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MoMENtum Black History Luncheon

MoMENtum Black History Luncheon

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

March 7, 2018


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On Feb. 28, MoMENtum, a new project designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of African-American males at UNO, and the Diversity Engagement Center hosted a Black History Month luncheon in the UC. About 30 visitors enjoyed lunch while various community leaders shared words of encouragement t...

International Night 2018

International Night 2018

Claire Sargent

February 28, 2018


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Presented by the International Student Association and Student Activities Council, International Night: Together Towards Tomorrow takes place from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 24 in the Human Performance Center at UNO. International Night is held every spring semester. It is a UNO tradition to celebrate...

Bollards to “pedestrianize” certain blocks of Bourbon Street

Bollards to “pedestrianize” certain blocks of Bourbon Street

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

February 28, 2018


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Countless people have walked Bourbon Street, but only in the past month have pedestrians grazed new concrete covering the first four blocks. On Jan. 31, after more than a year and $17 million of construction, Bourbon Street was officially reopened for business, though work is to be continued. One...

“Making New Orleans Home: A Tricentennial Symposium”

UNO Public Relations

February 21, 2018


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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 th...

Synthetic cannabinoids deadly on streets but promising in labs

Synthetic cannabinoids deadly on streets but promising in labs

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2018


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Seizures, psychosis and death – these are the possible side effects of synthetic cannabinoids, known more commonly as synthetic marijuana under the names K2 and Spice. Since its release in the early 2000s, the drug has plagued entire neighborhoods, leaving its users zombie-like, delusional and som...

Faculty and Students Awarded Nearly $300K in Research Prizes and Grants

Faculty and Students Awarded Nearly $300K in Research Prizes and Grants

UNO Public Relations

February 7, 2018


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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 exis...

Homecoming Calendar of Events

February 7, 2018


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Valentine's Day Celebration Feb. 14 11 a.m - 1 p.m. UC Atrium   Amazing Race Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. Sandbar   Homecoming Pep Rally Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. UC Atrium   Teeshirt Swap Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. UC Atrium   Homecoming Concert Feb. 16 at 8 p.m....

Women’s Center Presents Scholarships and Awards to 13 Outstanding Students

Women’s Center Presents Scholarships and Awards to 13 Outstanding Students

UNO Public Relations

January 31, 2018


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Thirteen University of New Orleans students were honored Friday for their academic accomplishments, hard work, ambition and campus involvement, among other attributes. The Women’s Center of UNO celebrated these female students during its Scholarship & Book Awards Ceremony on Jan. 19. The Cent...

UNO doctoral student receives prestigious leadership award

UNO doctoral student receives prestigious leadership award

UNO Public Relations

December 3, 2017


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A University of New Orleans graduate student recently received the prestigious Winifred Burks-Houck Graduate Leadership Award from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). The award recognizes Brown, a doctoral student, for demonst...

Student Spotlight: Michelle Lepori creates drama

Student Spotlight: Michelle Lepori creates drama

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2017


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MFA Student Michelle Lepori is a participant of Southern Rep Theatre’s new play development program, 4D, where her theatre skills are refined. Lepori shared the details of the program and her experience with Driftwood to help inform other students of the priceless opportunity.   AC: Anjanae...

Student Spotlight: Emory Jones transforms people with makeup

Student Spotlight: Emory Jones transforms people with makeup

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2017


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  Emory Jones, a senior majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing, brings characters to life both inside and outside of the classroom. With her special effects makeup skills, she is able to transform anyone into whatever persona they imagine. Jones shared her process wi...

Student Spotlight: Tanee Janusz works with wild

Student Spotlight: Tanee Janusz works with wild

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2017


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Tanee Janusz is a UNO student majoring in environmental and coastal sciences. She is a certified Louisiana Master Naturalist and has worked in informal environmental education for 18 years in places like the Louisiana Nature Center and the Audubon Zoo. She sat down with Driftwood to tell us about her ...

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