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University of New Orleans


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Motto Get there from here
Established 1958
Type Public coeducational
Chancellor Timothy P. Ryan
Staff 785
Undergraduates 13,225
Postgraduates 4,125
Location New Orleans, La., USA
Campus Urban
Sports teams Privateers
Colors Reflex Blue & Silver
Mascot Lafitte, an Alligator & Pierre the Pirate
Website www.uno.edu

The University of New Orleans, often locally called UNO, is a medium sized public urban university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is a member of the LSU System and the Urban 13. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Species Alligator mississippiensis Alligator sinensis An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ... The Louisiana State University System is the largest public university system in Louisiana. ... This articlee does not cite its references or sources. ...

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History

The University of New Orleans, originally called Louisiana State University in New Orleans, was legally established by Act 60 of the 1956 Louisiana Legislature, in the wake of a citizens’ movement to bring tax-supported higher education to the metropolitan area. Greater New Orleans, with more than a fourth of the state’s population, was without a public college or university until that time. As a branch campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LSUNO was conceived as a liberal arts college for commuting students, which is a true urban university. Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... A legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Capitol Building Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana, a state of the United States of America. ...


An ideal campus site was acquired when the United States Navy abandoned its air station on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain in late 1957 and the Orleans Levee Board leased it to the LSU Board of Supervisors. A quick renovation of barracks, service clubs, and other existing facilities made it possible to begin classes in September 1958, a year ahead of the original schedule. The inaugural convocation was held in a vacant aircraft hangar. This event marked the opening of the first racially integrated, public university in the South. A total of 1,460 students, all freshmen and double the number originally anticipated, arrived for this occasion. Lake Pontchartrains north shore at Fontainebleau State Park near Mandeville, Louisiana in 2004 Lake Pontchartrain (local English pronunciation ) (French: Lac Pontchartrain, pronounced ) is a brackish lake located in southeastern Louisiana. ...


By September 1961, when the new school had become a full four-year institution, the enrollment exceeded 3,000, and the faculty had grown from the original 63 to 150 members. A Junior Division had been established for the academic administration of freshmen, and senior academic divisions had been established in liberal arts, in sciences, and in business administration. Dr. Homer L. Hitt, the first employee and the chief administrative officer, had been promoted from Dean of LSUNO to Vice President of LSU in Charge of LSUNO.


Two new permanent buildings, the Liberal Arts Building and the Sciences Building, and a central utilities plant were completed and in operation by the time of the first commencement in the spring of 1962. The architectural style, established by master planners, was described as a modern adaptation of Louisiana tradition. The first commencement was held in a circus tent temporarily erected on the campus for that purpose. The initial class of graduating seniors numbered 115.


In the summer of 1962, the senior academic divisions were designated colleges. In 1963, a school of education was established, as well as an evening division and a graduate division. The Vice President in Charge was designated Chancellor, following the establishment of an LSU System of Higher Education. This signaled the end of LSUNO’s status as a branch of the Baton Rouge campus. The school of education became the College of Education in 1964. In 1966, the graduate division became the Graduate School.


To the original 178-acre site, a 17.5-acre strip along its western boundary was added in 1963. This land was also acquired from the Orleans Levee Board, and it brought the total campus acreage to 195.5. Still more acreage was obtained in 1964, half a mile east on the Lakefront, when the United States Army abandoned its Camp Leroy Johnson facility and the Levee Board made this site, too, available to the University. A 50-acre parcel of this 150-acre site was released to the Gulf South Research Institute in 1965. The remaining 100-acre East Campus subsequently became the location of a Special Education Center, various outdoor sports facilities, and a multipurpose Senator Nat G. Kiefer/UNO Lakefront Arena.


In September, 1969, when the enrollment exceeded 10,000, LSUNO became the second-largest university in Louisiana. By this time it had developed into a large academic complex embracing several colleges, schools, and institutes, offering graduate work in many different fields and awarding both the master’s and the Ph.D. degree. Moreover, a residence hall for both men and women had been completed. In February, 1974, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved a name change, and LSUNO became the University of New Orleans. The new name more accurately defined the institution as the metropolitan campus of the LSU System.


By the fall of 1983, UNO had an enrollment exceeding 16,000 and had five senior colleges: Liberal Arts, Sciences, Education, Business Administration, and Engineering, in addition to its Junior Division and Graduate School. It also had a School of Urban and Regional Studies; a School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration; a School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; and various centers, institutes and divisions for specialized research.


The College of Engineering (COE) is made up of four departments: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. US News ranks UNO COE program 66 out 199 engineering schools that grant doctoral degrees.


The Department of Electrical Engineering (http://ece.engr.uno.edu/) is the largest in terms of the number of students enrolled and overall faculty. The department has a number of distinguished faculty and experts in the fields of information fusion and target tracking, detection, and recognition; signal and data processing (digital, statistical, optical, biomedical, radar, sonar, and audio); polarization, thin-film optics, ellipsometry, and polarimetry; image processing, texture analysis, compression, and face recognition; communications (wireless, digital, optical); statistical interference, estimation, decision, filtering, forecasting; control systems (stochastic systems, stability analysis), industrial controls, and optimization; computational intelligence, neural networks; sensor systems (fiber-optic, radar, sonar); power systems, power electronics and machinery. The department offers the only undergraduate degree program in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the New Orleans Metropolitan area. The department also offers M.S and PhD in Engineering and Applied Sciences graduate degrees.


The College is fully accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). The College has six Research Centers of Excellence and a Research Lab that generate over half the sponsored research of the University annually. Through its Research Centers of Excellence and Research Labs the College has a strong collaboration between faculty, industry and government


A new Metropolitan College offered courses at off-campus locations in the evening hours, as well as credit and non-credit work in the evening on the campus. It also administered the nation’s largest summer program in Europe, UNO Innsbruck, which had been a continuing success since the early 1970s. In an administrative reorganization in 1988, the Junior Division was replaced by a system that enrolled all incoming students in one of the senior colleges or schools. Innsbruck is a city in western Austria, and the capital of the federal state of Tyrol. ...


The UNO main campus contains twenty-three permanent buildings plus a dormitory, a housing complex for married students and a complex of contemporary, apartment-styled, student-housing units. Land has been set aside for a new dormitory complex and fraternity and sorority houses. The 9-story College of Engineering building is the tallest building on campus. It houses the four engineering departments and many state-of-the-art labs, including a state-of-the-art computational cluster machine built by the Department of Electrical Engineering. The Chemical Sciences Building opened in 1997, a state-of-the-art Recreation and Fitness Center opened in 2001, and the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center (named for our founding Chancellor) opened in 2003. The Alumni Center is built around a red brick smokestack, one of the few reminders of the naval air base that became the UNO main campus. Kirschman Hall, which houses the College of Business Administration, opened in Spring 2005. A six building, University-sponsored Research and Technology Park is adjacent to the main campus. The East campus, approximately one mile from the main campus, houses athletic fields, the Alumni and Development Center, and the Senator Nat G. Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena and is the location for a planned Teleplex Building that will house both of New Orleans’ public television stations, a public radio station, and video broadcast training space for UNO students. UNO owns satellite campuses in downtown New Orleans, in the suburbs of Jefferson Parish, and in Slidell, in neighboring St. Tammany parish. UNO’s Ogden Museum of Southern Art is located in the Arts District near the central business district. UNO is in the process of revising its Master Plan to include additional, state-of-the art student housing, a new University Center, phase two of the Research and Technology Park, and new landscaping and student-centered outdoor learning spaces. Jefferson Parish is a parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... The mission of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, is to broaden the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South through its permanent collections, changing exhibitions, educational programs, publications, research center, and its Goldring-Woldenberg Institute for the Advancement...


The University of New Orleans has grown to become a major urban research university. Categorized as an SREB Four-Year 2 institution, as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Intensive, and as a COC/SACS Level VI institution, its students now enjoy a broad range of academic programs nearly one-quarter of which are at the master’s or doctoral level. In addition, extracurricular activities, including NCAA Division One intercollegiate athletics, an extensive program of intramural sports, and frequent exhibits and programs in music, drama, ballet, and the fine arts round out the student experience. Culturally, socially, economically, and intellectually, the University of New Orleans is one of the major assets of the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana. The University has conferred over 66,000 degrees since the first graduating class of 118 in 1962. The University of New Orleans has distinguished itself since 1958 and will continue to do so in the future. Andrew Carnegie, industrialist and philanthropist, for whom are named Carnegie Steel Company The Carnegie Building, a building on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for which he provided funds. ... COC can refer to: Canadian Olympic Committee - The private, non-profit organization representing Canadian athletes in the International Olympic Committee and the Pan American Games. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 12,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southeastern United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W...


In 2003-2004 UNO had 556 full-time instructional faculty and 228 part-time instructional faculty.


In 2003-2004, UNO enrolled 9,551 full-time undergraduate students and 3,674 part-time undergraduates for a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,225. 45.3 percent of these undergraduates were nonwhite with 24.8% of the student being black, non-Hispanic. At the graduate level, 1,673 of the students were enrolled full-time and 2,452 were enrolled part-time for a total graduate enrollment of 4,125.


In 2003-2004 UNO awarded 1,727 undergraduate degrees, 2 graduate certificates, 869 masters degrees, and 79 doctoral degrees.


In Fall 2004, UNO’s College of Education took over a failing, inner-city school in Orleans Parish and is committed to transforming it for the students that attend, as a venue for improving the capabilities of the graduates of our College of Education, and to develop strategies for helping inner-city students success in school.


In August of 2005, the University of New Orleans suffered damage to several buildings due to the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. Despite the damage, UNO was the first of the damaged large universities in New Orleans to re-open, albeit virtually, by using web-based courses starting in October of 2005 [1].


By 2006, UNO had broken ground on a $38-million student housing project [2], a sign of the administration's dedication to improving the university for the decades ahead.


• #1 Undergraduate Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program in USA


• $13 Million Year Advanced Marine Technology Center


Largest Graduate School of Education in the South


• 4th Largest Graduate School in Mid-South Region


• Among Top 25 Film Schools in USA


• Over 600 Honor Students Enrolled in Honors Program


• $40 million/year in Sponsored Research


• 700% Increase in External Grant Support ($35 million/year)


• $130 million Construction & Renovation Program


• #5 Environmental Science Program in USA Environmental science is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment; with a focus on pollution and degradation of the environment related to human activities; and the impact on biodiversity and sustainability from local and global development. ...


• #5 Chemistry Program in Southeast Chemistry - the study of atoms, made of nuclei (conglomeration of center particles) and electrons (outer particles), and the structures they form. ...


• #5 Political Science Program in Southeast The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ...


• Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena Rated as a Top Ten Arena Internationally for Over 14 Consecutive Years.


• The only Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering programs in the New Orleans Metropolitan area, since the controversial abandonment of those programs at Tulane University. Tulane University is a highly selective, private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


Campuses

The university has six campuses in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The New Orleans Metropolitan Area, consisting of the Greater New Orleans region and three addtional parishes which share the perimeter of Lake Ponchartrain, is the largest metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Louisiana, centered around the city of New Orleans. ...

  • Lakefront Campus, the main campus, located at the Lake Pontchartrain end of Elysian Fields Avenue on the former site of Camp Leroy Johnson
  • Research and Technology Park adjacent to the main campus on the former site of the Pontchartrain Beach amusement park
  • East Campus at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Leon C. Simon Boulevard; includes the Nat G. Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena and Maestri Field at Privateer Park, UNO's basketball and baseball facilities
  • Downtown Center
  • Jefferson Center
  • Slidell Campus, which is currently closed due to damage from Hurricane Katrina.

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Hurricane Katrina

On August 29, 2005, the University suffered damage due to Hurricane Katrina. The main campus is on relatively high ground and the damage was caused mostly by winds, rain-driven-water, and human activity during the storm. (The University was used as an evacuation point and staging area by the National Guard.) A levee breach on the London Avenue Canal occurred just a few blocks south of the main campus and caused the flooding of the first floor of the Bienville Hall dormitories and the Lafitte Village couples apartments. is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ... The London Avenue Canal in New Orleans, Louisiana does not connect Lake Pontchartrain to the Mississippi River. ...


The University was able to offer classes in the fall semester immediately following Hurricane Katrina at satellite campuses as well as online. The main campus re-opened in December 2005.


Because of hurricane damage and reduced enrollment, Chancellor Timothy P. Ryan declared "Financial Exigency". This allowed the university to restructure its departments, colleges, and programs that allowed it to better meet the needs of a smaller student population. Restructuring involved the elimination of several programs of study and layoffs of some faculty and staff members. [3] Lower enrollments since the storm have complicated the rebuilding process.[4][5]


Notable alumni

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UNO is a distinguished member of the Urban 13, an association of the nation's top urban universities.
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