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Foundations Found Fickle

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

March 27, 2018


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Everyone that wears makeup knows shade matching foundations is a struggle. You can go to Sephora or any number of higher-end makeup stores and get a machine to match you, but most of those are way too expensive or somehow don’t match you as well as you wanted.  Going to the drug store is better for...

The art form of tableau vivant and its history and influence

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

March 27, 2018


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On Thursday, visiting lecturer Dr. Anna Mecugni gave a talk entitled "The Genre of Tableau Vivant: Rediscovering Italian Art and Film of the 1960s and 1970s." Her presentation covered relevant parts of modern Italian culture some of her own research. First, she introduced the genre of tableau vivant, which is Fren...

President’s of the University Address Discusses Progress and Plans

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

March 27, 2018


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On Thursday, President John Nicklow hosted his second annual discussion of UNO, past, present, and future, detailing his plans for the University and progress thus far. More than 200 faculty and staff entered the ballroom to enjoy refreshments and hear Nicklow speak. First, Nicklow outlined his administration's...

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

March 27, 2018


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On Sunday March 11, students, faculty and staff were alerted via an urgent email message that threats were made against the university by a student who lives on campus. Classes were canceled the next day, and students who live in the dorms were asked to remain there until further notice. Early the ne...

UNO Drums Up New Interest in Pi Day

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

March 27, 2018


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Last Wednesday, March 14, various UNO organizations commemorated Pi Day with events full of pi – or pie – puns, games and food. The number pi is about 3.1459265358, and its symbol is π, the Greek letter for p. It comes from dividing the length of a circle's edge by the width of that circle, bu...

Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev performs at the UNO Mar. 20th

Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev performs at the UNO Mar. 20th

UNO Public Relations

March 27, 2018


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The School of the Arts at the University of New Orleans Musical Excursions International Chamber Music Series is pleased to announce that Ilya Yakushev, Russian Pianist, will be performing at the University of New Orleans, Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 7 p.m. I...

National Trust For Historic Preservation

National Trust For Historic Preservation

March 27, 2018


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Building on previous success, the National Trust’s HOPE Crew is returning to St. Bernard Parish this month to continue the massive preservation effort at Chalmette National Cemetery. From Mar. 17—30, using the latest tools, volunteers will have an opportunity to learn how to clean, document a...

GNOWP Celebrates 40th Anniversary

GNOWP Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

March 27, 2018


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The Greater New Orleans Writing Project (GNOWP) has been housed at the University of New Orleans since 1978.  It is one of more than 150 sites of the National Writing Project (NWP), which was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as “the best large-scale effort to impr...

Coffee Talk: “A Better World: Environmental Humanities”

Coffee Talk: “A Better World: Environmental Humanities”

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 27, 2018


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On March 8, Dr. Nancy Easterlin spoke at the Women’s Coffee talk lecture series presented by UNO Women’s Center and Women Gender studies (WGS) called “A Better World: Environmental Humanities.” The event was loaded with refreshments, and the room was completely packed. Dr. Lisa Verner welc...

UNO Has 65 New Trees

UNO Has 65 New Trees

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

March 27, 2018


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On Thursday, more than 30 volunteers and coordinators gathered on the campus quad to plant 65 trees. Led by local nonprofit NOLA Tree Project, the plans for the entire affair were conceived and pursued by student body president Nigel Watkins. "This was his brainchild." said Connie Uddo, executive director ...

Business Carnival highlights student business organizations on campus

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, Managing Editor

March 7, 2018


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On Thursday, March 1, UNO held its Business Carnival and Diversity Celebration.  The event was held in Kirschman Hall by the College of Business Administration (COBA) Business Coaching Center and the College of Business Executive Committee (CBEC).  Students learned about business-oriented student organ...

UNO Alumnus Shares “No-Touch” Touch Screen Research

UNO Alumnus Shares “No-Touch” Touch Screen Research

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

March 7, 2018


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On Friday, UNO alumnus and corporate fellow at the DOW Chemical Company Dr. Peter Trefonas visited the chemical sciences building to share his research on a new type of display. "Suppose each pixel could emit light," said Trefonas, "but could also detect light." Hosted by Advanced Materials Researc...

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