College of Liberal Arts News

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

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

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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

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

    Monday, April 1, 2013

    UNO Music Student Performs with Cuban Drum Legend Pedrito Martinez

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

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    UNO Alumnus and Music Instructor Leads Middle Schoolers to Glory

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

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    UNO Alumni and Students Dominate Nominations for Big Easy Theater Awards

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

    Friday, March 22, 2013

    UNO Arts Administration Grads Invigorate Cultural Infrastructure

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

    Friday, March 22, 2013

    UNO CenterAustria Hosts Annual Conference

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

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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

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

    Monday, March 18, 2013

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

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

    Thursday, March 14, 2013

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

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

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    Semiahmoo Music Group Visits University of New Orleans Music Department

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

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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

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

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    UNO Tocqueville Series Hosts Discussion on Role of Incarceration in Society

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

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    UNO Joins the Fun This Month at Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

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

    Saturday, March 9, 2013

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

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

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    Theatre UNO Performs Jumpers: A Play in One Act

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

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    UNO Hires New Director of Institutional Research and Data Management

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

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    President Fos Named to Committee of 100

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

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    UNO Jazz Studies Program Hosts Master Class with Jason Marsalis

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

    Monday, March 4, 2013

    Inaugural InnovateUNO Sends Fifteen Presentations to UL Academic Summit

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

    Monday, March 4, 2013

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

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

    Friday, March 1, 2013

    Jamison Ross Rocks The Cove at UNO on Wednesday

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

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    Deutsches Haus Presents Check to Center Austria

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

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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

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

    Monday, February 25, 2013

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

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

    Friday, February 22, 2013

    UNO Jazz Musician Gregory Agid Launches The Mystery Blues

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

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    Theatre UNO Provides an Arresting Performance of Orestes 2.0

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

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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

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

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Constitutional Law Scholar Speaks at UNO

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

    Monday, February 18, 2013

    UNO Music Student Records With Pop Band OneRepublic

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

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Center Austria Launches Spring Lecture Series

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

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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

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

    Friday, February 1, 2013

    UNO Hosts International Arts Management Conference

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

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    UNO Awards Screenwriting Scholarship Established to Honor Local Film Professional

    The University of New Orleans awarded on Sunday the first screenwriting scholarship honoring the memory of a New Orleans native and his love of films and filmmaking. Mark Twain Williams, a first year graduate student pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Screenwriting in UNO's College of Liberal Arts, is the first recipient of the Joseph Patrick Uddo Scholarship. The scholarship, which covers tuition and fees for a full academic year, was established in December, 2011 to honor the memory of a New Orleans native and his love of films and filmmaking.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    UNO Alumna and Steinway Artist to Perform on Campus

    University of New Orleans alumna Kadisha Onalbayeva, who was recently named a Steinway Artist, will perform on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the UNO Recital Hall at the Performing Arts Center. Her performance is part of the UNO Guest Artist and Alumni Series. It is free and open to the public.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    UNO Hosts Artist Dana Frankfort

    Internationally recognized artist Dana Frankfort visits the University of New Orleans next week as part of a Visiting Artist series hosted by the University's acclaimed Fine Arts Department. She will speak at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22 in the University's Fine Arts Department, Room 118, according to Kathy Rodriguez, a UNO fine arts instructor and manager of the UNO St. Claude Gallery.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    UNO's Musical Excursions Series to Return in Fall

    The University of New Orleans' award-winning Musical Excursions concert series will return after a one-year hiatus thanks to a $10,000 grant from two New Orleans family foundations.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    Greater New Orleans Writing Project Presents WriteFest 2013

    The Greater New Orleans Writing Project (GNOWP) at the University of New Orleans invites teachers, literacy professionals and school administrators to WriteFest 2013, an all-day conference focused on writing, creativity and the Common Core.

    Friday, January 11, 2013

    UNO Releases Results of Landmark Performing Arts Marketing Survey

    The price of admission to a ticketed performing arts event is the greatest barrier to attendance in New Orleans, according to a new citywide survey released by the University of New Orleans Graduate Program in Arts Administration. There is evidence, however, that if other marketing and communication issues are addressed, price could become less of a hindrance, according to the survey.

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    Capitalizing on Katrina: UNO Launches Post-Grad Certificate Programs in Hazard Planning and Hazard Policy Studies

    Ever-resilient and innovative, the University of New Orleans is capitalizing on its location in a "disaster-prone zone" to launch two new post-graduate certificate programs aimed at preparing local public servants, business people, educators and non-profit or faith-based organization leaders to respond with effectiveness in a crisis.

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

    Renowned Psychologist Visits UNO

    Internationally renowned psychologist Barry Schwartz visits the University of New Orleans this week, where he will address the moral quandaries posed by infinite choice. Schwartz, who is the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College, will give a talk entitled "The Tyranny of Freedom: How Too Much Choice Can Make Us Miserable" at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 in Room This Friday, December 7, Room 140 of the Liberal Arts Building. The talk is free and open to the public. It serves as the last talk of the University's Lectures on Liberty, a new series of lectures on moral and political thought brought this fall to UNO by Assistant Professor of Philosophy Christ Surprenant as part of the Alexis de Tocqueville Project.

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

    UNO Celebrates Gifting of St. Claude Gallery

    The University of New Orleans celebrates the formal donation of the UNO St. Claude Gallery, an off-campus fine arts gallery that houses many student, faculty and alumni exhibitions.

    Monday, December 3, 2012

    UNO Pays Homage to Literary Legend Ernest Gaines

    Grammy-Award winning trumpeter and University of New Orleans Professor of Professional Practice Irvin Mayfield, Jr. honored Louisiana storyteller Ernest Gaines on Friday with a star-studded concert honoring the author's life work. Before the concert, Gaines read from his novel, A Lesson Before Dying, at the University residence to the enjoyment of local literati, select UNO alumni, administrators and UNO President Peter J. Fos.

    Monday, December 3, 2012

    UNO's Irvin Mayfield, Jr. Taps into Cultural Community with "New Orleans as Discourse"

    Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, Jr. amplifies the University of New Orleans' connections with the city and brings local celebrities to campus in a course he teaches this spring.

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    UNO Faculty and Students Welcome Ithaca Mayor to New Orleans

    Svante Myrick, the mayor of Ithaca, NY, toured various New Orleans neighborhoods, met with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and will speak at a lecture tonight on an invitation from University of New Orleans professor Michelle Thompson.

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Southerly Gold and Kid Camera Project to exhibit at UNO St. Claude Gallery during Photo NOLA

    The UNO-St. Claude Gallery presents two exhibitions in the months of November and December.

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Arts Administration Students Take Theater Tour

    A group of students in the University of New Orleans graduate program in arts administration got a first-hand look at the New Orleans theater scene during a venue tour, which featured stops at four different theaters. Tony Micocci's theater overview class toured the Contemporary Arts Center, the Saenger Theatre, Le Petit Theatre and Anthony Bean Community Theater.

    Monday, October 29, 2012

    University of New Orleans Continues New "Lectures on Liberty" Lecture Series with Global Financial Strategist Peter Schiff

    The University of New Orleans continues a new lecture series on moral and political thought this week with a presentation by a renowned global financial strategist.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    UNO Launches 'Follow Me 2 UNO' Social Media Campaign

    The University of New Orleans today launched "Follow Me 2 UNO," a social media campaign aimed at engaging and recruiting prospective students. UNO students Emily Srofe and Brandan Bonds are at the center of the initiative in which they will try to enlist as many friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter to offer a first-person account of the life of a UNO student.

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    UNO Welcomes Pianist and UNO Alumnus Johnathan Lefcoski to Campus for Jazz @ the Sandbar

    The University of New Orleans welcomes pianist Johnathan Lefcoski to campus tonight to perform with the UNO Jazz Combos performing under the direction of two UNO faculty. The University's renowned Jazz @ the Sandbar series, a concert series that was founded by living legend, renowned pianist and jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis and pairs UNO students with professional musicians, runs every Wednesday this fall through Nov. 14.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    UNO Music Department Hosts Pianist Jeff Gardner for a Lunchtime "Meet the Artist" Workshop - Wednesday, Oct. 17

    The University of New Orleans welcomes renowned pianist Jeff Gardner to campus today for its Meet the Artist series, which will include a free lunchtime clinic led by Gardner.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    New Orleans Jazz Institute Commissions Three UNO Jazz Studies Professors for Fall 2012 Master's Series Oct. 16-25

    The New Orleans Jazz Institute honors New Orleans as the birthplace of jazz by commissioning several University of New Orleans professors for performances this week. For several semesters, NOJI has commissioned original jazz works by UNO professors Steve Masakowski, Victor Atkins, and Edward Petersen, said Cindy Scott, a UNO jazz studies alumna and well-known vocalist. The Fall 2012 NOJI Masters Series is the fifth of 10 jazz events celebrating the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's (NOJO) 10th anniversary.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Video Spotlights UNO's Role in Revitalization of Hoffman Triangle Neighborhood

    A new online video spotlights the role that the University of New Orleans Department of Planning and Urban Studies (UNO-PLUS) and WhoData have played in the revitalization of the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood of New Orleans. WhoData, which is supported by UNO-PLUS, is a collaborative community mapping application that enables residents to track and highlight properties that show indicators of blight.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    UNO Geography Professor Wins Award from International Honor Society

    University of New Orleans professor James Lowry is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from Gamma Theta Upsilon, the international honor society in geography

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    UNO-CHART Helps Residents of LaPlace Repair Their Flooded Homes to Prevent Future Damage

    A dozen University of New Orleans graduate students, staff and faculty affiliated with the university's Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology spent Saturday in LaPlace, La. distributing flyers throughout neighborhoods recently flooded during Hurricane Isaac.

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    UNO Professor of Management Receives Monte M. Lemann Award for Helping to Improve Civil Service in Louisiana

    University of New Orleans Professor of Management William P. Galle, Jr. is one of five Louisianians who received a "Lemann Award" at the 47th annual Monte M. Lemann Awards luncheon on Friday at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. The awards, presented annually by the Louisiana Civil Service League, are given to individuals outside the classified civil service system who have made major contributions to the advancement of the merit system of public employment in Louisiana, said Daniel E. Sullivan, executive vice president of the league. The award is named for Monte M. Lemann, a staunch defender of the merit civil service law in its formative years in Louisiana.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    UNO Department of Film and Theatre Screens Films This Semester for Enjoyment by the University Community

    UNO Department of Film and Theatre Screens Films This Semester for Enjoyment by the University Community.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    UNO Professors and Co-Authors to Participate in Book Launch and Community Event

    Two University of New Orleans sociology professors who are co-authors of a new book about survivors of Hurricane Katrina will participate, along with all the authors, in a community conversation and book launch at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., on October 20 from 5-7 p.m.

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    UNO Latin American Studies Program Hosts the 2012 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference Next Week

    The University of New Orleans Latin American Studies program hosts next Friday the 2012 Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    The UNO St. Claude Gallery Hosts "Iconic Choice" an Exhibit by Austrian Artists Ina Hsu and Wolfgang Wirth

    Two artists from Innsbruck, Austria will show their work this month at the University of New Orleans' Saint Claude Gallery.

    "Iconic Choice," featuring work by Ina Hsu and Wolfgang Wirth, is the 12th annual show of the UNO/Center Austria Artist Exchange.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    WhoData Releases First-of-its-Kind Road Home Map

    WhoData, a collaborative community mapping application supported by the University of New Orleans, has released a new map that identifies parcels of land in New Orleans whose owners received Road Home money to rebuild their dwellings.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    Greater New Orleans Writing Project Receives $20k Grant

    The Greater New Orleans Writing Project at the University of New Orleans has received a $20,000 federal grant to promote teacher professional development as part of the Supporting Effective Educator Development initiative.

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    UNO Distinguished Professor Will Deliver Keynote Lecture at 39th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies

    University of New Orleans Distinguished Professor of English Carol W. Gelderman heads to Washington, D.C. this month to deliver the keynote lecture at an annual conference on historical studies.

    The annual lecture series honors Letitia Woods Brown, who made her mark on Washington through her scholarly works and efforts to preserve sites of local and national importance to African-American history.

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Theatre UNO Launches "Suicide in the Key of Infomercial"

    Theatre UNO continues its commitment to student-written original work this week launching a production of a dark comedy written and directed by two recent UNO alumni and featuring an all-student cast.

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Trumpet the News! Jazz @ the Sandbar Returns to UNO Wednesdays This Fall

    The University of New Orleans gets into the swing of the fall semester Wednesday with a return of Jazz @ the Sandbar, a weekly opportunity for UNO students, faculty, staff and friends to enjoy musical performances by some of New Orleans' most prominent and up-and-coming musicians.

    Friday, September 28, 2012

    UNO Grad Student Wins Thelonious Monk Competition

    University of New Orleans graduate jazz studies student Jamison Ross took first prize in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition, awarded Sunday night at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

    Monday, September 24, 2012

    UNO Alumnus Brings Silent Films Back to Life

    David Pearson could perhaps be described as a quiet type. As a student at the University of New Orleans, he immersed himself for several years in the campus library, poring through hundreds of books about classic film. But even Pearson did not predict that within 10 years of graduation, he would become one of the nation's most highly regarded silent film experts.

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    UNO Arts Administration Graduate Program Prepares to Celebrate 30th Anniversary, Takes Pride in Student Success

    As the University of New Orleans graduate program in arts administration prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary, administrators are taking pride in the recent hiring of graduates in prominent positions in the greater New Orleans cultural community.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    Theatre UNO's Race Receives Early Recognition

    The cast and crewe had already received high honors before the curtains closed last week on Theatre UNO's production of the David Mamet play Race at the University of New Orleans.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    UNO Closes the Curtain on Race

    The cast and crewe had already received high honors before the curtains closed last week on Theatre UNO's production of the David Mamet play Race at the University of New Orleans.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Jazz Up Your Thursday Evening: UNO Hosts World-Renowned Trumpeters Irvin Mayfield, Jr. and Kermit Ruffins

    New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and this week the University of New Orleans has reason to celebrate. World-renowned American jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield Jr. is coming to speak on campus Thursday evening. Following his lecture, crowds are invited to head to the Sandbar at The Cove to enjoy a rocking evening with Kermit Ruffins and The Barbecue Swingers. Both events are free and open to the public.

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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

    For the second straight year, the University of New Orleans ranks among the universities whose students graduate with the lightest debt loads, according to U.S. News & World Report.

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    MFA Alumna Presents Solo Exhibition at UNO's St. Claude Gallery

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery presents this month "Flourish," a solo exhibition of work by M.F.A. alumna Christine Sauer.

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    Heartbeat of the Crescent City: UNO Debuts New Commercial on WWL-TV

    Does your heart pound with love and pride for your school? The University of New Orleans launched today a new television commercial that depicts UNO as "the Heartbeat of the Crescent City."

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    Recent UNO Alumna Wins Honorable Mention at Ogden Art Show

    A recent alumna of the University of New Orleans received an honorable mention this month for her work in a special exhibition showcasing the work of Louisiana artists.

    Friday, August 24, 2012

    UNO Jazz Studies Student Named a Semifinalist in World-Renowned Jazz Competition

    The New York Times heralded a University of New Orleans graduate student of jazz studies yesterday when he was named one of 12 semifinalists in the 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, a world-renowned competition that draws competitors from around the globe.

    Jamison Ross, 24, a graduate student in UNO's jazz studies program in the College of Liberal Arts, will compete next month at the Smithsonian Insitution in Washington, D.C. More than $100,000 in scholarships and awards are available.

    Friday, August 24, 2012

    UNO History Professor and WWNO Radio Host Co-Produced Seminar Series at Satchmo Summerfest 2012

    Famed jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong hailed from New Orleans, where he re-worked and performed songs such as "Ain't Misbehaving" or "Lazy River" and went by the nicknamed Satchmo.

    Who better to co-produce a series of seminars on Louis Armstrong for New Orleans' Satchmo Summerfest than a history professor and a radio producer and host at the University of New Orleans?

    Thursday, August 23, 2012

    Theatre UNO Announces Fall and Spring Performances

    Theatre UNO will kick off its 2012-2013 season next month with David Mamet's critically acclaimed play, Race. The show will debut Sept. 11 at UNO's Robert E. and Geri Nims Theatre in the Performing Arts Center on campus.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    Maestro! UNO Alumnus Wins National Award for Community Theater in Jefferson Parish

    University of New Orleans alumnus Dennis Assaf was honored last month with a Distinguished Merit Award from the American Association of Community Theatre for his work with Jefferson Performing Arts Society.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    Recent UNO Alumna Creates Award-Winning Film, Wins Best Director

    The spotlight continues to shine on Kd Amond, a screenwriter, director and producer who graduated from the University of New Orleans in June. With the help of 16 UNO students and alumni, the UNO alumna has created an award-winning film that continues to take home prizes.

    Monday, August 13, 2012

    UNO Will Host Fall Lecture Series on Moral and Political Thought

    Coming this fall to the University of New Orleans is a new lecture series that is aimed to promote scholarship and discourse in moral and political thought - and will draw speakers from around the nation.

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    UNO Fine Arts Faculty Showcase Their Work in Exhibit Aimed to Inaugurate the Academic Year

    University of New Orleans Department of Fine Arts faculty will present their work this month in a group exhibit of visual artwork. The show, entitled "Rejoin" kicks off the 2012-2013 academic year, "rejoining teachers and students" and showcasing department leaders' professional work.

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    UNO Named One of Newsweek's Most Affordable Colleges

    The University of New Orleans is one of the "25 Most Affordable Colleges," according to Newsweek's 2012 college rankings. The rankings are based on student debt and salary statistics. UNO ranks number 17 out of 25 institutions across the country.

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    On the Airwaves: UNO Experts Help NOLA Residents to Bike Easy

    Three experts from the University of New Orleans hit airwaves on Saturday morning, helping New Orleans residents to "Bike Easy."

    Monday, August 6, 2012

    UNO Visiting Artist and Resident Sculptor Showcases His Work at Whitney White Linen Night

    UNO Visiting Artist and Resident Sculptor Aaron McNamee is showcasing a solo show of work.

    His show, "Between the Pages" opens on Saturday, August 4, also known in New Orleans as Whitney White Linen Night, when thousands of residents and tourists flock to Julia Street in the city's Warehouse District to tour art galleries, while enjoying a cocktail or tasty tidbit or two. The show runs Saturday, August 4 through Saturday, September 24 at Heriard Cimino Gallery, 440 Julia Street, New Orleans.

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    UNO Faculty and Students Join the Ninth Ward Opera Company for Performances at UNO

    The University of New Orleans hosts two performances on Saturday by The Ninth Ward Opera Company. The New Orleans-based nonprofit opera company, named for a city ward devastated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is directed by UNO adjunct faculty and alumna Kathleen Westfall and includes several students, including graduate assistant Danielle Wilson.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    UNO Students, UNO Alumnus Selected for Statewide Art Exhibit at the Ogden Museum

    University of New Orleans fine arts students and a UNO alumnus are among artists selected to participate this week in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's statewide juried exhibition, Louisiana Contemporary.

    Monday, July 30, 2012

    Gift from Jazz Enthusiasts Establishes Brass Scholarship at UNO

    A $25,000 gift from jazz enthusiasts Nathan and Priscilla Gordon will establish the Gordon Scholarship in Brass at the University of New Orleans. The scholarship will support new undergraduate students who are majoring in jazz at UNO and demonstrate talent in playing a brass instrument.

    Monday, July 30, 2012

    UNO Graduate Student Named 2013 Louisiana Teacher of The Year

    A graduate student working toward her master's degree in English literature at the University of New Orleans has been named the 2013 Louisiana High School Teacher of the year. Amanda Baudot, a teacher at Hahnville High School in St. Charles Parish, received the honor during the Sixth Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration in Baton Rouge.

    Monday, July 23, 2012

    UNO Pianists Plan to Radiate the Eighty-Eights at 24th Annual New Orleans Piano Competition

    Eight UNO musicians - both current students and alumni - will take part in the 24th annual New Orleans International Piano Competition's kickoff concert Saturday. The show, entitled "Piano x Four and More," features selections from well-known symphonic works arranged for four grand pianos and is slated for 7 p.m. on July 21 at Loyola University's Roussel Hall.

    Friday, July 20, 2012

    UNO Alumnus Tops The Charts

    Nashville songwriter and University of New Orleans alumnus Jim McCormick is sitting high in the saddle this week. He co-wrote this week's number one country song in America -- and on Monday, saw another song that he helped to write released as a single by country rock mega-star Jason Aldean. That tune quickly soared past pop hits to number one on iTunes all-genre singles chart.

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

    UNO Alumni and Students Wrap Production on The Mourning Hills

    Holing up in the woods of Alabama with 11 University of New Orleans alumni and students could make your hair stand on end, according to Todd Campbell, who received his Master of Fine Arts in film production from the College of Liberal Arts. This week, Campbell and his team wrap production on his first feature film, The Mourning Hills.

    Friday, July 13, 2012

    UNO Graduate Student Compiles Report on Commercial Corridor Revitalization Programs

    University of New Orleans graduate student Alena Anderson has compiled a report on existing Commercial Corridor Revitalization Programs in New Orleans.

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    UNO Alumna Named New 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