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Jazz Great Ellis Marsalis Returns to the University of New Orleans to Kick Off Jazz at the Sandbar 2017 Fall Season
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 series opens Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Sandbar at The Cove on UNO's campus.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 2:10:44 PM

American Society of Naval Engineers Awards Two of Nine Undergraduate Scholarships to University of New Orleans Students
Two out of nine undergraduate scholarships awarded nationwide by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will go to students at the University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Chance Aucoin received the ASNE Tidewater Section James Pitt Scholarship and Gillianne Edwards received the ASNE Headquarters Restricted Funds Scholarship.
Monday, September 18, 2017 11:11:31 AM

University of New Orleans Ranked No. 1 Best College for Lowest Student Loan Debt in Louisiana
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 11:51:54 AM

University of New Orleans Partners on NSF Grant to Expand Nanomaterials Research in Louisiana
The University of New Orleans has partnered with three other New Orleans area universities to procure an instrument that has the capability to enhance nanomaterials and nanodevices fabrication in Louisiana. Weilie Zhou, professor of material science and engineering, who works in UNO's Advanced Materials Research Institute, is a co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation major research instrumentation grant for nearly $636,000. The money goes toward the purchase of an ultra-high resolution electron beam nanolithography system that will allow researchers to write patterns at the nanometer scale to support nanoscience and technology research across southeastern Louisiana.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 11:46:59 AM

University of New Orleans Releases Latest Edition of the Metro Report
Unemployment in metro New Orleans dipped to 5.2 percent compared to 5.6 percent at the same time last year, according to the latest edition of the Metropolitan Report from the University of New Orleans. The metro area also added nearly 1,200 jobs since the second quarter of last year and nearly 720 jobs year to date, the report found.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:08:14 AM

University of New Orleans Philosophy Professor Selected as One of Eight Galsworthy Fellows
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 9:01:20 AM

Two Top Students Named Recipients of the Women in Computer Science Scholarship
Two University of New Orleans undergraduate students have been named recipients of the 2017-18 UNO Scholarship for Women in Computer Science, an annual scholarship created by alumna and Google engineer Sabrina Farmer. Banan Ibrahim, a junior from New Orleans, and Thanh Nguyen, a senior from Vietnam, are both honors level students in the Department of Computer Science who have become campus leaders in their field, advocating for and promoting women in the technology field.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 3:22:47 PM

University of New Orleans Experiences Largest Percentage Increase in Undergraduate Students in Eight Years
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 05, 2017 11:41:14 AM

University of New Orleans Makes Dining Easier and More Enjoyable With Extended Hours and Increased Offerings
Mango and strawberry smoothies. Smoked salmon crepes. Vegetarian Thai coconut curry. Hot barbecue pork sandwiches. Breakfast at midnight. Dining at the University of New Orleans has never been easier, more delicious or more nutritious.
New this semester, students have access to 24-hour dining at The Sandbar, smoothies and fresh rolled sushi burritos at Jamba Juice, food trucks serving up some of the tastiest dishes in town, increased vegetarian options at The Galley, extended hours at Chik-Fil-A and 24-hour weekend shopping at the Pontchartrain Hall Convenience Store.

Friday, September 01, 2017 2:41:02 PM

UNO-St. Claude Gallery Features Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions in September
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 01, 2017 2:05:35 PM

Common Read Events Aim to Help University of New Orleans Students Find their 'Callings'
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 01, 2017 10:47:00 AM

New Faculty Members Bring Innovative, Problem-Solving Research to the University of New Orleans
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 5:20:00 PM

University of New Orleans Researchers Recognized for Success of Microwave Technique in Preparing Layered Nanomaterials
Now, researchers at the University of New Orleans have shown that microwaves can be used to speed up more than dinner. They have successfully used a microwave to accelerate the preparation of layered nanomaterials, reducing the time required from 2-3 days to 1-2 hours.
Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:23:26 PM

University of New Orleans Research & Technology Park Generates $472M Economic Impact
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 9:04:04 AM

Solar Eclipse Draws Hundreds to University of New Orleans Campus for Historic Show
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 11:08:50 AM

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