beautification project designed to kick off "alternative spring break."

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    UNO CenterAustria Hosts Annual Conference

    The University of New Orleans CenterAustria created an all-day conference on The Life and Work of Guenther Anders: Émigré, Iconoclast, Philosopher, Literateur.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    UNO Rolls Out "Academic Days"

    Chemistry Academic Day is underway at the University of New Orleans, where approximately 30 area high schoolers aspiring to be chemistry majors will get an inside look at the University's program.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    University of New Orleans First African-American Students Return to Campus

    More than 300 University of New Orleans faculty, staff and students turned out today to a commemorative reunion and panel discussion designed to honor the University's first African-American students.

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    $4 Million Bequeathed by Alumnus to UNO History and Philosophy Departments

    The University of New Orleans celebrates on Friday nearly $4 million in planned gifts that will advance growth of the University's philosophy and history departments and fund a raft of scholarships, including two key scholarships named for UNO professors who inspired the benefactor.

    Thursday, March 14, 2013

    Fifty-Fifth for the 55: University of New Orleans Honors First African-American Students

    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

    UNO Economist Is Named Chairman of the Board at Slidell Memorial Hospital

    A leading economics professor at the University of New Orleans was recently named chairman of the board of commissioners of Slidell Memorial Hospital.

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    UNO-CHART Hosts Higher Education Leaders for Disaster Resistant University Workshop

    In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Isaac, the University of New Orleans has taken the lead among area higher education institutions in creating expert research and study opportunities in the areas of emergency planning and management, disaster mitigation and disaster resilience. One of the many projects recently spawned by the University's Center for Hazard Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) is its Disaster Resistant University (DRU) Workshop, which allows members of the higher education community to connect observations and learnings on risk and possible ways to reduce those risks.

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    University of New Orleans Greets Finalists for COBA Dean

    The University of New Orleans greets three finalists for permanent dean of the College of Business Administration.

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    UNO Joins the Fun This Month at Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

    The annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival was founded in 1986 citizens who shared a common desire to celebrate the region's cultural heritage. Over the last 27 years, the famed festival has grown from an informal two-day event with 500 audience members to a five-day extravaganza filled with entertainment and literary programming. This year's festival runs Wednesday through Sunday, March 20-24. Events take place in various venues in the city's downtown and French Quarter. The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop and Film and Theatre Department are festival sponsors and a variety of members of the UNO community are participating.

    Saturday, March 9, 2013

    UNO Lakefront Arena Hosts America's Got Talent

    Lakefront Arena at the University of New Orleans rolled out the red carpet on Monday as celebrity judges appeared for the taping of final auditions for season eight of the NBC reality show America's Got Talent. Supermodel Heidi Klum, shock jock Howard Stern, comedian Howie Mandel and former Spice Girl Mel B promenaded and posed for crowds and cameras outside the Lakefront Arena. Host Nick Cannon rode a Mardi Gras-style parade float through the Arena parking lot accompanied by the PussyFooters and Victory Belles, scantily dressed all-female marching groups regularly seen strutting in the city's Mardi Gras parades.

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    UNO Hires New Director of Institutional Research and Data Management

    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

    President Fos Named to Committee of 100

    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

    UNO's Nelson Receives Independent Player of the Week Recognition

    New Orleans senior guard Rarlensee Nelson was named "Independent Player of the Week" by College Sports Madness this morning. The honor is the second this season for Nelson, who also received the accolade on Feb. 11.

    Monday, March 4, 2013

    University of New Orleans to Host College Admissions Mini Camp

    The University of New Orleans will serve as the host for the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling's Mini Camp College for high school students interested in learning more about college admissions. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Saturday, March 2 from 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

    UNO's Ogden Museum Hosts Discussion on Mardi Gras Indian Costuming for HBO'sTreme

    The University of New Orleans Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosts on Saturday a noteworthy panel discussion about the tradition of costuming in New Orleans during Carnival ? panelists will explore how HBO's Treme worked with Mardi Gras Indians to create authentic suits and visuals for the show. Well Suited: A Panel Discussion takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 in Stephen Goldring Hall at the Ogden Museum, located at 925 Camp St. The panel discussion is focused around the museum exhibitionWell-Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO's Treme.

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    University of New Orleans Hosts UNO Influence:The Leadership Experience

    Young leaders from the Greater New Orleans area will visit the University of New Orleans next month for a leadership conference aimed at helping them build skills to better the community and achieve their goals and dreams.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    Jamison Ross Rocks The Cove at UNO on Wednesday

    Beating to his own drum is no problem for Jamison Ross, a graduate student at the University of New Orleans and winner of the prestigious 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition which draws competitors from around the world. The jazz drummer is pursuing a Master of Music degree at UNO. He promises to have listeners swinging, swaying and tapping their feet as he performs his graduate recital from 8 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Sandbar at The Cove on Founders Drive.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    Deutsches Haus Presents Check to Center Austria

    Representatives of Deutsches Haus recently presented a $5,000 check to the University of New Orleans Center Austria in support of UNO students studying in the "Academic Year Abroad" program in Innsbruck and other universities in German speaking countries. Deutsches Haus is the premier institution in New Orleans representing German-speaking ethnic communities and their past and organizer of the city's popular Oktoberfest.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair Coming to the University of New Orleans

    The 2013 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) will be held at University of New Orleans Feb. 26-28. More than 350 middle and high school students from metro New Orleans will display the results of their scientific inquiry

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    Radio Station WWNO-FM Hires First News Director to Strengthen Local News Reporting

    New Orleans' NPR-member radio station, WWNO 89.9 FM, announces today the appointment of Eve Troeh as the station's first news director, effective April 3. In this role, Troeh will oversee the station's expanding coverage of New Orleans and southeast Louisiana news stories and develop WWNO's capability to report news of national significance for NPR.

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    UNO Professor to Be Featured on PBS Special 'Mind of a Rampage Killer'

    In "Mind of a Rampage Killer," correspondent Miles O'Brien investigates theories into what drives rampage killers. He explores what science reveals about a brain at risk for violence and whether suicide, or the desire to go out in a media-fueled blaze of glory, is a main motivation. In January, O'Brien and a camera crew spent a day on UNO's campus, interviewing UNO psychology professor Paul Frick about these and other relevant topics.

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    UNO Alumnus Ervin Johnson Earns Spot in Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

    UNO alumnus and former Privateer Ervin Johnson, a native of Jonesville, La., was announced this month as a member of the 2013 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. He joins eight others in the group which will be enshrined on June 29, 2013 in Natchitoches, La.

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Prospective High School and Transfer Students Gear Up to Explore UNO

    Enrollment services officers are on the move at the University of New Orleans, where next week they have planned "Explore UNO," an opportunity for recently admitted high school and transfer students to explore opportunities and next steps awaiting them on the Lakefront campus. The event runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the University Center ballroom. Check-in begins at 5 p.m. The event will include a welcome, a college browse and breakout sessions focused on topics, including: financial aid, diversity and the UNO admissions process.

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    UNO to Hold Annual Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminars

    An economic outlook and real estate forecast seminar focused on the greater New Orleans metropolitan area will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, in the ballroom of UNO's University Center, located on UNO's lakefront campus, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122.

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    Constitutional Law Scholar Speaks at UNO

    Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, will give his talk: "An Amazing Year at the Supreme Court: Affirmative Action and Marriage Equality" at 5:30 p.m. in Room 236 of the University's Liberal Arts Building on campus, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122. All are invited to attend this free event.

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    UNO Music Student Records With Pop Band OneRepublic

    Super Bowl week brought a prize opportunity to University of New Orleans music student Danielle Wilson, who found herself recording vocals for a soon-to-be-released album by pop band OneRepublic.

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    UNO's New Provost Takes a Look Forward

    Four weeks into his new position as provost at the University of New Orleans, James Payne said that he is starting to feel settled. The new provost hit the ground running with the start of the new year, immediately setting up meetings with top administrators, faculty and staff and working with the University president to align the University's new strategic plan.

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

    UNO Faculty, Staff and Administrators Go "Into the Halls"

    The University of New Orleans ratcheted up its student outreach, customer service and Southern hospitality in January with a new initiative that led faculty, staff and administrators into UNO residence halls in an effort to connect with students.

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    UNO to Play Host to Student Robotics Competition

    Middle and high school students from four states will gather at the University of New Orleans campus on February 16 for the Red Stick Robotics VEX Robotics Competition. More than 30 teams from Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Virginia will compete at UNO's Human Performance Center.

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    UNO Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Homecoming Week

    The University of New Orleans enjoys pomp and circumstance this week as Homecoming Week arrives in full swing. Homecoming Week, which runs Monday, Feb. 4 through Thursday, Feb. 7, includes a basketball bonanza and rolls out alongside the University's favorite parade: Krewe of UNO. Surrounding fun and festivities have been planned by the UNO Student Activities Council, which boasts the motto "Fun Happens Here."

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    UNO Hosts Annual Symposium on Advanced Materials Research

    The University of New Orleans Advanced Materials Research Institute works with research institutions from around the world that are focused on materials science?and this month UNO-AMRI brings leading scientific minds to campus for its annual AMRI Review and Mardi Gras Symposium. The conference takes place Thursday-Friday, Feb. 7-8, 2013.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    Center Austria Launches Spring Lecture Series

    This week Dr. Gunter Bischof, Marshall Plan professor history and director of Center Austria, launched an ambitious spring lecture series that brings to the University leading thinkers from around the world to discuss issues world issues and their impacts on European and U.S. national affairs. All members of the UNO community and the public are invited to attend these free talks.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    UNO Gets in the Game During Super Bowl XLVII

    Super Bowl XLVII took place at the Louisiana Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, Feb. 3. Researchers from the UNO Division of Business and Economic Research helped the city of New Orleans to secure its bid to serve as host.

    Monday, February 4, 2013

    UNO is Host Institution for International Education Administrators Conference

    The University of New Orleans, through its Division of International Education, will serve as an official host institution for the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) annual conference.

    Monday, February 4, 2013

    UNO's Greater New Orleans Writing Project Hosts WriteFest and Sees Resounding Success

    Nearly 150 educators from 44 schools across Southeast Louisiana flocked to the University of New Orleans campus last week for WriteFest 2013--an all-day conference on writing and the teaching of writing sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Writing Project.

    Friday, February 1, 2013

    "Heartbeat of the Crescent City" Commercial Airs During Super Bowl

    The University of New Orleans new advertising and branding campaign depicting the University as "The Heartbeat of the Crescent City" rises to a new level during Super Bowl week.

    Thursday, January 31, 2013

    New UL System President Pays First Visit to UNO

    New University of Louisiana System President Sandra K. Woodley continued her statewide tour of the system's campuses on Friday by paying her first visit to the University of New Orleans.

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    UNO Professors to Help City Put Best Foot Forward During Super Bowl Week

    Polly Thomas, a professor in the College of Education and Human Development, and James Lowry, an associate professor of geography, are among the 32 locals selected to be part of the NFL's Team Liaison Program. Each volunteer is assigned to a specific team owner or owner's representative to essentially act as a concierge during the owner's Super Bowl visit.

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    UNO Track and Field Begins Indoor Season at McNeese Friday

    The New Orleans track and field program will make its first appearance of the 2013 indoor season on Friday at the Cowboy Indoor Invite I hosted by McNeese State. The team will be competing in its first indoor meet since the 2006 Sunbelt Conference Championship.

    Thursday, January 17, 2013

    UNO Announces 2013 Privateer Baseball Schedule

    A full slate of Division I opponents await the New Orleans baseball squad which will begin its fourth season under the direction of Bruce Peddie this spring. Peddie's squad will play a total of 54 games in 2013, beginning on Feb. 15 with a series against Ohio Valley Conference foe Southeast Missouri State.

    Thursday, January 17, 2013

    Greater New Orleans Writing Project Presents WriteFest 2013

    The Greater New Orleans Writing Project (GNOWP) at the University of New Orleans invites teachers, literacy professionals and school administrators to WriteFest 2013, an all-day conference focused on writing, creativity and the Common Core.

    Friday, January 11, 2013

    UNO Metro Report: New Orleans Area Economy Grows Modestly

    The New Orleans area economy grew modestly over the first three quarters of 2012, with total employment increasing by 0.4 percent year-to-date, according to the latest edition of the University of New Orleans Metropolitan Report.

    Thursday, January 10, 2013

    UNO Says Good-Bye to Provost, Hello to a New Era

    The University of New Orleans says good-bye today to Louis V. Paradise, a longtime University faculty member and the university's interim provost. Paradise, a licensed psychologist, is retiring from UNO following 30 years of service. A new provost, James Payne, joins the university Jan. 1.

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    UNO's Ogden Museum of Southern Art Plans Major Exhibitions to open in January 2013

    Stark black-and-white images of crime scenes in Orleans Parish by photographer Deborah Luster account for some of the artwork in a new series of exhibitions planned by the University of New Orleans' Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

    Friday, December 14, 2012

    UNO Student Government Presents Awards for Study Abroad

    The University of New Orleans Student Government is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012/2013 Academic Year SG International Study Abroad Awards.

    Friday, December 7, 2012

    Two UNO Students Receive Prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for Study Abroad

    Two undergraduate students at the University of New Orleans recently won the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad.

    Friday, December 7, 2012

    UNO International Alumni Association Ushers in New Leaders

    A changing of the guard takes place tonight as the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association celebrates past and future directors at an annual soiree that will include a formal passing of the presidential gavel. All alumni are invited to attend the cocktail hour event. The UNO International Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Soiree runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Loa Bar, International House Hotel, located at 221 Camp St., New Orleans. Food and libations will be served and attire is business casual, said Pamela Meyer, executive director of the Alumni Association.

    Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    UNO Appoints New Director of University Honors Program

    University of New Orleans Senior Associate Vice President Merrill Johnson announced today the appointment of a new director of the UNO Honors program.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012

    Six UNO Alumnae Named New Orleans City Business 2012 Women of the Year

    Six University of New Orleans alumnae were honored as New Orleans CityBusiness 2012 Women of the Year. The awards, now in their 14th year, honor women for their contributions to their fields, community achievements and civic involvement. This year's pool of nominees included more than 500 local women who are leaders in their fields.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    President Obama Nominates UNO Professor to Lead Mississippi River Commission

    University of New Orleans professor Norma Jean Mattei has been nominated by President Barack Obama as commissioner of the Mississippi River Commission. In that capacity, Mattei will help oversee a drainage basin that covers 41 percent of the nation.

    Monday, November 26, 2012

    StoryCorps Stories Hit the UNO Library

    Visitors to the University of New Orleans' Earl K. Long Library can now listen to oral histories recorded by StoryCorps in several Louisiana cities including New Orleans.

    Monday, November 26, 2012

    UNO Faculty and Students Welcome Ithaca Mayor to New Orleans

    Svante Myrick, the mayor of Ithaca, NY, toured various New Orleans neighborhoods, met with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and will speak at a lecture tonight on an invitation from University of New Orleans professor Michelle Thompson.

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    UNO Hosts Writing Workshops for Middle and High Schoolers

    The University of New Orleans Freshman Writing program hosts two Write at UNO Workshops for middle and high schoolers in coming weeks. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to participate and vie for a share of $1 million in writing prizes available through the 2013 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards or simply learn to be better writers.

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

    Theatre UNO Performs The Good Doctor

    Theatre UNO Performs The Good Doctor

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

    UNO Annual Holiday Food Drive Promotes All Kinds of Spirit

    The University of New Orleans is already preparing for the holidays with an annual holiday food drive designed to help area needy. Providing an assistant, the University's Athletics Department has partnered with Ochsner Health System and will give one complimentary general admission ticket to the first 100 people donating three non-perishable food items at Thursday's men's basketball game at Lakefront Arena.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    UNO Celebrates the Investiture of President Peter J. Fos

    The University of New Orleans Week of Excellence concluded with a grand finale on Monday, as UNO students faculty and staff celebrated the formal investiture of UNO President Peter J. Fos as he was officially installed as the university's sixth leader and first president.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    University of New Orleans Launches "Week of Excellence" with Carville, Matalin

    The University of New Orleans proudly launched a new presidential lecture series on Thursday with "Post 2012 Presidential Election: A Living Room Chat," featuring guest speakers James Carville and Mary Matalin.

    Friday, November 9, 2012

    Privateer Athletics Stages Fan Fest Prior to Friday Hoops Opener

    A variety of fun, family-friendly activities are in store Friday outside of Lakefront Arena

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

    UNO Prepares for Day of Service

    UNO Prepares for Day of Service

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    UNO Selects James Payne As New Provost

    UNO Selects James Payne as New Provost

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    UNO Rolls Into Week of Excellence with Excitement

    UNO Rolls Into Week of Excellence

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Privateer Hoops Hosting 2nd Annual Po-Boy Tip Off Dinner

    Building momentum as the 2012-13 season gets near, the New Orleans men's basketball program will host its second annual 'Po-Boy Privateer Hoops Hosting 2nd Annual Po-Boy Tip Off Dinner

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Privateer Athletics to Stage Fan Fest Prior to Friday Hoops Opener

    A variety of fun, family-friendly activities will help get fans excited in the moments leading up to tip-off of the 2012-13 season for the New Orleans Privateers and Lady Privateers outside Lakefront Arena on Nov. 9.

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    'Week of Excellence' Events Surround UNO Presidential Investiture

    The investiture ceremony of University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos will be surrounded by five days of events during "the Week of Excellence," from Thursday, November 8 to Monday, November 12.

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    UNO President Peter J. Fos Appoints Faculty Senate President to Carry University Mace at Investiture and Commencements

    UNO President Peter J. Fos Appoints Faculty Senate President to Carry University Mace at Investiture and Commencements

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    UNO's Office of First Year Experience Hosts Advising and Registration Workshops

    The Office of First Year Experience at the University of New Orleans plans to host this month a series of advising and registration workshops designed to help first-year and transfer students have an easier time enrolling in classes for the spring semester.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    Alternative Fall Break: UNO Students Serve New Orleans Mental Health Community

    Students at the University of New Orleans may have officially had a five-day fall break last week, but some students stuck around campus so that they could serve the New Orleans community.

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    UNO Launches 'Follow Me 2 UNO' Social Media Campaign

    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

    The Ogden Museum of Southern Art Announces the New Orleans launch of "Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art"

    This month, the University of New Orleans Ogden Museum of Southern Art announces the New Orleans launch of Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art, written by Art Shiver and Tom Whitehead and published by Louisiana State University Press. The book is the first comprehensive biography of this self-taught artist, said Sue Strachan, spokeswoman for the Ogden Museum.

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    Ready for Their Close-Up: UNO Students to Appear on Local TV Morning Shows to Promote Social Media Campaign

    UNO students Brandan Bonds and Emily Srofe will make appearances on two local television morning shows tomorrow to promote their role in "Follow Me 2 UNO," the University's new social media recruitment campaign.

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    UNO Welcomes The Fourth of Four Finalists for Provost

    The University of New Orleans welcomed to campus today the last of four finalists in an extensive nationwide search for a new provost and vice president of academic affairs. "My father says I went to university and never came back and he's right," said Alan R. White. "I've never had a job in my whole life outside academia."

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Video Spotlights UNO's Role in Revitalization of Hoffman Triangle Neighborhood

    A new online video spotlights the role that the University of New Orleans Department of Planning and Urban Studies (UNO-PLUS) and WhoData have played in the revitalization of the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood of New Orleans. WhoData, which is supported by UNO-PLUS, is a collaborative community mapping application that enables residents to track and highlight properties that show indicators of blight.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    UNO Volleyball Team Hosts "Dig for the Cure" Match on Tuesday

    UNO Volleyball likes to serve!

    The University of New Orleans volleyball program will host its annual "Dig forthe Cure" match at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in UNO's Human Performance Center.

    Tuesday's match-up against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is an opportunity for UNO (7-12) to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness.

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    UNO Prepares for Presidential Investiture and "the Week of Excellence"

    The University of New Orleans has big plans for November, when UNO President Peter J. Fos will officially be installed as the university's sixth leader and first president at an official investiture ceremony. The presidential investiture will be surrounded by five days of events and activities entitled "the Week of Excellence," and promising honor, glory, service and fun.

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    UNO Hosts UNO Alumnus and Saxophonist Derek Douget Tonight for Jazz @ the Sandbar

    Jazz @ the Sandbar continues tonight at the University of New Orleans with a concert led by renowned saxophonist and UNO alumnus Derek Douget.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    University of New Orleans Researchers Help to Make Bicycling in New Orleans Safer, More Fun and Easier

    The University of New Orleans Merritt C. Becker, Jr. Transportation Institute recently released the city of New Orleans' first feasible bicycle share study and bicycle map, which researchers hope will make bicycling safer and more accessible for all New Orleans residents and visitors.

    Researchers also have recently released two companion reports showing an increase in cyclists and pedestrians in the greater New Orleans area -- and a corollating increase in bicycling and pedestrian crashes.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    UNO Counseling Services Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services

    Following a rigorous assessment and accreditation process, UNO Counseling Services has been re-accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS), an Alexandria, Va.- based organization of United States, Canadian and Australian counseling agencies.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Hands On: UNO's Graduate Chemical Society Helps to Educate Students At Akili Academy of New Orleans

    The Graduate Chemical Society at the University of New Orleans is reaching out to the local community and helping to educate elementary school children this fall. Already this year, UNO graduate students of chemistry have worked with more than 150 students at Akili Academy of New Orleans, introducing them to the world of science through fun and exciting hands-on experiments.

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    UNO Meets the Third of Four Candidates for Provost -- Ronald T. Brown

    The third of four finalist candidates aiming to be the University of New Orleans' next provost and vice president of academic affairs greeted the UNO community today, spending the day on campus in a blitz of interviews and meetings, taking time to meet for a lunchtime open forum interview with faculty and staff.

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    WhoData Releases First-of-its-Kind Road Home Map

    WhoData, a collaborative community mapping application supported by the University of New Orleans, has released a new map that identifies parcels of land in New Orleans whose owners received Road Home money to rebuild their dwellings.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    UNO Meets Second of Four Finalists for Provost -- Christopher K. McCord

    A search for the University of New Orleans' next provost and vice president of academic affairs ramped up further today as the second of four finalist candidates interviewed on campus.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    UNO Meets First Candidate for Provost -- James E. Payne

    A search for a new provost at the University of New Orleans officially heated up today when the first of four finalists spoke at an open forum interview.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    UNO Search Committee Narrows Large Pool of Applicants to Four Candidates for Provost -- Open Forum Interviews Start Wednesday

    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 2, 2012

    Episode Two of UNO's "Heartbeat of the Crescent City" Hits the Airwaves

    Episode Two of the University of New Orleans' ongoing "Heartbeat of the Crescent City" campaign hit airwaves on Sunday, reminding residents of the Greater New Orleans area that the urban research university produces top-notch graduates through leading programs and is an essential piece of the community landscape.

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Trumpet the News! Jazz @ the Sandbar Returns to UNO Wednesdays This Fall

    The University of New Orleans gets into the swing of the fall semester Wednesday with a return of Jazz @ the Sandbar, a weekly opportunity for UNO students, faculty, staff and friends to enjoy musical performances by some of New Orleans' most prominent and up-and-coming musicians.

    Friday, September 28, 2012

    UNO President Peter J. Fos Launches Advisory Committee of Area High School Administrators

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos launched today an advisory committee of high school principals who will help the University to attract and retain talented top students and to prepare those students for their journeys through higher education.

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    UNO Alumnus Named Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

    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

    CityBusiness Names Eight UNO Alumnae and Affiliates Among New Orleans "Fifty Women of the Year"

    Eight women affiliated with the University of New Orleans - either through alumnae status or community work -- have been named among CityBusiness "Fifty Women of the Year."

    Monday, September 24, 2012

    UNO CERF Sustains Damage During Hurricane Isaac, Researchers Vow to Be Back in Business Soon

    The University of New Orleans Shea Penland Coastal Education and Research Facility (CERF) sustained significant damage during Hurricane Isaac last month, but administrators promise that by springtime the treasured resource center will be back in business and open for visitors.

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    UNO to Create Mobile Apps for Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

    The University of New Orleans was awarded a 3-year, $482,000 contract by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to develop, test and produce a suite of mobile applications that will put valuable information at the fingertips of anglers and oyster farmers.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    UNO and Privateer Athletics Announce Third Annual "Tennis at Twilight"

    The University of New Orleans and Privateer Athletics cordially invite the New Orleans community, friends and alumni of UNO to attend the third annual 'Tennis at Twilight', an event benefiting the Privateer tennis program.

    Monday, September 17, 2012

    UNO and UT San Antonio to Help Businesses Affected by Gulf Oil Spill

    The University of New Orleans is partnering with the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Adjustment Assistance Center at The University of Texas at San Antonio to support businesses adversely affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

    Monday, September 17, 2012

    UNO, WWNO Revise Plan on Nonprofit News Initiative

    The University of New Orleans and public radio station WWNO have revised the plan for its new nonprofit multimedia news operation which will include an expanded partnership with the nonprofit news website The Lens.

    Thursday, September 13, 2012

    UNO Hosts Louisiana Higher Education Professionals on Monday for Conference on Student Retention

    More than 200 higher education professionals from the state of Louisiana will arrive on the campus of the University of New Orleans on Monday to attend a conference focused on student retention and various ways in which administrators and faculty can enhance student life to make students' college experiences more meaningful.

    Thursday, September 13, 2012

    WWNO to Receive Knight Foundation Grant

    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded public radio station WWNO and three other local nonprofit organizations a grant of $102,000 to increase local news coverage on public radio and on the Internet in the New Orleans area.

    Monday, September 10, 2012

    UNO President, Athletic Director Named Among New Orleans Magazine's "30 People You Need to Know"

    The September issue of New Orleans Magazine typically features an annual column on notable movers and shakers in the city who are considered this year's ones to watch. This year, New Orleans Magazine names University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos and UNO Athletic Director Derek Morel.

    Thursday, September 6, 2012

    UNO Student Organization Holds Food Drive to Benefit Victims of Hurricane Isaac

    At the University of New Orleans, the student organization Allies of Israel is working with Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans to sponsor a food drive to benefit victims of Hurricane Isaac.

    Thursday, September 6, 2012

    Heartbeat of the Crescent City: UNO Debuts New Commercial on WWL-TV

    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

    UNO History Professor and WWNO Radio Host Co-Produced Seminar Series at Satchmo Summerfest 2012

    Famed jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong hailed from New Orleans, where he re-worked and performed songs such as "Ain't Misbehaving" or "Lazy River" and went by the nicknamed Satchmo.

    Who better to co-produce a series of seminars on Louis Armstrong for New Orleans' Satchmo Summerfest than a history professor and a radio producer and host at the University of New Orleans?

    Thursday, August 23, 2012

    University of New Orleans to Join Southland Conference

    The Southland Conference and the University of New Orleans announced Thursday that the institution will become the newest member of the league, effective July 1, 2013.

    Thursday, August 23, 2012

    Catch the Spirit! Tomorrow is Blue and Silver Day at UNO

    A grassroots movement is afoot at the University of New Orleans, where faculty, administrators and students are planning to wear blue, silver and white on Thursday to show their Privateer Pride.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    UNO President Peter J. Fos and Southland Conference Call Thursday Press Conference

    Excitement is swirling around the University of New Orleans today, after UNO President Peter J. Fos and the Southland Conference scheduled a press conference to make a joint announcement regarding conference membership.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    UNO Introduces Mobile Access

    The University of New Orleans now has a new mobile access system. UNO's new WebSTAR Mobile access system allows students to instantly retrieve information from the university's databases via any mobile device, including iPhones and iPads, Blackberry phones, Androids and any other "smart" device.

    Friday, August 17, 2012

    UNO Foundation Donates Scholarship Funds to University

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that the UNO Foundation will make a twofold gift to the University: a one-time $1 million gift for the support of scholarships and academic programs for UNO's current fiscal year as well as an annual $50,000 UNO Foundation Scholarship beginning in the next fiscal year.

    Friday, August 17, 2012

    UNO Welcomes New Students with Freshmen Move-In Day

    Incoming freshmen to the University of New Orleans enjoyed a warm welcome Thursday as University students, faculty and staff helped move the new students into Pontchartrain Hall.

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

    UNO President Throws Out the First Pitch at Zephyr Field

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos threw out the first pitch last night at a baseball game at Zephyr Field -- then joined members of the UNO Founders Day Club to watch the red hot New Orleans Zephyrs beat the Sacramento River Cats 2-1.

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    UNO Initiates $12 Million Budget Reduction Plan

    The University of New Orleans is initiating a plan of budget reduction and savings that will total approximately $12 million by the end of the current fiscal year, President Peter J. Fos announced today.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    Maestro! UNO Alumnus Wins National Award for Community Theater in Jefferson Parish

    University of New Orleans alumnus Dennis Assaf was honored last month with a Distinguished Merit Award from the American Association of Community Theatre for his work with Jefferson Performing Arts Society.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    UNO Campus Prepares for Privateer Plunge

    The University of New Orleans is abuzz with excitement this week, preparing for the arrival of incoming freshmen and the Privateer Plunge, a six-week welcome for new students that is now in its second year.

    Monday, August 13, 2012

    Privateer Camp Builds Student Leaders, Privateer Bonds

    Campfires, crawfish, tug-of-war, sailing: Privateer Camp is the perfect introduction for incoming students to the University of New Orleans, especially for those interested in becoming student leaders.

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    UNO Will Host Fall Lecture Series on Moral and Political Thought

    Coming this fall to the University of New Orleans is a new lecture series that is aimed to promote scholarship and discourse in moral and political thought - and will draw speakers from around the nation.

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    UNO and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to Partner on $1.2 Million Gulf Shellfish Study

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the University of New Orleans have agreed to partner on a five-year, $1.2 million study of crab and shrimp populations in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    UNO President Honored for Early Work Making Stadiums Safer

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos was honored last week for having established a national center that aims to make stadiums and sporting events safer.

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Mark Your Calendars: UNO Night at Zephyr Field

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos and UNO Athletic Director Derek Morel will throw the first pitch next week at a baseball game at Zephyr Field, as the red hot New Orleans Zephyrs do battle with the Sacramento River Cats, said Bobby Eason, professor emeritus and vice president of the UNO Founders Day Club, in an invitation to all UNO Privateers.

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    UNO Fine Arts Faculty Showcase Their Work in Exhibit Aimed to Inaugurate the Academic Year

    University of New Orleans Department of Fine Arts faculty will present their work this month in a group exhibit of visual artwork. The show, entitled "Rejoin" kicks off the 2012-2013 academic year, "rejoining teachers and students" and showcasing department leaders' professional work.

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Sixteen Days of Glory - UNO's Sevin Gears Up for Olympics Competition, Blogs His Experiences

    University of New Orleans head track and field coach Ty Sevin is participating in the 2012 London Olympic Games as a member of the United States track and field coaching staff. He is blogging his experience for the UNO Privateers.

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    UNO Alumnus Bo McCalebb Makes Headlines, Draws Fans on Facebook

    UNO alumnus and former UNO Privateer Bo McCalebb has just enjoyed a banner week in a standout career. The former UNO basketball star was recognized last week by Allstate Sugar Bowl for a special award as a professional athlete - then he decided to turn down an opportunity to play for the San Antonio Spurs and continue his playing career with Fenerbahce Ulker in Turkey.

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    On the Airwaves: UNO Experts Help NOLA Residents to Bike Easy

    Three experts from the University of New Orleans hit airwaves on Saturday morning, helping New Orleans residents to "Bike Easy."

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    UNO Visiting Artist and Resident Sculptor Showcases His Work at Whitney White Linen Night

    UNO Visiting Artist and Resident Sculptor Aaron McNamee is showcasing a solo show of work.

    His show, "Between the Pages" opens on Saturday, August 4, also known in New Orleans as Whitney White Linen Night, when thousands of residents and tourists flock to Julia Street in the city's Warehouse District to tour art galleries, while enjoying a cocktail or tasty tidbit or two. The show runs Saturday, August 4 through Saturday, September 24 at Heriard Cimino Gallery, 440 Julia Street, New Orleans.

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    UNO Faculty and Students Join the Ninth Ward Opera Company for Performances at UNO

    The University of New Orleans hosts two performances on Saturday by The Ninth Ward Opera Company. The New Orleans-based nonprofit opera company, named for a city ward devastated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is directed by UNO adjunct faculty and alumna Kathleen Westfall and includes several students, including graduate assistant Danielle Wilson.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    UNO's Sigma Kappa Sorority Chapter Takes Home Multiple Awards from National Convention

    Members of the University of New Orleans chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority have much to smile about this month, having brought home multiple awards from the sorority's national conference.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    UNO Hosts Japanese Students for Forum on Overcoming Adversity in the Face of Disaster

    No stranger to disaster, the University of New Orleans aims this week to share lessons of strength and resilience with Japanese students who fell victim to last year's Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

    UNO Students, UNO Alumnus Selected for Statewide Art Exhibit at the Ogden Museum

    University of New Orleans fine arts students and a UNO alumnus are among artists selected to participate this week in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's statewide juried exhibition, Louisiana Contemporary.

    Monday, July 30, 2012

    Gift from Jazz Enthusiasts Establishes Brass Scholarship at UNO

    A $25,000 gift from jazz enthusiasts Nathan and Priscilla Gordon will establish the Gordon Scholarship in Brass at the University of New Orleans. The scholarship will support new undergraduate students who are majoring in jazz at UNO and demonstrate talent in playing a brass instrument.

    Monday, July 30, 2012

    UNO To Launch NewOrleansReporter.org

    The University of New Orleans announced a plan to create a new nonprofit multimedia newsroom to be operated by the University in partnership with WWNO. This new newsroom will produce in-depth local reporting on issues of vital interest to the community, to be featured online through NewOrleansReporter.org, a news website and mobile platform, and on radio via WWNO. The objective of the University and its partners is to create a strong, sustainable model for nonprofit, multimedia journalism that will serve the greater New Orleans area as an open source of trustworthy news and information for decades to come.

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    UNO Graduate Student Takes First at National Computer Programming Contest

    A graduate student pursuing his doctorate in computer science at the University of New Orleans placed first last week at a national science and engineering conference.

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    UNO Alumnus, Foundation Board Member Honored by the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

    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

    UNO Researcher to Speak at National Conference On Gulf Coast Safety in the Face of Extreme Weather

    The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) co-sponsors this week a national conference designed to explore how the Gulf Coast might fare were another Katrina-like event to strike. Pamela Jenkins, a UNO-CHART researcher and UNO sociology professor, will participate as a panelist. She will discuss how past severe weather events affected the Gulf economically, ecologically and structurally, as well as lessons from Hurricane Katrina and critical changes needed to help protect Gulf Coast communities

    Monday, July 23, 2012

    UNO Cheerleaders Receive Top Marks at UCA Cheerleading Competition

    University of New Orleans cheerleaders dazzled judges with high kicks, loud yells, bright smiles and perfect stunts earlier this month at a four-day cheerleading camp hosted by the Universal Cheerleaders Association in San Marcos, Tex.

    Monday, July 23, 2012

    UNO Hosts NOLA's First Professional Tennis Tournament Since 1988

    Professional women's tennis returns this week to the Crescent City for the first time since 1988, as the University of New Orleans hosts the PJ's Coffee Women's International Tennis Classic at the University Tennis Center in Gentilly. The tournament includes a free tennis clinic for children and opportunities for ball boys and ball girls to volunteer.

    Sunday, July 22, 2012

    UNO Pianists Plan to Radiate the Eighty-Eights at 24th Annual New Orleans Piano Competition

    Eight UNO musicians - both current students and alumni - will take part in the 24th annual New Orleans International Piano Competition's kickoff concert Saturday. The show, entitled "Piano x Four and More," features selections from well-known symphonic works arranged for four grand pianos and is slated for 7 p.m. on July 21 at Loyola University's Roussel Hall.

    Friday, July 20, 2012

    UNO Alumnus Tops The Charts

    Nashville songwriter and University of New Orleans alumnus Jim McCormick is sitting high in the saddle this week. He co-wrote this week's number one country song in America -- and on Monday, saw another song that he helped to write released as a single by country rock mega-star Jason Aldean. That tune quickly soared past pop hits to number one on iTunes all-genre singles chart.

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

    UNO Privateer Camp Helps Freshmen Optimize First-Year Experience

    Privateer Camp, now in its third year at the University of New Orleans, is designed to help freshmen make new friends before school starts and optimize students' first-year University experience.

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    Southland Conference Completes Site Visit to UNO

    The Southland Conference concluded a two-day site visit to the University of New Orleans early Thursday afternoon with a press conference.

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    UNO Alumna Named New Director of Planning for Jefferson Parish

    University of New Orleans alumna Teresa "Terri" Wilkinson is the new planning director for Jefferson Parish. With three UNO degrees under her belt, she says she is ready to take on the responsibility.

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    UNO Hoops Plays Ball with Special Olympics Louisiana

    The University of New Orleans men's basketball program hit the courts of the Lakefront Arena Auxiliary Gym on Monday, dribbling up fun for members of Special Olympics Louisiana. For two hours, UNO student-athletes and Special Olympics players stretched, ran drills and shot hoops together. The fun and games were captured in a compelling news video aired by WWL-TV.

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    UNO Graduate Student Compiles Report on Commercial Corridor Revitalization Programs

    University of New Orleans graduate student Alena Anderson has compiled a report on existing Commercial Corridor Revitalization Programs in New Orleans.

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    UNO Announces New Track and Field Coach

    The University of New Orleans announced Wednesday that Ty Sevin, a coach with the United States Track and Field national team program, will lead the University's recently reinstated track and field program.

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012

    Southland Conference Officials Visit UNO

    The University of New Orleans welcomes to campus this week representatives of the Southland Conference as they continue to evaluate potential member institutions.

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012

    President Fos Fills Two Leadership Positions

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that he has filled two key leadership positions by hiring Brett Kemker, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, and Kevin McLin, vice president for marketing, communications and public relations.

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012

    UNO Alumna Named New WWL-TV Traffic Reporter

    New Orleans area residents rely on Sheba Turk, the newest member of the Eyewitness Morning News team at WWL-TV. Though she is just 23 years old, Turk provides an essential service, directing drivers and relaying traffic news as residents head to school, work and play.

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012