Interdisciplinary Studies News

    Dreamers and Doers: Fall 2017 Edition of Silver & Blue Boasts 52 Pages of Stories from the University of New Orleans' Most Determined People

    The University of New Orleans' bi-annual magazine for alumni, students and friends, Silver & Blue seeks to share the stories of the University's doers--people who continually push beyond what is expected to pursue what is great, even in the face of long odds. The latest issue of Silver & Blue--just like the University of New Orleans--is brimming with stories of determined doers.

    Monday, November 20, 2017

    Former NASA Astronaut Joan Higginbotham to Speak at the University of New Orleans Fall Commencement

    Former NASA astronaut Joan E. Higginbotham will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans fall commencement ceremony on December 12, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the UNO Lakefront Arena.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017

    Innovate UNO 2017 Highlights Student Research, Creativity and Scholarly Work

    The fourth floor of Earl K. Long Library was abuzz last week as about 200 people presented their research and creative work during Innovate UNO, the University of New Orleans' two-day showcase of scholarly activity by faculty and students. Ninety undergraduate students were among the participants in the 2017 event Nov. 1-2, sharing information about their study and research through poster displays, oral presentations, art exhibition, performance or film screenings.

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    President Nicklow Highlights Enrollment Strides and Pledges Employee Pay Increases in 2018

    University of New Orleans President John Nicklow on Tuesday vowed a two-phase boost in employee salaries in 2018, bringing to an end a decade without pay increases. Delivering his bi-annual State of the University address before faculty and staff Oct. 17, the president described a University in transition, one that is turning the tide on years of enrollment declines through intentional and targeted outreach, strategic investment in research and expanded community partnerships.

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    University Dedicates Merrick/Latter & Blum Patio

    Real estate executive Robert Merrick's support of the University of New Orleans spans nearly three decades. His most recent example of philanthropy may be his most visible. The University held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Robert W. Merrick/ Latter & Blum Patio. The refurbished water feature and adjacent grounds represent a major upgrade to the area of campus between the Amphitheatre and the Earl K. Long Library and have become a favorite place for students to study and relax. "This beautiful patio area has transformed this part of campus," said President John Nicklow. "Hands down, it's the most soothing place on campus. And in my opinion, it has enhanced Privateer Pride."

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    University of New Orleans Ranked No. 1 Best College for Lowest Student Loan Debt in Louisiana

    The University of New Orleans has been named the Best College for Lowest Student Loan Debt in Louisiana by LendEDU. In its Student Loan Debt by School by State 2017 Report, it found nationwide that 60 percent of graduates had student debt and the average graduate owed $27,975. The rankings are based on average student loan debut per borrower at graduation.

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    University of New Orleans Experiences Largest Percentage Increase in Undergraduate Students in Eight Years

    Fifteen percent increases in enrollment of new freshmen and new graduate students have led to the best year-to-year percentage change in total enrollment at the University of New Orleans in eight years. The fall 2017 semester also represents the largest percentage increase in total undergraduate students at the University in eight years. The University's total 2017 enrollment is 7,976 compared to 8,037 in the fall of 2016, a change of less than three-quarters of one percent.

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Common Read Events Aim to Help University of New Orleans Students Find their 'Callings'

    It's one thing to pick a career. It's another to find your calling. The offices of First Year Experience, Career Services and Alumni Affairs are on a mission to help University of New Orleans students do both. In coordination with the current Common Read selection, "Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work" by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, the University of New Orleans will host two events Sept. 18 and 19 that are designed to help challenge students to consider how they can leverage their personal interests into satisfying careers that align with their personal missions.

    Friday, September 1, 2017

    University of New Orleans Research & Technology Park Generates $472M Economic Impact

    The University of New Orleans Research and Technology Park generated an economic impact of $472.1 million in the eight-parish metro area in 2016, according to a new analysis. During that time, the UNO Research and Technology Foundation and its 34 tenant companies and organizations directly employed 1,678 people and generated nearly half a billion dollars in total direct, indirect and induced economic output.

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    University of New Orleans Welcomes New Students During Convocation at UNO Lakefront Arena

    The University of New Orleans Class of 2021 came together on Monday to launch the 2017-18 school year with a formal convocation, dinner and games at the UNO Lakefront Arena--the same venue where they will eventually receive their degrees.

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Week of Events Designed to Welcome UNO Students to Campus the Privateer Way

    The University of New Orleans is gearing up for the Week of Welcome, a week of events designed to embrace and celebrate all of our students and especially those who are new to campus.

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    State Rep. Julie Stokes to Receive 2017 UNO Homer Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award

    State Rep. Julie Stokes has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 University of New Orleans Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award. The UNO International Alumni Association will present Stokes with its highest honor at the Distinguished Alumni Gala, which will take place on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the National WWII Museum's United States Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center.

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Alumna's $600,000 Bequest Will Support Student Scholarships at the University of New Orleans

    A $600,000 bequest from University of New Orleans alumna Margaret Boudreaux Soniat will benefit student scholarships at her alma mater. Soniat, who passed away in 2013, earned two degrees from the University. The gift has prompted the University to announce that it has a new goal to raise $5 million by the end of 2017.

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    The Princeton Review Names The University of New Orleans One of Its Best Colleges

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review features UNO in the new 2018 edition of its college guide, "The Best 382 Colleges." Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges, plus two colleges outside the U.S., are profiled in the book. Published since 1992, the popular guide has detailed profiles with ratings scores in eight categories.

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    University of New Orleans Waives Application Fee for Local Students

    The University of New Orleans has announced that prospective students from metropolitan New Orleans will no longer have to pay a fee to apply to the University for admission. The change in policy affects applicants who reside in the eight parish metro area: Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany parishes.

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School Celebrates its 10,000th student

    About 400 students, educators and dignitaries gathered in Innsbruck, Austria, earlier this month to celebrate the opening of the 42nd UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School. The summer program marked the enrollment of the program's 10,000th student, a milestone for this student-focused international education program that draws participants from several U.S. universities as well as the University of Innsbruck.

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Exemplary Dedication: Bob Merrick's Philanthropic Support to University of New Orleans Tops $2M, Paving Way for More Students to Achieve

    When real estate executive, philanthropist and New Orleans native Bob Merrick thinks about the city he loves, the city where he has built the Gulf South's largest full-service real estate brokerage firm, he sees one university at its center: the University of New Orleans. That's why Merrick, chairman and CEO of Latter & Blum, Inc., and his company are responsible for more than $2 million in charitable donations to the city's only publicly funded research institution over the years. This week, Merrick announced his latest gift of $300,000 for student scholarships. Merrick's donation enables the University to exceed its $1 million fundraising goal in an initiative that University of New Orleans President John Nicklow first announced last November. It also challenges other donors to raise another $500,000 for student scholarships.

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    University of New Orleans Ranked Third in Nation for Providing Equal Access to Higher Ed, Brookings Finds

    The University of New Orleans is a national leader when it comes to providing equal access to higher education for students from all income levels, according to a new report by the Brookings Institution. UNO ranked third in the nation among all selective, four-year, public research universities for educating the highest share of students from the lowest income households, according to the report titled "Ladder, labs or laggards? Which public universities contribute the most." At UNO, 16.6 percent of students come from families with income levels in the lowest 20 percent. That's more than double the national average, according to the research Brookings provided based on data from 342 public universities.

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    University of New Orleans Opens Veterans Service Center for Students

    The University of New Orleans on Thursday unveiled a newly dedicated space where students who are military veterans can find administrative assistance and peer camaraderie. Located on the first floor of the Earl K. Long Library, the Veterans Service Center is designed to be a convenient resource and gathering spot for veterans and current military personnel who have chosen to pursue their academic goals at the University of New Orleans. It is nestled in the same corridor as First-Year Experience, Financial Aid and Enrollment Services and will house the Veterans Affairs Office.

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    University of New Orleans Commencement Honors Spring 2017 Graduates

    The University of New Orleans honored its graduates' accomplishments Saturday during a commencement ceremony that challenged them to move ahead with a mindset of service, integrity and excellence. Commencement speaker U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Chad Franks, a 1990 graduate of the University of New Orleans, drew on his 27-year military career as he sought to encourage graduates to approach their lives and careers with zeal, commitment and hard work.

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    'Back on Top!': Spring 2017 Edition of Silver & Blue Boasts 52 Pages of University of New Orleans Successes

    When it came time to choose the cover story for the latest edition of Silver & Blue, the New Orleans Privateers men's basketball team made it easy. The team's conference title win and return to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 21 years generated a title wave of excitement across the University of New Orleans campus and region that we couldn't help but boast of being "Back on Top!" again. But inside the new Spring 2017 issue of University of New Orleans' bi-annual magazine for alumni, students and friends, Silver & Blue readers will find a ton of other features and news items that illustrate all the ways this lakefront research institution and its people are pushing the bounds of social, cultural and scientific research while enriching student lives with powerful instructors and life-changing opportunities.

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    University of New Orleans is the Only Louisiana School Featured in the "Public Colleges of Distinction 2017 Guidebook"

    The University of New Orleans is the only Louisiana school featured in the "Public Colleges of Distinction 2017 Guidebook."

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    President Nicklow's State of the University Address Highlights Momentum in Enrollment, Fundraising and Outlook at the University of New Orleans

    Student applications are up. More people are visiting campus. Enrollment declines have slowed. Those were three of the encouraging headlines University of New Orleans President John Nicklow on Friday shared during his biannual State of the University address, which he delivered before a ballroom filled with employees.

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Attendance at UNO Spring 2017 Open House Reaches New High

    The University of New Orleans' annual spring open house, known as "Explore UNO," was held Saturday, Feb. 11 and attended by approximately 700 people.

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Chad Franks to Serve as Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker

    United States Air Force Brigadier General Chad Franks, an alumnus of the University of New Orleans, will serve as the principal speaker at the University's spring commencement ceremony on May 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Lakefront Arena. Brig. Gen. Franks is vice commander of 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command at Vandenburg Air Force Base in California.

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    University of New Orleans Celebrates New Orleans' Favorite Tradition in Privateer Style

    The University of New Orleans brought carnival to the lakefront this week when the Krewe of UNO rolled through campus with the theme "Let the Good Times Roll."

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    UNO's Earl K. Long Library Opens Renovated Fourth Floor, Boasting Quieter Study Space and Tech Access for Students, Faculty

    University of New Orleans students and faculty seeking quiet study space, access to high-tech computer labs and well-preserved archival materials now have a dedicated resource on the fourth floor of the Earl K. Long Library. After a little more than a year of construction, the library on Thursday unveiled the newly renovated floor to students, faculty, staff and visitors.The space boasts quieter study rooms, climate-controlled special collection archives, a Digital Animation Studio, a new exhibits gallery space, offices and meeting space for the Center for Teaching Innovation, a new information literacy classroom and more.

    Friday, February 3, 2017

    Matt Tarr Selected Vice President for Research and Economic Development

    The University of New Orleans has selected longtime chemistry faculty member Matt Tarr to serve as the new vice president for research and economic development at the University. He assumed the role on Jan. 18. Tarr has spent 21 years at the University and is the Eurofins Professor of Analytical Chemistry, as well as a faculty fellow in the University's Advanced Materials Research Institute.

    Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Amouzegar Begins New Role as UNO's Provost

    Mahyar Amouzegar, the new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Orleans, assumed his leadership position on Jan. 9. Amouzegar was selected after a national search to identify a successor to John Nicklow, who was previously provost before becoming UNO's President on April 1, 2016. Norm Whitley served as interim provost for the past nine months.

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    University of New Orleans Celebrates Homecoming 2017 with Feb. 4 Tailgate and Great Basketball

    The University of New Orleans is calling all Privateers, past and present, to sport their silver and blue and head to out the UNO Lakefront Arena, Saturday, Feb. 4, to support UNO's men's and women's basketball with a lively tailgate and great athletics. The homecoming 2017 tailgate starts at 12:30 p.m. outside Lakefront Arena and leads up to the 4 p.m. match-up between the New Orleans Privateers women and Nicholls State, and the 6:15 p.m. contest between the men's teams.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Martin Smith Joins the University of New Orleans as Assistant Provost for Admissions

    Martin Smith, the University of New Orleans' new assistant provost for admissions and enrollment management, joins UNO from Saint Leo University in Florida, where he worked both as an instructor and as an assistant vice president for enrollment in the Office of Enrollment Services. "This is one of those things in life that you do that you know every day when you go to work and you go home, you've made a difference in someone's life" Smith said.

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    UNO's Hansen and Hodges are Named the Winners of the 2015-16 Excellence in Teaching Awards

    Their classes are the ones that students seek, the ones that inspire the best work and leave pupils aspiring to learn more, do more. The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association has recognized Erik Hansen, assistant professor of film and theatre, and Lori Hodges, math instructor, for being just those kinds of teachers, naming them the winners of the 2015-16 Excellence in Teaching Awards.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    Approximately 900 Students Awarded Degrees During the University of New Orleans' Fall Commencement

    The University of New Orleans conferred degrees on approximately 900 people Friday, Dec. 16, in a ceremony that recognized the significant achievement, work and determination of its graduates. President John Nicklow, presiding over his second commencement at the UNO Lakefront Arena, congratulated students on the years of work and transformational journeys that led them to this culminating event.

    Monday, December 19, 2016

    The Number of Prospective Students Attending UNO's Largest Open House of the Year Nearly Doubles

    This year, the University of New Orleans' largest annual open house got even larger. More than 850 visitors, including 409 students and 448 guests, flocked to Get to Know UNO on Nov. 19 to learn about the University's degree offerings, academic culture and extracurricular opportunities. It was the largest attendance in more than 10 years and represented a 48 percent increase over 2015 student attendance figures, said Brett Hornsby, assistant director of orientation and communications.

    Monday, December 5, 2016

    UNO Provides Rich Research and Growth Opportunities for Students Ready to Seize Them, Says Computer Science Major

    University of New Orleans sophomore Banan Ibrahim isn't leaving anything to chance. Each semester, the 19-year-old computer science major and honors student takes 17 to 18 hours of classes and whenever an opportunity arises to advance her expertise, she takes it. "I've had so many opportunities here," she says of UNO.

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    Actor and Disability Advocate Daryl "Chill" Mitchell to Serve as University's Fall Commencement Speaker

    Actor and disability advocate Daryl "Chill" Mitchell will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' fall commencement ceremony on December 16, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Lakefront Arena.

    Friday, November 18, 2016

    UNO Awards Research Grants to 20 Undergraduate Students

    Twenty University of New Orleans undergraduate students have been awarded grants to conduct research in their fields of study under a faculty mentor. More than 120 students applied for the sought-after Privateer Undergraduate Research and Scholarly UNO Experience awards. Organized by the Center for Undergraduate Research/Office of Research, the program aims to introduce all UNO undergraduate students to research opportunities and to provide a mechanism for students to find faculty research mentors

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    John W. Nicklow Is Formally Installed as Seventh Leader of the University of New Orleans

    John W. Nicklow on Wednesday was formally installed as the University of New Orleans' seventh leader before a crowd of roughly 500, including leaders in academia, business and politics. Selected as UNO president in March by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, Nicklow has been serving in the role nearly eight months. But, in the tradition of academia, the investiture ceremony held on the lawn facing the stately columns of the University's Earl K. Long Library, marked the official start of a new chapter in UNO's 58-year history. Dan Reneau, interim president of the University of Louisiana System, placed around Nicklow's neck the so-called "presidential chain of office," a medallion bearing the names of all of UNO's seven leaders.

    Thursday, November 3, 2016

    UNO Celebrates International Education Week with Events Showcasing Study Abroad

    The University of New Orleans is celebrating International Education Week, a national initiative sponsored by the Departments of State and Education. The week-long event series highlights the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    Introducing 'Silver & Blue': UNO's Magazine Has a New Name, Fresh Look and Great Reads

    The University of New Orleans' favorite publication for alumni, students and friends is fresh off the presses with a new name and a revived look.

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    UNO Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

    Innovative application of high impact educational practices at the University of New Orleans has earned the University recognition among the nation's Colleges of Distinction, a national guide that highlights exceptional learning opportunities at top schools. UNO is the only public institution in Louisiana to be named a College of Distinction.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    UNO Career Fair Draws Hundreds, Connecting Students with Employers

    The University of New Orleans' fall Career Fair last month drew 130 employers and about 550 students seeking employment and internships.

    Monday, October 17, 2016

    UNO 'Building Foundation for Success,' President Nicklow Tells Faculty, Staff During State of the University Address

    The University of New Orleans is making measurable strides toward improving enrollment, increasing research and strengthening partnerships thanks to the efforts and dedication of hardworking employees.That's the message President John Nicklow shared with faculty and staff Thursday, Sept. 22, during his biannual State of the University Address. "We exist and are making great strides because of the work of each and every one of you," Nicklow said. "You make me proud to be your teammate."

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Four Finalists for UNO Provost Share Ideas, Plans During Open Forums

    Four people have been named finalists in the University of New Orleans' search for a new provost. The person who fills the position will succeed interim provost Norm Whitley, who took over when John Nicklow was named the University's new president. The new provost will report directly to the president and will serve as UNO's chief academic officer, providing vision, leadership and oversight for all academic programs, enrollment management and information technology. Each finalist was asked to participate in an open forum interview with faculty, staff and students. Here, we will bring you highlights from each of those Q&A sessions.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    UNO Makes U.S. News & World Report's Least Debt List for Sixth Straight Year

    For the sixth 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. UNO is the only Louisiana institution to make the list in the category of national universities.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    UNO and Delgado Sign Agreements to Boost Educational Attainment and Transfer Rates

    The University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College have signed two agreements that are designed to boost educational attainment and transfer rates between the two institutions. University of New Orleans President John Nicklow and Delgado Community College Chancellor Joan Davis participated in a signing ceremony on UNO's campus.

    Friday, September 9, 2016

    University of New Orleans Named One of Nation's Best Colleges by The Princeton Review

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features UNO in the new 2017 edition of its flagship college guide, "The Best 381 Colleges." The University of New Orleans is one of only three public institutions in Louisiana to make the list.

    Friday, September 2, 2016

    Students from 20 U.S. Institutions Become Immersed in Global Matters During 41st UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School

    More than 200 students from 20 U.S. institutions converged on Innsbruck this summer, marking the 41st UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria. This year, 219 university students availed themselves of some of the more than 30 courses offered during the five week program, July 2-Aug. 6.

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    A Big Welcome: More than 180 UNO Volunteers Lend a Hand During New Student Move-In Day

    They came with mini-fridges, microwaves and suitcases--and also, umbrellas, rain boots and ponchos. Relentless rainfall definitely dampened Move-In Day at the University of New Orleans. But it didn't stop scores of new and transfer students from taking up residence in Pontchartrain Halls, the 740-person state-of-the-art student housing facility on Milneburg Road. More than 180 faculty, staff, alumni and student volunteers helped students over the course of the day. Many greeted the students curb-side, helping them lift heavy loads and ease the otherwise unwieldy task of moving from a rainy parking lot into a four-story residence hall bustling with hundreds of other people, boxes, directions and questions.

    Friday, August 12, 2016

    Noyes Brings Passion for Student Growth and Strong Instruction to Job as UNO's Associate Provost

    Caroline Noyes, new associate provost for the University of New Orleans, will assist the provost with programs and research that will draw and retain students while keeping faculty engaged and excited about the work they do. In this new role, her focus will be on assessment and institutional effectiveness. Noyes comes to UNO after more than 25 years in the Atlanta area, the last seven at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she most recently led the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Before that, she was assistant director in Georgia Tech's Office of Assessment, a position she took after working 12 years at Oglethorpe University, rising from assistant professor of psychology to chair of the division of behavioral sciences.

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    University of New Orleans Ranked Among World's Top Universities

    For the second straight year, the University of New Orleans is ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world, according to the Center for World University Rankings, which publishes the largest academic ranking of universities from around the globe.

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    'Enrique's Journey' by Sonia Nazario Selected as University of New Orleans' Common Read Book for 2016-17

    The University of New Orleans has selected Enrique's Journey, published in book form in 2006, as its Common Read selection for 2016-17. Celebrated author and journalist Sonia Nazario will speak at UNO's University Center Ballroom on Sept. 20. The free, public event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will include a reception, author presentation, Q&A, and book signing. Common Read was developed as a way to encourage first-year students as well as other UNO students staff and faculty, to engage in a shared experience while sparking meaningful dialogue about topics of wide-reaching concern. It is organized collaboratively as a partnership between the University's first-year writing program and its Office of First-Year Experience.

    Friday, July 1, 2016

    Sixty-four UNO Student-Athletes Named to Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

    Sixty-four University of New Orleans student-athletes claimed Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recognition for their performance in the classroom as the league announced the list for the Spring 2016 semester on Monday afternoon.

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Latest Edition of University of New Orleans Magazine Packed With Fun Reads and News of Accomplishments

    Keep pace with new University of New Orleans President John Nicklow. Groove to funkified tunes with alumna Melissa Weber, aka DJ Soul Sister. Find fear in a horror flick collaboration between UNO film students and alumnus Paul Catalanotto. The Spring 2016 edition of University of New Orleans Magazine is out and features these and other stories of accomplishment by UNO's pride: faculty, staff, students and alumni.

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    University of New Orleans Generated $470 Million Economic Impact for Metro Area in 2014-15

    The University of New Orleans generated a total economic impact of $470.5 million for the metropolitan New Orleans area in the 2014-15 fiscal year, according to an analysis conducted by the University's Division of Business and Economic Research. The impact is comprised of $285.3 million in direct expenditures and $185.2 million in secondary expenditures. The total figure encompasses total spending, total income, total employment, and total state and local tax revenues.

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    UNO Faculty and Staff Recognized for Service

    The University of New Orleans Office of Human Resource Management hosted an awards ceremony and a reception honoring faculty and staff for years of dedication and outstanding service.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    UNO Confers Degrees on 900 Graduates

    The University of New Orleans conferred degrees on roughly 900 graduates Friday in a ceremony both festive and solemn, signifying both achievement and hope for what lies ahead. "Today's program marks ...

    Monday, May 16, 2016

    UNO Holds Kickoff Event for MoMENtum Initiative

    The University of New Orleans held a kickoff celebration on April 19 for a new initiative focused on improving student success of African-American males. Known as MoMENtum, the initiative includes workshops on leadership and life skills, and pairs current students with a faculty or staff mentor who will provide support and guidance for the students.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Academy Award-Winning Producer Landau to Serve as UNO Commencement Speaker

    Academy Award-winning producer Jon Landau will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' spring 2016 graduation.

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    UL System Board Names Nicklow Next UNO President

    The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System today named John Nicklow president of the University of New Orleans. Nicklow is the University's provost and vice president of academic affairs.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    UNO Is Among Nation's Best Risk-Reward Schools for College Students

    LendEDU, a national marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance, has ranked the University of New Orleans in the top 100 institutions in the nation for Best Risk-Reward for College Students.

    Monday, March 14, 2016

    University Holds 4th Annual InnovateUNO

    Dozens of University of New Orleans students participated in the fourth annual InnovateUNO, the University's juried undergraduate research, scholarship and creative showcase.

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

    Committee Chooses Two Finalists for UNO Presidency

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee today selected two finalists, Andrew Kopplin and John Nicklow, to present to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. The Board will meet Feb. 23 in Baton Rouge to interview the finalists and select UNO's eighth leader.

    Friday, February 19, 2016

    UNO Retains Carnegie Status as Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity

    The University of New Orleans retained its status as a doctoral university with higher research activity, as determined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education for its 2015 update. UNO is one of only two Louisiana universities in this classification, which is the second highest Carnegie status that can be achieved.

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Committee Chooses Five Semifinalists for UNO Presidency

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee today selected five semifinalists to interview next month for the school's top post.

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    University of New Orleans Confers Degrees on 966 Graduates During Fall 2015 Commencement

    Nine hundred sixty-six University of New Orleans graduates and undergraduates filed into UNO Lakefront Arena Friday, Dec. 18, in the age-old commencement ritual designed to honor those who have completed the academic rigors required to achieve a degree.

    Monday, December 21, 2015

    UNO's Blind and Visually Impaired TRAC Students Ring in Holidays with Bell Choir Concert Dec. 13

    The bells chime just as they do in any other bell choir. But the people holding the instruments in the University of New Orleans Training, Resource, and Assistive-Technology Center bell choir are far from ordinary: All of the members of this performance group are blind or visually impaired.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    Newest Issue of UNO Magazine Now Online and in Print

    The fall 2015 edition of the University of New Orleans Magazine is now online and being delivered to mailboxes across the United States. A production of UNO's Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing, the 52-page publication highlights many of the most notable accomplishments and news items from New Orleans' only public research university.

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    University of New Orleans' Accreditation Reaffirmed

    University of New Orleans announced that its continuing accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The accreditation process occurs on a 10-year cycle with reviews conducted at the middle and end point of the cycle. Its purpose is to ensure that the University is meeting the highest educational standards. UNO will receive its next full review in 2025.

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    UNO's Blind and Visually Impaired TRAC Students Ring in Holidays with Bell Choir Concert Dec. 13

    The bells chime just as they do in any other bell choir. But the people holding the instruments in the University of New Orleans Training Resource and Assistive Technology Center bell choir are far from ordinary: All of the members of this performance group are blind or visually impaired. Though they don't read music, this choir is able to play even complex pieces such as the "Star Spangled Banner" with the help of technology provided to them. The eight to 10 person group will perform for the first time Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. at UNO in the Oliver St. Pé Center, Room 101.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    UNO Signs Collaborative Agreement with Caribbean University

    The University of New Orleans has entered into an agreement to collaborate with the Université des Antilles (UA) in Martinique and Guadeloupe, a 6,000 student university located in the Caribbean. UNO will engage in joint academic activities with UA's College of Education.

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    UNO's Graduates Encouraged to Complete The Outcomes Survey

    University of New Orleans students get a lot of surveys. But there's one coming to email inboxes Tuesday, Dec. 1, that could have a tremendous impact on students and the university as a whole. The Outcomes Survey is going out to all UNO students--graduate and undergraduate--who are on track to graduate in December. This five-minute online questionnaire asks about graduates' employment status, salary, career field and more. It will also be sent to the same graduates at three additional intervals: three months after graduation, six months after graduation and a year after graduation.

    Monday, November 30, 2015

    College of Business Faculty Member Named First Provost's Fellow

    Kenneth Walsh, an associate professor of management, has been selected as the University of New Orleans' first Provost's Fellow for the spring 2016 semester. The program was instituted by John Nicklow, who began his role as UNO provost and vice president for academic affairs on July 1. According to Nicklow, the Provost's Fellow program provides academic leadership experience and skills development to a faculty member with a potential interest in academic administration.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Joseph Zolfo, Producer of Hit TV Show 'NCIS: New Orleans,' to Serve as UNO Commencement Speaker

    Joseph Zolfo, the producer of the hit television crime drama "NCIS: New Orleans," will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' fall 2015 graduation. The ceremony will be held on Friday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Lakefront Arena.

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    UNO Presidential Search Committee Holds Public Forum

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee solicited feedback from members of the UNO community during a public forum held at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center. Dozens of UNO faculty, staff, students and alumni attended the event, with representatives from each of the groups stepping to the microphone and describing characteristics that they would like to see in the next leader of the University.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    UNO Presidential Search Committee Holds Public Forum

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee solicited feedback from members of the UNO community during a public forum held at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center. Dozens of UNO faculty, staff, students and alumni attended the event, with representatives from each of the groups stepping to the microphone and describing characteristics that they would like to see in the next leader of the University.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    University of New Orleans Leads City in Affordability for Low-Income Students, Database Shows

    The University of New Orleans is more affordable for low-income students than are any other local universities, according to a searchable database created by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica.

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee to Hold Public Forum Nov. 9 on UNO Campus

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee will hold a public forum November 9 on the UNO campus to collect input from members of the university community about the characteristics they hope to see in the next president.

    Friday, October 30, 2015

    Panel Approves Advertisement, Four-Month Tentative Timeline for UNO Presidential Search Public to Provide Input in Open Forum on UNO Campus on November 9

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee on Thursday approved an advertisement, and a tentative timeline that calls for naming the next campus leader in late February. It also heard from the executive search firm the University of Louisiana System engaged to actively recruit candidates for the next campus leader.

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    Undergraduate Research Council Announces First-Ever PURSUE Awards

    The Undergraduate Research Council at the University of New Orleans has announced the 20 students who will receive the first-ever PURSUE (Privateer Undergraduate Research and Scholarly UNO Experience) awards.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Second Annual UNO Alumni Week Celebrates University Through Series of Events

    Former students and friends of the University of New Orleans are invited to reconnect and celebrate UNO Alumni Week 2015, the University's newest tradition, which will take place November 2-7.

    Friday, October 16, 2015

    UNO's New Director of Development Jeff Bush Brings Experience, Passion to Office of University Advancement

    The University of New Orleans' Office of University Advancement has named Jeff Bush, 53, a 30-plus year veteran of the nonprofit development world, as its new director of development.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Search for Next UNO President Gets Underway with Announcement of Search Committee, Oct. 22 Meeting

    Plans are in motion for the selection of the next president of the University of New Orleans. The University of Louisiana System announced members of a search committee today, appointed by UL System Board Chair E. Gerald "T-Boy" Hebert.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Fall Career Expo 2015 Offers UNO Students and Alum Opportunities to Meet with 70+ Employers

    University of New Orleans students and alumni seeking internships and full-time employment should plan to attend New Orleans' citywide Fall Career Expo 2015, Thursday, Oct. 8, from noon to 4 p.m.at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

    Friday, September 25, 2015

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

    For the fifth straight year, the University of New Orleans ranks among the universities whose students graduate with the lightest debt loads, according to U.S. News & World Report.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    UNO President Announces Retirement in January 2016

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that he will retire on January 31, 2016. Fos, a New Orleans native and UNO graduate, is the sixth leader in the 57-year history of the institution. He began his tenure as president in January 2012.

    Monday, August 31, 2015

    UNO Community Shows True Colors at Citywide Day of Service

    More than 200 University of New Orleans students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and parents took part in a beautification project at Einstein Charter Middle School in New Orleans East as part of the Citywide Day of Service on Aug. 29, 2015, the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

    Monday, August 31, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Holds Fall 2015 Convocation

    The University of New Orleans held its fall 2015 Faculty Staff Convocation on Monday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center. Convocation is an opportunity for the University's leadership to update faculty and staff on administrative developments and for academic deans to talk about new hires and plans in their colleges and departments.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Holds Fall 2015 Convocation

    The University of New Orleans held its fall 2015 Faculty Staff Convocation on Monday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center. Convocation is an opportunity for the University's leadership to update faculty and staff on administrative developments and for academic deans to talk about new hires and plans in their colleges and departments.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    New Students Arrive on Campus for Move-In Day

    Several hundred new freshmen and transfer students got settled into their residence halls today at the University of New Orleans--and they had a lot of help doing it. More than 150 UNO volunteers lugged boxes, bags, televisions, mini refrigerators and every other dorm necessity into Pontchartrain Halls North and South as part of the annual New Student Move-In Day.

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    New Provost Nicklow Brings Collaborative, Analytical Approach to UNO

    On July 1, Nicklow assumed his new role at UNO as provost and vice president for academic affairs; he held a similar position at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., where he spent 17 years. He previously served as assistant provost for enrollment management. During his tenure at SIU, he led initiatives for new academic programming, both on-campus and online, as well as efforts to improve cultural diversity, service learning in the community and undergraduate research.

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    UNO Named One of Nation's Best Colleges by Princeton Review

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's top institutions of higher education, according to the 2016 edition of The Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 380 Colleges." UNO is one of only three public universities in Louisiana to make the list

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    UNO Named One of Nation's Best Colleges by Princeton Review

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's top institutions of higher education, according to the 2016 edition of The Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 380 Colleges."

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    UNO Ranked Among World's Top Universities

    The University of New Orleans is ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world and the top 229 in the United States, according to a new list by the Center for World University Rankings.

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Festivities Kick Off 40th Anniversary of UNO-Innsbruck Program

    More than 400 students, faculty, staff, guests and dignitaries assembled in front of the Innsbruck Congress Haus on June 28 for the opening ceremony of the University of New Orleans-Innsbruck International Summer School in Tirol, Austria, marking the 40th anniversary of UNO's signature study abroad program. More than 10,000 students have participated in the international exchange, which was founded in 1976.

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    UNO's Scholarly Repository Marks One Millionth Download Milestone

    ScholarWorks@UNO, the University of New Orleans' online institutional repository, reached a major milestone this week as the one millionth item was downloaded from the site. The open access publishing platform archives and shares UNO's scholarship and creative work with researchers and interested readers worldwide. ScholarWorks houses more than 4,000 items representing faculty and student work across all disciplines. It includes dissertations and theses, undergraduate papers, conference proceedings and entries from peer-reviewed journals.

    Friday, June 19, 2015

    UNO Attends University of Louisiana Day at the Legislature

    University of New Orleans administrators, staff members, students and alumni united with representatives from the eight other University of Louisiana System universities on Thursday for ULS Day at the Capitol.

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    Chair of UNO English Department Pens Op-Ed for Times-Picayune

    As Louisiana residents awaited news of the governor's executive budget for 2015-2016, a University of New Orleans professor penned an op-ed letter to The Times-Picayune saying that the university will never close -- but residents and state legislators must do everything they can to ensure there are no further cuts to higher education.

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    UNO Hosts Race, Gender and Class 2015 Conference

    The University of New Orleans opens its doors this week to host a "Race, Gender and Class" 2015 conference" co-hosted by the UNO Sociology Department, the Center for African and African American Studies, as well as the Sociological Association Race, Gender & Class Section at SUNO. The conference is being held at the University of New Orleans at the Homer Hitt Alumni and Visitor Center Ball Room, Lakefront Campus, Building 27.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Chair of UNO English Department Pens Op-Ed for Times-Picayune

    As Louisiana residents awaited news of the governor's executive budget for 2015-2016, a University of New Orleans professor penned an op-ed letter to The Times-Picayune saying that the university will never close -- but residents and state legislators must do everything they can to ensure there are no further cuts to higher education.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    UNO Celebrates Grand Opening of New International Center

    The University of New Orleans celebrated the grand opening of its new International Center, which will serve as a campus hub for the University's international programs and services.

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    UNO Music, Students, Faculty, Alumni Vie for "Best of the Beat"

    More than 20 University of New Orleans music students, faculty, and alumni are nominees for the 2014 Best of the Beat awards sponsored by Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans' monthly music magazine. The awards ceremony will be held January 18 at Generations Hall, and will include a tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award winner and UNO jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis.

    Monday, January 5, 2015

    UNO Alumni & Friends Give Over $50,000 through New Calling Center

    The Office of University Advancement launched the UNO Calling Center in September 2014 in an effort to reach out to and reengage alumni, parents and friends --and over the last three months current University of New Orleans students staffing the caller center have raised more than $50,000, University officials said.

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    James Carville Rouses Crowds at University of New Orleans Fall Commencement 2014

    Political commentator James Carville urged all who attended Fall Commencement 2014 at the University of New Orleans to stick together and take an active role in advocating for the university.

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    UNO Alumni Help Lead Mayor's Plans to Celebrate City's 300th Anniversary

    Three University of New Orleans alumni will help to lead the city's 300th Anniversary Celebration, according to a statement issued by the mayor. Heading up the effort is Mark Romig, a 1978 alumnus who now heads the city's tourism and marketing corporation.

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    University of New Orleans Plans Memorial Service in Honor of Michael Mizell-Nelson

    The University of New Orleans has planned a memorial service on campus to honor a beloved professor who died this month of cancer.

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    UNO Music Student Buys One-Way Ticket to Success

    Graduating senior Catherine "Catie" Rodgers is the first University of New Orleans undergraduate music student to perform with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    In Memoriam: Merritt C. Becker, Namesake of UNO Transportation Institute

    The namesake of the University of New Orleans' esteemed transportation research center has died.

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    UNO Press Releases Talk That Music Talk

    The University of New Orleans Press, together with The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, the Neighborhood Story Project, and the Louisiana State Museum, proudly announces release of a new book on brass band music in New Orleans.

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    Leading Cinematographer Michael Goi to Visit UNO

    Leading cinematographer Michael Goi visits the University of New Orleans on Sunday to talk to film students about the making of American Horror Story: Freak Show.

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    Nicklow Selected as New UNO Provost

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that John W. Nicklow has been selected as the University's new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Nicklow has served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. The hire must be approved by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Nicklow is expected to begin his duties at UNO during the late spring of 2015.

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    University of New Orleans Gears Up for Giving Tuesday

    The University of New Orleans gears up for Giving Tuesday, with an appeal to alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to help support the state's only urban research institution.

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    University of New Orleans Celebrates 40 Years of Study in Innsbruck with New Summer School Scholarships

    As part of an upcoming anniversary celebration, the University of New Orleans is offering several new scholarships for students planning to study abroad in Innsbruck this summer.

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    University of New Orleans Announces 2015 Musical Excursion Schedule

    The University of New Orleans announced that the 2015 Musical Excursions series will feature pianist Sean Chen on Feb. 3; the Quink Vocal Ensemble on Feb. 24; and the VIDA Guitar Quartet on March 24. The award-winning concert series has presented first-class classical and world music since 1993. The concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the UNO Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Artist Lala Rascic Unveils Video Installation at the UNO Fine Arts Gallery

    This week at the UNO Fine Arts Gallery on campus, artist Lala Rascic unveils a video installation based on Jean-Paul Sartre's existential play "The Flies.

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Carville to Serve as UNO's Fall Commencement Speaker

    Political strategist and commentator James Carville will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' fall 2014 commencement, which will be held Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. at the Lakefront Arena.

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    UNO Philosophy Professor Scores Big in Questia's Most Valuable Professor Competition

    From professional athletes across baseball, football and basketball, to infamous reality TV pick-up crews, the MVP moniker has long been associated with those who are at the top of their game. Now, a University of New Orleans faculty member has been named by students as one of three Most Valuable Professors across the nation.

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    Global and Transatlantic Trade Policy: University of New Orleans Center Austria Hosts Talk by Leading Economics Professor

    The University of New Orleans Center Austria, together with the Department of Economics and Finance, the World Trade Center New Orleans and the World Affairs Council of New Orleans, hosts a lecture next week by a leading economics professor from Germany. The lecture, a talk by Professor Wilhelm Kohler of the University of Tübingen and Harvard University, will focus on recent developments in global and transatlantic trade policy. The talk starts at 12:30 p.m. on Monday in Kirschman Hall.

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    UNO Anthropology Department Hosts Talk by Cuban Artist, Former Refugee

    The University of New Orleans this week hosts a talk by a Cuban refugee held at Guantanamo during the mid-1990s. Aurora De Armendi is now an artist in New York City.

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    UNO to Award Honorary Doctorate to Robert Merrick at Fall Commencement

    The University of New Orleans will award real estate executive and philanthropist Robert Merrick with an honorary doctorate at its fall commencement on Dec. 18 at the Lakefront Arena. Merrick is the chairman and CEO of Latter & Blum, Inc., a New Orleans-based company that is the largest full-service real estate brokerage in the Gulf South.

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    IBM Hosts Networking Event at UNO

    IBM hosts a networking event next week at the University of New Orleans. Recruiters are seeking young professionals with strong finance, accounting and computer science-related degrees or backgrounds.

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    UNO Signs Agreement with University of Malta to Establish Dual Degree Program in Counseling

    The University of New Orleans has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Malta to establish a dual degree program in counseling.

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    University of New Orleans Receives $210,000 Navy Grant to Improve Warship Design

    The University of New Orleans has received a $210,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Navy's Office of Naval Research to test information gathering and analysis techniques that will improve early-stage warship design.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    UNO and Delgado Sign Agreement in American Sign Language Studies

    Leaders from the University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College announced the signing of a 2+2 articulation agreement, paving the way for Delgado graduates who have completed an Associate of Arts degree in American Sign Language Studies to easily transfer their credits to UNO in order to pursue a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    New Students at UNO Adopt the Privateer Promise

    New students at the University of New Orleans are adopting a credo: The Privateer Promise.

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    UNO Receives $300,000 NSF Grant to Train Students in Cybersecurity

    Vassil Roussev, a University of New Orleans computer science professor, has received a 2-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to offer students cutting-edge training in the field of cybersecurity.

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    UNO Gets $400K National Science Foundation Grant to Fight Cybercrime

    The University of New Orleans has received a 3-year $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop tools to fight cybercrime in large computing environments. Researchers at UNO will work in cooperation with researchers at Purdue University on the project. The goal of the research is to understand the strategy and detailed steps of a cyber-attack, collect evidence for possible legal proceedings and reveal hidden impacts of an attack to minimize loss and to prevent against similar attacks.

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    UNO Education Dean Receives National Geographic Society Award

    Darrell Kruger, dean of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development, received the Certificate of Appreciation Award from the National Geographic Society. Kruger is a geographer and anthropologist.

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

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

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 379 Colleges."

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    UNO Materials Scientist Gets Grant to Help Develop New Solar Device at National Lab

    A University of New Orleans materials scientist has received a $10,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to help develop a new solar device at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo.

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014