Lecture–Russia in the Ukraine: Naked Aggression or Self-Determination

12.12 Ukraine Crisis

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InnovateUNO 2015

Undergraduate students engaged in projects that involve research, scholarly work, creative work, or service learning are encouraged to present their results at UNO’s juried InnovateUNO: Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Showcase.  Students can present their work in a poster, oral presentation, art display, performance, or screening.
 
Eligibility
·         All current undergraduate students or students whose work was completed as an undergraduate at UNO
·         All university undergraduate disciplines
 
 
Abstract Submission Open
Friday, November 14, 2014
Abstract Due Date
Monday, February 2, 2015 (11:59 PM Central Time)
Notification of Acceptance
Monday, February 9, 2015
Notification of presentation time
Monday, February 23, 2015
Submission of supporting materials (Powerpoint, audio/video, etc.)
February 23 – 25, 2015
InnovateUNO (University Center – 2nd floor)
Friday, February 27, 2015 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
 
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Model UN Reveal Party

11.20 Model UN Country Reveal Party PIN Slide

The UNO Model UN delegation has now been selected, its country assignment has been made, and we are already beginning our preparations for the conference in New York to take place 29 March – 2 April 2015.  Our delegation this year will consist of 22 students, whose names, majors, class standings, and nationalities you can see on the attached spreadsheet.
 
This year’s delegation is our most diverse to date.  It includes 8 Americans, 5 Nepalis, and 2 Mexicans, as well as one student from each of these countries: Iran, Brazil, Ireland, France, Egypt, Honduras, and Venezuela.  They also represent the most diverse spread of colleges and disciplines, including the BAIS program (6 students), Political Science (2), Civil Engineering (1), Engineering Management (1), History (1), Computer Science (1), Environmental Studies (1), Mechanical Engineering (1), Finance (1), Interdisciplinary Studies (1), and Physics (1).  They are an enthusiastic group of over-achievers and globally-engaged UNO students, and they are very eager to start their regular meetings, studying the politics, history, culture, geography, ethnicities, and customs of Nepal (and South Asia), and to take their knowledge to the Big Apple.

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UNO Jazz All-Stars!

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The UNO Jazz All-Stars paid a lunchtime visit to Vista Shores Assisted Living Community on Bayou St. John to play an hour-long concert for the residents.  Our special friend Miss Peggy Saavedra was unable to attend, but we were thrilled  to haveHarold Battiste in the house, celebrating his 83rd birthday and providing musical inspiration.  Along with Ellis Marsalis, “Mr. Batt” was one of the original faculty in our Jazz Studies program, part of an internationally-recognized career that also included founding AFO Records, producing recordings by Sam Cooke and serving as music director for the Sonny and Cher Show. The band included J.P. Smith on guitar, Robin Sherman on bass, Miles Berry and Ricardo Pascal on sax, Russell Ramirez on trombone, Jonathan Bauer on trumpet, Peter Varnado on drums, and Prof. Victor Atkins III on piano.

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Dine Like a Professional

11.14 Dine Like a Professional

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2015 Musical Excursions

 

Contact:

Adam Norris

Director of Public Relations

(504) 280-6939

amnorris@uno.edu

2015 Musical Excursions Schedule Announced
Series Opens with Pianist Sean Chen on Feb. 3

(November 3, 2014, New Orleans, La.)- The University of New Orleans announced that the 2015 Musical Excursions series will feature pianist Sean Chen on Feb. 3; the Quink Vocal Ensemble on Feb. 24; and the VIDA Guitar Quartet on March 24. The award-winning concert series has presented first-class classical and world music since 1993. The concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the UNO Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

Rising star Sean Chen won the 2013 American Pianists Association’s DeHaan Classical Fellowship, one of the most lucrative and prestigious prizes available to an American pianist. The 26-year-old also won third prize at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, becoming the first American to reach the finals since 1997. He has appeared as a soloist with a number of orchestras including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Suwon City Philharmonic in South Korea.

The Quink Vocal Ensemble is a group of four Dutch singers who have built a reputation by captivating audiences with an expressive a cappella repertoire. The members of Quink are experienced soloists who are at home with various styles that range from early Renaissance to modern music. Quink’s first United States tour in 1985 was so successful that the group now returns each season. Critics have lavished praise on Quink, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, which said, “The group has a tight, polished sound. The surface of the music glistened, and the intonation was flawless. Only practiced musicians who additionally are humble enough to allow their voices to be included within the whole sound can create such music.”

The VIDA Guitar Quartet brings together four of the United Kingdom’s most exceptional guitarists. VIDA has recently appeared on some of North America’s most prestigious stages for classical guitar, including the Long Island Guitar Festival and the Allegro Guitar Series in Dallas, Fort Worth and Las Vegas. In 2013, the group followed up its acclaimed debut album, “Love the Magician,” with “Rhapsody,” featuring the works of George Gershwin, Malcolm Arnold and Adam Gorb.

Musical Excursions is presented jointly by the Department of Music and the Arts Administration Program at the University of New Orleans. The sponsors for the 2015 series are: the Harper Family Foundation, the Mitchiner-Gittinger Family Foundation, 89.9 WWNO and UNO Student Government.

Ticket prices are as follows: $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and UNO faculty and staff, $5 for non-UNO students and free for UNO students. Tickets for the full three-concert series are available for $30 if purchased by Feb. 3. For more information, call (504) 280-6381. Tickets may be purchased at the door as available or by visiting: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/musical-excursions-2015-concert-series-tickets-14051144351?aff=es2&rank=419.

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Poverty Point World Heritage Site, A Talk

11.20 Poverty Point World Heritage Site

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