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  • 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

  • Three University of New Orleans Freshmen Named UNCF Koch Scholars, Receive Scholarships Totaling $60,000

    Three University of New Orleans Freshmen Named UNCF Koch Scholars, Receive Scholarships Totaling $60,000

    Three University of New Orleans students have each been awarded a $20,000 scholarship through the United Negro College Fund's Koch Scholars program. Dominique Scott, Marvin Kador Jr. and Garret McNally, all incoming freshmen during the 2017-18 academic year, will each receive $5,000 per year for four years.

    Friday, November 3, 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

  • University of New Orleans Awarded Grant for Series that Aims to Bridge Student Divides

    University of New Orleans Awarded Grant for Series that Aims to Bridge Student Divides

    The University of New Orleans has been named a recipient of a grant from Campus Compact's Fund for Positive Engagement that aims to bring people together across lines of difference. LeeAnne Sipe, director of student involvement and leadership at the University of New Orleans, said the award will fund a workshop series titled "Conversations Across Difference: An International Competency & Community Engagement Series." Sipe has been working on the program with Nicole Ralston, program manager for community service programs at Tulane University. The universities will split the $10,000 award.

    Monday, October 30, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Music Professor Awarded Coveted Commission from Library of Congress

    University of New Orleans Music Professor Awarded Coveted Commission from Library of Congress

    University of New Orleans music professor Yotam Haber is one of six composers to be awarded a commission by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress. Haber will be writing a work for soprano and chamber ensemble for the New York-based Collide-O-Scope Music. The coveted commissions are granted jointly by the foundation and the performing organizations that will present performances of the newly composed works.

    Friday, October 27, 2017

  • University Career Services Organizes Multiple Job Shadowing Opportunities for Students

    University Career Services Organizes Multiple Job Shadowing Opportunities for Students

    Eighty University of New Orleans students participated in a day-long job shadowing experience earlier this month, connecting them with potential employers and giving them first-hand insight into what it might be like to work at Marriott New Orleans, WS Nelson Engineering, Laitram or Fifth District Savings Bank.

    Friday, October 27, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Announces Distinguished Alumni for Colleges and Athletics

    University of New Orleans Announces Distinguished Alumni for Colleges and Athletics

    In addition to 2017 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumna of the Year Rep. Julie Stokes, the University of New Orleans will also honor distinguished alumni from its four academic colleges, interdisciplinary studies and athletics at the Distinguished Alumni Gala. The celebration will be held Thursday, Nov. 2 from 7-10 p.m. at the National WWII Museum's United States Freedom Pavilion.

    Friday, October 27, 2017

  • Wayward Owl and the University of New Orleans Collaborate to Create Privateer Pale Ale

    Wayward Owl and the University of New Orleans Collaborate to Create Privateer Pale Ale

    Wayward Owl Brewing Co. and the University of New Orleans have teamed up to create Privateer Pale Ale. The Belgian-style pale ale is the newest offering from the locally-owned craft brewery located in the Broadmoor neighborhood, in the Heart of New Orleans. It is UNO's first officially licensed beer.

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

  • University Seeks to Raise Awareness of Sexual Violence and Support for Victims

    University Seeks to Raise Awareness of Sexual Violence and Support for Victims

    The University of New Orleans Office of Counseling Services is helping to raise awareness and support for survivors of sexual violence with a series of activities, including partnering on the Take Back the Night, Oct. 25, a 5:30 p.m. rally and candlelight vigil at Loyola University that for the last 26 years has sought to heighten awareness of sexual violence and to empower survivors. Organizers intend the event to be a powerful call to end sexual and gender-based violence and abuse.

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

  • A Voice to the Unheard: Faculty, Students and Alumni Give Female Inmates a Creative Outlet in New Orleans’ Jail

    A Voice to the Unheard: Faculty, Students and Alumni Give Female Inmates a Creative Outlet in New Orleans' Jail

    It's Monday night, so Elizabeth Steeby is standing on a moving body scan machine in the lobby of New Orleans' jail. The University of New Orleans associate professor of English stares ahead, her hands resting near her thighs, until an olive-jacketed sheriff's deputy staring at a computer screen waves her off. "Please empty your pockets," the deputy tells Steeby's companion, Phinnie Zahareas, a writer and graduate of UNO's Master of Fine Arts program in fiction writing. The pair are part of a volunteer corps of creative writing teachers who make weekly treks to the Orleans Justice Center, where they offer female inmates a chance to leave their cells for an hour to read and talk about writing and channel their experiences and memories into words on paper.

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

  • Unstoppable Julie Stokes

    Unstoppable Julie Stokes: Louisiana Lawmaker Honored as Homer L. Hitt 2017 Distinguished Alumna

    Rep. Julie Stokes (B.S., '92) surrendered her campaign for Louisiana Treasurer this summer after being diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. Since then, she has taken a planned family vacation to Utah, cut her hair into a tidy bob, started once-a-week chemotherapy treatments, moved her business offices into a new building, formed a bipartisan caucus of 28 fellow legislators to discuss state tax reform, signed on to take her 13-year-old to and from school every day, and finally met with a contractor on a lingering leakage issue in the master bathroom of her family home. It's not the first time Stokes, 47, has found herself moving near full-speed amid crisis. Her unstoppable determination is one reason why Stokes is being honored as the 2017 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumna.

    Monday, October 23, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Professor Becomes First Woman to Receive Supreme Recognition from National Civil Engineering Honor Society

    University of New Orleans Professor Becomes First Woman to Receive Supreme Recognition from National Civil Engineering Honor Society

    University of New Orleans civil engineering professor Norma Jean Mattei is the first woman selected as a national honor member of Chi Epsilon, an honor society for civil engineering students and professionals.

    Friday, October 20, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Professor Receives Prestigious Honor from Lepidopterists’ Society

    University of New Orleans Professor Receives Prestigious Honor from Lepidopterists' Society

    Philip DeVries, professor of biological sciences at the University of New Orleans, has received a prestigious award from the Lepidopterists' Society, an international nonprofit organization focused on promoting the study and appreciation of butterflies and moths.

    Friday, October 20, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Computer Science Ranked Tops in the State for Scientific Papers

    University of New Orleans Computer Science Ranked Tops in the State for Scientific Papers

    The University of New Orleans' computer science department ranks best in Louisiana and among the top 300 universities in the world based on the performance of scientific papers.

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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

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

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

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

  • UNO Marketing Week Brings Region’s Leading Marketing Professionals to Campus Oct. 16-19

    UNO Marketing Week Brings Region's Leading Marketing Professionals to Campus Oct. 16-19

    Now in its sixth year, the University of New Orleans' Marketing Week is designed to help interested students, particularly marketing majors, prepare for careers by hearing first-hand lessons from those who work in the field.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  • Leah Chase, Joseph A. McInerney to Speak During University of New Orleans’ Inaugural Hospitality Expo Oct. 18

    Leah Chase, Joseph A. McInerney to Speak During University of New Orleans' Inaugural Hospitality Expo Oct. 18

    Legendary New Orleans chef Leah Chase and esteemed hospitality industry leader Joseph A. McInerney will deliver keynote addresses during the University of New Orleans' inaugural Hospitality Expo on Oct. 18. The event, held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom of the University Center, promises to bring together alumni, students, faculty and representatives from more than 30 hotels, restaurants and more in celebration of UNO's successful master's program in hospitality and tourism management and bachelor's program in hotel restaurant and tourism administration.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  • Center Austria at the University of New Orleans Celebrates 20 Years

    Center Austria at the University of New Orleans Celebrates 20 Years

    Center Austria: The Austrian Marshall Plan Center for European Studies at the University of New Orleans is celebrating its 20th year as representatives from other Austrian centers from around the world convene in New Orleans for an annual meeting sponsored by the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economics.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Professor Receives Prestigious Award, Assumes Leadership of Public Administration Professional Association

    University of New Orleans Professor Receives Prestigious Award, Assumes Leadership of Public Administration Professional Association

    University of New Orleans professor John Kiefer was honored with the Donato J. Pugliese Award on Friday, Oct. 6 during the annual meeting of the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA) in Miami, Fla. The Pugliese Award recognizes a senior member of the conference who has made significant contributions to the organization and to the profession of public service.

    Monday, October 9, 2017

  • UNO-St. Claude Gallery Features Works by Fine Arts Faculty in October

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Features Works by Fine Arts Faculty in October

    An exhibition entitled "Lakeshore Drive" opens at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery with a reception Saturday, Oct. 14 from 6-9 p.m.

    Monday, October 9, 2017

  • Patio Dedication

    University Dedicates Merrick/Latter & Blum Patio

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

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Talent on Display and Behind the Scenes at New Orleans Film Festival

    University of New Orleans Talent on Display and Behind the Scenes at New Orleans Film Festival

    The 28th annual New Orleans Film Festival will feature the work of several University of New Orleans students, alumni and faculty.

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

  • Career Fair Brings Opportunities to University of New Orleans Students

    Career Fair Brings Opportunities to University of New Orleans Students

    The University of New Orleans Office of Career Services hosted a job fair that brought 115 employers to the University Center on Sept. 26.

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Announces 2017-18 Musical Excursions Schedule

    University of New Orleans Announces 2017-18 Musical Excursions Schedule

    The University of New Orleans announced that the 2017-18 Musical Excursions series will feature Kenny Broberg, a silver medalist in the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, on Oct. 9; world-acclaimed and Grammy-nominated classical guitarist Paul Galbraith on Oct. 24; the award-winning Prima Trio on November 14; and Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev, 2005 winner of the World Piano Competition, on March 20, 2018.

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • Theatre UNO Opens 2017-18 Season September 29 with Tony Award-Winning Musical “Urinetown”

    Theatre UNO Opens 2017-18 Season September 29 with Tony Award-Winning Musical "Urinetown"

    Theatre UNO, the production arm of the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre, opens its 2017-18 season on Friday, Sept. 29 with the Tony Award-winning musical "Urinetown" by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. The play is produced in partnership with The NOLA Project, an ensemble-driven theatre company founded in 2005.

    Monday, September 25, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Awards Uddo Screenwriting Scholarship for 2017-18

    University of New Orleans Awards Uddo Screenwriting Scholarship for 2017-18

    The University of New Orleans has awarded the Joseph Patrick Uddo Scholarship in Screenwriting for the 2017-18 academic year to Daniel J. Green. 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.

    Monday, September 25, 2017

  • Jazz Great Ellis Marsalis Returns to the University of New Orleans to Kick Off Jazz at the Sandbar 2017 Fall Season

    Jazz Great Ellis Marsalis Returns to the University of New Orleans to Kick Off Jazz at the Sandbar 2017 Fall Season

    New Orleans' musical patriarch and University of New Orleans jazz studies professor emeritus Ellis Marsalis will kick of the fall 2017 Jazz at the Sandbar series. Now in its 28th year, the acclaimed series opens Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Sandbar at The Cove on UNO's campus.

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

  • American Society of Naval Engineers Awards Two of Nine Undergraduate Scholarships to University of New Orleans Students

    American Society of Naval Engineers Awards Two of Nine Undergraduate Scholarships to University of New Orleans Students

    Two out of nine undergraduate scholarships awarded nationwide by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will go to students at the University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Chance Aucoin received the ASNE Tidewater Section James Pitt Scholarship and Gillianne Edwards received the ASNE Headquarters Restricted Funds Scholarship.

    Monday, September 18, 2017

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

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

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

    Friday, September 15, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Partners on NSF Grant to Expand Nanomaterials Research in Louisiana

    University of New Orleans Partners on NSF Grant to Expand Nanomaterials Research in Louisiana

    The University of New Orleans has partnered with three other New Orleans area universities to procure an instrument that has the capability to enhance nanomaterials and nanodevices fabrication in Louisiana. Weilie Zhou, professor of material science and engineering, who works in UNO's Advanced Materials Research Institute, is a co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation major research instrumentation grant for nearly $636,000. The money goes toward the purchase of an ultra-high resolution electron beam nanolithography system that will allow researchers to write patterns at the nanometer scale to support nanoscience and technology research across southeastern Louisiana.

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Releases Latest Edition of the Metro Report

    University of New Orleans Releases Latest Edition of the Metro Report

    Unemployment in metro New Orleans dipped to 5.2 percent compared to 5.6 percent at the same time last year, according to the latest edition of the Metropolitan Report from the University of New Orleans. The metro area also added nearly 1,200 jobs since the second quarter of last year and nearly 720 jobs year to date, the report found.

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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    University of New Orleans Philosophy Professor Selected as One of Eight Galsworthy Fellows

    Chris W. Surprenant, associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Orleans, has been awarded a Galsworthy Fellowship from the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing at King's College in New York City.

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

  • Two Top Students Named Recipients of the Women in Computer Science Scholarship

    Two Top Students Named Recipients of the Women in Computer Science Scholarship

    Two University of New Orleans undergraduate students have been named recipients of the 2017-18 UNO Scholarship for Women in Computer Science, an annual scholarship created by alumna and Google engineer Sabrina Farmer. Banan Ibrahim, a junior from New Orleans, and Thanh Nguyen, a senior from Vietnam, are both honors level students in the Department of Computer Science who have become campus leaders in their field, advocating for and promoting women in the technology field.

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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

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

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

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Makes Dining Easier and More Enjoyable With Extended Hours and Increased Offerings

    University of New Orleans Makes Dining Easier and More Enjoyable With Extended Hours and Increased Offerings

    Mango and strawberry smoothies. Smoked salmon crepes. Vegetarian Thai coconut curry. Hot barbecue pork sandwiches. Breakfast at midnight. Dining at the University of New Orleans has never been easier, more delicious or more nutritious. New this semester, students have access to 24-hour dining at The Sandbar, smoothies and fresh rolled sushi burritos at Jamba Juice, food trucks serving up some of the tastiest dishes in town, increased vegetarian options at The Galley, extended hours at Chik-Fil-A and 24-hour weekend shopping at the Pontchartrain Hall Convenience Store.

    Friday, September 1, 2017

  • UNO-St. Claude Gallery Features Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions in September

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Features Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions in September

    Two concurrent, solo exhibitions from University of New Orleans fine arts graduate students will open at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery Saturday, Sept. 9 and run through Oct. 8, 2017. The exhibits feature thesis projects of MFA students Harper Hair and Erika Lehrmann.

    Friday, September 1, 2017

  • Common Read Events Aim to Help University of New Orleans Students Find their ‘Callings’

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

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

    Friday, September 1, 2017

  • New Faculty Members Bring Innovative, Problem-Solving Research to the University of New Orleans

    New Faculty Members Bring Innovative, Problem-Solving Research to the University of New Orleans

    Ben Samuel, Tracey Knaus, Matthew Scalco and Christopher Harshaw, David Podgorski and Christopher Belser join the University of New Orleans faculty this fall, bringing with them distinct research interests that blend innovation with academic insight to solve difficult problems and create exciting opportunities for students.

    Friday, August 25, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Researchers Recognized for Success of Microwave Technique in Preparing Layered Nanomaterials

    University of New Orleans Researchers Recognized for Success of Microwave Technique in Preparing Layered Nanomaterials

    Now, researchers at the University of New Orleans have shown that microwaves can be used to speed up more than dinner. They have successfully used a microwave to accelerate the preparation of layered nanomaterials, reducing the time required from 2-3 days to 1-2 hours.

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

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

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

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

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • Solar Eclipse Draws Hundreds to University of New Orleans Campus for Historic Show

    Solar Eclipse Draws Hundreds to University of New Orleans Campus for Historic Show

    Hundreds of people converged on the University of New Orleans Monday to turn their eyes skyward and witness the rare passage of the moon between the earth and the sun. Students, teachers, parents, academics, alumni, faculty, staff and visitors from all over the city took a pause from their daily activities as they gathered at Earl K. Long Library with special eclipse glasses and homemade eclipse viewers fashioned from cardboard.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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

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

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

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

  • UNO-St. Claude Gallery Exhibit Showcases Prints from Alabama Artist and Educator

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Exhibit Showcases Prints from Alabama Artist and Educator

    A new exhibition opens at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 12 featuring works by Sarah Marshall, associate professor of studio art at the University of Alabama.

    Friday, August 11, 2017

  • Earl K. Long Library to Sponsor Eclipse Activities on University of New Orleans Campus

    Earl K. Long Library to Sponsor Eclipse Activities on University of New Orleans Campus

    The University of New Orleans Earl K. Long Library has announced a spate of activities surrounding the solar eclipse taking place on Monday, Aug. 21.

    Friday, August 11, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Launches Certificate Program in Human Capital Management

    University of New Orleans Launches Certificate Program in Human Capital Management

    The University of New Orleans has launched a certificate program in human capital management. The program is designed to help human resources professionals, managers and other business leaders enhance their abilities to maximize effectiveness within their organizations.

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

  • STEM Scholars Camp Gives Incoming Freshmen a Dry-Run for College Academics

    STEM Scholars Camp Gives Incoming Freshmen a Dry-Run for College Academics

    What does it take for a student who decides she wants to be a STEM field major to make it all the way to graduation with that science, technology, engineering or math degree in her hand? For the last three years, the University of New Orleans has been taking a strategic approach to answering that question in the face of daunting national statistics showing STEM degree completion rates are not keeping up with national workforce demand. One UNO program seems to be helping. It's called the STEM Scholars Camp.

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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

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

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

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

  • UNO Shares in $325K NEH Grant to Digitize Fugitive Slave Ads

    UNO Shares in $325K NEH Grant to Digitize Fugitive Slave Ads

    The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded nearly $325,000 to Freedom on the Move, a project that aims to digitize 100,000 fugitive slave advertisements that were published in American newspapers through the end of the Civil War in an effort to expand common understanding about these people's lives. Mary Niall Mitchell, the University of New Orleans Ethel & Herman L. Midlo Chair in New Orleans Studies and the Joseph Tregle Professor in Early American History, is one of three historians leading Freedom on the Move, along with Josh Rothman of the University of Alabama and Ed Baptist of Cornell University. The effort seeks to create the single richest source of data possible for understanding the lives of enslaved people--one that the historians want to make accessible to all who seek it, especially educators.

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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

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

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

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

  • The University of New Orleans Master’s in Education Ranks Among Top 30 Nationally

    The University of New Orleans Master's in Education Ranks Among Top 30 Nationally

    The University of New Orleans Master's in Teaching (MAT) has been ranked among the top 30 programs of its kind in the country.

    Monday, August 7, 2017

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

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

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

    Monday, August 7, 2017

  • The University of New Orleans Remembers Paul M. Chirlian, Former Engineering Professor and Department Chair

    The University of New Orleans Remembers Paul M. Chirlian, Former Engineering Professor and Department Chair

    Paul M. Chirlian, a retired University of New Orleans faculty member who served the campus as a professor, department chair and associate dean, died on Tuesday, July 12, at 87 in Tinton Falls, NJ. Chirlian joined the UNO in 1993 as a professor and chair of the Department of Engineering.

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017