College of Science News

    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

    UNO Earth and Environmental Research Doctoral Student Presents Research to Geological Society of America

    A University of New Orleans doctoral student has received an award from the Geological Society of America and will present his research at the group's annual meeting next month.

    Monday, September 16, 2013

    UNO Professor Gets NSF Grant to Train High School Teachers in Cybersecurity

    University of New Orleans computer science professor Golden Richard III was awarded an $87,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to intensively train high school teachers in information security. UNO received one of only six awards in the nation under this program.

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    First-Year Students at UNO Take Advantage of Strengths Quest

    First-year students at the University of New Orleans are taking advantage of a self-assessment tool designed to help them amplify their strengths in their academic and career pursuits.

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    UNO Named One of Nation's Best Institutions for Undergraduate Education by Princeton Review

    The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    New Heights: UNO Researchers Lead METALS Geology Trip

    Imagine, if you had grown up in inner-city New Orleans, never seen a mountain or glacier, and someone took you to California to see the 400-mile Sierra Nevada. What would you think?

    Monday, August 5, 2013

    S.T.E.M. Students Enjoy Shell Energy Camp at UNO

    During the first week of June, twenty high schoolers hoping to expand their horizons and learn more about science, technology, mathematics and engineering put canoes into the water at the University of New Orleans Coastal Education Research Facility located about 20 minutes from campus.

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    UNO Researchers to Be Featured on Discovery's Shark Week

    University of New Orleans researchers and students are slated to be featured in the Discovery Channel program "Voodoo Sharks," as part of Shark Week, the network's popular week-long series of shows dedicated to sharks. "Voodoo Sharks" will air Monday, August 5 at 9 p.m. on Discovery Channel.

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Summer of a Lifetime: UNO-AMRI/Chemistry 2013 Summer Research Program

    At 17, Lacie Duplessis is at the heart of scientific exploration surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and helping to solve problems that impact the ecosystem, economy and people of South Louisiana. The Destrehan High School senior spent her summer working in the research laboratory at the University of New Orleans Advanced Materials Research Institute as part of summer outreach program for students in science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

    Friday, July 26, 2013

    Hidden Gems: UNO Pegmatite Researchers Dig for Minerals in New England

    A group of earth and environmental scientists from the University of New Orleans recently hosted the sixth annual international meeting of pegmatite researchers.

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    UNO Psychology Professor Named Chairperson of NIH Peer Review Group

    A University of New Orleans psychology professor has been named chairperson of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) peer review group. Laura Scaramella will chair the Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention study section of the Center for Scientific Review, which is the gateway for NIH grant applications and their review for scientific merit.

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    UNO Chapter of Golden Key International Honor Society Gains Momentum

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos became an honorary member of the Golden Key International Honor Society this week as the UNO chapter reinvigorated with a jolt of new leadership. Golden Key recently held its first new member recognition event at UNO in more than a decade. The 147th Golden Key Chapter UNO was originally chartered on April 17, 1990, but until recently the group has been inactive, officials said. Restarting the chapter is part of a new era at UNO.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    Making Waves: UNO Physics Professor Wins National Prize for Work in Acoustics Education

    A University of New Orleans physics professor who teaches a course designed to improve musicians' understanding of sound waves and how they work has won a national prize designed to honor improvements in acoustics education.

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    American Society of Clinical Pathologists Recognizes Incoming UNO Alumni Association President

    The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently recognized incoming University of New Orleans International Alumni Association President Fred Rodriguez for his contributions to the organization and to his field.

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    A Laboratory at the University of New Orleans Is Officially the Coolest Place in the South

    A laboratory at the University of New Orleans Advanced Materials Research Institute is officially the coolest place in the South.

    Monday, June 17, 2013

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

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

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    UNO Alumnus Named One of LSUHSC Medical School's Alumni of the Year

    A University of New Orleans alumnus is one of three medical doctors named 2013 Medical Alumni of the Year by LSU Health Sciences Center. He is president-elect of the UNO alumni association.

    Thursday, June 6, 2013

    Summer Outreach Program for High School S.T.E.M. Students Starts Next Week at UNO

    A summer outreach program designed to advance research skills of minority science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) students starts next week at the University of New Orleans.

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    UNO Partners with Benjamin Franklin High School to Offer Dual Enrollment Math Courses Using Khan Academy Videos

    The University of New Orleans plans to partner this fall with Benjamin Franklin High School to offer high school students pre-calculus algebra training for college credit. As added instruction, UNO faculty will use online YouTube videos made by the Khan Academy, which allow students to review the material at their own pace and at home.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    UNO Honors Program Celebrates High Achievement

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

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    UNO Honors Program Seeks to Expand

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

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    Three UNO Undergraduate Psychology Students Win Research Grants from UL System Board of Regents

    Three University of New Orleans undergraduate students of psychology received grants this month from the University of Louisiana System's Board of Regents. Together the women won nearly $15,000 in prizes participating in the board's 3rd Annual Supervised Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) competition.

    Monday, May 13, 2013

    UNO Hosts Third Annual Shell STEM Showdown

    High school students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics showed up to show down last week at the University of New Orleans, where University students, faculty and administrators, together with Shell Oil Company and Viva Technology's Great Minds in STEM, put on an all-day competition designed to show off students' skills. Shell Oil has an interest in exciting and developing young students, officials said.

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    UNO Physics Student Assists on "Remember Sunday," A Hallmark Television Movie Airing Sunday

    University of New Orleans undergraduate and physics major Isaac Meisenheimer is on his second career. After spending 10 years in the film industry, where he moved his way up the ladder to writing and directing films, he decided to go to college to study astronomy and physics. When movie producers recently contacted the University of New Orleans for help with a television film, administrators knew exactly who to turn to for help.

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    UNO Physics Department Hosts Einstein Week

    Einstein Week takes root today at the University of New Orleans, a three-day celebration of science that begins and ends with a big bang. Three key events are planned this week to get the UNO community interested in the magic of science, said Isaac Meisenheimer, president of the University chapter of the Society of Physics Students. SPS is hosting the three-day event with help from physics department faculty and other members of the College of Sciences.

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    UNO Computer Science Department Hosts State's First "Music Hackathon"

    The University of New Orleans Computer Science Department partners this week with the Louisiana Technology Council and a group of local web developers and computer programmers to host the state's first "Music Hackathon."

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    Chemistry Professor Awarded $450,000 Grant to Study Behavior of Charged Molecules in Water

    University of New Orleans chemistry professor Steven Rick has been awarded a 3-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the behavior of charged molecules in water and other solutions. The research is important to a wide range of medical and technological areas including drug development for treatment of life-threatening degenerative diseases and the creation of more energy efficient storage materials such as those used in electric vehicles.

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    Physicist, Cosmologist and Best-Selling Author Lawrence Krauss Comes to UNO Campus

    The University of New Orleans Society of Physics Students and Student Government bring to campus next week theoretical physicist, cosmologist, physicist and best-selling author Lawrence Krauss for a lecture on the origins of the universe and human existence.

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    UNO Rolls Out "Academic Days"

    Chemistry Academic Day is underway at the University of New Orleans, where approximately 30 area high schoolers aspiring to be chemistry majors will get an inside look at the University's program.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    UNO Adds Concentration in Game Development

    The University of New Orleans Department of Computer Science will offer a new concentration in game development. The concentration was approved by the university curriculum committee.

    Thursday, March 14, 2013

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

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

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    UNO Hires New Director of Institutional Research and Data Management

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

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    President Fos Named to Committee of 100

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

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    UNO Chemistry Student Creates Chemical Compounds Presented at InnovateUNO

    More than 50 students participated on Friday in the University of New Orleans first juried undergraduate research competition, a showcase event designed to expose undergraduates to scholarly research competitions and put them on a path to pursuing graduate work and attaining grant funding.

    Monday, March 4, 2013

    Inaugural InnovateUNO Sends Fifteen Presentations to UL Academic Summit

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

    Monday, March 4, 2013

    UNO Physics Students Share Knowledge Through Community Outreach Program

    Physics students at the University of New Orleans are making strides to encourage development of science skills and interest among youngsters in the Greater New Orleans community.

    Monday, February 25, 2013

    Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair Coming to the University of New Orleans

    The 2013 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) will be held at University of New Orleans Feb. 26-28. More than 350 middle and high school students from metro New Orleans will display the results of their scientific inquiry

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    UNO Hosts Annual Symposium on Advanced Materials Research

    The University of New Orleans Advanced Materials Research Institute works with research institutions from around the world that are focused on materials science?and this month UNO-AMRI brings leading scientific minds to campus for its annual AMRI Review and Mardi Gras Symposium. The conference takes place Thursday-Friday, Feb. 7-8, 2013.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    UNO Researcher Earns Grant to Invent Real-Time Testosterone Testing Device

    A University of New Orleans psychology professor has been awarded a $19,850 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to invent a testosterone-testing device that will be able to deliver accurate results in real time. Elizabeth Shirtcliff, early research professor of psychology, is the principal investigator on the project. She is working with researchers from Oasis Diagnostic Corporation in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Thursday, January 24, 2013

    UNO Researchers Discover Way to Delay Symptoms of Deadly Huntington's Disease

    Researchers at the University of New Orleans have discovered a way to significantly delay the symptoms of Huntington's Disease in mice carrying the human Huntington's Disease gene. Huntington's Disease is an untreatable, incurable and fatal disease that causes certain nerve cells in the brain to waste away. The research is published in the online journal PLOS (Public Library of Science) ONE. "I believe that these findings are important because they may lead to the development of the first treatment for this horrible disease," said Gerald LaHoste, associate professor of psychology.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    UNO Sigma Gamma Epsilon Chapter Announces Inductees

    The University of New Orleans chapter of the Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon announced this week new inductees into the honor society established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the earth sciences. The society aims to help members advance their scholastic, scientific and professional goals and build relationships among peers studying earth sciences at other colleges and universities.

    Thursday, January 17, 2013

    UNO Biologist Awarded $600K Grant to Study Light Harvesting Proteins in Bacteria

    University of New Orleans professor Wendy Schluchter was awarded a 4-year $632,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study light harvesting proteins in bacteria. The project has a wide variety of applications including the development of tools that can aid all types of cell biology research, including research into how diseases like cancer occur, according to Schluchter. Schluchter's research focuses on cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, which are the base of the food chain and use light from the sun to obtain energy. Cyanobacteria often grow in the ocean where other organisms higher in the food chain depend on them, but cyanobacteria are also competing with other photosynthetic organisms for the low amounts of light that can penetrate deeper in the ocean.

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

    UNO Appoints New Director of University Honors Program

    University of New Orleans Senior Associate Vice President Merrill Johnson announced today the appointment of a new director of the UNO Honors program.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012

    UNO Launches 'Follow Me 2 UNO' Social Media Campaign

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

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    UNO Awarded Nearly $1 Million for Central African Conservation Project

    The University of New Orleans will receive $966,350 from the National Science Foundation for its role in a project to conserve biodiversity under climate change in Central Africa. The total grant is for $4.95 million for a period of five years and was awarded through the agency's program in Partnerships for International Science and Education.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Hands On: UNO's Graduate Chemical Society Helps to Educate Students At Akili Academy of New Orleans

    The Graduate Chemical Society at the University of New Orleans is reaching out to the local community and helping to educate elementary school children this fall. Already this year, UNO graduate students of chemistry have worked with more than 150 students at Akili Academy of New Orleans, introducing them to the world of science through fun and exciting hands-on experiments.

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    UNO to Create Mobile Apps for Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

    The University of New Orleans was awarded a 3-year, $482,000 contract by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to develop, test and produce a suite of mobile applications that will put valuable information at the fingertips of anglers and oyster farmers.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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

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

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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

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

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    Board of Regents Approves Name Change, Expanded Focus of UNO Doctoral Program

    The State of Louisiana Board of Regents has approved a University of New Orleans plan to change the name and focus of its doctoral program in conservation biology to integrative biology. The doctoral program in integrative biology will begin in January 2013.

    Friday, August 24, 2012

    UNO Biologists Release Study on Effects of Hypoxia on Salt Marsh Fish

    Most animals require oxygen for part or all of their life cycle, yet many fish and other aquatic animals may encounter low oxygen, or hypoxia, in their natural environment for periods ranging from a few hours to several weeks.

    How do they survive and what are the biological consequences of prolonged exposure to low oxygen? These are questions addressed by researchers at the University of New Orleans and their colleagues at the University of Delaware's School of Marine Science and Policy in a study released this month in the Journal of Fish Biology, a leading international peer-reviewed journal.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    UNO Professor Awarded Grant to Study How Sunlight Transforms Oil

    University of New Orleans professor Matthew Tarr has been awarded a research grant from the BP-sponsored Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to study how sunlight transforms oil. Tarr is a professor and chair of the chemistry department at UNO.

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

    UNO Named One of Newsweek's Most Affordable Colleges

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

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    UNO-AMRI Spearheads Discoveries Expected to Substantially Increase Data Storage Capacity

    Research that started several years ago at the University of New Orleans has led to groundbreaking discoveries expected to substantially increase data storage capacity -- allowing cell phones, computer hard drives, memory flash drives and other technological devices to increase their storage capabilities six-fold, while becoming cheaper, lighter and more-energy efficient.

    Friday, August 3, 2012

    UNO Graduate Student Takes First at National Computer Programming Contest

    A graduate student pursuing his doctorate in computer science at the University of New Orleans placed first last week at a national science and engineering conference.

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    UNO Ignites Ingenuity with Summer Outreach Programs by Advanced Materials Research Institute

    Working in state-of-the-art laboratories alongside experienced scientists, young minds from the greater New Orleans area have been hard at work this summer learning to conduct research in sciences related to the study of advanced materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology, the study and application of extremely small things.

    Monday, July 23, 2012

    UNO's Chemical Graduate Society Creates Fun for Kids

    UNO's Chemical Graduate Society Creates Fun For Kids at Super Science Saturday