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On the occasion of the installation of a new president at the University of New Orleans, All Things New Orleans host Jack Hopke invited Adam Norris, the university's spokesperson and director of public relations, to speak about new developments and programs at UNO.

The University of New Orleans quality of life survey shows Orleans Parish residents aren’t as optimistic as they had been about the city’s future. Jefferson Parish respondents remain much more satisfied with their community.

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After a public search, the University of New Orleans has a new president. Dr. John Nicklow has been named by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.

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A professor at the University of New Orleans has received a grant to study marshes. The research will compare wetlands in Louisiana with those on the east coast.

Extensive data collected by oil and gas companies along Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne will be used by researchers at the University of New Orleans studying sea levels on the Louisiana coast.

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Staving off coastal land loss in Louisiana will take lots of money and lots of manpower. In just the next four years, GNO Inc. expects up to 12,000 new jobs in the so-called “water sector,” like coastal restoration managers and mathematicians who can model water flow.


But there are not enough workers in the region with the skills to fill those jobs. The new University of New Orleans certificate in Coastal Engineering and Science aims to remedy that.

“Tripod” gets a new meaning Thursday, October 1, at 8:30 a.m., when WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio begins broadcasting an innovative radio history of New Orleans during Morning Edition.

Produced by WWNO in collaboration with The Historic New Orleans Collection and the University of New Orleans Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, “TriPod” will be a weekly series, each segment a micro-documentary devoted to a single story or subject from New Orleans’s rich history.

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The National Science Foundation will spend nearly half a million dollars to help a University of New Orleans chemistry professor study sunlight and oil spills. WWNO reporter Tegan Wendland had a conversation with UNO chemistry professor Matthew Tarr.

Tarr wants to better understand how the sun breaks down oil on the water’s surface.

University of New Orleans president Peter Fos has announced he will retire at the end of January 2016.
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This story has been updated.

  Peter Fos, the President of the University of New Orleans, has announced he will retire at the end of January 2016.

Fos took the helm of the troubled public university in 2012, and had struggled to reduce the expenses of the New Orleans outpost of the University of Louisiana System during an era of declining enrollments and drastic reductions in state funding.

lden Richard teaches cybersecurity to a group of educators from around the U.S.

Tuesday was the first day of summer camp at the University of New Orleans, but there will be no letters home to Mom and Dad — this one is a summer camp for teachers. It is the second year of the GenCyber program.