UNO News

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

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

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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

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

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    UNO Teacher Prep Programs Meet Rigorous Standards, Accrediting Body Finds

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

    Monday, June 20, 2016

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

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

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    UNO Students Study Cyber Attacks Using $96,000 Utilities Simulator

    Wastewater treatment plants, power plants and gas and oil pipelines can be easy targets for cyber attackers who seek to wreak havoc with just a few key strokes. Now, the University of New Orleans is training computer science students how to easily diagnose weaknesses in security systems that are designed to protect such automated processes. Using a $96,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Office, computer science professor Irfan Ahmed has installed a model test bed of control systems--often called Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems--designed to supervise industrial processes at work.

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    Five University of New Orleans Alumni Named to 2016 Class of Leadership in Law by New Orleans CityBusiness

    New Orleans CityBusiness has named five University of New Orleans alumni among its 2016 class of Leadership in Law awardees.

    Monday, June 13, 2016

    UNO Lakefront Arena Earns Second Place in Venues Today Top Stops List for Deep South

    The UNO Lakefront Arena earned the second place spot in the 2016 Venues Today Top Stops list for the Deep South. The UNO Lakefront Arena, which has a 10,000-seat capacity grossed $4,130,453 during the March 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016 calendar year. The ranking was based on concert and event grosses for the calendar year.

    Monday, June 6, 2016

    UNO Wins Grant to Establish Digital Animation Studio

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

    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    Game On: UNO's Video Game Development Concentration Simulates Real World Experience

    The spring 2016 semester produced the first group of students to have completed the capstone course in UNO's newly launched academic concentration in video game development. Nine students took computer science professor Stephen G. Ware's advanced game development class, which simulates working in a professional game development studio.

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    University of Louisiana System Student Board Member Elected

    The University of Louisiana System Student Advisory Council met on May 16 and elected UNO Student Government Association President Antonio Torres as the student board member for the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

    Monday, May 30, 2016

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Exhibit to Feature Works by Fine Arts Graduate Students

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery will feature a summer group exhibition comprised of works by students enrolled in the University of New Orleans Master of Fine Arts program.

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the Dr. Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore region on Friday, June 10 in Covington.

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    UNO Forms Partnership with Corporación Universidad de la Costa

    Corporación Universidad de la Costa (CUC) has instituted a formal memorandum of understanding with the University of New Orleans to create a framework for student exchange and faculty interaction that is expected to benefit both schools.

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    UNO Faculty and Staff Recognized for Service

    The University of New Orleans Office of Human Resource Management hosted an awards ceremony and a reception honoring faculty and staff for years of dedication and outstanding service.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    UNO Confers Degrees on 900 Graduates

    The University of New Orleans conferred degrees on roughly 900 graduates Friday in a ceremony both festive and solemn, signifying both achievement and hope for what lies ahead. "Today's program marks ...

    Monday, May 16, 2016

    UNO Department of Film and Theatre to be Honored as Southern Rep 2016 Supporter of the Year

    Southern Rep Theatre has announced that the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre will be honored as the theatre company's 2016 supporter of the year.

    Monday, May 16, 2016

    University of New Orleans Invests In Faculty Research

    The University of New Orleans Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announced that nearly $165,000 will be awarded to faculty researchers in the form of internal grants.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    UNO Dedicates Dr. John Altazan Plaza in Memory of a University Founder's Legend

    Nineteen newly planted fledgling trees dot the south entrance to Kirschman Hall, a reminder of the contributions of a man University of New Orleans administrators, faculty and alumni remember as a legend. John Altazan, founding dean of the UNO College of Business Administration, died in January at 89, leaving a legacy of service to the University that today's university leaders say they strive to uphold. Altazan worked for UNO for five of its nearly six decades. On Monday, UNO administrators, faculty and alumni gathered with Altazan's widow, children and other family to dedicate the new Dr. John Altazan Plaza in his memory.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Music Professor's Composition to Make Local Premiere This Week

    "A Wine-Dark Sea," a composition by University of New Orleans music professor Yotam Haber will be performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra this week.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    Young Leadership Council and UNO Announce Recipient of 2016 YLC Dumestre Scholarship

    The Young Leadership Council; Mary Dumestre and her husband, Guy Johnson; and the University of New Orleans are pleased to announce that Mahagony Keen, a senior at New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School (SciHigh) is the recipient of the inaugural 2016 YLC Dumestre Scholarship.

    Monday, May 9, 2016

    UNO Graduate School Announces Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Awards

    Three graduate students at the University of New Orleans have been awarded fellowships for the 2016-17 school year through a new program aimed at defraying the cost of attendance for students working on their dissertations.

    Monday, May 9, 2016

    UNO Maintains Prestigious International Accounting Accreditation

    The University of New Orleans Department of Accounting has maintained its accounting accreditation by AACSB International--the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business--a distinction earned by about two percent of the world's business programs.

    Monday, May 9, 2016

    Four UNO Students Receive Scholarships from U.S. Department of State for Study Abroad

    Four students from the University of New Orleans have been awarded more than $15,000 in combined scholarships from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study abroad during the summer of 2016.

    Friday, May 6, 2016

    Nearly 100 Prospective Students Visit University of New Orleans Campus for Second Annual President's Reception

    The University of New Orleans hosted its second annual president's reception for admitted students on April 29.

    Friday, May 6, 2016

    UNO Alumni Donate $60,000 for Accounting Scholarships

    The University of New Orleans has received a $60,000 endowment from the Schroeder family to fund accounting scholarships in the College of Business Administration. The Schroeder family has a long history with the University that includes two alumni, R. Harold "Hal" Schroeder and his mother, the late Marlene S. Schroeder.

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    University of New Orleans Faculty Member to Lead Marketing Management Association

    The Marketing Management Association (MMA) installed University of New Orleans faculty member Pamela Kennett-Hensel as president during its spring conference in Chicago, which took place April 13-15.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Intensive English Language Program Marks 20th Anniversary

    The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at the University of New Orleans celebrated its 20th anniversary with a reception on April 9 at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center attended by more than 100 guests.

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Showcase Two Alumni With Long Friendship and Different Styles

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery has announced that during the month of May it will showcase two concurrent solo exhibits from alumni who earned their master's degrees in fine arts from the University of New Orleans.

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    University of New Orleans to Dedicate Dean John Altazan Plaza

    A dedication ceremony will commemorate the naming of Dean John Altazan Plaza in honor of the founding dean of the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration. The ceremony will take place May 9 at 9:30 a.m. in the Kirschman Hall atrium.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    UNO Holds Kickoff Event for MoMENtum Initiative

    The University of New Orleans held a kickoff celebration on April 19 for a new initiative focused on improving student success of African-American males. Known as MoMENtum, the initiative includes workshops on leadership and life skills, and pairs current students with a faculty or staff mentor who will provide support and guidance for the students.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences Wins Grant to Support Watershed Education

    Through a $90,800 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the University of New Orleans' Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences (PIES) will help prepare more than 20 teachers from south Louisiana to become experts on the lower Mississippi River watershed.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    UNO Alumnus Pledges $50,000 for UNO-Innsbruck Summer School Scholarships

    University of New Orleans alumnus William Carl Wagner, and his wife, Catherine, have pledged to donate $50,000 to be used as scholarships for UNO students who participate in the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    New Netherland Institute Launches Digital Exhibit by UNO Faculty Member

    The New Netherland Institute has launched a digital exhibit developed by Andrea Mosterman, assistant professor of history at the University of New Orleans.

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    University of New Orleans Honors Student Leaders

    Student leaders were honored Wednesday, April 20 at the University of New Orleans during the 31st annual Leadership Recognition Ceremony, hosted by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership and sponsored by the Student Government Association.

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    Students and Faculty Recognized at 43rd Annual College of Sciences Honors Convocation

    The University of New Orleans College of Sciences 43rd Annual Honors Convocation took place on Tuesday, April 19 in the Sen. Theodore "Ted" M. Hickey Ballroom at the University Center. The event recognizes students for their academic success, involvement in research and dedication to UNO.

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    UNO Healthcare Management Professor Honored for Human Rights Work

    Donald Zimmerman, a professor of healthcare management at the University of New Orleans, was honored last month by the Nepali Ambassador to the United States for his work on caste-based human rights issues.

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    World Premiere of "Pleading 984" Tonight at Nims Theatre

    The University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre presents "Pleading 894," a world premiere play by Kate Bailey, opening tonight, April 21 at the Robert E. Nims Theatre in the Performing Arts Center.

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    UNO's Midlo Center Shares a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

    The University of New Orleans Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies is part of a team that earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    UNO Professor Wins International Prize for Islamic Banking and Finance

    University of New Orleans finance professor M. Kabir Hassan is the winner of the prestigious IDB Prize in Islamic Banking & Finance from the Islamic Development Bank, the development bank of the Muslim world. The prize is awarded for outstanding merit in the fields of Islamic economics, banking and finance.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    University of New Orleans Dominates Jazz Fest 2016

    University of New Orleans students, alumni and faculty will perform more than 70 times for the nearly the half million music fans who are expected to attend the 47th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which opens Friday, April 22 with a performance by the UNO Jazz All-Stars.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Melissa Ehlinger Named 2016 College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna

    The University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts announced that Melissa Ehlinger is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award. Ehlinger is a project-based consultant in economic development and urban planning. She holds a master's degree in urban planning from UNO.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the 27th Annual Dr. Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the New Orleans region on Friday, May 6 on UNO's campus.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    Einstein Week 2016 Keynote Speaker Joseph Giaime Set for Thursday, April 21

    Inclement weather forced the rescheduling of Einstein Week's keynote address from Joseph Giaime, who serves as observatory head at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detector in Livingston, Louisiana. Giaime's lecture will take place on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the University Center's Sen. Theodore "Ted" M. Hickey ballroom.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    UNO Chemistry Professor Featured in National Science Foundation Online Magazine

    Today the National Science Foundation (NSF) released a video profiling the work of University of New Orleans research professor Matthew Tarr on the impact of sunlight and dispersants on oil spill cleanup. Tarr and his team of researchers are using samples from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to improve computer modeling as part of a three-year $450,000 project funded by NSF.

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    UNO Imperial Barrel Team Wins Regional for 2nd Straight Year, Advances to International Finals

    A team of University of New Orleans graduate students won the 2016 Gulf Coast Regional Imperial Barrel Award in Houston, Texas for the second straight year and will advance to the international finals in June.

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    UNO Graduate Students, Faculty and Community Partners Visit New York for States of Incarceration Conference and Exhibit Launch

    Graduate students from the University of New Orleans were joined by faculty members and local community partners as they traveled to New York City to participate in the States of Incarceration National Conference, which was held April 15-16, 2016 at The New School. The conference is part of a national public history project aimed at examining the history and effects of mass incarceration across America.

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    Recent UNO Graduate to Study in Austria on a Fulbright

    Recent University of New Orleans graduate Dallas Rolnick has won a yearlong Fulbright Grant that will allow him to conduct research at the University of Leoben in Austria. Rolnick, who earned a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering in 2015, will be part of a research team that studies tunnel boring machines.

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    UNO Faculty Member Selected as University of Vienna Visiting Professor

    The University of Vienna in Austria has selected University of New Orleans education professor Linda Flynn-Wilson to serve as a visiting professor this summer.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    $600,000 Gift to Support UNO's Institute for Economic Development & Real Estate Research

    A $600,000 donation from New Orleans real estate executive Robert W. Merrick will help support the University of New Orleans' Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research. The institute, which is a public service division of the College of Business Administration, provides technical assistance and applied research in the areas of economic development and real estate for public, private and nonprofit organizations.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    American Association of Blacks in Higher Education Honors UNO Ph.D. Candidate Jennifer Grace with a Dissertation of the Year Award

    The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education recently honored University of New Orleans Ph.D. candidate Jennifer Grace with one of its annual awards for dissertation of the year. Her research focuses on rerouting the school to prison pipeline.

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    In Memoriam: Sociology Professor Susan Mann

    University of New Orleans sociology professor Susan Archer Mann passed away on April 8 in Mandeville, La. after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 65 years old.

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    Grammy Award-Winning String Quartet Cuarteto Latinoamericano Closes 2015-16 Season of Musical Excursions

    The 2015-16 season of Musical Excursions culminates with a performance by Cuarteto Latinoamericano on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of UNO's Performing Arts Center.

    Friday, April 8, 2016

    BBC Newshour Extra to Examine the Future of Feminism in Live Audience News Discussion on UNO Campus

    New Orleans Public Radio invites the public to join BBC World Service Newshour host Owen Bennett-Jones and a panel of guests at the Nims Theatre on the UNO Campus in New Orleans on Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm, to discuss what feminism means in the 21st century. The discussion will be recorded for worldwide broadcast on Newshour Extra, the World Service weekly program that offers in-depth analysis and reporting on a story or trend of importance to the BBC's audiences around the world.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases 2016 Quality of Life Survey

    There are lower levels of satisfaction in New Orleans than three years ago, while levels in Jefferson Parish remain stable, according to the 2016 Quality of Life Survey conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center.

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    UNO Wins $100,000 High-Performance Computing Cluster

    The University of New Orleans is one of two universities to win the 5th annual Research Cluster Grant from Silicon Mechanics, a leading provider of servers, storage and high-performance computing solutions to the world's most innovative organizations. UNO and the University of California, Merced will each receive a high-performance computing cluster with the latest high-performance processing technologies, valued at more than $100,000, to be used in future research projects.

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    UNO Professor to Moderate Civil War Panel at Literary Festival

    University of New Orleans history professor Mary Niall Mitchell will serve as moderator for a panel discussion entitled "Storytelling, Memory, and the Civil War" as part of the 2016 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

    Friday, April 1, 2016

    UNO to Hold First Michael Mizell-Nelson Public History Lecture

    The University of New Orleans will hold the first in a series of public history lectures in memory of historian Michael Mizell-Nelson, who died of cancer in December 2014 at the age of 49.

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    UNO Accounting Professor Wins National Education Award

    University of New Orleans accounting professor Philip Harmelink has been selected as the 2016 Business Professional of the Year in the education category by Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor organization for financial information.

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery April Exhibit Features Two Master of Fine Arts Thesis Projects

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery will present two exhibitions concurrently in the month of April.

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    Job Fair Brings Fortune 500 Companies to UNO Students

    The University of New Orleans Office of Career Services hosted a job fair that brought 86 employers--many of them representing Fortune 500 companies--to the Sen. Theodore M. "Ted" Hickey Ballroom of the University Center on March 10 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Alongside major players like State Farm and Marriott International were smaller, locally owned businesses like the sweet shop Sucré and Boh Brothers contractors.

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    UNO's National Model United Nations Team Marks Six Years of Award-Winning Performances

    The University of New Orleans Model United Nations Delegation returned this week from the National MUN Conference in New York where its representation of the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand earned four awards, including a Distinguished Delegation Award, two Outstanding Position Paper Awards and one Outstanding Delegation in Committee Award.

    Monday, March 28, 2016

    New Orleans CityBusiness Highlights Nine UNO Alumni Working in Health Care

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

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    UNO Student Engineers Were Outstanding While Out Standing in the Swamp at McNeese Competition

    Nine engineering students from the University of New Orleans attended the 2016 Deep South Regional Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and placed in six different competitions, with second and third place overall finishes in two major events.

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    UNO Music Professor's Composition To Be Premiered at Carnegie Hall

    A composition by University of New Orleans music professor Yotam Haber will be performed by the Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 2, marking the world premiere of the work. Haber's "break_break_break" was commissioned jointly by the Kronos Quartet and Carnegie Hall, as part of its 125 Commissions Project.

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    Academy Award-Winning Producer Landau to Serve as UNO Commencement Speaker

    Academy Award-winning producer Jon Landau will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' spring 2016 graduation.

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    UNO Among U.S. News & World Report's Best Grad Schools for Public Affairs and Psychology

    The University of New Orleans is among the nation's best graduate schools for public affairs and psychology, according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

    Friday, March 18, 2016

    Survey Research Center Releases Poll on State Budget Situation

    The University of New Orleans' Survey Research Center conducted an automated telephone survey of registered Louisiana voters to analyze the public's perception of the state's current budget situation and to learn who residents believe is responsible. The poll, which was taken on March 13, also gauged the favorability rankings of the governor and the state legislature, as well as partisan preferences in the upcoming U.S. Senate election.

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    UNO Professor Receives Prestigious Recognition

    A prominent financial journal has recognized a paper co-authored by Tarun Mukherjee, professor of economics and finance at the University of New Orleans, as one of two outstanding articles published in 2015.

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    UL System Board Names Nicklow Next UNO President

    The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System today named John Nicklow president of the University of New Orleans. Nicklow is the University's provost and vice president of academic affairs.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    UL System Approves Merger of College of Liberal Arts and College of Education & Human Development

    The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors approved a proposal that will merge the University of New Orleans' College of Liberal Arts with the College of Education and Human Development.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Major Physics Players Gravitate Toward UNO for Einstein Week

    The University of New Orleans Department of Physics has announced that its keynote speaker for Einstein Week 2016 will be Joseph Giaime, who serves as observatory head at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detector in Livingston, Louisiana.

    Monday, March 14, 2016

    UNO Is Among Nation's Best Risk-Reward Schools for College Students

    LendEDU, a national marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance, has ranked the University of New Orleans in the top 100 institutions in the nation for Best Risk-Reward for College Students.

    Monday, March 14, 2016

    UNO Professor Wins Theatre Education Award

    David Hoover, the chair of the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre, has won the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Prize for Teaching Innovation.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    In Memoriam: Longtime UNO History Professor Jack O'Connor

    John T. "Jack" O'Connor, who spent more than three decades as a history professor at the University of New Orleans, died on Feb. 17, 11 months after he was diagnosed with leukemia.

    Monday, March 7, 2016

    UNO's Survey Research Center Marks 30th Anniversary

    The University of New Orleans' Survey Research Center (SRC), which has earned a national reputation for conducting reliable independent research, is marking its 30th year in existence.

    Monday, March 7, 2016

    New Orleans City Council Recognizes UNO-CHART for Milestone Achievement

    During its regular meeting on Thursday, March 3 the Council recognized the University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) for its role in producing more than 100 student researchers with knowledge and experience in a field that is so critical to the city.

    Friday, March 4, 2016

    Survey Research Center Releases Results of Republican Presidential Primary Survey

    The University of New Orleans’ Survey Research Center conducted an automated telephone survey of active registered Republican voters in Louisiana on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

    Friday, March 4, 2016

    University Holds 4th Annual InnovateUNO

    Dozens of University of New Orleans students participated in the fourth annual InnovateUNO, the University's juried undergraduate research, scholarship and creative showcase.

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

    NYU Scholar to Speak at UNO on Friday As Part of Distinguished Lectures in Musicology Series

    Brigid Cohen of New York University presents the second lecture in the University of New Orleans Distinguished Lectures in Musicology series on Friday, March 4, 2016.

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    UNO Press Issues First English Translation of Biographical Play about Catholic Martyr Franz Jägerstätter

    UNO Press has released an English language translation of "Jägerstätter," a drama following the life of a Catholic martyr whose conscientious objection to the Third Reich led to his 2007 beatification. The tragic play examines the conditions surrounding Franz Jägerstätter's martyrdom and issues in society of annexed Austria. Originally authored by leading Austrian playwright Felix Mitterer, the new English translation is the work of professors Gregor Thuswaldner and Robert Dassanowsky. This publication is part of a series of volumes from UNO Press edited by Günter Bischof, Marshall Plan professor of history and director of CenterAustria at the University of New Orleans.

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    Entergy Funds New Engineering Lab at the University of New Orleans

    Entergy's transmission business unit is donating $100,000 to the University of New Orleans to enhance what electrical engineering students learn in the classroom. The gift is being presented in honor of National Engineers Week (Feb. 21-27), an annual observance created to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world and bring engineering to life for kids, educators and parents.

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    Jazz at the Sandbar Spring 2016 Lineup Announced

    The University of New Orleans Jazz Studies Program has announced a schedule of distinguished musicians who will appear in the spring 2016 lineup of the Jazz at the Sandbar series.

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Presents Generic Art Solutions' "10,000 RPM's"

    The University of New Orleans- St. Claude Gallery has announced the opening of "10,000 RPM's," an exhibition of new work by Generic Art Solutions, the collaborative artistic duo of UNO Artist in Residence Tony Campbell and UNO MFA alumnus Matt Vis.

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    UNO Biologist Gets Federal Grant for Sustainable Oyster Harvest Research

    A University of New Orleans researcher has been awarded a two-year $40,000 grant by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to fund a project on sustainable oyster harvests. Thomas Soniat, a professor of research in the biological sciences department, will analyze data on oyster growth and natural mortality.

    Monday, February 22, 2016

    Committee Chooses Two Finalists for UNO Presidency

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee today selected two finalists, Andrew Kopplin and John Nicklow, to present to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. The Board will meet Feb. 23 in Baton Rouge to interview the finalists and select UNO's eighth leader.

    Friday, February 19, 2016

    Musical Excursion Series Brings UK's Red Priest to the University of New Orleans

    UK-based Baroque ensemble Red Priest will perform at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Musical Excursions concert series.

    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    UNO Professor Receives Academy of Economics and Finance Teaching Fellow Award

    University of New Orleans professor M. Kabir Hassan was named the 2016 Academy of Economics and Finance Teaching Fellow at the group's annual meeting in Pensacola, Fla. on Feb. 12.

    Monday, February 15, 2016

    UNO Retains Carnegie Status as Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity

    The University of New Orleans retained its status as a doctoral university with higher research activity, as determined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education for its 2015 update. UNO is one of only two Louisiana universities in this classification, which is the second highest Carnegie status that can be achieved.

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    How Did You Find #UNOLove? Share Your Stories and Photos With Us

    In preparation for Valentine's Day, we asked for your stories about UNO's role in your own romantic life. Here are a few we got from people who met and, surprise, fell in love--sometimes in spite of their strongest intentions not to. Enjoy these snapshots of Privateer connections and then share your own. Help us celebrate #UNOLove in honor of this Valentine's Day by logging on to UNO's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/UniversityOfNewOrleans, and sharing your photos and stories of how you met your significant other at UNO. On Instagram, use #UNOLove and also share with us on Facebook.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    UNO Professor Gets Grant to Study Marsh Resilience Amid Sea Level Rise

    A University of New Orleans professor will use a two-year $88,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation to examine the resilience of marshes. Ioannis Georgiou, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, and his collaborators are studying how marshes respond to climate change and their future sustainability in light of continued sea level rise.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    Less Choppy Chopper Rides: Professor Gets Grant to Study Helicopter Vibration Control

    A University of New Orleans mechanical engineering professor has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to develop a system that will reduce the vibration of a helicopter's blade. Uttam Chakravarty, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, said less vibration will improve passenger comfort, decrease maintenance costs and extend the life of the helicopter.

    Friday, January 29, 2016

    In Memoriam: Longtime UNO Librarian Marie Elizabeth Windell

    Former longtime University of New Orleans librarian Marie Elizabeth Windell died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in St. Joseph, Mo. She was 96. A Missouri native, Windell came to New Orleans with her husband of 37 years, George Windell, the UNO history department's first coordinator of graduate studies, in 1969. She served as an adjunct instructor of French history in the early 1970s before joining UNO's library staff in 1979 following her husband's death. In her work with UNO's library, Windell was responsible for conserving and making accessible the archives of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, which was given to the University.

    Friday, January 29, 2016

    Committee Chooses Five Semifinalists for UNO Presidency

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee today selected five semifinalists to interview next month for the school's top post.

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    UNO Receives Federal Grant to Improve Evacuation Planning for City of New Orleans

    The University of New Orleans has received a two-year $260,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration to help the City of New Orleans and Regional Transit Authority (RTA) improve their evacuation planning. Researchers with UNO's Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) will make recommendations on how the city's vulnerable residents should be evacuated during emergencies and disasters. UNO-CHART is an applied social science hazards research center that collaborates with Louisiana communities.

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    University Mourns Death of Physics Professor George Ioup

    George Ioup, whose service to the University of New Orleans spanned nearly a half century, died on Jan. 20, 2016 at the age of 76 after a valiant fight with gastric cancer. Ioup, a university research professor emeritus of physics, was a prolific researcher, a dedicated teacher and an academic innovator. He is survived by his wife and research colleague of 51 years, Juliette Ioup, a fellow professor in UNO's Department of Physics.

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    National Endowment for the Humanities Gives $250,000 Grant to Coalition That Includes UNO

    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a $250,000 grant to The New School's Humanities Action Lab (HAL), a coalition of 20 universities, including the University of New Orleans, collaborating to produce student- and community-curated public projects on pressing social issues.

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    UNO Guest Lecture Digs into Bydgoszcz, Poland, Where Archaeological Discoveries Provide a Glimpse into 18th Century Life

    Join archaeologists Ania and Wojtek Siwiak on Thursday, Jan. 28, as they discuss the extensive archaeological remains discovered in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in a public lecture sponsored by the University of New Orleans Department of Anthropology in cooperation with UNO's Center Austria.

    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    Lisa Verner Named New Director of UNO Women's Center

    English instructor Lisa Verner has been named the new director of the University of New Orleans Women's Center. Verner, who has served as an honors faculty member and academic director of various study abroad programs, has taught a number of women and gender studies courses over the past 14 years. She succeeds Beth Blankenship, who recently became the coordinator of the Center for Teaching Innovation.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    Making a Difference: Eight UNO Students to be Selected for New $500 Service Learning Scholarship

    University of New Orleans' Office of Service Learning is accepting student applications for its new Privateer Service Learning Corps Program. Eight students will be selected to receive $500 scholarships in exchange for 30 hours of engaged service related to a particular issue of interest to them.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    New UNO Research Center Lands Navy Grant Worth Nearly $1 Million

    The newly established Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics at the University of New Orleans has landed a Naval Research Laboratory grant worth nearly $1 million. The money will allow UNO researchers to investigate new high-performance techniques to mine and visualize large-scale data collected by the Navy, such as meteorological, oceanographic and open source intelligence information.

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    UNO Mourns the Death of John Altazan, Founding Dean of the UNO College of Business Administration

    John Altazan, founding dean of University of New Orleans' College of Business Administration, died Sunday, Jan. 10, at the age of 89. Altazan had a pioneering influence over the College of Business Administration, leading the first effort to obtain national accreditation and hiring the faculty who would be the program's earliest architects. But Altazan's main legacy, according to those who knew him, will always be the incredible and often life-changing influence he had on students.

    Thursday, January 14, 2016

    UNO Lab Receives Funding, Scholarships and Data to Support Sea Level Rise Research

    The University of New Orleans' Coastal Research Laboratory has received research funding, scholarship money and data from several companies and professional societies affiliated with the oil and gas industry. The donations will be applied to research projects, under an initiative of the New Orleans Geological Society, to study the impacts of relative sea level rise on Louisiana's coast.

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    The Science of Sea Lions: UNO to Host Seminar on the Animals' High-Performance Moves

    Ever watch a sea lion glide through water, turning and flipping with effortless speed and stops? Megan Leftwich, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at George Washington University, has spent countless hours studying the way the California sea lion moves, searching for information about how the structure of its foreflippers contributes to its unusual hydrodynamics. On Jan. 20, Leftwich will visit University of New Orleans to share some of her work and findings during a seminar sponsored by the University of New Orleans's College of Engineering and Department of Physics. The talk will be held at 3 p.m. in the UNO Engineering Auditorium, EN 101. It is free and open to the public.

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    UNO Computer Science Students Turn to GE in Effort to Create Networking, Job Shadowing Opportunities for Women

    GE Capital last week hosted members of University of New Orleans' new Association of Computing Machinery-Women Chapter onsite, treating them to a tour and information about the work that unfolds in the company's Technology Center in New Orleans. Founded in the fall, the Association of Computing Machinery-Women Chapter seeks to provide professional, academic and social support to women who are interested in pursuing studies and careers in information technology.

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    UNO Students Explore New Orleans' History of Incarceration in U.S. Mint Exhibit

    Each year, New Orleans historian Charles Chamberlain requires his graduate history students at the University of New Orleans create an historical exhibit for public viewing. This year, it brought 10 students inside the history of incarceration in New Orleans. Think local jails, federal prisons, slave pens, immigration quarantine and incarceration resistance, which means famous jail breaks and infamous jail break-ins in which inmates were kidnapped and publicly lynched. Students' work was on display at the Old U.S. Mint Dec. 11 and 12 in conjunction with a symposium being held that weekend on the history of Storyville.

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    Former UNO Intensive English Language Program Student Named Finalist for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize

    Five years ago, Colombian teacher Katerine Franco Cardenas traveled to the United States to study English at the University of New Orleans. When the University and the Centro Colombo Americano offered her nine months of English language instruction in Medellin followed by a two-month, all-expense paid training session at UNO's Intensive English Language Program (IELP) in New Orleans, Franco Cardenas says, it changed her life. Now, Franco Cardenas, a primary school teacher who teaches information and communications technology in Medellin, has been named one of 50 international finalists for the Global Teacher Prize, an honor that comes with $1 million to one outstanding teacher to be named in March.

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    UNO Announces Center for Teaching Innovation

    The University of New Orleans announces the creation of the Center for Teaching Innovation, a faculty resource center that will promote new teaching methods that support the learning styles of the modern college student. The center, which opened this week, is coordinated by Beth Blankenship and is housed on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building. It will move to its permanent home in the Earl K. Long Library once the fourth floor renovations are completed.

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

    UNO Community Mourns the Death of Adrian Péré, Director of Counseling Services

    Adrian Péré, director of counseling services for the University of New Orleans, died Sunday Jan. 3. Known for his kind manner and devotion to serving students, staff and faculty in times of need and crisis, Péré leaves behind a community of colleagues and clients who say he made a quiet, indelible mark on an untold number of lives through his work at UNO.

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

    UNO-St. Claude Hosts Exhibit by UNO Alumnus Dan Tague Jan. 9 to Feb. 7

    Dan Tague, an artist whose work includes sculpture, video, performance, photography and more, presents his "Sedate Maneuvers" exhibition at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery beginning Jan. 9 and running through Feb. 7.

    Monday, January 4, 2016

    Leadership Retreat Empowers UNO Students to Get Involved, Strengthen Skills

    Michael Merwin arrived at University of New Orleans as a freshman from Florida knowing no one. It wasn't until his second semester that he decided it might benefit him to start getting involved in some of the 130 student organizations UNO has to offer. His delay didn't make the transition easy, he says.

    Monday, January 4, 2016

    University of New Orleans Confers Degrees on 966 During Fall 2015 Commencement

    They lined up in black robes, some with blue and white honor cords draped around their necks, some with striped hoods dangling down their backs. They snapped selfies and hugged each other's necks, their black mortar boards balanced or fastened to their heads.

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    Twelve UNO Students Tapped to Participate in Eight-Week Emerging Leaders Program

    The University of New Orleans has selected 12 students to participate in the University's Emerging Leaders Program. The extracurricular leadership certificate program is designed for first year and sophomore undergraduate students aspiring to further develop their leadership skills. Students are chosen based on an application process that includes essay questions, references, educational performance data and an interview.

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    UNO Grad Students Named Finalists in National Hotel Market Analysis Contest

    A team of five graduate students from the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration was named a finalist in a national market study competition. Jolene Gettridge, Tanvi Shah, Brian McCallon, Lisa Rourke and Nicole Schnell created a presentation based on data examining trends and projections in New Orleans' hotel market.

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    University of New Orleans Confers Degrees on 966 Graduates During Fall 2015 Commencement

    Nine hundred sixty-six University of New Orleans graduates and undergraduates filed into UNO Lakefront Arena Friday, Dec. 18, in the age-old commencement ritual designed to honor those who have completed the academic rigors required to achieve a degree.

    Monday, December 21, 2015

    Twelve UNO Students Tapped to Participate in the Eight-week Emerging Leaders Certificate Program

    The University of New Orleans has selected 12 students to participate in the University's Emerging Leaders Program. The extracurricular leadership certificate program is designed for first year and sophomore undergraduate students aspiring to further develop their leadership skills. Students who are chosen based on an application process that includes essay questions, references, educational performance data and an interview.

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    Newest Issue of UNO Magazine Now Online and in Print

    Three outstanding University of New Orleans engineering students travel home to Nepal following a devastating earthquake with a plan to design and build homes for people who lost everything.

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    UNO Offers Professionals Software Design Training in a New, Noncredit Course

    The University of New Orleans is offering a new, noncredit course aimed at professionals from non-computer science backgrounds who are interested in learning the computer language Java. The class, offered once a week at night beginning in January, is the brain child of Torrie Adams, president of New Orleans Women in Technology, and Steve Johnson, dean of UNO's College of Sciences.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    UNO Basketball Coach Attempts to Break World Record for Largest Gathering of People Wearing Holiday Sweaters

    Mark Slessinger loves a good gathering of people in tacky holiday sweaters. "It's just something that's funny and quirky and all people can get into," he said. But at some point around three years ago, the University of New Orleans men's basketball coach started contemplating taking his glee over gaudy acrylic Santas and googly-eyed reindeer to a new level.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    University of New Orleans' Accreditation Reaffirmed

    The University of New Orleans announced that its continuing accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The accreditation process occurs on a 10-year cycle with reviews conducted at the middle and end point of the cycle. Its purpose is to ensure that the University is meeting the highest educational standards. UNO will receive its next full review in 2025.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    UNO Alumni Association Announces 2014-15 Excellence in Teaching Awards

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that the winners of the 2014-15 Excellence in Teaching Awards are Paul Schilling, professor of mechanical engineering, and Randy Bates, professor of English.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    UNO's Blind and Visually Impaired TRAC Students Ring in Holidays with Bell Choir Concert Dec. 13

    The bells chime just as they do in any other bell choir. But the people holding the instruments in the University of New Orleans Training, Resource, and Assistive-Technology Center bell choir are far from ordinary: All of the members of this performance group are blind or visually impaired.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    UNO Alumnus Jamison Ross Nominated for GRAMMY Award

    University of New Orleans alumnus Jamison Ross has been nominated for a GRAMMY Award for his debut album, "Jamison." The drummer, who received a master of music degree at UNO in 2013, released the album this year on the Concord Jazz label.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    Thirty UNO Students Selected to Compete at 2016 Model United Nations Conference in New York

    The University of New Orleans' award-winning Model United Nations Club is headed back to New York City in March for the national organization's annual conference on global issues, and it has selected a diverse delegation for 2016. Thirty students learned Nov. 20 that together they will represent the countries of Australia and New Zealand at the annual event, which last year drew roughly 6,600 student delegates from more than 400 colleges and universities.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    UNO Grad Students Named Finalists in National Hotel Market Analysis Contest

    A team of five graduate students from the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration were named finalists in a national market study competition. Jolene Gettridge, Tanvi Shah, Brian McCallon, Lisa Rourke and Nicole Schnell created a presentation based on data examining trends and projections in New Orleans' hotel market. Their team was among 30 invited by Smith Travel Research to compete in the competition and one of six chosen as finalists. As a result, the team was asked to present their results during the International Hotel Show in New York in November.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    Fourteen UNO Students Inducted Into National Leadership Honor Society

    Fourteen University of New Orleans students were recently inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society at UNO for more than four decades. During a Nov. 30 ceremony on campus at the University Center's Innsbruck Room, three graduates and 11 undergraduates were honored with membership into the organization.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    UNO Philosophy Professor Gets Grant to Study Alternatives to Incarceration

    University of New Orleans philosophy professor Chris Surprenant has received a $32,350 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to study the American approach to punishment and alternatives to incarceration. The grant will fund an academic conference and related scholarship on the topic.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    Newest Issue of UNO Magazine Now Online and in Print

    The fall 2015 edition of the University of New Orleans Magazine is now online and being delivered to mailboxes across the United States. A production of UNO's Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing, the 52-page publication highlights many of the most notable accomplishments and news items from New Orleans' only public research university.

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    UNO Signs Collaborative Agreement with Caribbean University

    The University of New Orleans has entered into an agreement to collaborate with the Université des Antilles (UA) in Martinique and Guadeloupe, a 6,000 student university located in the Caribbean. UNO will engage in joint academic activities with UA's College of Education.

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    UNO's Graduates Encouraged to Complete The Outcomes Survey

    University of New Orleans students get a lot of surveys. But there's one coming to email inboxes Tuesday, Dec. 1, that could have a tremendous impact on students and the university as a whole. The Outcomes Survey is going out to all UNO students--graduate and undergraduate--who are on track to graduate in December. This five-minute online questionnaire asks about graduates' employment status, salary, career field and more. It will also be sent to the same graduates for updates at three additional intervals: three months after graduation, six months after graduation and a year after graduation.

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    Twenty-six UNO Students Chosen as 2016 Orientation Leaders to Assist New Peers

    Twenty-six University of New Orleans students have been named orientation leaders for 2016. The group--comprised of 12 freshmen, seven sophomores, four juniors and three seniors--are charged with assisting incoming students with the transition to UNO's academic and student life.

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    Mayor Appoints Two UNO Leaders to Serve on New Orleans' Fix My Streets Financing Working Group

    Two University of New Orleans leaders have been selected to serve on the Fix My Streets Financing Working Group, a coalition appointed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to identify solutions for how the city of New Orleans can pay for interior street repairs.

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    UNO Offers Professionals Software Design Training in a New, Noncredit Course

    The University of New Orleans is offering a new, noncredit course aimed at professionals from non-computer science backgrounds who are interested in learning the computer language Java. The class, offered once a week at night beginning in January, is the brain child of Torrie Adams, president of New Orleans Women in Technology, and Steve Johnson, dean of UNO's College of Sciences. Adams said that over the last two-and-a-half years, she has noticed more and more women from non-traditional backgrounds landing in programming jobs.

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    New Book from UNO's Emergency Management Experts Examines Best Practices in Disaster Privatization

    When disaster strikes a community, governments often face the task of deciding what recovery work could and should be allocated to the private sector. In a new book published by CRC Press, University of New Orleans political science professor John Kiefer and adjunct professor Alessandra Jerolleman share insight into when privatization works and when it may be ill-advised.

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    College of Business Faculty Member Named First Provost's Fellow

    Kenneth Walsh, an associate professor of management, has been selected as the University of New Orleans' first Provost's Fellow for the spring 2016 semester. The program was instituted by John Nicklow, who began his role as UNO provost and vice president for academic affairs on July 1. According to Nicklow, the Provost's Fellow program provides academic leadership experience and skills development to a faculty member with a potential interest in academic administration.

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Opens Three-Person 'Genius Loci' Exhibit for PhotoNOLA Photography Festival Dec. 12

    As part of PhotoNOLA, New Orleans' annual festival of photography, University of New Orleans' UNO-St. Claude Gallery hosts 'Genius Loci,' a three-person exhibition of photography and video that features the work of Antone Dolezal, Lara Shipley, and Paul Thulin.

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    University of New Orleans' Accreditation Reaffirmed

    University of New Orleans announced that its continuing accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The accreditation process occurs on a 10-year cycle with reviews conducted at the middle and end point of the cycle. Its purpose is to ensure that the University is meeting the highest educational standards. UNO will receive its next full review in 2025.

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    UNO Basketball Coach Attempts to Break World Record for Largest Gathering of People Wearing Holiday Sweaters

    Mark Slessinger loves a good gathering of people in tacky holiday sweaters. But at some point around three years ago, the University of New Orleans men's basketball coach started contemplating taking his glee over gaudy acrylic Santas and googly-eyed reindeer to a new level. His idea: Try to beat the Guinness Book of World Records highest recorded gathering of people wearing holiday sweaters and jumpers.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    UNO Alumni Association Announces 2014-15 Excellence in Teaching Awards

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that the winners of the 2014-15 Excellence in Teaching Awards are Paul Schilling, professor of mechanical engineering, and Randy Bates, professor of English. Each year up to two awards are bestowed upon faculty members who exhibit excellence in teaching. The winners are chosen by a selection committee that is comprised of past award recipients and a representative of the UNO International Alumni Association. Both Schilling and Bates were recognized for their enthusiasm for teaching, devotion to their students and dedication to facilitating student success. They have consistently received exceptional teaching evaluations from students. Schilling and Bates will each receive a cash award of $2,000.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Gives $25,000 to UNO

    The University of New Orleans' Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration is the recipient of a $25,000 donation from the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    Leading Prisoner Advocate and Former Inmate To Deliver Public Lecture at UNO

    Norris Henderson spent 27 years, 10 months and 18 days behind bars. In that time, he studied criminal law, becoming an expert legal advocate on behalf of other inmates, writing appeals that made attorneys and attorneys-to-be in awe of his practice.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    Mivos Quartet Residency Will Culminate With Two Free Concerts

    The Mivos Quartet, a New York-based contemporary string quartet, will engage in a new music residency at the University of New Orleans and Tulane University from Nov. 30- Dec. 4, highlighted by two free concerts on Dec. 2 and 3

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    UNO's Blind and Visually Impaired TRAC Students Ring in Holidays with Bell Choir Concert Dec. 13

    The bells chime just as they do in any other bell choir. But the people holding the instruments in the University of New Orleans Training Resource and Assistive Technology Center bell choir are far from ordinary: All of the members of this performance group are blind or visually impaired. Though they don't read music, this choir is able to play even complex pieces such as the "Star Spangled Banner" with the help of technology provided to them. The eight to 10 person group will perform for the first time Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. at UNO in the Oliver St. Pé Center, Room 101.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    UNO Alumnus Jamison Ross Nominated for GRAMMY

    University of New Orleans alumnus Jamison Ross has been nominated for a GRAMMY for his debut album, "Jamison." The drummer, who received a master's of music degree at UNO in 2013, released the album this year on the Concord Jazz label.

    Monday, December 7, 2015

    Thirty UNO Students Selected to Compete at 2016 Model United Nations Conference in New York

    The University of New Orleans' award-winning Model United Nations Club is headed back to New York City in March for the national organization's annual conference on global issues, and it has selected a diverse delegation for 2016. Thirty students learned Nov. 20 that together they will represent the countries of Australia and New Zealand at the annual event, which last year drew roughly 6,600 student delegates from more than 400 colleges and universities.

    Friday, December 4, 2015

    Fourteen UNO Students Inducted Into National Leadership Honor Society

    Fourteen University of New Orleans students were recently inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society at UNO for more than four decades.

    Friday, December 4, 2015

    UNO Philosophy Professor Gets Grant to Study Alternatives to Incarceration

    University of New Orleans philosophy professor Chris Surprenant has received a $32,350 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to study the American approach to punishment and alternatives to incarceration. The grant will fund an academic conference and related scholarship on the topic. The United States leads the world in per capita incarceration, and Louisiana incarcerates more people, on a per capita basis, than any other state.

    Thursday, December 3, 2015

    UNO Signs Collaborative Agreement with Caribbean University

    The University of New Orleans has entered into an agreement to collaborate with the Université des Antilles (UA) in Martinique and Guadeloupe, a 6,000 student university located in the Caribbean. UNO will engage in joint academic activities with UA's College of Education.

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    Twenty-six UNO Students Chosen as 2016 Orientation Leaders To Assist New and Incoming Peers

    Twenty-six University of New Orleans students have been named orientation leaders for 2016. The group--comprised of 12 freshmen, seven sophomores, four juniors and three seniors--are charged with assisting incoming students with the transition to UNO's academic and student life.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    Mayor Appoints Two UNO Leaders to Serve on New Orleans' Fix My Streets Financing Working Group

    Two University of New Orleans leaders have been selected to serve on the Fix My Streets Financing Working Group, a coalition appointed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to identify solutions for how the city of New Orleans can pay for interior street repairs. Norma Jean Mattei, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been appointed chair of the 13-member working group. Also on the team is James R. Amdal, senior research associate at the Merritt C. Becker UNO Transportation Institute.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    UNO's Graduates Encouraged to Complete The Outcomes Survey

    University of New Orleans students get a lot of surveys. But there's one coming to email inboxes Tuesday, Dec. 1, that could have a tremendous impact on students and the university as a whole. The Outcomes Survey is going out to all UNO students--graduate and undergraduate--who are on track to graduate in December. This five-minute online questionnaire asks about graduates' employment status, salary, career field and more. It will also be sent to the same graduates at three additional intervals: three months after graduation, six months after graduation and a year after graduation.

    Monday, November 30, 2015

    New Book from UNO's Emergency Management Experts Examines Best Practices in Disaster Privatization

    When disaster strikes a community, governments often face the task of deciding what recovery work could and should be allocated to the private sector. In a new book published by CRC Press, University of New Orleans political science professor John Kiefer and adjunct professor Alessandra Jerolleman share insight into when privatization works and when it may be ill-advised. "The Private Sector's Role in Disasters: Leveraging the Private Sector in Emergency Management" draws on the expertise within UNO's Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART). It explores the areas in which government regulations and guidelines promote or encourage private sector involvement and seeks to give readers best practices for such partnerships.

    Monday, November 30, 2015

    College of Business Faculty Member Named First Provost's Fellow

    Kenneth Walsh, an associate professor of management, has been selected as the University of New Orleans' first Provost's Fellow for the spring 2016 semester. The program was instituted by John Nicklow, who began his role as UNO provost and vice president for academic affairs on July 1. According to Nicklow, the Provost's Fellow program provides academic leadership experience and skills development to a faculty member with a potential interest in academic administration.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery to host 'Genius Loci' for PhotoNOLA Photography Festival

    As part of the PhotoNOLA, New Orleans' annual festival of photography, University of New Orleans' UNO-St. Claude Gallery hosts "Genius Loci," a three-person exhibition of photography and video, for PhotoNOLA that features the work of Antone Dolezal, Lara Shipley, and Paul Thulin. In the exhibition, which opens Saturday, Dec. 12, Dolezal, Shipley, and Thulin explore storytelling traditions of the rural woodlands of America.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Gives $25,000 to UNO

    The University of New Orleans' Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration is the recipient of a $25,000 donation from the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Leading Prisoner Advocate and Former Inmate To Deliver Public Lecture at UNO

    On Thursday, Dec. 3, former inmate turned leading criminal justice reform advocate Norris Henderson will deliver a public lecture at the University of New Orleans entitled "My Journey. Things turn out best ... for those who make the best out of the way things turn out." Henderson's talk caps off a semester of events sponsored by UNO's Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies that aimed to bring a spotlight to issues related to incarceration in Louisiana and across the United States.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Mivos Quartet Residency Will Culminate With Two Free Concerts

    The Mivos Quartet, a New York-based contemporary string quartet, will engage in a new music residency at the University of New Orleans and Tulane University from Nov. 30-Dec. 4, highlighted by two free concerts on Dec. 2 and 3.

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    New Wireless Access Enables Benjamin Franklin High School Students to Tap Hundreds of Databases Available Through UNO Library

    Students at Benjamin Franklin High School now have Internet access to hundreds of databases available through the University of New Orleans Earl K. Long Library. Franklin students previously could tap into the databases, but had to wait for access to one of four desktop computers in UNO's library, said Lora Amsberryaugier, interim dean of the library.

    Monday, November 23, 2015

    UNO Survey Research Center Poll on Governor's Race is On the Money

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center's telephone survey accurately predicted Saturday's results in the runoff election for Louisiana governor. It was the only poll to forecast that Democratic candidate John Bel Edwards would defeat Republican candidate David Vitter with 56 percent of the vote.

    Monday, November 23, 2015

    University of New Orleans Recognized for its Service to U.S. Military Veterans

    The University of New Orleans has been recognized twice this month for its commitment to serving United States veterans. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Nov. 11 recognized the campus as a "Governor's Military and Veteran Friendly Campus" for the 2015-16 school year.

    Monday, November 23, 2015

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Results of Internet Poll on Runoff for Governor

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center, in association with the software company Lucid, has released the results of a statewide opt-in Internet poll that gauges voter preferences in Saturday's runoff election for governor of Louisiana. The poll surveyed 578 registered voters from Nov. 10-18, 2015.

    Monday, November 23, 2015

    UNO Marketing Professor Publishes How-To on Successful Crowdfunding Venture

    What makes a crowdfunding venture successful? Kenneth Walsh, associate professor of management and marketing, delves into that question in his newly released book, "Dockside: Kim and Eric Embrace Crowdfunding to Realize Dreams."

    Monday, November 23, 2015

    New Wireless Access Enables Benjamin Franklin High School Students to Tap Hundreds of Databases Available Through UNO Library

    Students at Benjamin Franklin High School now have Internet access to hundreds of databases available through the University of New Orleans Earl K. Long Library. Franklin students previously could tap into the databases, but had to wait for access to one of four desktop computers in UNO's library, said Lora Amsberryaugier, interim dean of the library. Now, thanks to a year of collaborative work between information technology staff and librarians at UNO and Franklin, Franklin students visiting the UNO library may use their own laptops to gain access to the wide selection of materials accessible online to university students.

    Monday, November 23, 2015

    UNO Survey Research Center Poll on Governor's Race is On the Money

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center's telephone survey accurately predicted Saturday's results in the runoff election for Louisiana governor. It was the only poll to forecast that Democratic candidate John Bel Edwards would defeat Republican candidate David Vitter with 56 percent of the vote. Vitter, a U.S. Senator, finished with 44 percent of the vote. The statewide poll of 600 likely voters was conducted Nov. 2-8.

    Monday, November 23, 2015

    University of New Orleans Recognized for its Service to U.S. Military Veterans

    The University of New Orleans has been recognized twice this month for its commitment to serving United States veterans. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Nov. 11 recognized the campus as a "Governor's Military and Veteran Friendly Campus" for the 2015-16 school year. In addition, the University was designated a "Military Friendly School" by MilitaryFriendly.com, a division of Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business that rates companies and colleges on their programs to recruit and retain veterans and military spouses.

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Results of Internet Poll on Runoff for Governor

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center, in association with the software company Lucid, has released the results of a statewide opt-in Internet poll that gauges voter preferences in Saturday's runoff election for governor of Louisiana. The poll surveyed 578 registered voters from Nov. 10-18, 2015.

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    UNO's Ken Walsh Explores Successful Crowdfunding in Newly Published How-To Book

    What makes a crowdfunding venture successful? Kenneth Walsh, associate professor of management and marketing, delves into that question in his newly released book, "Dockside: Kim and Eric Embrace Crowdfunding to Realize Dreams." Walsh's book follows the lives of Kim and Eric Stone, a Florida couple who started a crowdfunding campaign to generate $60,000 they needed to start their dream business, a dockside restaurant and bar in the Florida Keys.

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    UNO Space Day Plants STEM Seeds Among Area Middle Schoolers

    During UNO's second annual Space Day event, teens from six local schools heard from and interacted with NASA experts, UNO scientists and engineers and other leaders in science, technology and math as they tackled a series of challenges designed to inspire them to consider STEM studies.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    Theater UNO Presents 'Agnes of God' and 'Two Rooms' Through Nov. 22

    Theatre UNO presents "Agnes of God" by John Pielmeir and "Two Rooms" by Lee Blessing. Running in repertory in the Lab Theatre through Nov. 22, these two shows question the truth of human connection in moments of strained reality and the presence of quiet hope in dark places.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    UNO Celebrates International Education Week 2015

    The University of New Orleans is in the midst of celebrating International Education Week 2015, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    Artistic Understanding: New Course Seeks to Bridge Divide Between Artists and Those Who Manage Them

    Courtney Rowan sat behind the strings section, stage right. Bows bobbed. Music swelled. The sounds of Shostakovich's Concerto in A Minor for Violin and Orchestra filled the music hall.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    New Orleans' Short-Term Rental Industry Topic of Public Forum at UNO Nov. 17

    On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Urban Conservancy brings together representatives from Airbnb, city planning and more to discuss the future of short term rentals in New Orleans during a public forum at the University of New Orleans.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Results of 2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial Runoff Survey

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of its 2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial Runoff Survey. The statewide telephone poll of 600 likely voters was conducted Nov. 2-8.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    UNO Space Day Plants STEM Seeds Among Area Middle Schoolers

    Nearly 170 middle schoolers converged on University of New Orleans' campus Nov. 17 with an eye toward space. During UNO's second annual Space Day event, teens from six local schools heard from and interacted with NASA experts, UNO scientists and engineers and other leaders in science, technology and math as they tackled a series of challenges designed to inspire them to consider STEM studies.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    Theatre UNO Presents 'Agnes of God' and 'Two Rooms' Through Nov. 22

    Theatre UNO presents "Agnes of God" by John Pielmeir and "Two Rooms" by Lee Blessing. Running in repertory in the Lab Theatre through Nov. 22, these two shows question the truth of human connection in moments of strained reality and the presence of quiet hope in dark places.

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    UNO Celebrates International Week 2015

    The University of New Orleans is pleased to celebrate International Education Week 2015, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education. The celebratory week was founded to highlight the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, and UNO is pleased to offer a number of activities celebrating this nationwide event.

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    Artistic Understanding: New Course Seeks to Bridge Divide Between Artists and Those Who Manage Them

    "Art, Artists and Administrators," a new graduate level course taught by Tony Micocci as a requirement for a master's degree in Arts Administration, brings students into a variety of settings with the goal of giving them a better sense of what goes into being an artist and making art.

    Monday, November 16, 2015

    Short-Term Rental Industry Topic of Public Forum at UNO Nov. 17

    The public is invited to attend a panel discussion on one of New Orleans' hottest topics: short-term rentals. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Urban Conservancy brings together representatives from Airbnb, city planning and more to discuss the future of short term rentals in New Orleans.

    Friday, November 13, 2015

    Joseph Zolfo, Producer of Hit TV Show 'NCIS: New Orleans,' to Serve as UNO Commencement Speaker

    Joseph Zolfo, the producer of the hit television crime drama "NCIS: New Orleans," will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' fall 2015 graduation. The ceremony will be held on Friday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Lakefront Arena.

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Windows to Angola: Exhibit Features UNO Students Performing Rituals to Honor Inmates' Deceased Loved Ones

    One of the prisoners asked the students to place a bouquet of flowers and a Bingo chip on the rocks at Lafreniere Park in honor of his Bingo-loving Grandma Betty. Another requested balloons be released in memory of his girlfriend who died with brain cancer. Another simply asked that a dozen pink roses be placed at his mother's grave site.

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    UNO Political Science Professor Delivers Public Lecture on Electoral Design Issues Nov. 19

    University of New Orleans political science professor Robert Montjoy will deliver a timely lecture Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Earl K. Long Library, titled "From Socrates to Photo IDs: Issues in Electoral Design."

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Results of 2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial Runoff Survey

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of its 2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial Runoff Survey. The statewide telephone poll of 600 likely voters was conducted Nov. 2-8.

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Joseph Zolfo, Producer of Hit TV Show 'NCIS: New Orleans,' to Serve as UNO Commencement Speaker

    Joseph Zolfo, the producer of the hit television crime drama "NCIS: New Orleans," will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' fall 2015 graduation. The ceremony will be held on Friday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Lakefront Arena.

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Windows to Angola: Exhibit Features UNO Students Performing Rituals Honoring Inmates' Deceased Loved Ones

    Over the last several months, the students in Benjamin Weber's class, "Policing and Prisons in Local and Global Perspectives," have been collecting stories and postcards from inmates at Louisiana State Prison in Angola for a public history project called "Windows Through Walls: Angola Penitentiary Over Time." They've asked the prisoners--all from New Orleans--to tell them the stories of people who died while they were incarcerated. In response, the seven graduate students and 10 undergraduates have crisscrossed New Orleans performing requested rituals of remembrance to honor these inmates' relatives and loved ones, people who died while the inmates were serving time, unable to pay their respects in person. On Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Ashé Cultural Center will be highlighting the students' work so far in a display called "Stories from Prison/Honoring Ancestors."

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    UNO Political Science Professor Delivers Public Lecture on Electoral Design Issues Nov. 19

    University of New Orleans political science professor Robert Montjoy will deliver a timely lecture Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Earl K. Long Library, titled "From Socrates to Photo IDs: Issues in Electoral Design."

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    UNO Presidential Search Committee Holds Public Forum

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee solicited feedback from members of the UNO community during a public forum held at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center. Dozens of UNO faculty, staff, students and alumni attended the event, with representatives from each of the groups stepping to the microphone and describing characteristics that they would like to see in the next leader of the University.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    UNO Presidential Search Committee Holds Public Forum

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee solicited feedback from members of the UNO community during a public forum held at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center. Dozens of UNO faculty, staff, students and alumni attended the event, with representatives from each of the groups stepping to the microphone and describing characteristics that they would like to see in the next leader of the University.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    University of New Orleans Leads City in Affordability for Low-Income Students

    The University of New Orleans is more affordable for low-income students than any other local university, according to a searchable database created by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Host 16th Annual Center Austria Artist Exchange

    The annual collaboration between artists from the University of New Orleans and Innsbruck, Austria gets underway on Saturday, November 14 with an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery, located at 2429 St. Claude Avenue. The 16th iteration of the UNO-Center Austria artist exchange brings the work of Austrian artists Anemona Crisan and Birgit Pleschberger to New Orleans in an exhibit called "Intersecting Lines."

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    Education Graduate Students Get Face Time with Local School Principals

    Graduate students from the University of New Orleans attended a panel discussion on Monday, November 2 to hear from school principals across three parishes about their experiences as administrators. The panel, held at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Chalmette, was part of a course entitled "The Principalship," which is required for the completion of a master's degree in educational administration at UNO.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    University of New Orleans Leads City in Affordability for Low-Income Students, Database Shows

    The University of New Orleans is more affordable for low-income students than are any other local universities, according to a searchable database created by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica.

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Host 16th Annual Center Austria Artist Exchange

    The annual collaboration between artists from the University of New Orleans and Innsbruck, Austria gets underway on Saturday, November 14 with an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery, located at 2429 St. Claude Avenue. The 16th iteration of the UNO-Center Austria artist exchange brings the work of Austrian artists Anemona Crisan and Birgit Pleschberger to New Orleans in an exhibit called "Intersecting Lines."

    Friday, November 6, 2015

    Education Graduate Students Get Face Time with Local School Principals

    Graduate students from the University of New Orleans attended a panel discussion on Monday, November 2 to hear from school principals across three parishes about their experiences as administrators. The panel, held at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Chalmette, was part of a course entitled "The Principalship," which is required for the completion of a master's degree in educational administration at UNO.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    In Memoriam: Founding Education Dean Milton Ferguson

    Milton Ferguson, the founding dean of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development, passed away on October 12 at the age of 91. Under his three decades of leadership, he oversaw the creation of degree programs at the bachelor, master's and doctoral levels.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    UNO Appoints Penick Interim Director of Institute for Economic Development & Real Estate Research

    The University of New Orleans has appointed Robert Penick the interim director of the Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research. Penick succeeds Ivan Miestchovich, the institute's longtime director who died in September after a yearlong battle with ALS.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    University of Chicago Historian to Lecture at World War II Museum

    University of Chicago historian Tara Zahra will deliver the 15th George G. Windell Memorial Lecture in European History on Thursday, Nov. 5 at The National World War II Museum. Her lecture is entitled, "Emigration, Ethnic Cleansing or Humanitarianism: The Campaign to Resettle Eastern European Jews in the 1930s." A reception will take place at 5 p.m. with the lecture to follow at 6 p.m.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    In Memoriam: Founding Education Dean Milton Ferguson

    Milton Ferguson, the founding dean of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development, passed away on October 12 at the age of 91. Under his three decades of leadership, he oversaw the creation of degree programs at the bachelor, master's and doctoral levels. Ferguson retired from the University of New Orleans in 1985 as dean emeritus.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    UNO Appoints Penick Interim Director of Institute for Economic Development & Real Estate Research

    The University of New Orleans has appointed Robert Penick the interim director of the Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research. Penick succeeds Ivan Miestchovich, the institute's longtime director who died in September after a yearlong battle with ALS.

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    University of Chicago Historian to Lecture at World War II Museum

    University of Chicago historian Tara Zahra will deliver the 15th George G. Windell Memorial Lecture in European History on Thursday, Nov. 5 at The National World War II Museum. Her lecture is entitled, "Emigration, Ethnic Cleansing or Humanitarianism: The Campaign to Resettle Eastern European Jews in the 1930s." A reception will take place at 5 p.m. with the lecture to follow at 6 p.m.

    Monday, November 2, 2015

    University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee to Hold Public Forum Nov. 9 at UNO Campus

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee will hold a public forum November 9 on the UNO campus to collect input from members of the university community about the characteristics they hope to see in the next president.

    Monday, November 2, 2015

    Eurofins Scientific Establishes Internship and Scholarship Program for UNO Students

    Eurofins Scientific, an international bioanalytical testing company with laboratory operations in New Orleans, has established an internship and scholarship program for University of New Orleans students. Four UNO students are currently serving as paid interns in Eurofins labs, and also receiving a $2,500 scholarship. The scholarships are funded by Eurofins Scientific; Michael Russell, the former CEO of Eurofins; and the UNO College of Sciences.

    Monday, November 2, 2015

    UNO's New Job Shadowing Program Gives Underclassmen a Glimpse of Their Studies at Work

    They filed through the glass doors of the GE Capital building at 9 a.m. Slacks and skirts, suits and blouses.

    Monday, November 2, 2015

    University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee to Hold Public Forum Nov. 9 on UNO Campus

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee will hold a public forum November 9 on the UNO campus to collect input from members of the university community about the characteristics they hope to see in the next president.

    Friday, October 30, 2015

    Eurofins Scientific Establishes Internship and Scholarship Program for UNO Students

    Eurofins Scientific, an international bioanalytical testing company with laboratory operations in New Orleans, has established an internship and scholarship program for University of New Orleans students. Four UNO students are currently serving as paid interns in Eurofins labs, and also receiving a $2,500 scholarship. The scholarships are funded by Eurofins Scientific; Michael Russell, the former CEO of Eurofins; and the UNO College of Sciences.

    Thursday, October 29, 2015

    UNO's New Job Shadow Program Give Students a Glimpse of Their Studies at Work

    GE Capital in October became stop No. 1 in UNO's new campus-wide job shadowing program organized by the Office of Career Development. Celyn Boykin, the department's director, says it made sense to launch the program at GE Capital, home of the already established Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program with UNO, known as SWEAP. Boykin says that the job shadowing is a formally organized opportunity for underclassmen to get a glimpse of the actual work performed by professionals employed in their field of study, laying the groundwork for relationships with potential employers.

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    Faculty Members Lead Field Trip for Coastal Scientists

    To cap off the 2015 National Coastal Conference, University of New Orleans faculty members Mark Kulp and Ioannis Georgiou gave dozens of coastal scientists an up-close look at the flood control issues facing southeast Louisiana. The field trip closed out three days of activities at the conference, which was held Oct. 14-16 in New Orleans and organized by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    UNO Student Wins Award at National Women in Physical Sciences Conference

    University of New Orleans student Cynthiya Shrestha won the Best Poster Award at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences. The conference was held Oct. 15-17 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    Russian Pianist and Composer Nikita Mndoyants Kicks Off UNO's 2015-16 Musical Excursions Series Tuesday, Oct. 27

    The 2015-16 Season of Musical Excursions at University of New Orleans kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 27, with a solo performance from acclaimed Russian pianist and composer Nikita Mndoyants.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    Panel Approves Advertisement, Four-Month Tentative Timeline for UNO Presidential Search; Public to Provide Input in Open Forum on UNO Campus on Nov. 9

    BATON ROUGE - The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee on Thursday approved an advertisement, and a tentative timeline that calls for naming the next campus leader in late February.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Results of Internet Poll on Gubernatorial Election

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center, in association with the software company Lucid, has released the results of a statewide opt-in Internet poll that gauges voter preferences in Saturday's primary election for governor of Louisiana. The poll surveyed 623 registered voters from Oct. 14-19, 2015.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    University of New Orleans Announces Eleven Winners of the Louisiana Board of Regents' WISE Grant

    The University of New Orleans Office of Research and Sponsored Programs on Wednesday, October 21, announced eleven winners of the Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) grant awarded by the Louisiana Board of Regents.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    UNO to Host New Orleans Premiere of Zydeco Documentary

    The University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre will host the New Orleans area premiere of "Zydeco Crossroads: A Tale of Two Cities" on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m. in the Robert E. Nims Theatre in the Performing Arts Center.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    UNO Alumni Association to Recognize Distinguished Alumni

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association will honor distinguished alumni and recognize the University's contributions to the economic and social fabric of greater New Orleans at its annual Distinguished Alumni Celebration on Thursday, November 5 at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport Atrium.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    Undergraduate Research Council Announces First-Ever PURSUE Awards

    The Undergraduate Research Council at the University of New Orleans has announced the 20 students who will receive the first-ever PURSUE (Privateer Undergraduate Research and Scholarly UNO Experience) awards.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    UNO Computer Science Students Attend Grace Hopper Conference

    Five computer science students from the University of New Orleans were among the 12,000 people to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world's largest gathering of women technologists.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    Pat Austin, UNO's Leading Advocate for Quality Children's Literature, Wins Top International Literacy Association Award

    Pat Austin has spent her career promoting quality children's literature and helping other educators to do the same.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    Faculty Members Lead Field Trip for Coastal Scientists

    To cap off the 2015 National Coastal Conference, University of New Orleans faculty members Mark Kulp and Ioannis Georgiou gave dozens of coastal scientists an up-close look at the flood control issues facing southeast Louisiana. The field trip closed out three days of activities at the conference, which was held Oct. 14-16 in New Orleans and organized by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association.

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    UNO Student Wins Award at National Women in Physical Sciences Conference

    University of New Orleans student Cynthiya Shrestha won the Best Poster Award at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences. The conference was held Oct. 15-17 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Shrestha, a native of Nepal, is a sophomore honors student majoring in mechanical engineering. She conducts research in UNO's Advanced Materials Research Institute (AMRI) with John Wiley, professor of chemistry and AMRI director, and graduate student Sarah Gauthier. Her winning presentation was entitled "Study of the Interlayer Spacing of Intercalated Hexaniobate Nanoscrolls."

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    Russian Pianist and Composer Nikita Mndoyants Kicks Off 2015-16 Musical Excursions Season Tuesday, Oct. 27

    The 2015-16 Season of Musical Excursions at University of New Orleans kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 27, with a solo performance from acclaimed Russian pianist and composer Nikita Mndoyants. Mndoyants finished among the top six of the 2013 Cliburn Competition, 36 years after his father also won a Cliburn prize. He did so with performances that the Dallas Morning News tagged as "flawlessly paced, beautifully detailed, and emotionally powerful." At UNO, he will perform sonatas by Haydn, Beethoven and Prokofiev, and Schumann's Davidsbundlertanse, op. 6.

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    Panel Approves Advertisement, Four-Month Tentative Timeline for UNO Presidential Search Public to Provide Input in Open Forum on UNO Campus on November 9

    The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee on Thursday approved an advertisement, and a tentative timeline that calls for naming the next campus leader in late February. It also heard from the executive search firm the University of Louisiana System engaged to actively recruit candidates for the next campus leader.

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    UNO Survey Research Center Releases Results of Internet Poll on Gubernatorial Election

    The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center, in association with the software company Lucid, has released the results of a statewide opt-in Internet poll that gauges voter preferences in Saturday's primary election for governor of Louisiana.

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    University of New Orleans Announces Eleven Winners of the Louisiana Board of Regents' WISE Grant

    The University of New Orleans Office of Research and Sponsored Programs on Wednesday, October 21, announced eleven winners of the Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) grant awarded by the Louisiana Board of Regents.

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    UNO to Host New Orleans Premiere of Zydeco Documentary

    The University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre will host the New Orleans area premiere of "Zydeco Crossroads: A Tale of Two Cities" on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m. in the Robert E. Nims Theatre in the Performing Arts Center. Director Robert Mugge, known for films and documentaries about music, will be on hand to introduce the film, and live zydeco musical performances will follow the screening. This event is free and open to the public.

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    UNO Alumni Association to Recognize Distinguished Alumni

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association will honor distinguished alumni and recognize the University's contributions to the economic and social fabric of greater New Orleans at its annual Distinguished Alumni Celebration on Thursday, November 5 at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport Atrium. Roy A. Glapion, a member of the class of 1987, will receive the Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    Undergraduate Research Council Announces First-Ever PURSUE Awards

    The Undergraduate Research Council at the University of New Orleans has announced the 20 students who will receive the first-ever PURSUE (Privateer Undergraduate Research and Scholarly UNO Experience) awards.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    UNO Computer Science Students Attend Grace Hopper Conference

    Five computer science students from the University of New Orleans were among the 12,000 people to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world's largest gathering of women technologists. It was the biggest attendance in the history of the conference, which was held Oct. 14-16 in Houston.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Pat Austin, UNO's Leading Advocate for Quality Children's Literature, Wins the 2015 International Literacy Association's Arbuthnot Award

    Pat Austin has spent her career promoting quality children's literature and helping other educators to do the same. Now the University of New Orleans professor of children's literature and graduate coordinator in curriculum and instruction at University of New Orleans has won the International Literacy Association's Arbuthnot Award, given to members who are deeply engaged in preparing teachers and librarians.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Second Annual UNO Alumni Week Celebrates University Through Series of Events

    Former students and friends of the University of New Orleans are invited to reconnect and celebrate UNO Alumni Week 2015, the University's newest tradition, which will take place November 2-7. To register for any of the events listed below,visit www.UNOALUMNI.com/AlumniWeek. UNO Alumni Week is presented by the University of New Orleans Alumni Association.

    Monday, October 19, 2015

    Recent UNO Master's Student Wins Award at Geological Competition

    Recent University of New Orleans graduate student Randy Broussard won the Best Presentation Award at the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Convention in Houston in September. Broussard, who earned a master's degree in earth and environmental sciences from UNO, presented a paper that was part of his master's thesis. In his presentation, he used seismic data to shed new light on the structure and formation of a massive salt dome located in the central Gulf of Mexico.

    Monday, October 19, 2015

    UNO Marketing Week Brings Region's Leading Marketing Professionals to Campus Oct. 19-23

    Area marketing and advertising leaders visit the University of New Orleans next week for Marketing Week, an annual event that provides students up-close access to the professionals who know the most about how to get a message out.

    Monday, October 19, 2015

    Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference to Draw Historians, Anthropologists, Scholars to UNO This Week

    Historians and anthropologists from two continents will gather at the University of New Orleans this week for the 2015 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference.

    Monday, October 19, 2015

    In Memoriam: Retired Physics Professor Joseph Murphy

    Longtime University of New Orleans Physics Professor Joseph Erric Murphy died last month after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. He was 72.

    Monday, October 19, 2015

    Second Annual UNO Alumni Week Celebrates University Through Series of Events

    Former students and friends of the University of New Orleans are invited to reconnect and celebrate UNO Alumni Week 2015, the University's newest tradition, which will take place November 2-7.

    Friday, October 16, 2015

    Recent UNO Master's Student Wins Award at Geological Competition

    Recent University of New Orleans graduate student Randy Broussard won the Best Presentation Award at the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Convention in Houston in September. Broussard, who earned a master's degree in earth and environmental sciences from UNO, presented a paper that was part of his master's thesis. In his presentation, he used seismic data to shed new light on the structure and formation of a massive salt dome located in the central Gulf of Mexico.

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    UNO Marketing Week Brings Region's Leading Marketing Professionals to Campus Oct. 19-23

    Area marketing and advertising leaders visit the University of New Orleans next week for Marketing Week, an annual event that provides students up-close access to the professionals who know the most about how to get a message out. Now in its fourth year, UNO Marketing Week is designed to help interested students, particularly marketing majors, polish their skills as they prepare for careers in marketing.

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    UNO Latin American Studies Program Attracts Scholars for 2015 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference This Weekend

    Historians and anthropologists from two continents will converge on University of New Orleans this week for the 2015 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference. During the two-day event, scholars seek to explore the meanings, forms, histories and future of North-South solidarity in the Americas.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    In Memoriam: Retired Physics Professor Joseph Murphy

    Longtime University of New Orleans Physics Professor Joseph Erric Murphy died last month after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 72.

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    New Lecture Series Explores Music, Culture Across Disciplines

    From Verdi to video games, the complex web of music and culture will be explored by some of the world's leading experts as part of the new Musicology Colloquium Series, presented by the Department of Music at the University of New Orleans

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Three UNO Alumni Inducted into College of Education and Human Development Alumni Hall of Fame

    The University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development has inducted three alumni into the school's Hall of Fame.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    College of Business Administration Signs Joint Study Transfer Programs with Chinese Universities

    The University of New Orleans College of Business Administration has entered into joint study transfer programs with three Chinese universities. The universities are Putian University, Hebei University of Technology at Lang Fang and Tianjin Tianshi College.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    New Lecture Series Explores Music, Culture Across Disciplines

    From Verdi to video games, the complex web of music and culture will be explored by some of the world's leading experts as part of the new Musicology Colloquium Series, presented by the Department of Music at the University of New Orleans.

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    Three UNO Alumni Inducted into College of Education and Human Development Alumni Hall of Fame

    The University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development has inducted three alumni into the school's Hall of Fame. Mary Brown Ballard, Martin Montgomery and Deborah Bordelon were chosen from a field of candidates who have distinguished themselves in their careers, making extraordinary contributions to improve teaching, leading and learning.

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    College of Business Administration Signs Joint Study Transfer Programs with Chinese Universities

    The University of New Orleans College of Business Administration has entered into joint study transfer programs with three Chinese universities. The universities are Putian University, Hebei University of Technology at Lang Fang and Tianjin Tianshi College.

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    UNO Establishes Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics

    The University of New Orleans has established the Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics, which will focus on the science of information applied to environmental science. The Center was approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents at its September meeting.

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    UNO Establishes Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics

    The University of New Orleans has established the Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics, which will focus on the science of information applied to environmental science. The Center will be housed within the Department of Computer Science and will be directed by Mahdi Abdelguerfi, professor and chair of computer science.

    Friday, October 2, 2015

    UNO's New Director of Development Jeff Bush Brings Experience, Passion to Role in Office of University Advancement

    The University of New Orleans' Office of University Advancement has named a 30-plus year veteran of the nonprofit development world as its new director of development.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    UNO Historian Delivers NOMA Lecture on Antebellum Decor and the Lives of Enslaved Oct. 2

    The decor of the Butler-Greenwood plantation parlor is exquisite. But as University of New Orleans historian Mary Niall Mitchell will discuss during a lecture at the New Orleans Museum of Art on Oct. 2, that decor is closely intertwined with the lives of central Louisiana's enslaved.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Search for Next UNO President Gets Underway with Announcement of Search Committee, Oct. 22 Meeting

    BATON ROUGE - Plans are in motion for the selection of the next president of the University of New Orleans. The University of Louisiana System announced members of a search committee today, appointed by UL System Board Chair E. Gerald "T-Boy" Hebert.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    UNO Professor to Participate in White House Citizen Science Forum

    University of New Orleans faculty member Michelle Thompson will participate in a citizen science forum at the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Thompson, an associate professor of planning and urban studies, will be among the scientists, innovators, community organizers, philanthropists and government officials taking part in "Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People." The forum will be livestreamed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    'We Choose UNO' Ad Airs on WWL-TV through Nov. 6

    The University of New Orleans is participating in WWL-TV's new "We Choose Louisiana" campaign. Launched in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the advertisement campaign is designed to highlight the positive stories of businesses and individuals who choose Louisiana now and every day.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    University Mourns the Death of Longtime Business Professor Ivan Miestchovich

    The University of New Orleans is mourning the loss of longtime business professor Ivan Miestchovich, who died on Sept. 25 at the age of 66 after a one-year battle with ALS. Miestchovich, an associate professor of finance, was a faculty member in the College of Business Administration for nearly four decades and a renowned expert in the areas of real estate, economic development and finance.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Artist and UNO Alumna Jessica Goldfinch to deliver Gallery Talk Oct. 3

    Artist and University of New Orleans alumna Jessica Goldfinch will deliver a gallery talk on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m., in conjunction with her current solo exhibit, "Miraculous Tales of Nonfiction" at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    More than 70 Employers Available to UNO Students at Fall Career Expo on Oct. 8

    University of New Orleans students and alumni seeking internships and full-time employment should plan to attend New Orleans' citywide Fall Career Expo 2015, Thursday, Oct. 8, from noon to 4 p.m.at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Poets Derrick Herriell and Sara Slaughter to Read from Work Oct. 7 at UNO

    Poets Derrick Herriell and Sara Slaughter will read from their work during an evening hosted by the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Bring Your Daughter to Hack Day Offers STEM Fun for Kids Oct. 3 at UNO

    Is there a budding scientist, engineer, mathematician or technologist in your family? Looking to cultivate a stronger interest in science in your young girl?

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    UNO's New Director of Development Jeff Bush Brings Experience, Passion to Office of University Advancement

    The University of New Orleans' Office of University Advancement has named Jeff Bush, 53, a 30-plus year veteran of the nonprofit development world, as its new director of development.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    NOMA Exhibit on Plantation Decor Inspires UNO Historian's Lecture on Lives of the Enslaved Oct. 2

    Mary Niall Mitchell, associate professor of history and Midlo Chair in New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans, will deliver a lecture at the New Orleans Museum of Art on Oct. 2, entitled "Slavery in the Parlor." The discussion comes in conjunction with the museum's exhibit, A Louisiana Parlor: Antebellum Taste & Context featuring the Butler-Greenwood Plantation parlor from St. Francisville, La.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Search for Next UNO President Gets Underway with Announcement of Search Committee, Oct. 22 Meeting

    Plans are in motion for the selection of the next president of the University of New Orleans. The University of Louisiana System announced members of a search committee today, appointed by UL System Board Chair E. Gerald "T-Boy" Hebert.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    UNO Professor to Participate in White House Citizen Science Forum

    University of New Orleans faculty member Michelle Thompson will participate in a citizen science forum at the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    We Choose UNO Ad Airing on WWL-TV Through Nov. 6

    The University of New Orleans is participating in WWL-TV's new "We Choose Louisiana" campaign, designed to highlight the positive stories of businesses and individuals who choose Louisiana now and every day. UNO's 30-second ad will broadcast through Nov. 6.

    Monday, September 28, 2015

    University Mourns the Death of Longtime Business Professor Ivan Miestchovich

    The University of New Orleans is mourning the loss of longtime business professor Ivan Miestchovich, who died on Sept. 25 at the age of 67 after a one-year battle with ALS. Miestchovich, an associate professor of finance, was a faculty member in the College of Business Administration for nearly four decades and a renowned expert in the areas of real estate, economic development and finance.

    Monday, September 28, 2015

    Artist and UNO Alumna Jessica Goldfinch to deliver gallery talk Oct. 3

    Artist and University of New Orleans alumna Jessica Goldfinch will deliver a gallery talk on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m., in conjunction with her current solo exhibit, "Miraculous Tales of Nonfiction" at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery.

    Monday, September 28, 2015

    Fall Career Expo 2015 Offers UNO Students and Alum Opportunities to Meet with 70+ Employers

    University of New Orleans students and alumni seeking internships and full-time employment should plan to attend New Orleans' citywide Fall Career Expo 2015, Thursday, Oct. 8, from noon to 4 p.m.at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

    Friday, September 25, 2015

    UNO Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Reading by Poets Derrick Harriell and Sara Slaughter Oct. 7

    Poets Derrick Herriell and Sara Slaughter will read from their work during an evening hosted by The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m.

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    Bring Your Daughter to Hack Day To Draw Children Ages 4 to 17 to UNO Oct. 3

    Children ages four through 17 are invited to attend the New Orleans Women in Technology's second annual "Bring Your Daughter to Hack Day" at The University of New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    UNO to Hold Public Lecture and Viewing for Total Lunar Eclipse

    Experience the total lunar eclipse up close Sunday, Sept. 27 with University of New Orleans astrophysicist C. Greg Seab and the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society as your guides.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    UNO Researcher Wins $450,000 Grant to Study How Sunlight Transforms Oil Spills

    University of New Orleans chemistry professor Matthew Tarr has been awarded a 3-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how sunlight transforms oil on the surface of water.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    UNO Researcher Wins $450,000 Grant to Study How Sunlight Transforms Oil Spills

    University of New Orleans chemistry professor Matthew Tarr has been awarded a 3-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how sunlight transforms oil on the surface of water.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    UNO to Hold Public Lecture and Viewing for Total Lunar Eclipse

    Experience the total lunar eclipse up close Sunday, Sept. 27 with University of New Orleans astrophysicist C. Greg Seab and the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society as your guides.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    UNO Awards Uddo Screenwriting Scholarship for 2015-16

    The University of New Orleans has awarded the Joseph Patrick Uddo Scholarship in Screenwriting for the 2015-16 academic year to Elizabeth Brina. The scholarship, which provides a total of $1,500 in tuition and fees for a full academic year, honors the memory of Uddo, a filmmaker and New Orleans native who died in 2008.

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    UNO Awards Uddo Screenwriting Scholarship for 2015-16

    The University of New Orleans has awarded the Joseph Patrick Uddo Scholarship in Screenwriting for the 2015-16 academic year to Elizabeth Brina. The scholarship, which provides a total of $1,500 in tuition and fees for a full academic year, honors the memory of Uddo, a filmmaker and New Orleans native who died in 2008.

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    2015-16 Musical Excursions Schedule Announced

    The University of New Orleans announced that the 2015-16 Musical Excursions series will feature Russian piano virtuoso Nikita Mndoyants on Oct. 27; the contemporary New York City-based Mivos String Quartet on Dec. 2; British Baroque music quartet Red Priest on March 1; and Mexico-based string quartet Cuarteto Latinoamericano on April 12. All concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the UNO Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    University Announces Eight Faculty Members Earn Promotions in 2015

    The University of New Orleans' Office of Academic Affairs announced that eight faculty members have earned promotions and/or tenure in 2015.

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    2015-16 Musical Excursions Schedule Announced

    The University of New Orleans announced that the 2015-16 Musical Excursions series will feature Russian piano virtuoso Nikita Mndoyants on Oct. 27; the contemporary New York City-based Mivos String Quartet on Dec. 2; British Baroque music quartet Red Priest on March 1; and Mexico-based string quartet Cuarteto Latinoamericano on April 12. All concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the UNO Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

    University Announces Eight Faculty Members Earn Promotions in 2015

    The University of New Orleans' Office of Academic Affairs announced that eight faculty members have earned promotions and/or tenure in 2015.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    UNO's Center Austria Hosts Lecture on European Refugee Crisis

    The University of New Orleans Center Austria is holding lecture, free and open to the public, on the European refugee crisis, a pressing issue challenging global leaders as countless migrants flee war-torn Syria.

    Monday, September 14, 2015

    UNO's Center Austria Hosts Lecture on European Refugee Crisis

    The University of New Orleans Center Austria is holding lecture, free and open to the public, on the European refugee crisis, a pressing issue challenging global leaders as countless migrants flee war-torn Syria.

    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    UNO Awards 2015 Research Prizes to Three Faculty Members

    The University of New Orleans has awarded the 2015 UNO Research Recognition Prizes to three faculty members. Matthew Tarr, professor of chemistry, won the Research Excellence Prize; Elliott Beaton, assistant professor of psychology, won the Early Career Research Prize; and Mahdi Abdelguerfi, professor of computer science, won the Competitive Funding Prize.

    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    UNO Awards 2015 Research Prizes to Three Faculty Members

    The University of New Orleans has awarded the 2015 UNO Research Recognition Prizes to three faculty members. Matthew Tarr, professor of chemistry, won the Research Excellence Prize; Elliott Beaton, assistant professor of psychology, won the Early Career Research Prize; and Mahdi Abdelguerfi, professor of computer science, won the Competitive Funding Prize.

    Thursday, September 10, 2015

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

    For the fifth 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 9, 2015

    Theatre UNO Presents Molíere's The Misanthrope

    Performances of Molíere's classic satire, The Misanthrope, will take place in the Robert E. Nims Theatre at the UNO Performing Arts Center beginning Thursday, Sept. 17 and running through Sunday, Sept. 27. Thursday through Saturday, performances begin at 7:30 pm, and Sunday's matinee performance begins at 2:30 pm.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    New Orleans City Council Presents Proclamation to UNO for Annual Engineering Forum

    The New Orleans City Council presented a proclamation to University of New Orleans leaders to recognize UNO's College of Engineering and the University's third Engineering Forum, which will be held on Sept. 11.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Jazz at the Sandbar Returns for 26th Fall Season

    A roster of distinguished musicians will be featured in the fall 2015 edition of the Jazz at the Sandbar series, continuing a University of New Orleans tradition that's lasted more than a quarter-century. All shows are at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in The Cove on the UNO's Lakefront campus. Admission is free to the UNO campus community and $5 to the general public.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    UNO President Announces Retirement in January 2016

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that he will retire on January 31, 2016. Fos, a New Orleans native and UNO graduate, is the sixth leader in the 57-year history of the institution. He began his tenure as president in January 2012.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    UNO Community Shows True Colors at Citywide Day of Service

    More than 200 University of New Orleans students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and parents took part in a beautification project at Einstein Charter Middle School in New Orleans East as part of the Citywide Day of Service on Aug. 29, 2015, the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Rising Tide X Conference Panel on Domestic Violence Includes Two from the University of New Orleans

    Two members of the University of New Orleans community will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Domestic Violence and Social Services in Post-Katrina New Orleans." The panel discussion is part of "Rising Tide: A Conference on the Future of New Orleans" and will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 on the second floor of Xavier's University Center.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    UNO President and Wife Establish Education Scholarship

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos and his wife, Lori, have established an endowed scholarship to help support female students pursuing a bachelor's degree in education at UNO. The $25,000 scholarship fund was made possible by a donation from the Foses as well as contributions from friends of the University.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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

    For the fifth 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 9, 2015

    Theatre UNO Presents Molíere's The Misanthrope

    Performances of Molíere's classic satire, The Misanthrope, will take place in the Robert E. Nims Theatre at the UNO Performing Arts Center beginning Thursday, Sept. 17 and running through Sunday, Sept. 27. Thursday through Saturday, performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday's matinee performance begins at 2:30 pm. The Misanthrope is directed by David W. Hoover and features David Brown as Alceste and Sarah Beth James as Célimène.

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015

    New Orleans City Council Presents Proclamation to UNO for Annual Engineering Forum

    The New Orleans City Council presented a proclamation to University of New Orleans leaders to recognize UNO's College of Engineering and the University's 3rd Engineering Forum, which will be held on Sept. 11. The forum will cover contemporary engineering topics in electrical, naval, mechanical, civil and environmental, chemical, petroleum, and systems engineering, as well as engineering management. The proclamation was made at the request of council member Susan Guidry.

    Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Jazz at the Sandbar Returns for 26th Fall Season

    A roster of distinguished musicians will be featured in the fall 2015 edition of the Jazz at the Sandbar series, continuing a University of New Orleans tradition that's lasted more than a quarter-century. All shows are at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in The Cove on the UNO's Lakefront campus.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    UNO St. Claude Gallery to Present "Miraculous Tales of Nonfiction"

    Beginning in September, the University of New Orleans-St. Claude Gallery will present "Miraculous Tales of Nonfiction," a solo exhibition from UNO alumna Jessica Goldfinch. The gallery will hold an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6-9 p.m., and the exhibition will run through Oct. 6, 2015.

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    UNO President Announces Retirement in January 2016

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that he will retire on January 31, 2016. Fos, a New Orleans native and UNO graduate, is the sixth leader in the 57-year history of the institution. He began his tenure as president in January 2012.

    Monday, August 31, 2015

    UNO Community Shows True Colors at Citywide Day of Service

    More than 200 University of New Orleans students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and parents took part in a beautification project at Einstein Charter Middle School in New Orleans East as part of the Citywide Day of Service on Aug. 29, 2015, the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

    Monday, August 31, 2015

    Rising Tide X Conference Panel on Domestic Violence Includes Two from the University of New Orleans

    Two members of the University of New Orleans community will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Domestic Violence and Social Services in Post-Katrina New Orleans." The panel discussion is part of "Rising Tide: A Conference on the Future of New Orleans" and will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 on the second floor of Xavier's University Center.

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

    UNO President and Wife Establish Education Scholarship

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos and his wife, Lori, have established an endowed scholarship to help support female students pursuing a bachelor's degree in education at UNO. The $25,000 scholarship fund was made possible by a donation from the Foses as well as contributions from friends of the University.

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    The-Midlo-Center-for-New-Orleans-Studies-and-the-University-of-New-Orleans-Department-of-History-Join-National-Conversation-on-Incarceration

    The Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies and the UNO Department of History are sponsoring a series of public events this fall in conjunction with the national public history project known as "Global Dialogues on Incarceration." The project is coordinated by the New School's Humanities Action Lab (HAL) in New York City.

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Privateer Camp and Transfer Retreat for Leadership Builds Strong Leaders, Strong Bonds

    The Office of Enrollment Services and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership recently concluded their pre-semester activities for student leadership development. Privateer Camp (P-Camp) and Transfer Retreat for Leadership (TRL) are held jointly as a three-day, two-night retreat designed to help freshmen and transfer students make new friends before school starts and encourage them to become leaders on campus.

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    UNO St. Claude Gallery to Present "Miraculous Tales of Nonfiction"

    Beginning in September, the University of New Orleans-St. Claude Gallery will present "Miraculous Tales of Nonfiction," a solo exhibition from UNO alumna Jessica Goldfinch.

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    The Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies and the University of New Orleans Department of History Join National Conversation on Incarceration

    The Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies and the UNO Department of History are sponsoring a series of public events this fall in conjunction with the national public history project known as "Global Dialogues on Incarceration." The project is coordinated by the New School's Humanities Action Lab (HAL) in New York City. The University of New Orleans joins twenty partner schools around the country teaching courses dedicated to incarceration and its history, staging events with community partners and contributing to a national traveling exhibit.

    Monday, August 24, 2015

    Privateer Camp and Transfer Retreat for Leadership Builds Strong Leaders, Strong Bonds

    The Office of Enrollment Services and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership recently concluded their pre-semester activities for student leadership development. Privateer Camp (P-Camp) and Transfer Retreat for Leadership (TRL) are held jointly as a three-day, two-night retreat designed to help freshmen and transfer students make new friends before school starts and encourage them to become leaders on campus.

    Monday, August 24, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Holds New Student Convocation

    On the eve of the start of fall 2015 classes, the Office of Enrollment Services hosted a New Student Convocation in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center. The event served to welcome both entering freshmen and new transfer students and introduce them to a university tradition known as the Common Read.

    Monday, August 24, 2015

    UNO Student Wins U.S. State Department Scholarship to Study Abroad

    University of New Orleans student Abigail Diez is one of 800 undergraduate students from across the United States to win the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    Monday, August 24, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Holds New Student Convocation

    On the eve of the start of fall 2015 classes, the Office of Enrollment Services hosted a New Student Convocation in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center. The event served to welcome both entering freshmen and new transfer students and introduce them to a university tradition known as the Common Read. The Common Read program is a collaborative effort from University Success 1001 and the Freshman Writing Program. All freshmen will read this in their English course and their University Success 1001 course.

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

    UNO Student Wins U.S. State Department Scholarship to Study Abroad

    University of New Orleans student Abigail Diez is one of 800 undergraduate students from across the United States to win the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to study or intern abroad during the fall 2015 semester.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Holds Fall 2015 Convocation

    The University of New Orleans held its fall 2015 Faculty Staff Convocation on Monday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center. Convocation is an opportunity for the University's leadership to update faculty and staff on administrative developments and for academic deans to talk about new hires and plans in their colleges and departments.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    New Students Immerse in the Privateer Plunge

    Privateer Plunge, a joint effort of the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership and the Office of Enrollment Services, provides new students a variety of opportunities to get acquainted with available campus resources and to meet fellow students as well as faculty and administrators. The six-week program began Thursday, Aug. 13 and continues through Wednesday, Sept. 9.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Holds Fall 2015 Convocation

    The University of New Orleans held its fall 2015 Faculty Staff Convocation on Monday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center. Convocation is an opportunity for the University's leadership to update faculty and staff on administrative developments and for academic deans to talk about new hires and plans in their colleges and departments.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    New Students Immerse in the Privateer Plunge

    Privateer Plunge, a joint effort of the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership and the Office of Enrollment Services, provides new students a variety of opportunities to get acquainted with available campus resources and to meet fellow students as well as faculty and administrators. The six-week program began Thursday, Aug. 13 and continues through Wednesday, Sept. 9.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    UNO Greeks Get Ready for Fall Rush

    At the University of New Orleans, Greeks are getting ready for fall rush. Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council of sororities are now planning their recruitment "rush" weeks. Fraternity rush runs from Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. Sorority rush begins Aug. 27 and ends Aug. 30. The National Pan-Hellenic Council, which is made up solely of historically African-American sororities and fraternities, is now preparing for its yearlong intake process.

    Monday, August 17, 2015

    New Students Arrive on Campus for Move-In Day

    Several hundred new freshmen and transfer students got settled into their residence halls today at the University of New Orleans--and they had a lot of help doing it. More than 150 UNO volunteers lugged boxes, bags, televisions, mini refrigerators and every other dorm necessity into Pontchartrain Halls North and South as part of the annual New Student Move-In Day.

    Monday, August 17, 2015

    New Provost Nicklow Brings Collaborative, Analytical Approach to UNO

    The University of New Orleans' new provost began his career designing and constructing water supply and waste disposal facilities for American Indian communities in Arizona. As a commissioned officer with the U.S. Public Health Service, John Nicklow's job was to figure out how to bring running water and sewerage systems to desert communities that had none.

    Monday, August 17, 2015

    UNO Greeks Get Ready for Fall Rush

    At the University of New Orleans, Greeks are getting ready for fall rush. Interfraternity Council and the PanHellenic Council of sororities are now planning their recruitment "rush" weeks. Fraternity rush runs from Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. Sorority rush begins Aug. 27 and ends Aug. 30. The National Pan Hellenic Council, which is made up solely of historically African-American sororities and fraternities, is now preparing for its yearlong intake process.

    Friday, August 14, 2015

    New Students Arrive on Campus for Move-In Day

    Several hundred new freshmen and transfer students got settled into their residence halls today at the University of New Orleans--and they had a lot of help doing it. More than 150 UNO volunteers lugged boxes, bags, televisions, mini refrigerators and every other dorm necessity into Pontchartrain Halls North and South as part of the annual New Student Move-In Day.

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    New Provost Nicklow Brings Collaborative, Analytical Approach to UNO

    On July 1, Nicklow assumed his new role at UNO as provost and vice president for academic affairs; he held a similar position at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., where he spent 17 years. He previously served as assistant provost for enrollment management. During his tenure at SIU, he led initiatives for new academic programming, both on-campus and online, as well as efforts to improve cultural diversity, service learning in the community and undergraduate research.

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    UNO Engineering Dean Signs On to National Diversity Initiative

    Emir José Macari, dean of the University of New Orleans' College of Engineering, is among more than 100 engineering deans across the country to sign a letter this week pledging to attract and retain a more diverse student body in order to build the pipeline for the next generation of American engineers and entrepreneurs.

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    UNO Gets $800,000 NSF Grant to Conduct Advanced Manufacturing Research

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 5-year $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct advanced manufacturing research. UNO will join four other Louisiana universities--LSU, Louisiana Tech, Grambling and Southern--to establish the Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials.

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    UNO Engineering Dean Signs On to National Diversity Initiative

    Emir José Macari, dean of the University of New Orleans' College of Engineering, is among more than 100 engineering deans across the country to sign a letter this week pledging to attract and retain a more diverse student body in order to build the pipeline for the next generation of American engineers and entrepreneurs.

    Friday, August 7, 2015

    UNO Gets $800,000 NSF Grant to Conduct Advanced Manufacturing Research

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 5-year $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct advanced manufacturing research. UNO will join four other Louisiana universities--LSU, Louisiana Tech, Grambling and Southern--to establish the Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials.

    Friday, August 7, 2015

    UNO Named One of Nation's Best Colleges by Princeton Review

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's top institutions of higher education, according to the 2016 edition of The Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 380 Colleges." UNO is one of only three public universities in Louisiana to make the list

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    UNO Named One of Nation's Best Colleges by Princeton Review

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's top institutions of higher education, according to the 2016 edition of The Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 380 Colleges."

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    Newest Issue of UNO Magazine Available Online

    The University of New Orleans Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing announced today that the newest issue of the UNO Magazine is now available online.

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    UNO to Launch First-Ever STEM Scholars Program for Incoming Freshmen

    The University of New Orleans will hold its first ever STEM Scholars program, a 5-day intensive boot camp for incoming freshmen from Aug. 5-10. Approximately 45 students will participate in the training program, which is designed to jump-start the college careers of students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    UNO College of Education and Human Development Alumni to Lead Jefferson Parish Schools

    Jefferson Parish Public School System announced the hiring of 11 new principals earlier this month, and six of them are alumni of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development.

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    History Professor to Receive Spirit of Satch Award

    In recognition of her contributions to jazz education, University of New Orleans historian Connie Zeanah Atkinson will receive a Spirit of Satch award during the Satchmo Summerfest opening ceremony on Friday, July 31, at the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint.

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    Newest Issue of UNO Magazine Available Online

    The University of New Orleans Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing announced today that the newest issue of the UNO Magazine is now available online.

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    UNO to Launch First-Ever STEM Scholars Program for Incoming Freshmen

    The University of New Orleans will hold its first ever STEM Scholars program, a 5-day intensive boot camp for incoming freshmen from Aug. 5-10. Approximately 45 students will participate in the training program, which is designed to jump-start the college careers of students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    UNO College of Education and Human Development Alumni to Lead Jefferson Parish Schools

    Jefferson Parish Public School System announced the hiring of 11 new principals earlier this month, and six of them are alumni of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development.

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    History Professor to Receive Spirit of Satch Award

    In recognition of her contributions to jazz education, University of New Orleans historian Connie Zeanah Atkinson will receive a Spirit of Satch award during the opening ceremony at Satchmo Summerfest on Friday, July 31, at the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S.

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    UNO English Professor Wins $50,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

    University of New Orleans English professor Anne Boyd Rioux has won a Public Scholar award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Rioux's $50,400 grant is the maximum amount that can be given under the Public Scholar program, which is a new initiative of the NEH, designed to promote the publication of scholarly nonfiction books for a general audience.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    UNO Hosts Core Element STEM Summer Camps for Students and Teachers

    The University of New Orleans is hosting two, one-week Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Camps for students and middle school teachers, presented by Core Element, a local nonprofit that promotes quality teaching in STEM. Each interactive camp pairs students and teachers who learn and work side-by-side in UNO's Engineering Building as they explore LEGO EV3 Robotics and Arduino Microcomputer Programming.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    UNO English Professor Wins $50,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

    University of New Orleans English professor Anne Boyd Rioux has won a Public Scholar award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    UNO Hosts Core Element STEM Summer Camps for Students and Teachers

    The University of New Orleans is hosting two, one-week Hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Camps for students and middle school teachers, presented by Core Element, a local nonprofit that promotes quality teaching in STEM.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Roy Glapion to Receive 2015 UNO Distinguished Alumni Award

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that Roy Glapion is the recipient of the 2015 UNO Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award. Glapion will be honored at a reception on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport atrium as part of UNO's 2015 Alumni Week.

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    Roy Glapion to Receive 2015 UNO Distinguished Alumni Award

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that Roy Glapion is the recipient of the 2015 UNO Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award. Glapion will be honored at a reception on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport atrium as part of UNO's 2015 Alumni Week.

    Friday, July 24, 2015

    UNO St. Claude Gallery to Present "#ReHumanize, for Albert Woodfox"

    The University of New Orleans- St. Claude Gallery will present "#ReHumanize, for Albert Woodfox" for its August exhibition. The exhibition is dedicated to Albert Woodfox, who has spent more than four decades in solitary confinement in the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Woodfox is the only member of the group collectively known as "The Angola 3" who has not been released from prison.

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    UNO St. Claude Gallery to Present "#ReHumanize, for Albert Woodfox"

    The University of New Orleans- St. Claude Gallery will present "#ReHumanize, for Albert Woodfox" for its August exhibition. The exhibition is dedicated to Albert Woodfox, who has spent more than four decades in solitary confinement in the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Woodfox is the only member of the group collectively known as "The Angola 3" who has not been released from prison.

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    UNO Holds Second GenCyber Cybersecurity Program for Teachers

    The University of New Orleans is holding its second GenCyber program in which UNO computer science faculty members provide two weeks of intensive cybersecurity training to middle school and high school teachers from around the country. The program, which takes place on UNO's lakefront campus from July 20-31, is funded by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Mary Niall Mitchell to Discuss Confederate Monuments

    University of New Orleans historian Mary Niall Mitchell will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Monumental Decisions: Confederate Memorials in the 21st Century."

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    UNO Holds Second GenCyber Cybersecurity Program for Teachers

    The University of New Orleans is holding its second GenCyber program in which UNO computer science faculty members provide two weeks of intensive cybersecurity training to middle school and high school teachers from around the country.

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    UNO Ranked Among World's Top Universities

    The University of New Orleans is ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world and the top 229 in the United States, according to a new list by the Center for World University Rankings. Only five Louisiana institutions made the list.

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    Mary Niall Mitchell to Discuss Confederate Monuments

    University of New Orleans historian Mary Niall Mitchell will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Monumental Decisions: Confederate Memorials in the 21st Century."

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    UNO Ranked Among World's Top Universities

    The University of New Orleans is ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world and the top 229 in the United States, according to a new list by the Center for World University Rankings.

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Learning Extends Outside of Classroom for UNO-Innsbruck Summer School Students

    Students participating in the 40th edition of the University of New Orleans-Innsbruck International Summer School are taking advantage of both their Alpine environment and learning more about the history and industry of the region. In addition to attending classes, students also took part in academic field trips and other extracurricular activities.

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Pilot Crowdfunding Campaign Raises More Than $10,000 for STEM Scholars Camp

    A pilot crowdfunding initiative at the University of New Orleans has exceeded its fundraising goal, generating more than $10,000 from 71 donors to support a College of Sciences program benefiting its freshmen students.

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Learning Extends Outside of Classroom for UNO-Innsbruck Summer School Students

    Students participating in the 40th edition of the University of New Orleans-Innsbruck International Summer School are taking advantage of both their Alpine environment and learning more about the history and industry of the region. In addition to attending classes, students also took part in academic field trips and other extracurricular activities.

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Pilot Crowdfunding Campaign Raises More Than $10,000 for STEM Scholars Camp

    A pilot crowdfunding initiative at the University of New Orleans has exceeded its fundraising goal, generating more than $10,000 from 71 donors to support a College of Sciences program benefitting its freshmen students.

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Festivities Kick Off 40th Anniversary of UNO-Innsbruck Program

    More than 400 students, faculty, staff, guests and dignitaries assembled in front of the Innsbruck Congress Haus on June 28 for the opening ceremony of the University of New Orleans-Innsbruck International Summer School in Tirol, Austria, marking the 40th anniversary of UNO's signature study abroad program. More than 10,000 students have participated in the international exchange, which was founded in 1976.

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Festivities Kick Off 40th Anniversary of UNO-Innsbruck Program

    More than 400 students, faculty, staff, guests and dignitaries assembled in front of the Innsbruck Congress Haus on June 28 for the opening ceremony of the University of New Orleans-Innsbruck International Summer School in Tirol, Austria, marking the 40th anniversary of UNO's signature study abroad program. More than 10,000 students have participated in the international exchange, which was founded in 1976.

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    UNO Calling Center, Staffed by Students, Raises More than $160,000

    Hundreds of University of New Orleans friends and alumni answered the call to support the University since the Office of University Advancement launched the UNO Calling Center in September 2014. Since its inception, the UNO Calling Center, which is staffed by current students, has raised more than $160,000. Student callers have spoken and engaged with more than 14,000 alumni and parents.

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    UNO Earns $96,000 Grant to Study Cybersecurity Risks of Critical Infrastructure

    The University of New Orleans will use a $96,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to build equipment that will help address cybersecurity risks to the nation's critical infrastructure, such as gas pipelines and power plants.

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    UNO Calling Center, Staffed by Students, Raises More than $160,000

    Hundreds of University of New Orleans friends and alumni answered the call to support the University since the Office of University Advancement launched the UNO Calling Center in September 2014. Since its inception, the UNO Calling Center, which is staffed by current students, has raised more than $160,000. Student callers have spoken and engaged with more than 14,000 alumni and parents.

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    UNO Earns $96,000 Grant to Study Cybersecurity Risks of Critical Infrastructure

    The University of New Orleans will use a $96,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to build equipment that will help address cybersecurity risks to the nation's critical infrastructure, such as gas pipelines and power plants.

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    UNO Students Raise Money, Build Shelters for Earthquake Victims

    University of New Orleans students raised more than $8,000 for victims of this spring's devastating earthquake in Nepal, but their efforts did not stop there. Several members of the Nepalese Student Association of New Orleans returned to their homeland and helped design and build corrugated metal shelters in advance of the country's rainy monsoon season.

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    UNO Students Raise Money, Build Shelters for Earthquake Victims

    University of New Orleans students raised more than $8,000 for victims of this spring's devastating earthquake in Nepal, but their efforts did not stop there. Several members of the Nepalese Student Association of New Orleans returned to their homeland and helped design and build corrugated metal shelters in advance of the country's rainy monsoon season.

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    UNO Professor Named Educator of the Year by New Orleans Chapter of Engineering Society

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Enrique La Motta has been named Educator of the Year by the New Orleans chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. La Motta holds the Urban Waste Professorship in Civil Engineering at UNO, where he has taught for 22 years.

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    UNO Researchers Win $160,000 NSF Grant to Develop New Materials

    Researchers with the University of New Orleans' Advanced Materials Research Institute (AMRI) won a $160,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop new materials that could lead to important advances in data storage and communications.

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    UNO Offering New Social Media Course in Fall Semester

    In the 2015 fall semester, the University of New Orleans English department will launch a new professional writing course entitled "The Rhetoric of Social Media." The class (ENGL 2155) is for those interested in becoming professional or technical writers, those who want to expand their communication skills in their chosen careers or those who want to learn how to use social media as a promotional tool for business or creative purposes. The course will introduce students to visual rhetoric, media production, marketing and "microstyle" writing (the art of writing little).

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    UNO Professor Named Educator of the Year by New Orleans Chapter of Engineering Society

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Enrique La Motta has been named Educator of the Year by the New Orleans chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. La Motta holds the Urban Waste Professorship in Civil Engineering at UNO, where he has taught for 22 years.

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    UNO Researchers Win $160,000 NSF Grant to Develop New Materials

    Researchers with the University of New Orleans' Advanced Materials Research Institute (AMRI) won a $160,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop new materials that could lead to important advances in data storage and communications.

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    UNO Offering New Social Media Course in Fall Semester

    In the 2015 fall semester, the University of New Orleans English department will launch a new professional writing course entitled "The Rhetoric of Social Media."

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    UNO Alumnus Bivian "Sonny" Lee III Receives BET's 2015 Shine a Light Award

    Bivian "Sonny" Lee III was presented with the 2015 Shine a Light award during the 15th annual BET Awards, which was broadcast live on Sunday, June 28 from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Lee, a 2006 graduate of the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration, received the honor for his work as founder of Son of a Saint, an organization that provides mentoring and support services to young boys whose fathers have died or been incarcerated. The award was presented to Lee by husband and wife actors Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe.

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    UNO Alumnus Bivian "Sonny" Lee lll Receives BET's 2015 Shine a Light Award

    Bivian "Sonny" Lee III was presented with the 2015 Shine a Light award during the 15th annual BET Awards, which was broadcast live on Sunday, June 28 from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Lee, a 2006 graduate of the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration, received the honor for his work as founder of Son of a Saint, an organization that provides mentoring and support services to young boys whose fathers have died or been incarcerated.

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    UNO Professor Wins Two National Book Awards

    University of New Orleans English professor Carolyn Hembree has won two national awards for her forthcoming book of poetry. Hembree's Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague will be published in the spring of 2016 by Trio House Press.

    Monday, June 29, 2015

    New Book Examines Progress of Education System in New Orleans Since Katrina

    A new book by faculty, staff and alumni at the University of New Orleans and Loyola University New Orleans examines the implications of the post-Katrina public education reform in New Orleans, which continues to garner substantial local, national and international attention.

    Monday, June 29, 2015

    UNO Professor Wins Two National Book Awards

    University of New Orleans English professor Carolyn Hembree has won two national awards for her forthcoming book of poetry. Hembree's Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague will be published in the spring of 2016 by Trio House Press.

    Monday, June 29, 2015

    New Book Examines Progress of Education System in New Orleans Since Katrina

    A new book by faculty, staff and alumni at the University of New Orleans and Loyola University New Orleans examines the implications of the post-Katrina public education reform in New Orleans, which continues to garner substantial local, national and international attention.

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Pianist, Composer Oscar Rossignoli Named 2015-16 UNO ASCAP Scholar

    Oscar Rossignoli has been named the 2015-16 ASCAP Louis Armstrong Scholar at the University of New Orleans by the New York-based ASCAP Foundation. The $3,000 award is made to a graduate student in jazz studies who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and creating original works. The scholarship is funded by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    NOPD Moves Training Academy to State-of-the-Art Facility at UNO

    Today, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF) and the University of New Orleans (UNO) announced the start of the newest police recruit class and unveiled a new state-of-the-art facility at UNO where the 33 recruits will begin their training. As part of a new public-private partnership, Class #173, future recruit classes and current officers will begin training at the UNO Research & Technology Park. The move provides the department with a modern and high-quality training facility while the current Training Academy undergoes remodeling over the next two years.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Pianist, Composer Oscar Rossignoli Named 2015-16 UNO ASCAP Scholar

    Oscar Rossignoli has been named the 2015-16 ASCAP Louis Armstrong Scholar at the University of New Orleans by the New York-based ASCAP Foundation. The $3,000 award is made to a graduate student in jazz studies who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and creating original works. The scholarship is funded by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    In Memoriam: Longtime Music Faculty Member Harold Battiste

    Legendary saxophonist and longtime University of New Orleans jazz studies faculty member Harold Battiste Jr. died on June 19 at the age of 83. Battiste, a New Orleans native who also made his name as an influential pianist, producer and arranger, was an original member of the jazz studies faculty, under the direction of founder Ellis Marsalis. Battiste was a fixture on the Lakefront campus, teaching at UNO from 1989 to 2006.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO and Delgado Renew Agreement in Business Administration

    Leaders from the University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College announced the three-year renewal of a 2+2 articulation agreement, which allows Delgado students who have completed an associate degree in business administration to easily transfer their credits to UNO in order to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree from UNO's College of Business Administration.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO's Williams Named President-Elect of Southwestern Business Deans' Association

    John Williams, the dean of the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration, was named president-elect of the Southwestern Business Deans' Association at the organization's annual conference last week in Santa Fe, N.M.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO's Scholarly Repository Marks One Millionth Download Milestone

    ScholarWorks@UNO, the University of New Orleans' online institutional repository, reached a major milestone this week as the one millionth item was downloaded from the site. The open access publishing platform archives and shares UNO's scholarship and creative work with researchers and interested readers worldwide. ScholarWorks houses more than 4,000 items representing faculty and student work across all disciplines. It includes dissertations and theses, undergraduate papers, conference proceedings and entries from peer-reviewed journals.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO Gets $225,000 U.S. Geological Survey Grant to Study Louisiana's Coastline

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a one-year $225,000 grant from the U.S. Geological Survey to continue to study Louisiana's evolving coastline. The project is part of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's (CPRA) Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program, which provides long-term data on all of Louisiana's beaches, barrier islands and mainland shorelines.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    NASA, Louisiana Renew National Center for Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

    NASA, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and leaders from the University of New Orleans and LSU celebrated the renewal of their partnership in the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM) during a signing ceremony June 16 in New Orleans.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO Professor to Deliver U.S. Department of Transportation Innovation Lecture

    John Renne, the director of the Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute, will deliver the June 2015 U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Innovation Series lecture. The lecture, which will take place on Wednesday, June 17 in Washington D.C., can be live streamed via YouTube from noon-1 p.m. Central Standard Time.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO Professor Gets $300,000 Grant for Cybersecurity Peer Instruction Project

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Irfan Ahmed has received a 2-year $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how peer instruction techniques can improve cybersecurity education. Unlike the traditional lecture approach to teaching, peer instruction encourages every student to actively participate in discussions with fellow students.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO-CHART Wins National Award for Risk Literacy Project

    The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) won a national award and received a $2,500 prize for an educational program designed to simultaneously improve literacy and disaster preparedness in Louisiana. The award and prize money come from Solution Search, a series of competitions focused on identifying successful approaches to environmental challenges. UNO-CHART's "Preparing for Storms in Louisiana" risk literacy curriculum was named as a runner up during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. at the Newseum on June 8. Tara Lambeth, UNO-CHART assistant director, attended the ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of the project team.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO to Hold Opening for New Mural on Fine Arts Building

    The University of New Orleans will hold a reception for the opening of a new mural on the Fine Arts Building on Friday, June 19 from 6-9 p.m. in the building's courtyard. The mural, entitled "Explosive Effort," is by a group of artists known collectively as TIM (Time is Money Crew), comprised of UNO alumni. The reception is open to the public.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO Professor Named President-Elect of American Society of Civil Engineers

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Norma Jean Mattei has been elected president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for 2016. When she becomes president in 2017, she will be only the third woman in the 163-year history of the organization to hold the prestigious post.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO to Host Solar Day 2015

    The University of New Orleans will be the host site for Solar Day 2015, which will bring national experts on energy efficiency to the University's lakefront campus on Sunday, June 14. The day will feature presentations from authorities on solar energy, a student solar power competition, solar demonstrations, and education on how to lower utility bills and increase energy efficiency.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO Engineering Professor Earns Grant for Coastal Protection Project

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Malay Ghose Hajra is one of only three recipients of a 2015 applied research grant from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and The Water Institute of the Gulf. Ghose Hajra, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, will receive $108,000 to research coastal soil.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    NOPD Moves Training Academy to State-of-the-Art Facility at UNO

    NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF) and the University of New Orleans (UNO) announced the start of the newest police recruit class and unveiled a new state-of-the-art facility at UNO where the 33 recruits will begin their training. As part of a new public-private partnership, Class #173, future recruit classes and current officers will begin training at the UNO Research & Technology Park. The move provides the department with a modern and high-quality training facility while the current Training Academy undergoes remodeling over the next two years.

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    In Memoriam: Longtime Music Faculty Member Harold Battiste

    Legendary saxophonist and longtime University of New Orleans jazz studies faculty member Harold Battiste Jr. died on June 19 at the age of 83.

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    UNO and Delgado Renew Agreement in Business Administration

    Leaders from the University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College announced the three-year renewal of a 2+2 articulation agreement, which allows Delgado students who have completed an associate degree in business administration to easily transfer their credits to UNO in order to pursue a bachelor's of science degree from UNO's College of Business Administration.

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    UNO's Williams Named President-Elect of Southwestern Business Deans' Association

    John Williams, the dean of the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration, was named president-elect of the Southwestern Business Deans' Association at the organization's annual conference last week in Santa Fe, N.M.

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    UNO's Scholarly Repository Marks One Millionth Download Milestone

    ScholarWorks@UNO, the University of New Orleans' online institutional repository, reached a major milestone this week as the one millionth item was downloaded from the site. The open access publishing platform archives and shares UNO's scholarship and creative work with researchers and interested readers worldwide. ScholarWorks houses more than 4,000 items representing faculty and student work across all disciplines. It includes dissertations and theses, undergraduate papers, conference proceedings and entries from peer-reviewed journals.

    Friday, June 19, 2015

    UNO Gets $225,000 U.S. Geological Survey Grant to Study Louisiana's Coastline

    The project is part of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's (CPRA) Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program, which provides long-term data on all of Louisiana's beaches, barrier islands and mainland shorelines.

    Friday, June 19, 2015

    NASA, Louisiana Renew National Center for Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

    NASA, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and leaders from the University of New Orleans and LSU celebrated the renewal of their partnership in the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM) during a signing ceremony June 16 in New Orleans.

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    UNO Professor to Deliver U.S. Department of Transportation Innovation Lecture

    John Renne, the director of the Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute, will deliver the June 2015 U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Innovation Series lecture. The lecture, which will take place on Wednesday, June 17 in Washington D.C., can be live streamed via YouTube from noon-1 p.m. Central Standard Time.

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    UNO Professor Gets $300,000 Grant for Cybersecurity Peer Instruction Project

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Irfan Ahmed has received a 2-year $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how peer instruction techniques can improve cybersecurity education.

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    UNO-CHART Wins National Award for Risk Literacy Project

    The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) won a national award and received a $2,500 prize for an educational program designed to simultaneously improve literacy and disaster preparedness in Louisiana.

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    UNO to Hold Opening for New Mural on Fine Arts Building

    The University of New Orleans will hold a reception for the opening of a new mural on the Fine Arts Building on Friday, June 19 from 6-9 p.m. in the building's courtyard. The mural, entitled "Explosive Effort," is by a group of artists known collectively as TIM (Time is Money Crew), comprised of UNO alumni. The reception is open to the public.

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    UNO Professor Named President-Elect of American Society of Civil Engineers

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Norma Jean Mattei has been elected president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for 2016. When she becomes president in 2017, she will be only the third woman in the 163-year history of the organization to hold the prestigious post.

    Friday, June 5, 2015

    UNO to Host Solar Day 2015

    The University of New Orleans will be the host site for Solar Day 2015, which will bring national experts on energy efficiency to the University's lakefront campus on Sunday, June 14. The day will feature presentations from authorities on solar energy, a student solar power competition, solar demonstrations, and education on how to lower utility bills and increase energy efficiency.

    Thursday, June 4, 2015

    UNO Engineering Professor Earns Grant for Coastal Protection Project

    University of New Orleans engineering professor Malay Ghose Hajra is one of only three recipients of a 2015 applied research grant from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and The Water Institute of the Gulf. Ghose Hajra, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, will receive $108,000 to research coastal soil.

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    UNO Attends University of Louisiana Day at the Legislature

    University of New Orleans administrators, staff members, students and alumni united with representatives from the eight other University of Louisiana System universities on Thursday for ULS Day at the Capitol.

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    UNO Attends University of Louisiana Day at the Legislature

    University of New Orleans administrators, staff members, students and alumni united with representatives from the eight other University of Louisiana System universities on Thursday for ULS Day at the Capitol.

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore region on Friday, June 12 at the Clarion Inn and Suites Conference Center, 501 N. Highway 190, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the North Shore region on Friday, June 12 in Covington. It will take place at the Clarion Inn and Suites Conference Center, 501 N. Highway 190, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The annual seminar, newly named to honor economist Ivan Miestchovich who retired in May after a 38-year career at UNO, focuses on trends and outlooks for the I-10/I-12 corridor of the North Shore.

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    UNO Gets $56,000 Public History Grant from Board of Regents

    The University of New Orleans Department of History has received a $56,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to enhance its ability to teach public history through digital techniques.

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    UNO Gets $56,000 Public History Grant from Board of Regents

    The University of New Orleans Department of History has received a $56,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to enhance its ability to teach public history through digital techniques. The funds will allow the department to update its technology and use the new equipment to work on three public history projects.

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    UNO Announces First Faculty Member to Hold New Orleans Theatre Association Professorship

    Tony French is the first faculty member to hold the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) endowed professorship at the University of New Orleans.

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    UNO Announces First Faculty Member to Hold New Orleans Theatre Association Professorship

    Tony French is the first faculty member to hold the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) endowed professorship at the University of New Orleans, the University announced. French, a professor and costume designer in the Department of Film and Theatre, has taught at UNO for 24 years.

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    UNO Business Students Excel in International Strategy Competition

    Two teams of University of New Orleans College of Business Administration students exceled at the international Best Strategy Competition, with one team capturing first place in its division and the other taking third place.

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    UNO Business Students Excel in International Strategy Competition

    Two teams of University of New Orleans College of Business Administration students exceled at the international Best Strategy Competition, with one team capturing first place in its division and the other taking third place. The students participated in the Business Strategy Game, an online game that simulates all aspects of leading and managing an international company in a competitive, fast-paced environment.

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    UNO Public Administration Faculty Honored by Professional Organization

    Two faculty members from the University of New Orleans Master of Public Administration program were honored by the greater New Orleans chapter of the American Society for Public Administration at a year-end gala on Friday, May 22 at Hoshun Restaurant.

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    UNO Public Administration Faculty Honored by Professional Organization

    Two faculty members from the University of New Orleans Master of Public Administration program were honored by the greater New Orleans chapter of the American Society of Public Administration at a year-end gala on Friday, May 22 at Hoshun Restaurant. Research professor Robert Montjoy received the chapter’s Academic of the Year award and long-time adjunct faculty member Kurt Garcia was awarded the chapter’s Practitioner of the Year award for outstanding service to the community.

    Monday, May 25, 2015

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery To Host 'SPECTRA' During Summer Exhibition

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery will host "SPECTRA," an exhibition organized by guest curator Edra Soto, during the months of June and July.

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery To Host ‘SPECTRA’ During Summer Exhibition

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery will host “SPECTRA,” an exhibition organized by guest curator Edra Soto, during the months of June and July. Soto is a Chicago-based artist and native of Puerto Rico who runs The Franklin, an “artist-run project space” in her home’s backyard in Chicago, Ill.

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Lauscha, Mueller Impart Wisdom to Spring 2015 Graduates

    More than 900 University of New Orleans students received their degrees at the spring 2015 commencement exercises, held Friday, May 15 at the Lakefront Arena. Dennis Lauscha, president of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, served as the principal speaker and praised the role that UNO played in his own career ascent. Lauscha did post-graduate work at the University while preparing to sit for the Certified Public Accounting examination.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Lauscha, Mueller Impart Wisdom to Spring 2015 Graduates

    Lauscha, Mueller Impart Wisdom to Spring 2015 Graduates

    Monday, May 18, 2015

    International Literary Festival to Be Held in Honor of UNO English Professor

    An international literary festival will be held in Ibadan, Nigeria later this month in honor of University of New Orleans English professor Niyi Osundare.

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    International Literary Festival to Be Held in Honor of UNO English Professor

    An international literary festival will be held in Ibadan, Nigeria later this month in honor of University of New Orleans English professor Niyi Osundare. The first-ever Niyi Osundare International Poetry Festival will take place May 26-27 at the University of Ibadan, where Osundare previously taught and received his undergraduate degree.

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Celebrates Top Student Leaders from more than 140 Student Organizations on Campus

    The University of New Orleans honored student leaders this month at the University's 31st Annual Leadership Recognition Ceremony.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    The University of New Orleans celebrates top student leaders from more than 140 student organizations on campus

    The University of New Orleans honored student leaders this month at the University's 31st Annual Leadership Recognition Ceremony.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Lectures, Co-Sponsored by History Department, Presented at NOMA's 'Kongo Across the Waters' Exhibition

    On Friday, May 12, the New Orleans Museum of Art's "Kongo Across the Waters" exhibition gears up for its final week with two talks exploring the history and politics behind the creation of African art collections and museums. The event, part of the "Friday Nights at NOMA" series, begins at 5:00 p.m. with music by the acclaimed Mardi Gras Indian funk band Cha WaDescription

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    UNO Gets Grant to Create Digital Media Lab

    A $110,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents will allow the University of New Orleans to create an interdisciplinary digital media laboratory. The project is a collaboration of the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Film and Theatre, and the Earl K. Long Library, which will house the new lab.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Lectures, Co-Sponsored by History Department, Presented at NOMA's 'Kongo Across the Waters' Exhibition

    On Friday, May 12, the New Orleans Museum of Art's "Kongo Across the Waters" exhibition gears up for its final week with two talks exploring the history and politics behind the creation of African art collections and museums. The event, part of the "Friday Nights at NOMA" series, begins at 5:00 p.m. with music by the acclaimed Mardi Gras Indian funk band Cha Wa.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    UNO Gets Grant to Create Digital Media Lab

    A $110,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents will allow the University of New Orleans to create an interdisciplinary digital media laboratory. The project is a collaboration of the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Film and Theatre, and the Earl K. Long Library, which will house the new lab.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Katrina@10: UNO Kicks Off Urban Resilience Lecture Series with Dean's Talk on Geotechnical Failures Resulting from Hurricane Katrina

    The University of New Orleans kicks off a Katrina @ 10 Urban Resilience Lecture Series this month with a talk by the University's new dean of the College of Engineering.

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    UNO Holds Renaming Ceremony for Hickey Ballroom

    The University of New Orleans held a ceremony to mark the renaming of the University Center's grand ballroom after the late State Sen. Theodore "Ted" Hickey. UNO President Peter J. Fos and Vice President for Student Affairs Brett Kemker shared their gratitude for Sen. Hickey's loyalty to UNO with Sharon Hickey Kadair, Sen. Hickey's daughter; Laurie A. Kadair, Sen. Hickey's granddaughter; and George A. Kadair III, Sen. Hickey's grandson.

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    UNO Survey: 81 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 81 percent of damaged homes within the Hurricane Katrina flood zone of Orleans and St. Bernard parishes have begun or completed rebuilding or renovating.

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    University of New Orleans Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society

    The University of New Orleans Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society is hosting its inaugural Spring Gala on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    The UNO Press Releases "Sketchbook" of Folk Artist Clementine Hunter

    On the morning of August 28, 2005, folk art collector Richard Gasperi faced evacuation from New Orleans -- and the prospect of choosing what to save from among 500 important works he had acquired during his lifetime. He chose Clementine Hunter's 1945 sketchbook, a deeply personal, thoughtful depiction of Creole life in the Cane River area of rural Louisiana. This month, with Gasperi's help, the University of New Orleans Press releases previously unpublished works by one of the South's most important artists.

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    UNO Student to Participate in Arts Conference at Juilliard

    University of New Orleans graduate student Arielle Brown has been selected to participate in the Artist as Citizen Conference at The Juilliard School in New York City. Brown, who is pursuing a master's degree in theatre performance, is one of 60 visual and performing artists who were chosen. The conference, which will take place June 12-17, is presented by the nonprofit Artists Striving to End Poverty.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Fighting Spirit: Husband-Wife UNO Graduates Want to Turn Advocacy into Careers

    The news came 14 years ago, but there's no chance Melissa and Larry Mayeaux don't remember everything about it. Their daughter, Lauran, was born without any skeletal muscle below her neck. Doctors said it was the most severe case that they could find find anywhere in the United States. "We were told from day one that she wouldn't make it out of the hospital and that she probably wouldn't make it six days," Larry Mayeaux says. That prediction was wrong, as were the many subsequent ones that claimed Lauran's days were numbered. It wasn't that the bad news stopped coming, it was that the Mayeauxs stopped believing it.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    UNO Issues New Study on Community Banking

    Representatives from the University of New Orleans and Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company revealed a new study on the decline of the U.S. community banking industry before a group of more than 20 industry stakeholders today. (Click here to view the full study.) The group convened at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center and was joined by U.S. Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, who chairs the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. Senator Vitter shared his personal insight regarding industry regulations and gathered feedback from attendees.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    UNO Professor Earns $510,000 Naval Research Grant Through Young Investigator Program

    University of New Orleans faculty member Christine Ikeda has been awarded a 3-year $510,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research. Ikeda, an assistant professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, is one of 36 researchers around the country to be named a 2015 Young Investigator, which is one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    UNO Chemistry Student Wins National Competition

    University of New Orleans student Edwin Gomez won the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Poster Award in the Computers in Chemistry Division.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Google 'Security Princess' Offers Hacker Insights at UNO Lecture

    More than 200 University of New Orleans students packed an auditorium to hear Google's "Security Princess" discuss how she entered the digital security field and why "hacker" is not always a bad word. Parisa Tabriz delivered a Google Tech Talk entitled "The Hacker Spectrum: Tales of People that Break Things and How Being Hacker-Friendly Can Lead to Better Security." Tabriz, who heads up Google's security team, was introduced by UNO alumna and Google engineer Sabrina Farmer, who arranged the lecture.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    UNO Student to Participate in Arts Conference at Juilliard

    University of New Orleans graduate student Arielle Brown has been selected to participate in the Artist as Citizen Conference at The Juilliard School in New York City. Brown, who is pursuing a master's degree in theatre performance, is one of 60 visual and performing artists who were chosen. The conference, which will take place June 12-17, is presented by the nonprofit Artists Striving to End Poverty.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Fighting Spirit: Husband-Wife UNO Graduates Want to Turn Advocacy into Careers

    The news came 14 years ago, but there's no chance Melissa and Larry Mayeaux don't remember everything about it. Their daughter, Lauran, was born without any skeletal muscle below her neck. Doctors said it was the most severe case that they could find find anywhere in the United States. "We were told from day one that she wouldn't make it out of the hospital and that she probably wouldn't make it six days," Larry Mayeaux says. That prediction was wrong, as were the many subsequent ones that claimed Lauran's days were numbered. It wasn't that the bad news stopped coming, it was that the Mayeauxs stopped believing it.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    UNO Issues New Study on Community Banking Decline

    Representatives from the University of New Orleans and Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company revealed a new study on the decline of the U.S. community banking industry before a group of more than 20 industry stakeholders today. (Click here to view the full study.) The group convened at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center and was joined by U.S. Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, who chairs the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. Senator Vitter shared his personal insight regarding industry regulations and gathered feedback from attendees.

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    UNO Professor Earns $510,000 Naval Research Grant Through Young Investigator Program

    University of New Orleans faculty member Christine Ikeda has been awarded a 3-year $510,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research. Ikeda, an assistant professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, is one of 36 researchers around the country to be named a 2015 Young Investigator, which is one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country.

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    UNO Chemistry Student Wins National Competition

    University of New Orleans student Edwin Gomez won the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Poster Award in the Computers in Chemistry Division.

    Friday, May 1, 2015

    The Friends of the UNO Library Raise Funds for New Books and Materials

    The Friends of the UNO Library this month held their semi-annual "Books and Brownies" fundraiser, a combination used book and bake sale, which in spring also includes a raffle. This year the popular raffle offered more than two dozen prizes and featured an Apple iPad mini, lunch for two at Commander's Palace, and a long list of gift certificates to music venues, restaurants, book stores and clothing shops. The event raised almost $5,000, all to be used to support the Earl K. Long Library on the UNO campus.

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    University of New Orleans Wears Jeans on Wednesday to Honor "Denim Day"

    Students, staff, faculty and administrators at the University of New Orleans will wear jeans to campus on Wednesday to honor Denim Day, an international symbol of protest against destructive attitudes about rape and sexual assault.

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    UNO Closes Out Jazz at the Sandbar with Christian Scott

    For the final Jazz @ the Sandbar concert of the Spring 2015 season, UNO is excited to welcome trumpeter Christian Scott. Scott will perform with the UNO Jazz Allstars under the direction of Dwight Fitch. The UNO Jazz Allstars will also perform on the Lagniappe Stage of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Friday, May 1 at 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    UNO and Loyola to Hold Post-Katrina Education Forum

    The University of New Orleans and the Institute for Quality and Equity in Education (IQEE) at Loyola University New Orleans will hold a forum focused on the post-Katrina public education landscape in New Orleans. It will be held on Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center ballroom on UNO's campus. The event is free and open to the public.

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Google 'Security Princess' Offers Hacker Insights at UNO Lecture

    More than 200 University of New Orleans students packed an auditorium to hear Google's "Security Princess" discuss how she entered the digital security field and why "hacker" is not always a bad word. Parisa Tabriz delivered a Google Tech Talk entitled "The Hacker Spectrum: Tales of People that Break Things and How Being Hacker-Friendly Can Lead to Better Security." Tabriz, who heads up Google's security team, was introduced by UNO alumna and Google engineer Sabrina Farmer, who arranged the lecture.

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    The Friends of the UNO Library Raise Funds for New Books and Materials

    The Friends of the UNO Library this month held their semi-annual "Books and Brownies" fundraiser, a combination used book and bake sale, which in spring also includes a raffle. This year the popular raffle offered more than two dozen prizes and featured an Apple iPad mini, lunch for two at Commander's Palace, and a long list of gift certificates to music venues, restaurants, book stores and clothing shops. The event raised almost $5,000, all to be used to support the Earl K. Long Library on the UNO campus.

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Seven UNO Students Receive Scholarship for Outstanding Service Learning

    Seven students were awarded $500 scholarships for outstanding Service Learning and community-based research during the first Office of Service Learning and Institutional Community Engagement Celebration Award night on Thursday.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    University of New Orleans Wears Jeans on Wednesday to Honor "Denim Day"

    Students, staff, faculty and administrators at the University of New Orleans will wear jeans to campus on Wednesday to honor Denim Day, an international symbol of protest against destructive attitudes about rape and sexual assault.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    More than 80 UNO Musicians Will Perform at Jazz Fest 2015

    A quick look at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented by Shell schedule shows the University of New Orleans' dominance in the contemporary New Orleans music arena.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    University of New Orleans Mourns Dr. Madelon Powers

    The University of New Orleans mourns a leading history professor and women's studies expert. Dr. Madelon Powers passed away last week after a struggle with cancer.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Visits UNO

    The University of New Orleans enjoyed a visit last week from the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Evan Ryan, who spoke for one hour at a roundtable discussion on study abroad and international exchange, with particular emphasis on the popular Gilman and Fulbright educational scholarships. Assistant Secretary Ryan also discussed the impending launch of a new office dedicated to U.S. Study Abroad within the U.S. Department of State that will include new programming and initiatives, as well as address the importance of language study, particularly of languages deemed critical to national security, diversifying participation and destinations in study abroad, and setting and maintaining national standards for study abroad.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    Teachers and Students Celebrate Literacy and Community with the Release of When I Was Your Age

    On Saturday April 18th, the Greater New Orleans Writing Project and the Neighborhood Story Project will launch their new book, When I Was Your Age, a collection of short memoir essays by the teachers of Andrew H. Wilson Charter School. The book, edited by Sarah DeBacher, Ari Zeiger, and Abram Himelstein, is an inspiring trip down memory lane that bridges the generation gap between teachers and students: twelve educators share stories from their youth, proving that teachers "wear jeans...walk dogs...[and] have first names," just like ordinary people.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    University of New Orleans Welcomes Presidential Scholars

    The University of New Orleans held a Presidential Scholars reception last week for top tier incoming freshmen for fall 2015.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Faculty and Staff

    The University of New Orleans Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa honored devoted faculty and staff on Wednesday at an inaugural gala in the University Center ballroom.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the 2015 Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the New Orleans region on May 8. It will take place in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The annual seminar brings together representatives from a wide cross-section of the region's business, professional and civic communities.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO College of Business Administration Hosts Entrepreneurship Week

    The University of New Orleans hosts Entrepreneurship Week this week at UNO, bringing entrepreneurs from all over the city to speak to students and faculty about successes and challenges.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Welcomes Spring 2015 Initiates

    The University of New Orleans Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society welcomed spring 2015 initiates on Wednesday at a special ceremony in the University Center ballroom.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO Hosts Screening of "The Essence of Life"

    Award-winning documentary director Anna Ferens visits the University of New Orleans for a screening of "The Essence of Life," a new film on the life and work of prominent geneticist Waclaw Szybalski.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO Composition Professor Yotam Haber Performs with The Music Box's Roving Village in New Orleans City Park

    Internationally acclaimed composer and University of New Orleans professor Yotam Haber performs this month with The Music Box Roving Village, an up-and-coming moveable performance presented by The Helis Foundation at New Orleans City Park.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO Press Releases Newest Novel by Author Rick Barton

    A former provost and director of the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop has just released a new novel.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO Librarian Wins National Career Achievement Award

    University of New Orleans librarian Connie Phelps has been selected as the 2015 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant longstanding contributions to women's studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO's Excellence in Cyber Defense Research Reaffirmed

    The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have once again designated the University of New Orleans as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO Professor Elected President of Southwestern Finance Association

    University of New Orleans finance professor M. Kabir Hassan has been elected the president of the Southwestern Finance Association, an organization dedicated to the advancement of academic and professional finance.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO Closes Out Jazz at the Sandbar with Christian Scott

    For the final Jazz @ the Sandbar concert of the Spring 2015 season, UNO is excited to welcome trumpeter Christian Scott. Scott will perform with the UNO Jazz Allstars under the direction of Dwight Fitch. The UNO Jazz Allstars will also perform on the Lagniappe Stage of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Friday, May 1 at 11:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO and Loyola to Hold Post-Katrina Education Forum

    The University of New Orleans and the Institute for Quality and Equity in Education (IQEE) at Loyola University New Orleans will hold a forum focused on the post-Katrina public education landscape in New Orleans. It will be held on Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center ballroom on UNO's campus. The event is free and open to the public.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    Seven UNO Students Receive Scholarship for Outstanding Service Learning

    Seven students were awarded $500 scholarships for outstanding Service Learning and community-based research during the first Office of Service Learning and Institutional Community Engagement Celebration Award night on Thursday.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    More than 80 UNO Musicians Will Perform at Jazz Fest 2015

    A quick look at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented by Shell schedule shows the University of New Orleans' dominance in the contemporary New Orleans music arena.

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    University of New Orleans Mourns Dr. Madelon Powers

    The University of New Orleans mourns a leading history professor and women's studies expert. Dr. Madelon Powers passed away last week after a struggle with cancer.

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    UNO's Excellence in Cyber Defense Research Reaffirmed

    The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have once again designated the University of New Orleans as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research.

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    UNO's Model United Nations Delegation Return from National Model United Nations Conference in New York City with an Honorable Mention Award

    The University of New Orleans 22-member Model United Nations Delegation returned from the National MUN Conference in New York this week with an Honorable Mention Award for their representation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The award places the delegation in the third tier of award winners. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the UNO delegation has taken home awards.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    University of New Orleans Presents STEM Lecture for Undergraduate Majors

    The University of New Orleans presents two riveting lecutres next week designed to help introduce opportunities to students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    UNO Imperial Barrel Team Wins Regional, Advances to International Finals

    A team of University of New Orleans graduate students won the 2015 Gulf Coast Regional Imperial Barrel Award in Houston, Texas and will advance to the international finals next month in Denver, Colo.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    UNO Alumni Association Calls for Nominations for Distinguished Alumni

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association seeks nominees for its highest honor, the 2015 University of New Orleans Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni award.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Google "Security Princess" Visits the UNO Information Assurance Program

    Parisa Tabriz has worked on information security for nearly a decade as the self-appointed "Security Princess" of Google. She started as a "hired hacker" software engineer for Google's security team. As an engineer, she found and closed security holes in Google's products, and taught other engineers how to do the same. Today, Tabriz manages Google's Chrome security engineering team, where the goal is to make Chrome the safest way to browse the web, and generally improve security on the Internet. And this month, she visits the University of New Orleans' elite information assurance program.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    International Manufacturing Leader Visits UNO Campus

    The former leader of the largest blood bag manufacturing facility in the world visited the University of New Orleans last week and spoke to students in the College of Business Administration, as well as the UNO Model UN Delegation.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Student Government Hosts Proud Privateers Recognition Banquet

    The University of New Orleans Student Government hosted its inaugural Proud Privateers Recognition Banquet last week. Student Government Vice President Jessica Willis (Senior, Interdisciplinary Studies - Healthcare Business) organized the event to be an intimate evening for student members of the Student Government to interact with faculty/staff outside of the classroom.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    UNO Imperial Barrel Team Wins Regional, Advances to International Finals

    A team of University of New Orleans graduate students won the 2015 Gulf Coast Regional Imperial Barrel Award in Houston, Texas and will advance to the international finals next month in Denver, Colo.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    UNO Alumni Association Calls for Nominations for Distinguished Alumni

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association seeks nominees for its highest honor, the 2015 University of New Orleans Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni award.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    International Manufacturing Leader Visits UNO Campus

    The former leader of the largest blood bag manufacturing facility in the world visited the University of New Orleans last week and spoke to students in the College of Business Administration, as well as the UNO Model UN Delegation.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Google "Security Princess" Visits the UNO Information Assurance Program

    Parisa Tabriz has worked on information security for nearly a decade as the self-appointed "Security Princess" of Google. She started as a "hired hacker" software engineer for Google's security team. As an engineer, she found and closed security holes in Google's products, and taught other engineers how to do the same. Today, Tabriz manages Google's Chrome security engineering team, where the goal is to make Chrome the safest way to browse the web, and generally improve security on the Internet. And this month, she visits the University of New Orleans' elite information assurance program.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    UNO's Model United Nations Delegation Return from National Model United Nations Conference in New York City with an Honorable Mention Award

    The University of New Orleans 22-member Model United Nations Delegation returned from the National MUN Conference in New York this week with an Honorable Mention Award for their representation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The award places the delegation in the third tier of award winners. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the UNO delegation has taken home awards.

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    UNO Press Releases Newest Novel by Author Rick Barton

    A former provost and director of the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop has just released a new novel.

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    University of New Orleans Presents STEM Lecture for Undergraduate Majors

    The University of New Orleans presents two riveting lecutres next week designed to help introduce opportunities to students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Student Government Hosts Proud Privateers Recognition Banquet

    The University of New Orleans Student Government hosted its inaugural Proud Privateers Recognition Banquet last week. Student Government Vice President Jessica Willis (Senior, Interdisciplinary Studies - Healthcare Business) organized the event to be an intimate evening for student members of the Student Government to interact with faculty/staff outside of the classroom.

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    UNO Professor Elected President of Southwestern Finance Association

    University of New Orleans finance professor M. Kabir Hassan has been elected the president of the Southwestern Finance Association, an organization dedicated to the advancement of academic and professional finance.

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    University of New Orleans Welcomes Presidential Scholars

    The University of New Orleans held a Presidential Scholars reception last week for top tier incoming freshmen for fall 2015.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    UNO Composition Professor Yotam Haber Performs with The Music Box's Roving Village in New Orleans City Park

    Internationally acclaimed composer and University of New Orleans professor Yotam Haber performs this month with The Music Box Roving Village, an up-and-coming moveable performance presented by The Helis Foundation at New Orleans City Park.

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Teachers and Students Celebrate Literacy and Community with the Release of When I Was Your Age

    On Saturday April 18th, the Greater New Orleans Writing Project and the Neighborhood Story Project will launch their new book, When I Was Your Age, a collection of short memoir essays by the teachers of Andrew H. Wilson Charter School. The book, edited by Sarah DeBacher, Ari Zeiger, and Abram Himelstein, is an inspiring trip down memory lane that bridges the generation gap between teachers and students: twelve educators share stories from their youth, proving that teachers "wear jeans...walk dogs...[and] have first names," just like ordinary people.

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Two Leading Writers - Rene Steinke and Sean Ennis

    Two leading writers - a National Book Award finalist and a top short story writer - visit the University of New Orleans this week at the invitation of the highly acclaimed University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop.

    Monday, April 13, 2015

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

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the 2015 Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the New Orleans region on May 8. It will take place in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The annual seminar brings together representatives from a wide cross-section of the region's business, professional and civic communities.

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    UNO Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Faculty and Staff

    The University of New Orleans Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa honored devoted faculty and staff on Wednesday at an inaugural gala in the University Center ballroom.

    Thursday, April 9, 2015

    UNO Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Welcomes Spring 2015 Initiates

    The University of New Orleans Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society welcomed spring 2015 initiates on Wednesday at a special ceremony in the University Center ballroom.

    Thursday, April 9, 2015

    UNO Librarian Wins National Career Achievement Award

    University of New Orleans librarian Connie Phelps has been selected as the 2015 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant longstanding contributions to women's studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.

    Thursday, April 9, 2015

    Demo Diva Dazzles at UNO Entrepreneurship Week

    Demolition diva Simone Bruni dazzled marketing students at the University of New Orleans today talking about shoes. The woman whose start-up business has made the pages of Forbes Magazine gave a speech about her sustainable demolition and salvage businesses that was designed to inspire. "Basically, show me your shoes and I'll show you where you're going," Bruni said during a noontime talk attended by more than 150 students in the College of Business Administration.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    Theatre UNO Brings Home Big Easy Award for Best University Production

    The University of New Orleans' award-winning theatre program took home a Big Easy Award in late March and saw about 40 alumni, students, faculty and staff nominated for awards in more than 20 categories.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Hosts Spring 2015 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Shows

    It's that time of year. The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery will host two concurrent Master of Fine Arts student thesis exhibitions during the month of April.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    UNO Professor Picked for National Advertising Fellowship

    University of New Orleans marketing professor Elyria Kemp is one of 12 academics across the country to be selected for the Advertising Educational Foundation's 2015 Visiting Professor Program.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    UNO to Present Silent Movies with New Music

    The University of New Orleans' film and music departments are teaming up to present "Not-So-Silent Night," an evening of classic silent films accompanied by new music composed by UNO students and performed live. Guest musicians include the acclaimed New York-based group Contemporaneous as well as local standouts Jonathan Freilich, Steve Orejudos, Doug Therrien and Dieter Schodde. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Nims Theatre inside UNO's Performing Arts Center.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    UNO Hosts Screening of "The Essence of Life"

    Award-winning documentary director Anna Ferens visits the University of New Orleans for a screening of "The Essence of Life," a new film on the life and work of prominent geneticist Waclaw Szybalski.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    Demo Diva Dazzles at UNO Entrepreneurship Week

    Demolition diva Simone Bruni dazzled marketing students at the University of New Orleans today talking about shoes. The woman whose start-up business has made the pages of Forbes Magazine gave a speech about her sustainable demolition and salvage businesses that was designed to inspire. "Basically, show me your shoes and I'll show you where you're going," Bruni said during a noontime talk attended by more than 150 students in the College of Business Administration.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    UNO to Present Silent Movies with New Music

    The University of New Orleans' film and music departments are teaming up to present "Not-So-Silent Night," an evening of classic silent films accompanied by new music composed by UNO students and performed live. Guest musicians include the acclaimed New York-based group Contemporaneous as well as local standouts Jonathan Freilich, Steve Orejudos, Doug Therrien and Dieter Schodde. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Nims Theatre inside UNO's Performing Arts Center.

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    UNO Professor Picked for National Advertising Fellowship

    University of New Orleans marketing professor Elyria Kemp is one of 12 academics across the country to be selected for the Advertising Educational Foundation's 2015 Visiting Professor Program.

    Monday, April 6, 2015

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Hosts Spring 2015 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Shows

    It's that time of year. The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery will host two concurrent Master of Fine Arts student thesis exhibitions during the month of April.

    Monday, April 6, 2015

    UNO College of Business Administration Hosts Entrepreneurship Week

    The University of New Orleans hosts Entrepreneurship Week this week at UNO, bringing entrepreneurs from all over the city to speak to students and faculty about successes and challenges.

    Monday, April 6, 2015

    Theatre UNO Brings Home Big Easy Award for Best University Production

    The University of New Orleans' award-winning theatre program took home a Big Easy Award in late March and saw about 40 alumni, students, faculty and staff nominated for awards in more than 20 categories.

    Monday, April 6, 2015

    Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Visits UNO

    The University of New Orleans enjoyed a visit last week from the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Evan Ryan, who spoke for one hour at a roundtable discussion on study abroad and international exchange, with particular emphasis on the popular Gilman and Fulbright educational scholarships. Assistant Secretary Ryan also discussed the impending launch of a new office dedicated to U.S. Study Abroad within the U.S. Department of State that will include new programming and initiatives, as well as address the importance of language study, particularly of languages deemed critical to national security, diversifying participation and destinations in study abroad, and setting and maintaining national standards for study abroad.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Restovic Named 2015 College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna

    Miranda Restovic, the president and executive director of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, has been named the 2015 University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    University of New Orleans Choral Director Shoots for the Stars with NASA

    Caroline Carson, director of choral activities at the University of New Orleans heads Monday to south Mississippi to attend a national address at the NASA Stennis Space Center. NASA's "State of NASA" media address will air at all 10 NASA centers around the U.S. Carson is a NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassador and speaks to groups "about space exploration, NASA missions, the universe and its ties to philosophy, theology, music, and wonder," she said.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    UNO Students Join Global Trend in Japanese Language Learning

    According to a recent Japan Foundation survey*, a record number of people - almost 4 million worldwide - are studying the Japanese language outside of Japan. And at the University of New Orleans, Japanese language classes are full -- and the Division of International Education is now accepting applications for its acclaimed summer study program at Doshisha University.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    UNO HRT Professor Advises Disney College Program

    A University of New Orleans professor who specializes in the study of hospitality, restaurant and tourism administration is helping to make the Disney College Program better than ever. Now she is helping to recruit students on campus.

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    Whitney Bank to Move into the UNO Research and Technology Park

    The University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation and Whitney Bank announced a 10-year, 104,000 square foot lease in the Information Technology Center #4 on the Lakefront. Whitney will occupy the entire building, which will house more than 300 associates supporting corporate services such as information technology, telecommunications management, distributed systems applications, accounting functions and training and professional development.

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    Chair of UNO English Department Pens Op-Ed for Times-Picayune

    As Louisiana residents awaited news of the governor's executive budget for 2015-2016, a University of New Orleans professor penned an op-ed letter to The Times-Picayune saying that the university will never close -- but residents and state legislators must do everything they can to ensure there are no further cuts to higher education.

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    UNO Holds Katrina@10 Summit

    UNO Holds Katrina@10 Summit

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    Greater New Orleans Writing Project Hosts WriteFest and 2015 National Writing Project Urban Sites Conference

    Every year, the Greater New Orleans Writing Project hosts WriteFest, an all-day conference focused on writing, creativity and teaching. This year, WriteFest will host the 2015 National Writing Project Urban Sites Conference.

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    UNO Electrical Engineering Student Takes 2nd Place in National STEM Competition

    University of New Orleans electrical engineering student Michael Flot Jr. took second place in a national science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition. Flot delivered an oral presentation about an automated growing system for plants that does not require soil and uses dramatically less water than normal farming methods. It is the focus of a senior design project for Flot and four classmates.

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    Saints and Pelicans President Dennis Lauscha to Speak at UNO's Spring Commencement

    Dennis Lauscha, the president of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' spring commencement on May 15 at the Lakefront Arena.

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Theatre UNO Continues to Triumph

    The University of New Orleans' award-winning theatre program, Theatre UNO, continues to bring home prizes.

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    UNO Professor Gets Federal Grant to Expand Cybersecurity Training Program

    University of New Orleans professor Golden Richard has received a $105,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency to expand his intensive cybersecurity training course for high school teachers. The funding will allow Richard to train 20 teacher participants, five more than in the program's first year.

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Gears up for International Night 2015: Myths Around the World

    International Night at the University of New Orleans brings international students from all over the world under one roof to share unique dances, music, foods and cultural traditions of their countries. More than 300 students typically appear in this annual event, designed to celebrate and honor diversity.

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    UNO Hosts Race, Gender and Class 2015 Conference

    The University of New Orleans opens its doors this week to host a "Race, Gender and Class" 2015 conference" co-hosted by the UNO Sociology Department, the Center for African and African American Studies, as well as the Sociological Association Race, Gender & Class Section at SUNO. The conference is being held at the University of New Orleans at the Homer Hitt Alumni and Visitor Center Ball Room, Lakefront Campus, Building 27.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    UNO Entry is Finalist in National Disaster Preparation Contest

    An entry from the University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) is a finalist in a national competition that seeks to identify innovative solutions in disaster preparedness. UNO-CHART is an applied social science hazards research center that collaborates with Louisiana communities.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    University of New Orleans Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society

    The University of New Orleans Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society is hosting its inaugural Spring Gala on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    The UNO Press Releases "Sketchbook" of Folk Artist Clementine Hunter

    On the morning of August 28, 2005, folk art collector Richard Gasperi faced evacuation from New Orleans -- and the prospect of choosing what to save from among 500 important works he had acquired during his lifetime. He chose Clementine Hunter's 1945 sketchbook, a deeply personal, thoughtful depiction of Creole life in the Cane River area of rural Louisiana. This month, with Gasperi's help, the University of New Orleans Press releases previously unpublished works by one of the South's most important artists.

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    UNO Survey: 81 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 81 percent of damaged homes within the Hurricane Katrina flood zone of Orleans and St. Bernard parishes have begun or completed rebuilding or renovating.

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    Katrina@10: UNO Kicks Off Urban Resilience Lecture Series with Dean's Talk on Geotechnical Failures Resulting from Hurricane Katrina

    The University of New Orleans kicks off a Katrina @ 10 Urban Resilience Lecture Series this month with a talk by the University's new dean of the College of Engineering.

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    UNO Holds Renaming Ceremony for Hickey Ballroom

    The University of New Orleans held a ceremony to mark the renaming of the University Center's grand ballroom after the late State Sen. Theodore "Ted" Hickey. UNO President Peter J. Fos and Vice President for Student Affairs Brett Kemker shared their gratitude for Sen. Hickey's loyalty to UNO with Sharon Hickey Kadair, Sen. Hickey's daughter; Laurie A. Kadair, Sen. Hickey's granddaughter; and George A. Kadair III, Sen. Hickey's grandson.

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    Greater New Orleans Writing Project Hosts WriteFest and 2015 National Writing Project Urban Sites Conference

    Every year, the Greater New Orleans Writing Project hosts WriteFest, an all-day conference focused on writing, creativity and teaching. This year, WriteFest will host the 2015 National Writing Project Urban Sites Conference.

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    UNO to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Innsbruck Program with Fundraiser

    The University of New Orleans will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School with an event that will raise funds for student scholarships.

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    UNO Electrical Engineering Student Takes 2nd Place in National STEM Competition

    University of New Orleans electrical engineering student Michael Flot Jr. took second place in a national science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition. Flot delivered an oral presentation about an automated growing system for plants that does not require soil and uses dramatically less water than normal farming methods. It is the focus of a senior design project for Flot and four classmates.

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    UNO to Present Honorary Doctorate to Gordon "Nick" Mueller

    The University of New Orleans will present Gordon "Nick" Mueller with an honorary doctorate during its spring 2015 commencement on May 15 at the Lakefront Arena. Mueller is a former history professor and administrator at UNO as well as a driving force behind the creation of The National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    International Music Collective to Visit UNO

    The Dosti Music Project, an international music exchange featuring performers from three countries, will discuss its music and mission at the University of New Orleans on Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in room 317 of the Performing Arts Center.

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    Connecting "Kongo Across the Waters" to New Orleans: A Symposium Involving UNO Scholars and Graduates

    University of New Orleans researchers and graduate students will join with local colleagues to discuss new approaches to the long history of connections between New Orleans and Central Africa this Saturday at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA).

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    International Music Collective to Visit UNO

    The Dosti Music Project, an international music exchange featuring performers from three countries, will discuss its music and mission at the University of New Orleans on Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in room 317 of the Performing Arts Center.

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    Norman Finkelstein Lectures at UNO on the Future of Palestine

    Political scientist and activist Norman Finkelstein visits the University of New Orleans tomorrow to give a lecture on the future of Palestine.

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    UNO St. Claude Gallery March Exhibitions – Society for Photographic Education

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    UNO to Present Summit on Hurricane Katrina Recovery on March 27

    The University of New Orleans will hold a daylong summit on March 27 with a focus on the recovery and remaking of New Orleans a decade after Hurricane Katrina.

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    Clean Up the Lake! UNO Honors Council Makes Plans to Celebrates "Earth Month"

    Clean up the Lake! The University of New Orleans Honors Council is now planning its annual lakefront beautification event and seeking help from volunteers and student organizations.

    Friday, March 6, 2015

    University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop Brings Three Top Novelists to Campus Thursday

    The Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans brings three leading contemporary novelists to campus on Thursday. The Creative Writing Workshop hosts fiction writers Michael Pitre, Hannah Pittard and Katy Simpson Smith, "three of today's absolute best contemporary novelists (if you believe the reviewers for rags like The New York Times)," said director M.O. Walsh, who last month saw his own novel, My Sunshine Away, debut on The New York Times best-seller list.

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Chair of UNO English Department Pens Op-Ed for Times-Picayune

    As Louisiana residents awaited news of the governor's executive budget for 2015-2016, a University of New Orleans professor penned an op-ed letter to The Times-Picayune saying that the university will never close -- but residents and state legislators must do everything they can to ensure there are no further cuts to higher education.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Midlo Center at UNO, Historic New Orleans Collection, Library of Virginia Present Joint Symposium on Domestic Slave Trade

    The Ethel and Herman L. Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans join the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Library of Virginia this month to present a joint symposium on the domestic slave trade.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    UNO Jazz Studies Program Introduces Line-Up for Spring 2015 "Meet the Artist" Series

    The University of New Orleans Jazz Studies program offers a diverse program of workshops for our students which are also open to the public. A slate of exciting musicians make up the spring 2015 "Meet the Artist" series.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Jazz @ the Sandbar Commences Wednesday with Shannon "King of Treme" Powell

    The University of New Orleans' acclaimed Jazz @ the Sandbar series takes center stage again Wednesday with a performance by Shannon "King of Treme" Powell.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    World-Renowned Astrophysicist Coming to the University of New Orleans

    The University of New Orleans and the Pontchartrain Astronomical Society are pleased to welcome world-renowned astrophysicist Alexei Filippenko to the University of New Orleans Lakefront Campus this month to deliver his talk titled "Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe." Sciencelovers of all ages should take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience the tour de force lecture style of one of the greatest astronomers of our time.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    UNO Education Professor Named Senior Research Fellow

    University of New Orleans education professor Alonzo Flowers has been named a senior research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness. Flowers will remain employed at UNO while working with a diverse set of scholars to bring research and policy together for the benefit of students.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    UNO Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Reading by Three Poets

    The UNO Creative Writing Workshop will host a reading by poets Megan Burns, Jonathan Penton, and Bernd Sauermann. The reading will involve refreshments, dolls, and books.

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt to Speak at UNO

    Nobel laureate and renowned Stanford biophysicist Michael Levitt will deliver a lecture at the University of New Orleans on Thursday, March 5 at 11 a.m. The talk, which will take place in the University Center ballroom, is free and open to the public.

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Harvard Music Professor Will Lecture at UNO

    Harvard University music professor Emily I. Dolan will present the lecture "Instruments and Instrumentality" at the University of New Orleans on Friday, March 6 at 2 p.m. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Performing Arts Center's recital hall.

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Health Care: UNO Hosts Anthropology Talk on Impact to Migrant Workers

    As policy questions surrounding affordable health care policy trouble state and national legislatures, the University of New Orleans brings to campus an anthropologist who conducts expert research on migrant workers.

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Whitney Bank to Move into the UNO Research and Technology Park

    The University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation and Whitney Bank announced a 10-year, 104,000 square foot lease in the Information Technology Center #4 on the Lakefront. Whitney will occupy the entire building, which will house more than 300 associates supporting corporate services such as information technology, telecommunications management, distributed systems applications, accounting functions and training and professional development.

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    UNO Midlo Center Hosts Post-Katrina Panel Talk at Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

    The University of New Orleans Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies partners with the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival next month to revisit Hurricane Katrina. Reporters and storytellers will reflect on their responsibilities and share perspectives on the city 10 years after the crushing storm.

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    Encore Presentation! Theatre UNO Receives NOTA Grant, Performs Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo at Rivertown Theater

    Thanks to an $8,000 grant from the New Orleans Theatre Association, the University of New Orleans' award-winning theatre program Theatre UNO this weekend offers a special encore presentation of its acclaimed production of Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    UNO HRT Professor Advises Disney College Program

    A University of New Orleans professor who specializes in the study of hospitality, restaurant and tourism administration is helping to make the Disney College Program better than ever. Now she is helping to recruit students on campus.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Center Austria Hosts Lecture on Post-Katrina Plight of New Orleans Jazz Pianists

    Center Austria hosts this week at the University of New Orleans a broadcaster who has written a book about the plight of jazz pianists from New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    UNO Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Poets Ralph Angel and Andy Young

    The UNO Creative Writing Workshop will host a reading by poets Ralph Angel and Andy Young on Wednesday, March 4, at 8 p.m., at the UNO Lakeside Campus, Liberal Arts Building, Room 140. uno2.uno.edu/maps/lakefront/ The reading will be followed by a Q&A, booksigning, and brief reception.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Quink Vocal Ensemble to Perform at UNO's Musical Excursions Series

    The Quink Vocal Ensemble, a Dutch a cappella group, will perform on Tuesday, February 24 as part of the University of New Orleans' 2015 Musical Excursions series. The award-winning concert series has presented first-class classical and world music since 1993. Quink will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the UNO Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    UNO Computer Science Professor Earns Grant to Speed Up Digital Forensics

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Golden Richard is the recipient of a $153,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice to develop a faster approach to performing digital forensics on devices with large storage capacities. Digital forensics refers to the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Theatre UNO Performs Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce

    The University of New Orleans' award-wining theater program Theatre UNO presents Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce by Sarah Ruhl.

    Friday, February 13, 2015

    UNO Professor Pens Open Letter to Nigerian President

    University of New Orleans professor Niyi Osundare has penned an open letter to Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, encouraging the leader to distance himself from militants who have threatened civil war in the African nation if Jonathan is not reelected. The letter, which was originally published on the news website Sahara Reporters, has elicited an enormous response from Nigerians and the Nigerian diaspora community.

    Thursday, February 12, 2015

    UNO Computer Science Professor Gets NSF Grant to Study Artificial Intelligence

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Stephen Ware has been awarded a two-year $138,000 grant by the National Science Foundation to develop artificial intelligence systems that interact more naturally with people.

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    UNO Hosts Lecture on Catalan Independence

    A law professor and European Union specialist from the University of Miami comes to campus this month to discuss Catalan independence and other separatist movements.

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    University of New Orleans Celebrates Launch of My Sunshine Away

    The University of New Orleans is celebrating this week over the highly anticipated launch of My Sunshine Away, a debut novel by the director of the University's Creative Writing Workshop that is expected to be one of the best books of 2015.

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    University of New Orleans Writing Workshops Abroad Hosts Writing Contest

    The University of New Orleans hosts a writing contest that will help students attend a UNO Writing Workshop in Ireland or Italy this summer.

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    Hyatt Regency New Orleans Donates to UNO Music Department

    The Hyatt Regency New Orleans donated $500 to the University of New Orleans Department of Music. The money was raised during a month-long musical showcase that featured a number of UNO student and alumni performers.

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    Spring 2015: UNO-St. Claude Gallery Hosts Two Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

    Now that Prospect 3.0 is over, the University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery will begin its spring exhibition programming with two concurrent Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibitions.

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    UNO Film Department Hosts Shotgun Cinema Screening of 'Pelo Malo'

    In the runup to Martin Luther King Day, the University of New Orleans Film Department helped to spotlight issues with a screening of Bad Hair (Pelo Malo), marking the New Orleans premiere of Venezuelan director Mariana Rondón's award-winning drama about homophobia and racism. Immediately following the screening at the Robert E. Nims Theatre at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center, Rondón participated in Skype interview to campus.

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    Three University of New Orleans Education Alumnae Named Jefferson Parish Public School Systems "Principal of the Year"

    Jefferson Parish Public Schools System named three Principals of the Year yesterday - and all three honorees are alumnae of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development.

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    UNO Music Director Receives Germaine Bazzle Award

    A University of New Orleans music professor who is chair of the University's music department over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday received an important local music award.

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    The UNO GE Capital Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program Doubles in Size

    Computer science students at the University of New Orleans are crowing about a great new opportunity. One of the world's largest credit providers has trained nearly 30 student apprentices at high wages and is opening up more opportunity to get in to the company on the ground floor.

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    UNO Fine Arts Gallery Hosts "Resilience: The Healing Power of Art"

    The University of New Orleans Fine Arts Gallery hosts work by LSU School of Art Graduate students this month in an exhibition called "Resilience: The Healing Power of Art."

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    UNO Hosts Lecture on Democratization of the Balkans

    The University of New Orleans Department of Political Science, the UNO Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Program and The World Affairs Council of New Orleans host a lecture in February on ongoing challenges in Eastern Europe.

    Friday, January 30, 2015

    University of New Orleans Choral Director Shoots for the Stars with NASA

    Caroline Carson, director of choral activities at the University of New Orleans heads Monday to south Mississippi to attend a national address at the NASA Stennis Space Center. NASA's "State of NASA" media address will air at all 10 NASA centers around the U.S. Carson is a NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassador and speaks to groups "about space exploration, NASA missions, the universe and its ties to philosophy, theology, music, and wonder," she said.

    Friday, January 30, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Presents Katrina @ 10 Events and Summit

    Ten years ago this August, Hurricane Katrina devastated the region. Where are we as a city and a region 10 years later? The University of New Orleans Department will host a "Katrina@10" summit that will bring new films and leading speakers from around the region to campus this semester to explore how the city and region have changed.

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Ellipsis Is Seeking Submissions from UNO Students, Faculty, Alumni, Staff

    Creative types at the University of New Orleans are invited to submit their work by Thursday to an established student-run literary journal on campus with a 42-year-old history.

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    UNO Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Still Accepting Submissions for InnovateUNO

    The University of New Orleans Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is accepting submissions this week for InnovateUNO. Now in its third year, the juried undergraduate research contest is a great opportunity for students to show scholarly work and build their portfolios.

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Pianist Sean Chen to Open UNO's 2015 Musical Excursions Series

    Pianist Sean Chen will open the University of New Orleans' 2015 Musical Excursions series on Tuesday, Feb. 3. The award-winning concert series has presented first-class classical and world music since 1993. Chen will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the UNO Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    Eleven UNO Students and Alumni Nominated for Pushcart Prizes

    Eleven students and recent alumni of the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop are now vying for the Pushcart Prize, an elite honor that recognizes the best stories, poetry and literary writing published in literary magazines each year.

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    Actor Wendell Pierce Talks to New Orleans Privateers About Making Selma

    The New Orleans Privateers men's basketball team received a special treat over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, when actor Wendell Pierce took time out of his Sunday morning to speak to them about the filming of the movie Selma.

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    University of New Orleans Celebrates Homecoming 2015

    Homecoming 2015 at the University of New Orleans began with a visit by foreign dignitaries and by the end of the week will see four students receive crowns. The 2015 Homecoming Court will be announced at a special Homecoming celebration and basketball game on Saturday evening at Lakefront Arena.

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    UNO Celebrates Grand Opening of New International Center

    The University of New Orleans celebrated the grand opening of its new International Center, which will serve as a campus hub for the University's international programs and services.

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    Educators Participate in Greater New Orleans Writing Project's "Task Jam" at UNO

    Educators aiming to learn more about creating effective writing assignments will visit the University of New Orleans this weekend for a workshop led by the Greater New Orleans Writing Project. The free workshop on Saturday is part of a National Writing Project effort and is supported by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    Friday, January 16, 2015

    New Orleans Cultural Leaders Get on Board With UNO Arts Administration

    The UNO Arts Administration Program is pleased to welcome two of New Orleans' outstanding cultural leaders to its graduate level faculty for the spring semester.

    Friday, January 16, 2015

    UNO Psychologist Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Scientific Society

    University of New Orleans psychologist Paul Frick has won a lifetime achievement award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    UNO Biologist Selected for Prestigious Environmental Leadership Fellowship

    University of New Orleans biologist Nicola Anthony is one of 20 North American researchers awarded the 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellowship by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    UNO Playwrights Debut Real|Unreal

    Two graduate students in the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop will see their plays performed this month on a New Orleans stage.

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    Science as Art: UNO Graduate Student Takes Home Prize from Materials Research Society

    Research scientists at the University of New Orleans recently showed their artistic side when they participated in the "Science as Art" competition at the fall meeting of the Materials Research Society in Boston. UNO researchers received second place recognition for their submission "A Rose by Any Other Name."

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    New UNO Master's Degree in Transportation Approved

    The Louisiana Board of Regents has approved a new Master of Science in Transportation degree at the University of New Orleans, making it the first degree of its kind in the state. The program, which will launch in the fall semester of 2015, will also be one of the first in the United States that will train students in multimodal freight and passenger transportation systems.

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    University of New Orleans Graduate Student Receives Jeri Nims Graduate Thesis Film Production Award

    A University of New Orleans graduate student received $10,000 and a star-studded personal tour of the University of New Orleans Nims Center Studios this month as a prize for creating the best thesis film in the UNO Film Department. On location were star actors from NCIS: New Orleans, currently the top television series in the U.S.

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    National Public Radio's Fresh Air Endorses UNO Press Book

    The University of New Orleans Press begins 2015 celebrating glowing reviews of its latest publication.

    Monday, January 12, 2015

    Living History: UNO Students Help National Park Service Celebrate Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans at Chalmette Battlefield

    Graduate students from the University of New Orleans public history program are helping the National Park Service this week to tell the story of the Battle of New Orleans in celebration of the battle's bicentennial.

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    UNO Music, Students, Faculty, Alumni Vie for "Best of the Beat"

    More than 20 University of New Orleans music students, faculty, and alumni are nominees for the 2014 Best of the Beat awards sponsored by Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans' monthly music magazine. The awards ceremony will be held January 18 at Generations Hall, and will include a tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award winner and UNO jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis.

    Monday, January 5, 2015

    UNO Alumni & Friends Give Over $50,000 through New Calling Center

    The Office of University Advancement launched the UNO Calling Center in September 2014 in an effort to reach out to and reengage alumni, parents and friends --and over the last three months current University of New Orleans students staffing the caller center have raised more than $50,000, University officials said.

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    James Carville Rouses Crowds at University of New Orleans Fall Commencement 2014

    Political commentator James Carville urged all who attended Fall Commencement 2014 at the University of New Orleans to stick together and take an active role in advocating for the university.

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    UNO Awards Research Prizes to Three Faculty Members

    The University of New Orleans announced that it has bestowed the 2014 UNO Research Recognition Prizes upon three faculty members. John Wiley, professor of chemistry, won the Research Excellence Prize; Malay Ghose Hajra, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, won the Early Career Research Prize; and Martin O'Connell, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, won the Competitive Funding Prize.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Macari Selected as New UNO Engineering Dean

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that Emir Jose Macari has been selected as the new dean of the College of Engineering. Macari is currently a professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the director of the California Smart Grid Center at California State University, Sacramento.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Four UNO Students Participate in Statewide Undergraduate Research Invitational Hosted by ULL

    Four undergraduates from the University of New Orleans recently participated in a statewide honors research invitational hosted by a sister university.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    UNO Alumni Help Lead Mayor's Plans to Celebrate City's 300th Anniversary

    Three University of New Orleans alumni will help to lead the city's 300th Anniversary Celebration, according to a statement issued by the mayor. Heading up the effort is Mark Romig, a 1978 alumnus who now heads the city's tourism and marketing corporation.

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Theatre UNO Heads to KCATCTF Regional Festival in February

    A recent production of a Pulitzer Prize-nominated play has earned the University of New Orleans' award-winning theater program a spot at the regional festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a year-long competition of university productions from all over the U.S.

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    University of New Orleans Plans Memorial Service in Honor of Michael Mizell-Nelson

    The University of New Orleans has planned a memorial service on campus to honor a beloved professor who died this month of cancer.

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    UNO Music Student Buys One-Way Ticket to Success

    Graduating senior Catherine "Catie" Rodgers is the first University of New Orleans undergraduate music student to perform with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Two University of New Orleans Students Win National Awards in Transportation

    Two University of New Orleans graduate students and researchers with the Merritt C. Becker, Jr. UNO Transportation Institute recently received 2014 Council of University Transportation Centers' National Student Awards.

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    The University of New Orleans Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society Initiates 40 new members

    The University of New Orleans Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society initiated 40 new members on Friday. Approximately 100 people turned out for the candlelight ceremony held in the University Center.

    Monday, December 15, 2014

    In Memoriam: Merritt C. Becker, Namesake of UNO Transportation Institute

    The namesake of the University of New Orleans' esteemed transportation research center has died.

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    UNO Press Releases Talk That Music Talk

    The University of New Orleans Press, together with The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, the Neighborhood Story Project, and the Louisiana State Museum, proudly announces release of a new book on brass band music in New Orleans.

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    Graduating Fine Arts Seniors Showcase Their Work at the University of New Orleans Fine Arts Gallery

    Graduating fine arts students at the University of New Orleans showcase their work this month in a mixed media exhibition on campus.

    Thursday, December 11, 2014

    Siegfried B. Christensen IV Memorial Scholarship Recipients Selected

    Five University of New Orleans chemistry students are the first recipients of the Siegfried B. Christensen IV Memorial Scholarships.

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    UNO Alumni Association Announces 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Awards

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that the winners of the 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Awards are Harsha Chacko; a professor of hotel, restaurant and tourism administration; and Leslie White; an associate professor of English.

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    In Memoriam: History Professor Michael Mizell-Nelson

    The University of New Orleans community is mourning the loss of history professor Michael Mizell-Nelson, who died of cancer on Monday at the age of 49. Mizell-Nelson, a UNO faculty member since 2004, was a lifelong New Orleanian and a foremost authority on two quintessential New Orleans topics: the po-boy and the streetcar. He served as the public history coordinator for the UNO history department.

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    UNO President Peter Fos Announces Recommendations for Academic Restructuring

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos today announced his recommendations for restructuring and strengthening the University's academic programs.

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    Leading Cinematographer Michael Goi to Visit UNO

    Leading cinematographer Michael Goi visits the University of New Orleans on Sunday to talk to film students about the making of American Horror Story: Freak Show.

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    Nicklow Selected as New UNO Provost

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that John W. Nicklow has been selected as the University's new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Nicklow has served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. The hire must be approved by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Nicklow is expected to begin his duties at UNO during the late spring of 2015.

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    University of New Orleans Gears Up for Giving Tuesday

    The University of New Orleans gears up for Giving Tuesday, with an appeal to alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to help support the state's only urban research institution.

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    UNO English Professor Wins Nigerian National Order of Merit Award

    University of New Orleans English professor Niyi Osundare will receive the 2014 Nigerian National Order of Merit Award, the nation's top prize in science, medicine, engineering/technology and the humanities. Osundare is a poet, dramatist and essayist and one of Nigeria's preeminent public intellectuals. He has authored 18 books of poetry, two books of selected poems, four plays, a book of essays, and numerous articles on literature, language, culture and society. An investiture ceremony will be held in his honor, along with the Annual Forum of the Nigerian National Order of Merit Laureates, in Abuja, Nigeria on Dec. 2-3.

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    Lakefront Arena Celebrates 31st Anniversary

    The Lakefront Arena celebrates 31 years of history. Since opening its doors in November of 1983, the Arena has been the destination for live entertainment - bringing in more than 12 million patrons to the city of New Orleans for world-class concerts, family and comedy shows, commencement ceremonies, athletic events and thousands of other events.

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    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

    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

    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.

    Tuesday, July 30, 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 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

    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