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University of New Orleans' GenCyber Reaches Teachers to Inspire Future Cybersecurity Experts
In its fourth year at the University of New Orleans, the GenCyber program, held July 10-21, is funded by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. Participating teachers received extensive training from cybersecurity experts as well as a $500 stipend and a Chromebook loaded with all the tools necessary for the training.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:00:54 PM

The University of New Orleans Mourns the Death of Longtime Professor of History William "Bill" Savage
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 9:40:28 AM

UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School Celebrates its 10,000th student
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 9:27:43 AM

Exemplary Dedication: Bob Merrick's Philanthropic Support to University of New Orleans Tops $2M, Paving Way for More Students to Achieve
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 7:25:10 AM

South Korean Business Professionals Visit University of New Orleans
More than 120 business professionals from South Korea visited the University of New Orleans last month to tour the campus and hear a lecture by Dong-Jun (D.J.) Min, assistant professor of marketing. Leaders and employees in attendance came from several companies, including Amore Pacific, SK Holdings, Lotte Co., LG Chem, LG Electronics, Hyundai and POSCO. The group was in New Orleans attending SHRM17, the annual conference of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:15:25 PM

UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Host One-Night Theatrical Reading
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 1:00:56 PM

Historians and Journalists Work Hand-in-Hand to Create WWNO's Award-Winning "TriPod"
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.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:10:57 PM

University of New Orleans Ranked Third in Nation for Providing Equal Access to Higher Ed, Brookings Finds
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 11:52:11 AM

Dean Williams Honored by Chinese University in Ongoing Scholarly Collaboration
John Williams, dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of New Orleans, has been appointed honorary director of the National Engineering Research Center for Technological Innovation Method and Tool at China's Hebei University of Technology.

The honor is the latest development in UNO's efforts to develop meaningful curriculum and research partnerships with two Chinese universities--Hebei, located in Tianjin, and Putian University, located in a city of the same name.

Monday, July 10, 2017 12:35:49 PM

Eurofins Internship Pushes Student Scientists to Excel
The two-year-old Eurofins-University of New Orleans Internship and Scholarship program is putting some of the University's brightest, hardest working young students to work doing the science they love. The result is transforming the lab and the students.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 4:59:00 PM

Ochsner Internship Gives Pre-medical Students Hands-On Research Opportunities in Healthcare Setting
A new summer internship opportunity at Ochsner Medical Center gives five University of New Orleans undergraduates an opportunity to be involved in critical research that seeks to understand more about liver cancer recurrence, to improve care for babies and children with pulmonary health concerns and to help develop successful cancer therapies that will perform in a patient who has developed drug resistance.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 2:56:26 PM

Industry Peers Recognize Two UNO Transportation Institute Leaders
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 2:36:28 PM

Two UNO-Led Research Projects Receive Oil Spill Grants Through Louisiana's RESTORE Act Center of Excellence
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 11:36:21 AM

University of New Orleans Faculty Member Awarded $150,000 Toward Improving Functionality of 3-D Printed Products
The Louisiana Board of Regents awarded more than $150,000 to a University of New Orleans faculty member to research ways to improve and expand the use of 3-D printed products.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:22:03 PM

UNO Scientist Helps Dig for Clues to Underwater Landslides
University of New Orleans associate professor Ioannis Georgiou has been pulling the late shift in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico all week. From midnight to noon each day, the director of the Coastal and Environmental Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Laboratory at UNO is overseeing the collection of giant samples of the seabed near the mouth of the Mississippi River.
The goal is to understand more about what causes landslides under water. These so-called submarine landslides can be caused by large waves produced during hurricanes. But research indicates they can also be triggered by winter storms, cold fronts and possibly river floods--a phenomena that scientists understand less.

Thursday, June 08, 2017 12:36:18 PM

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