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University of New Orleans Opens Veterans Service Center for Students
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 4:12:05 PM

University of New Orleans Planning Expert Develops Innovative GIS Research Collaboration with University in China
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, 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 12:23:16 PM

University of New Orleans to Hold Fourth GenCyber Cybersecurity Summer Program for Teachers
The University of New Orleans will hold its fourth GenCyber program in which computer science faculty members provide two weeks of intensive cybersecurity training to high school teachers from around the country. The program, which will take place July 10-21 on the University of New Orleans campus, is funded by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:03:59 AM

UNO and Latter & Blum to Present Annual Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the Northshore Region
The University of New Orleans and its executive partner, Latter & Blum, Inc., will present the Dr. Ivan Miestchovich Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar for the Northshore Region on Friday, June 9. It will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn and Suites Conference Center in Covington. The seminar will focus on the flood events of March and August 2016, which affected every parish in the region.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:56:06 AM

University of New Orleans Theatrical Production Earns Eight National Awards from Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
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 1:38:12 PM

Space Invaders: Graduate Student Maps Genetic History of Water Hyacinth
Elliot Weidow dipped the end of a long aluminum pole into the giant mat of water hyacinth that had nearly overtaken a canal running through New Orleans City Park's Couturie Forest. The coat-hanger hook he'd fashioned on the end of the pole drew up a dripping specimen, its dark brown roots sprouting like hair under the waxy green leaves. About 10 days earlier, Weidow said, there were notably fewer hyacinths floating about in this spot. Yet they'd quickly multiplied as they always do, turning the waterway into a crowded channel of perky aquatic greenery with its occasional purple flower. For such a pretty plant, the water hyacinth has become a notorious nuisance. "It easily makes top 10 in the worst invasive species on earth," said Weidow, a master's student in the University of New Orleans Department of Biological Sciences, who recently received a $1,200 Louisiana Environmental Education Commission grant to research the plant's genetic diversity through history.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:59:00 PM

University of New Orleans Commencement Honors Spring 2017 Graduates
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 1:04:16 PM

University of New Orleans Faculty Awarded $475,000 to Provide Professional Development Experience for Local K-8 Teachers
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 9:12:01 AM

Real Estate and Finance Experts Share Insight on Metro New Orleans Landscape During UNO/Latter & Blum Seminars
Real estate experts from across the region gathered at the University of New Orleans to share the latest economic projections and current trends in the metro New Orleans commercial and residential real estate markets. The 2017 Dr. Ivan Miestchovich UNO/Latter & Blum Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar drew roughly 400 participants to the campus on May 5. Hosted by the UNO Institute for Economic Development & Real Estate Research, the event marked the 28th year UNO has partnered with Latter & Blum to share valuable market research and insight with the New Orleans community.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:18:04 PM

The Greater New Orleans Writing Project at UNO is Awarded $15,000 Grant for Teacher Professional Development
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 09, 2017 10:14:48 AM

'Back on Top!': Spring 2017 Edition of Silver & Blue Boasts 52 Pages of University of New Orleans Successes
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 04, 2017 2:21:47 PM

University of New Orleans is the Only Louisiana School Featured in the "Public Colleges of Distinction 2017 Guidebook"
The University of New Orleans is the only Louisiana school featured in the "Public Colleges of Distinction 2017 Guidebook."
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 4:07:30 PM

UNO Engineering and Math Student Lands Competitive Fellowship with Australian Astronomical Observatory
Prerak Chapagain, 19, and engineering and mathematics double major, has been selected for a 12-week paid fellowship with the Australian Astronomical Observatory in Sydney, Australia, where he will work on research and development of a robotic device to be used on extremely large telescopes, often called ELTs.
Monday, May 01, 2017 4:07:34 PM

UNO's National Model United Nations Team Marks Seven Years of Award-Winning Performances
The University of New Orleans Model United Nations Delegation earned an honorable mention award at the National MUN Conference in New York for its representation of the Republic of Haiti and Ukraine.
Friday, April 28, 2017 10:23:00 AM

University of New Orleans to Lead Joint Effort to Recover Missing World War II Airman in Austria
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 2:29:56 PM

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