The University of New Orleans is making headlines today following an announcement of a new University collaboration with GE Capital. Leaders from the GE Capital Technology Center in New Orleans and Louisiana Economic Development and I announced last night the launch of GE Capital’s Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program, or SWEAP. This UNO-GE collaboration will create meaningful job and […]
Tonight I introduced Professor Irvin Mayfield Jr.’s biannual lecture at the University of New Orleans. Irvin Mayfield is a Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and a cultural ambassador for the City of New Orleans, as well as a professor of professional practice in the UNO Music Department. His lecture tonight was entitled “The Courage to Create.” He […]
A convocation is a welcome gathering—and University faculty, staff and top administrators gathered today to welcome our new first-year students at the University’s first New Student Convocation. I spoke with the students about the University adventure: The school year is now at its beginning and we are all looking forward to great things this year. On […]
Today the University of New Orleans reinstituted an important tradition, Fall Convocation. Until 2005, the University held a formal fall convocation ceremony at the start of each academic year. Faculty wore traditional regalia and the University president welcomed everyone back to school in formal tradition. Today’s convocation was a more casual affair—faculty and staff wore […]
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Peter Fos '72 is the first president of the University of New Orleans and a proud UNO alumnus. Notes from the Lakeshore is his first blog.