College of Liberal Arts News

    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

    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

    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

    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-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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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-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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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 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

    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

    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

    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 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 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 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

    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

    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

    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 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 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

    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'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 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-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 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 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 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

    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

    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 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 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 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

    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 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 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 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

    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 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

    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 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 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

    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 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

    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-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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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 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 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

    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 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 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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'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

    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 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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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 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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    "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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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 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

    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

    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

    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 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'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

    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 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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

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

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

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

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

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

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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

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

    Monday, June 10, 2013

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

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

    Friday, June 7, 2013

    UNO Honors Program Celebrates High Achievement

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

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    UNO Honors Program Seeks to Expand

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

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    University of New Orleans Visual Arts League Hosts First Juried Exhibition

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

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    University of New Orleans Film Festival Rises to New Heights

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

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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

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

    Thursday, May 2, 2013

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

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

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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

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

    Monday, April 29, 2013

    UNO Musicians Rock Jazz and Heritage Festival 2013

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

    Thursday, April 25, 2013

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

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

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    Two UNO MFA Candidates Receive Regional Writing Awards

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

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    UNO COLA Presents Awards at Spring Convocation

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

    Monday, April 22, 2013

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

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

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    University of New Orleans Hosts "Arab Spring Revisited"

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

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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

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

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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

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

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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

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

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    UNO Alumni Take Home Top Prizes at Big Easy Awards

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

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    UNO Lights It Up Blue for Autism Speaks

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

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    UNO MFA Student Participates in Pulitzer Remix

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

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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

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

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    UNO 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