New Orleans' musical patriarch and University of New Orleans jazz studies professor emeritus Ellis Marsalis will kick of the fall 2017 Jazz at the Sandbar series. Now in its 28th year, the acclaimed ...Read More
The University of New Orleans has been named the Best College for Lowest Student Loan Debt in Louisiana by LendEDU. In its Student Loan Debt by School by State 2017 Report, it found nationwide that 60 percent of graduates had student debt and the average graduate owed $27,975. The rankings are based on average student loan debut per borrower at graduation.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Chris W. Surprenant, associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Orleans, has been awarded a Galsworthy Fellowship from the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing at King's College in New York City.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Fifteen percent increases in enrollment of new freshmen and new graduate students have led to the best year-to-year percentage change in total enrollment at the University of New Orleans in eight years. The fall 2017 semester also represents the largest percentage increase in total undergraduate students at the University in eight years. The University's total 2017 enrollment is 7,976 compared to 8,037 in the fall of 2016, a change of less than three-quarters of one percent.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Two concurrent, solo exhibitions from University of New Orleans fine arts graduate students will open at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery Saturday, Sept. 9 and run through Oct. 8, 2017. The exhibits feature thesis projects of MFA students Harper Hair and Erika Lehrmann.
Friday, September 1, 2017
It's one thing to pick a career. It's another to find your calling. The offices of First Year Experience, Career Services and Alumni Affairs are on a mission to help University of New Orleans students do both. In coordination with the current Common Read selection, "Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work" by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, the University of New Orleans will host two events Sept. 18 and 19 that are designed to help challenge students to consider how they can leverage their personal interests into satisfying careers that align with their personal missions.
Friday, September 1, 2017
Ben Samuel, Tracey Knaus, Matthew Scalco and Christopher Harshaw, David Podgorski and Christopher Belser join the University of New Orleans faculty this fall, bringing with them distinct research interests that blend innovation with academic insight to solve difficult problems and create exciting opportunities for students.
Friday, August 25, 2017
The University of New Orleans Research and Technology Park generated an economic impact of $472.1 million in the eight-parish metro area in 2016, according to a new analysis. During that time, the UNO Research and Technology Foundation and its 34 tenant companies and organizations directly employed 1,678 people and generated nearly half a billion dollars in total direct, indirect and induced economic output.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Hundreds of people converged on the University of New Orleans Monday to turn their eyes skyward and witness the rare passage of the moon between the earth and the sun. Students, teachers, parents, academics, alumni, faculty, staff and visitors from all over the city took a pause from their daily activities as they gathered at Earl K. Long Library with special eclipse glasses and homemade eclipse viewers fashioned from cardboard.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The University of New Orleans Class of 2021 came together on Monday to launch the 2017-18 school year with a formal convocation, dinner and games at the UNO Lakefront Arena--the same venue where they will eventually receive their degrees.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
A new exhibition opens at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 12 featuring works by Sarah Marshall, associate professor of studio art at the University of Alabama.
Friday, August 11, 2017
The University of New Orleans is gearing up for the Week of Welcome, a week of events designed to embrace and celebrate all of our students and especially those who are new to campus.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded nearly $325,000 to Freedom on the Move, a project that aims to digitize 100,000 fugitive slave advertisements that were published in American newspapers through the end of the Civil War in an effort to expand common understanding about these people's lives. Mary Niall Mitchell, the University of New Orleans Ethel & Herman L. Midlo Chair in New Orleans Studies and the Joseph Tregle Professor in Early American History, is one of three historians leading Freedom on the Move, along with Josh Rothman of the University of Alabama and Ed Baptist of Cornell University. The effort seeks to create the single richest source of data possible for understanding the lives of enslaved people--one that the historians want to make accessible to all who seek it, especially educators.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
State Rep. Julie Stokes has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 University of New Orleans Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award. The UNO International Alumni Association will present Stokes with its highest honor at the Distinguished Alumni Gala, which will take place on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the National WWII Museum's United States Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The University of New Orleans Master's in Teaching (MAT) has been ranked among the top 30 programs of its kind in the country.
Monday, August 7, 2017
A $600,000 bequest from University of New Orleans alumna Margaret Boudreaux Soniat will benefit student scholarships at her alma mater. Soniat, who passed away in 2013, earned two degrees from the University. The gift has prompted the University to announce that it has a new goal to raise $5 million by the end of 2017.
Monday, August 7, 2017
The University of New Orleans Transportation Institute conducted its inaugural National Summer Transportation Institute on Thursday, July 20 for a group of 14 boys who spent the day visiting transportation hubs around New Orleans.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review features UNO in the new 2018 edition of its college guide, "The Best 382 Colleges." Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges, plus two colleges outside the U.S., are profiled in the book. Published since 1992, the popular guide has detailed profiles with ratings scores in eight categories.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
NASA's Astro Camp came to the University of New Orleans July 24-28 and got 17 campers in grades five through seven super excited about all things space.
Monday, July 31, 2017
The University of New Orleans has announced that prospective students from metropolitan New Orleans will no longer have to pay a fee to apply to the University for admission. The change in policy affects applicants who reside in the eight parish metro area: Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany parishes.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The University of New Orleans Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announced that more than $210,000 will be awarded to faculty researchers in the form of internal grants.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Historian William "Bill" Savage, a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans, died July 12. His colleagues remembered him as a stalwart member of the first generation of scholars to come to the University following its founding in 1958.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
About 400 students, educators and dignitaries gathered in Innsbruck, Austria, earlier this month to celebrate the opening of the 42nd UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School. The summer program marked the enrollment of the program's 10,000th student, a milestone for this student-focused international education program that draws participants from several U.S. universities as well as the University of Innsbruck.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
When real estate executive, philanthropist and New Orleans native Bob Merrick thinks about the city he loves, the city where he has built the Gulf South's largest full-service real estate brokerage firm, he sees one university at its center: the University of New Orleans. That's why Merrick, chairman and CEO of Latter & Blum, Inc., and his company are responsible for more than $2 million in charitable donations to the city's only publicly funded research institution over the years. This week, Merrick announced his latest gift of $300,000 for student scholarships. Merrick's donation enables the University to exceed its $1 million fundraising goal in an initiative that University of New Orleans President John Nicklow first announced last November. It also challenges other donors to raise another $500,000 for student scholarships.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The UNO-St. Claude Gallery, in collaboration with Good Company Theatre, will host a reading of the play "Diamond Dust" by Claire Bernstein. The special event takes place Saturday, July 22 from 6-9 p.m. with a small reception to follow.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Merge history, public radio and a 300-year-old city with a million hidden stories and here's what you get: "TriPod: New Orleans at 300," an award-winning radio show and podcast that brings local history to listeners every week. Created with major support from the University of New Orleans Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies and the Historic New Orleans Collection, each episode lifts the veil on a part of New Orleans history for the modern-day listener through an unusual collaboration between historians, archivists and journalists.
Friday, July 14, 2017
The University of New Orleans is a national leader when it comes to providing equal access to higher education for students from all income levels, according to a new report by the Brookings Institution. UNO ranked third in the nation among all selective, four-year, public research universities for educating the highest share of students from the lowest income households, according to the report titled "Ladder, labs or laggards? Which public universities contribute the most." At UNO, 16.6 percent of students come from families with income levels in the lowest 20 percent. That's more than double the national average, according to the research Brookings provided based on data from 342 public universities.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Two representatives from the University of New Orleans Transportation Institute (UNOTI) won awards from the greater New Orleans chapter of the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS). Associate director Carol Short was named member of the year, and research associate Tara Tolford won an award for transportation innovation.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Two University of New Orleans-led research projects received a total of nearly $650,000 through the first round of Louisiana's RESTORE Act Center of Excellence grant process. Funding for the research program comes from fines and penalties in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The University of New Orleans on Thursday unveiled a newly dedicated space where students who are military veterans can find administrative assistance and peer camaraderie. Located on the first floor of the Earl K. Long Library, the Veterans Service Center is designed to be a convenient resource and gathering spot for veterans and current military personnel who have chosen to pursue their academic goals at the University of New Orleans. It is nestled in the same corridor as First-Year Experience, Financial Aid and Enrollment Services and will house the Veterans Affairs Office.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Students at one university in China are becoming very familiar with a New Orleans neighborhood thanks to a recent collaboration with University of New Orleans Department of Planning and Urban Studies associate professor Michelle Thompson. Thompson, who is the project manager for WhoData.org, a web-based community mapping information service supported by the Department of Planning and Urban Studies (PLUS), traveled to Xi'An China in April to present a four-day workshop on the theory and practice of geographic information systems. In the process, the students learned about developing affordable housing to remediate blight in one section of New Orleans' Central City.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Theatre UNO's production of "The Aliens," a drama centered around a high school dropout and a college dropout loitering behind a Vermont coffee shop, received eight national awards at the 49th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The University of New Orleans honored its graduates' accomplishments Saturday during a commencement ceremony that challenged them to move ahead with a mindset of service, integrity and excellence. Commencement speaker U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Chad Franks, a 1990 graduate of the University of New Orleans, drew on his 27-year military career as he sought to encourage graduates to approach their lives and careers with zeal, commitment and hard work.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Three University of New Orleans faculty members were awarded nearly a half million dollars from the Louisiana Board of Regents to conduct professional development institutes for K-8 teachers from the greater New Orleans area. Professor emerita Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy, associate professor Ivan Gill and assistant professor Thomas Wright will lead these efforts to enrich teacher preparation in math and science.
Friday, May 12, 2017
The Greater New Orleans Writing Project, housed in the University of New Orleans English Department, has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the National Writing Project. The grant will pay up to 60 percent of tuition and fees for teachers to attend Greater New Orleans Writing Project's 2017 Summer Institute, a six-hour graduate level course open to teachers of all grades and subjects.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
When it came time to choose the cover story for the latest edition of Silver & Blue, the New Orleans Privateers men's basketball team made it easy. The team's conference title win and return to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 21 years generated a title wave of excitement across the University of New Orleans campus and region that we couldn't help but boast of being "Back on Top!" again. But inside the new Spring 2017 issue of University of New Orleans' bi-annual magazine for alumni, students and friends, Silver & Blue readers will find a ton of other features and news items that illustrate all the ways this lakefront research institution and its people are pushing the bounds of social, cultural and scientific research while enriching student lives with powerful instructors and life-changing opportunities.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
The University of New Orleans is the only Louisiana school featured in the "Public Colleges of Distinction 2017 Guidebook."
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The University of New Orleans will collaborate with the University of Innsbruck in Austria this summer to lead a joint effort to excavate the site of a World War II aircraft crash, in the hopes that the excavation will help the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to identify and return the remains of an airman missing since the war. The effort includes archaeologists and forensic specialists from the U.S. and Austria, graduate and undergraduate students, historians and museum professionals, as well as support and expertise from The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
For 25 years, Monday nights at the University of New Orleans' graduate level Creative Writing Workshop for fiction have resembled this: Students gather in one of the cinder-block-walled classrooms at the Liberal Arts Building, close the door and dive in for three hours, discussing works written by two of their fellow Master of Fine Arts candidates. Each work gets 90 minutes of detailed feedback while the authors themselves sit quietly, listening--no speaking allowed. At least, that is, not until the informal gathering at Parkview Tavern afterwards, when authors usually have the opportunity to say everything they wanted to say and more.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The University of New Orleans and the Theatre at St. Claude will host the UNO Playwrights Festival from May 1-4.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Louisiana Board of Regents announced that Carolyn Hembree, assistant professor of English at the University of New Orleans, will receive $35,015 from its Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) program.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
"Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work" (Penguin Press, 2016), has been chosen as the University of New Orleans' Common Read book for the 2017-18 academic year. Created by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, the book is made up of interviews with people who share their personal stories of how they discovered work that reflects their passion.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Composer Yotam Haber, assistant professor of music at the University of New Orleans, talks about "New Water Music," New Orleans and his work.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
A horror film created by University of New Orleans alumnus Paul Catalanotto with a crew of UNO students, faculty and alumni will soon be available through Redbox, the movie rental company that has more than 40,000 trademark red kiosks nationally.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Over the last 25 years, Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies has played an essential role in helping to bring Louisiana's rich and multi-textured history alive for diverse audiences--and to great acclaim.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The inaugural Research and Scholarly Activity Day provided a new forum for University of New Orleans scholars and artists from a wide range of disciplines and all academic levels to display and discuss their work with the university community.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Camille Galap, Guadeloupe's superintendent of education and chancellor of the Université des Antilles, visited the University of New Orleans on March 27, 2017.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
On Friday, April 7, 2017 the Amistad Research Center, the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans, and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University will present an evening program entitled "Black New Orleans: John Blassingame's Classic and New Directions on the City's Early African American History" at the Ashé Powerhouse Theater.
Monday, April 3, 2017
The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a statewide poll on how Louisiana voters rate President Donald Trump's performance.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Walter Hawthorne, professor of history at Michigan State University, will speak on "New Directions in Digital Public History: Africa and the Atlantic World" on Monday, April 10, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the University of New Orleans Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Student applications are up. More people are visiting campus. Enrollment declines have slowed. Those were three of the encouraging headlines University of New Orleans President John Nicklow on Friday shared during his biannual State of the University address, which he delivered before a ballroom filled with employees.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Two concurrent solo thesis exhibitions featuring works by Karie Cooper and Dana Denoux open with a reception on Saturday, April 8 from 6-9 p.m. and run through May 7, 2017.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Theatre UNO, the theatre production arm of the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre, continues its 2016-17 performance season with the William Shakespeare classic "Twelfth Night" at the UNO Performing Arts Center.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The University of New Orleans will host a conversation between two conservative thinkers on Monday, April 17, 2017. The discussion, "Faith, Hillbillies, and American Politics: An Evening with J.D. Vance & Rod Dreher," will begin at 6 p.m. in the Geoghegan Ball Room of the Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center following a reception in the Alumni Center lobby beginning at 5:15.
Monday, March 13, 2017
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is pleased to present, States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories, the first national traveling multimedia exhibition and coordinated public dialogue to explore the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States. The Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies and the Department of History at the University of New Orleans partnered with a New School-led coalition of 500 university students and formerly incarcerated individuals from 20 cities to create the traveling exhibition, which launched in New York City in April 2016.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The University of New Orleans' Creative Writing Workshop takes center-stage during the Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans later this month in celebration of the graduate program's 25th anniversary. On Friday, March 24, alumni and faculty from the Master in Fine Arts writing program will staff a full day of panels devoted to highlighting the work and experiences of those who have gone through the acclaimed writing program in the quarter-century since its founding.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The University of New Orleans' annual spring open house, known as "Explore UNO," was held Saturday, Feb. 11 and attended by approximately 700 people.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
United States Air Force Brigadier General Chad Franks, an alumnus of the University of New Orleans, will serve as the principal speaker at the University's spring commencement ceremony on May 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Lakefront Arena. Brig. Gen. Franks is vice commander of 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command at Vandenburg Air Force Base in California.
Friday, March 3, 2017
High school students from across Louisiana and southwest Mississippi will converge on the University of New Orleans March 18 for the 2017 Louisiana Regional Science Bowl. The full-day competition is expected to draw 23 teams from 16 high schools to UNO's Kirschman Hall for a fast-paced question and answer tournament designed to test students' knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, energy and earth science. The Louisiana Regional Science Bowl at UNO is part of the National Science Bowl® competition coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The University of New Orleans brought carnival to the lakefront this week when the Krewe of UNO rolled through campus with the theme "Let the Good Times Roll."
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Grammy Award-winning harmonica genius Howard Levy and Moroccan guitar master Mahmoud Chouki are just two of the jazz legends appearing in the Spring 2017 Jazz at the Sandbar concert series at the University of New Orleans. The acclaimed series, now in its 27th year, opens Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Sandbar at The Cove on UNO's campus, with local trumpet favorite Wendell Brunious performing with UNO students.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Historian Jerah Johnson, one of the University of New Orleans' founding faculty members, died Feb. 12 at the age of 85. He had been retired from UNO since 2003.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Humanities Action Lab, a coalition of 20 colleges and universities, including the University of New Orleans, has received a $150,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for collaborating to produce student- and community-curated public projects around pressing social issues. The funds will support the Humanities Action Lab's current initiative, States of Incarceration, a traveling multi-media exhibition, web platform, and curricula focusing on the evolution and impact of mass incarceration in the United States, created by students and others directly affected by incarceration through simultaneous courses at 20 campuses.
Monday, February 13, 2017
The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a statewide poll on Louisiana's budget situation and the governor's call for a special session. According to the survey, Gov. John Bel Edwards enjoys an approval rating of 49 percent. Three quarters of respondents believe that the state is experiencing financial difficulties, and two-thirds of respondents say there is a need for a special legislative session.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
The University of New Orleans Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education recently received the distinction of national recognition from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for three special education teacher preparation programs.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Brian Seeger, associate professor of music at the University of New Orleans, has carved out a life packed with teaching, recording, playing, touring and helping others find their way in the changing world of music. His band, Organic Trio, last week charted No. 7 on the U.S. Jazz Radio Charts with its second album, Saturn's Spell. It's an exciting development, especially for an album that was only released Jan. 27.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Eliza Miruna Ghil, a University of New Orleans professor who devoted her life to the study and teaching of languages and literature, has died. A noted Occitanist, a scholarly expert of the French troubadour poetry of the 12th and 13th centuries, Ghil was born in Bucharest in 1943. She left communist Romania for Hebron, Israel, in the mid-1960s before immigrating to the United States in the early 1970s to continue her studies in French medieval literature. Fluent in five languages--Romanian, French, Italian, Hebrew and English--Ghil earned a Ph.D. in French and romance philology at Columbia University in 1978 and went on to teach at Columbia University and Dartmouth College. She joined the faculty of the University of New Orleans in 1984, when she was appointed assistant professor of French.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
University of New Orleans students and faculty seeking quiet study space, access to high-tech computer labs and well-preserved archival materials now have a dedicated resource on the fourth floor of the Earl K. Long Library. After a little more than a year of construction, the library on Thursday unveiled the newly renovated floor to students, faculty, staff and visitors.The space boasts quieter study rooms, climate-controlled special collection archives, a Digital Animation Studio, a new exhibits gallery space, offices and meeting space for the Center for Teaching Innovation, a new information literacy classroom and more.
Friday, February 3, 2017
The University of New Orleans has selected longtime chemistry faculty member Matt Tarr to serve as the new vice president for research and economic development at the University. He assumed the role on Jan. 18. Tarr has spent 21 years at the University and is the Eurofins Professor of Analytical Chemistry, as well as a faculty fellow in the University's Advanced Materials Research Institute.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Exhibitions through the month of April at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery feature thesis projects from University of New Orleans spring 2017 fine arts graduates. Pictured: "What Came First, the Gnat or the Note?" by Sam Stolte.
Monday, January 30, 2017
The University of New Orleans Transportation Institute will receive nearly $1.4 million over five years as part of a consortium designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center, or MarTREC.
Friday, January 27, 2017
University of New Orleans alumnae dominated the lists of recently named teachers and principals of the year in the Jefferson Parish Public School System, which has the largest public school enrollment among Louisiana districts.
Monday, January 23, 2017
In a highly competitive process, Theatre UNO's production of "The Aliens" has been selected for presentation at a regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Mahyar Amouzegar, the new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Orleans, assumed his leadership position on Jan. 9. Amouzegar was selected after a national search to identify a successor to John Nicklow, who was previously provost before becoming UNO's President on April 1, 2016. Norm Whitley served as interim provost for the past nine months.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Acclaimed sociologist and scholar Arlie Russell Hochschild, author of the bestselling Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning in the American Right, will speak at the University of New Orleans on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 1-3 p.m. in an event that is open to the public.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The University of New Orleans maintained a high profile throughout the Jazz Education Network Conference that took place Jan. 4-7 in New Orleans, thanks to robust participation from students, alumni and faculty at numerous concerts, workshops and panels.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The University of New Orleans is calling all Privateers, past and present, to sport their silver and blue and head to out the UNO Lakefront Arena, Saturday, Feb. 4, to support UNO's men's and women's basketball with a lively tailgate and great athletics. The homecoming 2017 tailgate starts at 12:30 p.m. outside Lakefront Arena and leads up to the 4 p.m. match-up between the New Orleans Privateers women and Nicholls State, and the 6:15 p.m. contest between the men's teams.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Associate professor of philosophy Chris W. Surprenant received a $45,000 grant from the Institute for Humane Studies to support activities focusing on freedom of speech, especially within the context of U.S. colleges and universities.
Friday, January 6, 2017
Martin Smith, the University of New Orleans' new assistant provost for admissions and enrollment management, joins UNO from Saint Leo University in Florida, where he worked both as an instructor and as an assistant vice president for enrollment in the Office of Enrollment Services. "This is one of those things in life that you do that you know every day when you go to work and you go home, you've made a difference in someone's life" Smith said.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Their classes are the ones that students seek, the ones that inspire the best work and leave pupils aspiring to learn more, do more. The University of New Orleans International Alumni Association has recognized Erik Hansen, assistant professor of film and theatre, and Lori Hodges, math instructor, for being just those kinds of teachers, naming them the winners of the 2015-16 Excellence in Teaching Awards.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The University of New Orleans conferred degrees on approximately 900 people Friday, Dec. 16, in a ceremony that recognized the significant achievement, work and determination of its graduates. President John Nicklow, presiding over his second commencement at the UNO Lakefront Arena, congratulated students on the years of work and transformational journeys that led them to this culminating event.
Monday, December 19, 2016
The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a poll about the runoff for the open Louisiana seat in the U.S. Senate. The poll finds that Republican candidate John Kennedy has a comfortable lead over Democratic candidate Foster Campbell.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
This year, the University of New Orleans' largest annual open house got even larger. More than 850 visitors, including 409 students and 448 guests, flocked to Get to Know UNO on Nov. 19 to learn about the University's degree offerings, academic culture and extracurricular opportunities. It was the largest attendance in more than 10 years and represented a 48 percent increase over 2015 student attendance figures, said Brett Hornsby, assistant director of orientation and communications.
Monday, December 5, 2016
University of New Orleans sophomore Banan Ibrahim isn't leaving anything to chance. Each semester, the 19-year-old computer science major and honors student takes 17 to 18 hours of classes and whenever an opportunity arises to advance her expertise, she takes it. "I've had so many opportunities here," she says of UNO.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Several University of New Orleans students took part in the 9th Annual Fall Undergraduate Research Invitational, which was hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Honors Program and held Nov. 18-19, 2016 at the Lafayette campus.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Charles Taylor, chair of the University of New Orleans music department, has been appointed director of the University's new School of the Arts.
Monday, November 28, 2016
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities announced that the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans is a recipient of a $2,000 Rebirth Grant to support the collection of oral histories from members of the Sisters of the Holy Family, an African-American congregation of Catholic nuns founded in 1842 in New Orleans by Henrietta Delille.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
On Dec. 14, the University of New Orleans' Ethel & Herman L. Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies marks its 25th anniversary with a special program devoted to the local legacies of the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved people by the leaders of Georgetown University to purchasers in Louisiana. Hosted by The Historic New Orleans Collection, the event will be the first Louisiana-based conversation between historians and descendants of the enslaved community displaced by the sale. "Sold South: Tracing a Jesuit Slave Community from Maryland to Louisiana," will bring together two descendants who have recently learned the details about their slave ancestors, with historian Adam Rothman, professor of history at Georgetown and member of Georgetown's Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation. The conversation will be moderated by UNO Professor Emeritus Raphael Cassimere.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Actor and disability advocate Daryl "Chill" Mitchell will serve as the principal speaker at the University of New Orleans' fall commencement ceremony on December 16, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Lakefront Arena.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Twenty University of New Orleans undergraduate students have been awarded grants to conduct research in their fields of study under a faculty mentor. More than 120 students applied for the sought-after Privateer Undergraduate Research and Scholarly UNO Experience awards. Organized by the Center for Undergraduate Research/Office of Research, the program aims to introduce all UNO undergraduate students to research opportunities and to provide a mechanism for students to find faculty research mentors
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Theatre UNO, the theatre production arm of the University of New Orleans Department of Film and Theatre, continues its 2016-17 performance season with "The Aliens," which runs from Nov. 10-20, 2016 at the UNO Performing Arts Center Lab Theatre.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Television soundtrack composer Jonathan Wolff, responsible for the iconic slap and snap of the theme to "Seinfeld" and a host of other memorable shows, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 12:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Room 318 on the University of New Orleans campus.
Friday, November 11, 2016
David Lambour, director of academic services in the University of New Orleans' Department of Planning and Urban Studies and coordinator of the undergraduate degree program in urban studies, is one of several hundred volunteer couriers for the National Marrow Donor Program, also known as Be The Match, the world's leader in providing marrow and umbilical cord transplants to sick and dying patients. Theirs is an invisible army that crisscrosses domestic and international skies each year, carrying potentially life-saving bone marrow and cord blood needed in roughly 460 transplants a month.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
How "NCIS: New Orleans" and the University of New Orleans created a sought-after internship for promising young film students.
Monday, November 7, 2016
John W. Nicklow on Wednesday was formally installed as the University of New Orleans' seventh leader before a crowd of roughly 500, including leaders in academia, business and politics. Selected as UNO president in March by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, Nicklow has been serving in the role nearly eight months. But, in the tradition of academia, the investiture ceremony held on the lawn facing the stately columns of the University's Earl K. Long Library, marked the official start of a new chapter in UNO's 58-year history. Dan Reneau, interim president of the University of Louisiana System, placed around Nicklow's neck the so-called "presidential chain of office," a medallion bearing the names of all of UNO's seven leaders.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
The University of New Orleans was officially approved as an associate member of the National Certified Public Manager Consortium at the consortium's annual business meeting on Oct. 23 in Baltimore, Md.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
The University of New Orleans is celebrating International Education Week, a national initiative sponsored by the Departments of State and Education. The week-long event series highlights the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
Monday, October 31, 2016
The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a new statewide poll on the 2016 U.S. Senate and presidential elections.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
The University of New Orleans' favorite publication for alumni, students and friends is fresh off the presses with a new name and a revived look.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016