The spring 2019 edition of Silver & Blue magazine is headed to your mailbox and locations around the University of New Orleans campus. Catch up on happenings and relive memorable moments featured in 52-pages of stories and pictures about the University’s local and global impact via its students, alumni and faculty.
Our cover story features novelist and alumnus Maurice Ruffin and his stunning debut novel, “We Cast a Shadow,” which has the literary world all atwitter. Ruffin, an attorney by trade, shares his novel journey and offers advice for other writers.
You can also read about the sibling restaurateurs Ashwin and Pranita Vilkhu—both UNO graduates—who own and operate their family’s supremely popular Uptown restaurant, Saffron. The brother and sister team tells how this former Gretna “pop-up” restaurant became a semifinalist in the “Best New Restaurant” category by the James Beard Foundation.
The story of Privateers pitcher Eric Orze will make you want to cheer. Learn about the obstacles he’s overcome in the article “Thrown a Curve.”
And, if you’ve been on a Carnival Cruise ship lately, perhaps alumnus Justin Champion had a hand in designing the ship. His naval architecture and marine engineering degree from the University of New Orleans has propelled his travel-centric career in cruise ship renovations and designs.
From campus carnival to Swamp Ball to alumni with new jobs and awards and more, Silver & Blue is filled with news about the Privateer Nation. Be on the lookout for your copy.
Meanwhile, a digital copy is available online.