Press Releases

    UNO Computer Science Faculty Awarded More Than $500k for Vital Research

    Turning algae into biofuel. Helping NASA do a better job sharing information about its patented work. And strengthening cybersecurity education using cutting-edge techniques. These are just three of the latest projects University of New Orleans' Department of Computer Science researchers are working on thanks to new grant funding totaling more than $500,000.

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    In With the Shrimp, Out with the Turtles: UNO Earns Grant to Improve Nets

    The University of New Orleans has been awarded a $232,559 grant to design a device that effectively protects sea turtles from being captured in small shrimping nets. Though federal law has long required shrimpers to use such instruments--called turtle excluder devices or TEDS-- in their nets, the technology has been limited to use by shrimpers using vessels longer than 25-feet with nets designed for fishing deeper waters. Shrimpers using smaller nets in shallower waters inshore have no effective options that enable them to keep the shrimp in and the turtles out, said Martin O'Connell, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences and director of the Nekton Research Laboratory at UNO's Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences.

    Friday, August 12, 2016

    UNO's Tara Tolford Awarded $142K Grant to Study Statewide Bicyclist and Pedestrian Data Collection

    It's one thing to make a city more transportation-friendly for bicyclists and pedestrians. But how does a state effectively implement strategies to accommodate its increasingly multi-modal population? First, says University of New Orleans' Tara Tolford, it needs to have a good way to measure just how many bicycles and pedestrians there are on the roads and where. Tolford, a research associate at the Merritt C. Becker Jr. UNO Transportation Institute, has been awarded a $142,463 grant from the Louisiana Transportation Research Center to study the most effective and cost-efficient ways to collect data on bicyclists and pedestrians statewide.

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    STEM Scholars Camp Gives Incoming Freshmen a Jump-Start on University Work and Life

    In its second year, the STEM Scholars program at UNO seeks to give incoming freshmen majoring in STEM fields a jump-start on college-level math and science courses, while arming them with insights for how to best study, take notes and more. Wendy Schluchter, professor of biological sciences, said the University saw a 12.5 percent increase in retention last spring among full-time, first-generation freshmen who went through the summer program in 2015. Organizers plan to collect data over five years, measuring what impact this immersive college preview experience can have on scores of students who have identified the STEM fields as their careers of choice.

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    Mr. Ambassador: UNO Distinguished Alumnus Mark Romig

    For the past 40-plus years, Mark Romig has found himself telling the story of New Orleans in ways that make New Orleanians proud. From welcoming VIP visitors to the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition just six years out of college to now overseeing one of the most successful New Orleans marketing campaigns the city has ever seen, Romig has proven he's a home-grown treasure whose heart for the city has inspired him to lay out the welcome mat without trampling on natives' good will. That's why the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association has named Romig (B.S., '78) its 2016 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus. It was at UNO that Romig, now 60, discovered the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration program. It was then a new degree offered through the College of Business Administration--and it would become the perfect career door for Romig, a man who loved to talk, loved to visit and loved to work.

    Friday, August 5, 2016

    Mark Romig Named 2016 UNO Homer Hitt Distinguished Alumnus

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that Mark C. Romig has been selected as the 2016 University of New Orleans Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni honoree. The alumni association will present Romig with its highest honor at the Distinguished Alumni Gala, which will be held at the National WWII Museum's United States Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 7-10 p.m. The event will also celebrate the investiture of the University's seventh leader, President John W. Nicklow, who will be formally installed during an on-campus ceremony on Nov. 2.

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Computer Science Professor Wins $300,000 NSF Grant to Improve Cybersecurity Education

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Vassil Roussev will use a two-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve the delivery of cybersecurity education. The development of an automated platform will allow instructors to spend more time teaching students and less time on managing and grading assignments.

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    UNO Poll: U. S. Senate Candidate David Duke is Extremely Unpopular with Louisiana Voters

    U.S. Senate candidate David Duke is extremely unpopular with likely Louisiana voters, according to a new survey conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center. Out of 614 respondents, 82 percent viewed Duke unfavorably. Regardless of race, gender or party affiliation, no less than 80 percent of respondents said they had an unfavorable view of Duke. The Survey Research Center sponsored an interactive voice response telephone survey, also known as a robocall, on July 27-28. The survey and analysis were produced by graduate research assistant Tony Licciardi and Edward Chervenak, director of the Survey Research Center.

    Monday, August 1, 2016

    Computer Science Professor Wins $157,000 NSF Grant to Study Narrative Intelligence

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Stephen G. Ware has been awarded a one-year $157,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to teach computers how to tell and adapt stories automatically for training simulations and video games. Ware, an assistant professor of computer science, and his students in his Narrative Intelligence Lab will try to address a specific computer storytelling problem. They will research how a computer uses reason about what characters know and do not know, and how their knowledge changes over time.

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Science and History Collide in Teacher Training Program Crafted by National World War II Museum and UNO

    Twenty-eight middle school teachers visited the University of New Orleans as part of a six-day training program called "Real World Science: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," held July 17-22. The program is a collaboration between UNO and the National World War II Museum that aims to give fifth- through eighth-grade teachers a stock-pile of ideas for how to effectively teach science using history as a guide. "Students who learn through experience and in the context of issues that they understand are more likely to retain the information and use it in the future," said Matthew Tarr, professor of chemistry and faculty fellow in the Advanced Materials Research Institute at UNO.

    Monday, July 25, 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

    UNO Secures $75k Grant to Upgrade Health Science Lab

    A new $75,495 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents promises to breathe new life into the University of New Orleans' popular and growing human performance and health promotion program - one that suffered severe setbacks following Hurricane Katrina. Marc Bonis, assistant professor of professional practice, said the award will enable UNO to purchase a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry - commonly called a "DXA" machine by those in the practice - to enhance and complete UNO's health science learning lab. The instrument is used to measure bone density and is an effective source of data for those studying osteoporosis and obesity.

    Friday, July 15, 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

    UNO's M. O. Walsh Wins 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize for Debut Novel, 'My Sunshine Away'

    M. O. Walsh, director of The Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans, has been honored with a 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize for his debut novel, "My Sunshine Away."

    Tuesday, July 5, 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

    UNO Teacher Prep Programs Meet Rigorous Standards, Accrediting Body Finds

    The University of New Orleans meets rigorous standards in preparing its teachers for classroom instruction, according to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. UNO's College of Education and Human Development met all the requirements needed to continue National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation for another seven years--the maximum length of time allowed.

    Monday, June 20, 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 Students Study Cyber Attacks Using $96,000 Utilities Simulator

    Wastewater treatment plants, power plants and gas and oil pipelines can be easy targets for cyber attackers who seek to wreak havoc with just a few key strokes. Now, the University of New Orleans is training computer science students how to easily diagnose weaknesses in security systems that are designed to protect such automated processes. Using a $96,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Office, computer science professor Irfan Ahmed has installed a model test bed of control systems--often called Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems--designed to supervise industrial processes at work.

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    UNO Lakefront Arena Earns Second Place in Venues Today Top Stops List for Deep South

    The UNO Lakefront Arena earned the second place spot in the 2016 Venues Today Top Stops list for the Deep South. The UNO Lakefront Arena, which has a 10,000-seat capacity grossed $4,130,453 during the March 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016 calendar year. The ranking was based on concert and event grosses for the calendar year.

    Monday, June 6, 2016

    UNO Wins Grant to Establish Digital Animation Studio

    The University of New Orleans is building a digital animation studio to better equip students for jobs in animation and special effects. Jeff Rinehart, an instructor in UNO's fine arts department, led the effort to secure a $94,728 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents for the project. The funds will pay for an 11-station laboratory housed at Earl K. Long Library. Each station will be equipped with a 13-inch, Wacom Cintiq high-definition tablet as well as software enabling animation, rendering, video editing and web design.

    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    University of Louisiana System Student Board Member Elected

    The University of Louisiana System Student Advisory Council met on May 16 and elected UNO Student Government Association President Antonio Torres as the student board member for the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

    Monday, May 30, 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

    Music Professor's Composition to Make Local Premiere This Week

    "A Wine-Dark Sea," a composition by University of New Orleans music professor Yotam Haber will be performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra this week.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    Young Leadership Council and UNO Announce Recipient of 2016 YLC Dumestre Scholarship

    The Young Leadership Council; Mary Dumestre and her husband, Guy Johnson; and the University of New Orleans are pleased to announce that Mahagony Keen, a senior at New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School (SciHigh) is the recipient of the inaugural 2016 YLC Dumestre Scholarship.

    Monday, May 9, 2016

    UNO Maintains Prestigious International Accounting Accreditation

    The University of New Orleans Department of Accounting has maintained its accounting accreditation by AACSB International--the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business--a distinction earned by about two percent of the world's business programs.

    Monday, May 9, 2016

    UNO Alumni Donate $60,000 for Accounting Scholarships

    The University of New Orleans has received a $60,000 endowment from the Schroeder family to fund accounting scholarships in the College of Business Administration. The Schroeder family has a long history with the University that includes two alumni, R. Harold "Hal" Schroeder and his mother, the late Marlene S. Schroeder.

    Wednesday, May 4, 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

    UNO Alumnus Pledges $50,000 for UNO-Innsbruck Summer School Scholarships

    University of New Orleans alumnus William Carl Wagner, and his wife, Catherine, have pledged to donate $50,000 to be used as scholarships for UNO students who participate in the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    UNO Professor Wins International Prize for Islamic Banking and Finance

    University of New Orleans finance professor M. Kabir Hassan is the winner of the prestigious IDB Prize in Islamic Banking & Finance from the Islamic Development Bank, the development bank of the Muslim world. The prize is awarded for outstanding merit in the fields of Islamic economics, banking and finance.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the 27th Annual Dr. Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the New Orleans region on Friday, May 6 on UNO's campus.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    UNO Imperial Barrel Team Wins Regional for 2nd Straight Year, Advances to International Finals

    A team of University of New Orleans graduate students won the 2016 Gulf Coast Regional Imperial Barrel Award in Houston, Texas for the second straight year and will advance to the international finals in June.

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    Recent UNO Graduate to Study in Austria on a Fulbright

    Recent University of New Orleans graduate Dallas Rolnick has won a yearlong Fulbright Grant that will allow him to conduct research at the University of Leoben in Austria. Rolnick, who earned a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering in 2015, will be part of a research team that studies tunnel boring machines.

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    $600,000 Gift to Support UNO's Institute for Economic Development & Real Estate Research

    A $600,000 donation from New Orleans real estate executive Robert W. Merrick will help support the University of New Orleans' Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research. The institute, which is a public service division of the College of Business Administration, provides technical assistance and applied research in the areas of economic development and real estate for public, private and nonprofit organizations.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    BBC Newshour Extra to Examine the Future of Feminism in Live Audience News Discussion on UNO Campus

    New Orleans Public Radio invites the public to join BBC World Service Newshour host Owen Bennett-Jones and a panel of guests at the Nims Theatre on the UNO Campus in New Orleans on Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm, to discuss what feminism means in the 21st century. The discussion will be recorded for worldwide broadcast on Newshour Extra, the World Service weekly program that offers in-depth analysis and reporting on a story or trend of importance to the BBC's audiences around the world.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016

    UNO Wins $100,000 High-Performance Computing Cluster

    The University of New Orleans is one of two universities to win the 5th annual Research Cluster Grant from Silicon Mechanics, a leading provider of servers, storage and high-performance computing solutions to the world's most innovative organizations. UNO and the University of California, Merced will each receive a high-performance computing cluster with the latest high-performance processing technologies, valued at more than $100,000, to be used in future research projects.

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    UNO to Hold First Michael Mizell-Nelson Public History Lecture

    The University of New Orleans will hold the first in a series of public history lectures in memory of historian Michael Mizell-Nelson, who died of cancer in December 2014 at the age of 49.

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    UNO Accounting Professor Wins National Education Award

    University of New Orleans accounting professor Philip Harmelink has been selected as the 2016 Business Professional of the Year in the education category by Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor organization for financial information.

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    UNO Music Professor's Composition To Be Premiered at Carnegie Hall

    A composition by University of New Orleans music professor Yotam Haber will be performed by the Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 2, marking the world premiere of the work. Haber's "break_break_break" was commissioned jointly by the Kronos Quartet and Carnegie Hall, as part of its 125 Commissions Project.

    Tuesday, March 22, 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

    UNO Among U.S. News & World Report's Best Grad Schools for Public Affairs and Psychology

    The University of New Orleans is among the nation's best graduate schools for public affairs and psychology, according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

    Friday, March 18, 2016

    Survey Research Center Releases Poll on State Budget Situation

    The University of New Orleans' Survey Research Center conducted an automated telephone survey of registered Louisiana voters to analyze the public's perception of the state's current budget situation and to learn who residents believe is responsible. The poll, which was taken on March 13, also gauged the favorability rankings of the governor and the state legislature, as well as partisan preferences in the upcoming U.S. Senate election.

    Thursday, March 17, 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

    UL System Approves Merger of College of Liberal Arts and College of Education & Human Development

    The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors approved a proposal that will merge the University of New Orleans' College of Liberal Arts with the College of Education and Human Development.

    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

    UNO Professor Wins Theatre Education Award

    David Hoover, the chair of the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre, has won the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Prize for Teaching Innovation.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    UNO's Survey Research Center Marks 30th Anniversary

    The University of New Orleans' Survey Research Center (SRC), which has earned a national reputation for conducting reliable independent research, is marking its 30th year in existence.

    Monday, March 7, 2016

    Survey Research Center Releases Results of Republican Presidential Primary Survey

    The University of New Orleans’ Survey Research Center conducted an automated telephone survey of active registered Republican voters in Louisiana on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

    Friday, March 4, 2016

    Entergy Funds New Engineering Lab at the University of New Orleans

    Entergy's transmission business unit is donating $100,000 to the University of New Orleans to enhance what electrical engineering students learn in the classroom. The gift is being presented in honor of National Engineers Week (Feb. 21-27), an annual observance created to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators and parents.

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    UNO Biologist Gets Federal Grant for Sustainable Oyster Harvest Research

    A University of New Orleans researcher has been awarded a two-year $40,000 grant by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to fund a project on sustainable oyster harvests. Thomas Soniat, a professor of research in the biological sciences department, will analyze data on oyster growth and natural mortality.

    Monday, February 22, 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

    Musical Excursion Series Brings UK's Red Priest to the University of New Orleans

    UK-based Baroque ensemble Red Priest will perform at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Musical Excursions concert series.

    Thursday, February 18, 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

    UNO Professor Gets Grant to Study Marsh Resilience Amid Sea Level Rise

    A University of New Orleans professor will use a two-year $88,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation to examine the resilience of marshes. Ioannis Georgiou, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, and his collaborators are studying how marshes respond to climate change and their future sustainability in light of continued sea level rise.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    Less Choppy Chopper Rides: Professor Gets Grant to Study Helicopter Vibration Control

    A University of New Orleans mechanical engineering professor has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to develop a system that will reduce the vibration of a helicopter's blade. Uttam Chakravarty, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, said less vibration will improve passenger comfort, decrease maintenance costs and extend the life of the helicopter.

    Friday, January 29, 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

    UNO Receives Federal Grant to Improve Evacuation Planning for City of New Orleans

    The University of New Orleans has received a two-year $260,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration to help the City of New Orleans and Regional Transit Authority (RTA) improve their evacuation planning. Researchers with UNO's Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) will make recommendations on how the city's vulnerable residents should be evacuated during emergencies and disasters. UNO-CHART is an applied social science hazards research center that collaborates with Louisiana communities.

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    National Endowment for the Humanities Gives $250,000 Grant to Coalition That Includes UNO

    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a $250,000 grant to The New School's Humanities Action Lab (HAL), a coalition of 20 universities, including the University of New Orleans, collaborating to produce student- and community-curated public projects on pressing social issues.

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    New UNO Research Center Lands Navy Grant Worth Nearly $1 Million

    The newly established Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics at the University of New Orleans has landed a Naval Research Laboratory grant worth nearly $1 million. The money will allow UNO researchers to investigate new high-performance techniques to mine and visualize large-scale data collected by the Navy, such as meteorological, oceanographic and open source intelligence information.

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    UNO Mourns the Death of John Altazan, Founding Dean of the UNO College of Business Administration

    John Altazan, founding dean of University of New Orleans' College of Business Administration, died Sunday, Jan. 10, at the age of 89. Altazan had a pioneering influence over the College of Business Administration, leading the first effort to obtain national accreditation and hiring the faculty who would be the program's earliest architects. But Altazan's main legacy, according to those who knew him, will always be the incredible and often life-changing influence he had on students.

    Thursday, January 14, 2016

    UNO Lab Receives Funding, Scholarships and Data to Support Sea Level Rise Research

    The University of New Orleans' Coastal Research Laboratory has received research funding, scholarship money and data from several companies and professional societies affiliated with the oil and gas industry. The donations will be applied to research projects, under an initiative of the New Orleans Geological Society, to study the impacts of relative sea level rise on Louisiana's coast.

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    Former UNO Intensive English Language Program Student Named Finalist for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize

    Five years ago, Colombian teacher Katerine Franco Cardenas traveled to the United States to study English at the University of New Orleans. When the University and the Centro Colombo Americano offered her nine months of English language instruction in Medellin followed by a two-month, all-expense paid training session at UNO's Intensive English Language Program (IELP) in New Orleans, Franco Cardenas says, it changed her life. Now, Franco Cardenas, a primary school teacher who teaches information and communications technology in Medellin, has been named one of 50 international finalists for the Global Teacher Prize, an honor that comes with $1 million to one outstanding teacher to be named in March.

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    UNO Announces Center for Teaching Innovation

    The University of New Orleans announces the creation of the Center for Teaching Innovation, a faculty resource center that will promote new teaching methods that support the learning styles of the modern college student. The center, which opened this week, is coordinated by Beth Blankenship and is housed on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building. It will move to its permanent home in the Earl K. Long Library once the fourth floor renovations are completed.

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

    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

    UNO Offers Professionals Software Design Training in a New, Noncredit Course

    The University of New Orleans is offering a new, noncredit course aimed at professionals from non-computer science backgrounds who are interested in learning the computer language Java. The class, offered once a week at night beginning in January, is the brain child of Torrie Adams, president of New Orleans Women in Technology, and Steve Johnson, dean of UNO's College of Sciences. Adams said that over the last two-and-a-half years, she has noticed more and more women from non-traditional backgrounds landing in programming jobs.

    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 Basketball Coach Attempts to Break World Record for Largest Gathering of People Wearing Holiday Sweaters

    Mark Slessinger loves a good gathering of people in tacky holiday sweaters. But at some point around three years ago, the University of New Orleans men's basketball coach started contemplating taking his glee over gaudy acrylic Santas and googly-eyed reindeer to a new level. His idea: Try to beat the Guinness Book of World Records highest recorded gathering of people wearing holiday sweaters and jumpers.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    UNO Alumni Association Announces 2014-15 Excellence in Teaching Awards

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that the winners of the 2014-15 Excellence in Teaching Awards are Paul Schilling, professor of mechanical engineering, and Randy Bates, professor of English. Each year up to two awards are bestowed upon faculty members who exhibit excellence in teaching. The winners are chosen by a selection committee that is comprised of past award recipients and a representative of the UNO International Alumni Association. Both Schilling and Bates were recognized for their enthusiasm for teaching, devotion to their students and dedication to facilitating student success. They have consistently received exceptional teaching evaluations from students. Schilling and Bates will each receive a cash award of $2,000.

    Tuesday, December 8, 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 Alumnus Jamison Ross Nominated for GRAMMY

    University of New Orleans alumnus Jamison Ross has been nominated for a GRAMMY for his debut album, "Jamison." The drummer, who received a master's of music degree at UNO in 2013, released the album this year on the Concord Jazz label.

    Monday, December 7, 2015

    UNO Philosophy Professor Gets Grant to Study Alternatives to Incarceration

    University of New Orleans philosophy professor Chris Surprenant has received a $32,350 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to study the American approach to punishment and alternatives to incarceration. The grant will fund an academic conference and related scholarship on the topic. The United States leads the world in per capita incarceration, and Louisiana incarcerates more people, on a per capita basis, than any other state.

    Thursday, December 3, 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-St. Claude Gallery to host 'Genius Loci' for PhotoNOLA Photography Festival

    As part of the PhotoNOLA, New Orleans' annual festival of photography, University of New Orleans' UNO-St. Claude Gallery hosts "Genius Loci," a three-person exhibition of photography and video, for PhotoNOLA that features the work of Antone Dolezal, Lara Shipley, and Paul Thulin. In the exhibition, which opens Saturday, Dec. 12, Dolezal, Shipley, and Thulin explore storytelling traditions of the rural woodlands of America.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Gives $25,000 to UNO

    The University of New Orleans' Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration is the recipient of a $25,000 donation from the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Leading Prisoner Advocate and Former Inmate To Deliver Public Lecture at UNO

    On Thursday, Dec. 3, former inmate turned leading criminal justice reform advocate Norris Henderson will deliver a public lecture at the University of New Orleans entitled "My Journey. Things turn out best ... for those who make the best out of the way things turn out." Henderson's talk caps off a semester of events sponsored by UNO's Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies that aimed to bring a spotlight to issues related to incarceration in Louisiana and across the United States.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Mivos Quartet Residency Will Culminate With Two Free Concerts

    The Mivos Quartet, a New York-based contemporary string quartet, will engage in a new music residency at the University of New Orleans and Tulane University from Nov. 30-Dec. 4, highlighted by two free concerts on Dec. 2 and 3.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    University of New Orleans Recognized for its Service to U.S. Military Veterans

    The University of New Orleans has been recognized twice this month for its commitment to serving United States veterans. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Nov. 11 recognized the campus as a "Governor's Military and Veteran Friendly Campus" for the 2015-16 school year. In addition, the University was designated a "Military Friendly School" by MilitaryFriendly.com, a division of Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business that rates companies and colleges on their programs to recruit and retain veterans and military spouses.

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Results of Internet Poll on Runoff for Governor

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center, in association with the software company Lucid, has released the results of a statewide opt-in Internet poll that gauges voter preferences in Saturday's runoff election for governor of Louisiana. The poll surveyed 578 registered voters from Nov. 10-18, 2015.

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    UNO's Ken Walsh Explores Successful Crowdfunding in Newly Published How-To Book

    What makes a crowdfunding venture successful? Kenneth Walsh, associate professor of management and marketing, delves into that question in his newly released book, "Dockside: Kim and Eric Embrace Crowdfunding to Realize Dreams." Walsh's book follows the lives of Kim and Eric Stone, a Florida couple who started a crowdfunding campaign to generate $60,000 they needed to start their dream business, a dockside restaurant and bar in the Florida Keys.

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    Theatre UNO Presents 'Agnes of God' and 'Two Rooms' Through Nov. 22

    Theatre UNO presents "Agnes of God" by John Pielmeir and "Two Rooms" by Lee Blessing. Running in repertory in the Lab Theatre through Nov. 22, these two shows question the truth of human connection in moments of strained reality and the presence of quiet hope in dark places.

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    UNO Celebrates International Week 2015

    The University of New Orleans is pleased to celebrate International Education Week 2015, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education. The celebratory week was founded to highlight the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, and UNO is pleased to offer a number of activities celebrating this nationwide event.

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    Artistic Understanding: New Course Seeks to Bridge Divide Between Artists and Those Who Manage Them

    "Art, Artists and Administrators," a new graduate level course taught by Tony Micocci as a requirement for a master's degree in Arts Administration, brings students into a variety of settings with the goal of giving them a better sense of what goes into being an artist and making art.

    Monday, November 16, 2015

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Results of 2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial Runoff Survey

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of its 2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial Runoff Survey. The statewide telephone poll of 600 likely voters was conducted Nov. 2-8.

    Thursday, November 12, 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

    Windows to Angola: Exhibit Features UNO Students Performing Rituals Honoring Inmates' Deceased Loved Ones

    Over the last several months, the students in Benjamin Weber's class, "Policing and Prisons in Local and Global Perspectives," have been collecting stories and postcards from inmates at Louisiana State Prison in Angola for a public history project called "Windows Through Walls: Angola Penitentiary Over Time." They've asked the prisoners--all from New Orleans--to tell them the stories of people who died while they were incarcerated. In response, the seven graduate students and 10 undergraduates have crisscrossed New Orleans performing requested rituals of remembrance to honor these inmates' relatives and loved ones, people who died while the inmates were serving time, unable to pay their respects in person. On Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Ashé Cultural Center will be highlighting the students' work so far in a display called "Stories from Prison/Honoring Ancestors."

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    UNO Appoints Penick Interim Director of Institute for Economic Development & Real Estate Research

    The University of New Orleans has appointed Robert Penick the interim director of the Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research. Penick succeeds Ivan Miestchovich, the institute's longtime director who died in September after a yearlong battle with ALS.

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    University of Chicago Historian to Lecture at World War II Museum

    University of Chicago historian Tara Zahra will deliver the 15th George G. Windell Memorial Lecture in European History on Thursday, Nov. 5 at The National World War II Museum. Her lecture is entitled, "Emigration, Ethnic Cleansing or Humanitarianism: The Campaign to Resettle Eastern European Jews in the 1930s." A reception will take place at 5 p.m. with the lecture to follow at 6 p.m.

    Monday, November 2, 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

    Russian Pianist and Composer Nikita Mndoyants Kicks Off 2015-16 Musical Excursions Season Tuesday, Oct. 27

    The 2015-16 Season of Musical Excursions at University of New Orleans kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 27, with a solo performance from acclaimed Russian pianist and composer Nikita Mndoyants. Mndoyants finished among the top six of the 2013 Cliburn Competition, 36 years after his father also won a Cliburn prize. He did so with performances that the Dallas Morning News tagged as "flawlessly paced, beautifully detailed, and emotionally powerful." At UNO, he will perform sonatas by Haydn, Beethoven and Prokofiev, and Schumann's Davidsbundlertanse, op. 6.

    Friday, October 23, 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

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Results of Internet Poll on Gubernatorial Election

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center, in association with the software company Lucid, has released the results of a statewide opt-in Internet poll that gauges voter preferences in Saturday's primary election for governor of Louisiana.

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    University of New Orleans Announces Eleven Winners of the Louisiana Board of Regents' WISE Grant

    The University of New Orleans Office of Research and Sponsored Programs on Wednesday, October 21, announced eleven winners of the Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) grant awarded by the Louisiana Board of Regents.

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    UNO to Host New Orleans Premiere of Zydeco Documentary

    The University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre will host the New Orleans area premiere of "Zydeco Crossroads: A Tale of Two Cities" on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m. in the Robert E. Nims Theatre in the Performing Arts Center. Director Robert Mugge, known for films and documentaries about music, will be on hand to introduce the film, and live zydeco musical performances will follow the screening. This event is free and open to the public.

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    UNO Alumni Association to Recognize Distinguished Alumni

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association will honor distinguished alumni and recognize the University's contributions to the economic and social fabric of greater New Orleans at its annual Distinguished Alumni Celebration on Thursday, November 5 at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport Atrium. Roy A. Glapion, a member of the class of 1987, will receive the Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award.

    Wednesday, October 21, 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

    UNO Computer Science Students Attend Grace Hopper Conference

    Five computer science students from the University of New Orleans were among the 12,000 people to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world's largest gathering of women technologists. It was the biggest attendance in the history of the conference, which was held Oct. 14-16 in Houston.

    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

    Recent UNO Master's Student Wins Award at Geological Competition

    Recent University of New Orleans graduate student Randy Broussard won the Best Presentation Award at the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Convention in Houston in September. Broussard, who earned a master's degree in earth and environmental sciences from UNO, presented a paper that was part of his master's thesis. In his presentation, he used seismic data to shed new light on the structure and formation of a massive salt dome located in the central Gulf of Mexico.

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    UNO Marketing Week Brings Region's Leading Marketing Professionals to Campus Oct. 19-23

    Area marketing and advertising leaders visit the University of New Orleans next week for Marketing Week, an annual event that provides students up-close access to the professionals who know the most about how to get a message out. Now in its fourth year, UNO Marketing Week is designed to help interested students, particularly marketing majors, polish their skills as they prepare for careers in marketing.

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    UNO Latin American Studies Program Attracts Scholars for 2015 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference This Weekend

    Historians and anthropologists from two continents will converge on University of New Orleans this week for the 2015 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference. During the two-day event, scholars seek to explore the meanings, forms, histories and future of North-South solidarity in the Americas.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    New Lecture Series Explores Music, Culture Across Disciplines

    From Verdi to video games, the complex web of music and culture will be explored by some of the world's leading experts as part of the new Musicology Colloquium Series, presented by the Department of Music at the University of New Orleans.

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    Three UNO Alumni Inducted into College of Education and Human Development Alumni Hall of Fame

    The University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development has inducted three alumni into the school's Hall of Fame. Mary Brown Ballard, Martin Montgomery and Deborah Bordelon were chosen from a field of candidates who have distinguished themselves in their careers, making extraordinary contributions to improve teaching, leading and learning.

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    College of Business Administration Signs Joint Study Transfer Programs with Chinese Universities

    The University of New Orleans College of Business Administration has entered into joint study transfer programs with three Chinese universities. The universities are Putian University, Hebei University of Technology at Lang Fang and Tianjin Tianshi College.

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    UNO Establishes Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics

    The University of New Orleans has established the Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics, which will focus on the science of information applied to environmental science. The Center will be housed within the Department of Computer Science and will be directed by Mahdi Abdelguerfi, professor and chair of computer science.

    Friday, October 2, 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

    NOMA Exhibit on Plantation Decor Inspires UNO Historian's Lecture on Lives of the Enslaved Oct. 2

    Mary Niall Mitchell, associate professor of history and Midlo Chair in New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans, will deliver a lecture at the New Orleans Museum of Art on Oct. 2, entitled "Slavery in the Parlor." The discussion comes in conjunction with the museum's exhibit, A Louisiana Parlor: Antebellum Taste & Context featuring the Butler-Greenwood Plantation parlor from St. Francisville, La.

    Tuesday, September 29, 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

    We Choose UNO Ad Airing on WWL-TV Through Nov. 6

    The University of New Orleans is participating in WWL-TV's new "We Choose Louisiana" campaign, designed to highlight the positive stories of businesses and individuals who choose Louisiana now and every day. UNO's 30-second ad will broadcast through Nov. 6.

    Monday, September 28, 2015

    Artist and UNO Alumna Jessica Goldfinch to deliver gallery talk Oct. 3

    Artist and University of New Orleans alumna Jessica Goldfinch will deliver a gallery talk on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m., in conjunction with her current solo exhibit, "Miraculous Tales of Nonfiction" at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery.

    Monday, September 28, 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

    Bring Your Daughter to Hack Day To Draw Children Ages 4 to 17 to UNO Oct. 3

    Children ages four through 17 are invited to attend the New Orleans Women in Technology's second annual "Bring Your Daughter to Hack Day" at The University of New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    UNO Researcher Wins $450,000 Grant to Study How Sunlight Transforms Oil Spills

    University of New Orleans chemistry professor Matthew Tarr has been awarded a 3-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how sunlight transforms oil on the surface of water.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    UNO Researcher Wins $450,000 Grant to Study How Sunlight Transforms Oil Spills

    University of New Orleans chemistry professor Matthew Tarr has been awarded a 3-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how sunlight transforms oil on the surface of water.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    UNO Awards Uddo Screenwriting Scholarship for 2015-16

    The University of New Orleans has awarded the Joseph Patrick Uddo Scholarship in Screenwriting for the 2015-16 academic year to Elizabeth Brina. The scholarship, which provides a total of $1,500 in tuition and fees for a full academic year, honors the memory of Uddo, a filmmaker and New Orleans native who died in 2008.

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    University Announces Eight Faculty Members Earn Promotions in 2015

    The University of New Orleans' Office of Academic Affairs announced that eight faculty members have earned promotions and/or tenure in 2015.

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    2015-16 Musical Excursions Schedule Announced

    The University of New Orleans announced that the 2015-16 Musical Excursions series will feature Russian piano virtuoso Nikita Mndoyants on Oct. 27; the contemporary New York City-based Mivos String Quartet on Dec. 2; British Baroque music quartet Red Priest on March 1; and Mexico-based string quartet Cuarteto Latinoamericano on April 12. All concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the UNO Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

    UNO Awards 2015 Research Prizes to Three Faculty Members

    The University of New Orleans has awarded the 2015 UNO Research Recognition Prizes to three faculty members. Matthew Tarr, professor of chemistry, won the Research Excellence Prize; Elliott Beaton, assistant professor of psychology, won the Early Career Research Prize; and Mahdi Abdelguerfi, professor of computer science, won the Competitive Funding Prize.

    Thursday, September 10, 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 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 President and Wife Establish Education Scholarship

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos and his wife, Lori, have established an endowed scholarship to help support female students pursuing a bachelor's degree in education at UNO. The $25,000 scholarship fund was made possible by a donation from the Foses as well as contributions from friends of the University.

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    UNO Student Wins U.S. State Department Scholarship to Study Abroad

    University of New Orleans student Abigail Diez is one of 800 undergraduate students from across the United States to win the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to study or intern abroad during the fall 2015 semester.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    UNO Engineering Dean Signs On to National Diversity Initiative

    Emir José Macari, dean of the University of New Orleans' College of Engineering, is among more than 100 engineering deans across the country to sign a letter this week pledging to attract and retain a more diverse student body in order to build the pipeline for the next generation of American engineers and entrepreneurs.

    Friday, August 7, 2015

    UNO Gets $800,000 NSF Grant to Conduct Advanced Manufacturing Research

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 5-year $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct advanced manufacturing research. UNO will join four other Louisiana universities--LSU, Louisiana Tech, Grambling and Southern--to establish the Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials.

    Friday, August 7, 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 English Professor Wins $50,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

    University of New Orleans English professor Anne Boyd Rioux has won a Public Scholar award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Rioux's $50,400 grant is the maximum amount that can be given under the Public Scholar program, which is a new initiative of the NEH, designed to promote the publication of scholarly nonfiction books for a general audience.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    UNO English Professor Wins $50,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

    University of New Orleans English professor Anne Boyd Rioux has won a Public Scholar award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Roy Glapion to Receive 2015 UNO Distinguished Alumni Award

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that Roy Glapion is the recipient of the 2015 UNO Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award. Glapion will be honored at a reception on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport atrium as part of UNO's 2015 Alumni Week.

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    UNO St. Claude Gallery to Present "#ReHumanize, for Albert Woodfox"

    The University of New Orleans- St. Claude Gallery will present "#ReHumanize, for Albert Woodfox" for its August exhibition. The exhibition is dedicated to Albert Woodfox, who has spent more than four decades in solitary confinement in the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Woodfox is the only member of the group collectively known as "The Angola 3" who has not been released from prison.

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    UNO Holds Second GenCyber Cybersecurity Program for Teachers

    The University of New Orleans is holding its second GenCyber program in which UNO computer science faculty members provide two weeks of intensive cybersecurity training to middle school and high school teachers from around the country.

    Tuesday, July 21, 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

    UNO Earns $96,000 Grant to Study Cybersecurity Risks of Critical Infrastructure

    The University of New Orleans will use a $96,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to build equipment that will help address cybersecurity risks to the nation's critical infrastructure, such as gas pipelines and power plants.

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    UNO Professor Named Educator of the Year by New Orleans Chapter of Engineering Society

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Enrique La Motta has been named Educator of the Year by the New Orleans chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. La Motta holds the Urban Waste Professorship in Civil Engineering at UNO, where he has taught for 22 years.

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    UNO Researchers Win $160,000 NSF Grant to Develop New Materials

    Researchers with the University of New Orleans' Advanced Materials Research Institute (AMRI) won a $160,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop new materials that could lead to important advances in data storage and communications.

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    UNO Alumnus Bivian "Sonny" Lee III Receives BET's 2015 Shine a Light Award

    Bivian "Sonny" Lee III was presented with the 2015 Shine a Light award during the 15th annual BET Awards, which was broadcast live on Sunday, June 28 from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Lee, a 2006 graduate of the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration, received the honor for his work as founder of Son of a Saint, an organization that provides mentoring and support services to young boys whose fathers have died or been incarcerated. The award was presented to Lee by husband and wife actors Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe.

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    UNO Professor Wins Two National Book Awards

    University of New Orleans English professor Carolyn Hembree has won two national awards for her forthcoming book of poetry. Hembree's Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague will be published in the spring of 2016 by Trio House Press.

    Monday, June 29, 2015

    New Book Examines Progress of Education System in New Orleans Since Katrina

    A new book by faculty, staff and alumni at the University of New Orleans and Loyola University New Orleans examines the implications of the post-Katrina public education reform in New Orleans, which continues to garner substantial local, national and international attention.

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Pianist, Composer Oscar Rossignoli Named 2015-16 UNO ASCAP Scholar

    Oscar Rossignoli has been named the 2015-16 ASCAP Louis Armstrong Scholar at the University of New Orleans by the New York-based ASCAP Foundation. The $3,000 award is made to a graduate student in jazz studies who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and creating original works. The scholarship is funded by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    NOPD Moves Training Academy to State-of-the-Art Facility at UNO

    NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF) and the University of New Orleans (UNO) announced the start of the newest police recruit class and unveiled a new state-of-the-art facility at UNO where the 33 recruits will begin their training. As part of a new public-private partnership, Class #173, future recruit classes and current officers will begin training at the UNO Research & Technology Park. The move provides the department with a modern and high-quality training facility while the current Training Academy undergoes remodeling over the next two years.

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    UNO and Delgado Renew Agreement in Business Administration

    Leaders from the University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College announced the three-year renewal of a 2+2 articulation agreement, which allows Delgado students who have completed an associate degree in business administration to easily transfer their credits to UNO in order to pursue a bachelor's of science degree from UNO's College of Business Administration.

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    UNO's Williams Named President-Elect of Southwestern Business Deans' Association

    John Williams, the dean of the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration, was named president-elect of the Southwestern Business Deans' Association at the organization's annual conference last week in Santa Fe, N.M.

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    UNO Gets $225,000 U.S. Geological Survey Grant to Study Louisiana's Coastline

    The project is part of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's (CPRA) Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program, which provides long-term data on all of Louisiana's beaches, barrier islands and mainland shorelines.

    Friday, June 19, 2015

    NASA, Louisiana Renew National Center for Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

    NASA, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and leaders from the University of New Orleans and LSU celebrated the renewal of their partnership in the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM) during a signing ceremony June 16 in New Orleans.

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    UNO Professor Gets $300,000 Grant for Cybersecurity Peer Instruction Project

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Irfan Ahmed has received a 2-year $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how peer instruction techniques can improve cybersecurity education.

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    UNO to Hold Opening for New Mural on Fine Arts Building

    The University of New Orleans will hold a reception for the opening of a new mural on the Fine Arts Building on Friday, June 19 from 6-9 p.m. in the building's courtyard. The mural, entitled "Explosive Effort," is by a group of artists known collectively as TIM (Time is Money Crew), comprised of UNO alumni. The reception is open to the public.

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    UNO Professor Named President-Elect of American Society of Civil Engineers

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Norma Jean Mattei has been elected president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for 2016. When she becomes president in 2017, she will be only the third woman in the 163-year history of the organization to hold the prestigious post.

    Friday, June 5, 2015

    UNO to Host Solar Day 2015

    The University of New Orleans will be the host site for Solar Day 2015, which will bring national experts on energy efficiency to the University's lakefront campus on Sunday, June 14. The day will feature presentations from authorities on solar energy, a student solar power competition, solar demonstrations, and education on how to lower utility bills and increase energy efficiency.

    Thursday, June 4, 2015

    UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore region on Friday, June 12 at the Clarion Inn and Suites Conference Center, 501 N. Highway 190, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore region on Friday, June 12 in Covington. It will take place at the Clarion Inn and Suites Conference Center, 501 N. Highway 190, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The annual seminar, newly named to honor economist Ivan Miestchovich who retired in May after a 38-year career at UNO, focuses on trends and outlooks for the I-10/I-12 corridor of the North Shore.

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    UNO Gets $56,000 Public History Grant from Board of Regents

    The University of New Orleans Department of History has received a $56,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to enhance its ability to teach public history through digital techniques.

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    UNO Announces First Faculty Member to Hold New Orleans Theatre Association Professorship

    Tony French is the first faculty member to hold the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) endowed professorship at the University of New Orleans.

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    UNO Announces First Faculty Member to Hold New Orleans Theatre Association Professorship

    Tony French is the first faculty member to hold the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) endowed professorship at the University of New Orleans, the University announced. French, a professor and costume designer in the Department of Film and Theatre, has taught at UNO for 24 years.

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery To Host 'SPECTRA' During Summer Exhibition

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery will host "SPECTRA," an exhibition organized by guest curator Edra Soto, during the months of June and July.

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery To Host ‘SPECTRA’ During Summer Exhibition

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery will host “SPECTRA,” an exhibition organized by guest curator Edra Soto, during the months of June and July. Soto is a Chicago-based artist and native of Puerto Rico who runs The Franklin, an “artist-run project space” in her home’s backyard in Chicago, Ill.

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    International Literary Festival to Be Held in Honor of UNO English Professor

    An international literary festival will be held in Ibadan, Nigeria later this month in honor of University of New Orleans English professor Niyi Osundare.

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    International Literary Festival to Be Held in Honor of UNO English Professor

    An international literary festival will be held in Ibadan, Nigeria later this month in honor of University of New Orleans English professor Niyi Osundare. The first-ever Niyi Osundare International Poetry Festival will take place May 26-27 at the University of Ibadan, where Osundare previously taught and received his undergraduate degree.

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    UNO Gets Grant to Create Digital Media Lab

    A $110,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents will allow the University of New Orleans to create an interdisciplinary digital media laboratory. The project is a collaboration of the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Film and Theatre, and the Earl K. Long Library, which will house the new lab.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    The UNO Press Releases "Sketchbook" of Folk Artist Clementine Hunter

    On the morning of August 28, 2005, folk art collector Richard Gasperi faced evacuation from New Orleans -- and the prospect of choosing what to save from among 500 important works he had acquired during his lifetime. He chose Clementine Hunter's 1945 sketchbook, a deeply personal, thoughtful depiction of Creole life in the Cane River area of rural Louisiana. This month, with Gasperi's help, the University of New Orleans Press releases previously unpublished works by one of the South's most important artists.

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    UNO Student to Participate in Arts Conference at Juilliard

    University of New Orleans graduate student Arielle Brown has been selected to participate in the Artist as Citizen Conference at The Juilliard School in New York City. Brown, who is pursuing a master's degree in theatre performance, is one of 60 visual and performing artists who were chosen. The conference, which will take place June 12-17, is presented by the nonprofit Artists Striving to End Poverty.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    UNO Issues New Study on Community Banking

    Representatives from the University of New Orleans and Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company revealed a new study on the decline of the U.S. community banking industry before a group of more than 20 industry stakeholders today. (Click here to view the full study.) The group convened at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center and was joined by U.S. Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, who chairs the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. Senator Vitter shared his personal insight regarding industry regulations and gathered feedback from attendees.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    UNO Chemistry Student Wins National Competition

    University of New Orleans student Edwin Gomez won the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Poster Award in the Computers in Chemistry Division.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    UNO Student to Participate in Arts Conference at Juilliard

    University of New Orleans graduate student Arielle Brown has been selected to participate in the Artist as Citizen Conference at The Juilliard School in New York City. Brown, who is pursuing a master's degree in theatre performance, is one of 60 visual and performing artists who were chosen. The conference, which will take place June 12-17, is presented by the nonprofit Artists Striving to End Poverty.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    UNO Issues New Study on Community Banking Decline

    Representatives from the University of New Orleans and Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company revealed a new study on the decline of the U.S. community banking industry before a group of more than 20 industry stakeholders today. (Click here to view the full study.) The group convened at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center and was joined by U.S. Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, who chairs the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. Senator Vitter shared his personal insight regarding industry regulations and gathered feedback from attendees.

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    UNO Professor Earns $510,000 Naval Research Grant Through Young Investigator Program

    University of New Orleans faculty member Christine Ikeda has been awarded a 3-year $510,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research. Ikeda, an assistant professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, is one of 36 researchers around the country to be named a 2015 Young Investigator, which is one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country.

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    UNO Chemistry Student Wins National Competition

    University of New Orleans student Edwin Gomez won the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Poster Award in the Computers in Chemistry Division.

    Friday, May 1, 2015

    UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the 2015 Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the New Orleans region on May 8. It will take place in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The annual seminar brings together representatives from a wide cross-section of the region's business, professional and civic communities.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO Closes Out Jazz at the Sandbar with Christian Scott

    For the final Jazz @ the Sandbar concert of the Spring 2015 season, UNO is excited to welcome trumpeter Christian Scott. Scott will perform with the UNO Jazz Allstars under the direction of Dwight Fitch. The UNO Jazz Allstars will also perform on the Lagniappe Stage of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Friday, May 1 at 11:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO and Loyola to Hold Post-Katrina Education Forum

    The University of New Orleans and the Institute for Quality and Equity in Education (IQEE) at Loyola University New Orleans will hold a forum focused on the post-Katrina public education landscape in New Orleans. It will be held on Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center ballroom on UNO's campus. The event is free and open to the public.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO Imperial Barrel Team Wins Regional, Advances to International Finals

    A team of University of New Orleans graduate students won the 2015 Gulf Coast Regional Imperial Barrel Award in Houston, Texas and will advance to the international finals next month in Denver, Colo.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    UNO Imperial Barrel Team Wins Regional, Advances to International Finals

    A team of University of New Orleans graduate students won the 2015 Gulf Coast Regional Imperial Barrel Award in Houston, Texas and will advance to the international finals next month in Denver, Colo.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the 2015 Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the New Orleans region on May 8. It will take place in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The annual seminar brings together representatives from a wide cross-section of the region's business, professional and civic communities.

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    UNO Professor Picked for National Advertising Fellowship

    University of New Orleans marketing professor Elyria Kemp is one of 12 academics across the country to be selected for the Advertising Educational Foundation's 2015 Visiting Professor Program.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    UNO Professor Picked for National Advertising Fellowship

    University of New Orleans marketing professor Elyria Kemp is one of 12 academics across the country to be selected for the Advertising Educational Foundation's 2015 Visiting Professor Program.

    Monday, April 6, 2015

    Restovic Named 2015 College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna

    Miranda Restovic, the president and executive director of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, has been named the 2015 University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    UNO Electrical Engineering Student Takes 2nd Place in National STEM Competition

    University of New Orleans electrical engineering student Michael Flot Jr. took second place in a national science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition. Flot delivered an oral presentation about an automated growing system for plants that does not require soil and uses dramatically less water than normal farming methods. It is the focus of a senior design project for Flot and four classmates.

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    Saints and Pelicans President Dennis Lauscha to Speak at UNO's Spring Commencement

    Dennis Lauscha, the president of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' spring commencement on May 15 at the Lakefront Arena.

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    UNO Entry is Finalist in National Disaster Preparation Contest

    An entry from the University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) is a finalist in a national competition that seeks to identify innovative solutions in disaster preparedness. UNO-CHART is an applied social science hazards research center that collaborates with Louisiana communities.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    The UNO Press Releases "Sketchbook" of Folk Artist Clementine Hunter

    On the morning of August 28, 2005, folk art collector Richard Gasperi faced evacuation from New Orleans -- and the prospect of choosing what to save from among 500 important works he had acquired during his lifetime. He chose Clementine Hunter's 1945 sketchbook, a deeply personal, thoughtful depiction of Creole life in the Cane River area of rural Louisiana. This month, with Gasperi's help, the University of New Orleans Press releases previously unpublished works by one of the South's most important artists.

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    UNO to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Innsbruck Program with Fundraiser

    The University of New Orleans will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School with an event that will raise funds for student scholarships.

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    UNO Electrical Engineering Student Takes 2nd Place in National STEM Competition

    University of New Orleans electrical engineering student Michael Flot Jr. took second place in a national science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition. Flot delivered an oral presentation about an automated growing system for plants that does not require soil and uses dramatically less water than normal farming methods. It is the focus of a senior design project for Flot and four classmates.

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    UNO to Present Honorary Doctorate to Gordon "Nick" Mueller

    The University of New Orleans will present Gordon "Nick" Mueller with an honorary doctorate during its spring 2015 commencement on May 15 at the Lakefront Arena. Mueller is a former history professor and administrator at UNO as well as a driving force behind the creation of The National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    Connecting "Kongo Across the Waters" to New Orleans: A Symposium Involving UNO Scholars and Graduates

    University of New Orleans researchers and graduate students will join with local colleagues to discuss new approaches to the long history of connections between New Orleans and Central Africa this Saturday at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA).

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    International Music Collective to Visit UNO

    The Dosti Music Project, an international music exchange featuring performers from three countries, will discuss its music and mission at the University of New Orleans on Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in room 317 of the Performing Arts Center.

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    UNO to Present Summit on Hurricane Katrina Recovery on March 27

    The University of New Orleans will hold a daylong summit on March 27 with a focus on the recovery and remaking of New Orleans a decade after Hurricane Katrina.

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    Jazz @ the Sandbar Commences Wednesday with Shannon "King of Treme" Powell

    The University of New Orleans' acclaimed Jazz @ the Sandbar series takes center stage again Wednesday with a performance by Shannon "King of Treme" Powell.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    UNO Education Professor Named Senior Research Fellow

    University of New Orleans education professor Alonzo Flowers has been named a senior research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness. Flowers will remain employed at UNO while working with a diverse set of scholars to bring research and policy together for the benefit of students.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt to Speak at UNO

    Nobel laureate and renowned Stanford biophysicist Michael Levitt will deliver a lecture at the University of New Orleans on Thursday, March 5 at 11 a.m. The talk, which will take place in the University Center ballroom, is free and open to the public.

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Harvard Music Professor Will Lecture at UNO

    Harvard University music professor Emily I. Dolan will present the lecture "Instruments and Instrumentality" at the University of New Orleans on Friday, March 6 at 2 p.m. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Performing Arts Center's recital hall.

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Quink Vocal Ensemble to Perform at UNO's Musical Excursions Series

    The Quink Vocal Ensemble, a Dutch a cappella group, will perform on Tuesday, February 24 as part of the University of New Orleans' 2015 Musical Excursions series. The award-winning concert series has presented first-class classical and world music since 1993. Quink will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the UNO Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    UNO Computer Science Professor Earns Grant to Speed Up Digital Forensics

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Golden Richard is the recipient of a $153,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice to develop a faster approach to performing digital forensics on devices with large storage capacities. Digital forensics refers to the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    UNO Computer Science Professor Gets NSF Grant to Study Artificial Intelligence

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Stephen Ware has been awarded a two-year $138,000 grant by the National Science Foundation to develop artificial intelligence systems that interact more naturally with people.

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    Pianist Sean Chen to Open UNO's 2015 Musical Excursions Series

    Pianist Sean Chen will open the University of New Orleans' 2015 Musical Excursions series on Tuesday, Feb. 3. The award-winning concert series has presented first-class classical and world music since 1993. Chen will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the UNO Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

    Monday, January 26, 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 Biologist Selected for Prestigious Environmental Leadership Fellowship

    University of New Orleans biologist Nicola Anthony is one of 20 North American researchers awarded the 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellowship by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    UNO Awards Research Prizes to Three Faculty Members

    The University of New Orleans announced that it has bestowed the 2014 UNO Research Recognition Prizes upon three faculty members. John Wiley, professor of chemistry, won the Research Excellence Prize; Malay Ghose Hajra, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, won the Early Career Research Prize; and Martin O'Connell, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, won the Competitive Funding Prize.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Siegfried B. Christensen IV Memorial Scholarship Recipients Selected

    Five University of New Orleans chemistry students are the first recipients of the Siegfried B. Christensen IV Memorial Scholarships.

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    UNO Alumni Association Announces 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Awards

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that the winners of the 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Awards are Harsha Chacko; a professor of hotel, restaurant and tourism administration; and Leslie White; an associate professor of English.

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    UNO President Peter Fos Announces Recommendations for Academic Restructuring

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos today announced his recommendations for restructuring and strengthening the University's academic programs.

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    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

    UNO English Professor Wins Nigerian National Order of Merit Award

    University of New Orleans English professor Niyi Osundare will receive the 2014 Nigerian National Order of Merit Award, the nation's top prize in science, medicine, engineering/technology and the humanities. Osundare is a poet, dramatist and essayist and one of Nigeria's preeminent public intellectuals. He has authored 18 books of poetry, two books of selected poems, four plays, a book of essays, and numerous articles on literature, language, culture and society. An investiture ceremony will be held in his honor, along with the Annual Forum of the Nigerian National Order of Merit Laureates, in Abuja, Nigeria on Dec. 2-3.

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    UNO Fossil Hunter Achieves Immortality ...Through Ancient Starfish Named in His Honor

    An ancient species of starfish has been named after University of New Orleans paleontologist Kraig Derstler. Derstler, an associate professor of earth and environmental sciences and an expert in invertebrate fossils, has spent decades digging up the past. Now his name will live long into the future through Swataria derstleri, an early starfish that is approximately 450 million years old--older than dinosaurs, the Gulf of Mexico or even the Atlantic Ocean.

    Thursday, November 20, 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

    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 Survey Research Center Poll Gauges Statewide Voter Sentiments on Senate Election

    As Louisiana's closely-watched U.S. Senate race enters its final days, a new statewide survey from the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center offers insight into voter attitudes. The telephone poll of 590 registered voters was conducted from October 11-24.

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    UNO Expected to Get $1.8 Million through WISE Fund

    The University of New Orleans is expected to receive approximately $1.8 million in state money to enhance its programs in engineering, computer science and accounting. The funds are available through the $40 million Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) Fund, which was proposed by state higher education leaders, supported by Gov. Bobby Jindal and passed by the state legislature earlier this year.

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    UNO to Name University Center Ballroom after State Sen. Ted Hickey

    The University of New Orleans will name its University Center ballroom after State Sen. Theodore "Ted" M. Hickey, a champion of the institution who played an instrumental role in establishing UNO as well as changing its name. The request was approved by the University of Louisiana System Board on Oct. 24.

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Society of Human Resource Management Announces Human Resources Internship Program through the University of New Orleans

    The New Orleans branch of the Society of Human Resources Management this month unveils a new Human Resources Internship Program through the University of New Orleans. The internship program will begin with the upcoming Spring 2015 semester and is being offered to all junior and senior level students with concentrations in Human Resources and or students who are interested in pursuing HR as a career.

    Monday, October 27, 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

    UNO Launches Online Master's Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management

    The University of New Orleans has launched a new fully online executive master's degree program in hospitality and tourism management. Classes begin in the spring 2015 semester and students can enroll now.

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Student Awarded UNO Scholarship for Women in Computer Science

    University of New Orleans undergraduate student Julie Green is the recipient of the 2014-15 UNO Scholarship for Women in Computer Science. Green, a native of Portland, Ore., is a junior majoring in computer science.

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    UNO St. Claude Gallery Gears Up for Prospect.3: Notes for Now

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery is gearing up to host work by artist Christopher Myers and the Propeller Group Prospect.3: Notes for Now. Known as P.3, Prospect 3.0 is an international contemporary art biennial now in its third iteration. This year's show will feature the work of 58 artists selected by artistic director Franklin Sirmans in 18 venues located throughout New Orleans.

    Saturday, October 11, 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

    Theatre UNO Receives Early Recognition for Performances of "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo"

    Opening performances of a Tony Award-winning play won early recognition last weekend for Theatre UNO, the University of New Orleans' award-winning theater troupe. Cast and crew received the high honors for their performance of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," written by Rajiv Joseph. The play runs again this weekend and is open to the public.

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Thomas and Constance Kitchen Donate $60,000 to Endow First Generation Scholarship

    University of New Orleans alumni Thomas and Constance Kitchen have donated $60,000 to help endow a first generation scholarship at UNO.

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    Sheriff Newell Normand Named 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

    Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell D. Normand has been named the University of New Orleans 2014 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He will be presented with the award at a reception on November 6 in the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain in New Orleans City Park. Normand received a bachelor's degree in business administration from UNO in 1988.

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    UNO Chemist Gets $276,000 Grant to Study Next Generation Polymers

    University of New Orleans chemistry professor Steven Rick has received a $276,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new smart polymers, which are materials that can respond to changes in the environment.

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    UNO Transportation Institute to Study Alternative Fuels for Capital Area Transit System

    The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) has commissioned a study by the Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute to study alternative fuels. CATS is the regional transit authority of the Baton Rouge metropolitan region.

    Tuesday, September 23, 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

    Oil Exploration Company Gives UNO Seismic Data License Worth $640,000

    Multinational oil exploration company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has donated a three-dimensional seismic data license worth $640,000 to the University of New Orleans.

    Friday, September 19, 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 University of New Orleans Study Tracks Decline in U.S. Community Banking

    The number of community banks in the United States has decreased by 50 percent in the last 20 years, shrinking at a much greater rate than non-community banks, according to a new study of the community banking industry from the University of New Orleans.

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    UNO Professor Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Train Early Intervention Educators

    University of New Orleans special education professor Linda Flynn-Wilson has received a 5-year $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train educators to work with young children with disabilities. Flynn-Wilson, a professor of special education and habilitative services, will prepare educational personnel to be fully credentialed to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities and their families.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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

    For the fourth 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 ranks second among national universities in percentage of graduates with debt.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Latter & Blum Donates $100,000 to UNO

    New Orleans-based real estate company Latter & Blum, Inc. has donated $100,000 to the University of New Orleans. Half of the gift will be used to support the University's newly created graduate certificate programs in coastal sciences and coastal engineering; the other half will go to scholarships.

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    UNO to Offer New Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Management

    The University of New Orleans announced that it will offer a Bachelor's of Science in Health Care Management in the College of Business Administration. The new academic program was approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents on Wednesday. UNO already offers a master's degree in health care management.

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    UNO and GNO, Inc. Announce New Coastal Engineering and Science Certificates

    The University of New Orleans (UNO) and Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) announced the establishment of a Graduate Certificate in Coastal Engineering and a Graduate Certificate in Coastal Sciences. Both certificates were approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents today.

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    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

    President Fos Outlines UNO 2020, the University's Strategic Plan for 2015-20

    University of New Orleans Peter J. Fos outlined UNO 2020, the University's Strategic Plan for 2015-20 during a presentation at the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation in the University Center. According to Fos, the plan offers a blueprint for the University to reach its aspiration--to be broadly recognized as one of the preeminent urban research institutions in the nation.

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    University of New Orleans Arts Departments Head to Sixth Annual Culture Collision

    Artists, musicians and administrators from the University of New Orleans are headed this month to the city's Sixth Annual Culture Collision, with plans to showcase the arts, theater and music programs and resources the University has to offer.

    Tuesday, August 12, 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

    UNO Chemist Gets $405,000 NSF Grant to Continue Cultivating Microscopic 'Peas in a Pod'

    A University of New Orleans chemistry professor has been awarded a 3-year $405,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support his research of fabricating microscopic structures that mimic peas in a pod.

    Wednesday, July 23, 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

    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

    Common Read Program at UNO Continues

    Summer reading for incoming freshmen at the University of New Orleans brings a dose of inspiration and a chance to hone personal, career and academic aims while improving writing and presentation skills.

    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

    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

    UNO Awarded $200,000 Grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

    The University of New Orleans has been awarded an 18-month $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to improve a device used aboard shrimp boats intended to protect sea turtles.

    Monday, June 9, 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 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

    UNO Receives $1.5 Million Grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 5-year $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The grant is aimed at helping research universities improve persistence of students studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and reinvigorating introductory science courses.

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    UNO Gets $98,000 Grant to Create Materials Science Lab

    The University of New Orleans has received a 1-year $98,832 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to create a state-of-the-art materials science laboratory. The lab will give UNO students hands-on experience with energy and electronic materials in a new course that will be unique to New Orleans and one of the few of its kind in the nation.

    Tuesday, May 27, 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

    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

    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 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

    UNO Engineering Professor Earns National Excellence in Teaching Award

    A University of New Orleans faculty member has earned the 2014 ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Malay Ghose Hajra, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, will receive the award at the American Society for Engineering Education's annual conference in Indianapolis, Ind. on June 17.

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    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

    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 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

    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 and Port of New Orleans Announce Port Sustainability Project

    The University of New Orleans and the Port of New Orleans announced a 5-year agreement aimed at assessing the Port's activities in order to achieve greater sustainability.

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    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

    Schlumberger Donates $1.3 Million in Software to UNO

    Schlumberger, the world's largest oilfield services company, has donated $1.3 million in software to the University of New Orleans Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. The donation is a 3-year license for the Petrel E&P software platform, which allows geologists and geophysicists to interpret seismic data to locate oil and gas reservoirs.

    Tuesday, March 11, 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 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 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

    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

    Governor Jindal Announces Funding Hike for Higher Education

    Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined higher education leaders, including University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos, to announce a funding increase of $141.5 million for higher education institutions for the next fiscal year. The funding hike represents a 6.66 percent increase over the budget for the current fiscal year. This funding includes a new higher education workforce incentive initiative of $40 million that will better prepare Louisiana students to compete in the new global economy.

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    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

    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's Ricardo Fredricks Named 'Chef of the Year' by American Culinary Federation New Orleans Chapter

    University of New Orleans instructor and chef Ricardo Fredricks was named 2013 "Chef of the Year" by the American Culinary Federation New Orleans Chapter. Fredricks, who has worked at UNO for 26 years, teaches courses in the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration.

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    UNO Computer Science Faculty Earn National Awards

    Faculty members in the University of New Orleans' computer science department recently earned two national awards. Four members of the computer science department won best paper at the Information Security Conference and two faculty members earned the outstanding research award by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    2013 UNO Poll: Mayor Landrieu's Approval Dips Slightly, Remains High

    While New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu continues to enjoy a high level of approval--although it declined slightly in the past year--less than a majority of New Orleans residents approve of the New Orleans City Council, according to the 2013 University of New Orleans Quality of Life Survey. The survey, also known as the "UNO Poll," is conducted by the UNO Survey Research Center under the direction of Edward Chervenak, assistant professor of political science.

    Monday, November 18, 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

    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

    UNO Partners with America's Freedom Sailor to Design World's Largest Accessible Tall Ship

    The University of New Orleans announced that its School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering has partnered with the nonprofit organization America's Freedom Sailor to help design the largest accessible tall ship in the world, and the only one in the United States.

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013

    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

    Lakefront Arena Celebrates 30th Anniversary November 1

    The Lakefront Arena celebrates its 30th Anniversary on November 1, 2013. Since it opened its doors in 1983, the Lakefront Arena has been the destination for live entertainment - bringing in 12 million patrons for world-class concerts, family and comedy shows, commencement ceremonies, athletic events and thousands of other live shows and events. This year not only marks the Lakefront Arena's 30th year but also the most successful financial year-to-date grossing more than $3 million.

    Thursday, October 31, 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

    Xavier President Norman Francis to Serve as UNO Fall Commencement Speaker

    The University of New Orleans announced that Xavier University of Louisiana President Norman C. Francis will serve as the University's fall 2013 commencement speaker. The ceremony will be held at the Lakefront Arena on Dec. 20 at 3 p.m.

    Friday, October 25, 2013

    2013-14 Musical Excursions Schedule Announced

    The University of New Orleans announced that the 2013-14 Musical Excursions series will feature pianist Fei-Fei Dong on Oct. 29; the Ethos Percussion Group on Feb. 11, 2014; and the Italian Saxophone Quartet on April 8, 2014. The award-winning concert series, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, began presenting first-class classical and world music in 1993. The concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the UNO Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

    Tuesday, October 15, 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

    GE Capital Launches Partnership with University of New Orleans to Develop a Stronger Technology Workforce

    GE Capital Technology Center CIO Mike De Boer, University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos, and representatives from Louisiana Economic Development held a reception Thursday evening at the Westin Canal Place to announce the launch of GE Capital's Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program, or SWEAP, which aims to develop a stronger technology workforce through the UNO and GE partnership. In addition, the Technology Center celebrated GE Capital's growth in New Orleans, which has created 125 jobs since opening at Place St. Charles in 2012.

    Friday, September 27, 2013

    University of New Orleans Transportation Institute Awarded $750,000 in Federal Grants

    The Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute has been awarded $750,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The University of New Orleans is a member of two different university consortiums that were successful in obtaining funding through the National University Transportation Center Program.

    Tuesday, September 24, 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

    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

    UNO Gets NSF Grant to Develop Motion Control for Ocean Current Turbines

    The University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering has received a $121,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop ocean current turbines that will be able to convert the energy of the sea into electricity.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013

    First 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

    UNO Professor Gets NSF Grant to Train High School Teachers in Cybersecurity

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Golden Richard III was awarded an $87,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to intensively train high school teachers in information security. UNO received one of only six awards in the nation under this program.

    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 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 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 to Hold Financial Economics Seminar

    The University of New Orleans will hold a financial economics seminar on September 20 from 1-5 p.m. in room 131 of Kirschman Hall on the UNO campus. The focus of the seminar is managing volatility in financial markets after the Great Recession. It is free and open to the public, but the topics will be of particular interest to financial professionals and college faculty members in the region.

    Friday, August 30, 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

    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

    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 Music Department Receives $20,000 in Grants for Jazz Education Program

    The University of New Orleans Department of Music is the recipient of two grants totaling $20,000 that will support the department's jazz educational outreach program. Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center donated $15,000 while the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation gave $5,000.

    Tuesday, August 13, 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

    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

    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

    UNO's Master of Public Administration Program Receives Professional Accreditation

    The University of New Orleans' Master of Public Administration program is now professionally accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The announcement was made by the organization's Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation.

    Monday, July 15, 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