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- At the National World War II Museum, UNO History students meet Lynn Buck Compton of the famous Band of Brothers, chronicled by UNO historian Stephen Ambrose.
- At the National World War II Museum, the patrol torpedo boat PT-305 is being restored to its Second World War condition. The restoration work is done by a volunteer crew, including UNO History Students.
- For several years, history students have participated in the educational panels of the Oak Street Po-boy festival. Graduate student Lauren Milner poses with the Roman Candy mule during Po-boy Fest
- UNO Graduate Student Eva Maltschnig, an exchange student from Austria, stands outside the White House in Washington, DC. Eva traveled to Washington to visit the National Archives as part of her thesis research on World War II Austrian War Brides.
- Chanda M. Nunez discusses her research into the history of pralines and praline vendors during her poster presentation at the National Council on Public History conference.
- UNO history students tour three of the Louisiana State Museum facilities in the French Quarter as part of the history department's annual Spring Break field trip to the historic New Orleans French Quarter. The current curator of the LSM, Greg Lambousy,
- History Student Josh Schick has been a volunteer on the PT-305 Restoration at the World War II Museum since boyhood. He is now a vital part of its mission.
- UNO students often volunteer at the many international conventions that New Orleans attracts. Here, our students are working the International Association of Popular Music Annual Conference in 2011. Today, L-R, Shawn Ryder, MA UNO, is Director of Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, Anna and Lauren Lastrapes have their PhDs, and John Mangipano is a PhD student at Southern Mississippi.
- As a student, Paula Fortier interned at the Touro Infirmary Foundation archives where she planned and mounted an exhibition titled Touro at War: WWI drawn from her thesis research into the role of nurses and the New Orleans Red Cross in World War I. Paula Fortier, MA UNO, is currently employed as the Archivist of Touro Infirmary, now in charge of the archives where she once interned.
- Former History chair Andrew Goss stands with some newly inducted members of the UNO chapter of Phi Alpha Theta in 2011.
- In 2010, Graduate Student Amber Nicholson, now a PhD candidate, served as an intern with the French Quarter Festival, the largest free festival in the South. By 2011 she was running the headquarters tent. The history department has a long-standing relationship with several local festivals, ensuring an educational component to the fun.
- UNO graduate student John Mangipano combs through the Orleans Parish School Board minutes capturing names and summarizing Board meetings. John was part of a Board of Regents grant won by the department that employed history grad students to conduct original research. The school board records, dating from 1842 through the present day, are just some of the gems located at the University of New Orleans library.
- Greg Lambousy, graduate of UNO and curator of the Louisiana State Museum.
- It's all about the bread! Grad students give out free Leidenheimer po-boy bread at the Oak Street Po-boy Festival. Public history students were active in the educational component of the festival (and the tasting, as well!)
- Clockwise from left, recent UNO history students now employed historians: Victoria Baiamonte, manager, Ft Pike State Historic Site; Executive Assistant to the VP / Chief Operating Officer Nicole Romagossa, Assistant to the VP for Institutional Advancement Megan Franich, and Special Projects Historian Tom Gibbs, WWII Museum; Remesia Shields, archivist, Archdiocese of NO, Joe Stoltz, US Military Academy Rowan Fellow in Military History; Paula Fortier, archivist, Touro Infirmary Archives.