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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...

UNO Hosts Celebration for National Engineers Week

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018


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On Wednesday, Feb. 21, UNO hosted a celebration for the National Engineers Week of 2018, a collaboration between the Department of Engineering, Core Element, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.  Over 1,600 middle and high schoolers from the NOLA area visited UNO to learn about the aspects ...

Midday Musing: Power to the Poster

Midday Musing: Power to the Poster

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

February 28, 2018


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On Thursday, Feb. 22, Midday Musing presented Power to the Poster as their return discussion for this semester. Four speakers--Dr. Ryan Gray, Liz Sigler, Elana Ricci and Jeanne Pavy--explained funding and research for undergraduate projects and how to present that information in the most efficient, aestheti...

National Engineers Week a Chance to Teach and Inspire

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018


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Upon entering the UC last Wednesday, UNO campus-goers saw crowds of children visiting to learn about engineering and science from a movie, a portable planetarium and many tabletop demonstrations. More than 1,600 area students attended National Engineers Week 2018.   “It was a great event for the engineering ...

Service Coalition invites environmental volunteers to take a boat ride and plant trees

Service Coalition invites environmental volunteers to take a boat ride and plant trees

Kirstie Jiles

February 21, 2018


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Service Coalition and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) hold a volunteer service day on Saturday, Feb. 24. Volunteers will plant native trees at a site where CRCL has been building up the coastal forest near Braithwaite. Participants will join CRCL for the last of the plantings of 10...

Mass shooting in Florida High School

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2018


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On Feb. 15, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where he opened fire with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, killing 17 people, including students and staff. Cruz was a previous student of the high school and was expelled last year after numerous suspen...

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