Buffalo Soldiers Began in New Orleans

The 9th Calvary Regiment of the Buffalo Soldiers began in New Orleans in 1866, according to panelists who presented the history of the soldiers at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 in the College of Business & Public Administration Auditorium on SUNO’s Lake Campus. “The 9th Calvary Buffalo Soldiers are Louisiana’s very own,” said John Anderson, […]

FEMA awards SUNO an additional $82 million in Disaster Recovery Grants

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) an additional $82 million in disaster recovery grants, as announced by U.S. Congressman Cedric Richmond Thursday, July 23. The funding will allow SUNO to construct four new buildings—two on its Lake Campus and two on its Park Campus.   The two […]

Chancellor Ukpolo Responds to Nola.com/Times-Picayune articles

This letter is written in response to a series of recent articles published on the NOLA.com website and in The Times-Picayune.  SUNO faced the same challenges as many of New Orleans’s citizens in rebuilding post-Katrina.  Thousands of displaced citizens were dependent upon the university’s recovery as a pathway to their own individual return to the […]

SUNO Allowed to Test New Admission Standards

BY Elizabeth Crisp ecrisp@theadvocate.com After three meetings and hours of debate, the state Board of Regents on Wednesday agreed to test new admissions standards for some of Louisiana’s universities. The new policy isn’t as far-reaching as some had been aiming for, but supporters say it could help more students go to college. “The goal is to get more […]

Dr. Kambhampati Meets President Obama

  President Obama recently named Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) Professor Murty S. Kambhampati and 13 other individuals and one organization as the newest recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). These mentors received their awards at a White House ceremony Wednesday, June 17. The Presidential Award […]

NCATE Visit: Third-Party Testimony Requested

The College of Education & Human Development is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards this Fall. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to […]

Belton Named SU System President and Chancellor

  After interviewing two finalists recommended by the Southern University System (SUS) President/Chancellor Search Committee, the SUS Board of Supervisors today named Ray L. Belton President and Chancellor of the SU System. Belton and the other finalist, Ivory Toldson, participated in several listening sessions with faculty, staff, students, alumni and stakeholders, June 11, 2015, on […]

SUS President/Chancellor Search Committee to Host Campus Sessions for Finalists

The Southern University System (SUS) Board of Supervisors’ President/Chancellor Search Committee will host listening sessions for the final candidates with faculty, staff, students, alumni and stakeholders Thursday, June 11 on the Southern Baton Rouge campus. The 15-member search committee announced finalists May 28 after interviewing six applicants for SUS president/chancellor at the Hilton Garden Inn […]

Dr. Belisle Receives 4th Patent from USPTO

Dr. William Belisle, Director for Grants and Sponsored Programs, has received his fourth patent from the U.S, Patent and Trademark Office, entitled “Method and apparatus for elevating and manipulating objects using electromagnetic fields only.” The invention provides a mode of elevating and manipulating objects involving a dimension specific rectangular-shaped apparatus. The apparatus is capable of elevating a vertical electromagnet to […]

SUNO Track Team Competes in Gulf Shores

The SUNO Knights received 10 All-American Honors at the 2015 National Outdoor Track & Field Championship May 21-23 in Gulf Shores, Ala. The Lady Knights — Leonie Robinson, Chantal Pennie, Marquette Stokes and Shadae Hylton – finished third in the Women’s 4×100 Relay.  As individuals, Ms. Robinson finished 5th in the 100m, Ms. Pennie finished 5th in […]