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University Center Room 201-B (map)
Diversity Dialogue: New Orleans Food and Culture Tuesday, February 27th 2018 from 12:30pm-1:30pm in University Center 201B The Diversity Engagement Center invites you to an engaging, interactive discussion led by distinguished emeritus faculty Ann Edwards. This week's topic will focus on New Orleans food and culture. Lunch will be provided.
University Center Room 201-C (map)

moMENtum is designed to increase the UNO retention and graduation rates of African American males. Enjoy free lunch with faculty and staff as we learn from various community professionals. Sponsored by moMENtum and the Diversity Engagement Center.

Kirschman Hall (map)

This business carnival invites all students to come and learn about the various business-related organizations on campus. Specifically, students will be able to come and meet the College of Business Administration staff as well as several student business-organizations! This event is free and open to the public. Lunchtime refreshments will be served!

Chemical Sciences Building (map)
Double Heterojunction Nanorods: From Light-Emitting Diodes to Advanced Display Concepts On Friday, March 2 the Chemistry Department will host Dr. Peter Trefonas for a seminar about his work electronic display technology that can both emit and detect light, which could be useful in the development of "no-touch" touch screens. Trefonas is a UNO graduate (BS Chem 1980) and now works for DOW Chemical. He will deliver his talk in room 103 of the Chemistry-Sciences Annex starting at 3:30 p.m...
University Center Room 211 A&B (map)
Every year, February 21 is observed as International Mother Language Day. This observance commemorates, with profound honor and dignity, those who died during a movement advocating for recognition of Bengali as the official language of Bangladesh (formerly East Bengal). Prior todesignation by UNESCOas the "International Mother Language Day" on November 17, 1999, the day was observed as "Martyrs Day" in Bangladesh. Now, February 21 is a worldwide annual observanceto promote awareness of linguisti...
University Center Captain's Quarters (map)

Come learn about the UNO Soccer Club and enjoy watching live streamed top-league soccer matches. This event is free and open to the public. Lunchtime refreshments will be served!

Tocqueville Project Public Talk March 6, 2018 2:00-3:15pm LA 372 Please join us as we talk with Dr. Nicholas Hill about the role of public policy-makers in promoting individual well-being and human flourishing. He will talk about possible ways to improve entrepreneurship in the black/African-American community, along with how current regulations stifle economic growth. Professor Hill is an associate professor of economics and director of the PhD program in Business at Jackson State Un...
University Center 201-C (map)
Disability 101 is designed to provide an introduction to disabilities, stimulate interest in disability issues and provide a mechanism to begin conversations about disability and inclusion.
Liberal Arts Building 234 (map)
The UNO Women's Center invites the campus community to celebrate International Women's Day! This installment of the Coffee Talk Lecture Series features Dr. Nancy Easterlin and a discussion of environmental humanities. Refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring your lunch. Dr. Easterlin is a prominent advocate of cognitive and evolutionary approaches to literature. Her current work explores the concept of place as well as the value of humanities education. She is Research P...
University Center Atriuim (map)

In honor of the newly released revolutionary film “Black Panther,” UNO's Progressive Black Student Union is hosting a #WakandaForever Party. Dressing up in attire relating to the film is HIGHLY REQUESTED so start preparing your outfits now! There will be a prize for the best dressed!

Fine Arts Building (map)
There will be a closing reception for the exhibition that is currently on view at the Fine Arts gallery on campus. It is a showcase of work by first and second year students in the Master of Fine Arts program. The reception will be held on Friday, March 9th from 4-6 p.m Image: Josiah Gagosian, St. Nameless of The Exiles, mixed media
Kirschman Hall (map)
UNO welcomes teams from 13 high schools from across the state to the 2018 Louisiana Regional Science Bowl. Teams will compete in a round-robin question and answer tournament designed to test students’ knowledge in the scientific disciplines.  Registration starts at 7:30am. This event is not open to the public. Events take place in Kirschman Hall Room 122 (see attached map). Event parking is available in the large and small lots to the north of Kirschman Hall (building #19)....
University Center 201-B (map)
The UNO Diversity Engagement Center invites you to learn more about the queer community and how to be a SafeSpace ally on the UNO campus. Please plan to attend the entire workshop if you'd like become a SafeSpace ally. Refreshments will be provided. 
Engineering Building Auditorium (map)
The New Orleans Chapter of the International Society of Automation presents a conversation with historian and author John Laurence Busch, author of a book about the first example of globalized high technology in history: the building of the first steamship to make a transatlantic journey. The talk is free to students, but a minimal registration fee applies to others. A social gathering begins at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting convenes at noon. Two Ways to Join: •Live Presentation - lunch...
Milneburg Hall Room 314 (map)

The Diversity Engagement Center presents a discussion about Christianity. Followers of that faith will talk about their passionate for spreading the Gospel from the dorm room to the ends of the earth. Lunch will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

University Center 201-B (map)
The Diversity Engagement Center offers exciting book discussions each semester for students, faculty and staff. Participants discuss different perspectives of diversity and inclusion in literature. This event is co-sponsored by The Office of Diversity Affairs and the Honors Program.
Liberal Arts Building (map)
Tocqueville Project Public Talk March 13, 2018 2:00-3:15pm LA 372 "Human Flourishing: The View from Iraq" Please join us as we talk with Dr. James Harrigan, former Dean of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani, a private university in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Dr. Harrigan has written extensively for the popular press, with articles appearing in the Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and a hos...
Earl K. Long Library Breezeway (map)
The UNO Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers will showcase the contributions of women in engineering and highlight their impact on the greater STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. Refreshments will be provided.
Kirschman Hall (map)
Students for Justice in Palestine will be showcasing several authentic dishes from Palestine and displays celebrating Palestinian culture. This event is free and open to the public!
University Center 201-B (map)
The Diversity Engagement Center invites you to an engaging, interactive discussion led by distinguished emeritus faculty Ann Edwards. This week's topic will focus on religions of the world. Lunch will be provided.
University Center Gallery Lounge (map)
Join the Diversity Engagement Center as we celebrate New Orleans culture with the American Hotel and Lodging Association and the Departments of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration, Anthropology, and Music. Free and open to all!
Liberal Arts Building (map)
The Midday Musings discussion series features Lisa Verner, instructor of English and Women's & Gender Studies and director of the Women's Center, who will discuss "The Sexy Marginal Stuff: Monsters, Prostitutes & Hermaphrodites in the Middle Ages." Refreshments will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the UNO English Department, Women's & Gender Studies, and the Women's Center.
Liberal Arts Building (map)
The UNO Creative Writing Workshop hosts YA fiction writers Daniel Jose Older and Jimmy Cajoleas in the audiitorium (room 140) of the Liberal Arts building.


Amphitheatre (map)

The UNO Chakra Indian Students Association present Holi, the Festival of Love on Sunday, March 25 from 1-5 pm at the UNO amphitheater. Celebrate with an abundance of fun, foot-tapping music and colors! Entry fee is $3.

See event flyer: Holi2018.pdf

Liberal Arts Building (map)
Tocqueville Project Public Talk  April 5, 2018  2:00-3:15pm  LA 372 Please join us as we talk with Melissa Harris-Perry about race, class, and politics in contemporary America. Dr. Harris-Perry the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. There she is the Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center.   She is Editor-in-Large at, hosted the television show...