College of Education and
Human Development News

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

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

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

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

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

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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

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

    Friday, August 12, 2016

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

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

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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

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

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    UNO Secures $75k Grant to Upgrade Health Science Lab

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

    Friday, July 15, 2016

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

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

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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

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

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    University of New Orleans Ranked Among World's Top Universities

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

    Monday, July 11, 2016

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

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

    Friday, July 1, 2016

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

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

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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

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

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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

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

    Monday, June 27, 2016

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

    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 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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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. Ferguson retired from the University of New Orleans in 1985 as dean emeritus.

    Wednesday, November 4, 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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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.

    Friday, October 16, 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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'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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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 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 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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 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