InnovateUNO 2016 – Information

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InnovateUNO 2016

Undergraduate students engaged in projects that involve research, scholarly work, or creative work 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.


  • All current undergraduate students or students whose work was completed as an undergraduate at UNO
  • All university undergraduate disciplines
  • Work needs to be completed under the guidance of UNO faculty/staff.
Abstract Submission Open Friday, November 13, 2015
Abstract Due Date Friday, January 29, 2016 (11:59 PM Central Time)
Notification of Acceptance Friday, February 5, 2016
Notification of presentation time Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Submission of supporting materials (PowerPoint, audio/video, etc.) February 22 – 24, 2016
InnovateUNO (University Center – 2nd floor) Friday, February 26, 2016 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Important Links

InnovateUNO website

Abstract Submission Form

Submission Guidelines

CONTACT: Elizabeth “Liz” Sigler at or 504-280-7153 if you have questions.


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UNO Arts Administration Program at UNO Graduate School Expo

From our colleagues in Arts Admin:


An open invitation to all Alumni, Faculty, Current Students, AND those looking to advance their career in Arts Administration! 

Location: UNO University Center Ballroom
2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70148 

This Thursday, November 12th, the Arts Administration Program at UNO will have a table and representatives available at the UNO Graduate School Expo. This is the perfect opportunity for people interested in enhancing their career in Arts Administration to come learn what our program is all about.

Applications for the UNO Arts Administration program have closed for the Spring semester, but prospective students may apply for admission in the Fall through June 1st, 2016. To qualify for scholarships, students must apply by March 1st, 2016.

More Information and our Online Application are available HERE. 

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Federal Employees First Alliance Recruitment Event

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The Women’s Center Coffee Talk Lecture Series: Dr. D’Lane Compton

  • Time: 12:30-1:30 PM
  • Location: Library 407
  • Date: Tuesday, November 17
  • This lecture is FREE and open to the public.
Dr. D'Lane Compton

Dr. D’Lane Compton

The Women’s Center Coffee Talk Lecture Series presents Dr. D’Lane Compton sharing her current research on gender-related topics. Join us Tuesday, November 17, from 12:30 to 1:30 in LIB 407 in our informal lecture setting for great academic discussion and discovery. Bring your lunch, and we’ll have coffee, tea and snacks. Lectures are free and open to the public.

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COLA Alumni Career Opportunity: Director of Graduate Studies in Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University

The Department of Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking a dynamic teacher, skilled researcher and compassionate & curious colleague for the position of Director of Graduate Studies.

The Department of Graphic Design encourages the exploration of diverse problem-solving methodologies, innovative investigations and creative research in all forms of communication. The program is dedicated to and respected for its long history of publishing, teaching methodology, graphic design research, scholarship, and practice, with a renewed and reinvigorated focus on design thinking and making, process and collaboration, seeks practitioner/writer from design, or design related field, to help pivot program to a strong orientation toward the future of design.

Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Graphic Design

Please direct questions to Roy McKelvey, Associate Professor and Chair of the search committee

For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by January 15, 2016.

The link above will direct you to details about the position and the online application.

Further details below:

Director of Graduate Studies, Dept of Graphic Design, Virginia Commonwealth University

The Department invites collaboration-minded applicants with qualifications, experience, and demonstrated strength in the areas of design theory, criticism and research informed by a studio practice with strong understanding of contemporary design engagement and a record of scholarly publishing. Applicants should be able to show a strong record of teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level, with demonstrated experience in administrative leadership.

As the Director of Graduate Studies, the faculty member will be a visionary leader for the graduate program and will foster and disseminate compelling ideas concerning the nature and future of design education and practice. In addition, the Director must be a passionate practitioner who models curiosity and rigorous optimistic engagement to students and fellow faculty. The Director will lead in the areas of design theory, criticism and research informed by a studio practice with a strong understanding of contemporary design engagement.

This is a full-time, 9-month tenure-eligible position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the Department of Graphic Design that will serve as the department’s Director of Graduate Studies.

The Director of Graduate Studies will contribute to interdepartmental initiatives within and outside of the School of Arts and will demonstrate a sincere willingness and ability to work collaboratively with others. The faculty member must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.

To apply, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs at Application packages should be submitted as one PDF and must include a letter outlining your interest in the position, current CV, teaching philosophy, documentation contextualizing research and teaching, and a list of five current references including names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails.

Application materials should be submitted to the attention of Roy McKelvey, Associate Professor and Chair of the search committee.

For questions about the application process or VCU eJobs, contact Ryan Ellington, Director of Human Resources at or via phone: 804-828-2787. Only electronic applications submitted via eJobs will be accepted.

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The Tocqueville Project Lecture: “Equality of Opportunity, Meritocracy, and Social Cohesion. Pick two.”

Please join us this Thursday, November 5, for the next talk in the Tocqueville Project’s lectures in philosophy and political economy series:

“Equality of Opportunity, Meritocracy, and Social Cohesion. Pick two.”
Dr. Ryan Muldoon, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buffalo
Liberal Arts room 250, UNO Lakefront Campus

Muldoon will argue that meritocracy and social cohesion can conspire to eliminate equality of opportunity, and that we ought to drop social cohesion as a desirable goal, to preserve equality of opportunity and meritocracy.

Ryan Muldoon is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buffalo. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics program at the University of Pennsylvania and a Post-Doctoral Fellow of Science and Values at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. His primary research investigates how we can turn the challenge of increasing diversity into a resource to be tapped for our mutual benefit.  Specifically, he investigates how diversity can lead to more just societies, to an increase in the amount and quality of scientific production, and greater wealth.

This lecture is part of the Tocqueville Project’s lecture series in philosophy and political economy. Support from this lecture series has come from the John Templeton Foundation, Charles Koch Foundation, UNO Student Government, and the UNO Department of Philosophy.

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16th Annual Center Austria Artist Exchange at UNO-St. Claude Gallery: “Intersecting Lines” – Anemona Crisan & Birgit Pleschberger

Birgit Pleschberger  (Click to enlarge)

Detail, Birdland – Birgit Pleschberger
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16th Annual Center Austria Artist Exchange at UNO-St. Claude Gallery

  • Date: opening reception – Saturday, November 14 from 6-9 PM; exhibit dates: November 14-December 6
  • Gallery hours: Sat-Sun, 12-5 PM
  • Location: UNO-St. Claude Gallery, 2429 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA

We are extremely pleased to announce that the UNO-St. Claude Gallery will host “Intersecting Lines,” featuring the work of Anemona Crisan and Birgit Pleschberger.  Their two-dimensional compositions emphasize line and value in works that evoke time, change, and movement.

The exhibit marks the 16th iteration of the UNO-Center Austria artist exchange, an annual collaboration between artists from The University of New Orleans and Innsbruck, Austria. The UNO Department of Fine Arts and Center Austria have worked together since 2000-2001 to send artists from the Fine Arts program to Innsbruck, and Innsbruck artists to UNO, to exhibit their work and to facilitate global opportunities for our artists.  Crisan and Pleschberger bring their show to us from Innsbruck, and Crisan will be in New Orleans for the opening reception.

The gallery, located at 2429 St. Claude Ave., will hold an opening reception on Saturday, November 14, from 6-9 p.m. Exhibit dates are November 14 – December 6, 2015. Regular gallery hours are Sat-Sun, from 12-5 p.m.

Please direct any inquiries to Kathy Rodriguez at, or call the gallery during open hours at 504.948.6939.

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