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    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 Gets $800,000 NSF Grant to Conduct Advanced Manufacturing Research

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 5-year $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct advanced manufacturing research. UNO will join four other Louisiana universities--LSU, Louisiana Tech, Grambling and Southern--to establish the Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials.

    Friday, August 7, 2015

    UNO English Professor Wins $50,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

    University of New Orleans English professor Anne Boyd Rioux has won a Public Scholar award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    UNO 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

    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.

    Wednesday, July 1, 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 to Deliver U.S. Department of Transportation Innovation Lecture

    John Renne, the director of the Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute, will deliver the June 2015 U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Innovation Series lecture. The lecture, which will take place on Wednesday, June 17 in Washington D.C., can be live streamed via YouTube from noon-1 p.m. Central Standard Time.

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    UNO Attends University of Louisiana Day at the Legislature

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

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    UNO Gets $56,000 Public History Grant from Board of Regents

    The University of New Orleans Department of History has received a $56,000 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to enhance its ability to teach public history through digital techniques. The funds will allow the department to update its technology and use the new equipment to work on three public history projects.

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    UNO 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 Student to Participate in Arts Conference at Juilliard

    University of New Orleans graduate student Arielle Brown has been selected to participate in the Artist as Citizen Conference at The Juilliard School in New York City. Brown, who is pursuing a master's degree in theatre performance, is one of 60 visual and performing artists who were chosen. The conference, which will take place June 12-17, is presented by the nonprofit Artists Striving to End Poverty.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Fighting Spirit: Husband-Wife UNO Graduates Want to Turn Advocacy into Careers

    The news came 14 years ago, but there's no chance Melissa and Larry Mayeaux don't remember everything about it. Their daughter, Lauran, was born without any skeletal muscle below her neck. Doctors said it was the most severe case that they could find find anywhere in the United States. "We were told from day one that she wouldn't make it out of the hospital and that she probably wouldn't make it six days," Larry Mayeaux says. That prediction was wrong, as were the many subsequent ones that claimed Lauran's days were numbered. It wasn't that the bad news stopped coming, it was that the Mayeauxs stopped believing it.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    UNO Issues New Study on Community Banking Decline

    Representatives from the University of New Orleans and Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company revealed a new study on the decline of the U.S. community banking industry before a group of more than 20 industry stakeholders today. (Click here to view the full study.) The group convened at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center and was joined by U.S. Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, who chairs the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. Senator Vitter shared his personal insight regarding industry regulations and gathered feedback from attendees.

    Monday, May 4, 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

    The Friends of the UNO Library Raise Funds for New Books and Materials

    The Friends of the UNO Library this month held their semi-annual "Books and Brownies" fundraiser, a combination used book and bake sale, which in spring also includes a raffle. This year the popular raffle offered more than two dozen prizes and featured an Apple iPad mini, lunch for two at Commander's Palace, and a long list of gift certificates to music venues, restaurants, book stores and clothing shops. The event raised almost $5,000, all to be used to support the Earl K. Long Library on the UNO campus.

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    University of New Orleans Wears Jeans on Wednesday to Honor "Denim Day"

    Students, staff, faculty and administrators at the University of New Orleans will wear jeans to campus on Wednesday to honor Denim Day, an international symbol of protest against destructive attitudes about rape and sexual assault.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    UNO and Loyola to Hold Post-Katrina Education Forum

    The University of New Orleans and the Institute for Quality and Equity in Education (IQEE) at Loyola University New Orleans will hold a forum focused on the post-Katrina public education landscape in New Orleans. It will be held on Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center ballroom on UNO's campus. The event is free and open to the public.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    Seven UNO Students Receive Scholarship for Outstanding Service Learning

    Seven students were awarded $500 scholarships for outstanding Service Learning and community-based research during the first Office of Service Learning and Institutional Community Engagement Celebration Award night on Thursday.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    More than 80 UNO Musicians Will Perform at Jazz Fest 2015

    A quick look at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented by Shell schedule shows the University of New Orleans' dominance in the contemporary New Orleans music arena.

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    University of New Orleans Mourns Dr. Madelon Powers

    The University of New Orleans mourns a leading history professor and women's studies expert. Dr. Madelon Powers passed away last week after a struggle with cancer.

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    UNO's 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

    UNO Alumni Association Calls for Nominations for Distinguished Alumni

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association seeks nominees for its highest honor, the 2015 University of New Orleans Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni award.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    International Manufacturing Leader Visits UNO Campus

    The former leader of the largest blood bag manufacturing facility in the world visited the University of New Orleans last week and spoke to students in the College of Business Administration, as well as the UNO Model UN Delegation.

    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 Press Releases Newest Novel by Author Rick Barton

    A former provost and director of the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop has just released a new novel.

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    University of New Orleans Presents STEM Lecture for Undergraduate Majors

    The University of New Orleans presents two riveting lecutres next week designed to help introduce opportunities to students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Student Government Hosts Proud Privateers Recognition Banquet

    The University of New Orleans Student Government hosted its inaugural Proud Privateers Recognition Banquet last week. Student Government Vice President Jessica Willis (Senior, Interdisciplinary Studies - Healthcare Business) organized the event to be an intimate evening for student members of the Student Government to interact with faculty/staff outside of the classroom.

    Thursday, April 16, 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.

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    University of New Orleans Welcomes Presidential Scholars

    The University of New Orleans held a Presidential Scholars reception last week for top tier incoming freshmen for fall 2015.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    UNO Composition Professor Yotam Haber Performs with The Music Box's Roving Village in New Orleans City Park

    Internationally acclaimed composer and University of New Orleans professor Yotam Haber performs this month with The Music Box Roving Village, an up-and-coming moveable performance presented by The Helis Foundation at New Orleans City Park.

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Teachers and Students Celebrate Literacy and Community with the Release of When I Was Your Age

    On Saturday April 18th, the Greater New Orleans Writing Project and the Neighborhood Story Project will launch their new book, When I Was Your Age, a collection of short memoir essays by the teachers of Andrew H. Wilson Charter School. The book, edited by Sarah DeBacher, Ari Zeiger, and Abram Himelstein, is an inspiring trip down memory lane that bridges the generation gap between teachers and students: twelve educators share stories from their youth, proving that teachers "wear jeans...walk dogs...[and] have first names," just like ordinary people.

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Two Leading Writers - Rene Steinke and Sean Ennis

    Two leading writers - a National Book Award finalist and a top short story writer - visit the University of New Orleans this week at the invitation of the highly acclaimed University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop.

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar

    The University of New Orleans and Latter & Blum, Inc. will present the 2015 Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the New Orleans region on May 8. It will take place in the Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom in the University Center from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The annual seminar brings together representatives from a wide cross-section of the region's business, professional and civic communities.

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    UNO Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Faculty and Staff

    The University of New Orleans Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa honored devoted faculty and staff on Wednesday at an inaugural gala in the University Center ballroom.

    Thursday, April 9, 2015

    UNO Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Welcomes Spring 2015 Initiates

    The University of New Orleans Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society welcomed spring 2015 initiates on Wednesday at a special ceremony in the University Center ballroom.

    Thursday, April 9, 2015

    UNO Librarian Wins National Career Achievement Award

    University of New Orleans librarian Connie Phelps has been selected as the 2015 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant longstanding contributions to women's studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.

    Thursday, April 9, 2015

    UNO Hosts Screening of "The Essence of Life"

    Award-winning documentary director Anna Ferens visits the University of New Orleans for a screening of "The Essence of Life," a new film on the life and work of prominent geneticist Waclaw Szybalski.

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    UNO to Present Silent Movies with New Music

    The University of New Orleans' film and music departments are teaming up to present "Not-So-Silent Night," an evening of classic silent films accompanied by new music composed by UNO students and performed live. Guest musicians include the acclaimed New York-based group Contemporaneous as well as local standouts Jonathan Freilich, Steve Orejudos, Doug Therrien and Dieter Schodde. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Nims Theatre inside UNO's Performing Arts Center.

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    UNO Professor Picked for National Advertising Fellowship

    University of New Orleans marketing professor Elyria Kemp is one of 12 academics across the country to be selected for the Advertising Educational Foundation's 2015 Visiting Professor Program.

    Monday, April 6, 2015

    UNO-St. Claude Gallery Hosts Spring 2015 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Shows

    It's that time of year. The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery will host two concurrent Master of Fine Arts student thesis exhibitions during the month of April.

    Monday, April 6, 2015

    UNO College of Business Administration Hosts Entrepreneurship Week

    The University of New Orleans hosts Entrepreneurship Week this week at UNO, bringing entrepreneurs from all over the city to speak to students and faculty about successes and challenges.

    Monday, April 6, 2015

    Theatre UNO Brings Home Big Easy Award for Best University Production

    The University of New Orleans' award-winning theatre program took home a Big Easy Award in late March and saw about 40 alumni, students, faculty and staff nominated for awards in more than 20 categories.

    Monday, April 6, 2015

    Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Visits UNO

    The University of New Orleans enjoyed a visit last week from the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Evan Ryan, who spoke for one hour at a roundtable discussion on study abroad and international exchange, with particular emphasis on the popular Gilman and Fulbright educational scholarships. Assistant Secretary Ryan also discussed the impending launch of a new office dedicated to U.S. Study Abroad within the U.S. Department of State that will include new programming and initiatives, as well as address the importance of language study, particularly of languages deemed critical to national security, diversifying participation and destinations in study abroad, and setting and maintaining national standards for study abroad.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Restovic Named 2015 College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna

    Miranda Restovic, the president and executive director of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, has been named the 2015 University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna.

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    Theatre UNO Continues to Triumph

    The University of New Orleans' award-winning theatre program, Theatre UNO, continues to bring home prizes.

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    UNO Hosts Race, Gender and Class 2015 Conference

    The University of New Orleans opens its doors this week to host a "Race, Gender and Class" 2015 conference" co-hosted by the UNO Sociology Department, the Center for African and African American Studies, as well as the Sociological Association Race, Gender & Class Section at SUNO. The conference is being held at the University of New Orleans at the Homer Hitt Alumni and Visitor Center Ball Room, Lakefront Campus, Building 27.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    UNO Entry is Finalist in National Disaster Preparation Contest

    An entry from the University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) is a finalist in a national competition that seeks to identify innovative solutions in disaster preparedness. UNO-CHART is an applied social science hazards research center that collaborates with Louisiana communities.

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    The UNO Press Releases "Sketchbook" of Folk Artist Clementine Hunter

    On the morning of August 28, 2005, folk art collector Richard Gasperi faced evacuation from New Orleans -- and the prospect of choosing what to save from among 500 important works he had acquired during his lifetime. He chose Clementine Hunter's 1945 sketchbook, a deeply personal, thoughtful depiction of Creole life in the Cane River area of rural Louisiana. This month, with Gasperi's help, the University of New Orleans Press releases previously unpublished works by one of the South's most important artists.

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    UNO Survey: 81 Percent of Katrina-Damaged Homes Have Started or Completed Rebuilding

    A curbside survey conducted by the University of New Orleans Department of Geography found that 81 percent of damaged homes within the Hurricane Katrina flood zone of Orleans and St. Bernard parishes have begun or completed rebuilding or renovating.

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    Katrina@10: UNO Kicks Off Urban Resilience Lecture Series with Dean's Talk on Geotechnical Failures Resulting from Hurricane Katrina

    The University of New Orleans kicks off a Katrina @ 10 Urban Resilience Lecture Series this month with a talk by the University's new dean of the College of Engineering.

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    Greater New Orleans Writing Project Hosts WriteFest and 2015 National Writing Project Urban Sites Conference

    Every year, the Greater New Orleans Writing Project hosts WriteFest, an all-day conference focused on writing, creativity and teaching. This year, WriteFest will host the 2015 National Writing Project Urban Sites Conference.

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    UNO to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Innsbruck Program with Fundraiser

    The University of New Orleans will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School with an event that will raise funds for student scholarships.

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    UNO Electrical Engineering Student Takes 2nd Place in National STEM Competition

    University of New Orleans electrical engineering student Michael Flot Jr. took second place in a national science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition. Flot delivered an oral presentation about an automated growing system for plants that does not require soil and uses dramatically less water than normal farming methods. It is the focus of a senior design project for Flot and four classmates.

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    UNO to Present Honorary Doctorate to Gordon "Nick" Mueller

    The University of New Orleans will present Gordon "Nick" Mueller with an honorary doctorate during its spring 2015 commencement on May 15 at the Lakefront Arena. Mueller is a former history professor and administrator at UNO as well as a driving force behind the creation of The National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    Connecting "Kongo Across the Waters" to New Orleans: A Symposium Involving UNO Scholars and Graduates

    University of New Orleans researchers and graduate students will join with local colleagues to discuss new approaches to the long history of connections between New Orleans and Central Africa this Saturday at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA).

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    International Music Collective to Visit UNO

    The Dosti Music Project, an international music exchange featuring performers from three countries, will discuss its music and mission at the University of New Orleans on Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in room 317 of the Performing Arts Center.

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    Norman Finkelstein Lectures at UNO on the Future of Palestine

    Political scientist and activist Norman Finkelstein visits the University of New Orleans tomorrow to give a lecture on the future of Palestine.

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    UNO to Present Summit on Hurricane Katrina Recovery on March 27

    The University of New Orleans will hold a daylong summit on March 27 with a focus on the recovery and remaking of New Orleans a decade after Hurricane Katrina.

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop Brings Three Top Novelists to Campus Thursday

    The Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans brings three leading contemporary novelists to campus on Thursday. The Creative Writing Workshop hosts fiction writers Michael Pitre, Hannah Pittard and Katy Simpson Smith, "three of today's absolute best contemporary novelists (if you believe the reviewers for rags like The New York Times)," said director M.O. Walsh, who last month saw his own novel, My Sunshine Away, debut on The New York Times best-seller list.

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

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

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

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Midlo Center at UNO, Historic New Orleans Collection, Library of Virginia Present Joint Symposium on Domestic Slave Trade

    The Ethel and Herman L. Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans join the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Library of Virginia this month to present a joint symposium on the domestic slave trade.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    UNO Jazz Studies Program Introduces Line-Up for Spring 2015 "Meet the Artist" Series

    The University of New Orleans Jazz Studies program offers a diverse program of workshops for our students which are also open to the public. A slate of exciting musicians make up the spring 2015 "Meet the Artist" series.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Jazz @ the Sandbar Commences Wednesday with Shannon "King of Treme" Powell

    The University of New Orleans' acclaimed Jazz @ the Sandbar series takes center stage again Wednesday with a performance by Shannon "King of Treme" Powell.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    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

    UNO Education Professor Named Senior Research Fellow

    University of New Orleans education professor Alonzo Flowers has been named a senior research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness. Flowers will remain employed at UNO while working with a diverse set of scholars to bring research and policy together for the benefit of students.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    UNO Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Reading by Three Poets

    The UNO Creative Writing Workshop will host a reading by poets Megan Burns, Jonathan Penton, and Bernd Sauermann. The reading will involve refreshments, dolls, and books.

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    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

    Harvard Music Professor Will Lecture at UNO

    Harvard University music professor Emily I. Dolan will present the lecture "Instruments and Instrumentality" at the University of New Orleans on Friday, March 6 at 2 p.m. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Performing Arts Center's recital hall.

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Whitney Bank to Move into the UNO Research and Technology Park

    The University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation and Whitney Bank announced a 10-year, 104,000 square foot lease in the Information Technology Center #4 on the Lakefront. Whitney will occupy the entire building, which will house more than 300 associates supporting corporate services such as information technology, telecommunications management, distributed systems applications, accounting functions and training and professional development.

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    UNO Midlo Center Hosts Post-Katrina Panel Talk at Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

    The University of New Orleans Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies partners with the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival next month to revisit Hurricane Katrina. Reporters and storytellers will reflect on their responsibilities and share perspectives on the city 10 years after the crushing storm.

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    Encore Presentation! Theatre UNO Receives NOTA Grant, Performs Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo at Rivertown Theater

    Thanks to an $8,000 grant from the New Orleans Theatre Association, the University of New Orleans' award-winning theatre program Theatre UNO this weekend offers a special encore presentation of its acclaimed production of Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Center Austria Hosts Lecture on Post-Katrina Plight of New Orleans Jazz Pianists

    Center Austria hosts this week at the University of New Orleans a broadcaster who has written a book about the plight of jazz pianists from New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    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 Professor Pens Open Letter to Nigerian President

    University of New Orleans professor Niyi Osundare has penned an open letter to Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, encouraging the leader to distance himself from militants who have threatened civil war in the African nation if Jonathan is not reelected. The letter, which was originally published on the news website Sahara Reporters, has elicited an enormous response from Nigerians and the Nigerian diaspora community.

    Thursday, February 12, 2015

    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

    UNO Hosts Lecture on Catalan Independence

    A law professor and European Union specialist from the University of Miami comes to campus this month to discuss Catalan independence and other separatist movements.

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    University of New Orleans Celebrates Launch of My Sunshine Away

    The University of New Orleans is celebrating this week over the highly anticipated launch of My Sunshine Away, a debut novel by the director of the University's Creative Writing Workshop that is expected to be one of the best books of 2015.

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    University of New Orleans Writing Workshops Abroad Hosts Writing Contest

    The University of New Orleans hosts a writing contest that will help students attend a UNO Writing Workshop in Ireland or Italy this summer.

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    Hyatt Regency New Orleans Donates to UNO Music Department

    The Hyatt Regency New Orleans donated $500 to the University of New Orleans Department of Music. The money was raised during a month-long musical showcase that featured a number of UNO student and alumni performers.

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    Spring 2015: UNO-St. Claude Gallery Hosts Two Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

    Now that Prospect 3.0 is over, the University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery will begin its spring exhibition programming with two concurrent Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibitions.

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    Three University of New Orleans Education Alumnae Named Jefferson Parish Public School Systems "Principal of the Year"

    Jefferson Parish Public Schools System named three Principals of the Year yesterday - and all three honorees are alumnae of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development.

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    UNO Music Director Receives Germaine Bazzle Award

    A University of New Orleans music professor who is chair of the University's music department over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday received an important local music award.

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    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

    UNO Fine Arts Gallery Hosts "Resilience: The Healing Power of Art"

    The University of New Orleans Fine Arts Gallery hosts work by LSU School of Art Graduate students this month in an exhibition called "Resilience: The Healing Power of Art."

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    UNO Hosts Lecture on Democratization of the Balkans

    The University of New Orleans Department of Political Science, the UNO Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Program and The World Affairs Council of New Orleans host a lecture in February on ongoing challenges in Eastern Europe.

    Friday, January 30, 2015

    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

    Ellipsis Is Seeking Submissions from UNO Students, Faculty, Alumni, Staff

    Creative types at the University of New Orleans are invited to submit their work by Thursday to an established student-run literary journal on campus with a 42-year-old history.

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    UNO Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Still Accepting Submissions for InnovateUNO

    The University of New Orleans Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is accepting submissions this week for InnovateUNO. Now in its third year, the juried undergraduate research contest is a great opportunity for students to show scholarly work and build their portfolios.

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Eleven UNO Students and Alumni Nominated for Pushcart Prizes

    Eleven students and recent alumni of the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop are now vying for the Pushcart Prize, an elite honor that recognizes the best stories, poetry and literary writing published in literary magazines each year.

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    UNO Celebrates Grand Opening of New International Center

    The University of New Orleans celebrated the grand opening of its new International Center, which will serve as a campus hub for the University's international programs and services.

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    Educators Participate in Greater New Orleans Writing Project's "Task Jam" at UNO

    Educators aiming to learn more about creating effective writing assignments will visit the University of New Orleans this weekend for a workshop led by the Greater New Orleans Writing Project. The free workshop on Saturday is part of a National Writing Project effort and is supported by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    Friday, January 16, 2015

    New Orleans Cultural Leaders Get on Board With UNO Arts Administration

    The UNO Arts Administration Program is pleased to welcome two of New Orleans' outstanding cultural leaders to its graduate level faculty for the spring semester.

    Friday, January 16, 2015

    UNO 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

    University of New Orleans Graduate Student Receives Jeri Nims Graduate Thesis Film Production Award

    A University of New Orleans graduate student received $10,000 and a star-studded personal tour of the University of New Orleans Nims Center Studios this month as a prize for creating the best thesis film in the UNO Film Department. On location were star actors from NCIS: New Orleans, currently the top television series in the U.S.

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    National Public Radio's Fresh Air Endorses UNO Press Book

    The University of New Orleans Press begins 2015 celebrating glowing reviews of its latest publication.

    Monday, January 12, 2015

    Living History: UNO Students Help National Park Service Celebrate Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans at Chalmette Battlefield

    Graduate students from the University of New Orleans public history program are helping the National Park Service this week to tell the story of the Battle of New Orleans in celebration of the battle's bicentennial.

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    UNO Alumni & Friends Give Over $50,000 through New Calling Center

    The Office of University Advancement launched the UNO Calling Center in September 2014 in an effort to reach out to and reengage alumni, parents and friends --and over the last three months current University of New Orleans students staffing the caller center have raised more than $50,000, University officials said.

    Friday, December 19, 2014

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

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

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    Macari Selected as New UNO Engineering Dean

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that Emir Jose Macari has been selected as the new dean of the College of Engineering. Macari is currently a professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the director of the California Smart Grid Center at California State University, Sacramento.

    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

    UNO Music Student Buys One-Way Ticket to Success

    Graduating senior Catherine "Catie" Rodgers is the first University of New Orleans undergraduate music student to perform with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Two University of New Orleans Students Win National Awards in Transportation

    Two University of New Orleans graduate students and researchers with the Merritt C. Becker, Jr. UNO Transportation Institute recently received 2014 Council of University Transportation Centers' National Student Awards.

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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

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

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    UNO Press Releases Talk That Music Talk

    The University of New Orleans Press, together with The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, the Neighborhood Story Project, and the Louisiana State Museum, proudly announces release of a new book on brass band music in New Orleans.

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    Graduating Fine Arts Seniors Showcase Their Work at the University of New Orleans Fine Arts Gallery

    Graduating fine arts students at the University of New Orleans showcase their work this month in a mixed media exhibition on campus.

    Thursday, December 11, 2014

    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 Alumni Association Announces 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Awards

    The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association announced that the winners of the 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Awards are Harsha Chacko; a professor of hotel, restaurant and tourism administration; and Leslie White; an associate professor of English.

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    Leading Cinematographer Michael Goi to Visit UNO

    Leading cinematographer Michael Goi visits the University of New Orleans on Sunday to talk to film students about the making of American Horror Story: Freak Show.

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    Nicklow Selected as New UNO Provost

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

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    University of New Orleans Gears Up for Giving Tuesday

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

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    UNO English Professor Wins Nigerian National Order of Merit Award

    University of New Orleans English professor Niyi Osundare will receive the 2014 Nigerian National Order of Merit Award, the nation's top prize in science, medicine, engineering/technology and the humanities. Osundare is a poet, dramatist and essayist and one of Nigeria's preeminent public intellectuals. He has authored 18 books of poetry, two books of selected poems, four plays, a book of essays, and numerous articles on literature, language, culture and society. An investiture ceremony will be held in his honor, along with the Annual Forum of the Nigerian National Order of Merit Laureates, in Abuja, Nigeria on Dec. 2-3.

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    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

    Nine University of New Orleans Alumnae Named Among CityBusiness 2014 Women of the Year

    Nine University of New Orleans alumnae are among the New Orleans CityBusiness 2014 Women of the Year.

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    Leading Archeologist Visits UNO, Speaks about Poverty Point, a New World Heritage Site in Louisiana

    Ancient monumental earthworks created about three thousand years ago by Native Americans living along Bayou Macon in Northeast Louisiana, a place now called Poverty Point, recently gained status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next week, a leading anthropologist visits the University of New Orleans to tell us about it.

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    Join Us for Geography Awareness Week at UNO

    The University of New Orleans this week celebrates Geography Awareness Week, a national effort spearheaded by the National Geographic Society. National Geographic created Geography Awareness Week to raise awareness in American education and excite people about geography as both a discipline and as a part of everyday life.

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    Prize-winning poet Mong-Lan Visits University of New Orleans

    Poet, visual artist and dancer Mong-Lan was born in Saigon and left Vietnam with her family on the last day of the evacuation of the city in 1975. She was five years old. Today she is an internationally known poet who visits next week at the invitation of the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop.

    Monday, November 10, 2014

    UNO College of Education and Human Development Inducts Alumni Into Hall of Fame

    As part of Inaugural Alumni Week, the College of Education and Human Development hosted a special ceremony recognizing four graduates, students and a faculty member for outstanding work in their fields.

    Friday, November 7, 2014

    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

    UNO Center Austria Lectures Spotlight World War II, Current Ukrainian Crisis

    The University of New Orleans Center Austria hosts two lectures next week -- one is focused on the history of the Ottoman Empire and World War II and the other spotlights U.S.-Russian relations in the context of the Ukrainian Crisis.

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    University of New Orleans Celebrates 40 Years of Study in Innsbruck with New Summer School Scholarships

    As part of an upcoming anniversary celebration, the University of New Orleans is offering several new scholarships for students planning to study abroad in Innsbruck this summer.

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    Artist Lala Rascic Unveils Video Installation at the UNO Fine Arts Gallery

    This week at the UNO Fine Arts Gallery on campus, artist Lala Rascic unveils a video installation based on Jean-Paul Sartre's existential play "The Flies.

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Carville to Serve as UNO's Fall Commencement Speaker

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

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    UNO Master of Business Administration Students Present Research at National Marketing Conference

    UNO Master of Business Administration students will present research at the Society for Marketing Advances Conference, a national marketing research conference which brings together marketing academics and professionals from throughout the United States and abroad.

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    UNO Philosophy Professor Scores Big in Questia's Most Valuable Professor Competition

    From professional athletes across baseball, football and basketball, to infamous reality TV pick-up crews, the MVP moniker has long been associated with those who are at the top of their game. Now, a University of New Orleans faculty member has been named by students as one of three Most Valuable Professors across the nation.

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    UNO Survey Research Center Poll Gauges Statewide Voter Sentiments on Senate Election

    As Louisiana's closely-watched U.S. Senate race enters its final days, a new statewide survey from the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center offers insight into voter attitudes. The telephone poll of 590 registered voters was conducted from October 11-24.

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    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 Jazz All-Stars Celebrate Birthday of Harold Battiste

    The UNO Jazz All-Stars paid a lunchtime visit to Vista Shores Assisted Living Community on Bayou St. John Tuesday to play an hour-long concert for the residents. In the house was acclaimed jazz composer and musician Harold Battiste, who celebrated his 83rd birthday and provided musical inspiration.

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Global and Transatlantic Trade Policy: University of New Orleans Center Austria Hosts Talk by Leading Economics Professor

    The University of New Orleans Center Austria, together with the Department of Economics and Finance, the World Trade Center New Orleans and the World Affairs Council of New Orleans, hosts a lecture next week by a leading economics professor from Germany. The lecture, a talk by Professor Wilhelm Kohler of the University of Tübingen and Harvard University, will focus on recent developments in global and transatlantic trade policy. The talk starts at 12:30 p.m. on Monday in Kirschman Hall.

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Society of Human Resource Management Announces Human Resources Internship Program through the University of New Orleans

    The New Orleans branch of the Society of Human Resources Management this month unveils a new Human Resources Internship Program through the University of New Orleans. The internship program will begin with the upcoming Spring 2015 semester and is being offered to all junior and senior level students with concentrations in Human Resources and or students who are interested in pursuing HR as a career.

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    UNO to Award Honorary Doctorate to Robert Merrick at Fall Commencement

    The University of New Orleans will award real estate executive and philanthropist Robert Merrick with an honorary doctorate at its fall commencement on Dec. 18 at the Lakefront Arena. Merrick is the chairman and CEO of Latter & Blum, Inc., a New Orleans-based company that is the largest full-service real estate brokerage in the Gulf South.

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    UNO Launches Online Master's Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management

    The University of New Orleans has launched a new fully online executive master's degree program in hospitality and tourism management. Classes begin in the spring 2015 semester and students can enroll now.

    Thursday, October 23, 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

    UNO Midlo Center and the Historic New Orleans Collection Host Free Lecture on Economics of Domestic Slave Trade

    The Ethel & Herman L. Midlo Center in New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans partners this week the Historic New Orleans Collection to host a free lecture on the economics of the domestic slave trade.

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    IBM Hosts Networking Event at UNO

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

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Marketing Week 3.0 Will Bring Seventeen Speakers to UNO Campus

    Regional marketing and advertising leaders visit the University of New Orleans next week for Marketing Week, a 5-day event that provides students a chance to learn more about the fields of marketing and advertising.

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    UNO St. Claude Gallery Gears Up for Prospect.3: Notes for Now

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery is gearing up to host work by artist Christopher Myers and the Propeller Group Prospect.3: Notes for Now. Known as P.3, Prospect 3.0 is an international contemporary art biennial now in its third iteration. This year's show will feature the work of 58 artists selected by artistic director Franklin Sirmans in 18 venues located throughout New Orleans.

    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    Theatre UNO Receives Early Recognition for Performances of "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo"

    Opening performances of a Tony Award-winning play won early recognition last weekend for Theatre UNO, the University of New Orleans' award-winning theater troupe. Cast and crew received the high honors for their performance of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," written by Rajiv Joseph. The play runs again this weekend and is open to the public.

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Thomas and Constance Kitchen Donate $60,000 to Endow First Generation Scholarship

    University of New Orleans alumni Thomas and Constance Kitchen have donated $60,000 to help endow a first generation scholarship at UNO.

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    UNO Alumna Named High School Teacher of The Year

    An alumna of the University of New Orleans College of Education and Development has been named High School Teacher of the Year by the Orleans Parish School Board.

    Friday, October 3, 2014

    Jazz @ the Sandbar Kicks Off the Fall Season with A Performance by Ellis Marsalis

    In keeping with tradition, renowned jazz pianist and professor emeritus Ellis Marsalis returns to the University of New Orleans this week to launch the fall season of Jazz @ the Sandbar. The fall season runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sandbar at The Cove on Founders Road. Admission is $5. Concerts are open to the public.

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    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

    UNO Transportation Institute to Study Alternative Fuels for Capital Area Transit System

    The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) has commissioned a study by the Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute to study alternative fuels. CATS is the regional transit authority of the Baton Rouge metropolitan region.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    University of New Orleans Receives $210,000 Navy Grant to Improve Warship Design

    The University of New Orleans has received a $210,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Navy's Office of Naval Research to test information gathering and analysis techniques that will improve early-stage warship design.

    Tuesday, September 23, 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

    UNO and Delgado Sign Agreement in American Sign Language Studies

    Leaders from the University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College announced the signing of a 2+2 articulation agreement, paving the way for Delgado graduates who have completed an Associate of Arts degree in American Sign Language Studies to easily transfer their credits to UNO in order to pursue a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Award-winning Authors Aim to Please at MegaRead Planned by the UNO Creative Writing Workshop

    Four award-winning authors come to campus this month to share their work and thoughts at a "Mega-Read" event hosted by the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop.

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    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

    New University of New Orleans Study Tracks Decline in U.S. Community Banking

    The number of community banks in the United States has decreased by 50 percent in the last 20 years, shrinking at a much greater rate than non-community banks, according to a new study of the community banking industry from the University of New Orleans.

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    UNO Professor Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Train Early Intervention Educators

    University of New Orleans special education professor Linda Flynn-Wilson has received a 5-year $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train educators to work with young children with disabilities. Flynn-Wilson, a professor of special education and habilitative services, will prepare educational personnel to be fully credentialed to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities and their families.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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

    For the fourth 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 ranks second among national universities in percentage of graduates with debt.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    UNO Film Students Visit Nims Center Studios

    University of New Orleans students aiming to become filmmakers have a chance to visit behind the scenes at a leading film studio in Hollywood South. The University of New Orleans Nims Center Studios has been home to films ranging from Runaway Jury to Dallas Buyers Club and tomorrow UNO film students will see the set of NCIS - New Orleans.

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    UNO-CHART Continues to Prepare Louisiana Residents for Storms with Risk Literacy Programs

    Federal funding continues to help the University of New Orleans Center for Hazard Assessment, Response and Technology to prepare Louisiana residents for storms. UNO-CHART has recently completed the second edition of a risk literacy curriculum for residents in low-lying parishes. The curriculum, "Preparing for Storms in Louisiana, 2nd Edition," has multiple parts, including a student manual, facilitator's guide, take home guide and flashcards.

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    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

    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

    Calling All Engineers: UNO Gears Up for Second Annual Engineering Forum

    University of New Orleans engineers are now preparing for the University's second annual Engineering Forum, held in tandem next month with the 5th Southeast Symposium for Contemporary Engineering Topics.

    Monday, August 4, 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 St. Claude Gallery to host two concurrent exhibitions

    The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery will host two concurrent exhibitions on the continually pertinent subject of figuration and narrative in painting, said gallery director Kathy Rodriguez.

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    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

    University of New Orleans Professor Releases New Book on the History and Politics of Labor in New Orleans

    For centuries, writers have been drawn to New Orleans, essaying to capture the sounds, sights, mores, landscape, politics and culture of the Crescent City. Yet few have written about work in the 300-year-old city and now a University of New Orleans professor and his colleague have released a book on the topic.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Alumni Spotlight: Ann Tuennerman, Founder and CEO of Tales of the Cocktail

    Tales of the Cocktail is an annual cocktail convention held in New Orleans French Quarter. The five-day festival, which included four days of seminars, parades and parties, brings thousands of visitors and nearly $15 million in economic impact each year to the city. Behind it all is Ann Tuennerman, a University of New Orleans alumna and local marketing guru who continually gives back to the UNO community.

    Monday, July 21, 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

    Valedictorians Join UNO Class of 2018

    Seven valedictorians from the greater New Orleans area will be attending the University of New Orleans this fall as members of the class of 2018.

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    UNO Artists Participate in Mark of the Feminine

    Eight students, alumni and faculty at the University of New Orleans are participating this month in an exhibition at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center. The exhibition, called "Mark of the Feminine," is the first in a series of exhibitions to be produced by the CAC focusing on the community of artists working in New Orleans.

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    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

    Director of the UNO Creative Writing Workshop Creates National Buzz with New Book Due Out in 2015

    A debut novel from a UNO faculty member won't hit shelves until 2015, but it's already generating national attention. M.O. Walsh, the director of the Creative Writing Workshop at UNO, had his first novel accepted for publication in July 2013 by Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam. Einhorn (the editor of bestsellers like The Help and The Widow of the South) acquired the world rights for Walsh's book in a pre-empt deal as soon as she read it, not allowing the book to ever go to auction.

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    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

    Publishers Weekly Touts University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop in Inaugural Survey of Creative Writing Programs in the U.S.

    Publishers Weekly, America's largest trade magazine for publishers and writers, glowingly mentions the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop this month in its inaugural "Survey of Creative Writing Programs in the U.S."

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    New Orleans Jazz Institute Announces The Irvin Mayfield School of Music at UNO

    The New Orleans Jazz Institute located at the University of New Orleans celebrates 20 years of Project Prodigy Summer Music Camp by announcing The Irvin Mayfield School of Music that will be held on the campus of UNO.

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    UNO President Peter Fos Named to Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos has been appointed to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Charles Johnson. Fos' appointment will last two years.

    Friday, May 30, 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 Alumni Named Finalists for 2015 Principal of the Year, Teacher of the Year

    The Louisiana Department of Education has recognized a handful of University of New Orleans alumni as finalists for two top education awards: Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year.

    Monday, May 26, 2014

    UNO and Laitram Announce Year-Round Internship Program for Engineering Students

    The University of New Orleans announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Laitram, L.L.C. that will offer a year-round internship program for students in UNO's College of Engineering. Eligible UNO students will fill internships at one of Laitram's four operating divisions: Intralox, L.L.C.; Laitram Machinery, Inc.; Lapeyre Stair, Inc.; and Laitram Machine Shop, L.L.C.

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    UNO Gets $100,000 Gift from Louisiana Contractors' Education Trust Fund

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a $100,000 donation from the Louisiana Contractors' Education Trust Fund, which will be used to support students in the College of Engineering.

    Thursday, May 15, 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

    Cameras Roll at UNO Film Festival

    What are you doing this weekend? The University of New Orleans Film Festival is showing nearly 70 short films developed, directed and produced by UNO students, alumni and friends from universities across the country.

    Friday, May 9, 2014

    UNO-CHART'S Community Rating System Works To Increase Resilience and Lower Flood Insurance Premiums

    A community rating system developed by the University of New Orleans' Center for Hazards Assessment, Response, and Technology (UNO-CHART) saved certain Louisiana residents more than $32 million on flood insurance premiums in 2013.

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    UNO Alumnus Named Finalist in Student Academy Awards

    James Roe, a recent graduate of the University of New Orleans, is one of 41 finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 41st Student Academy Awards. He is the only honoree from a Louisiana university and the first person in UNO's history to be named a finalist.

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

    Rising Tide author John M. Barry Visits UNO

    Leading author and historian John M. Barry, best known in the South for his books on the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, visits the University of New Orleans on Friday to speak about wetlands loss and coastal restoration in Louisiana.

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    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

    UNO Engineering Professor Earns National Excellence in Teaching Award

    A University of New Orleans faculty member has earned the 2014 ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Malay Ghose Hajra, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, will receive the award at the American Society for Engineering Education's annual conference in Indianapolis, Ind. on June 17.

    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

    UNO's National Model United Nations Team Racks Up Awards in NYC

    UNO's Model United Nations Delegation wins four awards at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Jerolleman Named 2014 College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna

    Emergency management executive Alessandra Jerolleman is the recipient of the 2014 University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna Award.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    UNO COE Students Engineer Top-Notch Job Fair

    Engineers are known for their abilities to quickly assess situations and problems, develop plans, create networks and build superior systems that will last. On Monday, a team of able engineering students put those skills into action at the University of New Orleans College of Engineering unveiling a top-notch student-organized and student-run job fair that demonstrated state-of-the-art coordination.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    UNO Education Professor Named Co-Editor of National Journal

    University of New Orleans education professor April Whatley Bedford has been named co-editor of the Journal of Research in Childhood Education. Bedford is a professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education and Human Development.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    UNO Professor to Chair Transportation Committee of National Board

    University of New Orleans faculty member John Renne has been named a committee chair of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. Renne, associate professor of planning and urban studies and director of the Merritt C. Becker UNO Transportation Institute, will chair the Transportation and Land Development Committee for a 3-year term.

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    Jewel of the South: University of New Orleans Towing Tank Gets A Face Lift

    NAME students and faculty -- and shipbuilders from around the region -- test their designs in the University's state-of-the-art-towing tank, which this spring received a face lift.

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    UNO Imperial Barrel Award Team Honored at Regional Competition

    The University of New Orleans' 2014 Imperial Barrel Award team placed fourth in a field of 13 universities at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' Gulf Coast Regional Competition held in Houston March 20-21. The Imperial Barrel Award program pits geosciences teams from universities across the world against each other in a competition to analyze an oil and gas reserve. In the regional competition, only the top four teams receive awards.

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    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 Presents International Conference on Emile Zola and Naturalism

    University of New Orleans' College of Liberal Arts faculty are spending their Spring Break co-hosting and presenting papers at an important international conference on the contributions of French writer Emile Zola.

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    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

    UNO Alumnus Receives Prestigious Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award

    University of New Orleans alumnus Glen Grogan is the 2013 recipient of the Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award, presented by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). Grogan, a naval architect with the U.S. Navy, will accept the award at the ASNE Annual Honors Gala on Feb. 20 in Arlington, Va.

    Monday, February 17, 2014

    UNO Transportation Institute Partners with Port of New Orleans

    The Merritt C. Becker University of New Orleans Transportation Institute and the Port of New Orleans announced a partnership that will focus on transportation research, community outreach and workforce development. In support of these projects, the Port will provide an in-kind match of organizational resources worth approximately $215,000 to the UNO Transportation Institute.

    Wednesday, February 12, 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

    Brown Foundation Grant Will Help Establish UNO Office of Service Learning

    A $300,000 grant over five years from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation will help the University of New Orleans establish a new Office of Service Learning. The goal of the office is to engage undergraduate and graduate students in academic work that intersects with the needs of community organizations.

    Friday, January 17, 2014

    UNO Co-Hosts International Disaster Conference and Expo National Evacuation Conference

    Urban planning and disaster mitigation and resiliency leaders from the University of New Orleans Merritt C. Becker Jr. Transportation Institute joined forces with international disaster experts last week to co-host an international conference focused on evacuation planning.

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    UNO Jazz Studies Professor Releases "Home Remembered"

    A beloved professor in the University of New Orleans acclaimed jazz studies program releases a new CD this week with help from his European band.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    UNO 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 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

    Highly Anticipated Movie is Based on UNO Historian's Book

    A highly anticipated movie regarding life in slavery in pre-Civil War Louisiana has deep roots here at the University of New Orleans.

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    University of New Orleans Transportation Institute Awarded $750,000 in Federal Grants

    The Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute has been awarded $750,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The University of New Orleans is a member of two different university consortiums that were successful in obtaining funding through the National University Transportation Center Program.

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    UNO Gets NSF Grant to Develop Motion Control for Ocean Current Turbines

    The University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering has received a $121,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop ocean current turbines that will be able to convert the energy of the sea into electricity.

    Tuesday, September 17, 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

    $50,000 Gift from Hornbeck Offshore Leads Upgrades to Ship Design Computer Lab

    Donations from the shipbuilding and maritime industry, led by a $50,000 gift from Hornbeck Offshore Services, will enable the University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering to upgrade its ship design computer lab.

    Wednesday, August 28, 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

    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

    UNO Professor Wins International Acclaim for Paper on Red Beans and Rice

    David Beriss, a University of New Orleans anthropology professor, earned acclaim for his paper on red beans and rice from the judges of the Sophie Coe Prize in Food History. The prize is awarded each year at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery in Oxford, England, and is considered the world's top prize for writing on food history.

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    UNO 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

    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

    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

    University of New Orleans Names New Vice President for Research and Economic Development

    University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos announced that Kenneth W. Sewell has been appointed vice president for research and economic development. Sewell is currently vice president for research and economic development at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

    Wednesday, May 22, 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 Earns $315,000 National Science Foundation Grant for Summer Research Program

    The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 3-year, $315,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help fund the University's annual summer research program for undergraduate students, which is heavily focused on exposing minority students to scientific research. The NSF has funded the program, run by UNO's Department of Chemistry and Advanced Materials Research Institute, since 2003.

    Tuesday, May 7, 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

    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

    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 Puts the Spotlight on Undergraduate Research with InnovateUNO

    The University of New Orleans places heightened emphasis on undergraduate research and creative scholarly work this spring with Innovate UNO, the University's first juried undergraduate research, scholarship and creativity showcase.

    Friday, February 1, 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 Library's Collection of Orleans Parish School Board Records Celebrates 30 Years

    Sixteen hundred square feet is the length of five football fields. That's how much space is required to store the University of New Orleans' vast and ever-growing special collection of Orleans Parish School Board records.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    StoryCorps Stories Hit the UNO Library

    Visitors to the University of New Orleans' Earl K. Long Library can now listen to oral histories recorded by StoryCorps in several Louisiana cities including New Orleans.

    Monday, November 26, 2012

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

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

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    UNO 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

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

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

    Monday, October 8, 2012

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

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

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    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 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

    New Orleans Leisure and Hospitality Industry Posts Job Gains Over the Past Year, According to UNO Metro Report

    The New Orleans leisure and hospitality industry posted a net gain of 4,300 jobs over the past year, according to the August 2012 edition of the University of New Orleans Metropolitan Report. Overall the leisure and hospitality industry as a whole has reached nearly full recovery, as it currently stands at 91% of pre-Katrina employment.

    Thursday, August 16, 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 and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to Partner on $1.2 Million Gulf Shellfish Study

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the University of New Orleans have agreed to partner on a five-year, $1.2 million study of crab and shrimp populations in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

    Thursday, August 9, 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 Researcher to Speak at National Conference On Gulf Coast Safety in the Face of Extreme Weather

    The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) co-sponsors this week a national conference designed to explore how the Gulf Coast might fare were another Katrina-like event to strike. Pamela Jenkins, a UNO-CHART researcher and UNO sociology professor, will participate as a panelist. She will discuss how past severe weather events affected the Gulf economically, ecologically and structurally, as well as lessons from Hurricane Katrina and critical changes needed to help protect Gulf Coast communities

    Monday, July 23, 2012

    Groundbreaking UNO Research Moves to Next Phase with Testing of Reconnaissance Robotic Eel

    Groundbreaking research at the University of New Orleans moves to a new phase this month as Brandon Taravella tests his reconnaissance robotic eel in the water.

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012