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  • University of New Orleans Chemistry Professor Wins Grant for Research to Improve Climate Modeling

    University of New Orleans Chemistry Professor Wins Grant for Research to Improve Climate Modeling

    David Podgorski, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of New Orleans, has been awarded a three-year $129,000 grant by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The grant funds a laboratory study that will attempt to improve science's capability to understand relationships between the chemical composition of organic carbon and its reactivity. This information will be used in climate models and studying the fate of contaminates in the environment.

    Monday, May 21, 2018

  • In Memoriam: Longtime Accounting Professor Joseph Razek

    In Memoriam: Longtime Accounting Professor Joseph Razek

    Joseph Robert Razek, who taught accounting at the University of New Orleans for more than 25 years, died on April 17 in Georgetown, Texas. He was 78. Razek joined the University of New Orleans in 1977 as an associate professor and was promoted to professor seven years later. Originally from Landsdowne, Penn., he received his bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, an MBA from University of Michigan and a doctorate from the University of Illinois. Razek also served in the U.S. Air Force. Philip Harmelink, chair of the Department of Accounting, recalled Razek as "a very dedicated accounting teacher and faculty member."

    Monday, May 21, 2018

  • In Memoriam: University of New Orleans Jazz Pioneer Charles Blancq III

    In Memoriam: University of New Orleans Jazz Pioneer Charles Blancq III

    Charles Clement Blancq III, a devoted jazz musician, historian and professor who taught at the University of New Orleans for 38 years, died May 7 in New Orleans. He was 77. Blancq joined the University of New Orleans in 1970 and, according to professor Steve Masakowski, became the first faculty member to teach jazz in the Department of Music, setting the stage for the establishment of the University's renowned jazz program. Blancq had a strong conviction that New Orleans jazz was something to be preserved and taught to future generations. In a 1974 article in The Times-Picayune, he reflected on the role universities play in helping "serious jazz musicians" learn their trade.

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Professor Wins Grant to Support Research on Philosophy of Criminal Justice Reform

    University of New Orleans Professor Wins Grant to Support Research on Philosophy of Criminal Justice Reform

    Chris W. Surprenant, associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Orleans, has been awarded $47,000 from the Louisiana Board of Regents through its Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) program. The award will support the completion of a forthcoming book examining the role financial incentives have played in criminal justice and outlining what Surprenant believes are the critical first steps toward meaningful reform.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

  • Google’s Sabrina Farmer to University of New Orleans Class of 2018: ‘Know your own truth’

    Google's Sabrina Farmer to University of New Orleans Class of 2018: 'Know your own truth'

    Twenty-three years ago, Google engineer Sabrina Farmer walked into the UNO Lakefront Arena wearing her commencement cap and gown with one memorable life goal: to make twice her mother's salary. When Farmer received her degree in computer science from the University of New Orleans that day, she became the first woman in her family to graduate from college. Farmer had been raised one of four girls in a single-income household in Marrero, La. Her mother worked paycheck-to-paycheck. Success, she thought, would be making enough to live in an apartment where she would be able to follow her own rules. Within a year of her graduation, Farmer accepted a job in Silicon Valley that paid twice her mother's salary. "Clearly, I met my expectations," Farmer said Friday, delivering the commencement address to more than 900 University of New Orleans graduates and their loved ones. "But, also, clearly, I underestimated myself."

    Monday, May 14, 2018

  • Graduate Profile: Chemistry Standout Alana Dixon Took a Circuitous Path to Finding Her Passion

    Graduate Profile: Chemistry Standout Alana Dixon Took a Circuitous Path to Finding Her Passion

    Alana Dixon changed her major five times and transferred universities twice before she discovered exactly what she wanted to study (chemistry) and where (the University of New Orleans). But as this 22-year-old New Orleans native prepares to graduate today with a bachelor of science degree and heads for doctoral study at the University of California-Santa Barbara in the fall, she says she wouldn't trade the circuitous path she's taken to get here.

    Friday, May 11, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Receives Healthy Business Award from Jefferson Chamber for New Workplace Wellness Program

    University of New Orleans Receives Healthy Business Award from Jefferson Chamber for New Workplace Wellness Program

    The University of New Orleans received a Healthy Business Award from the Jefferson Chamber during the economic development organization's Business Leadership Awards luncheon held Wednesday, May 9 at the Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel.

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

  • Graduate Profile: With Determination and Grit, Cordell Williams Sets the Stage for a Career in Hospitality Administration

    Graduate Profile: With Determination and Grit, Cordell Williams Sets the Stage for a Career in Hospitality Administration

    Cordell Williams graduates from the University of New Orleans Friday with a job in hand. As one would expect, he's thrilled. Among the reasons: It will mean he can take a little break. Emphasis on the word "little." For the past four years, this hotel, restaurant and tourism administration major has worked two jobs while navigating life as a college student in the city where he was born. When Williams crosses the stage at the UNO Lakefront Arena, he will be the first from his immediate family to graduate from college. "The University of New Orleans has helped shape my vision of my future and what exactly I want to do," Williams said.

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

  • Student and Faculty Member from University of New Orleans Counselor Education Program Receive Awards From Major Professional Organizations

    Student and Faculty Member from University of New Orleans Counselor Education Program Receive Awards From Major Professional Organizations

    Two prominent professional counseling organizations have recognized and awarded a student and faculty member from the University of New Orleans counselor education master's degree program.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  • Silver & Blue Magazine Celebrates 60 Years of the University of New Orleans ‘By the Numbers’

    Silver & Blue Magazine Celebrates 60 Years of the University of New Orleans 'By the Numbers'

    This year marks 60 years of the University of New Orleans. The spring 2018 issue of Silver & Blue magazine--the University's publication for alumni, students and friends--celebrates this anniversary by looking back at some of the trajectory-shaping numbers that have made New Orleans' only public research university a place where people come together to put their ideas into action.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Department of English and Foreign Languages Awarded $613K to Enhance Online Instruction and Expand Course Offerings

    University of New Orleans Department of English and Foreign Languages Awarded $613K to Enhance Online Instruction and Expand Course Offerings

    The University of New Orleans Department of English and Foreign Languages has been awarded $613,000 to revolutionize the way it delivers digital content for online courses while also expanding instruction in professional writing. Funding for the five-year comprehensive enhancement project comes from the Louisiana Board of Regents.

    Monday, May 7, 2018

  • Seven University of New Orleans Students Named UNCF Koch Scholars, Receive Scholarships Totaling $140,000

    Seven University of New Orleans Students Named UNCF Koch Scholars, Receive Scholarships Totaling $140,000

    Seven University of New Orleans students have been awarded $20,000 scholarships through the United Negro College Fund's Koch Scholars program. Dominique Scott, Marvin Kador Jr., Garret McNally, Destiny Porter, Kayla Daigle, James Compton V and Kholbey Reid, all of whom entered the University as freshmen during the 2017-18 academic year, receive $5,000 per year for four years. The highly competitive program supports African-American college students who are interested in entrepreneurship, innovation and economics.

    Friday, May 4, 2018

  • Krishnaswami, Steeby, Bates and Hansen Win Faculty Excellence Awards at the University of New Orleans

    Krishnaswami, Steeby, Bates and Hansen Win Faculty Excellence Awards at the University of New Orleans

    Sudha Krishnaswami's finance classes are so incredible, she has been known to convert non-finance majors to embrace, love and major in the subject. Elizabeth Steeby and Randy Bates propelled their work as professors of literature and writing to launch an ongoing service learning project that brings student teachers into New Orleans' jail every week to teach literacy and creative writing to female inmates. Erik Hansen is known to be a talented screenwriting instructor, but his colleagues say his phenomenal commitment to student development underpins that work. His mentorship gives students confidence to teach, write, fail and improve. University of New Orleans Provost Mahyar Amouzegar on April 24 honored these four outstanding faculty members with the institution's inaugural Faculty Excellence Awards.

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018

  • Mark Slessinger Named University of New Orleans Employee of the Year

    Mark Slessinger Named University of New Orleans Employee of the Year

    Privateers Head Basketball Coach Mark Slessinger has been named the University of New Orleans 2017 Service with Jazz Employee of the Year. The award is given annually to one person who demonstrates strong characteristics in work ethic, customer service, commitment, loyalty and motivation. Slessinger, who joined the University in June of 2011, lead the men's basketball team to a conference championship in the spring of 2017, making UNO the only Louisiana school to participate in March Madness. He is a tireless champion for all things Privateer and has become known as much for his coaching as his commitment to mentorship and volunteerism.

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

  • GE Digital and the University of New Orleans Mark Four Years Leading an Award-Winning Computer Science Apprenticeship Program

    GE Digital and the University of New Orleans Mark Four Years Leading an Award-Winning Computer Science Apprenticeship Program

    GE Digital and the University of New Orleans are celebrating four years of leading an award-winning, student-centered program that gives computer science students the hands-on professional experience they need to launch successful careers. Founded in 2014, the Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program--better known as SWEAP--has already transitioned more than 40 University of New Orleans computer science majors from working as apprentices at GE Digital to joining the company as full-time software engineers. The program, which was a silver winner in the 2017 International Economic Development Council's Excellence in Economic Development Awards, gives students the opportunity to access career tracks in business intelligence, user experience, software engineering and security.

    Monday, April 30, 2018

  • Alumnus Langston Williams’ Thesis Film on Police Brutality Chosen for Cannes Film Festival Screening May 17

    Alumnus Langston Williams' Thesis Film on Police Brutality Chosen for Cannes Film Festival Screening May 17

    Langston Williams didn't start off with a plan to make a social commentary as his master's thesis film at the University of New Orleans. But the summer after Williams finished writing the screenplay for a horror short, a 37-year-old named Alton Sterling was shot by police officers in Baton Rouge. Williams discovered then that he had an entirely different screenplay in him - one about race, police brutality and the media. "The story almost wrote itself," said Williams (M.F.A.,'17). Now, Williams' 25-minute short film, "Stay Woke," is racking up honors on the film festival circuit and, most impressively, has being invited to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner on May 17, a first for a student film made through UNO's Department of Film & Theatre program.

    Friday, April 27, 2018

  • University of New Orleans' Midlo Center Shares 'Your Story Our Story' Public History Project Throughout Jazz Fest

    University of New Orleans' Midlo Center Shares 'Your Story Our Story' Public History Project Throughout Jazz Fest

    "Your Story, Our Story" is a digital project by the Tenement Museum in New York that is partnering with The Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies to collect family stories from the public about immigration and migration through objects, photographs and other personal items. The project will be on display throughout the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 27-May 6, inside the Cultural Pavillion. Here, visitors will be able to interact with the stories through a large touchscreen monitor. Students from the University of New Orleans Department of History will staff the booth throughout the event and will be able to answer questions from visitors who may be interested in sharing their own stories and artifacts with the site, which anyone is welcome to access online.

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

  • Academic Summit Highlights Student Work from Nine University of Louisiana System Institutions

    Academic Summit Highlights Student Work from Nine University of Louisiana System Institutions

    Over the course of two days, about 200 undergraduate students from nine Louisiana universities performed, exhibited, talked and presented the research and scholarly work they've been immersed in through their studies at University of Louisiana System institutions. Hosted for the first time by the University of New Orleans, the 7th Annual Academic Summit also brought together faculty and students who use their studies as a means to give back to their communities through service learning.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • Dedicated to Home and Family: Alumnus Chris Maurer Expresses Gratitude with Lasting Gift

    Dedicated to Home and Family: Alumnus Chris Maurer Expresses Gratitude with Lasting Gift

    Chris Maurer, chief executive officer of the UNO Federal Credit Union since 2006, became a Legacy donor to honor his parents and his alma mater.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

  • New Orleans CityBusiness Highlights Nine University of New Orleans Alumni Working in Health Care

    New Orleans CityBusiness Highlights Nine University of New Orleans Alumni Working in Health Care

    In its annual heath care supplement, New Orleans CityBusiness highlighted nine University of New Orleans alumni who hold senior positions in some of the region's best known health care facilities.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  • The University of New Orleans Offers Paid Summer Professional Development Opportunity to Teachers of Math and Science

    The University of New Orleans Offers Paid Summer Professional Development Opportunity to Teachers of Math and Science

    Are you a Louisiana teacher seeking a great summer professional development in the areas of math and science?Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy, Ivan Gill and Thomas Wright, faculty members in the University of New Orleans Department of Education and Human Development, invite you to one of two 10-day math and science institutes this June.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Students Dominate Regional Robotics Competition

    University of New Orleans Students Dominate Regional Robotics Competition

    Teams made up of students from the University of New Orleans swept first, second and third place at an annual robotics competition hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The competition took place April 6-8 in Austin, Texas during the IEEE Region 5 annual meeting.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  • Greater New Orleans Writing Project: Training Classroom Teachers for 40 Years

    Greater New Orleans Writing Project: Training Classroom Teachers for 40 Years

    The Greater New Orleans Writing Project, housed in the University of New Orleans English Department, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this summer with its 2018 Invitational Summer Institute. The 40th annual Summer Institute is a two-part, six-hour graduate level course open to teachers of all grades and subjects. The professional development experience will give both new and experienced teachers the opportunity to research and develop best practices in the teaching of writing while developing better strategies for incorporating writing into their classroom instruction.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Team Shines at Geology Competition

    University of New Orleans Team Shines at Geology Competition

    A team of University of New Orleans students placed second in the 2018 Gulf Coast Regional Imperial Barrel Competition, which was held March 22-23 at The Woodlands, Texas headquarters of energy company Anadarko, an event sponsor.

    Monday, April 16, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Model UN Delegation Gives an Award-Winning Showing for Eighth-Straight Year

    University of New Orleans Model UN Delegation Gives an Award-Winning Showing for Eighth-Straight Year

    Eighteen University of New Orleans students headed to New York City in March to serve as delegates at the National Model United Nations conference. Representing the West African country known as the Republic of The Gambia, the students spent five full days immersed in discussion of global issues, including international migration, cybersecurity, sexual exploitation, pollution and marine life, instability on the Horn of Africa and halting the use of chemical weapons. Fueled sometimes by pizza and granola bars, the students kept a schedule that had them going from morning until night. As in past years, their work stood apart. The team won a "Distinguished Delegation" award, given to only 36 delegations out of approximately 200 total participating and considered the second highest honor awarded at the event.

    Friday, April 13, 2018

  • Two New Exhibits to Open at UNO-St. Claude Gallery

    Two New Exhibits to Open at UNO-St. Claude Gallery

    Two new exhibitions from University of New Orleans fine arts graduate students Ruth Owens and Natalie Woodlock will open at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery with a reception on Saturday, April 14 from 6-9 p.m.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

  • Theatre UNO Closes Season With Two Productions of Henrik Ibsen Classics

    Theatre UNO Closes Season With Two Productions of Henrik Ibsen Classics

    Theatre UNO, the theatre production arm of the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre, closes its 2017-18 season with performances of two Henrik Ibsen plays featuring female lead characters who were both scandalous in their day. "A Doll's House" and "Hedda Gabbler" will be performed April 12-29 in repertory, or by the same group of artists during the same time period, at the Robert E. Nims Theatre inside the Performing Arts Center on the University of New Orleans campus.

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

  • In Memoriam: Professor Arnold R. Hirsch’s Scholarship Leaves Enduring Legacy

    In Memoriam: Professor Arnold R. Hirsch's Scholarship Leaves Enduring Legacy

    Arnold R. Hirsch, a University of New Orleans history professor for 31 years, passed away on March 18 at age 69.

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

  • Google Engineer and University of New Orleans Alumna Sabrina Farmer to Serve as Spring Commencement Speaker

    Google Engineer and University of New Orleans Alumna Sabrina Farmer to Serve as Spring Commencement Speaker

    Google engineer and University of New Orleans alumna Sabrina Farmer will serve as the principal speaker at the University's spring commencement on May 11, 2018.

    Monday, April 2, 2018

  • Student Orientation Sessions Give Incoming Students an 'In' on Success

    Student Orientation Sessions Give Incoming Students an 'In' on Success

    The University of New Orleans is gearing up for the fall 2018 semester by hosting a series of freshman, transfer and new student orientations designed to give incoming students the edge they need to start the year off with success. Here's everything students and parents need to know to decide what orientation is right for you.

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Launches Website Redesign With Future Student in Mind

    University of New Orleans Launches Website Redesign With Future Student in Mind

    The University of New Orleans on Wednesday launched a redesigned website that is as vibrant as the community it serves. Using images and information that authentically convey the experience of being a part of UNO, the new website includes a number of features that will make it easier for future students and other key constituents to explore their potential at New Orleans' only public research university.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Introduces Master’s Degree in Finance

    University of New Orleans Introduces Master's Degree in Finance

    Starting in the fall 2018 semester, the University of New Orleans will offer a master of science degree in finance.

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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    New Endowment Honors Memory of Distinguished Physics Professor George E. Ioup

    A new $50,000 endowment has been established to honor the memory of George Ioup, who spent more than 45 years as a researcher and professor of physics at the University of New Orleans.

    Monday, March 26, 2018

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

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

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the 29th Dr. Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar on Friday, April 27, 2018 on the University's campus.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • Einstein Day to Celebrate Physics With Touch, Talk and Telescope

    Einstein Day to Celebrate Physics With Touch, Talk and Telescope

    The UNO Physics Club will continue a proud tradition when it hosts the University's annual homage to famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein on Friday, March 23.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • UNO Hosts Young Adult Writers Daniel José Older and Jimmy Cajoleas on March 22

    UNO Hosts Young Adult Writers Daniel José Older and Jimmy Cajoleas on March 22

    The Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans on Thursday March 22 takes visitors into the world of Young Adult fiction by welcoming two authors--Daniel José Older and Jimmy Cajoleas--to campus to discuss their work.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • The University of New Orleans Mourns the Death of Faculty Member David Njite

    The University of New Orleans Mourns the Death of Faculty Member David Njite

    David Njite, a beloved faculty member who was known for making key connections with students in the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Administration, has died following a sudden illness. He was 53. Originally from Kenya, Njite joined the University of New Orleans in 2012 as assistant professor of hotel, restaurant and tourism administration.

    Monday, March 19, 2018

  • State of the University: President Nicklow Highlights University of New Orleans Gains in Enrollment, Research and Outreach

    State of the University: President Nicklow Highlights University of New Orleans Gains in Enrollment, Research and Outreach

    The University of New Orleans is making significant progress toward increasing enrollment, bolstering research and improving community and business partnerships. That's the report University of New Orleans President John Nicklow gave during his his biannual State of the University address before UNO faculty and staff Thursday afternoon.

    Friday, March 16, 2018

  • Young and Outraged: New Orleans Civil Rights Movement Heavy-Hitters Reflect on the Experiences That Shaped Them and Changed New Orleans

    Young and Outraged: New Orleans Civil Rights Movement Heavy-Hitters Reflect on the Experiences That Shaped Them and Changed New Orleans

    It was an isolating experience to be the first black undergraduate enrolled at Louisiana State University. The year was 1953 and Alexander P. Tureaud Jr., who was assigned to an un-airconditioned dormitory under Tiger Stadium, says he frequently found himself commiserating with Mike the Tiger over their shared captivity. Tureaud's father, an attorney for the NAACP, had filed a lawsuit to enable his son to attend the university, which appeared to offer the best education at the time. "It was the worst experience I ever had," he remembered at the University of New Orleans Sunday, March 11, when he shared a roundtable with two other heavy-hitters of the Louisiana civil rights movement. His statements came on the final day of "Making New Orleans Home: A Tricentennial Symposium," a four-day, public event that brought together journalists, historians, authors and musicians to explore the city's evolution as a home to a diverse people. Beside Tureaud were Raphael Cassimere Jr., UNO professor emeritus of history who received his bachelor's and master's degrees from UNO, and Doratha "Dodie" Smith-Simmons, who became active with the NAACP Youth Council and the New Orleans Congress of Racial Equality when she was a teenager.

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • In That Number: The University of New Orleans to Celebrate Pi Day

    In That Number: The University of New Orleans to Celebrate Pi Day

    The University of New Orleans will join in the international celebration of Pi Day on Wednesday, March 14 with a series of 3.14-themed competitions and activities for students and community.

    Thursday, March 8, 2018

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    University of New Orleans Professor Honored by the Academy of Economics and Finance

    University of New Orleans professor M. Kabir Hassan was named the 2018 Academy of Economics and Finance Research Fellow on February 16 in Houston at the group's annual meeting. Hassan is the Hibernia Professor of Economics and Finance and Bank One Professor of Business at UNO.

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  • UNO-CHART and Partners Receive $1 Million Grant from Rockefeller Foundation

    UNO-CHART and Partners Receive $1 Million Grant from Rockefeller Foundation

    The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) and a coalition of local partners will receive two grants, totaling $1 million, from the Rockefeller Foundation to create a series of roundtable discussions designed to build a portfolio of best practices that address global climate change.

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Hosts Management Week March 6-9

    University of New Orleans Hosts Management Week March 6-9

    The University of New Orleans Department of Management and Marketing will host its annual Management Week from March 6-9, 2018.

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

  • $1 Million Gift Will Modernize Chemistry Labs at the University of New Orleans

    $1 Million Gift Will Modernize Chemistry Labs at the University of New Orleans

    A $1 million gift from an anonymous donor will transform three University of New Orleans chemistry laboratories. The donation will drastically improve the labs in order to meet the 21st century learning needs of students. The gift will fund upgrades in the introductory chemistry lab, the quantitative analysis and instrumental analysis lab, and the organic lab.

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

  • University of New Orleans to Play Key Role in Development of Coastal Geohazards Atlas

    University of New Orleans to Play Key Role in Development of Coastal Geohazards Atlas

    Mark Kulp, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences at the University of New Orleans, is part of a team working to produce a map of geological features affecting the landscape of coastal Louisiana.

    Friday, February 23, 2018

  • UNO-St. Claude Gallery Opens New Thesis Exhibition

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Opens New Thesis Exhibition

    A new solo exhibition from University of New Orleans fine arts graduate student Ashley Hope will open at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery Saturday, March 10 and run through April 7, 2018.

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • National Engineers Week Celebration Draws 1,300 Area Students to University

    National Engineers Week Celebration Draws 1,300 Area Students to University

    Could you build a bridge using paper and scotch tape, one that would hold several pounds of concrete? Would you be able determine what is causing an alarm to sound on a spacecraft and then resolve the issue? How would you precisely measure out four ounces of liquid using nothing but two cups: one that holds three ounces and one that holds five ounces? About 1,300 middle and high school students from 23 New Orleans-area schools took on these challenges and more Wednesday during the University of New Orleans' celebration of National Engineers Week. UNO's College of Engineering partnered with Core Element and the American Society of Civil Engineers on the event, bringing together a host of partners who provided plenty of hands-on activities to help students engage in engineering-related concepts.

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • Explore UNO Draws Record Attendance Among Future Students -- Not to Mention Fun

    Explore UNO Draws Record Attendance Among Future Students -- Not to Mention Fun

    Nearly 400 future University of New Orleans students visited campus Saturday for a chance to learn more about New Orleans' only public research university and, in some cases, to compete for scholarship dollars. Explore UNO, the University's annual spring open house, drew more families than ever before, with an estimated 868 visitors participating, including 67 incoming freshmen who interviewed in person for the prestigious Homer Hitt Scholarship and 24 President's Scholarship winners who competed on-site for additional scholarship dollars. "It's students like you who make a university what it is," University of New Orleans President John Nicklow told the Homer Hitt interviewees, who were among 80 students total vying for the four-year $65,716 scholarship available to students with at least a score of 30 on the ACT, 1400 on the SAT and a 3.5 GPA or higher.

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Collaborates on Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning

    University of New Orleans Collaborates on Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning

    The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) is part of team that was awarded nearly $300,000 for a project aimed at helping Louisiana's coastal communities develop resiliency plans before disaster strikes.

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

  • Legendary Banjoist Béla Fleck to Teach Master Class at the University of New Orleans on March 16

    Legendary Banjoist Béla Fleck to Teach Master Class at the University of New Orleans on March 16

    Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck will teach a master class at the University of New Orleans on Friday, March 16. Fleck's appearance at the University coincides with the March 15-17 premiere of his Banjo Concerto, a piece commissioned by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts in celebration of New Orleans' tricentennial

    Friday, February 16, 2018

  • Four-Day Tricentennial Symposium

    Four-Day Tricentennial Symposium "Making New Orleans Home" Comes to the University of New Orleans on March 11

    The University of New Orleans will host the concluding events in what promises to be an historic and engaging four-day symposium celebrating New Orleans' Tricentennial. "Making New Orleans Home: A Tricentennial Symposium," March 8-11, is sponsored by the Historic New Orleans Collection and the City of New Orleans 2018 Tricentennial Commission's Cultural and Historical Committee. The symposium explores the 300-year history of how New Orleans came to be inhabited by diverse, vibrant people and how, in turn, the concept of home has been central to the life and culture of the city. On March 11, the events come to the University of New Orleans' Senator Ted Hickey Ballroom and Gallery Lounge in the University Center, where attendees will hear from local historians and experts about the history of the city's immigrant populations, music and more.

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

  • Recent University of New Orleans Graduate Receives Award for Research on Use of Virtual Reality in Autism Treatment

    Recent University of New Orleans Graduate Receives Award for Research on Use of Virtual Reality in Autism Treatment

    Panagiotis Markopoulos, a fall 2017 graduate of the Ph.D. counselor education program at the University of New Orleans, received the Graduate Student Research Award from the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors during its world conference, which took place Feb. 1-3 in New Orleans. Markopoulos was recognized for his dissertation work, which explores the use of virtual reality (VR) technology in the treatment of children with autism.

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Announces Jazz at the Sandbar Spring 2018 Lineup

    University of New Orleans Announces Jazz at the Sandbar Spring 2018 Lineup

    Grammy Award nominee and University of New Orleans alumnus Jamison Ross will kick off the spring 2018 season of the acclaimed Jazz at the Sandbar concert series when he performs Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at The Cove on UNO's campus.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018

  • The University of New Orleans To Serve As First U.S. Host of 28th International Coding Contest

    The University of New Orleans To Serve As First U.S. Host of 28th International Coding Contest

    The University of New Orleans will serve as the first site in the United States for the 28th International Coding Contest, a worldwide computer science competition.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

  • Housing Corporation for Former University of New Orleans Fraternity Chapter Donates $112,000 for Scholarship

    Housing Corporation for Former University of New Orleans Fraternity Chapter Donates $112,000 for Scholarship

    The housing corporation for a former University of New Orleans fraternity chapter has donated $112,000--originally raised to buy a fraternity house--for a student scholarship at the University. With the gift, the Phi Kappa Theta New Orleans Building Association will establish the Phi Kappa Theta Legacy Endowed Scholarship, which will support the educational needs of UNO students.

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

  • Krewe of UNO Rolls in Celebration of Six Decades of the University of New Orleans

    Krewe of UNO Rolls in Celebration of Six Decades of the University of New Orleans

    Beads flew. Capes swished. Horns blared. The 6th Annual Krewe of UNO Mardi Gras parade wound through the University of New Orleans campus on Tuesday, with President John Nicklow and Stacy Nicklow leading the procession aboard a rolling pirate ship fully stocked with Privateer-blue cups and beads. Under the theme, "Six Decades of Celebration," a salute to the University's 60 years, 37 campus organizations and departments participated in the parade and seemed undeterred by the intermittent rain that started to fall mid-way through the route. Sophie B. Wright Charter School marching band joined the krewe, providing tunes to fuel the celebration.

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018

  • For Newly Named Library Dean Ray Wang, University Libraries are More than a Passing Passion

    For Newly Named Library Dean Ray Wang, University Libraries are More than a Passing Passion

    Ray Wang spent hour upon hour in the library when he was in graduate school. As a Chinese-born international student pursuing his master's and doctoral degrees at Northern Illinois University in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Wang came to view the university library as a home base of sorts. When other students packed up and headed home for the holidays, Wang would pack up his book bag and find retreat in the stacks and study spaces of the campus bibliotheca. "I really formed this affinity for libraries," said Wang, newly named University of New Orleans dean of the library and information services. "They helped me to write papers, find information." Wang comes to UNO from California State Polytechnic University, where he led its library for nine years. While he began his academic studies in the United States with an intention of returning to China to teach English, Wang's fondness for academic libraries and their unique ability to serve students at all levels quickly began to drive his career.

    Friday, February 2, 2018

  • Faculty and Students Awarded Nearly $300K in Research Prizes and Grants During Celebration of Research and Creative Pursuits

    Faculty and Students Awarded Nearly $300K in Research Prizes and Grants During Celebration of Research and Creative Pursuits

    The University of New Orleans has awarded nearly $300,000 in research grants and awards to 21 faculty members and 20 undergraduate students. During a Jan. 24 awards presentation hosted by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs that underscored the power of research and the opportunities that exist for UNO scholars at all levels, leaders highlighted the interesting work and accomplishments that are happening on all areas of campus.

    Monday, January 29, 2018

  • Mattei Named Interim Dean of Engineering

    Mattei Named Interim Dean of Engineering

    University of New Orleans civil engineering professor Norma Jean Mattei has been appointed interim dean of the College of Engineering. She takes over for Emir Macari, who stepped down earlier this month after three years as dean.

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

  • The University of New Orleans Celebrates Alumni Success with Inaugural UNO 25

    The University of New Orleans Celebrates Alumni Success with Inaugural UNO 25

    Three hundred people and infinite alumni pride packed the elegant Waldorf Astoria Ballroom at The Roosevelt New Orleans Tuesday as the University of New Orleans celebrated its inaugural class of UNO 25. The event, presented by Hancock Whitney, honored 25 high-impact businesses owned or led by graduates of the University of New Orleans. "I am fond of saying that greater New Orleans doesn't really work without the University of New Orleans," said President John Nicklow, who served as the master of ceremonies. "I hope you will leave today with an even greater appreciation for the truth of that statement."

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

  • Women’s Center Presents Scholarships and Awards to 13 Outstanding Students

    Women's Center Presents Scholarships and Awards to 13 Outstanding Students

    Thirteen University of New Orleans students were honored Friday for their academic accomplishments, hard work, ambition and campus involvement, among other attributes. The Women's Center of UNO celebrated these female students during its Scholarship & Book Awards Ceremony on Jan. 19.

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

  • University of New Orleans Senior Achieves High Score in International Business Competition

    University of New Orleans Senior Achieves High Score in International Business Competition

    University of New Orleans senior Huy Anthony Tran achieved the highest overall performance score in the Best-Strategy Invitational, a worldwide, competitive online simulation of all aspects of leading and managing an international company.

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

  • In Memoriam: James “Jim” May Helped Shape Psychology Department at University of New Orleans

    In Memoriam: James "Jim" May Helped Shape Psychology Department at University of New Orleans

    Longtime research professor James George "Jim" May, one of the earliest graduates and faculty members in the University of New Orleans Department of Psychology, died on Jan. 8, 2018. He was 77. Trained as a physiological psychologist, May was fascinated by the relationship between brain activities and human experience and behavior. Throughout his career, he used electrophysiological and psychophysical techniques to research visual perception, cognition and vestibular processes--how the inner ear and brain control balance and eye movements and how changes in those processes factor into motion sickness and other disorders.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • Mud Scientists: Researchers Seek Answers about How Hurricanes Change Marshes

    Mud Scientists: Researchers Seek Answers about How Hurricanes Change Marshes

    There's a debate raging among environmental scientists: Do hurricanes help or hurt wetlands? As hard as it may be for residents of storm-ravaged communities like New Orleans to believe, hurricanes can provide some benefits for coastal wetlands by delivering rich sedimentation during storm surge inundation. At the same time, such large storm surges also erode the marsh edges and result in the surface excavation of marsh plants. So what is the net impact of hurricanes on wetlands? In December, Ioannis Georgiou, chair of earth and environmental sciences at the University of New Orleans and the Olga Braunstein Professor in Sedimentary Geology, teamed with UNO colleagues and collaborators from Boston University and the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences to investigate sedimentation in coastal marshes stretching from Florida to South Carolina.

    Thursday, January 11, 2018

  • Novel Courtship: The University of New Orleans Publishing Lab Gives Grad Students a Crash Course in Birthing Books

    Novel Courtship: The University of New Orleans Publishing Lab Gives Grad Students a Crash Course in Birthing Books

    For the last three years, UNO Press Editor-in-Chief Abram Himelstein has led a class of graduate students on a journey to fall in love. Relationship terms like "emotional investment" and "shotgun marriage" pepper his instruction as he works with UNO Press Managing Editor GK Darby and about 14 Creative Writing Workshop and English master's degree students to select a manuscript they believe in and then work to make it a compelling--and hopefully successful--work of published literature. So far, their University of New Orleans Publishing Lab course has been prolific, producing two books with a third in process. As of Jan. 1, the lab also started accepting submissions for a fourth book through its 2018 University of New Orleans Lab Prize contest--a fiction contest with an $18 submission fee that has grown exponentially in popularity, from 75 submissions its first two years to a whopping 577 in 2017. The results to date have been exciting.

    Monday, January 8, 2018

  • Two University of New Orleans Grad Students Awarded Gil Dupré Scholarship from Louisiana Association of Health Plans

    Two University of New Orleans Grad Students Awarded Gil Dupré Scholarship from Louisiana Association of Health Plans

    The Louisiana Association of Health Plans has awarded its annual Gil Dupré Graduate Student Scholarship to two University of New Orleans students. Chelsea Ardoin and Jasmine Perkins Pate each received $5,000 toward the final semester of their degree programs in New Orleans.

    Friday, January 5, 2018

  • Project Digitizing Fugitive Slave Ads Receives $201K from U.S. National Archives

    Project Digitizing Fugitive Slave Ads Receives $201K from U.S. National Archives

    The University of New Orleans has been awarded a $201,000 Major Initiatives grant from the National Historic Preservation and Records Commission (NHPRC), a division of the National Archives, to support Freedom on the Move, a collaborative digital database of fugitive slave advertisements currently under development.

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Gets $1M NSF Grant for STEM Scholarships

    University of New Orleans Gets $1M NSF Grant for STEM Scholarships

    The University of New Orleans has received a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support students who have financial need and show academic promise in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The grant will fund at least 18 scholarships over five years for low-income students who are pursuing bachelor's degrees in computer science, chemistry and biological sciences.

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Engineering Professor Recognized for Professionalism

    University of New Orleans Engineering Professor Recognized for Professionalism

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Malay Ghose Hajra will receive the 2018 Faculty Professionalism Award from the Louisiana Engineering Society at a luncheon that will be hosted by organization early next year in Lafayette.

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Students Encouraged to Apply for DXC Jobs Today

    DXC Technology Hosts Public Informational Event University of New Orleans Jan. 19; Job-Seekers Encouraged to Attend

    University of New Orleans students and alumni should apply now for jobs and internships with DXC Technology, the end-to-end IT services company that is creating 2,000 new tech jobs in New Orleans starting in January. The company is seeking alumni and students--especially graduating seniors--from the science, technology, engineering, math and business fields who are interested in full-time jobs and internships.

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Releases December 2017 Edition of the Metro Report

    University of New Orleans Releases December 2017 Edition of the Metro Report

    Employment in the New Orleans metropolitan area grew slowly during the first three quarters of 2017, according to the latest edition of the Metropolitan Report from the University of New Orleans.

    Monday, December 18, 2017

  • In Memoriam: Paul C. Beisenherz, Science Teacher Educator, Professor Emeritus

    In Memoriam: Paul C. Beisenherz, Science Teacher Educator, Professor Emeritus

    Paul Chalmers "Chal" Beisenherz, professor emeritus who taught science education at the University of New Orleans for 28 years, died Oct. 16 in Seattle, Wash. He was 78.

    Friday, December 15, 2017

  • Former NASA Astronaut Joan Higginbotham Tells Fall Graduates Resilience is Key

    Former NASA Astronaut Joan Higginbotham Tells Fall Graduates Resilience is Key

    Joan Higginbotham, one of only three African-American women to have traveled to space, delivered a commencement address that urged graduates to surround themselves with good people who give honest and supportive feedback; to be prepared to take an interest in the opportunities that arise, however unexpected they may be; and to avoid devaluing their worth by comparing themselves with others.

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

  • Poet Carolyn Hembree Named Recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association

    Poet Carolyn Hembree Named Recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association

    Poet Carolyn Hembree, assistant professor of English, has been named the 2016-17 recipient of the University of New Orleans Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award. Since she began teaching at the University of New Orleans 15 years ago, Hembree has earned a reputation among students and colleagues as a high-energy, devoted instructor who helps students at all levels find their voice, connect with literature and immerse themselves in rigorous critical exercises that improve their reading and sharpen their writing. "This teacher changed the way I feel about school," wrote one student in an evaluation of Hembree's instruction.

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017

  • From Environmental Writing to the Psychology of Health, New Spring Courses Offerings Promise Exciting Learning Experiences

    From Environmental Writing to the Psychology of Health, New Spring Courses Offerings Promise Exciting Learning Experiences

    As the fall semester draws to a close, University of New Orleans students are sorting through spring 2018 course offerings to find classes that fit their schedules, their degree requirements and their interests. Here are three new class offerings that are already generating buzz.

    Monday, December 11, 2017

  • Devoted to Engineering and Community: Jovanovich Honored by Louisiana Engineering Society for Civic Contributions

    Devoted to Engineering and Community: Jovanovich Honored by Louisiana Engineering Society for Civic Contributions

    Kim Jovanovich, assistant dean of the College of Engineering, professor of practice and the Chevron USA Endowed Professor of Electrical Engineering, is a passionate go-to spokesperson for all things engineering at the University of New Orleans. When he is not involved in UNO-related pursuits, he invests his time and interests in improving New Orleans, the city where he was born and raised. Now, his contributions are being recognized by the Louisiana Engineering Society, which has named Jovanovich the recipient of the 2018 Andrew M. Lockett Medal for Civic Activity. Given annually if merited, the award aims to recognize a Louisiana engineer who has exhibited distinguished service in the interest of public service and without compensation.

    Thursday, December 7, 2017

  • The University of New Orleans to Launch Workplace Wellness Initiative

    The University of New Orleans to Launch Workplace Wellness Initiative

    The University of New Orleans will launch a broad-based workplace wellness program to support the well-being of its employees.

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

  • Celebrating Creole with The Neighborhood Story Project: Holiday Dinner, Concert and Francis X. Pavy Art Exhibit Provides Endangered Language Immersion Dec. 8

    Celebrating Creole: The Neighborhood Story Project Brings Creole Language and History to Life with Holiday Dinner, Concert and Francis X. Pavy Art Exhibit Dec. 8

    It's not an easy thing to save a language. But New Orleans musician Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes and University of New Orleans anthropologist Rachel Breunlin of The Neighborhood Story Project are giving it their best shot. For the last three years, the pair have been collaborating with Lafayette musician Leroy Etienne, L'Union Creole and the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park on a project called Le Kér Creole (translated "The Creole Heart"), a forthcoming CD and book that together aim to preserve and repatriate Creole language, history and music in a city that has tended to forget it. The project includes new, original compositions by Barnes and Etienne as well as some historic pieces, all of which are transcribed in their original language and translated into English. On Friday, Dec. 8, The Neighborhood Story Project hosts a free live jazz concert and art show at its headquarters, 2202 Lapeyrouse St, in celebration of Le Kér Creole and the stories and legacy that inspired it. The event, which will go from 6 to 9 p.m., will feature Don Vappie, Louis Ford and the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park's Arrowhead Jazz Band, as well as L'Union Creole.

    Monday, December 4, 2017

  • In Memoriam: Longtime Biological Sciences Faculty Member Clelmer Kay Bartell

    In Memoriam: Longtime Biological Sciences Faculty Member Clelmer Kay Bartell

    Clelmer Kay Bartell passed away on November 6 at the age of 83. Known to his University of New Orleans colleagues as "Clel," Bartell spent more than three decades as a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences.

    Friday, December 1, 2017

  • The University of New Orleans Announces Inaugural Class of UNO 25

    The University of New Orleans Announces Inaugural Class of UNO 25

    The University of New Orleans has announced the inaugural class of UNO 25, an initiative that identifies, recognizes and celebrates 25 high-impact businesses that are owned or led by UNO alumni. The selected businesses will be honored at a special luncheon at The Roosevelt New Orleans on Jan. 23, 2018.

    Friday, December 1, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Doctoral Student Received Prestigious Leadership Award

    University of New Orleans Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious Leadership Award

    Treva Brown recently received the prestigious Winifred Burks-Houck Graduate Leadership Award from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). The award recognizes Brown, a doctoral student, for demonstrating leadership, scientific achievements and community service while pursuing a career in science.

    Monday, November 20, 2017

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

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

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

    Monday, November 20, 2017

  • The University of New Orleans Awarded $10,000 to Support Graduate Studies in France

    The University of New Orleans Awarded $10,000 to Support Graduate Studies in France

    The University of New Orleans has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the French Embassy in the United States as part of the Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative, which is aimed at increasing the number of students from the U.S. studying abroad in France.

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Lands Most Alumni in 2017 Class of Money Makers

    University of New Orleans Lands Most Alumni in 2017 Class of Money Makers

    Six University of New Orleans alumni--more than any other university--are among the New Orleans CityBusiness 2017 class of Money Makers.

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

  • The University of New Orleans to Play Central Role in Producing Graduates for New Technology Services Company

    The University of New Orleans to Play Central Role in Producing Graduates for New Technology Services Company

    In order to meet the workforce demand created by the arrival of DXC Technology, the University of New Orleans will serve as one of the lead universities in the effort to increase the number of degrees awarded in key areas.

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

  • UNO Survey Research Center Releases Poll on 2017 New Orleans Mayoral Runoff

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Poll on 2017 New Orleans Mayoral Runoff

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a telephone survey on the 2017 New Orleans mayoral runoff.

    Monday, November 13, 2017

  • Department of Transportation

    University of New Orleans Grad Student to be Honored by U.S. Department of Transportation

    A University of New Orleans graduate student has been recognized as an outstanding student of the year by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Ian Butler-Severson, a UNO Transportation Institute (UNOTI) research assistant, will be honored at the next annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, a unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which takes place in Washington, D.C. in January 2018.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017

  • Joan Higginbotham

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

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

    Thursday, November 9, 2017

  • University Takes Upward Bound Students Inside the Science of Basketball

    University Takes Upward Bound Students Inside the Science of Basketball

    Everyone knows that basketball involves passing, dribbling and shooting. But how often do spectators watching a game think about all the science that goes into the way that ball moves as it bounces, soars and drops? About 80 area high school students involved in Upward Bound got an introduction to the scientific principles at play in the game of basketball during "Inside Sports," a Nov. 4 event organized through a collaboration of the University of New Orleans College of Engineering, College of Sciences, Privateers Athletics, UNO Trio programs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

  • UNO-St. Claude Gallery Announces Prospect 4 Exhibition

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Announces Prospect 4 Exhibition

    As a partner in the fourth edition of Prospect New Orleans, The UNO-St. Claude Gallery will feature the work of artist Jeff Whetstone from Nov. 18, 2017 - Feb. 25, 2018.

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

  • Peter Mayer Field Trip Gives Marketing Students a Hands-On Advertising Experience

    Peter Mayer Field Trip Gives Marketing Students a Hands-On Advertising Experience

    On the topic of advertising, Mark Twain once wrote "Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising." Students in DJ Min's introductory advertising and marketing strategy class had a chance to put that idea into action by developing an advertising concept to turn what is literally a very small thing--a bottle of Zatarain's Hot Sauce--into something "large" during a full-day field trip to Peter Mayer Advertising in New Orleans. Seventeen UNO students joined advertising students from Loyola University and Tulane University at the Peter Mayer offices earlier this semester to discuss ways to raise the profile of the Zatarain's product.

    Monday, November 6, 2017

  • Innovate UNO 2017 Highlights Student Research, Creativity and Scholarly Work

    Innovate UNO 2017 Highlights Student Research, Creativity and Scholarly Work

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

    Monday, November 6, 2017

  • Stokes and Six Other Graduates Honored at Distinguished Alumni Gala

    Stokes and Six Other Graduates Honored at Distinguished Alumni Gala

    Louisiana Rep. Julie Stokes, the state lawmaker, CPA and small business owner who has earned admiration across the political spectrum for her tenacity and principled leadership, was one of seven University of New Orleans alumni honored Thursday at the Distinguished Alumni Gala at the National WWII Museum. Stokes is the 34th recipient of the Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award. UNO's academic colleges, interdisciplinary studies and athletics also bestowed distinguished alumni honors on six other graduates.

    Friday, November 3, 2017

  • Theatre UNO’s “The Royale” Opens Nov. 9

    Theatre UNO's "The Royale" Opens Nov. 9

    Theatre UNO, the production arm of the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre, continues its 2017-18 performance season with "The Royale" by Marco Ramirez. Performances run from Nov. 9-19 at the Performing Arts Center's Robert E. Nims Theatre on the UNO campus.

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Student Awarded Scholarship by National Engineering Honor Society

    University of New Orleans Student Awarded Scholarship by National Engineering Honor Society

    Senior engineering student Cynthiya Shrestha has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship by Tau Beta Pi, the only national engineering honor society that represents all fields of the engineering profession.

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

  • University of New Orleans and Hynes Charter School Propose PK-8 STEAM Charter School

    University of New Orleans and Hynes Charter School Propose PK-8 STEAM Charter School

    The University of New Orleans has approval from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors to explore the possibility of replicating Edward Hynes K-8 Charter School on its campus.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Dig of a Lifetime: Faculty and Students Search for Remains of a Missing American World War II Pilot

    Dig of a Lifetime: Faculty and Students Search for Remains of a Missing American World War II Pilot

    For all the beauty around them, there was something else on the minds of these 12 University of New Orleans students as they took this 30-minute drive to a field outside of Hohenthurn, Austria, five days a week for five weeks: the plane crash of Capt. Lawrence Dickson, a Tuskegee Airman who'd been missing for more than seven decades. This was near where Dickson was last sighted Dec. 23, 1944 while flying a reconnaissance mission during World War II.

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Six Female Computer Science Majors from UNO Attend “World’s Largest Gathering of Women Technologists”

    Six Female Computer Science Majors from UNO Attend "World's Largest Gathering of Women Technologists"

    Six female computer science students at the University of New Orleans received scholarships to participate in the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration, an event described by its organizers as "the world's largest gathering of women technologists."

    Monday, October 30, 2017