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University of New Orleans to Play Key Role in Development of Coastal Geohazards Atlas
Mark Kulp, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences at the University of New Orleans, is part of a team working to produce a map of geological features affecting the landscape of coastal Louisiana.
Friday, February 23, 2018 2:55:45 PM

UNO-St. Claude Gallery Opens New Thesis Exhibition
A new solo exhibition from University of New Orleans fine arts graduate student Ashley Hope will open at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery Saturday, March 10 and run through April 7, 2018.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:42:58 AM

National Engineers Week Celebration Draws 1,300 Area Students to University
Could you build a bridge using paper and scotch tape, one that would hold several pounds of concrete?
Would you be able determine what is causing an alarm to sound on a spacecraft and then resolve the issue? How would you precisely measure out four ounces of liquid using nothing but two cups: one that holds three ounces and one that holds five ounces? About 1,300 middle and high school students from 23 New Orleans-area schools took on these challenges and more Wednesday during the University of New Orleans' celebration of National Engineers Week. UNO's College of Engineering partnered with Core Element and the American Society of Civil Engineers on the event, bringing together a host of partners who provided plenty of hands-on activities to help students engage in engineering-related concepts.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:21:26 AM

Explore UNO Draws Record Attendance Among Future Students -- Not to Mention Fun
Nearly 400 future University of New Orleans students visited campus Saturday for a chance to learn more about New Orleans' only public research university and, in some cases, to compete for scholarship dollars.
Explore UNO, the University's annual spring open house, drew more families than ever before, with an estimated 868 visitors participating, including 67 incoming freshmen who interviewed in person for the prestigious Homer Hitt Scholarship and 24 President's Scholarship winners who competed on-site for additional scholarship dollars.
"It's students like you who make a university what it is," University of New Orleans President John Nicklow told the Homer Hitt interviewees, who were among 80 students total vying for the four-year $65,716 scholarship available to students with at least a score of 30 on the ACT, 1400 on the SAT and a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 3:13:43 PM

University of New Orleans Collaborates on Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning
The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) is part of team that was awarded nearly $300,000 for a project aimed at helping Louisiana's coastal communities develop resiliency plans before disaster strikes.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 2:16:56 PM

Legendary Banjoist Béla Fleck to Teach Master Class at the University of New Orleans on March 16
Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck will teach a master class at the University of New Orleans on Friday, March 16. Fleck's appearance at the University coincides with the March 15-17 premiere of his Banjo Concerto, a piece commissioned by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts in celebration of New Orleans' tricentennial
Friday, February 16, 2018 10:00:37 AM

Four-Day Tricentennial Symposium "Making New Orleans Home" Comes to the University of New Orleans on March 11
The University of New Orleans will host the concluding events in what promises to be an historic and engaging four-day symposium celebrating New Orleans' Tricentennial. "Making New Orleans Home: A Tricentennial Symposium," March 8-11, is sponsored by the Historic New Orleans Collection and the City of New Orleans 2018 Tricentennial Commission's Cultural and Historical Committee. The symposium explores the 300-year history of how New Orleans came to be inhabited by diverse, vibrant people and how, in turn, the concept of home has been central to the life and culture of the city. On March 11, the events come to the University of New Orleans' Senator Ted Hickey Ballroom and Gallery Lounge in the University Center, where attendees will hear from local historians and experts about the history of the city's immigrant populations, music and more.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:37:31 AM

Recent University of New Orleans Graduate Receives Award for Research on Use of Virtual Reality in Autism Treatment
Panagiotis Markopoulos, a fall 2017 graduate of the Ph.D. counselor education program at the University of New Orleans, received the Graduate Student Research Award from the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors during its world conference, which took place Feb. 1-3 in New Orleans. Markopoulos was recognized for his dissertation work, which explores the use of virtual reality (VR) technology in the treatment of children with autism.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:54:25 PM

University of New Orleans Announces Jazz at the Sandbar Spring 2018 Lineup
Grammy Award nominee and University of New Orleans alumnus Jamison Ross will kick off the spring 2018 season of the acclaimed Jazz at the Sandbar concert series when he performs Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at The Cove on UNO's campus.
Thursday, February 08, 2018 1:11:00 PM

The University of New Orleans To Serve As First U.S. Host of 28th International Coding Contest
The University of New Orleans will serve as the first site in the United States for the 28th International Coding Contest, a worldwide computer science competition.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 2:13:00 PM

Housing Corporation for Former University of New Orleans Fraternity Chapter Donates $112,000 for Scholarship
The housing corporation for a former University of New Orleans fraternity chapter has donated $112,000--originally raised to buy a fraternity house--for a student scholarship at the University. With the gift, the Phi Kappa Theta New Orleans Building Association will establish the Phi Kappa Theta Legacy Endowed Scholarship, which will support the educational needs of UNO students.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 11:22:06 AM

Krewe of UNO Rolls in Celebration of Six Decades of the University of New Orleans
Beads flew. Capes swished. Horns blared. The 6th Annual Krewe of UNO Mardi Gras parade wound through the University of New Orleans campus on Tuesday, with President John Nicklow and Stacy Nicklow leading the procession aboard a rolling pirate ship fully stocked with Privateer-blue cups and beads. Under the theme, "Six Decades of Celebration," a salute to the University's 60 years, 37 campus organizations and departments participated in the parade and seemed undeterred by the intermittent rain that started to fall mid-way through the route. Sophie B. Wright Charter School marching band joined the krewe, providing tunes to fuel the celebration.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 4:37:00 PM

For Newly Named Library Dean Ray Wang, University Libraries are More than a Passing Passion
Ray Wang spent hour upon hour in the library when he was in graduate school.
As a Chinese-born international student pursuing his master's and doctoral degrees at Northern Illinois University in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Wang came to view the university library as a home base of sorts.
When other students packed up and headed home for the holidays, Wang would pack up his book bag and find retreat in the stacks and study spaces of the campus bibliotheca.
"I really formed this affinity for libraries," said Wang, newly named University of New Orleans dean of the library and information services. "They helped me to write papers, find information."
Wang comes to UNO from California State Polytechnic University, where he led its library for nine years. While he began his academic studies in the United States with an intention of returning to China to teach English, Wang's fondness for academic libraries and their unique ability to serve students at all levels quickly began to drive his career.

Friday, February 02, 2018 4:16:14 PM

Faculty and Students Awarded Nearly $300K in Research Prizes and Grants During Celebration of Research and Creative Pursuits
The University of New Orleans has awarded nearly $300,000 in research grants and awards to 21 faculty members and 20 undergraduate students. During a Jan. 24 awards presentation hosted by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs that underscored the power of research and the opportunities that exist for UNO scholars at all levels, leaders highlighted the interesting work and accomplishments that are happening on all areas of campus.
Monday, January 29, 2018 1:35:47 PM

Mattei Named Interim Dean of Engineering
University of New Orleans civil engineering professor Norma Jean Mattei has been appointed interim dean of the College of Engineering. She takes over for Emir Macari, who stepped down earlier this month after three years as dean.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:38:16 PM

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