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By Delinda C Swanson on 6/23/2017 7:57 AM
Two representatives from the University of New Orleans Transportation Institute (UNOTI) won awards from the greater New Orleans chapter of the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS).  Associate director Carol Short was named member of the year and research associate Tara Tolford won an award for transportation innovation.  Awards will be presented at a July 8 brunch event at the UNO Campus.

You can read more about Tara and Carol's awards here.
By Delinda C Swanson on 6/23/2017 7:49 AM
A research group under the direction of Marla Nelson, Associate Professor, PLUS, will get $295,000 to design an effective and equitable relocation policy for people in Terrebonne Parish.  The funded project directly relates to implementation of Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan.

Nelson's project will evaluate populations in Terrebonne Parish to identify the opportunities and challenges in designing a relocation policy that retains traditional communities while reducing risk.

Read more about Dr. Nelson's project here.
Read the Advocate article about Dr. Nelson's project here.
By Delinda C Swanson on 5/30/2017 3:05 PM
Congratulations to our Spring 2017 Graduates
By Delinda C Swanson on 5/30/2017 9:32 AM
Dr. Michelle Thompson, Associate Professor, UNO, Planning and Urban Studies, provided hands-on GIS instruction to six graduate students at Chang'An University.  Dr. Thompson was invited to deliver the workshop by Dr. Jianxin Zhang, a planning professor at Chang'An University who previously served as a visiting professor in Planning and Urban Studies at UNO during the 2015-2016 academic year.
By Delinda C Swanson on 5/2/2017 7:38 AM
May 2, 2017 is Give Nola Day
By Delinda C Swanson on 4/27/2017 12:12 PM
The University of New Orleans will collaborate with the University of Innsbruck in Austria this summer to lead a joint effort to excavate the site of a World War II aircraft crash, in the hopes that the excavation will help the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to identify and return the remains of an airman missing since the war.  The effort includes archaeologists and forensic specialists from the U.S. and Austria, graduate and undergraduate students from the University of New Orleans, historians and museum professionals, as well as support and expertise from The National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Funding for the students participating in the excavation is being provided by:  The National WWII Museum, the Jean Brainard Boebel Chair in Historic Preservation in the UNO Department of Planing and Urban Studies, The Carol Muckley Endowment in the UNO Department of History, the Division of International Education, the UNO Student Government Association, and the UNO College of Liberal Arts, Education,...
By Delinda C Swanson on 4/18/2017 9:20 AM
David Culpepper, President of The Culpepper Group, LLC, a Registered Professional Geoscientist in Louisiana, and Commissioner of the Louisiana State Water Resources Commission is speaking tomorrow, April 19th  at 6:00 p.m. at Rock N Bowl.  Culpepper's topic is "Coastal Resiliency by Use of Existing, Energy Sector 3-D Seismic Data for Coastal Restoration and Critical Infrastructure Design."  LAEP Members may attend for free.  Non-members at $15.00 at the door, payable by cash or check.

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By Delinda C Swanson on 3/7/2017 11:11 AM
Empowering Connections, Advancing Together April 4, 2017 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 930 Tchoupitoulas Street Join the Port of New Orleans and Cargo Connections for a dynamic and engaging breakfast featuring women at the top of their game in international trade.  Experts attending:  Please join us for this powerful breakfast session featuring an all- female cast of top industry experts! This will be a wonderful opportunity to make new connections and learn from seasoned pros. Featuring: Brandy D. Christian, President and CEO, Port of New Orleans Erin Butler, Director, New Orleans Export Assistance Center Roquita Coleman0Williams, Supply Chain Solutions Manager, CN Rebecca F. Dye, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission Moderator:  Donna Lemm, Executive Vice President of Sales, IMC.

To register online, please visit:

By Delinda C Swanson on 3/6/2017 3:07 PM

Join us to discuss how we should ensure that Americans of every race and background are treated with respect and fairness. What should we do to ensure that the police have the support they need to fairly enforce the law? To what degree do racial and other forms of bias distort the justice system? What should we do as citizens to help reduce violence of all kinds in our communities and the nation as a whole?

The events will be held:
Thursday, March 9th at 6:30 p.m.
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
2515 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans

Tuesday, March 14th, 1:30 p.m.
Rosa F. Keller Library
4300 South Broad Street, New Orleans

Contact Dennis Thornton to RSVP and receive advance copies of the forum materials at

By Delinda C Swanson on 3/6/2017 2:57 PM
RES/CON is evolving into the premier annual international conference on the practice of successful resilience and disaster management in an evolving global environment.  Held annually in New Orleans – a globally recognized hub of resilience, disaster management and innovation — this 3-day conference brings together a great mix of attendees including resilience practitioners, disaster-management experts, policy-makers, community leaders, governmental leadership, the private sector and academia to explore profound and powerful topics that impact communities and economies worldwide.


RES/CON affords students the opportunity to learn from global leaders, connect with mentors in key sectors relating to resiliency and disaster management, and will aid in identifying career paths and areas for engagement in the short and long-term. We are offering a special student rate of $75 for the three-day conference, inclusive of breakfasts and lunches.


Students can register here...