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University of New Orleans Celebrates New Orleans' Favorite Tradition in Privateer Style
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 3:32:54 PM

University Hosts Nearly 1,600 Students in Celebration of Engineers and their Contributions
Nearly 1,600 students from 26 New Orleans-area middle and high schools participated in hands-on STEM experiences during the University of New Orleans' National Engineers Week celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Organized in collaboration with Core Element and the American Society of Civil Engineers, the event also featured four screenings of "Dream Big: Engineering Our World," a feature-length film produced in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers that explores the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels large and small.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:26:06 PM

Jazz at the Sandbar Series Opens March 8 and Features Howard Levy, Mahmoud Chouki and More
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 9:47:26 AM

UNO Advertising Students Get Up-Close Look at Peter Mayer Advertising in New Orleans
Advertising students learned how to bring an advertising concept to life in a recent visit to Peter Mayer Advertising.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:00:00 PM

UNO Remembers Historian and Founding Faculty Member Jerah Johnson
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 4:23:40 PM

Mellon Foundation Awards $150,000 Grant to Humanities Action Lab, Including The University of New Orleans
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 11:48:00 AM

Dear World UNO Gives Students, Staff and Faculty the Chance to Share Powerful, Personal Stories
A 31-year-old man is getting his college degree after 13 years of difficult stops and starts. An 18-year-old African-American woman has a self-realization that her dark skin does not make her any less valuable than the light-skin of the people she's spent her whole life around. A 28-year-old raised by her doting, vibrant grandmother watches her beloved role model slide slowly into dementia. These were some of the 210 stories documented in photographs by Dear World on Feb. 6 and 7, a project brought to the University of New Orleans as part of the its First-Year Experience programming.
Friday, February 10, 2017 1:22:43 PM

University of New Orleans Survey Research Center Releases Poll on State Budget Situation and Special Session
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 09, 2017 2:40:10 PM

UNO Programs for Special Education Teacher Preparation Receive National Recognition
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 08, 2017 1:24:00 PM

New Album from Music Prof Brian Seeger's Band Makes U.S. Radio Jazz Top 10
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 08, 2017 1:10:09 PM

Alumnus Tony Enterante to Lead Alumni Affairs at the University of New Orleans
University of New Orleans alumnus Tony Enterante has been named director of alumni affairs and executive director of the UNO International Alumni Association. Enterante has worked in University Advancement at UNO since 2015, when he was hired as the annual fund manager. In that position, he helped increase giving and donor participation to the UNO First Fund and the UNO Tomorrow Fund.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 10:16:00 AM

UNO Mourns the Death of Eliza Miruna Ghil, Longtime Professor of Languages and Literature
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 07, 2017 9:55:45 AM

Krewe of UNO Lets the Good Times Roll Through Campus on Feb. 21 at 12:30
On Feb. 21, the Krewe of UNO rolls through the Lakefront campus, giving students, faculty and staff a chance to celebrate Carnival season the Privateer way, with beads, swag, pirate ships and a new mascot
Friday, February 03, 2017 1:22:00 PM

UNO's Earl K. Long Library Opens Renovated Fourth Floor, Boasting Quieter Study Space and Tech Access for Students, Faculty
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 03, 2017 1:03:13 PM

Matt Tarr Selected Vice President for Research and Economic Development
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 02, 2017 12:05:29 PM

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