August 2012 Alumni EBrief


UNO, NPR Partner on Launch of Digital Newsroom

The University of New Orleans and WWNO in partnership with NPR have announced plans to launch a new non-profit digital newsroom aimed at creating in-depth, open source and independent news coverage about the New Orleans region.  The initiative called has received strong support from business and civic groups concerned about the impact of the Times-Picayune's plans to reduce print to just three days a week. Once launched, content will be available for free online through and on WWNO.  Read More…

Big Tuition Savings for Kids of Out-of-State Alums!

Already one of the “25 Most Affordable Colleges,” according to Newsweek’s 2012 college rankings, UNO can now offer children of out-of-state alumni a deal that's really too good to refuse: if admitted, they are eligible to receive a waiver that covers 100% of the out-of-state fee. 
! Get those applications in!  For a chart of UNO’s in-state and out-of-state tuition/fee amounts Click Here

And the Award for Best Director Goes to...

Less than one month after her graduation, new alumna Catherine “Kd” Amond (MFA 2012) has already collected the Best Director award at last month's 2012 International Television Festival (ITVFEST) for her short film, The Woodshed.  The film, which was also nominated for Best Drama, Best Screenwriting and Best Actor, was Amond's thesis project at UNO and included 16 UNO students and alumni.  Two other film competitions this fall provide more opportunity for Amond and her film to gain recognition. Read more…

UNO and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to Partner on $1.2 Million Gulf Shellfish Study

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the University of New Orleans have agreed to partner on a five-year, $1.2 million study of crab and shrimp populations in the northern Gulf of Mexico.  The 5 year study will track the abundance and distribution of the shellfish to better understand how they respond to and recover from disasters like Hurricane Katrina, freshwater from the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway and the BP oil spill. Read More…


UNO Privateer Football Club Kicks Off September 1!

Love UNO and football?  Come out and cheer on your UNO Privateer Football Club to take back the National Football Club Association Championship they won in 2010!  The 2012 Season kicks off with Military Appreciation Day Saturday, September 1st at 7pm when the Privateers host the DoughBoys, an active duty military team from Fort Benning, Georgia at Pan American Stadium in City Park.  And you can’t miss UNO Homecoming on September 29!  Details on club sponsorships, 2012-2013 season tickets and schedule available by Clicking Here. Show your UNO Proud!!

Alumnus Tops Country and iTunes All-Genre Charts

New Orleans native and Nashville songwriter Jim McCormick is having a great month. One of his songs topped the country music charts, while another was released by country rock star Jason Aldean as a single and quickly raced to the top of iTunes all-genre singles chart. McCormick, a nationally recognized singer and songwriter, received a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of New Orleans and matriculated from UNO's first Creative Writing Workshop, where he says he honed many of the skills that helped him to get where he is today.  Read More…

Get your coolers ready! UNO Homecoming 2012 is Coming! 

UNO’s Fourth Annual Alumni & Student Homecoming Football Tailgating Party takes is scheduled for September 29. Get your coolers, coozies, grills and lawnchairs ready!  Be sure to hold the date on your calendar and watch for details to come... 

Lectures on Liberty

This fall, as the political season heats up, join us for a series of free public lectures about democratic ideals and institutions by speakers from around the nation.  First up?  James Morone, Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, Brown University on Friday, August 31 5:30 PM Liberal Arts Building, Room 140.  Read More...

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