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  • UNO panel rates university's programs

    October 26, 2014 1:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A University of New Orleans faculty group has released a scorecard evaluation of the school's 80 degree programs. The New Orleans Advocate reported the programs are rated on such criteria as student demand, graduation rate, tuition revenue and whether the program area is tied to UNO's... more »
  • UNO will use grant for cybersecurity lab

    August 23, 2014 3:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A University of New Orleans faculty member has been awarded a $300,000 grant to set up a cybersecurity lab. Computer science professor Vassil Roussev received the 2-year grant by the National Science Foundation. The university plans to establish a self-contained cybersecurity lab. Students will install special... more »
  • UNO adopts tobacco-free policy

    July 19, 2014 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - University in New Orleans campuses will become a tobacco-free on Aug. 1. The move brings the university into compliance with a new state law that requires public colleges and universities to develop tobacco-free policies. Smoking or the use of other tobacco products will be prohibited from... more »
  • UNO will accept Nunez business credits

    March 30, 2014 1:18 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - An agreement between the University of New Orleans and Nunez Community College in St. Bernard Parish will allow Nunez students to transfer course credits into programs in the UNO College of Business Administration. The deal includes undergraduate programs at UNO in accounting, business administration, finance, hotel,... more »
  • Delgado, UNO announce Privateer Bound

    November 11, 2013 10:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new program involving the University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College will provide Delgado students with an easier route into UNO. The Advocate reports the program, called Privateer Bound, targets Delgado students who have applied to UNO but weren't admitted because they required a... more »
  • Education lectures planned at UNO

    August 26, 2013 8:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Education professors from Atlanta and New York City will deliver lectures on urban education in September at the University of New Orleans. The presentations in the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center will be open to the public. The Times-Picayune reports Georgia State University professor... more »
  • UNO, Miss State, get DoD grants for equipment

    May 9, 2012 7:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mississippi State University and the University of New Orleans are among 100 schools around the country that have won U.S. Department of Defense grants for new equipment costing $50,000 or more. Brandon Taravella, an assistant professor in UNO's naval architecture and marine engineering program, has a... more »
  • UNO to issue quality of life report

    March 26, 2012 5:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The University of New Orleans will release its annual quality of life poll on Tuesday. The survey is done by the university's Survey Research Center. Done since 1986, it will spotlight issues of greatest concern to residents of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish.
  • Amid big changes, UNO looks for a president

    September 15, 2011 7:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A committee of Louisiana higher education officials is about to meet to discuss the next leader for the University of New Orleans The committee, largely made up of members of the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, meets on the UNO campus Thursday. A midmorning business... more »
  • UNO working on reconnaissance robot

    August 8, 2011 9:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Researchers at the University of New Orleans are trying to develop an eel-like device to slither through shallow water to gain reconnaissance information. The Times Picayune said the work at the Office of Naval Research is being underwritten by a $937,000 grant from the Navy. The... more »
  • Senate approves transfer of UNO to UL system

    June 10, 2011 9:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The transfer of the University of New Orleans from the Louisiana State University System into a different college system that focuses more on regional universities is close to final approval at the Legislature. The Senate went on record in favor of the proposal when members... more »
  • SUNO/UNO Merger Proposal to be Scrapped

    May 19, 2011 6:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House Speaker Jim Tucker is giving up on a proposal to merge the historically-black Southern University at New Orleans with the largely-white University of New Orleans, a racially-charged idea that had generated staunch opposition from black lawmakers. Tucker says he doesn't have the votes and... more »
  • Students protest on capitol steps

    April 26, 2011 7:28 PM

    A protest on the steps of the capitol. Southern University supporters asking the legislature to reconsider a bill that would merge SUNO with the University of New Orleans. Both the senate and the house bills cite a need for the merger because of SUNO's low graduation rate and low enrollment... more »
  • Landrieu Opposes UNO-SUNO Merger

    March 27, 2011 11:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu has joined the ranks of those opposed to merging Southern University at New Orleans and the University of New Orleans. In an article for publication in The Louisiana Weekly's April 4 issue, Landrieu says Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to combine the universities was... more »
  • UNO student killed near campus

    February 3, 2011 8:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A University of New Orleans student and Army veteran injured in the line of duty was shot and killed a few blocks from the school's campus. Police say 22-year-old Lars Stiaes was found shot about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators believe Stiaes ran to a gas station... more »
  • Jindal asks for study of SUNO, UNO merger

    January 18, 2011 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has asked the state's top higher education board to research a possible merger of the University of New Orleans campus with the Southern University-New Orleans campus. Jindal also is asking the Board of Regents to consider whether that merged campus should then... more »
  • UNO wins Navy contracts worth more than $800K

    October 14, 2010 11:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The University of New Orleans Department of Computer Science has been awarded three new research and development contracts worth more than $800,000 from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Systems Center New Orleans. The three contracts are for one year. The SPAWAR Systems Center is... more »
  • UNO Faces Tough Budget Future without Federal Cash

    September 27, 2010 9:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The University of New Orleans is receiving $26 million less in state general funding this year than two years ago, though $17 million in federal stimulus money offset some state cuts on a one-time basis. That's according to the LSU Board of Regents. But with stimulus... more »
  • Chancellor of UNO Relieved of his Duties

    September 16, 2010 3:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The chancellor of the University of New Orleans said Thursday that he was relieved of his duties by the LSU system, which runs UNO. Timothy Ryan said LSU system president John Lombardi summoned him to the system's flagship Baton Rouge campus Thursday morning and told him... more »
  • UNO police chief hurt, 2 held in protest scuffle

    September 1, 2010 9:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two people were arrested and the University of New Orleans campus police chief was injured Wednesday in a scuffle with members of a crowd that refused to leave the administration building after a student protest against deep budget cuts. Police Chief Tim Harrington left the scene... more »
  • 40 UNO Teachers Warned of Layoffs

    May 14, 2010 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - About 40 teachers at the University of New Orleans have received letters telling them that the next academic year may be their last with the school. Similar letters earlier went out to non-tenured faculty members at Louisiana State University, Northwestern State University and Nicholls State University.... more »
  • KATC to cover Presidential Speech at UNO

    October 15, 2009 11:31 AM

    Preparations are under way as President Barack Obama plans to speak at the UNO Rec Center today. The President will be discussing the recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina and what still needs to be done four years after the storm devastated the city and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. KATC's... more »
  • President Obama will make 2 stops in NO Thursday

    October 12, 2009 8:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Obama will make two stops during his visit to New Orleans on Thursday. The White House announced Sunday night the president's first stop will be Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in the Lower 9th Ward. The president will hold a town hall meeting at... more »

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