UNO News
Amouzegar Begins New Role as UNO's Provost
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 10:29:00 AM

Dear World Brings Storytelling and Portrait Project to UNO Students on Feb. 6 and 7
The University of New Orleans is made up of thousands of people, each with a different story, a different plan, a different voice. Dear World, an award-winning photographic storytelling project that began in New Orleans in 2009, will be on campus Feb. 6 and 7 to mine those stories in under 24 hours as part of a project that aims to highlight the diversity of the people who make UNO what it is.
Friday, January 13, 2017 11:47:38 AM

Best-Selling Author, Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild at UNO Jan. 18 to Discuss 'Red' America and a Growing U.S. Political Divide
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 12:48:53 PM

Partnership Involving UNO Scientists Helps Transform Geoscience Education
A team of University of New Orleans professors has created an online course notable for integrating not only real-world data with online, interdisciplinary instruction but also using those tools to transform teaching about the intersection of geoscience and societal issues.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:21:50 PM

UNO Jazz Studies Program Shines Bright at Jazz Education Network Conference
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 2:44:02 PM

University of New Orleans Celebrates Homecoming 2017 with Feb. 4 Tailgate and Great Basketball
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 11:09:57 AM

New Faculty Profile: Arifuzzaman Brings Skill, Passion for Big Data to Teaching and Research at UNO
The term "big data" is, if you will, a biggie. It is used in business circles, health care fields, political discourse and tech talk. But for Shaikh Arifuzzaman, assistant professor of computer science at the University of New Orleans, big data is how he works, researches and thinks. "Data is the heart of any computational problem," said Arifuzzaman, who joined UNO's faculty last fall and is building a research program on large-scale data analytics and high performance computing.
Friday, January 06, 2017 12:08:00 PM

UNO Professor Receives Grant to Support Scholarly Exploration of Freedom of Speech in Higher Education Settings
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 06, 2017 10:28:00 AM

Twenty-Four SWEAP Interns Hired as Full-time GE Employees
A two-year-old partnership between GE Digital and the University of New Orleans has proven to be a career-transforming educational experience for dozens of the University's computer science students.
Thursday, January 05, 2017 2:48:00 PM

UNO-St. Claude Gallery Commences Spring 2017 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions
Exhibitions through the month of April at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery will feature thesis projects from University of New Orleans spring 2017 fine arts graduates.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 2:13:00 PM

Martin Smith Joins the University of New Orleans as Assistant Provost for Admissions
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 03, 2017 11:52:00 AM

UNO's Hansen and Hodges are Named the Winners of the 2015-16 Excellence in Teaching Awards
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 1:13:55 PM

Approximately 900 Students Awarded Degrees During the University of New Orleans' Fall Commencement
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 4:16:00 PM

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration Graduate Lands Internship at Nexus of Travel and Public Policy
The U.S. Travel Association, the preeminent trade association of America's travel industry, has hired a December graduate from the University of New Orleans to join its government relations team as an intern.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 4:05:38 PM

Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation Bestows Major Gift to UNO's Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Program
The Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association (GNOHLA) Hospitality Education Foundation has announced a major gift to the University of New Orleans' Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration. The $75,000 contribution to fund improvements to UNO's Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration laboratory is the first major commitment since the launch of the University of New Orleans Foundation's $2.5 million capital campaign.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:12:00 AM

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