The European Union & The Challenge of Democratization in the Balkans

2.19 European Union

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Catalan Independence and Other Separatist Movements

2.19 Catalan Independence

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New Orleans Futures Lunchtime Series

2.11 New Orleans Futures

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InnovateUNO 2015

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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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UNO Latin American Studies Summer Travel Grant

The University of New Orleans, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Latin American Studies Program strongly believe that an international educational experience should be made available to as many qualified students as possible. To this end, a limited number of financial awards for summer study in Latin America are available to UNO students who exhibit high academic achievement, whose academic plans would benefit most from this experience, and who demonstrate financial need.  These awards are for undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in a study abroad program or conducting research in Latin America.  Awards for students in study abroad/language programs are generally in the amount of $1,000.  Awards for students conducting research will vary depending on the availability of funds and the nature of the student’s project.
Eligibility: Applicants must be continuing full- or part-time students currently enrolled at the University of New Orleans.  A copy of the student’s current transcript, official or unofficial, must be submitted with the application.
Statement: The applicant must submit a one page (single-spaced) statement outlining the proposed study abroad program or research project as well as how the experience abroad will enhance his/her academic curriculum and goals (please include your name, email address, and student ID#).   This statement should include a budget outlining the costs of the trip as well as an explanation of how the scholarship will make the trip financially possible for the student. Note: This grant is not limited to students going on the UNO-Costa Rica program; however, if you are going on the UNO-Costa Rica program, we are familiar with the program and costs; tell us about why this experience and scholarship are important for you.
Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation must be submitted with the application.  Please submit everything together in one envelope.
Address: Submit statement, transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation to:
 
University of New Orleans
Latin American Studies Program
Milneburg Hall – #273
2000 Lakeshore Dr.
New Orleans, LA.
70148
 
Deadline: Applications must be submitted no later than March 1st, 2014.
 
Note: We cannot accept applications, letters of recommendation, or transcripts by email. 

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First Year Experience: “People and Places: A SLICE of WhoData”

Speak Your Mind! The Department of Political Science is leading a FIG for discussing/debating some salient political issues, one issue per session. Students will choose the topic prior to each meeting.  One or two Political Science faculty will moderate each session.  The format is an open-ended forum for free-wheeling discussion. Learn about today’s major political issues. Sharpen your own arguments. Hear other students’ points of view. Share ideas for solving society’s problems!

Body Positive FIG: This FIG will promote self-love and positive body image through activities, videos, discussions, and information sharing. Students of all identities are welcome to join this empowering space!

Beyhive: Love Beyonce? With an overarching goal of personal branding this FIG will gather through a shared common interest to apply Beyonce themes into lessons for first year success.

People & Places: Experiential Learning in Mapping Uptown New Orleans: The Service Learning and Institutional Community Engagement (SLICE) Office & Students of the UNO Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course will demonstrate how neighborhood data can be turned into maps.  FIG Students will be introduced to key concepts in service learning and actively participate in a public participation GIS mapping project with WhoData.org in the Black Pearl neighborhood.

Intercultural Conversations: Join the Intensive English Language Program for a weekly conversation meetup to learn about other cultures, languages, and ideas. Participants will meet students representing more than 25 countries!

College Recess:  Miss playing games like kickball and knock-out?  Join this FIG to relive your recess memories and make UNO’s campus your very own playground.  Students will participate in a variety of recreational sports and activities, from the classics, like kickball, to trendy new activities, like AcroYoga.  Participants will also learn about the student organizations on campus that also share a similar interest.  The name of the game is physical wellness, and all levels of athleticism, or lack thereof, may join!”

If you have further questions, please email Nicole Ralston at nralston@uno.edu

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“Should Doctors Care about the Cost of Healthcare?”

Location: LA 236

Panel Discussion with Walter Lane; PhD; Paul Salles; and James Diaz, MD

Historically, physicians have had the singular focus of providing the highest quality health care to their patients without regard to cost. In fact, since they personally profit from the care they provide, their personal financial incentive may lean to overproviding care. Because insurance companies have paid the bills, patients have not been very concerned about overproviding. However, now that more of the cost of care is falling on patients due to high deductibles and copays, should doctors have an ethical responsibility to consider not only the quality of care, but also the cost when making medical decisions?

Walter Lane is an associate professor of economics at the University of New Orleans. He received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego, and specializes in microeconomic theory and industrial organization.

Paul Salles is the President and CEO of the Louisiana Hospital Association. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Belhaven College in Jackson, MS.

James H. Diaz is a professor in the Louisiana State University School of Public Health, where he directs the Environmental/Occupational Health Sciences MPH program. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, where he directs the newly created Family Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency Program.

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