College of Science News

    The Number of Prospective Students Attending UNO's Largest Open House of the Year Nearly Doubles

    This year, the University of New Orleans' largest annual open house got even larger. More than 850 visitors, including 409 students and 448 guests, flocked to Get to Know UNO on Nov. 19 to learn about the University's degree offerings, academic culture and extracurricular opportunities. It was the largest attendance in more than 10 years and represented a 48 percent increase over 2015 student attendance figures, said Brett Hornsby, assistant director of orientation and communications.

    Monday, December 5, 2016

    UNO Provides Rich Research and Growth Opportunities for Students Ready to Seize Them, Says Computer Science Major

    University of New Orleans sophomore Banan Ibrahim isn't leaving anything to chance. Each semester, the 19-year-old computer science major and honors student takes 17 to 18 hours of classes and whenever an opportunity arises to advance her expertise, she takes it. "I've had so many opportunities here," she says of UNO.

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    University of New Orleans Participates in 9th Annual Fall Undergraduate Research Invitational

    Several University of New Orleans students took part in the 9th Annual Fall Undergraduate Research Invitational, which was hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Honors Program and held Nov. 18-19, 2016 at the Lafayette campus.

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Actor and Disability Advocate Daryl "Chill" Mitchell to Serve as University's Fall Commencement Speaker

    Actor and disability advocate Daryl "Chill" Mitchell will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' fall commencement ceremony on December 16, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Lakefront Arena.

    Friday, November 18, 2016

    Two University of New Orleans Research Projects Earn Exploratory Grants from Gulf Research Program

    Two University of New Orleans research projects have earned exploratory grants from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The grants, which total nearly $800,000, are intended to jump-start innovative approaches to challenges in regions with offshore oil and gas operations. One project involves creating a citizen science program to collect quantitative beach and tar ball data for oil spill planning and response in coastal regions. It is a two-year $481,000 project under the direction of Mark Kulp, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences. In the second project, researchers will collaborate with members of the United Houma Nation to document how environmental stressors affect the livelihoods of these communities and to shape mitigation strategies for their coastal lands. The two-year $312,000 project is directed by Tara Lambeth, assistant director of UNO's Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART).

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    UNO's Stephen Ware Recognized as Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year by Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators

    The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators has selected Stephen Ware, assistant professor of computer science at the University of New Orleans, the post-secondary teacher of the year for the organization's Region 1.

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    UNO Awards Research Grants to 20 Undergraduate Students

    Twenty University of New Orleans undergraduate students have been awarded grants to conduct research in their fields of study under a faculty mentor. More than 120 students applied for the sought-after Privateer Undergraduate Research and Scholarly UNO Experience awards. Organized by the Center for Undergraduate Research/Office of Research, the program aims to introduce all UNO undergraduate students to research opportunities and to provide a mechanism for students to find faculty research mentors

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    UNO Pediatric Sleep Expert Sonia Rubens Studies Link Between Trauma, Sleep and Behavioral Issues

    Sonia Rubens, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Child and Adolescent Resilience Lab (CARe) at the University of New Orleans, says that sleep issues in children can continue to have ramifications for child development long after the early years when parents find themselves stressing over naps and nighttime wakefulness. Rubens' research draws connections between children's sleep patterns and day-to-day stress management while delving further into the relationship between sleep deprivation, trauma and childhood behavioral issues.

    Friday, November 11, 2016

    Tarr Named Eurofins Professor of Analytical Chemistry

    The University of New Orleans and Eurofins Scientific, Inc. have announced that Matthew Tarr has been named the Eurofins Professor of Analytical Chemistry. The endowed professorship will help drive a curriculum aimed at preparing biotechnology students for productive careers in the bioanalytical arena. The professorship will be funded by Eurofins and matching state funds.

    Monday, November 7, 2016

    John W. Nicklow Is Formally Installed as Seventh Leader of the University of New Orleans

    John W. Nicklow on Wednesday was formally installed as the University of New Orleans' seventh leader before a crowd of roughly 500, including leaders in academia, business and politics. Selected as UNO president in March by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, Nicklow has been serving in the role nearly eight months. But, in the tradition of academia, the investiture ceremony held on the lawn facing the stately columns of the University's Earl K. Long Library, marked the official start of a new chapter in UNO's 58-year history. Dan Reneau, interim president of the University of Louisiana System, placed around Nicklow's neck the so-called "presidential chain of office," a medallion bearing the names of all of UNO's seven leaders.

    Thursday, November 3, 2016

    UNO Celebrates International Education Week with Events Showcasing Study Abroad

    The University of New Orleans is celebrating International Education Week, a national initiative sponsored by the Departments of State and Education. The week-long event series highlights the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    Introducing 'Silver & Blue': UNO's Magazine Has a New Name, Fresh Look and Great Reads

    The University of New Orleans' favorite publication for alumni, students and friends is fresh off the presses with a new name and a revived look.

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    New Walking Club Spurs UNO Faculty and Staff to Partner in Fitness

    The President's Cross Campus Walkers, a walking club formed by University of New Orleans President John Nicklow in collaboration with the Department of Recreation & Intramural Sports, aims to encourage fitness and camaraderie among University employees.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    UNO Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

    Innovative application of high impact educational practices at the University of New Orleans has earned the University recognition among the nation's Colleges of Distinction, a national guide that highlights exceptional learning opportunities at top schools. UNO is the only public institution in Louisiana to be named a College of Distinction.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    UNO Career Fair Draws Hundreds, Connecting Students with Employers

    The University of New Orleans' fall Career Fair last month drew 130 employers and about 550 students seeking employment and internships.

    Monday, October 17, 2016

    UNO International Alumni Association to Honor Distinguished Alumni and University Leadership

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association will honor distinguished alumni and university leadership at its annual Distinguished Alumni Gala on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the National WWII Museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    UNO Awards 2016 Research Prizes to Three Faculty Members

    The University of New Orleans has awarded its 2016 Research Recognition Prizes to three faculty members. Leonard Spinu, professor of physics, won the Research Excellence Prize; Irfan Ahmed, assistant professor of computer science, won the Early Career Research Prize; and Wendy Schluchter, professor of biological sciences, won the Competitive Funding Prize.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    UNO Chemist Awarded $50,000 from NSF to Transform Undergraduate Education

    A University of New Orleans faculty member has been awarded $50,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to transform the teaching of undergraduate level chemistry and biology by working with a broad coalition of science, education and industry experts to establish a new standard for degree programs that integrates computational science into the basic curricula.

    Friday, October 7, 2016

    University Launches 'UNO25' to Highlight High-Impact Alumni Businesses

    The University of New Orleans has launched "UNO25," an initiative designed to identify, recognize and celebrate 25 high-impact businesses that are owned or led by alumni of the University.

    Monday, October 3, 2016

    University of New Orleans Professor Introduces Covington Sixth Graders to Chemistry

    At Lee Road Junior High School's Science Day, University of New Orleans chemistry professor Matt Tarr used Diet Coke, Mentos and ice cream to teach 100 sixth graders about states of matter.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    University of New Orleans Ranks Best in State in Early Career Salaries

    University of New Orleans alumni were found to have the highest average early-career salaries among graduates of all four-year public and private colleges in Louisiana, according to a new report from Payscale.com.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    UNO 'Building Foundation for Success,' President Nicklow Tells Faculty, Staff During State of the University Address

    The University of New Orleans is making measurable strides toward improving enrollment, increasing research and strengthening partnerships thanks to the efforts and dedication of hardworking employees.That's the message President John Nicklow shared with faculty and staff Thursday, Sept. 22, during his biannual State of the University Address. "We exist and are making great strides because of the work of each and every one of you," Nicklow said. "You make me proud to be your teammate."

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Four Finalists for UNO Provost Share Ideas, Plans During Open Forums

    Four people have been named finalists in the University of New Orleans' search for a new provost. The person who fills the position will succeed interim provost Norm Whitley, who took over when John Nicklow was named the University's new president. The new provost will report directly to the president and will serve as UNO's chief academic officer, providing vision, leadership and oversight for all academic programs, enrollment management and information technology. Each finalist was asked to participate in an open forum interview with faculty, staff and students. Here, we will bring you highlights from each of those Q&A sessions.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    UNO Makes U.S. News & World Report's Least Debt List for Sixth Straight Year

    For the sixth straight year, the University of New Orleans ranks among the universities whose students graduate with the lightest debt loads, according to U.S. News & World Report. UNO is the only Louisiana institution to make the list in the category of national universities.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    UNO and Delgado Sign Agreements to Boost Educational Attainment and Transfer Rates

    The University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College have signed two agreements that are designed to boost educational attainment and transfer rates between the two institutions. University of New Orleans President John Nicklow and Delgado Community College Chancellor Joan Davis participated in a signing ceremony on UNO's campus.

    Friday, September 9, 2016

    Mars Rover Curiosity Replica Coming to UNO, First Public Exhibit in Louisiana

    The University of New Orleans wants to take you closer to Mars. A $75,000 replica of the Mars Rover Curiosity, a car-sized robot that has been collecting information from the surface of the Red Planet since 2012, is coming to UNO's campus this month. The half-sized model of the six-wheeled, one-ton Curiosity will be on display at the University Center Sept. 22-23 for viewing by school groups and open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 24--its first-ever public display in Louisiana.

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    University of New Orleans Named One of Nation's Best Colleges by The Princeton Review

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features UNO in the new 2017 edition of its flagship college guide, "The Best 381 Colleges." The University of New Orleans is one of only three public institutions in Louisiana to make the list.

    Friday, September 2, 2016

    UNO Computer Science Faculty Awarded More Than $500k for Vital Research

    Turning algae into biofuel. Helping NASA do a better job sharing information about its patented work. And strengthening cybersecurity education using cutting-edge techniques. These are just three of the latest projects University of New Orleans' Department of Computer Science researchers are working on thanks to new grant funding totaling more than $500,000.

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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

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

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

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

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

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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

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

    Friday, August 12, 2016

    In With the Shrimp, Out with the Turtles: UNO Earns Grant to Improve Nets

    The University of New Orleans has been awarded a $232,559 grant to design a device that effectively protects sea turtles from being captured in small shrimping nets. Though federal law has long required shrimpers to use such instruments--called turtle excluder devices or TEDS-- in their nets, the technology has been limited to use by shrimpers using vessels longer than 25-feet with nets designed for fishing deeper waters. Shrimpers using smaller nets in shallower waters inshore have no effective options that enable them to keep the shrimp in and the turtles out, said Martin O'Connell, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences and director of the Nekton Research Laboratory at UNO's Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences.

    Friday, August 12, 2016

    In Memoriam: Former UNO Biology Professor Roberta Odell-Smith

    Roberta O'Dell-Smith, who taught biology at the University of New Orleans for nearly 20 years, died July 7, 2016, in Metairie, La. She was 86. O'Dell-Smith was a beloved professor known for her ability to explain complicated scientific concepts with passion.

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    Computer Science Professor Wins $300,000 NSF Grant to Improve Cybersecurity Education

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Vassil Roussev will use a two-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve the delivery of cybersecurity education. The development of an automated platform will allow instructors to spend more time teaching students and less time on managing and grading assignments.

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Computer Science Professor Wins $157,000 NSF Grant to Study Narrative Intelligence

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Stephen G. Ware has been awarded a one-year $157,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to teach computers how to tell and adapt stories automatically for training simulations and video games. Ware, an assistant professor of computer science, and his students in his Narrative Intelligence Lab will try to address a specific computer storytelling problem. They will research how a computer uses reason about what characters know and do not know, and how their knowledge changes over time.

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Science and History Collide in Teacher Training Program Crafted by National World War II Museum and UNO

    Twenty-eight middle school teachers visited the University of New Orleans as part of a six-day training program called "Real World Science: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," held July 17-22. The program is a collaboration between UNO and the National World War II Museum that aims to give fifth- through eighth-grade teachers a stock-pile of ideas for how to effectively teach science using history as a guide. "Students who learn through experience and in the context of issues that they understand are more likely to retain the information and use it in the future," said Matthew Tarr, professor of chemistry and faculty fellow in the Advanced Materials Research Institute at UNO.

    Monday, July 25, 2016

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

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

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    University of New Orleans Ranked Among World's Top Universities

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

    Monday, July 11, 2016

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

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

    Friday, July 1, 2016

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

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

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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

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

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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

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

    Monday, June 27, 2016

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

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

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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

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

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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

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

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

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

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

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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

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

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    UNO Faculty and Staff Recognized for Service

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

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    UNO Confers Degrees on 900 Graduates

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

    Monday, May 16, 2016

    UNO Holds Kickoff Event for MoMENtum Initiative

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

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences Wins Grant to Support Watershed Education

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

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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

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

    Friday, April 22, 2016

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

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

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    UNO Chemistry Professor Featured in National Science Foundation Online Magazine

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

    Monday, April 18, 2016

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

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

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    UNO Wins $100,000 High-Performance Computing Cluster

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

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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

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

    Monday, March 21, 2016

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

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

    Friday, March 18, 2016

    UL System Board Names Nicklow Next UNO President

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

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Major Physics Players Gravitate Toward UNO for Einstein Week

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

    Monday, March 14, 2016

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

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

    Monday, March 14, 2016

    University Holds 4th Annual InnovateUNO

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

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

    UNO Biologist Gets Federal Grant for Sustainable Oyster Harvest Research

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

    Monday, February 22, 2016

    Committee Chooses Two Finalists for UNO Presidency

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

    Friday, February 19, 2016

    UNO Retains Carnegie Status as Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity

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

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

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

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

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    Committee Chooses Five Semifinalists for UNO Presidency

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

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    University Mourns Death of Physics Professor George Ioup

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

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    Lisa Verner Named New Director of UNO Women's Center

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

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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

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

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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

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

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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

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

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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

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

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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

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

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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

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

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    UNO Announces Center for Teaching Innovation

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

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

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

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

    Monday, December 21, 2015

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

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

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    Newest Issue of UNO Magazine Now Online and in Print

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

    Monday, December 14, 2015

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

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

    Monday, December 14, 2015

    University of New Orleans' Accreditation Reaffirmed

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

    Friday, December 11, 2015

    UNO Alumni Association Announces 2014-15 Excellence in Teaching Awards

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

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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

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

    Friday, December 4, 2015

    Fourteen UNO Students Inducted Into National Leadership Honor Society

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

    Friday, December 4, 2015

    UNO Signs Collaborative Agreement with Caribbean University

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

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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

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

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    UNO's Graduates Encouraged to Complete The Outcomes Survey

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

    Monday, November 30, 2015

    College of Business Faculty Member Named First Provost's Fellow

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

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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

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

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    UNO Space Day Plants STEM Seeds Among Area Middle Schoolers

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

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    UNO Celebrates International Week 2015

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

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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

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

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    UNO Presidential Search Committee Holds Public Forum

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

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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

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

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    Eurofins Scientific Establishes Internship and Scholarship Program for UNO Students

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

    Monday, November 2, 2015

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

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

    Monday, November 2, 2015

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

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

    Friday, October 30, 2015

    Eurofins Scientific Establishes Internship and Scholarship Program for UNO Students

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

    Thursday, October 29, 2015

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

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

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    Faculty Members Lead Field Trip for Coastal Scientists

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

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    UNO Student Wins Award at National Women in Physical Sciences Conference

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

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    UNO Computer Science Students Attend Grace Hopper Conference

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

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    Faculty Members Lead Field Trip for Coastal Scientists

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

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    UNO Student Wins Award at National Women in Physical Sciences Conference

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

    Friday, October 23, 2015

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

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

    Friday, October 23, 2015

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

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

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    UNO Alumni Association to Recognize Distinguished Alumni

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

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    Undergraduate Research Council Announces First-Ever PURSUE Awards

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

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    UNO Computer Science Students Attend Grace Hopper Conference

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

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Recent UNO Master's Student Wins Award at Geological Competition

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

    Monday, October 19, 2015

    In Memoriam: Retired Physics Professor Joseph Murphy

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

    Monday, October 19, 2015

    Second Annual UNO Alumni Week Celebrates University Through Series of Events

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

    Friday, October 16, 2015

    Recent UNO Master's Student Wins Award at Geological Competition

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

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    In Memoriam: Retired Physics Professor Joseph Murphy

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

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    UNO Establishes Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics

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

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    UNO Establishes Joseph Canizaro and James Livingston Center for Environmental Informatics

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

    Friday, October 2, 2015

    UNO Professor to Participate in White House Citizen Science Forum

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

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

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

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

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

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

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

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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

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

    Friday, September 25, 2015

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

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

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

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

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

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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

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

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    UNO to Hold Public Lecture and Viewing for Total Lunar Eclipse

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

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    University Announces Eight Faculty Members Earn Promotions in 2015

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

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    University Announces Eight Faculty Members Earn Promotions in 2015

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

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    UNO Awards 2015 Research Prizes to Three Faculty Members

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

    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    UNO Awards 2015 Research Prizes to Three Faculty Members

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

    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    UNO Community Shows True Colors at Citywide Day of Service

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

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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

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

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    UNO President Announces Retirement in January 2016

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

    Monday, August 31, 2015

    UNO Community Shows True Colors at Citywide Day of Service

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

    Monday, August 31, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Holds Fall 2015 Convocation

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

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Holds Fall 2015 Convocation

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

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    New Students Arrive on Campus for Move-In Day

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

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    New Provost Nicklow Brings Collaborative, Analytical Approach to UNO

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

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

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

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

    Monday, August 3, 2015

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

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

    Monday, August 3, 2015

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

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

    Monday, August 3, 2015

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

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

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    UNO Hosts Core Element STEM Summer Camps for Students and Teachers

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

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    UNO Holds Second GenCyber Cybersecurity Program for Teachers

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

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    UNO Holds Second GenCyber Cybersecurity Program for Teachers

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

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015

    UNO Ranked Among World's Top Universities

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

    Monday, July 20, 2015

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

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

    Friday, July 17, 2015

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

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

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Festivities Kick Off 40th Anniversary of UNO-Innsbruck Program

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

    Monday, July 13, 2015

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

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

    Monday, July 13, 2015

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

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

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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

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

    Monday, July 6, 2015

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

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

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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

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

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    UNO's Scholarly Repository Marks One Millionth Download Milestone

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

    Friday, June 19, 2015

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

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

    Friday, June 19, 2015

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

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

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    UNO Attends University of Louisiana Day at the Legislature

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

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    UNO Gets Grant to Create Digital Media Lab

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

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    UNO Gets Grant to Create Digital Media Lab

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

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    University of New Orleans Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society

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

    Friday, May 8, 2015

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

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

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    UNO Chemistry Student Wins National Competition

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

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Google 'Security Princess' Offers Hacker Insights at UNO Lecture

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

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

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

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

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    UNO Chemistry Student Wins National Competition

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

    Friday, May 1, 2015

    Google 'Security Princess' Offers Hacker Insights at UNO Lecture

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

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    UNO's Excellence in Cyber Defense Research Reaffirmed

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

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO Professor Elected President of Southwestern Finance Association

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

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO's Excellence in Cyber Defense Research Reaffirmed

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

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    UNO Imperial Barrel Team Wins Regional, Advances to International Finals

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

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Google "Security Princess" Visits the UNO Information Assurance Program

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

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    UNO Imperial Barrel Team Wins Regional, Advances to International Finals

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

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Google "Security Princess" Visits the UNO Information Assurance Program

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

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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

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

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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

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

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    UNO Professor Gets Federal Grant to Expand Cybersecurity Training Program

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

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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

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

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    World-Renowned Astrophysicist Coming to the University of New Orleans

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

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt to Speak at UNO

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

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    UNO Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Poets Ralph Angel and Andy Young

    The UNO Creative Writing Workshop will host a reading by poets Ralph Angel and Andy Young on Wednesday, March 4, at 8 p.m., at the UNO Lakeside Campus, Liberal Arts Building, Room 140. uno2.uno.edu/maps/lakefront/ The reading will be followed by a Q&A, booksigning, and brief reception.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    UNO Computer Science Professor Earns Grant to Speed Up Digital Forensics

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Golden Richard is the recipient of a $153,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice to develop a faster approach to performing digital forensics on devices with large storage capacities. Digital forensics refers to the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    UNO Computer Science Professor Gets NSF Grant to Study Artificial Intelligence

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Stephen Ware has been awarded a two-year $138,000 grant by the National Science Foundation to develop artificial intelligence systems that interact more naturally with people.

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    The UNO GE Capital Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program Doubles in Size

    Computer science students at the University of New Orleans are crowing about a great new opportunity. One of the world's largest credit providers has trained nearly 30 student apprentices at high wages and is opening up more opportunity to get in to the company on the ground floor.

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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

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

    Friday, January 30, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Presents Katrina @ 10 Events and Summit

    Ten years ago this August, Hurricane Katrina devastated the region. Where are we as a city and a region 10 years later? The University of New Orleans Department will host a "Katrina@10" summit that will bring new films and leading speakers from around the region to campus this semester to explore how the city and region have changed.

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    UNO Psychologist Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Scientific Society

    University of New Orleans psychologist Paul Frick has won a lifetime achievement award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    UNO Biologist Selected for Prestigious Environmental Leadership Fellowship

    University of New Orleans biologist Nicola Anthony is one of 20 North American researchers awarded the 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellowship by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    Science as Art: UNO Graduate Student Takes Home Prize from Materials Research Society

    Research scientists at the University of New Orleans recently showed their artistic side when they participated in the "Science as Art" competition at the fall meeting of the Materials Research Society in Boston. UNO researchers received second place recognition for their submission "A Rose by Any Other Name."

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    James Carville Rouses Crowds at University of New Orleans Fall Commencement 2014

    Political commentator James Carville urged all who attended Fall Commencement 2014 at the University of New Orleans to stick together and take an active role in advocating for the university.

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    UNO Awards Research Prizes to Three Faculty Members

    The University of New Orleans announced that it has bestowed the 2014 UNO Research Recognition Prizes upon three faculty members. John Wiley, professor of chemistry, won the Research Excellence Prize; Malay Ghose Hajra, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, won the Early Career Research Prize; and Martin O'Connell, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, won the Competitive Funding Prize.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Four UNO Students Participate in Statewide Undergraduate Research Invitational Hosted by ULL

    Four undergraduates from the University of New Orleans recently participated in a statewide honors research invitational hosted by a sister university.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    UNO Alumni Help Lead Mayor's Plans to Celebrate City's 300th Anniversary

    Three University of New Orleans alumni will help to lead the city's 300th Anniversary Celebration, according to a statement issued by the mayor. Heading up the effort is Mark Romig, a 1978 alumnus who now heads the city's tourism and marketing corporation.

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    University of New Orleans Plans Memorial Service in Honor of Michael Mizell-Nelson

    The University of New Orleans has planned a memorial service on campus to honor a beloved professor who died this month of cancer.

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    The University of New Orleans Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society Initiates 40 new members

    The University of New Orleans Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society initiated 40 new members on Friday. Approximately 100 people turned out for the candlelight ceremony held in the University Center.

    Monday, December 15, 2014

    In Memoriam: Merritt C. Becker, Namesake of UNO Transportation Institute

    The namesake of the University of New Orleans' esteemed transportation research center has died.

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    Siegfried B. Christensen IV Memorial Scholarship Recipients Selected

    Five University of New Orleans chemistry students are the first recipients of the Siegfried B. Christensen IV Memorial Scholarships.

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    UNO President Peter Fos Announces Recommendations for Academic Restructuring

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos today announced his recommendations for restructuring and strengthening the University's academic programs.

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    Nicklow Selected as New UNO Provost

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that John W. Nicklow has been selected as the University's new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Nicklow has served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. The hire must be approved by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Nicklow is expected to begin his duties at UNO during the late spring of 2015.

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    University of New Orleans Gears Up for Giving Tuesday

    The University of New Orleans gears up for Giving Tuesday, with an appeal to alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to help support the state's only urban research institution.

    Monday, December 1, 2014

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

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

    Friday, November 21, 2014

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

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

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

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

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

    Friday, November 7, 2014

    Carville to Serve as UNO's Fall Commencement Speaker

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

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    UNO Expected to Get $1.8 Million through WISE Fund

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

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    UNO 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

    Student Awarded UNO Scholarship for Women in Computer Science

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

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    IBM Hosts Networking Event at UNO

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

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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

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

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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

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

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

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

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

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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

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

    Friday, September 19, 2014

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

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

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Latter & Blum Donates $100,000 to UNO

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

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

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

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

    Friday, August 29, 2014

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

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

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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

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

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    New Students at UNO Adopt the Privateer Promise

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

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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

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

    Monday, August 18, 2014

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

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

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    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 Hosts 2014 AMRI/Chemistry Summer Outreach Research Program

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

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    UNO Mathematics Department Hosts 2014 IABA Foundation Actuarial Boot Camp

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

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

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

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

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    NSA Announces UNO As Cyber Operations Center of Academic Excellence

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

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    University of New Orleans Hosts Fourth Annual Shell Energy Camp

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

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Governor Jindal Signs Legislation to Create New Workforce Incentive Fund

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

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    UNO Announces Plan for Academic Revitalization and Restructuring

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

    Friday, June 13, 2014

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

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

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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

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

    Monday, June 9, 2014

    UNO Receives $1.5 Million Grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

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

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

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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

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

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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

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

    Monday, May 12, 2014

    UNO College of Sciences Celebrates 41st Honors Convocation

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

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    UNO Doctoral Student Wins Award from International Precious Metals Institute

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

    Friday, May 2, 2014

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

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

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    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

    Fourth Annual Shell STEM Showdown Held at UNO

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

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Einstein Week at UNO Begins with a Bang

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

    Monday, April 14, 2014

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

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

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    In Memoriam: UNO Professor Stanley Leibo

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

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    UNO Student Takes Top Honors at State of the Coast Conference

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

    Friday, March 21, 2014

    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

    Schlumberger Donates $1.3 Million in Software to UNO

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

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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

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

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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

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

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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

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

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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

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

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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

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

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    UNO Computer Science Faculty Earn National Awards

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

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    UNO Professor to Lead Pioneering Field Course in Central Africa

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

    Thursday, November 14, 2013

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

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

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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

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

    Friday, September 27, 2013

    UNO Hosts Girl Scouts of Southeast Louisiana for STEM Extravaganza

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

    Thursday, September 26, 2013