UNO News

    Starry Success: Space Day 2014 at the University of New Orleans

    The University of New Orleans welcomed approximately 150 students from New Orleans area schools to campus on Thursday, to participate in Space Day 2014. The inaugural event was designed to introduce youngsters to the joys and challenges - and especially the important - of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    UNO Fossil Hunter Achieves Immortality ...Through Ancient Starfish Named in His Honor

    An ancient species of starfish has been named after University of New Orleans paleontologist Kraig Derstler. Derstler, an associate professor of earth and environmental sciences and an expert in invertebrate fossils, has spent decades digging up the past. Now his name will live long into the future through Swataria derstleri, an early starfish that is approximately 450 million years old--older than dinosaurs, the Gulf of Mexico or even the Atlantic Ocean.

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Nine University of New Orleans Alumnae Named Among CityBusiness 2014 Women of the Year

    Nine University of New Orleans alumnae are among the New Orleans CityBusiness 2014 Women of the Year.

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    Leading Archeologist Visits UNO, Speaks about Poverty Point, a New World Heritage Site in Louisiana

    Ancient monumental earthworks created about three thousand years ago by Native Americans living along Bayou Macon in Northeast Louisiana, a place now called Poverty Point, recently gained status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next week, a leading anthropologist visits the University of New Orleans to tell us about it.

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    Join Us for Geography Awareness Week at UNO

    The University of New Orleans this week celebrates Geography Awareness Week, a national effort spearheaded by the National Geographic Society. National Geographic created Geography Awareness Week to raise awareness in American education and excite people about geography as both a discipline and as a part of everyday life.

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    UNO St. Claude Gallery Shines in Prospect 3.0

    Reviewers are raving about a current exhibition now on display at the University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery. "Shrine," a collaborative project that includes a film created by The Propeller Group and a sculpture by artist Christopher Myers, has been getting excellent reviews by word-of-mouth and in print.

    Monday, November 10, 2014

    Prize-winning poet Mong-Lan Visits University of New Orleans

    Poet, visual artist and dancer Mong-Lan was born in Saigon and left Vietnam with her family on the last day of the evacuation of the city in 1975. She was five years old. Today she is an internationally known poet who visits next week at the invitation of the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop.

    Monday, November 10, 2014

    UNO College of Education and Human Development Inducts Alumni Into Hall of Fame

    As part of Inaugural Alumni Week, the College of Education and Human Development hosted a special ceremony recognizing four graduates, students and a faculty member for outstanding work in their fields.

    Friday, November 7, 2014

    UNO, Boeing, NASA, NCAM, Jacobs Tech Partner to Host Space Day

    Stomp rockets, structural towers, stocking of a spaceship ... even an astronaut is expected! Students from six area middle schools will visit the University of New Orleans this month for Space Day, a fun-filled day designed to raise interest in the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    Friday, November 7, 2014

    UNO Center Austria Lectures Spotlight World War II, Current Ukrainian Crisis

    The University of New Orleans Center Austria hosts two lectures next week -- one is focused on the history of the Ottoman Empire and World War II and the other spotlights U.S.-Russian relations in the context of the Ukrainian Crisis.

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    University of New Orleans Celebrates 40 Years of Study in Innsbruck with New Summer School Scholarships

    As part of an upcoming anniversary celebration, the University of New Orleans is offering several new scholarships for students planning to study abroad in Innsbruck this summer.

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    University of New Orleans Announces 2015 Musical Excursion Schedule

    The University of New Orleans announced that the 2015 Musical Excursions series will feature pianist Sean Chen on Feb. 3; the Quink Vocal Ensemble on Feb. 24; and the VIDA Guitar Quartet on March 24. The award-winning concert series has presented first-class classical and world music since 1993. The concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the UNO Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Artist Lala Rascic Unveils Video Installation at the UNO Fine Arts Gallery

    This week at the UNO Fine Arts Gallery on campus, artist Lala Rascic unveils a video installation based on Jean-Paul Sartre's existential play "The Flies.

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Carville to Serve as UNO's Fall Commencement Speaker

    Political strategist and commentator James Carville will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' fall 2014 commencement, which will be held Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. at the Lakefront Arena.

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    UNO Master of Business Administration Students Present Research at National Marketing Conference

    UNO Master of Business Administration students will present research at the Society for Marketing Advances Conference, a national marketing research conference which brings together marketing academics and professionals from throughout the United States and abroad.

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    UNO Philosophy Professor Scores Big in Questia's Most Valuable Professor Competition

    From professional athletes across baseball, football and basketball, to infamous reality TV pick-up crews, the MVP moniker has long been associated with those who are at the top of their game. Now, a University of New Orleans faculty member has been named by students as one of three Most Valuable Professors across the nation.

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    French Consul General Visits University of New Orleans

    Gregor Trumel, the newly appointed French Consul General to New Orleans met Thursday with President Peter J. Fos to discuss possible educational and business cooperation between the University of New Orleans and the French Consulate. Trumel was accompanied by Raymond Hinz, who is the consulate's representative for university relations.

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    UNO Survey Research Center Poll Gauges Statewide Voter Sentiments on Senate Election

    As Louisiana's closely-watched U.S. Senate race enters its final days, a new statewide survey from the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center offers insight into voter attitudes. The telephone poll of 590 registered voters was conducted from October 11-24.

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Theatre UNO Presents Hamlet

    Theatre UNO is pleased to present a new production of Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by visiting artist Jim Winter of Southeastern Louisiana University.

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    UNO Division of International Education Hosts 8th International Photo Contest

    The University of New Orleans Division of International Education hosts the 8th Annual International Photo Contest, in which a group of award-winning photographers will judge the best picture depicting the international experience of a UNO student. Submissions will be accepted through Sunday, Nov. 2.

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Poet and UNO MFA Alumna Gina Ferrara

    Poet and UNO MFA alumna Gina Ferrar comes to campus next week to read from her new collection, Carville: Amid Moss and Resurrection Fern.

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    UNO Expected to Get $1.8 Million through WISE Fund

    The University of New Orleans is expected to receive approximately $1.8 million in state money to enhance its programs in engineering, computer science and accounting. The funds are available through the $40 million Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) Fund, which was proposed by state higher education leaders, supported by Gov. Bobby Jindal and passed by the state legislature earlier this year.

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    UNO Jazz All-Stars Celebrate Birthday of Harold Battiste

    The UNO Jazz All-Stars paid a lunchtime visit to Vista Shores Assisted Living Community on Bayou St. John Tuesday to play an hour-long concert for the residents. In the house was acclaimed jazz composer and musician Harold Battiste, who celebrated his 83rd birthday and provided musical inspiration.

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Global and Transatlantic Trade Policy: University of New Orleans Center Austria Hosts Talk by Leading Economics Professor

    The University of New Orleans Center Austria, together with the Department of Economics and Finance, the World Trade Center New Orleans and the World Affairs Council of New Orleans, hosts a lecture next week by a leading economics professor from Germany. The lecture, a talk by Professor Wilhelm Kohler of the University of Tübingen and Harvard University, will focus on recent developments in global and transatlantic trade policy. The talk starts at 12:30 p.m. on Monday in Kirschman Hall.

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    UNO to Name University Center Ballroom after State Sen. Ted Hickey

    The University of New Orleans will name its University Center ballroom after State Sen. Theodore "Ted" M. Hickey, a champion of the institution who played an instrumental role in establishing UNO as well as changing its name. The request was approved by the University of Louisiana System Board on Oct. 24.

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    UNO Anthropology Department Hosts Talk by Cuban Artist, Former Refugee

    The University of New Orleans this week hosts a talk by a Cuban refugee held at Guantanamo during the mid-1990s. Aurora De Armendi is now an artist in New York City.

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Society of Human Resource Management Announces Human Resources Internship Program through the University of New Orleans

    The New Orleans branch of the Society of Human Resources Management this month unveils a new Human Resources Internship Program through the University of New Orleans. The internship program will begin with the upcoming Spring 2015 semester and is being offered to all junior and senior level students with concentrations in Human Resources and or students who are interested in pursuing HR as a career.

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    UNO to Award Honorary Doctorate to Robert Merrick at Fall Commencement

    The University of New Orleans will award real estate executive and philanthropist Robert Merrick with an honorary doctorate at its fall commencement on Dec. 18 at the Lakefront Arena. Merrick is the chairman and CEO of Latter & Blum, Inc., a New Orleans-based company that is the largest full-service real estate brokerage in the Gulf South.

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    UNO Launches Online Master's Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management

    The University of New Orleans has launched a new fully online executive master's degree program in hospitality and tourism management. Classes begin in the spring 2015 semester and students can enroll now.

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    The University of New Orleans Gears Up for Inaugural UNO Alumni Week

    The University of New Orleans gears up for Alumni Week with a host of special events.

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Student Awarded UNO Scholarship for Women in Computer Science

    University of New Orleans undergraduate student Julie Green is the recipient of the 2014-15 UNO Scholarship for Women in Computer Science. Green, a native of Portland, Ore., is a junior majoring in computer science.

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    University of New Orleans Lambda Chi Alpha Chapter Celebrates 50 Years

    The University of New Orleans Lambda Alpha Chi Chapter celebrates 50 years on campus. Homer L. Hitt, the University's first chancellor, was brother in the national fraternity.

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    UNO Midlo Center and the Historic New Orleans Collection Host Free Lecture on Economics of Domestic Slave Trade

    The Ethel & Herman L. Midlo Center in New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans partners this week the Historic New Orleans Collection to host a free lecture on the economics of the domestic slave trade.

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    IBM Hosts Networking Event at UNO

    IBM hosts a networking event next week at the University of New Orleans. Recruiters are seeking young professionals with strong finance, accounting and computer science-related degrees or backgrounds.

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    UNO Music Students Showcase Their Skills for National Association of Schools of Music

    UNO Music students present a special showcase concert Monday afternoon for visitors from the National Association of Schools of Music. The entire campus community is invited.

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Marketing Week 3.0 Will Bring Seventeen Speakers to UNO Campus

    Regional marketing and advertising leaders visit the University of New Orleans next week for Marketing Week, a 5-day event that provides students a chance to learn more about the fields of marketing and advertising.

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    UNO Search Committee Narrows Large Pool of Applicants to Four Candidates for Provost

    A special committee at the University of New Orleans has narrowed a large pool of applicants to four finalists hoping to be selected as UNO's next Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    UNO St. Claude Gallery Gears Up for Prospect.3: Notes for Now

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery is gearing up to host work by artist Christopher Myers and the Propeller Group Prospect.3: Notes for Now. Known as P.3, Prospect 3.0 is an international contemporary art biennial now in its third iteration. This year's show will feature the work of 58 artists selected by artistic director Franklin Sirmans in 18 venues located throughout New Orleans.

    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    UNO Signs Agreement with University of Malta to Establish Dual Degree Program in Counseling

    The University of New Orleans has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Malta to establish a dual degree program in counseling.

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Greater New Orleans Writing Project and Scholastic Launch Write@UNO Workshops

    The Scholastic Writing Awards of Southeast Louisiana in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Writing Project is pleased to announce the start of the 2015 Scholastic Writing Awards season. The Scholastic Writing Awards, now in its 91st year, is the longest-running writing awards program in the country. Submission is open to all students grades 7-12.

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Theatre UNO Receives Early Recognition for Performances of "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo"

    Opening performances of a Tony Award-winning play won early recognition last weekend for Theatre UNO, the University of New Orleans' award-winning theater troupe. Cast and crew received the high honors for their performance of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," written by Rajiv Joseph. The play runs again this weekend and is open to the public.

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Thomas and Constance Kitchen Donate $60,000 to Endow First Generation Scholarship

    University of New Orleans alumni Thomas and Constance Kitchen have donated $60,000 to help endow a first generation scholarship at UNO.

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    UNO Alumna Named High School Teacher of The Year

    An alumna of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Development has been named High School Teacher of the Year by the Orleans Parish School Board.

    Friday, October 3, 2014

    Louisiana Poet Laureate, Leading Poet Read Next Week At UNO

    Louisiana Poet Laureate Ava Leavell Haymon and poet Chanel Clarke visit the University of New Orleans next week for a public reading of their work.

    Friday, October 3, 2014

    The Crescent City Takes Back the Night: UNO Joins March to Stop Sexual Violence

    Students from around the city will march this month in an effort to raise awareness of and prevent sexual violence. UNO students and supporters will walk as a unified group, wearing UNO T-Shirts, or T-shirts representing a UNO student organization, in the March on Violence. The UNO Jazz All-Stars will kick off the three-day event with a two-hour concert at the UNO amphitheater.

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    Jazz @ the Sandbar Kicks Off the Fall Season with A Performance by Ellis Marsalis

    In keeping with tradition, renowned jazz pianist and professor emeritus Ellis Marsalis returns to the University of New Orleans this week to launch the fall season of Jazz @ the Sandbar. The fall season runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sandbar at The Cove on Founders Road. Admission is $5. Concerts are open to the public.

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Sheriff Newell Normand Named 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

    Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell D. Normand has been named the University of New Orleans 2014 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He will be presented with the award at a reception on November 6 in the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain in New Orleans City Park. Normand received a bachelor's degree in business administration from UNO in 1988.

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Theatre UNO Presents a Season to Challenge the Mind

    The University of New Orleans Theatre Department announces its 2014-2015 season.

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Election Time: UNO Political Scientist Helps Informs Voter in WYES Criminal Justice Series

    University of New Orleans political scientist Ed Chervenak helps inform Orleans Parish voters in a criminal justice series that airs next week on WYES-TV. The half-hour program, entitled "Reshaping a Greater New Orleans: Criminal Justice - Elections 2014, presents voters with information to help them make decisions in the three ongoing political races for seats at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    The University of New Orleans Ogden Museum of Southern Art Honors the Traditions of Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead

    The University of New Orleans Ogden Museum of Southern Art honors the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead with a special new exhibit that includes an altar created by local artist Cynthia Ramirez in honor of the late artist George Dureau, as well as a series of educational programs open to the public.

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    UNO Chemist Gets $276,000 Grant to Study Next Generation Polymers

    University of New Orleans chemistry professor Steven Rick has received a $276,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new smart polymers, which are materials that can respond to changes in the environment.

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    UNO Transportation Institute to Study Alternative Fuels for Capital Area Transit System

    The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) has commissioned a study by the Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute to study alternative fuels. CATS is the regional transit authority of the Baton Rouge metropolitan region.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    University of New Orleans Receives $210,000 Navy Grant to Improve Warship Design

    The University of New Orleans has received a $210,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Navy's Office of Naval Research to test information gathering and analysis techniques that will improve early-stage warship design.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Oil Exploration Company Gives UNO Seismic Data License Worth $640,000

    Multinational oil exploration company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has donated a three-dimensional seismic data license worth $640,000 to the University of New Orleans.

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    UNO and Delgado Sign Agreement in American Sign Language Studies

    Leaders from the University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College announced the signing of a 2+2 articulation agreement, paving the way for Delgado graduates who have completed an Associate of Arts degree in American Sign Language Studies to easily transfer their credits to UNO in order to pursue a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Award-winning Authors Aim to Please at MegaRead Planned by the UNO Creative Writing Workshop

    Four award-winning authors come to campus this month to share their work and thoughts at a "Mega-Read" event hosted by the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop.

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    University of New Orleans Study Finds Children's Katrina Memories Faded After Hurricane Gustav

    A new study authored by a University of New Orleans psychologist finds that schoolchildren's memories of Hurricane Katrina faded after they lived through Hurricane Gustav.

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    New University of New Orleans Study Tracks Decline in U.S. Community Banking

    The number of community banks in the United States has decreased by 50 percent in the last 20 years, shrinking at a much greater rate than non-community banks, according to a new study of the community banking industry from the University of New Orleans.

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    UNO Professor Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Train Early Intervention Educators

    University of New Orleans special education professor Linda Flynn-Wilson has received a 5-year $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train educators to work with young children with disabilities. Flynn-Wilson, a professor of special education and habilitative services, will prepare educational personnel to be fully credentialed to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities and their families.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    UNO Makes U.S. News & World Report's 'Least Debt' List for Fourth Year in a Row

    For the fourth 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 ranks second among national universities in percentage of graduates with debt.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    UNO Film Students Visit Nims Center Studios

    University of New Orleans students aiming to become filmmakers have a chance to visit behind the scenes at a leading film studio in Hollywood South. The University of New Orleans Nims Center Studios has been home to films ranging from Runaway Jury to Dallas Buyers Club and tomorrow UNO film students will see the set of NCIS - New Orleans.

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    UNO St. Claude Gallery to Show 14th Annual Center Austria Artist Exchange Exhibit

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery is hosting a two-person exhibit for the 14th Annual Center Austria Artist Exchange, titled "environmental scanning."

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    UNO-CHART Continues to Prepare Louisiana Residents for Storms with Risk Literacy Programs

    Federal funding continues to help the University of New Orleans Center for Hazard Assessment, Response and Technology to prepare Louisiana residents for storms. UNO-CHART has recently completed the second edition of a risk literacy curriculum for residents in low-lying parishes. The curriculum, "Preparing for Storms in Louisiana, 2nd Edition," has multiple parts, including a student manual, facilitator's guide, take home guide and flashcards.

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    Latter & Blum Donates $100,000 to UNO

    New Orleans-based real estate company Latter & Blum, Inc. has donated $100,000 to the University of New Orleans. Half of the gift will be used to support the University's newly created graduate certificate programs in coastal sciences and coastal engineering; the other half will go to scholarships.

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    Screenwriting Student Receives Joseph Patrick Uddo Scholarship

    A University of New Orleans graduate student received a boost to his moviemaking plans when he received the University's third Joseph Patrick Uddo Scholarship last week.

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    UNO to Offer New Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Management

    The University of New Orleans announced that it will offer a Bachelor's of Science in Health Care Management in the College of Business Administration. The new academic program was approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents on Wednesday. UNO already offers a master's degree in health care management.

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    UNO Welcomes Students From Doshisha University

    For the next two weeks, the University of New Orleans Division of International Education Intensive Language Program (IELP) will host 26 students and one faculty member from the Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan through a special program named UNO-Doshisha Open Doors.

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    UNO Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Launches Services for Commuter Students

    Thanks to a new ride-sharing program, commuter students at the University of New Orleans will have increased opportunities to attend events, join clubs and be part of student life on campus.

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    UNO Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Receives National Recognition for Philanthropy

    The University of New Orleans chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity received national recognition this month for its philanthropy work feeding the hungry.

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    UNO and GNO, Inc. Announce New Coastal Engineering and Science Certificates

    The University of New Orleans (UNO) and Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) announced the establishment of a Graduate Certificate in Coastal Engineering and a Graduate Certificate in Coastal Sciences. Both certificates were approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents today.

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    UNO Office of Enrollment Services Presents First-Year Advocate Award

    This year at fall convocation, for the first time ever, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and the UNO Office of First Year Experience honored faculty and staff who have greatly contributed to the lives of first-year students.

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Convocation 2014: University of New Orleans Presents Highest Honors to Faculty and Staff

    The University of New Orleans presented highest honors at fall convocation to University faculty and staff members chosen by their peers as leaders who rise above the call of duty to ensure both University and department success.

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    New Students at UNO Adopt the Privateer Promise

    New students at the University of New Orleans are adopting a credo: The Privateer Promise.

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    International Students at UNO Enjoy Special Welcome

    On Friday at "The Galley," a popular dining hall at the University of New Orleans, three students marveled over lunch that they had to travel all the way to New Orleans to meet one another, although they come from the same town in Northern India. Fresh off a campus tour, the three men from the town of Hyderabad said that they are already planning cricket matches and serving up curry from their new apartment building in Gentilly. At the same time, they are looking forward to trying New Orleans cuisine and hearing jazz on Frenchmen Street, they said.

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    UNO Receives $300,000 NSF Grant to Train Students in Cybersecurity

    Vassil Roussev, a University of New Orleans computer science professor, has received a 2-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to offer students cutting-edge training in the field of cybersecurity.

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    President Fos Outlines UNO 2020, the University's Strategic Plan for 2015-20

    University of New Orleans Peter J. Fos outlined UNO 2020, the University's Strategic Plan for 2015-20 during a presentation at the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation in the University Center. According to Fos, the plan offers a blueprint for the University to reach its aspiration--to be broadly recognized as one of the preeminent urban research institutions in the nation.

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Move-In Day Brings New Students to UNO Campus

    More than 300 fall freshmen, new transfer students and scholarship students who will be living on campus arrived today at the University of New Orleans for "Move-In Madness," an annual welcome to the academic year.

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    UNO VASA Wins Regional Award

    The University of New Orleans Vietnamese American Student Association raised its profile this summer with a regional award. The 50-member student organization travelled to a national conference of similar groups - and learned that their fundraising efforts to raise awareness of human sex trafficking in Southeast Asia secured top place in the Gulf Coast region.

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    UNO Chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma Returns to Campus

    A new fraternity chapter joins the University of New Orleans campus this year and national leadership is seeking a few good men to serve as founding fathers.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    UNO Greeks Get Ready for Fall Rush

    At the University of New Orleans, Greeks are getting ready for fall rush.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    University of New Orleans Arts Departments Head to Sixth Annual Culture Collision

    Artists, musicians and administrators from the University of New Orleans are headed this month to the city's Sixth Annual Culture Collision, with plans to showcase the arts, theater and music programs and resources the University has to offer.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    UNO Gets $400K National Science Foundation Grant to Fight Cybercrime

    The University of New Orleans has received a 3-year $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop tools to fight cybercrime in large computing environments. Researchers at UNO will work in cooperation with researchers at Purdue University on the project. The goal of the research is to understand the strategy and detailed steps of a cyber-attack, collect evidence for possible legal proceedings and reveal hidden impacts of an attack to minimize loss and to prevent against similar attacks.

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    Postcards from Abroad: Students Enjoy Art, Culture, History in Prague Summer Seminars

    Museums, theaters, cinemas, cobblestone streets: the historic city of Prague is a perfect place to study history, literature, art, photography and architecture. The historical capital of Bohemia has been a political, cultural, and economic center of central Europe for more than 1,000 years. And for nearly 20 years, University of New Orleans students have studied abroad there, taking courses at Prague's prestigious Charles University.

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    UNO Transportation Institute Gets $150K Grant to Research Port Security

    The Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute has received a 2-year $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to research better ways to secure the nation's port facilities.

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    UNO Education Dean Receives National Geographic Society Award

    Darrell Kruger, dean of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development, received the Certificate of Appreciation Award from the National Geographic Society. Kruger is a geographer and anthropologist.

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    UNO Athletics Plans Fourth Annual Privateers Twilight Tennis Gala

    UNO Athletics Plans Fourth Annual Privateers Twilight Tennis Gala Tennis at Twilight: University of New Orleans Head Tennis Coach Burzis Kanga is busily planning his fourth annual fundraiser, with plans of raising $50,000 for New Orleans Athletics and Privateers Tennis. Three hundred guests are expected to attend the semi-formal event at Chateau Golf and Country Club in Kenner. The fun will be hosted by special guests, John Walton and Steve Johnson from the Walton and Johnson radio show and will run from 8-11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    UNO Named One of Nation's Best in Undergraduate Education by Princeton Review

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 379 Colleges."

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Calling All Engineers: UNO Gears Up for Second Annual Engineering Forum

    University of New Orleans engineers are now preparing for the University's second annual Engineering Forum, held in tandem next month with the 5th Southeast Symposium for Contemporary Engineering Topics.

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    Alumni Bring Leadership, Fun to Privateer Camp at UNO

    Fifty incoming freshmen at the University of New Orleans participated this year in Privateer Camp, a three-day overnight retreat where they prepared to be student leaders. The annual leadership camp is an opportunity for the new students to forge friendships, learn about traditions and build leadership and student success skills before heading to campus in the fall.

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    UNO Materials Scientist Gets Grant to Help Develop New Solar Device at National Lab

    A University of New Orleans materials scientist has received a $10,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to help develop a new solar device at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo.

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    UNO Hosts 2014 AMRI/Chemistry Summer Outreach Research Program

    On Friday, more than three dozen undergraduate and high school students from around the region delivered poster presentations at the University of New Orleans, where they spent the summer participating in advanced materials research.

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    UNO Mathematics Department Hosts 2014 IABA Foundation Actuarial Boot Camp

    Next week, the University of New Orleans Department of Mathematics will host on campus an "Actuarial Boot Camp" organized by the International Association of Black Actuaries Foundation (IABA Foundation).

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    UNO St. Claude Gallery to host two concurrent exhibitions

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery will host two concurrent exhibitions on the continually pertinent subject of figuration and narrative in painting, said gallery director Kathy Rodriguez.

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Viva Roma! UNO Students Study Abroad in Italy

    Twenty-two students from the University of New Orleans and other universities are studying in Rome this summer as part of an annual summer study abroad program hosted by the UNO International Division of Education.

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    The Hills Are Alive! UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School Convenes 39th Summer Session

    For nearly 40 years, students at the University of New Orleans have spent their summers studying abroad in the hills of Innsbruck, Austria. The 500-year-old capital of the Austrian Alps calls has been home to 39 summer sessions and became a sister city to New Orleans in 1995, in an agreement forged following the longstanding and vibrant partnership between the University of Innsbruck and UNO.

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    UNO Chemist Gets $405,000 NSF Grant to Continue Cultivating Microscopic 'Peas in a Pod'

    A University of New Orleans chemistry professor has been awarded a 3-year $405,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support his research of fabricating microscopic structures that mimic peas in a pod.

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Former Louisiana Gov. Charles "Buddy" Roemer to Speak At UNO

    Money and politics don't always mix -- but a talk on the issue by a former Louisiana governor is expected to be a crowdpleaser on the University of New Orleans campus.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    University of New Orleans Professor Releases New Book on the History and Politics of Labor in New Orleans

    For centuries, writers have been drawn to New Orleans, essaying to capture the sounds, sights, mores, landscape, politics and culture of the Crescent City. Yet few have written about work in the 300-year-old city and now a University of New Orleans professor and his colleague have released a book on the topic.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    UNO's Planning and Urban Studies Department Completes Mapping and Analysis of Tremé

    Ninety-seven percent of the buildings in the historic Tremé neighborhood are rated either good or fair, according to a comprehensive mapping and analysis project completed by the University of New Orleans Department of Planning and Urban Studies. Out of 670 total buildings rated in the survey, 525 were deemed to be in good condition, while 124 were rated fair and 21 (3 percent) were rated poor.

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Alumni Spotlight: Ann Tuennerman, Founder and CEO of Tales of the Cocktail

    Tales of the Cocktail is an annual cocktail convention held in New Orleans French Quarter. The five-day festival, which included four days of seminars, parades and parties, brings thousands of visitors and nearly $15 million in economic impact each year to the city. Behind it all is Ann Tuennerman, a University of New Orleans alumna and local marketing guru who continually gives back to the UNO community.

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    NSA Announces UNO As Cyber Operations Center of Academic Excellence

    The National Security Agency announced this week that five new schools have been selected for the NSA's National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program. The University of New Orleans, which has boasted an elite cyber operations program for nearly a dozen years, joins the nation's finest in receiving this top honor.

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Valedictorians Join UNO Class of 2018

    Seven valedictorians from the greater New Orleans area will be attending the University of New Orleans this fall as members of the class of 2018.

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    UNO St. Claude Gallery Exhibits "Wet"

    Recent graduates of the University of New Orleans, together with UNO students, have formed a new collective and are showcasing their work this summer at the University's St. Claude Gallery.

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    UNO Sorority Chapter Sees National Spotlight as UNO Student Wins Top Award

    A University of New Orleans sorority chapter saw the spotlight last week as one of its members, to her surprise, received one of the national organization's top honors.

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    A University of New Orleans Alumna Is Named Principal of the Year

    Two University of New Orleans alumni brought home top awards in education last week, bringing home titles for Principal of the Year and Middle School Teacher of the Year.

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    UNO Artists Participate in Mark of the Feminine

    Eight students, alumni and faculty at the University of New Orleans are participating this month in an exhibition at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center. The exhibition, called "Mark of the Feminine," is the first in a series of exhibitions to be produced by the CAC focusing on the community of artists working in New Orleans.

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    UNO Campuses Become Tobacco-Free on Aug. 1

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that UNO's campuses will become tobacco-free effective Aug. 1. UNO is complying with a state law that requires all public colleges and universities to develop and implement smoke-free policies on their campuses by Aug. 1.

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Honor Society Grant Will Help UNO-CHART Risk Literacy Project

    The honor society Phi Kappa Phi announced that former University of New Orleans graduate research assistant Race Hodges is the recipient of a 2014 Literacy Grant, which will allow UNO's Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) to expand its risk literacy project.

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    University of New Orleans Hosts Fourth Annual Shell Energy Camp

    Twenty high schoolers interested in studying science, mathematics, engineering and technology joined a special camp in early June hosted by Shell Oil and the University of New Orleans. Now in its fourth year, the annual summer energy camp for minority STEM students is designed to expose area high schoolers to STEM concepts, as well as resources and opportunities within the oil, gas and energy industries.

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Alumni Spotlight: New Orleans Artist and Two-Time UNO Alumnus Dan Tague

    New Orleans artist and two-time University of New Orleans alumnus Dan Tague recently won a national fine arts contest and added the top honor to a growing list of achievements.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    Director of UNO Merritt C. Becker Jr. Transportation Institute Speaks with U.S. Transportation Secretary at Gallier Hall

    The director of the University of New Orleans Merritt C. Becker Jr. Transportation Institute heads downtown on Wednesday to speak with local and federal leaders.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    University of New Orleans Introduces Privateer Advising Days

    A new program on the University of New Orleans Lakefront campus is designed to allow incoming freshmen a chance to become familiar with campus and get a head start enrolling in classes, even before attending New Student Orientation.

    Monday, June 30, 2014

    Director of the UNO Creative Writing Workshop Creates National Buzz with New Book Due Out in 2015

    A debut novel from a UNO faculty member won't hit shelves until 2015, but it's already generating national attention. M.O. Walsh, the director of the Creative Writing Workshop at UNO, had his first novel accepted for publication in July 2013 by Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam. Einhorn (the editor of bestsellers like The Help and The Widow of the South) acquired the world rights for Walsh's book in a pre-empt deal as soon as she read it, not allowing the book to ever go to auction.

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    University of New Orleans Gears Up for Satchmo Summerfest

    For more than a dozen years, the University of New Orleans Ethel and Herman Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies has co-sponsored educational seminars at the city's acclaimed annual "Satchmo SummerFest," and this year, like every year, the program just gets better.

    Monday, June 23, 2014

    Fun on Campus: Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Releases Results

    Campus life gets more exciting at the University of New Orleans, where the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership released results on Friday that show student fun and leadership activities have reached an all-time high.

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    Governor Jindal Signs Legislation to Create New Workforce Incentive Fund

    Leaders from higher education systems across Louisiana joined Governor Bobby Jindal on Thursday to sign new legislation that will create a new higher education workforce incentive initiative and increase higher education funding by dedicating $40 million to better prepare Louisiana students to compete in the new global economy.

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    Common Read Program at UNO Continues

    Summer reading for incoming freshmen at the University of New Orleans brings a dose of inspiration and a chance to hone personal, career and academic aims while improving writing and presentation skills.

    Monday, June 16, 2014

    American Idol Returns to UNO Lakefront Arena

    Now in its fourteenth season, American Idol begins a nationwide search this month for the best undiscovered talent in the country. A top stop will be New Orleans, where auditions will take place next week at Lakefront Arena on the University of New Orleans' Lakefront campus.

    Monday, June 16, 2014

    UNO Announces Plan for Academic Revitalization and Restructuring

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced a plan and process to revitalize and restructure the University's academic programs.

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    First-Generation Mentoring Program at UNO Gains Momentum

    Student Success Counselor Nick Fuselier is recruiting new students to participate in the First-Generation Mentoring Program designed for students who are the first in their families to attend college.

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    University of New Orleans Welcomes Fall Freshmen through "NSO at UNO"

    Nearly 250 fall freshmen arrived at the University of New Orleans today to participate in New Student Orientation. The two-day overnight program runs several times each summer and is designed to introduce new students to campus and help them acclimate before school starts in August.

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Greek Life at the University of New Orleans Expands with New Fraternity

    Greek Life at the University of New Orleans is expanding with the addition of another fraternity.

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    UNO Designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by NSA

    The University of New Orleans has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency for a period of five years. UNO is the first university in Louisiana to achieve the designation.

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    UNO Awarded $200,000 Grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

    The University of New Orleans has been awarded an 18-month $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to improve a device used aboard shrimp boats intended to protect sea turtles.

    Monday, June 9, 2014

    Publishers Weekly Touts University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop in Inaugural Survey of Creative Writing Programs in the U.S.

    Publishers Weekly, America's largest trade magazine for publishers and writers, glowingly mentions the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop this month in its inaugural "Survey of Creative Writing Programs in the U.S."

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    UNO and Loyola University Host Juried Joint Exhibition of Works by Metro Area Fine Arts Students

    Fine arts students at the University of New Orleans and Loyola University of New Orleans collaborate this month to host a juried student exhibition of works by fine arts students in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area.

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    New Orleans Jazz Institute Announces The Irvin Mayfield School of Music at UNO

    The New Orleans Jazz Institute located at the University of New Orleans celebrates 20 years of Project Prodigy Summer Music Camp by announcing The Irvin Mayfield School of Music that will be held on the campus of UNO.

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    UNO Professor of Professional Practice Irvin Mayfield Jr. Receives The Gordon Parks Foundation Award

    Grammy-winning trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, Jr. joins designer Vera Wang, artist Lorna Simpson and filmmaker Ed Zwick tonight in receiving the Gordon Parks Foundation Award in New York City. Mayfield is both a professor of professional practice in the University of New Orleans Music Department and an alumnus of the University.

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    UNO President Peter Fos Named to Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos has been appointed to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Charles Johnson. Fos' appointment will last two years.

    Friday, May 30, 2014

    UNO Receives $1.5 Million Grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 5-year $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The grant is aimed at helping research universities improve persistence of students studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and reinvigorating introductory science courses.

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    UNO Gets $98,000 Grant to Create Materials Science Lab

    The University of New Orleans has received a 1-year $98,832 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to create a state-of-the-art materials science laboratory. The lab will give UNO students hands-on experience with energy and electronic materials in a new course that will be unique to New Orleans and one of the few of its kind in the nation.

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    GiveNOLA Day Brings a Little Something Extra for UNO

    The University of New Orleans participated in a community-wide giving campaign in May that brought extra funds to its development fund.

    Monday, May 26, 2014

    UNO Alumni Named Finalists for 2015 Principal of the Year, Teacher of the Year

    The Louisiana Department of Education has recognized a handful of University of New Orleans alumni as finalists for two top education awards: Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year.

    Monday, May 26, 2014

    UNO and Laitram Announce Year-Round Internship Program for Engineering Students

    The University of New Orleans announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Laitram, L.L.C. that will offer a year-round internship program for students in UNO's College of Engineering. Eligible UNO students will fill internships at one of Laitram's four operating divisions: Intralox, L.L.C.; Laitram Machinery, Inc.; Lapeyre Stair, Inc.; and Laitram Machine Shop, L.L.C.

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    New Leadership Joins Driftwood

    New leadership joins Driftwood, the student-run weekly at the University of New Orleans, with plans to transform the look, feel and content of the newspaper.

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    Soledad O'Brien Speaks at Spring Commencement 2014

    Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien served as the principal speaker and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at the University of New Orleans' spring commencement 2014. She delivered an uplifting speech that drew largely on her own upbringing and feats as a journalist.

    Monday, May 19, 2014

    UNO Gets $100,000 Gift from Louisiana Contractors' Education Trust Fund

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a $100,000 donation from the Louisiana Contractors' Education Trust Fund, which will be used to support students in the College of Engineering.

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

    UNO Doctoral Student Receives Two Awards at International Conference on Oil Spills

    A doctoral student in the University of New Orleans chemistry department recently received two awards from an international conference designed to help communities better prepare for and respond to oil spills.

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    UNO Researcher Finds Tackling Test Anxiety May Help Prevent More Severe Problems

    Showing students how to cope with test anxiety might also help them to handle their built-up fretfulness about other issues, according to a new study by a University of New Orleans researcher.

    Monday, May 12, 2014

    Cameras Roll at UNO Film Festival

    What are you doing this weekend? The University of New Orleans Film Festival is showing nearly 70 short films developed, directed and produced by UNO students, alumni and friends from universities across the country.

    Friday, May 9, 2014

    UNO-CHART'S Community Rating System Works To Increase Resilience and Lower Flood Insurance Premiums

    A community rating system developed by the University of New Orleans' Center for Hazards Assessment, Response, and Technology (UNO-CHART) saved certain Louisiana residents more than $32 million on flood insurance premiums in 2013.

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    Virgin Islands Teenager Visits UNO NAME School through the Make-A-Wish Foundation®

    A teenager from the Virgin Islands who loves cruise ships and dreams of becoming a ship designer last month visited the University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    Ready to Mambo? Join Us at UNO on Saturday

    Twenty-nine boiling teams, five live bands and thousands of pounds of crawfish: That's the plan for Saturday, when the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association hosts the Third Annual Crawfish Mambo Cook-off and music festival on the Lake.

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    UNO Alumnus Named Finalist in Student Academy Awards

    James Roe, a recent graduate of the University of New Orleans, is one of 41 finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 41st Student Academy Awards. He is the only honoree from a Louisiana university and the first person in UNO's history to be named a finalist.

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

    UNO College of Sciences Celebrates 41st Honors Convocation

    The 41st annual College of Sciences Honors Convocation was held on Wednesday, April 23, in the University Center Ballroom.

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    Rising Tide author John M. Barry Visits UNO

    Leading author and historian John M. Barry, best known in the South for his books on the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, visits the University of New Orleans on Friday to speak about wetlands loss and coastal restoration in Louisiana.

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    University of New Orleans Doctoral Student Wins $20,000 Minority Fellowship from the National Board for Certified Counselors

    A University of New Orleans doctoral student has been named a 2014 Minority Fellow by the National Board for Certified Counselors.

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    The University of New Orleans Participates in GiveNOLA Day

    The University of New Orleans next week joins more than 300 organizations participating in GiveNOLA Day, the community's first one-day online giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger and thriving community for all. Of the four universities participating, UNO is the only one representing public higher education.

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    UNO Doctoral Student Wins Award from International Precious Metals Institute

    A University of New Orleans doctoral student in chemistry has won a $5,000 prize from the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) that will help support his research of very small gold particles.

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    UNO Engineering Professor Earns National Excellence in Teaching Award

    A University of New Orleans faculty member has earned the 2014 ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Malay Ghose Hajra, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, will receive the award at the American Society for Engineering Education's annual conference in Indianapolis, Ind. on June 17.

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    Theatre UNO Performs Rx

    Rx, a play by Kate Fodor, debuted on the UNO campus last night at the Robert E. Nims Lab Theatre.

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    American Academy of Forensic Sciences Honors Two UNO Faculty with Outstanding Research Award

    Two leading computer scientists at the University of New Orleans recently received an Outstanding Research Award from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences for research in their field.

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    Jambalaya Girl Kristen Preau Visits University of New Orleans Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program

    New Orleanian Kristen Preau joins the University of New Orleans Entrepreneurship-in-Residence Program, telling students how she used her father's jambalaya pots and famous recipe first to raise more than $100,000 for relief efforts, then to create a thriving business: Cook Me Somethin' Mister Jambalaya Rice.

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    Soledad O'Brien to Speak at UNO Spring Commencement

    Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' spring commencement.

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    University of New Orleans Honors Student Leaders

    Student leaders were honored Tuesday at the University of New Orleans, where the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership handed out key awards at an annual leadership ceremony.

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    UNO's National Model United Nations Team Racks Up Awards in NYC

    UNO's Model United Nations Delegation wins four awards at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Atkins Named NOJO Musician of the Year

    UNO Professor Victor "Red" Atkins was honored last week at the Third Annual New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's (NOJO) Big Beat Gala. Atkins received the NOJO Musician of the Year Award. UNO President Peter J. Fos received NOJO's Excellence in Education Award.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    University of New Orleans Rocks Jazz Fest

    The University of New Orleans family once again rocks Jazz Fest, with 88 alumni, students, staff and faculty giving more than 150 performances at the annual festival hosted at the New Orleans fairgrounds by the Jazz and Heritage Foundation. For years, UNO has boasted a greater showing at Jazz Fest than any other university, a testament to the strength of the University's Music Department and acclaimed jazz studies program.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Muslim Student Association Presents Hijab Awareness Day

    Hijab is a veil worn by Muslim women in the presence of adult men outside their family. The term can also be symbolic, meaning "the veil which separates man or the world from God." Today, Muslim men and women attending the University of New Orleans helped students to understand Islamic hijab and values of modesty.

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    In Memoriam: UNO Marketing Professor Thomas O'Connor

    Thomas O'Connor, University of New Orleans professor of marketing, passed away on April 11 in New Orleans. O'Connor was a widely respected faculty member at UNO since 1970, where he was held in high esteem by students and colleagues alike.

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Fourth Annual Shell STEM Showdown Held at UNO

    Building a geodesic dome from plastic straws and masking tape isn't as easy as it looks -- particularly if you want that dome to be strong and to last. That was the challenge on Friday for more than 100 high school students gathered at the University of New Orleans Lindy C. Boggs Conference Center for the fourth annual Shell S.T.E.M. Showdown, a fierce competition.

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    UNO Heads to the Capitol for UL System Day at the Louisiana Legislature

    The University of New Orleans participates today in the University of Louisiana System Day at the Louisiana Legislature State Capitol Rotunda.

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Einstein Week at UNO Begins with a Bang

    Einstein Week at the University of New Orleans began with a bang.

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    UNO Education Administration Students, Alumni Rack Up Awards

    The University of New Orleans education administration program in the College of Education and Human Development is celebrating this week as students and alumni rack up regional awards.

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Jerolleman Named 2014 College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna

    Emergency management executive Alessandra Jerolleman is the recipient of the 2014 University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna Award.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    UNO COE Students Engineer Top-Notch Job Fair

    Engineers are known for their abilities to quickly assess situations and problems, develop plans, create networks and build superior systems that will last. On Monday, a team of able engineering students put those skills into action at the University of New Orleans College of Engineering unveiling a top-notch student-organized and student-run job fair that demonstrated state-of-the-art coordination.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    UNO Education Professor Named Co-Editor of National Journal

    University of New Orleans education professor April Whatley Bedford has been named co-editor of the Journal of Research in Childhood Education. Bedford is a professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education and Human Development.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    UNO Gets $223,000 NSF Grant to Study Psychology of Cybersecurity

    The University of New Orleans has been awarded a $223,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to integrate computer science with psychology for the detection and prevention of cybersecurity risk.

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    UNO Professor to Chair Transportation Committee of National Board

    University of New Orleans faculty member John Renne has been named a committee chair of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. Renne, associate professor of planning and urban studies and director of the Merritt C. Becker UNO Transportation Institute, will chair the Transportation and Land Development Committee for a 3-year term.

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    Mantra Percussion to Perform at UNO St. Claude Gallery

    Highly-acclaimed ensemble Mantra Percussion will perform at the University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery (2429 St. Claude Ave.) on April 16 at 9 p.m. The group will play Michael Gordon's modern masterpiece Timber.

    Friday, April 4, 2014

    University of New Orleans Brings Home Awards from SROW

    For the sixth year in a row, the University of New Orleans Orientation Leaders returned with awards from the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop, also known as SROW.

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Jewel of the South: University of New Orleans Towing Tank Gets A Face Lift

    NAME students and faculty -- and shipbuilders from around the region -- test their designs in the University's state-of-the-art-towing tank, which this spring received a face lift.

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    UNO Celebrates Holi

    For the fourth consecutive year, the University of New Orleans Student Activities Council and the Chakra Indian Student Association host "Holi," a celebration of spring traditionally known as the Festival of Colors.

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    In Memoriam: Philosophy Professor Donald Hanks

    Donald K. Hanks, professor emeritus of philosophy, passed away earlier this month at the age of 79. Hanks taught at the University of New Orleans for four decades, from 1967 until his retirement in 2006.

    Monday, March 31, 2014

    Let the Games Begin! UNO Society of Women Engineers Turns Contemporary Dating Practice On Its Head

    On the eve of Valentine's Day, the University of New Orleans' chapter of the Society of Women Engineers turned tables on a contemporary dating tactic and hosted a speed networking event designed to introduce them to engineering professionals who helped them improve their resumes.

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    UNO Music Students, Alumni nominated for 2014 Big Easy Awards

    Several members of the UNO Music Department family have been nominated for 2014 Big Easy Awards, the prestigious music awards presented by the Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education. Winners will be announced April 21 at a gala at Harrah's New Orleans.

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    UNO Imperial Barrel Award Team Honored at Regional Competition

    The University of New Orleans' 2014 Imperial Barrel Award team placed fourth in a field of 13 universities at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' Gulf Coast Regional Competition held in Houston March 20-21. The Imperial Barrel Award program pits geosciences teams from universities across the world against each other in a competition to analyze an oil and gas reserve. In the regional competition, only the top four teams receive awards.

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    In Memoriam: UNO Professor Stanley Leibo

    Stanley Leibo passed away on March 25 after a battle with melanoma at the age of 77. He was a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences since 1999 and a pioneering researcher in cryobiology. His expertise involved freezing cells and tissues without damaging their contents.

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    UNO and Nunez Sign Articulation Agreement in Business Administration

    An articulation agreement between the University of New Orleans and Nunez Community College will allow Nunez students to transfer into programs in the College of Business Administration at UNO.

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    Former Louisiana Poet Laureate to Read New Poetry at UNO

    Darrell Bourque, the former Louisiana poet laureate, will read from his new collection of poetry on the campus of the University of New Orleans on Wednesday, March 26. The reading will take place at 8 p.m. in the lounge (room 197) of the Liberal Arts Building.

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    UNO Student Takes Top Honors at State of the Coast Conference

    The New York City-based ensemble Contemporaneous has accepted an invitation from music professor Yotam Haber to do a new music residency at the University of New Orleans that includes master classes and two free concerts on March 24-25 at the University's Performing Arts Center.

    Friday, March 21, 2014

    New York City Ensemble Contemporaneous to Visit UNO for Master Classes, Free Concerts

    The New York City-based ensemble Contemporaneous has accepted an invitation from music professor Yotam Haber to do a new music residency at the University of New Orleans that includes master classes and two free concerts on March 24-25 at the University's Performing Arts Center.

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    UNO Students and Alumni Vie for Big Easy Theater Awards

    Continuing a long tradition of success, the University of New Orleans Film and Theatre Department Chair and a host of alumni and students are nominated for a raft of Big Easy Theater Awards.

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    Theatre UNO Presents To Kill A Mockingbird

    Three of America's favorite characters -- Boo Radley, Atticus Finch and Scout Finch -- appear this month at the University of New Orleans, where an award-winning theatre troupe will perform a stage adaptation of the classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird."

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    UNO and Port of New Orleans Announce Port Sustainability Project

    The University of New Orleans and the Port of New Orleans announced a 5-year agreement aimed at assessing the Port's activities in order to achieve greater sustainability.

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Privateer Park Renamed First NBC Ballpark

    The New Orleans Privateers and First NBC Bank announced a philanthropic partnership which will rename the University of New Orleans baseball facility to Maestri Field at First NBC Ballpark.

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    Jazz at the Sandbar Spring 2014 Series Begins Wednesday with Saxophonist Dave Liebman

    With a career that spans nearly four decades, master reedman Dave Liebman will kick off the University of New Orleans spring series of Jazz at the Sandbar on the Thursday with the power of a jazz legend.

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Schlumberger Donates $1.3 Million in Software to UNO

    Schlumberger, the world's largest oilfield services company, has donated $1.3 million in software to the University of New Orleans Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. The donation is a 3-year license for the Petrel E&P software platform, which allows geologists and geophysicists to interpret seismic data to locate oil and gas reservoirs.

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    UNO Presents International Conference on Emile Zola and Naturalism

    University of New Orleans' College of Liberal Arts faculty are spending their Spring Break co-hosting and presenting papers at an important international conference on the contributions of French writer Emile Zola.

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    UNO Researchers Develop Process to Make Microscopic Gold 'Peas in a Pod'

    University of New Orleans researchers have developed a process for the fabrication of complex microscopic gold structures that mimic peas in a pod. The research, which will appear in a prestigious European chemistry journal, is significant because it could lead to new advances in a variety of areas including cancer treatment.

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    Two UNO Professors to Be Featured in Science Channel's 'Strip the City 2'

    Two University of New Orleans professors will be featured in an episode of the Science Channel program "Strip the City 2," which will air on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 9 p.m. Creators of the show, now in its second season, say that it peels back the layers of major cities to unveil the hidden technology that protects humans from the onslaught of nature's most terrifying threats.

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    UNO Announces Partnership with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    The University of New Orleans and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a partnership with the goal of encouraging and enhancing study in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines for UNO students and faculty.

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Greater New Orleans Writing Project Presents WriteFest 2014: Creativity and the Common Core

    The Greater New Orleans Writing Project, in conjunction with the UNO English Department, hosts teachers, literacy professionals, and administrators this week at WriteFest 2014, an all-day conference focused on writing, creativity, and the Common Core.

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

    UNO Opens UL System's First Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Room

    The University of New Orleans became on Tuesday the first member of the University of Louisiana System to have a prayer and meditation space open to all people, regardless of faith or belief.

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    UNO Graduate Student Interning with Kennedy Center

    University of New Orleans graduate student Hayley Westphal is participating in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' nationally recognized internship program.

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    UNO Alumnus Receives Prestigious Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award

    University of New Orleans alumnus Glen Grogan is the 2013 recipient of the Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award, presented by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). Grogan, a naval architect with the U.S. Navy, will accept the award at the ASNE Annual Honors Gala on Feb. 20 in Arlington, Va.

    Monday, February 17, 2014

    UNO Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Wins National Award

    The director of student involvement and leadership at the University of New Orleans this spring receives a national award for her winning work.

    Monday, February 17, 2014

    Star-Crossed Series Filmed at University of New Orleans' Nim Center Studios

    Teenagers and twenty-somethings around the world will curl up on couches tonight, eyes transfixed, to watch Star-Crossed, a new CW network science-fiction drama set in Louisiana. The show, which has already wrapped filming for a second season, was partially filmed and produced at the University of New Orleans' acclaimed Nims Center Studios, located on the University's Harahan campus. Star-Crossed airs locally at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 on WNOL.

    Monday, February 17, 2014

    UNO Crowns 2014 Royal Homecoming Court

    The University of New Orleans crowns the 2014 Royal Homecoming Court during the halftime of a New Orleans basketball victory over the Nicholls State Colonels.

    Saturday, February 15, 2014

    Writing Expert Visits First-Year English Classes at UNO

    First-year students at the University of New Orleans are boning up on grammar and composition rules this week as they prepare to meet the author of their English textbooks.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    UNO St. Claude Gallery Hosts Two More Spring 2014 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    UNO Announces 2014 Emerging Leaders

    The University of New Orleans Office of Student Involvement and Leadership celebrates a new class of emerging leaders.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    UNO Transportation Institute Partners with Port of New Orleans

    The Merritt C. Becker University of New Orleans Transportation Institute and the Port of New Orleans announced a partnership that will focus on transportation research, community outreach and workforce development. In support of these projects, the Port will provide an in-kind match of organizational resources worth approximately $215,000 to the UNO Transportation Institute.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    UNO Named One of Princeton Review's Best Value Colleges for 2014

    The University of New Orleans has been selected one of the Best Value Colleges for 2014 by The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review chose 150 undergraduate schools, 75 public and 75 private, to profile in its annual book "The Best Value Colleges: The 150 Best-Buy Schools and What It Takes to Get In."

    Monday, February 10, 2014

    UNO 2013-14 Musical Excursions Presents the Ethos Percussion Group

    The University of New Orleans 2013-14 Musical Excursions series presents a performance next week by the Ethos Percussion Group.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    First Class of UNO GE Capital Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program Gets to Work

    The GE Capital Technology Center in New Orleans recently launched its first Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SWEAP) class with 13 students from the University of New Orleans. These students will apprentice with GE Capital while earning their degree and will receive formal industry mentorship and training in addition to their hands-on work experience.

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    Prospective Students Arrive Next Week for Explore UNO

    High school juniors and seniors, as well as prospective college transfer students to the University of New Orleans, have a special opportunity next week to learn more about academics and life on the Lakefront campus. For the second year in a row, the University's Office of Enrollment Services is inviting prospective students to Explore UNO.

    Friday, January 31, 2014

    Geocent CEO Savoie Named 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

    Robert "Bobby" Savoie, chief executive officer of Geocent, has been named the University of New Orleans 2013 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

    Homecoming Celebration: University of New Orleans Plans a Week of Fun

    A proverbial Blue and Silver welcome mat is in in the making at the University of New Orleans, where students, faculty and staff are readying for a blowout Homecoming celebration.

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Elite Flutist Holds Recital at UNO

    Six years into her stint as second flutist in the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarah Schettler hosts a solo recital concert at the University of New Orleans on Sunday.

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Governor Jindal Announces Funding Hike for Higher Education

    Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined higher education leaders, including University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos, to announce a funding increase of $141.5 million for higher education institutions for the next fiscal year. The funding hike represents a 6.66 percent increase over the budget for the current fiscal year. This funding includes a new higher education workforce incentive initiative of $40 million that will better prepare Louisiana students to compete in the new global economy.

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    UNO Unveils Mentoring Program for First-Generation Students

    The first member of a family to attend college faces a unique set of challenges, studies show. A new mentoring program at the University of New Orleans is designed to help first-generation students surmount those hurdles, stay in school and achieve success.

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    Brown Foundation Grant Will Help Establish UNO Office of Service Learning

    A $300,000 grant over five years from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation will help the University of New Orleans establish a new Office of Service Learning. The goal of the office is to engage undergraduate and graduate students in academic work that intersects with the needs of community organizations.

    Friday, January 17, 2014

    Privateers Place 15 on Southland Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll

    The New Orleans Privateers placed 15 student-athletes on the Southland Conference 2013 Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll, announced the league office on Wednesday afternoon.

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    UNO Co-Hosts International Disaster Conference and Expo National Evacuation Conference

    Urban planning and disaster mitigation and resiliency leaders from the University of New Orleans Merritt C. Becker Jr. Transportation Institute joined forces with international disaster experts last week to co-host an international conference focused on evacuation planning.

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    Ron Washington to Speak at New Orleans Privateers Dugout Club Event

    New Orleans native and current Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington will be the guest speaker for the New Orleans Privateers Baseball Dugout Club membership interest meeting on Thursday.

    Thursday, January 9, 2014

    UNO St. Claude Gallery Hosts Spring 2014 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery is excited to announce the first two Master of Fine Arts Thesis exhibitions for the Spring 2013 semester.

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

    It's All in the Design for UNO Engineers

    Parviz Rastgoufard, Entergy Endowed Chair for Power Systems Engineering at the University of New Orleans College of Engineering, has a vision: A state-of-the-art program in which undergraduate engineering students shepherd their own designs from project to product and serve as a vital part of the city economy.

    Monday, January 6, 2014

    University of New Orleans Honors Louise Williams Arnolie

    Fifty-five brave African-American students helped the University of New Orleans to open as an integrated institution in 1958, paving the way for thousands of others to follow in their footsteps. Louise Williams Arnolie was among those trailblazing students -- and today the University named a special room in her honor.

    Saturday, December 21, 2013

    University of New Orleans Celebrates Fall Commencement 2013

    Fifty-five years after the University of New Orleans was the first university in the American South to open its doors as a fully integrated institution, members of the Class of 1958 sat in front-row seats to celebrate commencement at the Lakefront Arena. Now in their 70s, they were honored as "the 55," or the University's first African-American students.

    Saturday, December 21, 2013

    UNO Graduate Student Receives Second Annual Joseph Patrick Uddo Scholarship in Screenwriting

    The memory of a New Orleans native and his love of films and filmmaking continues at the University of New Orleans, where a scholarship in his honor was recently awarded to a new member of the New Orleans film industry.

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    Service Is In His Blood: Meet the New President of the UNO International Alumni Association

    A team-based leader who prefers to operate by consensus, Dr. Rodriguez plans to bring the same vision, precision and scrutiny that he employs in his laboratory and classroom to the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association when he takes the helm in January and mounts an aggressive push to reengage alumni.

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    UNO Graduate Student Receives ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Scholarship

    Agid decided to return to school and is now in his last year in the master's degree program at the University. He expects to receive a Master of Music degree from UNO in May.

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    UNO Community Declares "This I Believe"

    Souls were on display last month at the University of New Orleans as first-year students, faculty, staff and prospective students participating in the University's flagship Common Read program read aloud from personal essays at a well-attended gathering on campus. The writing project is tied to an international organization, nationally bestselling book and National Public Radio project entitled This I Believe.

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    UNO Jazz Studies Professor Releases "Home Remembered"

    A beloved professor in the University of New Orleans acclaimed jazz studies program releases a new CD this week with help from his European band.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    UNO to Honor First African-American Students at Fall Commencement

    The University of New Orleans will honor the University's first African-American students during the fall commencement ceremony which will take place at 3 p.m. on Dec. 20 in the Lakefront Arena.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    UNO Service Coalition Gives Back

    Students at the University of New Orleans are encouraged to give back to their community and this fall a committed group of students are doing just that.

    Monday, December 9, 2013

    UNO Choirs Usher in the Holidays

    'Tis the season and in early December the acclaimed University of New Orleans choirs brought good tidings and cheer to packed crowds with two chorale concerts designed to usher in the holidays.

    Monday, December 9, 2013

    UNO Engineers Celebrate "Cap Day"

    The courtyard outside the University of New Orleans' College of Engineering crackled with excitement on Thursday as graduating seniors majoring in engineering gathered to participate in several traditions unique to their craft.

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    UNO's Ricardo Fredricks Named 'Chef of the Year' by American Culinary Federation New Orleans Chapter

    University of New Orleans instructor and chef Ricardo Fredricks was named 2013 "Chef of the Year" by the American Culinary Federation New Orleans Chapter. Fredricks, who has worked at UNO for 26 years, teaches courses in the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration.

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    UNO Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa Welcomes New Members

    Twenty-nine movers and shakers from the University of New Orleans recently joined a national honor society that is carefully rebuilding its circle at the University since Hurricane Katrina.

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    UNO Alumna Sheba Turk Gives the 411 to "The 504"

    At 24, Sheba Turk hosts her own television news show. The morning news anchor for WWL-TV and host of WUPL's "The 504" began building her broadcast and reporting skills while an undergraduate at the University of New Orleans.

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    Six UNO Graduates Named New Orleans CityBusiness 2013 Women of the Year

    Six University of New Orleans graduates were named New Orleans CityBusiness 2013 Women of the Year, and one of the honorees was singled out as the 2013 Woman of the Year. Lizette Terral, the New Orleans region president for JP Morgan Chase Bank, headlined the list of illustrious professionals. She earned her Master's of Business Administration from UNO.

    Monday, December 2, 2013

    New Orleans Privateers Gear Up for Thanksgiving - and Basketball Doubleheader

    As Thanksgiving approaches, the New Orleans Privateers are out in the greater New Orleans community, showing service to the city, the university and local neighborhoods. Ongoing efforts to collect food for the city's largest food bank will culminate in a food collection at this weekend's basketball doubleheader, where the Privateers hope to see outstanding community support.

    Friday, November 22, 2013

    Latin American Delegation Visits UNO

    A delegation from Latin America visited the University of New Orleans on Thursday to learn about emerging distance education programs and technologies at UNO.

    Friday, November 22, 2013

    American Warrior Week Takes Root at University of New Orleans

    Veterans' Day gained more visibility at the University of New Orleans this year, where a local chapter of a national fraternity instituted a week of events to raise awareness of issues facing the nation's military heroes and raise funds to help support wounded warriors.

    Friday, November 22, 2013

    UNO Electrical Engineering Students Soar to New Heights with Senior Design Project

    A University of New Orleans blimp on Saturday circled near the ceiling of the UNO Recreation and Fitness Center, where more than 400 prospective students had gathered for Get to Know UNO, the University's signature fall open house.

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    UNO Computer Science Faculty Earn National Awards

    Faculty members in the University of New Orleans' computer science department recently earned two national awards. Four members of the computer science department won best paper at the Information Security Conference and two faculty members earned the outstanding research award by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    UNO Leadership Cabinet Holds Annual Leadership Retreat

    Singalongs, storytelling, s'mores and student success marked a cozy October weekend in central Louisiana for nearly 100 University of New Orleans students aiming to become better leaders on campus and in life.

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    University Welcomes Crowds at Get to Know UNO

    The University of New Orleans campus buzzed with energy and excitement on Saturday as UNO faculty, staff and administrators welcomed more than 400 prospective students to campus for the University's new signature fall open house, Get to Know UNO.

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    2013 UNO Poll: Mayor Landrieu's Approval Dips Slightly, Remains High

    While New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu continues to enjoy a high level of approval--although it declined slightly in the past year--less than a majority of New Orleans residents approve of the New Orleans City Council, according to the 2013 University of New Orleans Quality of Life Survey. The survey, also known as the "UNO Poll," is conducted by the UNO Survey Research Center under the direction of Edward Chervenak, assistant professor of political science.

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    UNO Celebrates Geography Week

    The University of New Orleans celebrates Geography Week, a national effort spearheaded by the National Geographic Society, to raise awareness of issues in geography and draw attention to the field.

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    UNO Freshman Wins Gordon Scholarship in Brass

    First-year student Devin Belton saw his academic and music careers crescendo last night as he received the University's first Gordon Scholarship in Brass, an award established last year with a gift from local jazz enthusiasts.

    Friday, November 15, 2013

    UNO Celebrates International Education Week

    As one of Louisiana's most diverse universities, the University of New Orleans is pulling out the stops to celebrate International Education Week, a national effort honoring the value that international students contribute to the U.S. culture and economy.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    UNO Professor to Lead Pioneering Field Course in Central Africa

    A University of New Orleans biology professor will help lead a pioneering undergraduate field course on tropical ecology and conservation in the Central African country of Gabon during the summer of 2014.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    Award-winning Playwright Mark Medoff Unveils Parsifal Worthy at UNO

    Tony Award winner and Academy Award-winning nominee Mark Medoff unveils his latest original script, Parsifal Worthy, on the UNO stage.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    UNO Basketball Coach Rappels Benson Tower for Louisiana Special Olympics

    Spiderman may have a new rival in New Orleans Privateers basketball coach Mark Slessinger, who today will rappel down Benson Tower in downtown New Orleans in support of Louisiana Special Olympics.

    Friday, November 8, 2013

    UNO Computer Science Department Awarded $663,000 Navy Contract to Develop Mapping Systems

    The University of New Orleans Department of Computer Science has been awarded a 5-year $663,000 research contract by the Naval Research Laboratory to develop next-generation defense mapping systems.

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    UNO Partners with America's Freedom Sailor to Design World's Largest Accessible Tall Ship

    The University of New Orleans announced that its School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering has partnered with the nonprofit organization America's Freedom Sailor to help design the largest accessible tall ship in the world, and the only one in the United States.

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013

    UNO Foreign Policy Journal Celebrates 22 Years

    A University of New Orleans historian travelled to Austria last week to present an annual publication on Austrian foreign policy at the venerable old Austrian Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.

    Monday, November 4, 2013

    Famous Jazz Critic Stanley Crouch Lectures at the University of New Orleans

    Famous jazz critic Stanley Crouch gives a free lecture this week at the University of New Orleans courtesy of the Jazz and Heritage Foundation.

    Monday, November 4, 2013

    The University of New Orleans Launches GIS@UNO

    The University of New Orleans Department of Planning and Urban Studies this month launches GIS@UNO, an opportunity for high school and college students, academics and private sector professionals who work with IT/GIS in the region to come together for networking and problem-solving.

    Monday, November 4, 2013

    Delgado and UNO Leaders Announce Privateer Bound Program

    Delgado Community College and the University of New Orleans announced the launch of Privateer Bound, which allows Delgado students who enroll in the program to take all of their classes on UNO's campus and enjoy the benefits of the UNO student experience before seamlessly transferring to UNO once they have fulfilled their course requirements.

    Thursday, October 31, 2013

    Lakefront Arena Celebrates 30th Anniversary November 1

    The Lakefront Arena celebrates its 30th Anniversary on November 1, 2013. Since it opened its doors in 1983, the Lakefront Arena has been the destination for live entertainment - bringing in 12 million patrons for world-class concerts, family and comedy shows, commencement ceremonies, athletic events and thousands of other live shows and events. This year not only marks the Lakefront Arena's 30th year but also the most successful financial year-to-date grossing more than $3 million.

    Thursday, October 31, 2013

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Exhibit "Objects in Mirrors"

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery hosts next month a six-week exhibition curated by UNO Artist-in-Residence Ariya Martin titled "Objects in Mirrors."

    Thursday, October 31, 2013

    Share Your Memories! Lakefront Arena Gears Up for 30th Anniversary with Free Giveaway, Tickets to Widespread Panic

    Lakefront Arena gears up for a 30th anniversary celebration with a free giveaway of hot seats to Widespread Panic, a Southern rock band returning this week to play a three-day festival known as NOLA-ween.

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013

    UNO to Award Honorary Doctorate to Pres Kabacoff

    The University of New Orleans announced that it will award an honorary doctorate to real estate developer and civic leader Pres Kabacoff at its fall 2013 commencement ceremony, which will take place on Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Lakefront Arena.

    Monday, October 28, 2013

    Xavier President Norman Francis to Serve as UNO Fall Commencement Speaker

    The University of New Orleans announced that Xavier University of Louisiana President Norman C. Francis will serve as the University's fall 2013 commencement speaker. The ceremony will be held at the Lakefront Arena on Dec. 20 at 3 p.m.

    Friday, October 25, 2013

    Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Thinks Pink at UNO

    The University of New Orleans chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority raises awareness for breast cancer this week with events encouraging the UNO community to "Think Pink."

    Thursday, October 24, 2013

    Egyptologist Speaks at UNO

    Eight days before Halloween, the University of New Orleans plays host to a talk by a renowned local Egyptologist who will unveil a local collection of prehistoric Egyptian mummies, coffins, cartonnages, papyrus and other artifacts.

    Thursday, October 24, 2013

    UNO Marketing Week Draws Speakers from Around the Region

    Regional marketing and advertising leaders are visiting the University of New Orleans this week for Marketing Week, a five-day event that provides students a chance to learn more about the fields of marketing and advertising.

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013

    UNO Hosts First Engineering Forum

    The University of New Orleans is proud to announce the first UNO Engineering forum, providing solutions to contemporary engineering topics in electrical, naval, mechanical and civil and environmental engineering.

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    2013-14 Musical Excursions Schedule Announced

    The University of New Orleans announced that the 2013-14 Musical Excursions series will feature pianist Fei-Fei Dong on Oct. 29; the Ethos Percussion Group on Feb. 11, 2014; and the Italian Saxophone Quartet on April 8, 2014. The award-winning concert series, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, began presenting first-class classical and world music in 1993. The concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the UNO Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    UNO Film Students Score at New Orleans Film Festival

    Two University of New Orleans graduate students in film took home top prizes last week from the New Orleans Film Festival.

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    UNO Announces Keynote Speaker for Marketing Week

    The University of New Orleans gears up for Marketing Week, a five-day event that brings regional marketing leaders to the university and provides students a chance to learn more about the fields of marketing and advertising. This year's keynote speaker is a UNO alumna who founded the world's largest cocktail festival.

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    Former New Orleans Schools Superintendent Visits UNO, Reviews School Board Collection

    Carl Dolce, who served as superintendent of the New Orleans Public Schools from 1965-69, visited the University of New Orleans Earl K. Long Library this week, to get his first look at Orleans Parish School Board Collection, which documents more than 170 years of public education in New Orleans. Dolce, now living in Raleigh, NC, also sat down for an oral history interview with historian and adjunct faculty member Al Kennedy who plans to add the interview to the library's collection.

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    UNO Latin American Studies Program Hosts the 2013 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference Next Week

    The University of New Orleans Latin American Studies program hosts next Friday the 2013 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference, a working conference now in its sixth year.

    Monday, October 7, 2013

    UNO Lands Most Alumni on 2013 New Orleans CityBusiness Money Makers List

    Fifteen University of New Orleans alumni--more than any other university--are among the 2013 New Orleans CityBusiness Money Makers. Money Makers is an annual special publication that honors 50 financial professionals for their career and community achievements in banking, corporate, investment and professional categories.

    Monday, October 7, 2013

    Postlethwaite & Netterville Pledges $50,000 Gift to Accounting Department

    Louisiana-based accounting firm Postlethwaite & Netterville has pledged a $50,000 donation over five years to the University of New Orleans Department of Accounting.

    Monday, October 7, 2013

    UNO Student Government Hosts Facebook Contest to Rename Cafeteria

    Student Government at the University of New Orleans is hosting a contest on facebook to rename the University cafeteria.

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013

    UNO Student Leaders Converge at This Month's Leadership Summit

    Student leaders from more than 130 organizations at the University of New Orleans will spend time together this month at a special summit designed to strengthen their individual and collective strength.

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013

    Lambda Chi Leads UNO Campus in "Watermelon Bust"

    Flying watermelons! The University of New Orleans campus was a colorful sight on Saturday as Greek fraternities and sororities clad in team colors flung watermelons and participated in obstacle-course-like events in support of the UNO chapter of Lambda Chi fraternity and a national effort to raise money for a food bank.

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    Mardi Gras Indians Come to UNO Campus

    Anyone who's ever heard the Dixie Cups' 1965 pop hit "Iko Iko" and wondered what a "spy boy" or a "flag boy" is may wish to visit the University of New Orleans campus on Friday, where Mardi Gras Indians will perform in full regalia.

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    UNO Jazz Studies Program Kicks Off "Meet the Artist" Series with Ellis Marsalis

    The University of New Orleans "Meet the Artist" clinic series continues today with a visit from master pianist and UNO Jazz Studies founder Ellis Marsalis.

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    Jazz @ the Sandbar Begins Fall Season at UNO

    The University of New Orleans swings into fall tomorrow with the return of Jazz @ the Sandbar, a weekly opportunity for to enjoy musical performances by some of New Orleans' most prominent and up-and-coming musicians.

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    UNO Engineering Experts Educate Jefferson Parish on Clean Water and Sanitation Needs

    The University of New Orleans Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has partnered with Jefferson Parish to create a community outreach video about clean water and sanitation needs that are supported through a millage tax up for renewal later this month.

    Monday, September 30, 2013

    Center Austria Hosts Talk on "Patriotic Shopping"

    The University of New Orleans Center Austria this week hosts a lecture on "patriotic shopping." Sound good? The lecture is more intellectual than fluffy, but without a doubt is designed to make consumers think.

    Friday, September 27, 2013

    Sigma Kappa Hosts "Ultraviolet Volleyball" at UNO

    The University of New Orleans chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority hosted its first annual Ultraviolet Volleyball tournament on campus on Tuesday in an effort to raise money for Alzheimer's research.

    Friday, September 27, 2013

    GE Capital Launches Partnership with University of New Orleans to Develop a Stronger Technology Workforce

    GE Capital Technology Center CIO Mike De Boer, University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos, and representatives from Louisiana Economic Development held a reception Thursday evening at the Westin Canal Place to announce the launch of GE Capital's Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program, or SWEAP, which aims to develop a stronger technology workforce through the UNO and GE partnership. In addition, the Technology Center celebrated GE Capital's growth in New Orleans, which has created 125 jobs since opening at Place St. Charles in 2012.

    Friday, September 27, 2013

    UNO Hosts Girl Scouts of Southeast Louisiana for STEM Extravaganza

    Thousands of girls from the greater New Orleans area converged at the University of New Orleans lakefront campus on Saturday aiming to learn more about science, technology engineering and mathematics.

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    Highly Anticipated Movie is Based on UNO Historian's Book

    A highly anticipated movie regarding life in slavery in pre-Civil War Louisiana has deep roots here at the University of New Orleans.

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    University of New Orleans Transportation Institute Awarded $750,000 in Federal Grants

    The Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute has been awarded $750,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The University of New Orleans is a member of two different university consortiums that were successful in obtaining funding through the National University Transportation Center Program.

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    UNO Campus Participates in Global PARK(ing) Day

    The University of New Orleans Service Coalition and sustainability leaders on campus today drew attention to a need for public parks and public space by participating in an international effort called PARK(ing) Day.

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    Political Science Experts Speak at UNO about "Arab Spring"

    More than two years after the Arab Spring, leading experts return to the University of New Orleans next month to discuss prospects for democratic and civil society in the Middle East.

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    UNO Hosts Conference of Leading Louisiana Higher Education Professionals

    The University of New Orleans plays host today to a congregation of higher education leaders in Louisiana. UNO professionals will present seminars at the conference.

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    Southern Rep and UNO Announce Partnership

    Southern Rep Theatre will partner with the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop for the 2013-14 academic year by inviting students to participate in its Lagniappe Series play slam, 6x6, and other new play development activities.

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    University of New Orleans President Addresses Student Government Forum

    The University of New Orleans Student Government on Thursday hosted its first presidential forum of the year--an opportunity for students to hear from and ask questions of the University President.

    Friday, September 20, 2013

    First Year Experience Helps Students Start Strong

    First Year Experience at the University of New Orleans hosted today a second annual academic resource fair designed to help ensure that students "start strong." Students who start strong, say University officials, are more likely to have a strong student experience and strong finish.

    Thursday, September 19, 2013

    UNO's Creative Writing Workshop and WWNO Launch 'Storyville'

    The Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans and WWNO will launch a new collaboration called "Storyville," which will bring true stories about New Orleans to listeners of public radio.

    Thursday, September 19, 2013

    Center Austria Hosts Two Lectures in September

    The University of New Orleans Center Austria hosts two lectures this month, including one this afternoon.

    Thursday, September 19, 2013

    Big Easy Classic a Big Event for Privateer Tennis

    The New Orleans Privateers will be hosting the second annual Big Easy Classic tennis tournament this weekend at the University Tennis Center.

    Thursday, September 19, 2013

    University of New Orleans College of Business Administration Awards Seven Endowed Professorships

    The University of New Orleans College of Business Administration recently awarded seven endowed professorships to top faculty.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    UNO Alumnus and Instructor Selected As Chevron/Saints "Teacher of the Week"

    A University of New Orleans alumnus and instructor has for the second time been selected as Teacher of the Week by Chevron Oil Company and the New Orleans Saints.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013

    UNO Gets NSF Grant to Develop Motion Control for Ocean Current Turbines

    The University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering has received a $121,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop ocean current turbines that will be able to convert the energy of the sea into electricity.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013

    UNO Earth and Environmental Research Doctoral Student Presents Research to Geological Society of America

    A University of New Orleans doctoral student has received an award from the Geological Society of America and will present his research at the group's annual meeting next month.

    Monday, September 16, 2013

    First Class of Premier Scholars Enrolls at UNO

    Twenty-one freshmen students are now enrolled at the University of New Orleans as part of Students4HIGHER's first class of Premier Scholars. The program supports high-performing local students who seek degrees in specific academic majors that are key to the growth of the New Orleans economy.

    Monday, September 16, 2013

    Privateer Basketball Takes Part in 9/11 National Day of Service Project

    For the third consecutive year, members of the New Orleans basketball team took part in 'National Day of Service,' as part of a national initiative in observance of the events of September 11, 2001.

    Friday, September 13, 2013

    "The Courage to Create," Irvin Mayfield Jr. Hosts Biannual Lecture at UNO

    Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and professor of professional practice Irvin Mayfield Jr. hosts his biannual lecture on the arts, this month's "The Courage to Create."

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    UNO Professor Gets NSF Grant to Train High School Teachers in Cybersecurity

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Golden Richard III was awarded an $87,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to intensively train high school teachers in information security. UNO received one of only six awards in the nation under this program.

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    First-Year Students at UNO Take Advantage of Strengths Quest

    First-year students at the University of New Orleans are taking advantage of a self-assessment tool designed to help them amplify their strengths in their academic and career pursuits.

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    New Orleans Theatre Association Gift to Help Establish UNO Endowed Professorship

    A $60,000 donation from the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) will help establish an endowed professorship in the Department of Film and Theatre at the University of New Orleans. The University will pursue a $40,000 match from the Louisiana Board of Regents. The gift is the largest single grant in NOTA's nearly 30-year history.

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    UNO St. Claude Gallery to Exhibit "Doleful"

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery plays host next week to a solo exhibition focused on sorrow.

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    Professional Musicians Present Master Class at UNO

    A pair of professional musicians on a national tour visited the University of New Orleans to present a master class to students in the music department. Pianist and composer Eric Wubbels and cellist and composer Jessie Marino played examples of their work, offered explanations about their music and answered questions from students who packed a third floor classroom in the Performing Arts Center. Wubbels and Marino attended the class at the invitation of their friend Yotam Haber, a visiting assistant professor of music at UNO.

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    UNO Makes U.S. News & World Report's 'Least Debt' List for Third Year in a Row

    For the third 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.

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    The Tocqueville Project: Constitutional Scholars Visit UNO

    The University of New Orleans continues a new series of philosophy lectures with a visit from two of the nation's top Constitutional scholars.

    Monday, September 9, 2013

    Teen Writers Find Fun at UNO with Scholastic Writing Awards

    Teen writers find a special place at the University of New Orleans this month as the University hosts a series of events sponsored by Scholastic Writing Awards.

    Friday, September 6, 2013

    UNO HRT Students Return from California Wine Country Field Trip

    For the sixth consecutive year, a dozen students from the University of New Orleans Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration visited the renowned California wine regions of Napa and Sonoma as part of a Wines of the World class field trip.

    Thursday, September 5, 2013

    UNO Hosts First Cross Country Meet Since Katrina

    The New Orleans Privateer cross country program began their foray into the Southland Conference athletics with he UNO XC Relay Opener last Friday evening, an event that started a new chapter in UNO Athletics

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    The Search: University of New Orleans Rolls Out a New Commercial Campaign

    The University of New Orleans today rolls out a new commercial campaign and advertising campaign targeting the parents of children deciding on college.

    Friday, August 30, 2013

    UNO to Hold Financial Economics Seminar

    The University of New Orleans will hold a financial economics seminar on September 20 from 1-5 p.m. in room 131 of Kirschman Hall on the UNO campus. The focus of the seminar is managing volatility in financial markets after the Great Recession. It is free and open to the public, but the topics will be of particular interest to financial professionals and college faculty members in the region.

    Friday, August 30, 2013

    Grammy Award-Winner Irvin Mayfield's "New Orleans as Discourse" Class Starts with a Visit from the President

    Having a Grammy Award-winning musician on campus has its perks, especially when that musician is famed trumpeter Irvin Mayfield Jr.

    Friday, August 30, 2013

    Theatre UNO Begins Fall Season with A Bold Debut

    Theatre UNO gets a roaring start on the fall season with a bold debut play that will hit close to home for New Orleans residents.

    Thursday, August 29, 2013

    UNO Alumni Rack Up Awards at The New Orleans 48-Hour Project

    A team of University of New Orleans alumni recently racked up awards at a New Orleans film festival that required participants to write, direct, shoot, edit and score a film within 48 hours.

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    $50,000 Gift from Hornbeck Offshore Leads Upgrades to Ship Design Computer Lab

    Donations from the shipbuilding and maritime industry, led by a $50,000 gift from Hornbeck Offshore Services, will enable the University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering to upgrade its ship design computer lab.

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    University of New Orleans Welcomes Iraqi Delegation

    Representatives of the U.S. Department of State and higher education leaders from the nation of Iraq visit the University of New Orleans today in an effort to forge connections and opportunities for learning.

    Monday, August 26, 2013

    UNO Music and Arts Programs Participate in WWNO's Culture Collision

    Leading music and art experts from the University of New Orleans head on Wednesday to Culture Collision, an event designed to showcase local arts organizations and programs.

    Monday, August 26, 2013

    Hitting the Books: University of New Orleans Returns to Class

    All over campus today at the University of New Orleans, old and new friends greet one another, abuzz with excitement for the new academic year.

    Monday, August 26, 2013

    UNO Athletic Department Hosts New Student-Athlete Orientation

    The New Orleans athletic department hosted a new student-athlete orientation on Sunday.

    Sunday, August 25, 2013

    University of New Orleans Reinstitutes Tradition of Convocation

    UNO President Peter J. Fos highlights accomplishments, celebrates staff and faculty

    Friday, August 23, 2013

    University of New Orleans Presents Highest Honors to Faculty and Staff

    The University of New Orleans presented highest honors today to University faculty and staff members deemed by their peers as leaders who rise above the call of duty to ensure University and department success. At convocation, awards and medallions went to leaders in the College of Liberal Arts, College of Business Administration and Office of Enrollment Services.

    Friday, August 23, 2013

    UNO Welcomes Fall Freshmen with "Move-In Madness"

    The University of New Orleans welcomed fall freshmen and scholarship students to campus for the academic year today with "Move-In Madness," an annual welcome that gets bigger and better every year.

    Thursday, August 22, 2013

    UNO Tocqueville Project Unveils Speakers for Fall Philosophy Lecture Series

    A leading expert on black women's politics arrives on campus at the University of New Orleans next month to serve as the first speaker for in a new series of philosophy lectures.

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013

    UNO Society of Women Engineers Plans Fall Fun

    A group of young female engineers at the University of New Orleans are creating a network that will help them to advance in their chosen professions - and encourage other young women to join fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013

    UNO to Hold Distinguished Urban Education Series

    The University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development in September will hold two community events focusing on urban education. The UNO/Capital One Distinguished Urban Education Series, made possible by a grant from Capital One, will feature a presentation from Joyce King on Sept. 5 and one from Mariana Souto-Manning on Sept. 19. The lectures will take place at 7 p.m. at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center on UNO's campus; they are free and open to the public.

    Tuesday, August 20, 2013

    UNO Prague Summer Seminars Students Return from Life in Prague

    For nearly 20 years, arts-minded adventurers at the University of New Orleans have spent their summers studying abroad in the magical city of Prague, capital of what is now the Czech Republic.

    Monday, August 19, 2013

    Privateer Enrollment Center Unveiled in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    The University of New Orleans unveiled the Privateer Enrollment Center, a one-stop-shop for student services, during a ribbon cutting ceremony on the first floor of the Earl K. Long Library. The ceremony was attended by UNO administrators, faculty, staff and students as well local elected officials.

    Friday, August 16, 2013

    UNO Music Department Receives $20,000 in Grants for Jazz Education Program

    The University of New Orleans Department of Music is the recipient of two grants totaling $20,000 that will support the department's jazz educational outreach program. Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center donated $15,000 while the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation gave $5,000.

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013

    UNO First Year Academic Advisers Prepare to Welcome Fall Freshmen

    As the University of New Orleans Privateer Enrollment Center prepares to open, a new cadre of academic advisers for first-year students joins the staff at UNO.

    Monday, August 12, 2013

    UNO Administrators Present Student Involvement and Orientation Programs at National Conference

    University of New Orleans student involvement and orientation programs are top-notch - and this fall administrators present their experiences and lessons at a national conference.

    Friday, August 9, 2013

    UNO-TRAC Delivers Conference in Innsbruck

    The University of New Orleans Training, Resource and Assistive-technology Center (TRAC) and the University of Innsbruck partnered last month to deliver an overseas international conference on higher education and disability.

    Friday, August 9, 2013

    UNO Executive MBA Class of 2013 Prepares Marketing Plans for LSBDC Clients

    Students pursuing advanced business degrees in a University of New Orleans program designed for executives spent the summer developing individual marketing plans for clients of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center.

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    Recent UNO Alumni Take Top Prizes at Louisiana Contemporary

    Two recent University of New Orleans fine arts alumni took top prizes on Saturday in Louisiana Contemporary, a statewide juried exhibition presented on Whitney White Linen Night by Regions Bank at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    UNO Named One of Nation's Best Institutions for Undergraduate Education by Princeton Review

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    New Heights: UNO Researchers Lead METALS Geology Trip

    Imagine, if you had grown up in inner-city New Orleans, never seen a mountain or glacier, and someone took you to California to see the 400-mile Sierra Nevada. What would you think?

    Monday, August 5, 2013

    UNO's Flagship Program Abroad in Innsbruck, Austria Allows Students To Give Back

    Students, faculty and staff of the University of New Orleans flagship study abroad program -- the University of New Orleans Innsbruck International Summer School -- give back to the local community and enjoy the "summer of a lifetime."

    Monday, August 5, 2013

    Postcards from Abroad: "Becoming Wine Wise" Former New Orleanians Open their Vineyard for UNO Students

    As Peter Close strolls through the Chateau Camplazens vineyard, he patiently takes his time, examining several vines filled with luscious green grapes. Close has been opening his chateau for the UNO Glories of France class, Wines of the World, for three years now.

    Friday, August 2, 2013

    Postcards From Abroad: Like Fine Wine, UNO's Glories of France Program Gets Better with Age

    As glorious as spending five weeks in the southern province of Montpellier and traveling around the magnificent country of France for summer school may sound, this dream has been a reality for 40 students since July 1.

    Friday, August 2, 2013

    S.T.E.M. Students Enjoy Shell Energy Camp at UNO

    During the first week of June, twenty high schoolers hoping to expand their horizons and learn more about science, technology, mathematics and engineering put canoes into the water at the University of New Orleans Coastal Education Research Facility located about 20 minutes from campus.

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    UNO Researchers to Be Featured on Discovery's Shark Week

    University of New Orleans researchers and students are slated to be featured in the Discovery Channel program "Voodoo Sharks," as part of Shark Week, the network's popular week-long series of shows dedicated to sharks. "Voodoo Sharks" will air Monday, August 5 at 9 p.m. on Discovery Channel.

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Former LSU Standout Dean Named to UNO Baseball Staff

    Former LSU All-American first baseman and outfielder Blake Dean will join the New Orleans baseball coaching staff as a volunteer assistant, head coach Ron Maestri announced Wednesday.

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Privateer Camp Begins with Breakfast

    Rolling out of bed on a weekday morning in summertime could be considered a chore by some teenagers, but this morning more than 70 fall freshmen at the University of New Orleans buzzed around breakfast tables making friends and sending up resounding cheers: GEAUX BLUE!

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013

    Valedictorians Join the University of New Orleans Class of 2017

    Five valedictorians from the greater New Orleans metropolitan area are registered to attend the University of New Orleans as freshmen in the fall.

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    Summer of a Lifetime: UNO-AMRI/Chemistry 2013 Summer Research Program

    At 17, Lacie Duplessis is at the heart of scientific exploration surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and helping to solve problems that impact the ecosystem, economy and people of South Louisiana. The Destrehan High School senior spent her summer working in the research laboratory at the University of New Orleans Advanced Materials Research Institute as part of summer outreach program for students in science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

    Friday, July 26, 2013

    UNO Rolls Out Guidebook Web Application Welcoming Students to the Privateer Plunge

    Incoming students: The Office of Orientation and First Year Experience at the University of New Orleans is on the move. This morning, student success counselors unveiled a new web application designed to introduce incoming freshmen and other members of the UNO community to the Privateer Plunge, which this year includes more events and opportunities than ever.

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Five UNO Students, Alumni Selected to Compete in Louisiana Contemporary

    Five University of New Orleans students and alumni will show their work next month in Louisiana Contemporary, a statewide juried exhibition presented by Regions Bank at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    UNO First Year Experience Expands Recruitment and Retention Efforts with FIGS

    New this year, the University of New Orleans Office of Orientation and First Year Experience continues to expand creative efforts to improve University recruitment and retention efforts by rolling out FIGS.

    Friday, July 19, 2013

    UNO St. Claude Gallery Exhibit Artist Collaborations and Couplings in "Making It"

    Romantic couplings and artist collaborations are the focus of an upcoming exhibition at the University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery.

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    UNO Alumni Dominate New Principal Appointments in Jefferson Parish Public Schools

    Jefferson Parish Public School System announced 13 new principals this week -- and six of them are University of New Orleans alumni. All received or are pursuing Master's and doctoral degrees from UNO's College of Education and Human Development.

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    UNO Athletics Unveils New Logo, New Branding

    Over the last nine days, fans of the New Orleans Privateers have been able to 'Piece Together the Privateer' through a social media campaign based on the program's Facebook page. Wednesday's final piece completed the puzzle and brought with it, the formal unveiling of the University's primary athletic mark.

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    UNO Student Awarded Scholarship from Engineering Honor Society

    University of New Orleans undergraduate Kyle Tyson has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi. Of the 210 recipients, Tyson is the only student who attends a public university in Louisiana.

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    Two UNO Alumni Win Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year

    The Louisiana Department of Education State Superintendent's Office announced Friday that University of New Orleans alumni took the 2014 state titles for "Principal of the Year" and "Teacher of the Year."

    Monday, July 15, 2013

    University of New Orleans Hosts Greek Leadership Summit

    Greek Life is on the rise at the University of New Orleans and today members of the University's six sororities and eight fraternities are assembled at the University Center for a Leadership Summit.

    Monday, July 15, 2013

    UNO's Master of Public Administration Program Receives Professional Accreditation

    The University of New Orleans' Master of Public Administration program is now professionally accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The announcement was made by the organization's Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation.

    Monday, July 15, 2013

    Hidden Gems: UNO Pegmatite Researchers Dig for Minerals in New England

    A group of earth and environmental scientists from the University of New Orleans recently hosted the sixth annual international meeting of pegmatite researchers.

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    UNO Professor Wins International Acclaim for Paper on Red Beans and Rice

    David Beriss, a University of New Orleans anthropology professor, earned acclaim for his paper on red beans and rice from the judges of the Sophie Coe Prize in Food History. The prize is awarded each year at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery in Oxford, England, and is considered the world's top prize for writing on food history.

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    UNO Professor Publishes Naval Book on Black Sea Destroyers, Wins Award

    A University of New Orleans professor recently won honorable mention for an international award, thanks to a book he wrote last year about a small fleet of Naval ships that sailed the Black Sea during World War I.

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    New Experiences in an Old Country: UNO Creative Writing Workshops Move to Ireland

    For almost 20 years, students participating in the University of New Orleans Writing Workshops Abroad have spent their summers in places as exciting as Prague in the Czech Republic; Madrid, Spain; San Miguel, Mexico; and most recently, Edinburgh, Scotland. "To invoke Hemingway," says Professor Rick Barton, Director of UNO's Creative Writing Workshops Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program, "the summer study abroad program for creative writing has been a moveable feast." This summer, students are feasting at a new table: Cork, Ireland.

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    UNO Psychology Professor Named Chairperson of NIH Peer Review Group

    A University of New Orleans psychology professor has been named chairperson of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) peer review group. Laura Scaramella will chair the Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention study section of the Center for Scientific Review, which is the gateway for NIH grant applications and their review for scientific merit.

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    UNO's Martin Evolves from Lockdown Defender to Award-Winning Author

    Around the University of New Orleans, Kentrell Martin is remembered as a lockdown defender for head coach Monte Towe on Privateer basketball teams during a tenure that lasted from 2001 through 2004. Martin is now on the offensive, an award-winning author, who has published two books - 'Shelly's Outdoor Adventure' and 'Shelly Goes to the Zoo'.

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    UNO Professor Speaks at Department of Commerce

    A University of New Orleans faculty member recently spoke at the U.S. Department of Commerce about tourism and hospitality.

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    UNO's 'Heartbeat of the Crescent City' Commercial to Air on Southland Football Encore

    The "Heartbeat of the Crescent City" campaign launched earlier this year by the University of New Orleans will now be featured during the Southland Conference's Football Encore series, which airs on Cox Sports Television (CST).

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    UNO Philosophy Courses Hit the "Top 10" on iTunes U

    On Tuesday, the University of New Orleans raised its image among young philosophers from around the world. Five of the "Top 10" courses on the internationally accessible iTunes U web application on that day were online courses taught by UNO professors.

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    UNO Athletics Launches Social Media Campaign to Unveil New Logo

    The New Orleans athletic department will unveil its new athletic marks on Wednesday, July 17 during a mid-day press conference before celebrating its new look and Southland Conference membership that same night.

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    A Closer Look: UNO Ogden Museum Explores Photography of Eudora Welty

    Eudora Welty was not only one of America's greatest Southern writers, she was also an accomplished photographer. The artist captured life in Mississippi and Louisiana during the Great Depression, as always, viewing the world carefully through her own private lens. On Saturday, Ogden Museum of Southern Art Director William Andrews will explore Eudora Welty's life as a literary and visual artist in a panel discussion with close friends and family of the author and artist.

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    Postcards from Abroad: UNO Students Spend Summer Abroad in Japan

    More than six thousand miles from the University of New Orleans, nearly two dozen UNO undergraduate students recently spent five weeks studying in Kyoto, Japan.

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    On the Pulse: New UNOFCU Debit Card Touts the "Heartbeat of the Crescent City"

    The University of New Orleans Federal Credit Union has redesigned its debit card to showcase the University's new brand. The new card design, revealed July 1, showcases the University's "Heartbeat of the Crescent City" brand and logo, as well as the University's traditional logo.

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Maestri Pulls UNO Jersey Out of Retirement

    Privateer legend Ron Maestri pulled his #21 jersey out of retirement today at the Lakefront Arena, where several hundred fans, friends and reporters gathered to hear him announced as the new head baseball coach for the University of New Orleans Privateers.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    Maestri Returns to UNO to Rebuild Storied Baseball Program

    The University of New Orleans looked to its past to help shape its future, announcing the hiring of Ron Maestri as head baseball coach at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon at Lakefront Arena.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    UNO Chapter of Golden Key International Honor Society Gains Momentum

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos became an honorary member of the Golden Key International Honor Society this week as the UNO chapter reinvigorated with a jolt of new leadership. Golden Key recently held its first new member recognition event at UNO in more than a decade. The 147th Golden Key Chapter UNO was originally chartered on April 17, 1990, but until recently the group has been inactive, officials said. Restarting the chapter is part of a new era at UNO.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    UNO Officially Becomes Member of Southland Conference

    The Southland Conference has undergone several transformations over its 50 years of existence, making its most recent change official on Monday with the addition of four schools including the University of New Orleans. UNO joins the Frisco, Texas-based conference alongside Abilene Christian University, Houston Baptist University and the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio. These additions allow the Southland to grow to a 14-team league for the first time in its history.

    Monday, July 1, 2013

    UNO Bookstore Gains New Leadership, Expands Student Choices

    The University of New Orleans Bookstore goes corporate this week - and in the process realizes major savings for students and expands student choices.

    Monday, July 1, 2013

    Office 365 Comes to UNO

    The University of New Orleans unveils a new email system for students today: Office 365 for Education. The state-of-the-art cloud-sharing system is expected to help transform higher education learning systems.

    Friday, June 28, 2013

    UNO Film Department's Spring Film Production Makes Cameo in Upcoming Artists' Exhibition at CAC

    A trailer for the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre's spring film production appears in an upcoming artists' exhibition focused on women.

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    UL System Board Approves UNO Appointments

    The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved the appointment of five University of New Orleans administrators during its board meeting in Baton Rouge.

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    University of New Orleans Flag Waves in Afghanistan

    Louisiana Army National Guard Sergeant First Class Norbert Dounseroux wanted a dose of home at his base in Afghanistan so he telephoned the University of New Orleans last month looking for a University flag. The UNO International Alumni Association gladly took the soldier's call and now a UNO flag proudly hangs in the military man's living quarters north of Kabul.

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    Making Waves: UNO Physics Professor Wins National Prize for Work in Acoustics Education

    A University of New Orleans physics professor who teaches a course designed to improve musicians' understanding of sound waves and how they work has won a national prize designed to honor improvements in acoustics education.

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    Fall Freshmen at University of New Orleans Enjoy "Summer Read"

    More than 1,000 incoming freshmen at the University of New Orleans are engaging in a "Summer Read" program designed by First Year Experience to help strengthen student bonds and advance student success.

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    University of New Orleans Boost Student Retention with UNIV

    At the University of New Orleans, first-year, first-time freshmen get started on the right foot with a course designed to build skills and awareness for their university success. "What is allows them to do is learn best practices of being a college student, tried and true ways to success," said Meghan Schwab, student success counselor in First Year Experience at UNO.

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    University of New Orleans Ties Affinity Housing to Student Success

    The University of New Orleans expands its housing options for first-year students in an effort to build more community on campus and boost success of a new policy that requires most freshmen to live on campus.

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    American Society of Clinical Pathologists Recognizes Incoming UNO Alumni Association President

    The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently recognized incoming University of New Orleans International Alumni Association President Fred Rodriguez for his contributions to the organization and to his field.

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    UNO President's Office Receives Art from the Ogden Museum

    New paintings now dazzle the Office of the President at the University of New Orleans, where artwork from the University's Ogden Museum of Southern Art is now on display.

    Friday, June 21, 2013

    Recent UNO Alumni Debut Feature Film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles

    Recent UNO alumni stood on stage this month at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, fielding questions about an Indie film they made one year after graduating from the University of New Orleans.

    Friday, June 21, 2013

    In the Spotlight: University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena Stars in Now You See Me

    Director Louis Leterrier's star-studded film Now You See Me premiered last month, placing second in the box office during its first week on the market and earning more than $100 million by mid-June. Little did many who watched Hollywood stars walk the red carpet know that the actors spent plenty of time last fall at the University of New Orleans.

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    A Laboratory at the University of New Orleans Is Officially the Coolest Place in the South

    A laboratory at the University of New Orleans Advanced Materials Research Institute is officially the coolest place in the South.

    Monday, June 17, 2013

    UNO NSO Continues with O-Fest and Nighttime Fun

    New Student Orientation spiraled into nighttime fun at the University of New Orleans on Wednesday at "O-Fest," which transformed the courtyard of a freshmen residence hall into a student organization resource center and a party.

    Friday, June 14, 2013

    New Student Orientation Concludes with Registration for Classes

    New friends said "good-bye, but not for long" this morning at the University of New Orleans, where more than 200 incoming fall freshmen participated this week in New Student Orientation. The two-day program is designed to welcome the new students to campus, ensure proper enrollment and provide both students and parents resources and contacts they may need throughout the academic year. NSO at UNO is just the beginning of the students' transition to college life, said Associate Director for Orientation and First Year Student Success Christy Heaton. In fall, new students also enjoy a six-week welcome programming season called the Privateer Plunge.

    Friday, June 14, 2013

    University of New Orleans Welcomes Class of 2017 at New Student Orientation

    More than 200 fall freshmen are on campus today at the University of New Orleans to receive a two-day introduction to life as a college student and Privateer. The acclaimed two-day orientation program serves as a model for other universities and includes an overnight stay in the UNO residence halls.

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    UNO Alumni Produce "Shell-Shocked" A Documentary about Gun Violence in New Orleans

    When filmmakers John Richie and Jonathan Jahnke began working with inner-city children of New Orleans in a program for honor-roll students, they faced a shocking discovery. Richie and Jahnke had partnered with the Fountain of Youth Foundation, a leadership program for honor roll students in New Orleans that asked them to contribute their time to an anti-violence program. "Through that work, we realized that each and every kid that we were encountering had been directly touched by gun violence, whether it was a family member or a friend that had been shot, and oftentimes right in front of them," said Richie. Five-and-a-half years later, "Shell Shocked: A Documentary about Growing Up in the Murder Capital of America" is making waves in the metropolitan area and beyond.

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    UNO's Ogden Museum of Southern Art Hosts "What Becomes a Legend Most: The Blackglama Photographs from the Collection of Peter Rogers"

    It's hard to imagine bringing life to a photograph of Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor, but New Orleanian Peter Rogers defied the odds again and again. Nearly 50 years ago, an advertising campaign he created captured the starlets and other famed folk in large black-and-white photographs known as the Blackglama "Legend" series.

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    Signs of Progress Visible at Site of UNO's Maestri Field Renovation Project

    A month after officials broke ground on the Maestri Field renovation project on the University of New Orleans' East Campus, signs of progress are visible.

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    UNO Named One of Nation's Low-Cost Colleges With High Starting Salaries for Grads

    The University of New Orleans ranks among the nation's leaders in low-cost colleges with high starting salaries for graduates, according to a new list compiled by the website Affordable Colleges Online. The rankings show the average starting salary for a UNO graduate is $41,600.

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    Alumni Spotlight: Nearly 20 Percent of LAMMICO Employees Are UNO Graduates

    Nearly 20 percent of the agency's employees count themselves as proud alumni of the University of New Orleans.

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    UNO St. Claude Gallery and Ashé Cultural Center to Exhibit "True Colors"

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery and Ashé Cultural Center announce the exhibit "True Colors."

    Friday, June 7, 2013

    UNO Alumnus Named One of LSUHSC Medical School's Alumni of the Year

    A University of New Orleans alumnus is one of three medical doctors named 2013 Medical Alumni of the Year by LSU Health Sciences Center. He is president-elect of the UNO alumni association.

    Thursday, June 6, 2013

    UNO Day at the State Capitol

    Dozens of University of New Orleans faculty, staff, students, administrators and alumni gathered at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge on Thursday for UNO Day at the legislature. The annual event aims to educate state lawmakers about the importance of UNO to the New Orleans region, the state of Louisiana and the nation, as well as to inform them about the outstanding educational, research and community outreach programs that the University offers.

    Friday, May 31, 2013

    Summer Outreach Program for High School S.T.E.M. Students Starts Next Week at UNO

    A summer outreach program designed to advance research skills of minority science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) students starts next week at the University of New Orleans.

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    CBS Sports Profiles UNO Basketball Coach Mark Slessinger as Coach and Foster Parent

    Leading national sports media hub CBS Sports spotlighted National Foster Care month today with a profile of Mark Slessinger highlighting his roles as a coach and a foster parent.

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    Orleans Parish School Board Honors UNO Faculty Member

    The Orleans Parish School Board honored a University of New Orleans professor this month for his seminal work collecting thousands of school board records dating back to the 1800s. In fall, UNO celebrated the 30th anniversary of the collection, which is now housed at the University's Earl K. Long Library.

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    UNO Accounting Professor Publishes "Top 20" Article in Nation's Top Accounting Journal

    An accounting professor at the University of New Orleans wrote one of the most popular articles published last year in the nation's most widely read accounting publication.

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Calling All Artists: UNO's Ogden Museum of Southern Arts Hosts Second Annual "Louisiana Contemporary"

    For the second year running, the University of New Orleans' Ogden Museum of Southern Art celebrates Louisiana artists with "Louisiana Contemporary," a statewide juried exhibition now calling for submissions.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    University of New Orleans Names New Vice President for Research and Economic Development

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that Kenneth W. Sewell has been appointed vice president for research and economic development. Sewell is currently vice president for research and economic development at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    UNO Partners with Benjamin Franklin High School to Offer Dual Enrollment Math Courses Using Khan Academy Videos

    The University of New Orleans plans to partner this fall with Benjamin Franklin High School to offer high school students pre-calculus algebra training for college credit. As added instruction, UNO faculty will use online YouTube videos made by the Khan Academy, which allow students to review the material at their own pace and at home.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    UNO Honors Student Lives On In Award that Bears His Name

    In April, Geraldine Plaisance made the long, winding trip up Highway 1 along Bayou Lafourche from Cutoff, La. to attend the University of New Orleans Honors Convocation. It's a trip she's made every year since 2002. She comes to honor her son, Jace Plaisance. She comes to keep his memory alive. The UNO Honors Program confers its top award, The Jace Michael Plaisance Book Award, upon its best Honors combo student each year. This year's award went to Joshua Caleb Medernach, a freshman majoring in Computer Science with a concentration in information assurance.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    Online Education Pioneer Salman Khan Wows Crowds at the University of New Orleans

    Online education pioneer Salman Khan made good last night on his mission to provide free, accessible high-quality education with a profound speech he gave at the University of New Orleans. During his talk, the founder of Khan Academy identified the classroom of the future as one where questions are asked all the time, students receive supplemental materials to their curricula in online videos and educational software that allows them to review and absorb the material at their own pace, where students work in groups and two teachers serve as facilitators.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    UNO Honors Program Celebrates High Achievement

    The University of New Orleans honors program celebrated high achievement this spring, honoring students and faculty at spring convocation.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    UNO Honors Program Seeks to Expand

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos and Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Brett Kemker voiced plans this spring to see an Honors College established at UNO. Following a recent surge in membership to the University's 50-year-old honors program, the program director believes those plans could soon come to fruition. "We are at the threshold," said Abu Kabir Mostofa Sarwar, director of the University honors program and a professor of geophysics at UNO.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    The University of New Orleans Celebrates Spring 2013 Commencement

    Only in New Orleans do college graduates receive their diplomas then second line out of the stadium and at the University of New Orleans spring commencement, graduates certainly had a swing to their steps.

    Monday, May 20, 2013

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV Brings Love, Messages of Strength, Compassion to the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena

    On foot, by car, by bus and by bicycle, thousands of visitors flocked on Saturday to the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena to see His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The exiled spiritual leader of Tibet brought messages of peace, kindness, compassion and community and through his presence showed support for communities still recovering from Hurricane Katrina.

    Monday, May 20, 2013

    UNO Marketing Professor Receives "Outstanding Paper" Award

    A UNO marketing professor learned this week that an article she wrote was named an outstanding paper by a top marketing journal.

    Friday, May 17, 2013

    UNO Marketing Professor Receives "Best Reviewer Award" from the Journal of Business Research

    A University of New Orleans marketing professor received this week an award from one of the nation's foremost business journals.

    Friday, May 17, 2013

    UNO Readies for the Arrival of His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV

    The University of New Orleans readies today for the Saturday arrival on campus of His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV, whose presence has been heralded for weeks by the city.

    Friday, May 17, 2013

    Actor John Larroquette Arrives in New Orleans to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree from UNO

    Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor John Larroquette arrived in New Orleans on Wednesday for an honor-filled five-day visit that includes an honorary doctorate from the University of New Orleans.

    Friday, May 17, 2013

    UNO COEHD Hosts Honors Convocation

    The University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development honored on Tuesday outstanding alumnae, faculty and scholars, as well as seven recently retired faculty.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    University of New Orleans Visual Arts League Hosts First Juried Exhibition

    The University of New Orleans Visual Arts League, a student-run organization in the University's Fine Arts Department, opened its first-ever juried exhibition Saturday at the UNO St. Claude Gallery, drawing submissions from students at area universities.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    Three UNO Undergraduate Psychology Students Win Research Grants from UL System Board of Regents

    Three University of New Orleans undergraduate students of psychology received grants this month from the University of Louisiana System's Board of Regents. Together the women won nearly $15,000 in prizes participating in the board's 3rd Annual Supervised Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) competition.

    Monday, May 13, 2013

    University of New Orleans Gives Out "Greek" Awards

    The University of New Orleans celebrated Greek Life this spring bestowing honors on members of its fifteen fraternities and sororities, as well as chapters, who exemplified outstanding scholarship, character and leadership.

    Thursday, May 9, 2013

    UNO and SUNO to Collaborate on Engineering Program

    The University of New Orleans and Southern University at New Orleans have agreed to collaborate on a joint curriculum and degree program for SUNO students to earn engineering degrees at UNO. UNO President Peter J. Fos and SUNO Chancellor Victor Ukpolo participated in a signing ceremony on UNO's Lakefront Campus.

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    University of New Orleans Celebrates Grand Reopening at Maestri Field

    The University of New Orleans celebrates a rich baseball heritage this week with a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate renovations at Maestri Field at Privateer Park.

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    UNO Ogden Museum of Southern Art Hosts Works From House of Blues

    For more than 20 years, the House of Blues in New Orleans' French Quarter has collected Southern vernacular art, tying it to American vernacular traditions. The music center now showcases its deep commitment to the preservation of American Blues music and American folk art with an exhibition at the University of New Orleans' Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    University of New Orleans Honors Longtime Faculty and Staff

    At a special ceremony this month, the University of New Orleans recognized long-time employees and recent retirees.

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    UNO Earns $315,000 National Science Foundation Grant for Summer Research Program

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 3-year, $315,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help fund the University's annual summer research program for undergraduate students, which is heavily focused on exposing minority students to scientific research. The NSF has funded the program, run by UNO's Department of Chemistry and Advanced Materials Research Institute, since 2003.

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    University of New Orleans Film Festival Rises to New Heights

    Fifty-five films will roll over the course of four days this week at the University of New Orleans annual film festival. Forty-five of those films were made by UNO students vying to win a top prize at the esteemed annual film competition.

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    Reimagining Education with Sal Khan at the University of New Orleans

    Education and technology take center stage this month at the University of New Orleans as online education pioneer and educational reform advocate Salman Khan re-imagines global education through the world of video.

    Monday, May 6, 2013

    University of New Orleans Names Gregg Lassen Vice President of Business Affairs

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that Gregg Lassen has been appointed vice president for business affairs. Lassen is currently vice president for finance and operations at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

    Friday, May 3, 2013

    UNO College of Business Administration Presents Awards at Spring Honors Convocation

    The University of New Orleans' College of Business Administration presented 160 awards, scholarships, grants and certificates of recognition on Wednesday.

    Thursday, May 2, 2013

    Taming of the Shrew: Theatre UNO Gives the Comedy a Modern Twist

    Shakespeare's Petruchio joins the modern age with this week's performances of Taming of the Shrew at the University of New Orleans Robert E. Nims Theatre.

    Thursday, May 2, 2013

    UNO Gears Up for Finals Frenzy

    Students at the University of New Orleans have a chance to shake off any nervous energy before they take final exams this year. Finals Frenzy, a new event planned by the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services.

    Thursday, May 2, 2013

    Two UNO Students Receive Prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for Study Abroad

    Two University of New Orleans students were chosen from a national pool of over 700 outstanding applicants from 270 colleges and universities across the U.S. to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad. The two undergraduate women are among the three Louisiana natives and the four students from Louisiana universities to receive the scholarship.

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    University of New Orleans Jazz Studies Students, Faculty, Alumni Return From Russia

    A small fleet of University of New Orleans students, faculty and alumni recently returned from a 10-day trip to Moscow, where they provided music for Russia's top star search television program and played a concert for the U.S. Ambassador and his guests.

    Monday, April 29, 2013

    UNO Survey: 79 Percent of Katrina-Damaged Homes Have Started or Completed Rebuilding

    A curbside survey conducted by the University of New Orleans Department of Geography found that 79 percent of damaged homes within the Hurricane Katrina flood zone of Orleans and St. Bernard parishes have begun or completed rebuilding or renovating.

    Monday, April 29, 2013

    University of New Orleans Celebrates Diversity Awards

    For more than 50 years, the University of New Orleans has aimed to create an ethnically, racially and socioeconomically diverse campus that welcomes and celebrates students and faculty of all creeds and cultures. This month, the University's Office of Diversity Affairs advanced that mission with an awards ceremony designed to honor students, faculty and organizations on campus who have worked to build relationships and understanding and break down barriers.

    Monday, April 29, 2013

    University of New Orleans Names New Dean of College of Education and Human Development

    The University of New Orleans has appointed a new dean of the College of Education and Human Development. He will begin his tenure as Dean of the College of Education and Human Development on July 1, 2013.

    Monday, April 29, 2013

    The University of New Orleans' College of Sciences Present Awards at Spring Honors Convocation

    The University of New Orleans' College of Sciences held its 40th annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday in the University Center Ballroom. The event recognized outstanding undergraduate and graduate students for achievements in the sciences.

    Friday, April 26, 2013

    UNO Musicians Rock Jazz and Heritage Festival 2013

    Students, faculty and alumni of the University of New Orleans make more than 100 appearances at the 2013 Jazz and Heritage Festival.

    Thursday, April 25, 2013

    UNO Music Student's Gospel Group Wins Big at Big Easy Awards

    The University of New Orleans congratulates graduate student Danielle Edinburgh Wilson for her recent win at the 25th annual Big Easy Music Awards. Wilson is slated to receive a Master of Music degree from the College of Liberal Arts in May.

    Thursday, April 25, 2013

    UNO COEHD Interim Dean Accepted to Harvard University's Education Management Institute

    The University of New Orleans proudly announces that April Whatley Bedford, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development, has been accepted to the 2013 Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, a professional program offered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

    Thursday, April 25, 2013

    The University of New Orleans Announces Winners of the 2013 Ernest O. and Shirley N. Svenson Awards

    The University of New Orleans announces winners of the 2013 Ernest O. and Shirley N. Svenson Awards this month. Two composers will present their work tonight as part of the University's famed "Jazz @ the Sandbar" series.

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    Two UNO MFA Candidates Receive Regional Writing Awards

    Two graduate students in the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop recently received awards at the 2013 Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference.

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    UNO Marketing Professor Receives "Best Book Award" from the International Association for Management of Technology

    A University of New Orleans marketing professor has received the year's "Best Book" award from the International Association for Management of Technology.

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    A Night of Stars: UNO Recognizes Student Leaders

    More than 300 members of the University of New Orleans community turned out on Tuesday for the University's 28th Annual Student Leadership Ceremony, held in the University Center ballroom.

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    Larroquette to Receive Honorary Degree, Alumnus Eriksen to Speak at Spring Commencement

    Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor John Larroquette will receive an honorary degree and conservationist and adventurer Marcus Eriksen will serve as commencement speaker at the University of New Orleans 2013 spring graduation ceremony. Commencement will be held at 7 p.m. on May 17 at the UNO Lakefront Arena.

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    UNO COLA Presents Awards at Spring Convocation

    The University of New Orleans' College of Liberal Arts bestowed honors upon top students on Thursday at its spring convocation. Interim Dean Kevin Graves presided and Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs James Payne welcomed students and their families with opening remarks.

    Monday, April 22, 2013

    UNO Readies for SUCbAUF XXVI

    Seven thousand pounds of boiled crawfish are on the agenda at the University of New Orleans, where students, faculty and administrators at the University of New Orleans are gearing up for a favorite annual event.

    Monday, April 22, 2013

    UNO Doctoral Student Wins $20,000 Minority Fellowship from the National Board of Certified Counselors

    A University of New Orleans doctoral student has received has been named a 2013 Minority Fellow by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She is among the nation's first recipients of this honor, which brings a $20,000 award. She also is a fellow in the UNO College of Business Administration's new business accelerator program, which helps students develop plans to successfully launch a business. With these two fellowships in hand, Tamia Randolph-Alvarez could soon make waves in the New Orleans counseling community.

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    UNO Hosts Third Annual Shell STEM Showdown

    High school students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics showed up to show down last week at the University of New Orleans, where University students, faculty and administrators, together with Shell Oil Company and Viva Technology's Great Minds in STEM, put on an all-day competition designed to show off students' skills. Shell Oil has an interest in exciting and developing young students, officials said.

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    UNO Center Austria Hosts Two Lunchtime Talks -- Press Photography, Human Rights and the Environment

    The University of New Orleans Center Austria hosts two lunchtime talks early next week. One highlights press photography and Austrian-American Relations following World War II. The other centers around human rights and the environment.

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    UNO Ogden Museum Exhibits Work by Robert Hollingsworth, Jr., Eudora Welty and Walter Inglis Anderson

    The University of New Orleans Ogden Museum of Southern Art opens today three exhibitions designed to showcase works of artists who documented the metamorphosis of the South in the post-Depression Era.

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    UNO Physics Student Assists on "Remember Sunday," A Hallmark Television Movie Airing Sunday

    University of New Orleans undergraduate and physics major Isaac Meisenheimer is on his second career. After spending 10 years in the film industry, where he moved his way up the ladder to writing and directing films, he decided to go to college to study astronomy and physics. When movie producers recently contacted the University of New Orleans for help with a television film, administrators knew exactly who to turn to for help.

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    UNO Physics Department Hosts Einstein Week

    Einstein Week takes root today at the University of New Orleans, a three-day celebration of science that begins and ends with a big bang. Three key events are planned this week to get the UNO community interested in the magic of science, said Isaac Meisenheimer, president of the University chapter of the Society of Physics Students. SPS is hosting the three-day event with help from physics department faculty and other members of the College of Sciences.

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    UNO Computer Science Department Hosts State's First "Music Hackathon"

    The University of New Orleans Computer Science Department partners this week with the Louisiana Technology Council and a group of local web developers and computer programmers to host the state's first "Music Hackathon."

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    UNO First Year Experience Breaks Down Barriers with "Pizza With a Professor"

    The University of New Orleans First Year Experience aims to increase student engagement with faculty and promote academic interest this spring with a new program involving tantalizing teacher talk and a surefire draw: free pizza.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    University of New Orleans Hosts "Arab Spring Revisited"

    One year after the Arab Spring, leading experts return to the University of New Orleans next week to discuss prospects for democratic and civil society in the Middle East.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    UNO Jazz @ the Sandbar Hosts Vocalist Kate McGarry and Guitarist Keith Ganz

    Grammy Award-nominated jazz vocalist Kate McGarry and renowned jazz guitarist Keith Ganz grace the stage Wednesday night at The Cove on the University of New Orleans. The priceless pairing perform in the University's spring Jazz @ the Sandbar series, designed as a living laboratory where UNO students work with elite professional jazz musicians to entertain the UNO community and public audiences.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    UNO Kicks It Cajun-Style with Amanda Shaw

    Renowned Cajun fiddler Amanda Shaw joins University of New Orleans students on campus next week for a cultural cafe, in which she will perform and share knowledge about the Cajun culture.

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    UNO Alumni Association Gears Up For Second Annual Crawfish Mambo - Calls for Artists, Volunteers for Music Festival on the Lake

    The University of New Orleans Second Annual Crawfish Mambo Cook-off and music festival on the Lake will be a smash hit, if the UNO International Alumni Association has anything to say about it. Having defeated torrential downpours and brought crowds to campus last year, the alumni association has decided to step up its game. "...New Orleanians are expected to fest on the lakefront as cooking teams compete to be named Best of the Boil and some of New Orleans' best musical offerings grace the stage," said alumni association executive director Pam Meyer. "A first class line up is being booked for entertainment."

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Chemistry Professor Awarded $450,000 Grant to Study Behavior of Charged Molecules in Water

    University of New Orleans chemistry professor Steven Rick has been awarded a 3-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the behavior of charged molecules in water and other solutions. The research is important to a wide range of medical and technological areas including drug development for treatment of life-threatening degenerative diseases and the creation of more energy efficient storage materials such as those used in electric vehicles.

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    UNO First Year Experience Amps Up Faculty and Staff Participation in the Privateer Plunge

    The University of New Orleans First Year Experience aims to increase faculty and staff participation in the ever-popular six weeks of welcome programming for first year freshmen and transfer students. Privateer Plunge Faculty Information and Training Sessions are slated from 12:30 to p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 in the Student Involvement and Leadership Conference Room in the University Center and from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in Milneburg Hall, Room 159.

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    UNO Student Housing Hosts Open House for Lafitte Village

    The University of New Orleans' Department of Student Housing hosts an open house on Wednesday, to showcase Lafitte Village, the University's housing for graduate students, students with children, married students and students in domestic partnerships.

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    UNO's Driftwood Takes Home Two Prizes from Elite Regional Editorial Competition

    The University of New Orleans student newspaper Driftwood celebrates two big wins this week with prizes from an elite regional editorial competition.

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    UNO Office of Enrollment Services Advances Priority Enrollment Outreach

    The University of New Orleans' Office of Enrollment Services is working hard to ensure that first-year freshmen and transfer students are registered for classes before the summer crush.

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    Recent UNO Grad Receives $10,000 Fellowship from Engineering Honor Society

    University of New Orleans graduate Pawan Maharjan has been awarded a $10,000 graduate fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.

    Friday, April 12, 2013

    UNO Freshman Prepares for Miss Louisiana USA Pageant

    University of New Orleans freshman Jadian Meliea Daniels fell in love with the Miss USA pageant when she was 10. Since then she has participated in seven pageants of increasing stature and this year sets her sights even higher. Daniels, 18, will represent LaPlace, La. in October at the Miss Louisiana USA Pageant. If she wins the state title, she will participate in the Miss USA Pageant in June 2014.

    Thursday, April 11, 2013

    UNO Survey Reveals Strong Support for Mayor Landrieu in Orleans Parish

    The results of a new survey from the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center show New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu continues to enjoy strong support from Orleans Parish residents with a robust 70 percent job approval rating. The New Orleans City Council is also viewed positively, with a 53 percent job approval rating, according to the survey.

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    UNO St. Claude Gallery Hosts "Ritual Process" by Kevin Baer

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery, an off-campus gallery that features the work of University graduate students and visiting artists, hosts "Ritual Process," a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition for sculptor Kevin Baer.

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    Physicist, Cosmologist and Best-Selling Author Lawrence Krauss Comes to UNO Campus

    The University of New Orleans Society of Physics Students and Student Government bring to campus next week theoretical physicist, cosmologist, physicist and best-selling author Lawrence Krauss for a lecture on the origins of the universe and human existence.

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    City Year New Orleans Honors UNO Alumni Association President

    University of New Orleans International Alumni Association President Norma Jane Sabiston will be honored this week by a national nonprofit and the mayor of New Orleans for her work helping to advance education in the city.

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    University of New Orleans Hosts Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony for the Ernest and Shirley Svenson Drawing Competition and Exhibition

    The University of New Orleans annual Ernest and Shirley Svenson Drawing Competition and Exhibition is a juried exhibition held annually at UNO with the support of the Ernest and Shirley Svenson Foundation, said Kathy Rodriguez, research specialist and fine arts instructor at the University. The free competition is designed to allow undergraduate students a chance to compete and show their work at no cost in a professional setting.

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts Awards Robert Becker the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

    The College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Orleans is pleased to announce Robert Becker as the 2013 recipient of the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumnus Award.

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    UNO Electrical Engineering Students Take Home Top Prizes in IEEE Robotics and Ethics Contests

    Fifteen students from the University of New Orleans Electrical Engineering Department made waves last week in a top-flight robotics contest, with two teams representing the University and one taking first prize. A pair of undergraduate students also took home a top prize in a related ethics contest.

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    Williams Named Dean of College of Business Administration

    University of New Orleans Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs James E. Payne announced that John Williams has been appointed dean of the College of Business Administration. Williams had served as interim dean since August 2010. Williams was one of three finalists, selected from a nationwide search, who participated in open forums during the search process.

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    UNO Civil and Environmental Engineering Student Wins Top Prize in National Contest

    A University of New Orleans undergraduate civil engineering student has received high honors in a national contest designed to help young civil engineers further their development.

    Friday, April 5, 2013

    UNO Alumni Take Home Top Prizes at Big Easy Awards

    University of New Orleans theatre alumni took home top prizes last week from the 2013 Big Easy Theater Awards, which recognize achievement in live theatre.

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    Charles Small Named UNO Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Enrichment

    The New Orleans athletic department took another step forward on Wednesday, formally announcing the addition of Charles Small as Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Enrichment.

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    UNO Lights It Up Blue for Autism Speaks

    An iconic oak tree at the University of New Orleans stood in the spotlight Tuesday in an effort to promote autism awareness.

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    UNO MFA Student Participates in Pulitzer Remix

    University of New Orleans Master of Fine Arts student Kelly Jones is one of 85 poets who are creating found poetry from the 85 Pulitzer Prize-winning works of fiction as part of Pulitzer Remix, a 2013 National Poetry Month initiative.

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    Jazz Pianist Mulgrew Miller Joins UNO Jazz @ the Sandbar and Teaches Master Class

    The University of New Orleans Jazz @ the Sandbar Spring 2013 series resumes this week with Wednesday performances by pianist Mulgrew Miller and Victor Atkins' student combo. On Thursday, Miller returns to campus to teach a master class.

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    UNO Professors, Students and Alumni Join New Orleans Jazz Orchestra on Moscow's Kultura TV

    Two University of New Orleans professors, two UNO students and a host of UNO alumni headed to Russia last week with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to serve as the house band for contestants in a jazz competition on Moscow's Kultura TV.

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    University of New Orleans Hires New Executive Director of University Advancement

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that Anthony Gregorio has been hired as executive director of university advancement. He will also serve as executive director of the UNO Foundation, succeeding Patrick Gibbs, who recently retired.

    Monday, April 1, 2013

    University of New Orleans Model United Nations Club Wins Five Awards at National Conference

    The University of New Orleans Model United Nations Club returned this week from a national conference in New York City bearing five key awards.

    Monday, April 1, 2013

    University of New Orleans Education Professor Wins Emerging Scholar Award

    University of New Orleans education professor Brian Beabout has been awarded the 2013 Emerging Scholar Award from the Educational Change Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.

    Monday, April 1, 2013

    UNO Music Student Performs with Cuban Drum Legend Pedrito Martinez

    University of New Orleans music student and upcoming percussionist Alexey Marti performed with Cuban drum legend Pedrito Martinez on Sunday at the Congo Square New Rhythms Festival in historic Congo Square in New Orleans' Armstrong Park.

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    UNO Alumnus and Music Instructor Leads Middle Schoolers to Glory

    University of New Orleans alumnus and adjunct jazz studies instructor Kelvin Harrison on Sunday led a middle school band to win $6,000 in a brass band competition. The money will be used to buy the students' school new instruments.

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    UNO Students Gain Service Hours During Alternative Spring Break

    Volunteer-minded students at the University of New Orleans collectively spent more than 100 service hours yesterday cleaning up campus as part of a beautification project designed to kick off "alternative spring break."

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    UNO Driftwood Receives Two Award Nominations, Celebrates Turnaround Year

    The University of New Orleans student newspaper Driftwood celebrates a turnaround year with two recent award nominations.

    Monday, March 25, 2013

    UNO Students Studying Abroad Celebrate 175 Years of Positive Relations Between the U.S. and Austria

    University of New Orleans students studying abroad in Innsbruck, Austria recently joined the U.S. Ambassador to Austria in celebrating positive international relations between the two countries.

    Monday, March 25, 2013

    UNO Alumni and Students Dominate Nominations for Big Easy Theater Awards

    The Big Easy Theater Awards are New Orleans' very own brand of Tony award, designed to recognize achievement in live theatre, said David Hoover, chairman of the University of New Orleans' Department of Fine Arts. This year, University of New Orleans alumni and students have been nominated in nearly every category and some have been nominated several times.

    Friday, March 22, 2013

    UNO Arts Administration Grads Invigorate Cultural Infrastructure

    The Graduate Program in Arts Administration of the University of New Orleans is proud to announce continued high employment demand for its recent graduates in Louisiana and nationally.

    Friday, March 22, 2013

    UNO CenterAustria Hosts Annual Conference

    The University of New Orleans CenterAustria created an all-day conference on The Life and Work of Guenther Anders: Émigré, Iconoclast, Philosopher, Literateur.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    Kabacoff School Accepts $50,000 Gift from Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association

    The Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration at the University of New Orleans accepted a $50,000 donation from the Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    UNO Rolls Out "Academic Days"

    Chemistry Academic Day is underway at the University of New Orleans, where approximately 30 area high schoolers aspiring to be chemistry majors will get an inside look at the University's program.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    University of New Orleans First African-American Students Return to Campus

    More than 300 University of New Orleans faculty, staff and students turned out today to a commemorative reunion and panel discussion designed to honor the University's first African-American students.

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    UNO Sweeps SROW

    Orientation staff and student leaders at the University of New Orleans took home four awards from the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop in Memphis this week.

    Monday, March 18, 2013

    UNO St. Claude Gallery Exhibits CINEMATROPE, an MFA Thesis Exhibition

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery hosts this month CINEMATROPE, a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition by UNO fine arts graduate student Ryn Wilson.

    Monday, March 18, 2013

    Philosophy and History Department Split $4 Million Gift from UNO Alum

    The University of New Orleans celebrated Friday nearly $4 million in planned gifts to the philosophy and history departments from alumnus Carl Muckley Sr. Muckley, an independent businessman who earned two degrees from UNO, died in 2004.

    Monday, March 18, 2013

    UNO College of Business Administration Hosts 7th Annual Business Career Week

    The University of New Orleans College of Business Administration and the College of Business Executive Council, a business students' organization, hosts next week the is 7th Annual UNO College of Business Career Week.

    Friday, March 15, 2013

    $4 Million Bequeathed by Alumnus to UNO History and Philosophy Departments

    The University of New Orleans celebrates on Friday nearly $4 million in planned gifts that will advance growth of the University's philosophy and history departments and fund a raft of scholarships, including two key scholarships named for UNO professors who inspired the benefactor.

    Thursday, March 14, 2013

    UNO Adds Concentration in Game Development

    The University of New Orleans Department of Computer Science will offer a new concentration in game development. The concentration was approved by the university curriculum committee.

    Thursday, March 14, 2013

    Fifty-Fifth for the 55: University of New Orleans Honors First African-American Students

    Fifty-five years after the University of New Orleans opened as the South's first fully integrated public university, the University's first African-American students are returning to campus to be honored.

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    Semiahmoo Music Group Visits University of New Orleans Music Department

    The Semiahmoo Music group is one of Canada's top high school jazz programs ? and this week performs at the University of New Orleans.

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    UNO Economist Is Named Chairman of the Board at Slidell Memorial Hospital

    A leading economics professor at the University of New Orleans was recently named chairman of the board of commissioners of Slidell Memorial Hospital.

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    UNO-CHART Hosts Higher Education Leaders for Disaster Resistant University Workshop

    In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Isaac, the University of New Orleans has taken the lead among area higher education institutions in creating expert research and study opportunities in the areas of emergency planning and management, disaster mitigation and disaster resilience. One of the many projects recently spawned by the University's Center for Hazard Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) is its Disaster Resistant University (DRU) Workshop, which allows members of the higher education community to connect observations and learnings on risk and possible ways to reduce those risks.

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    UNO Tocqueville Series Hosts Discussion on Role of Incarceration in Society

    The Alexis de Tocqueville Project at the University of New Orleans rounds out its "Lectures on Liberty" on Thursday with a discussion led by a New Orleans economist on the role of incarceration in society.

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    University of New Orleans Greets Finalists for COBA Dean

    The University of New Orleans greets three finalists for permanent dean of the College of Business Administration.

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    UNO's Alpha Xi Delta Raises More than $9,000 for Autism Speaks

    On Saturday, UNO's Delta Epsilon chapter of Alpha Xi Delta, one of the oldest women's sororities in the United States, held its 2nd Annual Step It Up 5K Walk/Run for Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization.

    Saturday, March 9, 2013

    UNO Joins the Fun This Month at Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

    The annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival was founded in 1986 citizens who shared a common desire to celebrate the region's cultural heritage. Over the last 27 years, the famed festival has grown from an informal two-day event with 500 audience members to a five-day extravaganza filled with entertainment and literary programming. This year's festival runs Wednesday through Sunday, March 20-24. Events take place in various venues in the city's downtown and French Quarter. The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop and Film and Theatre Department are festival sponsors and a variety of members of the UNO community are participating.

    Saturday, March 9, 2013

    UNO Alumnus and Tenor Saxophonist Calvin Johnson Jr. Performs After Hours at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

    Tenor saxophone Calvin Johnson Jr. performs tonight at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's After Hours. The University of New Orleans alumnus and New Orleans native is a multi-instrumentalist who was born into a vibrant musical family and is the grandson of acclaimed saxophonist, clarinet player and musical arranger George "Son" Johnson, Jr.

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    Theatre UNO Performs Jumpers: A Play in One Act

    Theatre UNO delves deep this month with its production of a darkly comedic meditation on life. Jumpers: A Play in One Act centers around a man and a woman standing at a precipice in a desperate moment and arguing over who gets to jump first.

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    WhoData.org Releases Report Highlighting 12 Key Neighborhood Studies

    WhoData.org, a collaborative public participation geographic information systems (GIS) project, supported by the University of New Orleans Department of Planning and Urban Studies, has released a report that highlights 12 key neighborhood studies that WhoData has created or made accessible to the public since it launched in 2009. The WhoData.org web-based community data mapping application was made publicly available in 2010. WhoData.org aims to share geographic data with public and private organizations alike through this online mapping tool. It empowers organizations throughout the city by providing them with a platform to map and analyze the information they collect on properties in their area. It allows residents to assess their own neighborhoods, highlight properties that show indicators of blight, create their own maps and property lists, and share this information with the public.

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    UNO Lakefront Arena Hosts America's Got Talent

    Lakefront Arena at the University of New Orleans rolled out the red carpet on Monday as celebrity judges appeared for the taping of final auditions for season eight of the NBC reality show America's Got Talent. Supermodel Heidi Klum, shock jock Howard Stern, comedian Howie Mandel and former Spice Girl Mel B promenaded and posed for crowds and cameras outside the Lakefront Arena. Host Nick Cannon rode a Mardi Gras-style parade float through the Arena parking lot accompanied by the PussyFooters and Victory Belles, scantily dressed all-female marching groups regularly seen strutting in the city's Mardi Gras parades.

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    University of New Orleans Plays Key Role in National Public Administration Conference

    The University of New Orleans Master of Public Administration graduate program plays a key role next week at a national conference that will bring academics, civic leaders, federal and state government leaders, nonprofit leaders and urban planners from around the world to New Orleans to address emerging topics related to public management. Approximately 1,400 visitors are expected to attend the American Society for Public Administration's annual national conference, said John Kiefer, associate professor and director of the University's MPA program. Visitors will be coming from as far away as Europe, South America, China and the United Arab Emirates, he said. The largest contingent will be coming from Taiwan. The 2013 conference, entitled "Governance and Sustainability: Local Concerns, Global Challenges," runs Thursday through Monday, March 15-19, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    UNO Hires New Director of Institutional Research and Data Management

    The University of New Orleans has hired Kim Oren as director of institutional research and data management, it was announced by James E. Payne, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    President Fos Named to Committee of 100

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos has been named the newest member of the Committee of 100 for the Economic Development of Louisiana.

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    UNO Jazz Studies Program Hosts Master Class with Jason Marsalis

    The University of New Orleans esteemed jazz studies program was founded as a living laboratory where students can learn through performance and study with professors who are also working jazz musicians. Introducing UNO music students to the history and study of jazz through the eyes of jazz professionals is a core underpinning of the elite program founded in 1971 by Professor Emeritus Ellis Marsalis. His father's son, renowned drummer and vibraphonist Jason Marsalis will host a master class for UNO students at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 in Room 103 of the University's Performing Arts Center. The clinic is free and open to the public.

    Monday, March 4, 2013

    UNO Chemistry Student Creates Chemical Compounds Presented at InnovateUNO

    More than 50 students participated on Friday in the University of New Orleans first juried undergraduate research competition, a showcase event designed to expose undergraduates to scholarly research competitions and put them on a path to pursuing graduate work and attaining grant funding.

    Monday, March 4, 2013

    Inaugural InnovateUNO Sends Fifteen Presentations to UL Academic Summit

    More than 50 students participated on Friday in the University of New Orleans first juried undergraduate research competition, a showcase event designed to expose undergraduates to scholarly research competitions and put them on a path to pursuing graduate work and attaining grant funding. "Everybody is a winner," said Michael A. Tarr, chair of the UNO chemistry department and UNO Undergraduate Research Council. "I was very impressed by the thoroughness and professionalism with which the students presented their work."

    Monday, March 4, 2013

    UNO's Nelson Receives Independent Player of the Week Recognition

    New Orleans senior guard Rarlensee Nelson was named "Independent Player of the Week" by College Sports Madness this morning. The honor is the second this season for Nelson, who also received the accolade on Feb. 11.

    Monday, March 4, 2013

    UNO St. Claude Gallery Hosts Second Opening for "Just Then, and Again"

    A recent exhibit featuring artists from Houston's leading art galleries was such a hit that the University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery has plans to host a second opening this weekend. "Just then, and Again" features works by lending artists Dana Frankfort, Geoff Hippenstiel, Shane Tolbert, Brad Tucker, Jim Nolan and Nathan Green. Their work is regularly shown at Inman Gallery, Art Palace, and Devin Borden Gallery in Houston.

    Friday, March 1, 2013

    University of New Orleans to Host College Admissions Mini Camp

    The University of New Orleans will serve as the host for the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling's Mini Camp College for high school students interested in learning more about college admissions. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Saturday, March 2 from 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

    UNO's Ogden Museum Hosts Discussion on Mardi Gras Indian Costuming for HBO'sTreme

    The University of New Orleans Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosts on Saturday a noteworthy panel discussion about the tradition of costuming in New Orleans during Carnival ? panelists will explore how HBO's Treme worked with Mardi Gras Indians to create authentic suits and visuals for the show. Well Suited: A Panel Discussion takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 in Stephen Goldring Hall at the Ogden Museum, located at 925 Camp St. The panel discussion is focused around the museum exhibitionWell-Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO's Treme.

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    University of New Orleans Heads to Southern Regional Orientation Workshop

    Orientation staff and student orientation leaders from the University of New Orleans are headed next month to the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop, known to higher education leaders as SROW. This year, UNO participation in the regional workshop ascends to higher levels as a large crew of UNO staff and students become presenters and workshop leaders, said Christy Heaton, UNO associate director for orientation and first-year success.

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    University of New Orleans Hosts UNO Influence:The Leadership Experience

    Young leaders from the Greater New Orleans area will visit the University of New Orleans next month for a leadership conference aimed at helping them build skills to better the community and achieve their goals and dreams.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    Jamison Ross Rocks The Cove at UNO on Wednesday

    Beating to his own drum is no problem for Jamison Ross, a graduate student at the University of New Orleans and winner of the prestigious 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition which draws competitors from around the world. The jazz drummer is pursuing a Master of Music degree at UNO. He promises to have listeners swinging, swaying and tapping their feet as he performs his graduate recital from 8 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Sandbar at The Cove on Founders Drive.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    Deutsches Haus Presents Check to Center Austria

    Representatives of Deutsches Haus recently presented a $5,000 check to the University of New Orleans Center Austria in support of UNO students studying in the "Academic Year Abroad" program in Innsbruck and other universities in German speaking countries. Deutsches Haus is the premier institution in New Orleans representing German-speaking ethnic communities and their past and organizer of the city's popular Oktoberfest.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    Urban Entrepreneurship Program at UNO Helps Student to Expand And Build His Business

    Having spent five years in the U.S. Navy, Jason Wyman is familiar with military veterans' skills and talents. He aims to capitalize on those strengths as he refines and expands his maintenance, construction and restoration business and a new business accelerator program at the University of New Orleans is helping him.

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    UNO Physics Students Share Knowledge Through Community Outreach Program

    Physics students at the University of New Orleans are making strides to encourage development of science skills and interest among youngsters in the Greater New Orleans community.

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    University of New Orleans Announces Line-Up for Spring 2013 Jazz @ the Sandbar Concert Series

    Three UNO professors, all local favorites of the New Orleans jazz scene, will kick off the University of New Orleans Spring 2013 Sandbar Series on March 6 in a performance honoring the masters of Louisiana modern jazz. Now in its 23rd season, Jazz @ the Sandbar, founded by UNO Professor Emeritus Ellis Marsalis, is a weekly opportunity for UNO jazz studies students to get real life experience performing with professional jazz musicians in front of a live audience. The spring series runs March 6 through May 1. The weekly concerts are held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sandbar at The Cove, located on Founders Road. Admission is $5. There will be no spring concert on March 27 due to spring break.

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    New Chapter of National Honor Society Alpha Lambda Delta Sees High Yield at University of New Orleans

    More than 100 freshmen at the University of New Orleans were inducted Tuesday to a new chapter of a national first-year honor society that honors high-achieving students.

    Friday, February 22, 2013

    UNO Jazz Musician Gregory Agid Launches The Mystery Blues

    Gregory Agid, who is pursuing a Master of Music degree, masters his craft through private lessons and formal jazz studies at the University of New Orleans, while advancing performance skills the old-fashioned way, playing Frenchmen Street, festivals and other jazz venues with the Uptown Jazz Orchestra and his own jazz band, The Gregory Agid Quartet. This week, Agid takes his music to a new level with the release of Mystery Blues, a CD produced and recorded by The Gregory Agid Quartet with the help of Delfeayo Marsalis, a world-renowned jazz trombonist and Grammy Award winner who in 2011 was named a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Master and has produced more than 100 recordings.

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair Coming to the University of New Orleans

    The 2013 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) will be held at University of New Orleans Feb. 26-28. More than 350 middle and high school students from metro New Orleans will display the results of their scientific inquiry

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    Radio Station WWNO-FM Hires First News Director to Strengthen Local News Reporting

    New Orleans' NPR-member radio station, WWNO 89.9 FM, announces today the appointment of Eve Troeh as the station's first news director, effective April 3. In this role, Troeh will oversee the station's expanding coverage of New Orleans and southeast Louisiana news stories and develop WWNO's capability to report news of national significance for NPR.

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    Theatre UNO Provides an Arresting Performance of Orestes 2.0

    Theatre UNO leads audiences this week through a thrilling channel-surf between ancient Greeks and American pop culture, says David Hoover, chair of the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theater. Playing now, Orestes 2.0 is a radical response to Euripides' post-war tragedy.

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    UNO Professor to Be Featured on PBS Special 'Mind of a Rampage Killer'

    In "Mind of a Rampage Killer," correspondent Miles O'Brien investigates theories into what drives rampage killers. He explores what science reveals about a brain at risk for violence and whether suicide, or the desire to go out in a media-fueled blaze of glory, is a main motivation. In January, O'Brien and a camera crew spent a day on UNO's campus, interviewing UNO psychology professor Paul Frick about these and other relevant topics.

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    UNO Alumnus Ervin Johnson Earns Spot in Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

    UNO alumnus and former Privateer Ervin Johnson, a native of Jonesville, La., was announced this month as a member of the 2013 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. He joins eight others in the group which will be enshrined on June 29, 2013 in Natchitoches, La.

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Prospective High School and Transfer Students Gear Up to Explore UNO

    Enrollment services officers are on the move at the University of New Orleans, where next week they have planned "Explore UNO," an opportunity for recently admitted high school and transfer students to explore opportunities and next steps awaiting them on the Lakefront campus. The event runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the University Center ballroom. Check-in begins at 5 p.m. The event will include a welcome, a college browse and breakout sessions focused on topics, including: financial aid, diversity and the UNO admissions process.

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    Local Higher Education Initiative Expands at UNO

    Students4HIGHER is pleased to announce the launch of its Premier Scholars program at the University of New Orleans. The program is for qualified high-performing, local high school graduates who wish to obtain a bachelor's degree in an academic discipline that is of unique importance to the New Orleans community, including local businesses and organizations.

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    UNO to Hold Annual Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminars

    An economic outlook and real estate forecast seminar focused on the greater New Orleans metropolitan area will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, in the ballroom of UNO's University Center, located on UNO's lakefront campus, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122.

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    Constitutional Law Scholar Speaks at UNO

    Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, will give his talk: "An Amazing Year at the Supreme Court: Affirmative Action and Marriage Equality" at 5:30 p.m. in Room 236 of the University's Liberal Arts Building on campus, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122. All are invited to attend this free event.

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    UNO Music Student Records With Pop Band OneRepublic

    Super Bowl week brought a prize opportunity to University of New Orleans music student Danielle Wilson, who found herself recording vocals for a soon-to-be-released album by pop band OneRepublic.

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    UNO's New Provost Takes a Look Forward

    Four weeks into his new position as provost at the University of New Orleans, James Payne said that he is starting to feel settled. The new provost hit the ground running with the start of the new year, immediately setting up meetings with top administrators, faculty and staff and working with the University president to align the University's new strategic plan.

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

    UNO to Offer In-State Tuition to Eligible First-Year Out-of-State Students

    Beginning in the fall semester of 2013, the University of New Orleans will offer in-state tuition rates to first-year, out-of-state undergraduate students who meet eligibility requirements. According to UNO President Peter J. Fos, the Privateer First Year Scholarship will help the University cast a wider net in attracting more high ability students from across the country and around the world.

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

    UNO Crowns Homecoming Court

    A University of New Orleans Homecoming basketball triumph turned royal occasion last night with the crowning of the University's 2013 Homecoming Court, named during a night of nail-biting competition at the UNO Lakefront Arena.

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

    UNO Faculty, Staff and Administrators Go "Into the Halls"

    The University of New Orleans ratcheted up its student outreach, customer service and Southern hospitality in January with a new initiative that led faculty, staff and administrators into UNO residence halls in an effort to connect with students.

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    UNO to Play Host to Student Robotics Competition

    Middle and high school students from four states will gather at the University of New Orleans campus on February 16 for the Red Stick Robotics VEX Robotics Competition. More than 30 teams from Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Virginia will compete at UNO's Human Performance Center.

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    UNO Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Homecoming Week

    The University of New Orleans enjoys pomp and circumstance this week as Homecoming Week arrives in full swing. Homecoming Week, which runs Monday, Feb. 4 through Thursday, Feb. 7, includes a basketball bonanza and rolls out alongside the University's favorite parade: Krewe of UNO. Surrounding fun and festivities have been planned by the UNO Student Activities Council, which boasts the motto "Fun Happens Here."

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    UNO Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Announces New Class of Emerging Leaders

    The University of New Orleans Emerging Leaders Program is an extracurricular leadership certificate program designed for freshmen and sophomore undergraduate students aspiring to develop further their leadership skills. In January, the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership proudly announced 25 new members aiming to gain the confidence and skill sets needed to become responsible citizens and ethical leaders in the University community.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    UNO Hosts Annual Symposium on Advanced Materials Research

    The University of New Orleans Advanced Materials Research Institute works with research institutions from around the world that are focused on materials science?and this month UNO-AMRI brings leading scientific minds to campus for its annual AMRI Review and Mardi Gras Symposium. The conference takes place Thursday-Friday, Feb. 7-8, 2013.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    Center Austria Launches Spring Lecture Series

    This week Dr. Gunter Bischof, Marshall Plan professor history and director of Center Austria, launched an ambitious spring lecture series that brings to the University leading thinkers from around the world to discuss issues world issues and their impacts on European and U.S. national affairs. All members of the UNO community and the public are invited to attend these free talks.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    UNO Gets in the Game During Super Bowl XLVII

    Super Bowl XLVII took place at the Louisiana Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, Feb. 3. Researchers from the UNO Division of Business and Economic Research helped the city of New Orleans to secure its bid to serve as host.

    Monday, February 4, 2013

    UNO is Host Institution for International Education Administrators Conference

    The University of New Orleans, through its Division of International Education, will serve as an official host institution for the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) annual conference.

    Monday, February 4, 2013

    UNO's Greater New Orleans Writing Project Hosts WriteFest and Sees Resounding Success

    Nearly 150 educators from 44 schools across Southeast Louisiana flocked to the University of New Orleans campus last week for WriteFest 2013--an all-day conference on writing and the teaching of writing sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Writing Project.

    Friday, February 1, 2013

    UNO Puts the Spotlight on Undergraduate Research with InnovateUNO

    The University of New Orleans places heightened emphasis on undergraduate research and creative scholarly work this spring with Innovate UNO, the University's first juried undergraduate research, scholarship and creativity showcase.

    Friday, February 1, 2013

    "Heartbeat of the Crescent City" Commercial Airs During Super Bowl

    The University of New Orleans new advertising and branding campaign depicting the University as "The Heartbeat of the Crescent City" rises to a new level during Super Bowl week.

    Thursday, January 31, 2013

    UNO Hosts International Arts Management Conference

    The University of New Orleans' graduate program in arts administration - now celebrating its 30th year of success - proudly announces that it will host this spring an annual conference of arts administration leaders from around the world.

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    New UL System President Pays First Visit to UNO

    New University of Louisiana System President Sandra K. Woodley continued her statewide tour of the system's campuses on Friday by paying her first visit to the University of New Orleans.

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    UNO Professors to Help City Put Best Foot Forward During Super Bowl Week

    Polly Thomas, a professor in the College of Education and Human Development, and James Lowry, an associate professor of geography, are among the 32 locals selected to be part of the NFL's Team Liaison Program. Each volunteer is assigned to a specific team owner or owner's representative to essentially act as a concierge during the owner's Super Bowl visit.

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    UNO Researcher Earns Grant to Invent Real-Time Testosterone Testing Device

    A University of New Orleans psychology professor has been awarded a $19,850 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to invent a testosterone-testing device that will be able to deliver accurate results in real time. Elizabeth Shirtcliff, early research professor of psychology, is the principal investigator on the project. She is working with researchers from Oasis Diagnostic Corporation in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

    UNO's Office of First Year Experience Hosts First-Ever Academic Reboot Camp

    Ever-focused on academic success, the University of New Orleans launched this month an Academic Reboot Camp aimed at helping struggling students to get back on track. "There was a lot of positive feedback from across the institution," said Mike Hoffshire, a UNO student success counselor. "A lot of faculty, staff and upper level administrators really wanted to see this be successful and make it happen."

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

    UNO Student Government Awards Application Period Now Open

    The University of New Orleans (UNO) Student Government (SG) has just opened the Application period for UNO Study Abroad Awards. These Awards were created to encourage UNO students to study abroad on UNO's various international programs offered via the Division of International Education (DoIE), and to recognize UNO students who contribute to the University campus community. Students who have received these awards have studied on UNO programs in Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, and Turkey.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    UNO Awards Screenwriting Scholarship Established to Honor Local Film Professional

    The University of New Orleans awarded on Sunday the first screenwriting scholarship honoring the memory of a New Orleans native and his love of films and filmmaking. Mark Twain Williams, a first year graduate student pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Screenwriting in UNO's College of Liberal Arts, is the first recipient of the Joseph Patrick Uddo Scholarship. The scholarship, which covers tuition and fees for a full academic year, was established in December, 2011 to honor the memory of a New Orleans native and his love of films and filmmaking.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    UNO Researchers Discover Way to Delay Symptoms of Deadly Huntington's Disease

    Researchers at the University of New Orleans have discovered a way to significantly delay the symptoms of Huntington's Disease in mice carrying the human Huntington's Disease gene. Huntington's Disease is an untreatable, incurable and fatal disease that causes certain nerve cells in the brain to waste away. The research is published in the online journal PLOS (Public Library of Science) ONE. "I believe that these findings are important because they may lead to the development of the first treatment for this horrible disease," said Gerald LaHoste, associate professor of psychology.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    UNO Track and Field Begins Indoor Season at McNeese Friday

    The New Orleans track and field program will make its first appearance of the 2013 indoor season on Friday at the Cowboy Indoor Invite I hosted by McNeese State. The team will be competing in its first indoor meet since the 2006 Sunbelt Conference Championship.

    Thursday, January 17, 2013

    UNO Announces 2013 Privateer Baseball Schedule

    A full slate of Division I opponents await the New Orleans baseball squad which will begin its fourth season under the direction of Bruce Peddie this spring. Peddie's squad will play a total of 54 games in 2013, beginning on Feb. 15 with a series against Ohio Valley Conference foe Southeast Missouri State.

    Thursday, January 17, 2013

    UNO Sigma Gamma Epsilon Chapter Announces Inductees

    The University of New Orleans chapter of the Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon announced this week new inductees into the honor society established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the earth sciences. The society aims to help members advance their scholastic, scientific and professional goals and build relationships among peers studying earth sciences at other colleges and universities.

    Thursday, January 17, 2013

    UNO Alumna and Steinway Artist to Perform on Campus

    University of New Orleans alumna Kadisha Onalbayeva, who was recently named a Steinway Artist, will perform on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the UNO Recital Hall at the Performing Arts Center. Her performance is part of the UNO Guest Artist and Alumni Series. It is free and open to the public.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    UNO Hosts Artist Dana Frankfort

    Internationally recognized artist Dana Frankfort visits the University of New Orleans next week as part of a Visiting Artist series hosted by the University's acclaimed Fine Arts Department. She will speak at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22 in the University's Fine Arts Department, Room 118, according to Kathy Rodriguez, a UNO fine arts instructor and manager of the UNO St. Claude Gallery.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    UNO's Musical Excursions Series to Return in Fall

    The University of New Orleans' award-winning Musical Excursions concert series will return after a one-year hiatus thanks to a $10,000 grant from two New Orleans family foundations.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    Greater New Orleans Writing Project Presents WriteFest 2013

    The Greater New Orleans Writing Project (GNOWP) at the University of New Orleans invites teachers, literacy professionals and school administrators to WriteFest 2013, an all-day conference focused on writing, creativity and the Common Core.

    Friday, January 11, 2013

    UNO Robotic Eel Project featured on Discovery Channel Canada Program

    The robotic eel project led by a faculty member in the University of New Orleans' School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering was featured on the Discovery Channel Canada program Daily Planet.

    Friday, January 11, 2013

    UNO Metro Report: New Orleans Area Economy Grows Modestly

    The New Orleans area economy grew modestly over the first three quarters of 2012, with total employment increasing by 0.4 percent year-to-date, according to the latest edition of the University of New Orleans Metropolitan Report.

    Thursday, January 10, 2013

    UNO COEHD Alumni Lead Some of the Region's Most Improved Schools

    Nine alumni of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development are leading some of the most improved schools in the region, according to an article published in today's Times-Picayune.

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    UNO Investiture Gala Raises $200K for Veterans Scholarships

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that the University's investiture gala, held on Nov. 12, raised $200,000 for veterans scholarships at UNO. The money will help launch the new EdVets scholarship program, which will supplement the Post-9/11 GI Bill with enhancements that include summer study abroad. The $200,000 will fund 20 EdVets scholarship students in the 2013-14 academic year. "I am thrilled by the support that we received from our alumni and the entire New Orleans community for the investiture gala," said UNO President Peter J. Fos. "As both the leader of UNO and an alumnus, I am so proud that this event will enable veterans to enjoy a first-class educational experience at UNO. I am thankful for the many people who made the gala a success."

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    UNO Releases Results of Landmark Performing Arts Marketing Survey

    The price of admission to a ticketed performing arts event is the greatest barrier to attendance in New Orleans, according to a new citywide survey released by the University of New Orleans Graduate Program in Arts Administration. There is evidence, however, that if other marketing and communication issues are addressed, price could become less of a hindrance, according to the survey.

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    UNO Says Good-Bye to Provost, Hello to a New Era

    The University of New Orleans says good-bye today to Louis V. Paradise, a longtime University faculty member and the university's interim provost. Paradise, a licensed psychologist, is retiring from UNO following 30 years of service. A new provost, James Payne, joins the university Jan. 1.

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    UNO Celebrates Fall Commencement

    The University of New Orleans conferred 858 academic degrees at a commencement ceremony on Saturday at the Lakefront Arena. The graduates, clad in traditional black robes trimmed in blue and silver, hailed from 43 states and 55 countries. UNO President Peter J. Fos presided over the ceremony and awarded diplomas.

    Monday, December 17, 2012

    University of New Orleans Hires New Athletic Director for External Relations

    The New Orleans athletic department formally announced the hiring of Brandon Rizzuto as Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations on Friday.

    Friday, December 14, 2012

    UNO's Ogden Museum of Southern Art Plans Major Exhibitions to open in January 2013

    Stark black-and-white images of crime scenes in Orleans Parish by photographer Deborah Luster account for some of the artwork in a new series of exhibitions planned by the University of New Orleans' Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

    Friday, December 14, 2012

    Capitalizing on Katrina: UNO Launches Post-Grad Certificate Programs in Hazard Planning and Hazard Policy Studies

    Ever-resilient and innovative, the University of New Orleans is capitalizing on its location in a "disaster-prone zone" to launch two new post-graduate certificate programs aimed at preparing local public servants, business people, educators and non-profit or faith-based organization leaders to respond with effectiveness in a crisis.

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

    UNO Names New Orientation Leaders

    A new crop of Orientation Leaders for the 2013-2014 academic year have been selected following a tight competition at the University of New Orleans.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    UNO Library's Collection of Orleans Parish School Board Records Celebrates 30 Years

    Sixteen hundred square feet is the length of five football fields. That's how much space is required to store the University of New Orleans' vast and ever-growing special collection of Orleans Parish School Board records.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    UNO Honors Two Professors with Excellence in Teaching Awards

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association honors two professors this week at a commencement ceremony honoring fall graduates.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    UNO Student Government Presents Awards for Study Abroad

    The University of New Orleans Student Government is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012/2013 Academic Year SG International Study Abroad Awards.

    Friday, December 7, 2012

    Two UNO Students Receive Prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for Study Abroad

    Two undergraduate students at the University of New Orleans recently won the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad.

    Friday, December 7, 2012

    UNO International Alumni Association Ushers in New Leaders

    A changing of the guard takes place tonight as the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association celebrates past and future directors at an annual soiree that will include a formal passing of the presidential gavel. All alumni are invited to attend the cocktail hour event. The UNO International Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Soiree runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Loa Bar, International House Hotel, located at 221 Camp St., New Orleans. Food and libations will be served and attire is business casual, said Pamela Meyer, executive director of the Alumni Association.

    Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    UNO Biologist Awarded $600K Grant to Study Light Harvesting Proteins in Bacteria

    University of New Orleans professor Wendy Schluchter was awarded a 4-year $632,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study light harvesting proteins in bacteria. The project has a wide variety of applications including the development of tools that can aid all types of cell biology research, including research into how diseases like cancer occur, according to Schluchter. Schluchter's research focuses on cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, which are the base of the food chain and use light from the sun to obtain energy. Cyanobacteria often grow in the ocean where other organisms higher in the food chain depend on them, but cyanobacteria are also competing with other photosynthetic organisms for the low amounts of light that can penetrate deeper in the ocean.

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

    Renowned Psychologist Visits UNO

    Internationally renowned psychologist Barry Schwartz visits the University of New Orleans this week, where he will address the moral quandaries posed by infinite choice. Schwartz, who is the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College, will give a talk entitled "The Tyranny of Freedom: How Too Much Choice Can Make Us Miserable" at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 in Room This Friday, December 7, Room 140 of the Liberal Arts Building. The talk is free and open to the public. It serves as the last talk of the University's Lectures on Liberty, a new series of lectures on moral and political thought brought this fall to UNO by Assistant Professor of Philosophy Christ Surprenant as part of the Alexis de Tocqueville Project.

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

    UNO Celebrates Gifting of St. Claude Gallery

    The University of New Orleans celebrates the formal donation of the UNO St. Claude Gallery, an off-campus fine arts gallery that houses many student, faculty and alumni exhibitions.

    Monday, December 3, 2012

    UNO Pays Homage to Literary Legend Ernest Gaines

    Grammy-Award winning trumpeter and University of New Orleans Professor of Professional Practice Irvin Mayfield, Jr. honored Louisiana storyteller Ernest Gaines on Friday with a star-studded concert honoring the author's life work. Before the concert, Gaines read from his novel, A Lesson Before Dying, at the University residence to the enjoyment of local literati, select UNO alumni, administrators and UNO President Peter J. Fos.

    Monday, December 3, 2012

    UNO Appoints New Director of University Honors Program

    University of New Orleans Senior Associate Vice President Merrill Johnson announced today the appointment of a new director of the UNO Honors program.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012

    UNO Gets $1.5 Million NASA Grant for Air Traffic Research

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 3-year $1.5 million NASA grant to make improvements to the nation's air traffic system. Researchers will develop solutions to major challenges that are crucial for improving the efficiency and safety of the next-generation U.S. air traffic system, also known as NextGen. NextGen is the federal government's comprehensive overhaul of the national air traffic system, which will greatly increase air traffic capacity and safety.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    Six UNO Alumnae Named New Orleans City Business 2012 Women of the Year

    Six University of New Orleans alumnae were honored as New Orleans CityBusiness 2012 Women of the Year. The awards, now in their 14th year, honor women for their contributions to their fields, community achievements and civic involvement. This year's pool of nominees included more than 500 local women who are leaders in their fields.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    UNO Gets $1.5 Million NASA Grant for Air Traffic Research

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 3-year $1.5 million NASA grant to make improvements to the nation's air traffic system.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    UNO's Irvin Mayfield, Jr. Taps into Cultural Community with "New Orleans as Discourse"

    Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, Jr. amplifies the University of New Orleans' connections with the city and brings local celebrities to campus in a course he teaches this spring.

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    Two UNO Faculty Team Up for Haiti

    Two faculty at the University of New Orleans teamed up this summer to help the children of Haiti express emotions and anxieties through art and photography following the devastating earthquake of 2010.

    Monday, November 26, 2012

    President Obama Nominates UNO Professor to Lead Mississippi River Commission

    University of New Orleans professor Norma Jean Mattei has been nominated by President Barack Obama as commissioner of the Mississippi River Commission. In that capacity, Mattei will help oversee a drainage basin that covers 41 percent of the nation.

    Monday, November 26, 2012

    StoryCorps Stories Hit the UNO Library

    Visitors to the University of New Orleans' Earl K. Long Library can now listen to oral histories recorded by StoryCorps in several Louisiana cities including New Orleans.

    Monday, November 26, 2012

    UNO Faculty and Students Welcome Ithaca Mayor to New Orleans

    Svante Myrick, the mayor of Ithaca, NY, toured various New Orleans neighborhoods, met with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and will speak at a lecture tonight on an invitation from University of New Orleans professor Michelle Thompson.

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Delgado and UNO Leaders Sign Allied Health Articulation Agreement

    Delgado and UNO Leaders Sign Allied Health Articulation Agreement

    Monday, November 19, 2012

    Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center to Speak at UNO Commencement

    Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center to Speak at UNO Commencement

    Monday, November 19, 2012

    UNO Hosts Writing Workshops for Middle and High Schoolers

    The University of New Orleans Freshman Writing program hosts two Write at UNO Workshops for middle and high schoolers in coming weeks. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to participate and vie for a share of $1 million in writing prizes available through the 2013 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards or simply learn to be better writers.

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

    Theatre UNO Performs The Good Doctor

    Theatre UNO Performs The Good Doctor

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

    UNO Annual Holiday Food Drive Promotes All Kinds of Spirit

    The University of New Orleans is already preparing for the holidays with an annual holiday food drive designed to help area needy. Providing an assistant, the University's Athletics Department has partnered with Ochsner Health System and will give one complimentary general admission ticket to the first 100 people donating three non-perishable food items at Thursday's men's basketball game at Lakefront Arena.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    UNO Celebrates the Investiture of President Peter J. Fos

    The University of New Orleans Week of Excellence concluded with a grand finale on Monday, as UNO students faculty and staff celebrated the formal investiture of UNO President Peter J. Fos as he was officially installed as the university's sixth leader and first president.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    University of New Orleans Celebrates International Education Week 2012

    UNO Celebrates International Education Week 2012

    Monday, November 12, 2012

    University of New Orleans Launches "Week of Excellence" with Carville, Matalin

    The University of New Orleans proudly launched a new presidential lecture series on Thursday with "Post 2012 Presidential Election: A Living Room Chat," featuring guest speakers James Carville and Mary Matalin.

    Friday, November 9, 2012

    UNO's Tocqueville Series Addresses Civic Religion in A Free Society

    A week of excitement at the University of New Orleans continues with the Alexis de Tocqueville Series on Moral and Political Thought.

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

    Privateer Athletics Stages Fan Fest Prior to Friday Hoops Opener

    A variety of fun, family-friendly activities are in store Friday outside of Lakefront Arena

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

    UNO Jazz@theSandbar Series Holds Last Concert of the Season Wednesday

    UNO Jazz@theSandbar Last Concert of Season

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

    UNO Prepares for Day of Service

    UNO Prepares for Day of Service

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    Matalin, Carville Kick Off UNO's Week of Excellence

    Matalin, Carville Kick Off UNO's Week of Excellence

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    UNO Selects James Payne As New Provost

    UNO Selects James Payne as New Provost

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    UNO Selects James Payne as New Provost

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that James E. Payne has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs.

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    UNO Rolls Into Week of Excellence with Excitement

    UNO Rolls Into Week of Excellence

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    UNO Study: Children's Pre-Existing Symptoms Influence Reactions to TV Disaster Coverage

    Children's Pre-Existing PTSD Symptoms Influence Reactions to TV Disaster Coverage

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Privateer Hoops Hosting 2nd Annual Po-Boy Tip Off Dinner

    Building momentum as the 2012-13 season gets near, the New Orleans men's basketball program will host its second annual 'Po-Boy Privateer Hoops Hosting 2nd Annual Po-Boy Tip Off Dinner

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Privateer Athletics to Stage Fan Fest Prior to Friday Hoops Opener

    A variety of fun, family-friendly activities will help get fans excited in the moments leading up to tip-off of the 2012-13 season for the New Orleans Privateers and Lady Privateers outside Lakefront Arena on Nov. 9.

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Southerly Gold and Kid Camera Project to exhibit at UNO St. Claude Gallery during Photo NOLA

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery presents two exhibitions in the months of November and December.

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    'Week of Excellence' Events Surround UNO Presidential Investiture

    The investiture ceremony of University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos will be surrounded by five days of events during "the Week of Excellence," from Thursday, November 8 to Monday, November 12.

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Arts Administration Students Take Theater Tour

    A group of students in the University of New Orleans graduate program in arts administration got a first-hand look at the New Orleans theater scene during a venue tour, which featured stops at four different theaters. Tony Micocci's theater overview class toured the Contemporary Arts Center, the Saenger Theatre, Le Petit Theatre and Anthony Bean Community Theater.

    Monday, October 29, 2012

    UNO President Peter J. Fos Appoints Faculty Senate President to Carry University Mace at Investiture and Commencements

    UNO President Peter J. Fos Appoints Faculty Senate President to Carry University Mace at Investiture and Commencements

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    UNO Marketing Week Hosts Fleurty Girl, Key Note Speaker Lauren Thom

    UNO Marketing Week Hosts Fleurty Girl, Key Note Speaker Lauren Thom

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    UNO Alumnus and Geocent CEO Savoie to Address Engineering Symposium

    University of New Orleans alumnus Bobby Savoie will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Southeast Symposium on Contemporary Engineering Topics on Friday, October 26 at 8:00 a.m. at the Lindy Boggs Conference Center in the UNO Research and Technology Park. One of the goals of the symposium is to bridge the gap between universities and the engineering industry.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    UNO's Office of First Year Experience Hosts Advising and Registration Workshops

    The Office of First Year Experience at the University of New Orleans plans to host this month a series of advising and registration workshops designed to help first-year and transfer students have an easier time enrolling in classes for the spring semester.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    University of New Orleans Continues New "Lectures on Liberty" Lecture Series with Global Financial Strategist Peter Schiff

    The University of New Orleans continues a new lecture series on moral and political thought this week with a presentation by a renowned global financial strategist.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    One week, 20 Speakers, 1200 Minutes and Even More Great Ideas: UNO Marketing Week Brings American Marketing Association Networking Workshop and Six Speakers to Campus Tuesday

    Marketing Week at the University of New Orleans brings a bevy of talent to campus today with a lunchtime seminar by the American Marketing Association and talks led by six leading marketers from the greater New Orleans area.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    Alternative Fall Break: UNO Students Serve New Orleans Mental Health Community

    Students at the University of New Orleans may have officially had a five-day fall break last week, but some students stuck around campus so that they could serve the New Orleans community.

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    UNO Marketing Week Starts Today with Presentations by Two Leading Marketers

    The University of New Orleans Department of Marketing and Logistics kicks off UNO Marketing Week today with presentations by two top marketers from the Greater New Orleans Area.

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    UNO Launches 'Follow Me 2 UNO' Social Media Campaign

    The University of New Orleans today launched "Follow Me 2 UNO," a social media campaign aimed at engaging and recruiting prospective students. UNO students Emily Srofe and Brandan Bonds are at the center of the initiative in which they will try to enlist as many friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter to offer a first-person account of the life of a UNO student.

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    The Ogden Museum of Southern Art Announces the New Orleans launch of "Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art"

    This month, the University of New Orleans Ogden Museum of Southern Art announces the New Orleans launch of Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art, written by Art Shiver and Tom Whitehead and published by Louisiana State University Press. The book is the first comprehensive biography of this self-taught artist, said Sue Strachan, spokeswoman for the Ogden Museum.

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    Ready for Their Close-Up: UNO Students to Appear on Local TV Morning Shows to Promote Social Media Campaign

    UNO students Brandan Bonds and Emily Srofe will make appearances on two local television morning shows tomorrow to promote their role in "Follow Me 2 UNO," the University's new social media recruitment campaign.

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    UNO MBA Student Heads to Colorado Springs For U.S. Olympic Committee's Elite F.L.A.M.E. Program

    A University of New Orleans graduate student pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree is among 15 student leaders from colleges and universities across the U.S. who have been selected by the United States Olympic Committee to participate in the 2012 Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (F.L.A.M.E.) Program.

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    UNO Welcomes Pianist and UNO Alumnus Johnathan Lefcoski to Campus for Jazz @ the Sandbar

    The University of New Orleans welcomes pianist Johnathan Lefcoski to campus tonight to perform with the UNO Jazz Combos performing under the direction of two UNO faculty. The University's renowned Jazz @ the Sandbar series, a concert series that was founded by living legend, renowned pianist and jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis and pairs UNO students with professional musicians, runs every Wednesday this fall through Nov. 14.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    UNO Music Department Hosts Pianist Jeff Gardner for a Lunchtime "Meet the Artist" Workshop - Wednesday, Oct. 17

    The University of New Orleans welcomes renowned pianist Jeff Gardner to campus today for its Meet the Artist series, which will include a free lunchtime clinic led by Gardner.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    New Orleans Jazz Institute Commissions Three UNO Jazz Studies Professors for Fall 2012 Master's Series Oct. 16-25

    The New Orleans Jazz Institute honors New Orleans as the birthplace of jazz by commissioning several University of New Orleans professors for performances this week. For several semesters, NOJI has commissioned original jazz works by UNO professors Steve Masakowski, Victor Atkins, and Edward Petersen, said Cindy Scott, a UNO jazz studies alumna and well-known vocalist. The Fall 2012 NOJI Masters Series is the fifth of 10 jazz events celebrating the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's (NOJO) 10th anniversary.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    UNO College of Business Administration Presents Marketing Week with the Moniker "One Week, 20 Speakers, 1200 Minutes and Even More Great Ideas"

    The University of New Orleans Department of Marketing and Logistics brings top marketers from around the region to campus next week to help interested students, particularly marketing majors, polish their skills as they prepare for careers in marketing.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    UNO Welcomes The Fourth of Four Finalists for Provost

    The University of New Orleans welcomed to campus today the last of four finalists in an extensive nationwide search for a new provost and vice president of academic affairs. "My father says I went to university and never came back and he's right," said Alan R. White. "I've never had a job in my whole life outside academia."

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Video Spotlights UNO's Role in Revitalization of Hoffman Triangle Neighborhood

    A new online video spotlights the role that the University of New Orleans Department of Planning and Urban Studies (UNO-PLUS) and WhoData have played in the revitalization of the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood of New Orleans. WhoData, which is supported by UNO-PLUS, is a collaborative community mapping application that enables residents to track and highlight properties that show indicators of blight.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Geography Professor Receives Award from International Honor Society

    University of New Orleans professor James Lowry is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from Gamma Theta Upsilon, the international honor society in geography.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    UNO Geography Professor Wins Award from International Honor Society

    University of New Orleans professor James Lowry is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from Gamma Theta Upsilon, the international honor society in geography

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    UNO Volleyball Team Hosts "Dig for the Cure" Match on Tuesday

    UNO Volleyball likes to serve!

    The University of New Orleans volleyball program will host its annual "Dig forthe Cure" match at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in UNO's Human Performance Center.

    Tuesday's match-up against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is an opportunity for UNO (7-12) to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness.

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    UNO Prepares for Presidential Investiture and "the Week of Excellence"

    The University of New Orleans has big plans for November, when UNO President Peter J. Fos will officially be installed as the university's sixth leader and first president at an official investiture ceremony. The presidential investiture will be surrounded by five days of events and activities entitled "the Week of Excellence," and promising honor, glory, service and fun.

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    UNO-CHART Helps Residents of LaPlace Repair Their Flooded Homes to Prevent Future Damage

    A dozen University of New Orleans graduate students, staff and faculty affiliated with the university's Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology spent Saturday in LaPlace, La. distributing flyers throughout neighborhoods recently flooded during Hurricane Isaac.

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos Invites the UNO Community to Walk for Education on Saturday

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos has asked that the University support the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) on Saturday, joining him and other members of the UNO community in the 25th Anniversary UNCF Walk for Education near Audubon Park. UNO has created one large team that will walk in this event, according to an invitation from the President's Office. Faculty, staff, students and friends are invited to participate.

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    UNO Ambassadors See Highest Participation Yet in Swampball, a University Tradition

    Swampball, a new tradition at the University of New Orleans, reached a new pinnacle on Sunday as organizers saw the event's highest participation rate ever and a fourth straight tournament win by a student team named 3-D.

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    UNO Professor of Management Receives Monte M. Lemann Award for Helping to Improve Civil Service in Louisiana

    University of New Orleans Professor of Management William P. Galle, Jr. is one of five Louisianians who received a "Lemann Award" at the 47th annual Monte M. Lemann Awards luncheon on Friday at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. The awards, presented annually by the Louisiana Civil Service League, are given to individuals outside the classified civil service system who have made major contributions to the advancement of the merit system of public employment in Louisiana, said Daniel E. Sullivan, executive vice president of the league. The award is named for Monte M. Lemann, a staunch defender of the merit civil service law in its formative years in Louisiana.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    UNO Hosts UNO Alumnus and Saxophonist Derek Douget Tonight for Jazz @ the Sandbar

    Jazz @ the Sandbar continues tonight at the University of New Orleans with a concert led by renowned saxophonist and UNO alumnus Derek Douget.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    UNO Department of Film and Theatre Screens Films This Semester for Enjoyment by the University Community

    UNO Department of Film and Theatre Screens Films This Semester for Enjoyment by the University Community.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    UNO Awarded Nearly $1 Million for Central African Conservation Project

    The University of New Orleans will receive $966,350 from the National Science Foundation for its role in a project to conserve biodiversity under climate change in Central Africa.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    UNO Office of New Student Orientation Sees Rush of Applicants Aiming to Be Orientation Leaders

    The University of New Orleans' Office of New Student Orientation is seeing a rush of applicants aiming to be Orientation Leaders for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    One week after applications became available, administrators had already distributed more than 100 applications to hopeful Orientation Leaders. The final deadline for turning in completed applications stood three weeks away. Deadline is Oct. 24.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    UNO Awarded Nearly $1 Million for Central African Conservation Project

    The University of New Orleans will receive $966,350 from the National Science Foundation for its role in a project to conserve biodiversity under climate change in Central Africa. The total grant is for $4.95 million for a period of five years and was awarded through the agency's program in Partnerships for International Science and Education.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    University of New Orleans Researchers Help to Make Bicycling in New Orleans Safer, More Fun and Easier

    The University of New Orleans Merritt C. Becker, Jr. Transportation Institute recently released the city of New Orleans' first feasible bicycle share study and bicycle map, which researchers hope will make bicycling safer and more accessible for all New Orleans residents and visitors.

    Researchers also have recently released two companion reports showing an increase in cyclists and pedestrians in the greater New Orleans area -- and a corollating increase in bicycling and pedestrian crashes.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    UNO Counseling Services Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services

    Following a rigorous assessment and accreditation process, UNO Counseling Services has been re-accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS), an Alexandria, Va.- based organization of United States, Canadian and Australian counseling agencies.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    UNO Professors and Co-Authors to Participate in Book Launch and Community Event

    Two University of New Orleans sociology professors who are co-authors of a new book about survivors of Hurricane Katrina will participate, along with all the authors, in a community conversation and book launch at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., on October 20 from 5-7 p.m.

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    Hands On: UNO's Graduate Chemical Society Helps to Educate Students At Akili Academy of New Orleans

    The Graduate Chemical Society at the University of New Orleans is reaching out to the local community and helping to educate elementary school children this fall. Already this year, UNO graduate students of chemistry have worked with more than 150 students at Akili Academy of New Orleans, introducing them to the world of science through fun and exciting hands-on experiments.

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    UNO Student Wins $50k Software Challenge Prize

    University of New Orleans student Luis Tandalla won a $50,000 first prize on Thursday in a competition to develop innovative software to help teachers score student written responses to test questions. The Automated Student Assessment Prize, sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, seeks to address the need for high quality standardized tests to replace many of the current bubble tests.

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    UNO Professors and Co-Authors to Participate in Book Launch

    Two University of New Orleans sociology professors who are co-authors of a new book about survivors of Hurricane Katrina will participate, along with all the authors, in a community conversation and book launch at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., on October 20 from 5-7 p.m.

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    UNO Student Wins $50k Software Challenge Prize

    University of New Orleans student Luis Tandalla won a $50,000 first prize on Thursday in a competition to develop innovative software to help teachers score student written responses to test questions.

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    UNO Meets the Third of Four Candidates for Provost -- Ronald T. Brown

    The third of four finalist candidates aiming to be the University of New Orleans' next provost and vice president of academic affairs greeted the UNO community today, spending the day on campus in a blitz of interviews and meetings, taking time to meet for a lunchtime open forum interview with faculty and staff.

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    UNO Meets Second of Four Finalists for Provost -- Christopher K. McCord

    A search for the University of New Orleans' next provost and vice president of academic affairs ramped up further today as the second of four finalist candidates interviewed on campus.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    The UNO St. Claude Gallery Hosts "Iconic Choice" an Exhibit by Austrian Artists Ina Hsu and Wolfgang Wirth

    Two artists from Innsbruck, Austria will show their work this month at the University of New Orleans' Saint Claude Gallery.

    "Iconic Choice," featuring work by Ina Hsu and Wolfgang Wirth, is the 12th annual show of the UNO/Center Austria Artist Exchange.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    WhoData Releases First-of-its-Kind Road Home Map

    WhoData, a collaborative community mapping application supported by the University of New Orleans, has released a new map that identifies parcels of land in New Orleans whose owners received Road Home money to rebuild their dwellings.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    UNO Latin American Studies Program Hosts the 2012 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference Next Week

    The University of New Orleans Latin American Studies program hosts next Friday the 2012 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    UNO Meets First Candidate for Provost -- James E. Payne

    A search for a new provost at the University of New Orleans officially heated up today when the first of four finalists spoke at an open forum interview.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    UNO Distinguished Professor Will Deliver Keynote Lecture at 39th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies

    University of New Orleans Distinguished Professor of English Carol W. Gelderman heads to Washington, D.C. this month to deliver the keynote lecture at an annual conference on historical studies.

    The annual lecture series honors Letitia Woods Brown, who made her mark on Washington through her scholarly works and efforts to preserve sites of local and national importance to African-American history.

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Greater New Orleans Writing Project Receives $20k Grant

    The Greater New Orleans Writing Project at the University of New Orleans has received a $20,000 federal grant to promote teacher professional development as part of the Supporting Effective Educator Development initiative.

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    UNO Search Committee Narrows Large Pool of Applicants to Four Candidates for Provost -- Open Forum Interviews Start Wednesday

    A special committee at the University of New Orleans has narrowed a large pool of applicants to four finalists hoping to be selected as UNO's next Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Episode Two of UNO's "Heartbeat of the Crescent City" Hits the Airwaves

    Episode Two of the University of New Orleans' ongoing "Heartbeat of the Crescent City" campaign hit airwaves on Sunday, reminding residents of the Greater New Orleans area that the urban research university produces top-notch graduates through leading programs and is an essential piece of the community landscape.

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Theatre UNO Launches "Suicide in the Key of Infomercial"

    Theatre UNO continues its commitment to student-written original work this week launching a production of a dark comedy written and directed by two recent UNO alumni and featuring an all-student cast.

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    UNO COEHD Alumna Gets Kindergarteners New Science Materials

    A double alumna of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development receives funding tomorrow to help bring science curriculum materials to kindergarteners in a local charter school.

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    UNO's "Heartbeat of the Crescent City" Campaign Appears on Billboards Throughout the City

    University of New Orleans students, faculty, staff and friends driving past the Louisiana Mercedes-Benz Superdome this week may feel a rush of excitement as their hearts begin pounding.

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Trumpet the News! Jazz @ the Sandbar Returns to UNO Wednesdays This Fall

    The University of New Orleans gets into the swing of the fall semester Wednesday with a return of Jazz @ the Sandbar, a weekly opportunity for UNO students, faculty, staff and friends to enjoy musical performances by some of New Orleans' most prominent and up-and-coming musicians.

    Friday, September 28, 2012

    UNO President Peter J. Fos Launches Advisory Committee of Area High School Administrators

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos launched today an advisory committee of high school principals who will help the University to attract and retain talented top students and to prepare those students for their journeys through higher education.

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    UNO Alumnus Named Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

    University of New Orleans alumnus Patrick Scheuermann has been named director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Scheuermann previously served as director of the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    UNO Alumnus Named Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

    University of New Orleans alumnus Patrick Scheuermann has been named director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Scheuermann previously served as director of the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss. He is a New Orleans native who earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from UNO.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    Get to Know UNO: Office of Admissions Plans Fall Open House

    The University of New Orleans Office of Admissions is busily gearing up for a fall open house designed to draw new students from around the region and the world.

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    UNO Education Professor Recognized with International Award

    University of New Orleans professor Belinda Cambre has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by PDK International, a global association of education professionals.

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    Education Professor Recognized with International Award

    University of New Orleans professor Belinda Cambre has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by PDK International, a global association of education professionals. Cambre is an assistant professor of educational leadership in UNO's College of Education and Human Development.

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    UNO Grad Student Wins Thelonious Monk Competition

    University of New Orleans graduate jazz studies student Jamison Ross took first prize in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition, awarded Sunday night at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

    Monday, September 24, 2012

    CityBusiness Names Eight UNO Alumnae and Affiliates Among New Orleans "Fifty Women of the Year"

    Eight women affiliated with the University of New Orleans - either through alumnae status or community work -- have been named among CityBusiness "Fifty Women of the Year."

    Monday, September 24, 2012

    CityBusiness Names UNO Director of MBA and Healthcare Programs One of New Orleans "Fifty Women of the Year"

    A top administrator in the University of New Orleans' College of Business Administration has been named by CityBusiness as one of New Orleans' "Fifty Women of the Year."

    Monday, September 24, 2012

    UNO Senior Associate Dean and Marketing Faculty Member Honored as JAME Reviewer of the Year

    University of New Orleans Professor of Marketing Paul Hensel was honored last week at the Marketing Management Association Fall Educators' Conference in Minneapolis, Minn.

    Monday, September 24, 2012

    UNO's Executive Healthcare Management Program Sees Spike in Percentage of Female Students

    Sixteen local healthcare administrators have joined the University of New Orleans' 15-month Executive Healthcare Management program with hopes of leading advancements in the healthcare industry. The majority of the students pursuing a Master's degree in Healthcare Management are women.

    Friday, September 21, 2012

    UNO Alumnus Brings Silent Films Back to Life

    David Pearson could perhaps be described as a quiet type. As a student at the University of New Orleans, he immersed himself for several years in the campus library, poring through hundreds of books about classic film. But even Pearson did not predict that within 10 years of graduation, he would become one of the nation's most highly regarded silent film experts.

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    UNO CERF Sustains Damage During Hurricane Isaac, Researchers Vow to Be Back in Business Soon

    The University of New Orleans Shea Penland Coastal Education and Research Facility (CERF) sustained significant damage during Hurricane Isaac last month, but administrators promise that by springtime the treasured resource center will be back in business and open for visitors.

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    UNO Arts Administration Graduate Program Prepares to Celebrate 30th Anniversary, Takes Pride in Student Success

    As the University of New Orleans graduate program in arts administration prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary, administrators are taking pride in the recent hiring of graduates in prominent positions in the greater New Orleans cultural community.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    UNO to Create Mobile Apps for Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

    The University of New Orleans was awarded a 3-year, $482,000 contract by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to develop, test and produce a suite of mobile applications that will put valuable information at the fingertips of anglers and oyster farmers.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    UNO Closes the Curtain on Race

    The cast and crewe had already received high honors before the curtains closed last week on Theatre UNO's production of the David Mamet play Race at the University of New Orleans.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Theatre UNO's Race Receives Early Recognition

    The cast and crewe had already received high honors before the curtains closed last week on Theatre UNO's production of the David Mamet play Race at the University of New Orleans.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    UNO's Executive MBA Program Trains Tomorrow's Business Leaders

    The University of New Orleans' 17-month Executive Master of Business Administration program is now in full swing, with 30 local business leaders avidly pursuing advanced studies in business administration to get ahead in their industries.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    UNO and Privateer Athletics Announce Third Annual "Tennis at Twilight"

    The University of New Orleans and Privateer Athletics cordially invite the New Orleans community, friends and alumni of UNO to attend the third annual 'Tennis at Twilight', an event benefiting the Privateer tennis program.

    Monday, September 17, 2012

    UNO and UT San Antonio to Help Businesses Affected by Gulf Oil Spill

    The University of New Orleans is partnering with the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Adjustment Assistance Center at The University of Texas at San Antonio to support businesses adversely affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

    Monday, September 17, 2012

    UNO Hosts First President's Forum of the 2012-2013 Academic Year

    Students, faculty and administrators headed at lunchtime Thursday to attend a President's Forum at the University of New Orleans, where UNO President Peter J. Fos spoke candidly and fielded questions.

    Monday, September 17, 2012

    UNO Hosts Louisiana Higher Education Professionals on Monday for Conference on Student Retention

    More than 200 higher education professionals from the state of Louisiana will arrive on the campus of the University of New Orleans on Monday to attend a conference focused on student retention and various ways in which administrators and faculty can enhance student life to make students' college experiences more meaningful.

    Thursday, September 13, 2012

    UNO, WWNO Revise Plan on Nonprofit News Initiative

    The University of New Orleans and public radio station WWNO have revised the plan for its new nonprofit multimedia news operation which will include an expanded partnership with the nonprofit news website The Lens.

    Thursday, September 13, 2012

    Jazz Up Your Thursday Evening: UNO Hosts World-Renowned Trumpeters Irvin Mayfield, Jr. and Kermit Ruffins

    New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and this week the University of New Orleans has reason to celebrate. World-renowned American jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield Jr. is coming to speak on campus Thursday evening. Following his lecture, crowds are invited to head to the Sandbar at The Cove to enjoy a rocking evening with Kermit Ruffins and The Barbecue Swingers. Both events are free and open to the public.

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    UNO Makes U.S. News & World Report's 'Least Debt'

    For the second 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.

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    UNO Makes U.S. News & World Report's 'Least Debt' List for Second Year in a Row

    For the second 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.

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    WWNO to Receive Knight Foundation Grant

    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded public radio station WWNO and three other local nonprofit organizations a grant of $102,000 to increase local news coverage on public radio and on the Internet in the New Orleans area.

    Monday, September 10, 2012

    New Orleans Nonprofit News Partnership to Receive $102,000 Grant

    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded public radio station WWNO and three other local nonprofit organizations a grant of $102,000 to increase local news coverage on public radio and on the Internet in the New Orleans area.

    Monday, September 10, 2012

    UNO Student Organization Holds Food Drive to Benefit Victims of Hurricane Isaac

    At the University of New Orleans, the student organization Allies of Israel is working with Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans to sponsor a food drive to benefit victims of Hurricane Isaac.

    Thursday, September 6, 2012

    UNO President, Athletic Director Named Among New Orleans Magazine's "30 People You Need to Know"

    The September issue of New Orleans Magazine typically features an annual column on notable movers and shakers in the city who are considered this year's ones to watch. This year, New Orleans Magazine names University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos and UNO Athletic Director Derek Morel.

    Thursday, September 6, 2012

    UNO's Office of First Year Experience Encourages New Students to StartStrong

    Strong of mind, strong of body, strong of spirit: That is the mantra today at the University of New Orleans, where administrators are ushering in a new initiative to help new students start strong.

    In so doing, they hope to help new students increase their likelihood of having a strong student experience and strong finish.

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    MFA Alumna Presents Solo Exhibition at UNO's St. Claude Gallery

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery presents this month "Flourish," a solo exhibition of work by M.F.A. alumna Christine Sauer.

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    Heartbeat of the Crescent City: UNO Debuts New Commercial on WWL-TV

    Does your heart pound with love and pride for your school? The University of New Orleans launched today a new television commercial that depicts UNO as "the Heartbeat of the Crescent City."

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    Board of Regents Approves Name Change

    The State of Louisiana Board of Regents has approved a University of New Orleans plan to change the name and focus of its doctoral program in conservation biology to integrative biology.

    Friday, August 24, 2012

    New Orleans Leisure and Hospitality Industry Posts Job Gains

    The New Orleans leisure and hospitality industry posted a net gain of 4,300 jobs over the past year, according to the August 2012 edition of the University of New Orleans Metropolitan Report.

    Friday, August 24, 2012

    Recent UNO Alumna Wins Honorable Mention at Ogden Art Show

    A recent alumna of the University of New Orleans received an honorable mention this month for her work in a special exhibition showcasing the work of Louisiana artists.

    Friday, August 24, 2012

    Board of Regents Approves Name Change, Expanded Focus of UNO Doctoral Program

    The State of Louisiana Board of Regents has approved a University of New Orleans plan to change the name and focus of its doctoral program in conservation biology to integrative biology. The doctoral program in integrative biology will begin in January 2013.

    Friday, August 24, 2012

    UNO Jazz Studies Student Named a Semifinalist in World-Renowned Jazz Competition

    The New York Times heralded a University of New Orleans graduate student of jazz studies yesterday when he was named one of 12 semifinalists in the 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, a world-renowned competition that draws competitors from around the globe.

    Jamison Ross, 24, a graduate student in UNO's jazz studies program in the College of Liberal Arts, will compete next month at the Smithsonian Insitution in Washington, D.C. More than $100,000 in scholarships and awards are available.

    Friday, August 24, 2012

    UNO History Professor and WWNO Radio Host Co-Produced Seminar Series at Satchmo Summerfest 2012

    Famed jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong hailed from New Orleans, where he re-worked and performed songs such as "Ain't Misbehaving" or "Lazy River" and went by the nicknamed Satchmo.

    Who better to co-produce a series of seminars on Louis Armstrong for New Orleans' Satchmo Summerfest than a history professor and a radio producer and host at the University of New Orleans?

    Thursday, August 23, 2012

    University of New Orleans to Join Southland Conference

    The Southland Conference and the University of New Orleans announced Thursday that the institution will become the newest member of the league, effective July 1, 2013.

    Thursday, August 23, 2012

    UNO Gets Into the Groove with Tune-In Tuesday

    Students danced in the courtyard and staff left their offices to follow the music on Tuesday at the University of New Orleans, where a live brass band helped to celebrate the start of the academic year.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    UNO Biologists Release Study on Effects of Hypoxia on Salt Marsh Fish

    Most animals require oxygen for part or all of their life cycle, yet many fish and other aquatic animals may encounter low oxygen, or hypoxia, in their natural environment for periods ranging from a few hours to several weeks.

    How do they survive and what are the biological consequences of prolonged exposure to low oxygen? These are questions addressed by researchers at the University of New Orleans and their colleagues at the University of Delaware's School of Marine Science and Policy in a study released this month in the Journal of Fish Biology, a leading international peer-reviewed journal.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    Catch the Spirit! Tomorrow is Blue and Silver Day at UNO

    A grassroots movement is afoot at the University of New Orleans, where faculty, administrators and students are planning to wear blue, silver and white on Thursday to show their Privateer Pride.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    UNO Students Get Involved With Fresh Fest

    New students at the University of New Orleans headed to the center of campus at lunchtime today for Fresh Fest, an event designed to introduce freshmen and transfer students to organizations and resources on campus.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    UNO President Peter J. Fos and Southland Conference Call Thursday Press Conference

    Excitement is swirling around the University of New Orleans today, after UNO President Peter J. Fos and the Southland Conference scheduled a press conference to make a joint announcement regarding conference membership.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    Theatre UNO Announces Fall and Spring Performances

    Theatre UNO will kick off its 2012-2013 season next month with David Mamet's critically acclaimed play, Race. The show will debut Sept. 11 at UNO's Robert E. and Geri Nims Theatre in the Performing Arts Center on campus.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    New Students Aglow with Fun at UNO Blackout Party

    New students at the University of New Orleans were aglow this weekend following Friday night fun at a Blackout Party held for new students on campus.

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    The Rush on Rush: Greek Life at UNO

    The academic year begins next week at the University of New Orleans and Greek life is already getting into full swing, said Dale O'Neill, coordinator of leadership and community service programs at UNO.

    Friday, August 17, 2012

    UNO Foundation Donates Scholarship Funds to University

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that the UNO Foundation will make a twofold gift to the University: a one-time $1 million gift for the support of scholarships and academic programs for UNO's current fiscal year as well as an annual $50,000 UNO Foundation Scholarship beginning in the next fiscal year.

    Friday, August 17, 2012

    UNO Introduces Mobile Access

    The University of New Orleans now has a new mobile access system. UNO's new WebSTAR Mobile access system allows students to instantly retrieve information from the university's databases via any mobile device, including iPhones and iPads, Blackberry phones, Androids and any other "smart" device.

    Friday, August 17, 2012

    UNO Professor Awarded Grant to Study How Sunlight Transforms Oil

    University of New Orleans professor Matthew Tarr has been awarded a research grant from the BP-sponsored Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to study how sunlight transforms oil.

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

    UNO Professor Awarded Grant to Study How Sunlight Transforms Oil

    University of New Orleans professor Matthew Tarr has been awarded a research grant from the BP-sponsored Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to study how sunlight transforms oil. Tarr is a professor and chair of the chemistry department at UNO.

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

    New Orleans Leisure and Hospitality Industry Posts Job Gains Over the Past Year, According to UNO Metro Report

    The New Orleans leisure and hospitality industry posted a net gain of 4,300 jobs over the past year, according to the August 2012 edition of the University of New Orleans Metropolitan Report. Overall the leisure and hospitality industry as a whole has reached nearly full recovery, as it currently stands at 91% of pre-Katrina employment.

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

    UNO Welcomes New Students with Freshmen Move-In Day

    Incoming freshmen to the University of New Orleans enjoyed a warm welcome Thursday as University students, faculty and staff helped move the new students into Pontchartrain Hall.

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

    UNO President Throws Out the First Pitch at Zephyr Field

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos threw out the first pitch last night at a baseball game at Zephyr Field -- then joined members of the UNO Founders Day Club to watch the red hot New Orleans Zephyrs beat the Sacramento River Cats 2-1.

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    Maestro! UNO Alumnus Wins National Award for Community Theater in Jefferson Parish

    University of New Orleans alumnus Dennis Assaf was honored last month with a Distinguished Merit Award from the American Association of Community Theatre for his work with Jefferson Performing Arts Society.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    UNO Initiates $12 Million Budget Reduction Plan

    The University of New Orleans is initiating a plan of budget reduction and savings that will total approximately $12 million by the end of the current fiscal year, President Peter J. Fos announced today.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    UNO Campus Prepares for Privateer Plunge

    The University of New Orleans is abuzz with excitement this week, preparing for the arrival of incoming freshmen and the Privateer Plunge, a six-week welcome for new students that is now in its second year.

    Monday, August 13, 2012

    Recent UNO Alumna Creates Award-Winning Film, Wins Best Director

    The spotlight continues to shine on Kd Amond, a screenwriter, director and producer who graduated from the University of New Orleans in June. With the help of 16 UNO students and alumni, the UNO alumna has created an award-winning film that continues to take home prizes.

    Monday, August 13, 2012

    UNO and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to Partner on $1.2 Million Gulf Shellfish Study

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the University of New Orleans have agreed to partner on a five-year, $1.2 million study of crab and shrimp populations in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    Privateer Camp Builds Student Leaders, Privateer Bonds

    Campfires, crawfish, tug-of-war, sailing: Privateer Camp is the perfect introduction for incoming students to the University of New Orleans, especially for those interested in becoming student leaders.

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    UNO Will Host Fall Lecture Series on Moral and Political Thought

    Coming this fall to the University of New Orleans is a new lecture series that is aimed to promote scholarship and discourse in moral and political thought - and will draw speakers from around the nation.

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    UNO Fine Arts Faculty Showcase Their Work in Exhibit Aimed to Inaugurate the Academic Year

    University of New Orleans Department of Fine Arts faculty will present their work this month in a group exhibit of visual artwork. The show, entitled "Rejoin" kicks off the 2012-2013 academic year, "rejoining teachers and students" and showcasing department leaders' professional work.

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Mark Your Calendars: UNO Night at Zephyr Field

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos and UNO Athletic Director Derek Morel will throw the first pitch next week at a baseball game at Zephyr Field, as the red hot New Orleans Zephyrs do battle with the Sacramento River Cats, said Bobby Eason, professor emeritus and vice president of the UNO Founders Day Club, in an invitation to all UNO Privateers.

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    UNO President Honored for Early Work Making Stadiums Safer

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos was honored last week for having established a national center that aims to make stadiums and sporting events safer.

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    UNO Named One of Newsweek's Most Affordable Colleges

    The University of New Orleans is one of the "25 Most Affordable Colleges," according to Newsweek's 2012 college rankings. The rankings are based on student debt and salary statistics. UNO ranks number 17 out of 25 institutions across the country.

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    Sixteen Days of Glory - UNO's Sevin Gears Up for Olympics Competition, Blogs His Experiences

    University of New Orleans head track and field coach Ty Sevin is participating in the 2012 London Olympic Games as a member of the United States track and field coaching staff. He is blogging his experience for the UNO Privateers.

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    UNO Marketing Faculty Research Honored at Two International Conferences

    Two Department of Marketing and Logistics faculty at the University of New Orleans were recently honored for their research at two international conferences.

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    On the Airwaves: UNO Experts Help NOLA Residents to Bike Easy

    Three experts from the University of New Orleans hit airwaves on Saturday morning, helping New Orleans residents to "Bike Easy."

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    UNO Alumnus Bo McCalebb Makes Headlines, Draws Fans on Facebook

    UNO alumnus and former UNO Privateer Bo McCalebb has just enjoyed a banner week in a standout career. The former UNO basketball star was recognized last week by Allstate Sugar Bowl for a special award as a professional athlete - then he decided to turn down an opportunity to play for the San Antonio Spurs and continue his playing career with Fenerbahce Ulker in Turkey.

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    UNO-AMRI Spearheads Discoveries Expected to Substantially Increase Data Storage Capacity

    Research that started several years ago at the University of New Orleans has led to groundbreaking discoveries expected to substantially increase data storage capacity -- allowing cell phones, computer hard drives, memory flash drives and other technological devices to increase their storage capabilities six-fold, while becoming cheaper, lighter and more-energy efficient.

    Friday, August 3, 2012

    UNO Visiting Artist and Resident Sculptor Showcases His Work at Whitney White Linen Night

    UNO Visiting Artist and Resident Sculptor Aaron McNamee is showcasing a solo show of work.

    His show, "Between the Pages" opens on Saturday, August 4, also known in New Orleans as Whitney White Linen Night, when thousands of residents and tourists flock to Julia Street in the city's Warehouse District to tour art galleries, while enjoying a cocktail or tasty tidbit or two. The show runs Saturday, August 4 through Saturday, September 24 at Heriard Cimino Gallery, 440 Julia Street, New Orleans.

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    UNO Faculty and Students Join the Ninth Ward Opera Company for Performances at UNO

    The University of New Orleans hosts two performances on Saturday by The Ninth Ward Opera Company. The New Orleans-based nonprofit opera company, named for a city ward devastated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is directed by UNO adjunct faculty and alumna Kathleen Westfall and includes several students, including graduate assistant Danielle Wilson.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    UNO's Sigma Kappa Sorority Chapter Takes Home Multiple Awards from National Convention

    Members of the University of New Orleans chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority have much to smile about this month, having brought home multiple awards from the sorority's national conference.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    UNO Hosts Japanese Students for Forum on Overcoming Adversity in the Face of Disaster

    No stranger to disaster, the University of New Orleans aims this week to share lessons of strength and resilience with Japanese students who fell victim to last year's Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

    UNO Students, UNO Alumnus Selected for Statewide Art Exhibit at the Ogden Museum

    University of New Orleans fine arts students and a UNO alumnus are among artists selected to participate this week in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's statewide juried exhibition, Louisiana Contemporary.

    Monday, July 30, 2012

    Gift from Jazz Enthusiasts Establishes Brass Scholarship at UNO

    A $25,000 gift from jazz enthusiasts Nathan and Priscilla Gordon will establish the Gordon Scholarship in Brass at the University of New Orleans. The scholarship will support new undergraduate students who are majoring in jazz at UNO and demonstrate talent in playing a brass instrument.

    Monday, July 30, 2012

    UNO To Launch NewOrleansReporter.org

    The University of New Orleans announced a plan to create a new nonprofit multimedia newsroom to be operated by the University in partnership with WWNO. This new newsroom will produce in-depth local reporting on issues of vital interest to the community, to be featured online through NewOrleansReporter.org, a news website and mobile platform, and on radio via WWNO. The objective of the University and its partners is to create a strong, sustainable model for nonprofit, multimedia journalism that will serve the greater New Orleans area as an open source of trustworthy news and information for decades to come.

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    UNO Graduate Student Takes First at National Computer Programming Contest

    A graduate student pursuing his doctorate in computer science at the University of New Orleans placed first last week at a national science and engineering conference.

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    UNO Alumnus, Foundation Board Member Honored by the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

    Two men with strong ties to the University of New Orleans stood in the spotlight earlier this month as they were honored by the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame.

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

    UNO Cheerleaders Receive Top Marks at UCA Cheerleading Competition

    University of New Orleans cheerleaders dazzled judges with high kicks, loud yells, bright smiles and perfect stunts earlier this month at a four-day cheerleading camp hosted by the Universal Cheerleaders Association in San Marcos, Tex.

    Monday, July 23, 2012

    UNO Ignites Ingenuity with Summer Outreach Programs by Advanced Materials Research Institute

    Working in state-of-the-art laboratories alongside experienced scientists, young minds from the greater New Orleans area have been hard at work this summer learning to conduct research in sciences related to the study of advanced materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology, the study and application of extremely small things.

    Monday, July 23, 2012

    UNO Researcher to Speak at National Conference On Gulf Coast Safety in the Face of Extreme Weather

    The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) co-sponsors this week a national conference designed to explore how the Gulf Coast might fare were another Katrina-like event to strike. Pamela Jenkins, a UNO-CHART researcher and UNO sociology professor, will participate as a panelist. She will discuss how past severe weather events affected the Gulf economically, ecologically and structurally, as well as lessons from Hurricane Katrina and critical changes needed to help protect Gulf Coast communities

    Monday, July 23, 2012

    UNO Graduate Student Named 2013 Louisiana Teacher of The Year

    A graduate student working toward her master's degree in English literature at the University of New Orleans has been named the 2013 Louisiana High School Teacher of the year. Amanda Baudot, a teacher at Hahnville High School in St. Charles Parish, received the honor during the Sixth Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration in Baton Rouge.

    Monday, July 23, 2012

    UNO Hosts NOLA's First Professional Tennis Tournament Since 1988

    Professional women's tennis returns this week to the Crescent City for the first time since 1988, as the University of New Orleans hosts the PJ's Coffee Women's International Tennis Classic at the University Tennis Center in Gentilly. The tournament includes a free tennis clinic for children and opportunities for ball boys and ball girls to volunteer.

    Sunday, July 22, 2012

    UNO Student Receives Women in Business Scholarship

    A University of New Orleans graduate student pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree will receive the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship of the New Orleans chapter of the Zonta International Club, a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working to advance the status of women and to eradicate violence against women and children.

    Friday, July 20, 2012

    UNO Adds New Non-Degree Educational Leadership Program

    In an effort to provide school leaders with more educational choices, the University of New Orleans will begin a new alternate certification program in educational leadership.

    Friday, July 20, 2012

    UNO Adds New Non-Degree Educational Leadership Program

    In an effort to provide school leaders with more educational choices, the University of New Orleans will begin a new alternate certification program in educational leadership.

    Friday, July 20, 2012

    UNO Pianists Plan to Radiate the Eighty-Eights at 24th Annual New Orleans Piano Competition

    Eight UNO musicians - both current students and alumni - will take part in the 24th annual New Orleans International Piano Competition's kickoff concert Saturday. The show, entitled "Piano x Four and More," features selections from well-known symphonic works arranged for four grand pianos and is slated for 7 p.m. on July 21 at Loyola University's Roussel Hall.

    Friday, July 20, 2012

    UNO Alumnus Tops The Charts

    Nashville songwriter and University of New Orleans alumnus Jim McCormick is sitting high in the saddle this week. He co-wrote this week's number one country song in America -- and on Monday, saw another song that he helped to write released as a single by country rock mega-star Jason Aldean. That tune quickly soared past pop hits to number one on iTunes all-genre singles chart.

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

    UNO Alumni and Students Wrap Production on The Mourning Hills

    Holing up in the woods of Alabama with 11 University of New Orleans alumni and students could make your hair stand on end, according to Todd Campbell, who received his Master of Fine Arts in film production from the College of Liberal Arts. This week, Campbell and his team wrap production on his first feature film, The Mourning Hills.

    Friday, July 13, 2012

    UNO Privateer Camp Helps Freshmen Optimize First-Year Experience

    Privateer Camp, now in its third year at the University of New Orleans, is designed to help freshmen make new friends before school starts and optimize students' first-year University experience.

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    Southland Conference Completes Site Visit to UNO

    The Southland Conference concluded a two-day site visit to the University of New Orleans early Thursday afternoon with a press conference.

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    UNO Graduate Student Compiles Report on Commercial Corridor Revitalization Programs

    University of New Orleans graduate student Alena Anderson has compiled a report on existing Commercial Corridor Revitalization Programs in New Orleans.

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    UNO Alumna Named New Director of Planning for Jefferson Parish

    University of New Orleans alumna Teresa "Terri" Wilkinson is the new planning director for Jefferson Parish. With three UNO degrees under her belt, she says she is ready to take on the responsibility.

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    UNO Hoops Plays Ball with Special Olympics Louisiana

    The University of New Orleans men's basketball program hit the courts of the Lakefront Arena Auxiliary Gym on Monday, dribbling up fun for members of Special Olympics Louisiana. For two hours, UNO student-athletes and Special Olympics players stretched, ran drills and shot hoops together. The fun and games were captured in a compelling news video aired by WWL-TV.

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    Southland Conference Officials Visit UNO

    The University of New Orleans welcomes to campus this week representatives of the Southland Conference as they continue to evaluate potential member institutions.

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012

    UNO Announces New Track and Field Coach

    The University of New Orleans announced Wednesday that Ty Sevin, a coach with the United States Track and Field national team program, will lead the University's recently reinstated track and field program.

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012

    President Fos Fills Two Leadership Positions

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that he has filled two key leadership positions by hiring Brett Kemker, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, and Kevin McLin, vice president for marketing, communications and public relations.

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012

    Groundbreaking UNO Research Moves to Next Phase with Testing of Reconnaissance Robotic Eel

    Groundbreaking research at the University of New Orleans moves to a new phase this month as Brandon Taravella tests his reconnaissance robotic eel in the water.

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012

    UNO Reactivates Bachelor's Degree in Human Performance and Health Promotion

    The program had been deactivated in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Enrollment begins in the fall 2012 semester.

    Monday, July 9, 2012

    UNO Reactivates Bachelor's Degree in Human Performance

    The University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development has reactivated its degree program in human performance and health promotion.

    Monday, July 9, 2012

    UNO Alumna Named New WWL-TV Traffic Reporter

    New Orleans area residents rely on Sheba Turk, the newest member of the Eyewitness Morning News team at WWL-TV. Though she is just 23 years old, Turk provides an essential service, directing drivers and relaying traffic news as residents head to school, work and play.

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Washington State University Presents UNO Alum with Library Excellence Award

    Her new employer, Washington State University in Pullman, honored Ward last week with its Library Excellence Award. Ward has twice given the WSU library system more than $50,000 in books, mostly books for children and young adults.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012

    Judge Jay Zainey Named 2012 Homer L. Hitt Alumnus of the Year

    United States District Court Judge Jay C. Zainey has been named the University of New Orleans 2012 Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

    Friday, June 15, 2012

    New Orleans Metro Area Population Now at 87.5% of Pre-Katrina Level

    The New Orleans metropolitan area added 8,000 new residents over the past year, and the total population stands at approximately 1.2 million residents, or 87.5% of the pre-Katrina population, according to the May 2012 edition of the University of New Orleans Metropolitan Report.

    Friday, June 1, 2012

    UNO Awarded $5 Million by Upward Bound

    The University of New Orleans has been awarded grants totaling $5 million over a five-year period by the Upward Bound program through the U. S. Department of Education.

    Thursday, May 31, 2012

    UNO Jazz Studies Student Wins ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Scholarship

    Kris Tokarski, a UNO graduate student in the College of Liberal Arts' jazz studies program, has won a scholarship from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

    Saturday, May 12, 2012

    UNO Selected To Receive Grant To Support Robotic 'Eel' Project

    The University of New Orleans has been selected to receive a grant worth approximately $280,000 from the Department of Defense to buy state-of-the-art defense research equipment. The grant will be used to support an Office of Naval Research project in which UNO researchers are designing and building a new type of robotic "eel" that is capable of operating in shallow water environments where Navy personnel could be at risk.

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    UNO's Chemical Graduate Society Creates Fun for Kids

    UNO's Chemical Graduate Society Creates Fun For Kids at Super Science Saturday