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  • Conservative Thinkers Set to Discuss Faith and Politics at UNO

    Conservative Thinkers Set to Discuss Faith and Politics at UNO

    The University of New Orleans will host a conversation between two conservative thinkers on Monday, April 17, 2017. The discussion, "Faith, Hillbillies, and American Politics: An Evening with J.D. Vance & Rod Dreher," will begin at 6 p.m. in the Geoghegan Ball Room of the Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center following a reception in the Alumni Center lobby beginning at 5:15.

    Monday, March 13, 2017

  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art in Partnership with UNO's Midlo Center Presents States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories

    Ogden Museum of Southern Art in Partnership with UNO's Midlo Center Presents States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories

    The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is pleased to present, States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories, the first national traveling multimedia exhibition and coordinated public dialogue to explore the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States. The Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies and the Department of History at the University of New Orleans partnered with a New School-led coalition of 500 university students and formerly incarcerated individuals from 20 cities to create the traveling exhibition, which launched in New York City in April 2016.

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

  • Tennessee Williams Festival Celebrates 25 Years of the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans

    Tennessee Williams Festival Celebrates 25 Years of the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans

    The University of New Orleans' Creative Writing Workshop takes center-stage during the Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans later this month in celebration of the graduate program's 25th anniversary. On Friday, March 24, alumni and faculty from the Master in Fine Arts writing program will staff a full day of panels devoted to highlighting the work and experiences of those who have gone through the acclaimed writing program in the quarter-century since its founding.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  • Attendance at UNO Spring 2017 Open House Reaches New High

    Attendance at UNO Spring 2017 Open House Reaches New High

    The University of New Orleans' annual spring open house, known as "Explore UNO," was held Saturday, Feb. 11 and attended by approximately 700 people.

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

  • U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Chad Franks to Serve as Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Chad Franks to Serve as Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker

    United States Air Force Brigadier General Chad Franks, an alumnus of the University of New Orleans, will serve as the principal speaker at the University's spring commencement ceremony on May 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Lakefront Arena. Brig. Gen. Franks is vice commander of 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command at Vandenburg Air Force Base in California.

    Friday, March 3, 2017

  • University of New Orleans to Host 2017 Louisiana Regional Science Bowl March 18

    University of New Orleans to Host 2017 Louisiana Regional Science Bowl March 18

    High school students from across Louisiana and southwest Mississippi will converge on the University of New Orleans March 18 for the 2017 Louisiana Regional Science Bowl. The full-day competition is expected to draw 23 teams from 16 high schools to UNO's Kirschman Hall for a fast-paced question and answer tournament designed to test students' knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, energy and earth science. The Louisiana Regional Science Bowl at UNO is part of the National Science Bowl® competition coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Celebrates New Orleans’ Favorite Tradition in Privateer Style

    University of New Orleans Celebrates New Orleans' Favorite Tradition in Privateer Style

    The University of New Orleans brought carnival to the lakefront this week when the Krewe of UNO rolled through campus with the theme "Let the Good Times Roll."

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

  • Jazz at the Sandbar Series Opens March 8 and Features Howard Levy, Mahmoud Chouki and More

    Jazz at the Sandbar Series Opens March 8 and Features Howard Levy, Mahmoud Chouki and More

    Grammy Award-winning harmonica genius Howard Levy and Moroccan guitar master Mahmoud Chouki are just two of the jazz legends appearing in the Spring 2017 Jazz at the Sandbar concert series at the University of New Orleans. The acclaimed series, now in its 27th year, opens Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Sandbar at The Cove on UNO's campus, with local trumpet favorite Wendell Brunious performing with UNO students.

    Monday, February 20, 2017

  • UNO Remembers Historian and Founding Faculty Member Jerah Johnson

    UNO Remembers Historian and Founding Faculty Member Jerah Johnson

    Historian Jerah Johnson, one of the University of New Orleans' founding faculty members, died Feb. 12 at the age of 85. He had been retired from UNO since 2003.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Mellon Foundation Awards $150,000 Grant to the Humanities Action Lab, Including The University of New Orleans

    Mellon Foundation Awards $150,000 Grant to Humanities Action Lab, Including The University of New Orleans

    The Humanities Action Lab, a coalition of 20 colleges and universities, including the University of New Orleans, has received a $150,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for collaborating to produce student- and community-curated public projects around pressing social issues. The funds will support the Humanities Action Lab's current initiative, States of Incarceration, a traveling multi-media exhibition, web platform, and curricula focusing on the evolution and impact of mass incarceration in the United States, created by students and others directly affected by incarceration through simultaneous courses at 20 campuses.

    Monday, February 13, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Survey Research Center Releases Poll on State Budget Situation and Special Session

    University of New Orleans Survey Research Center Releases Poll on State Budget Situation and Special Session

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a statewide poll on Louisiana's budget situation and the governor's call for a special session. According to the survey, Gov. John Bel Edwards enjoys an approval rating of 49 percent. Three quarters of respondents believe that the state is experiencing financial difficulties, and two-thirds of respondents say there is a need for a special legislative session.

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

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    UNO Programs for Special Education Teacher Preparation Receive National Recognition

    The University of New Orleans Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education recently received the distinction of national recognition from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for three special education teacher preparation programs.

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017

  • New Album from Music Prof Brian Seeger's Band Makes U.S. Radio Jazz Top 10

    New Album from Music Prof Brian Seeger's Band Makes U.S. Radio Jazz Top 10

    Brian Seeger, associate professor of music at the University of New Orleans, has carved out a life packed with teaching, recording, playing, touring and helping others find their way in the changing world of music. His band, Organic Trio, last week charted No. 7 on the U.S. Jazz Radio Charts with its second album, Saturn's Spell. It's an exciting development, especially for an album that was only released Jan. 27.

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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    UNO Mourns the Death of Eliza Miruna Ghil, Longtime Professor of Languages and Literature

    Eliza Miruna Ghil, a University of New Orleans professor who devoted her life to the study and teaching of languages and literature, has died. A noted Occitanist, a scholarly expert of the French troubadour poetry of the 12th and 13th centuries, Ghil was born in Bucharest in 1943. She left communist Romania for Hebron, Israel, in the mid-1960s before immigrating to the United States in the early 1970s to continue her studies in French medieval literature. Fluent in five languages--Romanian, French, Italian, Hebrew and English--Ghil earned a Ph.D. in French and romance philology at Columbia University in 1978 and went on to teach at Columbia University and Dartmouth College. She joined the faculty of the University of New Orleans in 1984, when she was appointed assistant professor of French.

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  • UNO’s Earl K. Long Library Opens Renovated Fourth Floor, Boasting Quieter Study Space and Tech Access for Students, Faculty

    UNO's Earl K. Long Library Opens Renovated Fourth Floor, Boasting Quieter Study Space and Tech Access for Students, Faculty

    University of New Orleans students and faculty seeking quiet study space, access to high-tech computer labs and well-preserved archival materials now have a dedicated resource on the fourth floor of the Earl K. Long Library. After a little more than a year of construction, the library on Thursday unveiled the newly renovated floor to students, faculty, staff and visitors.The space boasts quieter study rooms, climate-controlled special collection archives, a Digital Animation Studio, a new exhibits gallery space, offices and meeting space for the Center for Teaching Innovation, a new information literacy classroom and more.

    Friday, February 3, 2017

  • Matt Tarr Selected Vice President for Research and Economic Development

    Matt Tarr Selected Vice President for Research and Economic Development

    The University of New Orleans has selected longtime chemistry faculty member Matt Tarr to serve as the new vice president for research and economic development at the University. He assumed the role on Jan. 18. Tarr has spent 21 years at the University and is the Eurofins Professor of Analytical Chemistry, as well as a faculty fellow in the University's Advanced Materials Research Institute.

    Thursday, February 2, 2017

  • UNO-St. Claude Gallery Opens Two Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions During Art Walk

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Opens Two Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions During Art Walk

    Exhibitions through the month of April at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery feature thesis projects from University of New Orleans spring 2017 fine arts graduates. Pictured: "What Came First, the Gnat or the Note?" by Sam Stolte.

    Monday, January 30, 2017

  • UNO Transportation Institute Receives $1.4 Million to Study Urban Development Around Waterway Infrastructure

    UNO Transportation Institute Receives $1.4 Million to Study Urban Development Around Waterway Infrastructure

    The University of New Orleans Transportation Institute will receive nearly $1.4 million over five years as part of a consortium designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center, or MarTREC.

    Friday, January 27, 2017

  • Jefferson Parish Public School System Recognizes Outstanding K-12 Leadership Among UNO Alumnae

    Jefferson Parish Public School System Recognizes Outstanding K-12 Leadership Among UNO Alumnae

    University of New Orleans alumnae dominated the lists of recently named teachers and principals of the year in the Jefferson Parish Public School System, which has the largest public school enrollment among Louisiana districts.

    Monday, January 23, 2017

  • Theatre UNO’s “The Aliens” Selected for Distinguished Festival Presentation

    Theatre UNO's "The Aliens" Selected for Distinguished Festival Presentation

    In a highly competitive process, Theatre UNO's production of "The Aliens" has been selected for presentation at a regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

    Monday, January 23, 2017

  • Amouzegar Begins New Role as UNO’s Provost

    Amouzegar Begins New Role as UNO's Provost

    Mahyar Amouzegar, the new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Orleans, assumed his leadership position on Jan. 9. Amouzegar was selected after a national search to identify a successor to John Nicklow, who was previously provost before becoming UNO's President on April 1, 2016. Norm Whitley served as interim provost for the past nine months.

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

  • Best-Selling Author, Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild at UNO Jan. 18 to Discuss ‘Red’ America and a Growing U.S. Political Divide

    Best-Selling Author, Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild at UNO Jan. 18 to Discuss 'Red' America and a Growing U.S. Political Divide

    Acclaimed sociologist and scholar Arlie Russell Hochschild, author of the bestselling Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning in the American Right, will speak at the University of New Orleans on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 1-3 p.m. in an event that is open to the public.

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

  • UNO Jazz Studies Program Shines Bright at Jazz Education Network Conference

    UNO Jazz Studies Program Shines Bright at Jazz Education Network Conference

    The University of New Orleans maintained a high profile throughout the Jazz Education Network Conference that took place Jan. 4-7 in New Orleans, thanks to robust participation from students, alumni and faculty at numerous concerts, workshops and panels.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

  • University of New Orleans Celebrates Homecoming 2017 with Feb. 4 Tailgate and Great Basketball

    University of New Orleans Celebrates Homecoming 2017 with Feb. 4 Tailgate and Great Basketball

    The University of New Orleans is calling all Privateers, past and present, to sport their silver and blue and head to out the UNO Lakefront Arena, Saturday, Feb. 4, to support UNO's men's and women's basketball with a lively tailgate and great athletics. The homecoming 2017 tailgate starts at 12:30 p.m. outside Lakefront Arena and leads up to the 4 p.m. match-up between the New Orleans Privateers women and Nicholls State, and the 6:15 p.m. contest between the men's teams.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

  • UNO Professor Receives Grant to Support Scholarly Exploration of Freedom of Speech in Higher Education Settings

    UNO Professor Receives Grant to Support Scholarly Exploration of Freedom of Speech in Higher Education Settings

    Associate professor of philosophy Chris W. Surprenant received a $45,000 grant from the Institute for Humane Studies to support activities focusing on freedom of speech, especially within the context of U.S. colleges and universities.

    Friday, January 6, 2017

  • UNO-St. Claude Gallery Commences Spring 2017 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Commences Spring 2017 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

    Exhibitions through the month of April at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery will feature thesis projects from University of New Orleans spring 2017 fine arts graduates.

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017

  • Martin Smith Joins the University of New Orleans as Assistant Provost for Admissions

    Martin Smith Joins the University of New Orleans as Assistant Provost for Admissions

    Martin Smith, the University of New Orleans' new assistant provost for admissions and enrollment management, joins UNO from Saint Leo University in Florida, where he worked both as an instructor and as an assistant vice president for enrollment in the Office of Enrollment Services. "This is one of those things in life that you do that you know every day when you go to work and you go home, you've made a difference in someone's life" Smith said.

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017

  • UNO’s Hansen and Hodges are Named the Winners of the 2015-16 Excellence in Teaching Awards

    UNO's Hansen and Hodges are Named the Winners of the 2015-16 Excellence in Teaching Awards

    Their classes are the ones that students seek, the ones that inspire the best work and leave pupils aspiring to learn more, do more. The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association has recognized Erik Hansen, assistant professor of film and theatre, and Lori Hodges, math instructor, for being just those kinds of teachers, naming them the winners of the 2015-16 Excellence in Teaching Awards.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

  • Approximately 900 Students Awarded Degrees During the University of New Orleans' Fall Commencement

    Approximately 900 Students Awarded Degrees During the University of New Orleans' Fall Commencement

    The University of New Orleans conferred degrees on approximately 900 people Friday, Dec. 16, in a ceremony that recognized the significant achievement, work and determination of its graduates. President John Nicklow, presiding over his second commencement at the UNO Lakefront Arena, congratulated students on the years of work and transformational journeys that led them to this culminating event.

    Monday, December 19, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Survey Research Center Releases Poll on Louisiana Senate Runoff

    University of New Orleans Survey Research Center Releases Poll on Louisiana Senate Runoff

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a poll about the runoff for the open Louisiana seat in the U.S. Senate. The poll finds that Republican candidate John Kennedy has a comfortable lead over Democratic candidate Foster Campbell.

    Thursday, December 8, 2016

  • The Number of Prospective Students Attending UNO’s Largest Open House of the Year Nearly Doubles

    The Number of Prospective Students Attending UNO's Largest Open House of the Year Nearly Doubles

    This year, the University of New Orleans' largest annual open house got even larger. More than 850 visitors, including 409 students and 448 guests, flocked to Get to Know UNO on Nov. 19 to learn about the University's degree offerings, academic culture and extracurricular opportunities. It was the largest attendance in more than 10 years and represented a 48 percent increase over 2015 student attendance figures, said Brett Hornsby, assistant director of orientation and communications.

    Monday, December 5, 2016

  • UNO Provides Rich Research and Growth Opportunities for Students Ready to Seize Them, Says Computer Science Major

    UNO Provides Rich Research and Growth Opportunities for Students Ready to Seize Them, Says Computer Science Major

    University of New Orleans sophomore Banan Ibrahim isn't leaving anything to chance. Each semester, the 19-year-old computer science major and honors student takes 17 to 18 hours of classes and whenever an opportunity arises to advance her expertise, she takes it. "I've had so many opportunities here," she says of UNO.

    Friday, December 2, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Participates in 9th Annual Fall Undergraduate Research Invitational

    University of New Orleans Participates in 9th Annual Fall Undergraduate Research Invitational

    Several University of New Orleans students took part in the 9th Annual Fall Undergraduate Research Invitational, which was hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Honors Program and held Nov. 18-19, 2016 at the Lafayette campus.

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  • Charles Taylor Named Director of New UNO School of the Arts

    Charles Taylor Named Director of New UNO School of the Arts

    Charles Taylor, chair of the University of New Orleans music department, has been appointed director of the University's new School of the Arts.

    Monday, November 28, 2016

  • UNO’s Midlo Center Receives Grant to Document Contributions of Henrietta Delille and Sisters of the Holy Family

    UNO's Midlo Center Receives Grant to Document Contributions of Henrietta Delille and Sisters of the Holy Family

    The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities announced that the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans is a recipient of a $2,000 Rebirth Grant to support the collection of oral histories from members of the Sisters of the Holy Family, an African-American congregation of Catholic nuns founded in 1842 in New Orleans by Henrietta Delille.

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

  • Historians and Louisiana Descendants Discuss the Legacies of the Jesuit Slave Sale that Saved Georgetown University

    Historians and Louisiana Descendants Discuss the Legacies of the Jesuit Slave Sale that Saved Georgetown University

    On Dec. 14, the University of New Orleans' Ethel & Herman L. Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies marks its 25th anniversary with a special program devoted to the local legacies of the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved people by the leaders of Georgetown University to purchasers in Louisiana. Hosted by The Historic New Orleans Collection, the event will be the first Louisiana-based conversation between historians and descendants of the enslaved community displaced by the sale. "Sold South: Tracing a Jesuit Slave Community from Maryland to Louisiana," will bring together two descendants who have recently learned the details about their slave ancestors, with historian Adam Rothman, professor of history at Georgetown and member of Georgetown's Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation. The conversation will be moderated by UNO Professor Emeritus Raphael Cassimere.

    Monday, November 21, 2016

  • Actor and Disability Advocate Daryl “Chill” Mitchell to Serve as University’s Fall Commencement Speaker

    Actor and Disability Advocate Daryl "Chill" Mitchell to Serve as University's Fall Commencement Speaker

    Actor and disability advocate Daryl "Chill" Mitchell will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' fall commencement ceremony on December 16, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Lakefront Arena.

    Friday, November 18, 2016

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    UNO Awards Research Grants to 20 Undergraduate Students

    Twenty University of New Orleans undergraduate students have been awarded grants to conduct research in their fields of study under a faculty mentor. More than 120 students applied for the sought-after Privateer Undergraduate Research and Scholarly UNO Experience awards. Organized by the Center for Undergraduate Research/Office of Research, the program aims to introduce all UNO undergraduate students to research opportunities and to provide a mechanism for students to find faculty research mentors

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

  • Theatre UNO Presents “The Aliens”

    Theatre UNO Presents "The Aliens"

    Theatre UNO, the theatre production arm of the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre, continues its 2016-17 performance season with "The Aliens," which runs from Nov. 10-20, 2016 at the UNO Performing Arts Center Lab Theatre.

    Monday, November 14, 2016

  • "Seinfeld Music Guy" Jonathan Wolff Set to Guest Lecture at UNO

    Television soundtrack composer Jonathan Wolff, responsible for the iconic slap and snap of the theme to "Seinfeld" and a host of other memorable shows, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 12:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Room 318 on the University of New Orleans campus.

    Friday, November 11, 2016

  • UNO’s David Lambour Quietly Crisscrosses the Skies Each Year on a Sacred Mission

    UNO's David Lambour Quietly Crisscrosses the Skies Each Year on a Sacred Mission

    David Lambour, director of academic services in the University of New Orleans' Department of Planning and Urban Studies and coordinator of the undergraduate degree program in urban studies, is one of several hundred volunteer couriers for the National Marrow Donor Program, also known as Be The Match, the world's leader in providing marrow and umbilical cord transplants to sick and dying patients. Theirs is an invisible army that crisscrosses domestic and international skies each year, carrying potentially life-saving bone marrow and cord blood needed in roughly 460 transplants a month.

    Thursday, November 10, 2016

  • 'NCIS: New Orleans' Empowers UNO Film Students in Sought-After Nims Center Internship

    'NCIS: New Orleans' Empowers UNO Film Students in Sought-After Nims Center Internship

    How "NCIS: New Orleans" and the University of New Orleans created a sought-after internship for promising young film students.

    Monday, November 7, 2016

  • John W. Nicklow Is Formally Installed as Seventh Leader of the University of New Orleans

    John W. Nicklow Is Formally Installed as Seventh Leader of the University of New Orleans

    John W. Nicklow on Wednesday was formally installed as the University of New Orleans' seventh leader before a crowd of roughly 500, including leaders in academia, business and politics. Selected as UNO president in March by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, Nicklow has been serving in the role nearly eight months. But, in the tradition of academia, the investiture ceremony held on the lawn facing the stately columns of the University's Earl K. Long Library, marked the official start of a new chapter in UNO's 58-year history. Dan Reneau, interim president of the University of Louisiana System, placed around Nicklow's neck the so-called "presidential chain of office," a medallion bearing the names of all of UNO's seven leaders.

    Thursday, November 3, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Tapped to Offer Only Public Manager Certification Program in Louisiana

    University of New Orleans Tapped to Offer Only Public Manager Certification Program in Louisiana

    The University of New Orleans was officially approved as an associate member of the National Certified Public Manager Consortium at the consortium's annual business meeting on Oct. 23 in Baltimore, Md.

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

  • UNO Celebrates International Education Week with Events Showcasing Study Abroad

    UNO Celebrates International Education Week with Events Showcasing Study Abroad

    The University of New Orleans is celebrating International Education Week, a national initiative sponsored by the Departments of State and Education. The week-long event series highlights the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

    Monday, October 31, 2016

  • UNO Survey Research Center Releases New Poll on U.S. Senate and Presidential Elections

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases New Poll on U.S. Senate and Presidential Elections

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a new statewide poll on the 2016 U.S. Senate and presidential elections.

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

  • Introducing 'Silver & Blue': UNO’s Magazine Has a New Name, Fresh Look and Great Reads

    Introducing 'Silver & Blue': UNO's Magazine Has a New Name, Fresh Look and Great Reads

    The University of New Orleans' favorite publication for alumni, students and friends is fresh off the presses with a new name and a revived look.

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

  • New Walking Club Spurs UNO Faculty and Staff to Partner in Fitness

    New Walking Club Spurs UNO Faculty and Staff to Partner in Fitness

    The President's Cross Campus Walkers, a walking club formed by University of New Orleans President John Nicklow in collaboration with the Department of Recreation & Intramural Sports, aims to encourage fitness and camaraderie among University employees.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

  • UNO Public History Lecture Series Kicks Off on Oct. 27 with 'Rogues, Reprobates and Rapscallions: Election Patterns in Louisiana’

    UNO Public History Lecture Series Kicks Off on Oct. 27 with 'Rogues, Reprobates and Rapscallions: Election Patterns in Louisiana'

    Have you ever wondered why colorful personalities continue to enjoy electoral support in Louisiana while more traditional figures have a hard time getting a foothold in the state's politics? Join James Fitzmorris III, adjunct professor of history at the University of New Orleans, as he shares his analysis Oct. 27 at 6 p.m., during the first in the 2016-17 Logsdon and Mizell-Nelson Library Lecture Series.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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    UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Exhibit Three-Person Photo Show for PhotoNOLA

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery opens its November and December exhibition with "Cut Tear Burn Sew," in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, an annual photography festival in New Orleans.

    Monday, October 24, 2016

  • UNO Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

    UNO Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

    Innovative application of high impact educational practices at the University of New Orleans has earned the University recognition among the nation's Colleges of Distinction, a national guide that highlights exceptional learning opportunities at top schools. UNO is the only public institution in Louisiana to be named a College of Distinction.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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    UNO Professor Elected President of Southeastern Conference for Public Administration

    University of New Orleans professor John Kiefer was elected president of the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA) on Oct. 15 at its annual membership meeting in Raleigh, NC.

    Monday, October 17, 2016

  • UNO Career Fair Draws Hundreds, Connecting Students with Employers

    UNO Career Fair Draws Hundreds, Connecting Students with Employers

    The University of New Orleans' fall Career Fair last month drew 130 employers and about 550 students seeking employment and internships.

    Monday, October 17, 2016

  • Gov. John Bel Edwards Visits UNO

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Visits UNO Political Science Department for Live Interview Before Students

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards visited the University of New Orleans Wednesday, Oct. 12, to participate in a live interview with political science instructor Tony Licciardi before a gathering of students and faculty.

    Friday, October 14, 2016

  • UNO International Alumni Association to Honor Distinguished Alumni and University Leadership

    UNO International Alumni Association to Honor Distinguished Alumni and University Leadership

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association will honor distinguished alumni and university leadership at its annual Distinguished Alumni Gala on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the National WWII Museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

  • New Orleans Film Festival Showcases University of New Orleans Talent

    New Orleans Film Festival Showcases University of New Orleans Talent

    The 27th annual New Orleans Film Festival will feature the work of three current University of New Orleans students and 10 alumni.

    Monday, October 3, 2016

  • University Launches ‘UNO25’ to Highlight High-Impact Alumni Businesses

    University Launches 'UNO25' to Highlight High-Impact Alumni Businesses

    The University of New Orleans has launched "UNO25," an initiative designed to identify, recognize and celebrate 25 high-impact businesses that are owned or led by alumni of the University.

    Monday, October 3, 2016

  • UNO and Southern Rep Theatre Announce “UNO Night” Performance of Latest Production

    UNO and Southern Rep Theatre Announce "UNO Night" Performance of Latest Production

    The University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre and Southern Rep Theatre announced a "UNO Night" for the preview performance of "Airline Highway" at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 at UNO's Nims Theatre.

    Friday, September 30, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Ranks Best in State in Early Career Salaries

    University of New Orleans Ranks Best in State in Early Career Salaries

    University of New Orleans alumni were found to have the highest average early-career salaries among graduates of all four-year public and private colleges in Louisiana, according to a new report from Payscale.com.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

  • UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Exhibit 'Mining the Domestic,' With Artist-in-Residence Aaron McNamee, Oct. 8-Nov. 6

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Exhibit 'Mining the Domestic,' With Artist-in-Residence Aaron McNamee, Oct. 8-Nov. 6

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery is excited to announce a solo exhibition of new work by the University of New Orleans' Department of Fine Arts Sculptor-in-Residence Aaron McNamee, titled "Mining the Domestic." Through sculpture, installation, and prints, McNamee reflects on the sublime "accumulation of materials" that we use to maintain our bodies and lives.

    Monday, September 26, 2016

  • UNO Student Composer and Drummer Jack Vogt Named 2016-17 ASCAP Scholar

    UNO Student Composer and Drummer Jack Vogt Named 2016-17 ASCAP Scholar

    UNO senior music student Jack Vogt has been named the 2016-17 ASCAP Louis Armstrong Scholar at the University of New Orleans by the New York-based ASCAP Foundation. The $3,000 award is made to Jazz Studies student who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and in creating original works of music. The scholarship is supported by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc., also based in New York City.

    Friday, September 23, 2016

  • Three UNO Employees Honored During State of University Address

    Three UNO Employees Honored During State of University Address

    University of New Orleans President John Nicklow on Thursday, Sept. 22, honored three employees for their outstanding service. The recognition was given during Nicklow's bi-annual State of the University address.

    Friday, September 23, 2016

  • UNO ‘Building Foundation for Success,’ President Nicklow Tells Faculty, Staff During State of the University Address

    UNO 'Building Foundation for Success,' President Nicklow Tells Faculty, Staff During State of the University Address

    The University of New Orleans is making measurable strides toward improving enrollment, increasing research and strengthening partnerships thanks to the efforts and dedication of hardworking employees.That's the message President John Nicklow shared with faculty and staff Thursday, Sept. 22, during his biannual State of the University Address. "We exist and are making great strides because of the work of each and every one of you," Nicklow said. "You make me proud to be your teammate."

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

  • The University of New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Foundation Partner to Launch Community Development Finance Certificate Program

    The University of New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Foundation Partner to Launch Community Development Finance Certificate Program

    The University of New Orleans Department of Planning and Urban Studies has announced the launch of a professional development certificate in community development finance.

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

  • UNO Doctoral Student Awarded $900,000 Grant to Improve Educational Delivery to Hearing Impaired Preschoolers and Other Students With Disabilities

    UNO Doctoral Student Awarded $900,000 Grant to Improve Educational Delivery to Hearing Impaired Preschoolers and Other Students With Disabilities

    University of New Orleans doctoral student Michael Norman has been awarded a three-year $900,000 grant from the Louisiana Department of Education to develop resources that will help educators better serve hearing impaired preschoolers as well as other students with disabilities who struggle to communicate.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

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    Louisiana Public Broadcasting and UNO to Host Panel Discussion on Economic and Political Equality

    Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Alexis de Tocqueville Project at the University of New Orleans will host a panel discussion to explore issues of economic and political equality.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

  • Ellis Marsalis Kicks Off the 2016-17 Jazz at the Sandbar Series

    Ellis Marsalis Kicks Off the 2016-17 Jazz at the Sandbar Series

    Jazz at the Sandbar is back for its 26th fall at the University of New Orleans--and so, of course, is musician, educator and legendary New Orleans jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis. Continuing what has become a UNO musical tradition, the UNO jazz studies professor emeritus kicks off the fall 2016 season of Jazz at the Sandbar on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at The Cove on UNO's campus.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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    2016-17 Musical Excursions Schedule Announced

    The University of New Orleans announced that the 2016-17 Musical Excursions series will feature Tomoki Sakata, a recent finalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, on Oct. 18; the Chicago-based Lincoln Trio on Nov. 15; Polish ensemble Meccore String Quartet on March 7; and the renowned Ritz Chamber Players on March 28. All concerts will take place at 7 p.m. at the Recital Hall inside the Performing Arts Center on UNO's campus.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

  • Four Finalists for UNO Provost Share Ideas, Plans During Open Forums

    Four Finalists for UNO Provost Share Ideas, Plans During Open Forums

    Four people have been named finalists in the University of New Orleans' search for a new provost. The person who fills the position will succeed interim provost Norm Whitley, who took over when John Nicklow was named the University's new president. The new provost will report directly to the president and will serve as UNO's chief academic officer, providing vision, leadership and oversight for all academic programs, enrollment management and information technology. Each finalist was asked to participate in an open forum interview with faculty, staff and students. Here, we will bring you highlights from each of those Q&A sessions.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

  • UNO Makes U.S. News & World Report’s Least Debt List for Sixth Straight Year

    UNO Makes U.S. News & World Report's Least Debt List for Sixth Straight Year

    For the sixth straight year, the University of New Orleans ranks among the universities whose students graduate with the lightest debt loads, according to U.S. News & World Report. UNO is the only Louisiana institution to make the list in the category of national universities.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016

  • UNO and Delgado Sign Agreements to Boost Educational Attainment and Transfer Rates

    UNO and Delgado Sign Agreements to Boost Educational Attainment and Transfer Rates

    The University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College have signed two agreements that are designed to boost educational attainment and transfer rates between the two institutions. University of New Orleans President John Nicklow and Delgado Community College Chancellor Joan Davis participated in a signing ceremony on UNO's campus.

    Friday, September 9, 2016

  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario, Author of UNO Common Read ‘Enrique’s Journey,’ to Speak at UNO Sept. 20

    Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario, Author of UNO Common Read 'Enrique's Journey,' to Speak at UNO Sept. 20

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario, author of the national best-selling "Enrique's Journey," will speak at the University of New Orleans on Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m., during a free, public event. UNO chose Nazario's book, a true account of a 17-year-old's perilous trip from Honduras across the U.S. to find his mother, as its Common Read selection for 2016-17. In preparation for her visit to UNO later this month, we talked with Nazario about her own journey since writing about what has become a hugely popular read in schools and universities. Here is our discussion.

    Friday, September 9, 2016

  • UNO Awards Uddo Screenwriting Scholarship for 2016-17

    UNO Awards Uddo Screenwriting Scholarship for 2016-17

    The University of New Orleans has awarded the Joseph Patrick Uddo Scholarship in Screenwriting for the 2016-17 academic year to Brian Alexander. 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.

    Thursday, September 8, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Named One of Nation’s Best Colleges by The Princeton Review

    University of New Orleans Named One of Nation's Best Colleges by The Princeton Review

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features UNO in the new 2017 edition of its flagship college guide, "The Best 381 Colleges." The University of New Orleans is one of only three public institutions in Louisiana to make the list.

    Friday, September 2, 2016

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    Graduate Student Carly Zimmerman Excels in Internship at International Arts Festival

    Carly Zimmerman is one year away from finishing the master's degree program in arts administration at the University of New Orleans. One of the program requirements is an internship, and Zimmerman recently completed hers working as volunteer coordinator for Ireland's annual Galway International Arts Festival, which was held July 11-24.

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  • Innsbruck

    Students from 20 U.S. Institutions Become Immersed in Global Matters During 41st UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School

    More than 200 students from 20 U.S. institutions converged on Innsbruck this summer, marking the 41st UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria. This year, 219 university students availed themselves of some of the more than 30 courses offered during the five week program, July 2-Aug. 6.

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

  • Convocation 2016

    Standing Room Only as UNO Launches 2016-17 School Year with Lively Convocation and Cookout

    Hundreds of people filled the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening, Aug. 16, to mark the beginning of the fall 2016 semester with New Student Convocation. It was standing room only as faculty, staff and alumni surrounded new students with words of welcome and encouragement before celebrating the start of a new school year with a cookout and tons of conversation.

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

  • A Big Welcome: More than 180 UNO Volunteers Lend a Hand During New Student Move-In Day

    A Big Welcome: More than 180 UNO Volunteers Lend a Hand During New Student Move-In Day

    They came with mini-fridges, microwaves and suitcases--and also, umbrellas, rain boots and ponchos. Relentless rainfall definitely dampened Move-In Day at the University of New Orleans. But it didn't stop scores of new and transfer students from taking up residence in Pontchartrain Halls, the 740-person state-of-the-art student housing facility on Milneburg Road. More than 180 faculty, staff, alumni and student volunteers helped students over the course of the day. Many greeted the students curb-side, helping them lift heavy loads and ease the otherwise unwieldy task of moving from a rainy parking lot into a four-story residence hall bustling with hundreds of other people, boxes, directions and questions.

    Friday, August 12, 2016

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

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

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

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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

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

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

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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

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

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

    Monday, August 1, 2016

  • Noyes Brings Passion for Student Growth and Strong Instruction to Job as UNO’s Associate Provost

    Noyes Brings Passion for Student Growth and Strong Instruction to Job as UNO's Associate Provost

    Caroline Noyes, new associate provost for the University of New Orleans, will assist the provost with programs and research that will draw and retain students while keeping faculty engaged and excited about the work they do. In this new role, her focus will be on assessment and institutional effectiveness. Noyes comes to UNO after more than 25 years in the Atlanta area, the last seven at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she most recently led the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Before that, she was assistant director in Georgia Tech's Office of Assessment, a position she took after working 12 years at Oglethorpe University, rising from assistant professor of psychology to chair of the division of behavioral sciences.

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

  • UNO Secures $75k Grant to Upgrade Health Science Lab

    UNO Secures $75k Grant to Upgrade Health Science Lab

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

    Friday, July 15, 2016

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    UNO Education Student One of Four in Louisiana to Receive Tom and Kyle Clausen Scholarship

    University of New Orleans senior education major Raquel Boudreaux has been awarded the Tom and Kyle Clausen Scholarship. The $625 award is given annually to four University of Louisiana System undergraduate students who are admitted to a teacher education program, maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average. Preference also is given to those who intend to teach in a shortage area such as math, science, special education or in middle school, those who are native to Louisiana, and those who demonstrated a financial need. Boudreaux, a senior studying special education and elementary education, is from Metairie. She is a graduate of Archbishop Chapelle High School.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

  • Dean Long Brings Experience Uniquely Matched to Overseeing Merger of Liberal Arts and Education

    Dean Long Brings Experience Uniquely Matched to Overseeing Merger of Liberal Arts and Education

    Kim Martin Long, the new dean of the University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development is a former K-12 English teacher-turned-academic who joins the University of New Orleans by way of Pennsylvania. At UNO, Long strides headlong into the challenge before her: Overseeing the new merger of the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Education and Human Development, now housed at the Bicentennial Education Building. "How," she asks, "can we make the most of this new college?" It's hard to imagine anyone more qualified to find the answer.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Ranked Among World’s Top Universities

    University of New Orleans Ranked Among World's Top Universities

    For the second straight year, the University of New Orleans is ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world, according to the Center for World University Rankings, which publishes the largest academic ranking of universities from around the globe.

    Monday, July 11, 2016

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

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

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

  • Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario Selected as University of New Orleans’ Common Read Book for 2016-17

    'Enrique's Journey' by Sonia Nazario Selected as University of New Orleans' Common Read Book for 2016-17

    The University of New Orleans has selected Enrique's Journey, published in book form in 2006, as its Common Read selection for 2016-17. Celebrated author and journalist Sonia Nazario will speak at UNO's University Center Ballroom on Sept. 20. The free, public event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will include a reception, author presentation, Q&A, and book signing. Common Read was developed as a way to encourage first-year students as well as other UNO students staff and faculty, to engage in a shared experience while sparking meaningful dialogue about topics of wide-reaching concern. It is organized collaboratively as a partnership between the University's first-year writing program and its Office of First-Year Experience.

    Friday, July 1, 2016

  • Teaching the River: South Louisiana Teachers Become Immersed in the Study of the Mississippi River With Help from UNO

    Teaching the River: South Louisiana Teachers Become Immersed in the Study of the Mississippi River With Help from UNO

    The seventh- and eighth-grade students in Robin Rixner's classroom at ReNEW Schaumburg Elementary in New Orleans seem to have an awareness that Louisiana's coastline is washing away. The hard part, Rixner said, is trying to help them understand why that matters. Now, a river-focused teacher training program aims to bridge that gap, giving educators a richer understanding of the ecosystems that make up the Mississippi River delta, the systems at work that create land loss, and the challenges that lie in restoring the coast. Rixner was one of 20 south Louisiana K-12 teachers took advantage of a $90,800 grant awarded to the University of New Orleans to help train educators to become experts the Mississippi River watershed--an experience that involved getting muddy, mosquito-bitten and hot. The experience is the result of a partnership between UNO, the Center for Global Environmental Education and the Meraux Foundation.

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

  • Sister of Soul: DJ and Alumna Melissa Weber, New Orleans’ Rarest Queen of Groove, Brings the Funk for  More than Two Decades

    Sister of Soul: DJ and Alumna Melissa Weber, New Orleans' Rarest Queen of Groove, Brings the Funk for More than Two Decades

    In a city crowded with musicians and music aficionados, DJ Soul Sister, aka Melissa Weber, a 2000 University of New Orleans alumna, has become perhaps the most celebrated DJ in New Orleans thanks largely to her reverent devotion to a genre of music that she believes has gotten short shrift in a landscape that otherwise thrives on live music.

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

  • Sixty-four UNO Student-Athletes Named to Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

    Sixty-four UNO Student-Athletes Named to Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

    Sixty-four University of New Orleans student-athletes claimed Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recognition for their performance in the classroom as the league announced the list for the Spring 2016 semester on Monday afternoon.

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

  • A COLLABORATION IN ‘SACRILEGE’: Alumnus Paul Catalanotto’s New Horror Flick Becomes Working Classroom for UNO Film Students

    A Collaboration In 'Sacrilege': Alumnus Paul Catalanotto's New Horror Flick Becomes Working Classroom for UNO Film Students

    People, cameras and props were crammed into the modest two-story Bucktown house. It was July and the upstairs rooms were registering 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Local filmmaker and University of New Orleans alumnus Paul Catalanotto had 11 days to shoot his feature-length horror movie, "Sacrilege," a screenplay about a demonic music box that he and his wife co-wrote with a UNO graduate student. On the upside, Catalanotto was working with the largest cast and crew he'd ever directed--about 40 people altogether after the extras showed up. About 20 of them were film students from UNO willing to work on the crew for experience, exposure and, if the movie sells, class credit. On the downside, well, the heat

    Monday, June 27, 2016

  • The Gift of the Globe: UNO’s International Programs Changed Carl Wagner’s Life; Now His Donation Helps Others Experience the Same

    Gift of the Globe: UNO's International Programs Changed Carl Wagner's Life; Now His Donation Helps Others Experience the Same

    At age 70, Carl Wagner has traveled so extensively, it's easier for him to tick off the countries he's not visited than to list the ones he has. Now, the University of New Orleans alum and former director of international education at UNO is giving back, eager to help more UNO students experience the life-changing power of traveling abroad. Wagner and his wife, Cathy, have pledged $50,000 to UNO to be used as scholarships for students who want to participate in the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria, but who otherwise can't afford it.

    Monday, June 27, 2016

  • Latest Edition of University of New Orleans Magazine Packed With Fun Reads and News of Accomplishments

    Latest Edition of University of New Orleans Magazine Packed With Fun Reads and News of Accomplishments

    Keep pace with new University of New Orleans President John Nicklow. Groove to funkified tunes with alumna Melissa Weber, aka DJ Soul Sister. Find fear in a horror flick collaboration between UNO film students and alumnus Paul Catalanotto. The Spring 2016 edition of University of New Orleans Magazine is out and features these and other stories of accomplishment by UNO's pride: faculty, staff, students and alumni.

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

  • UNO Freshmen Orientation Sessions Provide Valuable Answers and Experiences for Incoming Students

    UNO Freshmen Orientation Sessions Provide Valuable Answers and Experiences for Incoming Students

    How do I register for classes? Where will I live? What will my major be? Am I really ready for college-level coursework? More than 500 incoming University of New Orleans freshmen have visited the Lakefront campus in recent weeks, carrying these and other questions with them. Over two, two-day sessions--June 8-9 and June 14-15--UNO faculty, staff and students have sought to answer many of these daunting questions and provide a meaningful glimpse into what the next few years might look like.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

  • UNO Teacher Prep Programs Meet Rigorous Standards, Accrediting Body Finds

    UNO Teacher Prep Programs Meet Rigorous Standards, Accrediting Body Finds

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

    Monday, June 20, 2016

  • University of New Orleans Generated $470 Million Economic Impact for Metro Area in 2014-15

    University of New Orleans Generated $470 Million Economic Impact for Metro Area in 2014-15

    The University of New Orleans generated a total economic impact of $470.5 million for the metropolitan New Orleans area in the 2014-15 fiscal year, according to an analysis conducted by the University's Division of Business and Economic Research. The impact is comprised of $285.3 million in direct expenditures and $185.2 million in secondary expenditures. The total figure encompasses total spending, total income, total employment, and total state and local tax revenues.

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

  • UNO Wins Grant to Establish Digital Animation Studio

    UNO Wins Grant to Establish Digital Animation Studio

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

    Thursday, June 2, 2016