We are purpose-driven and intentional in everything we do – from our groundbreaking research to teaching to public service. Our distinctive attitude, grit and passion inspire our commitment to excellence. As we continue to grow and prepare the next generation of leaders, we task ourselves to seek more, do more and be more.
Meeting the Challenges of a Data-driven World
The Data Hub will serve as a central home for interdisciplinary, data literacy, and data science programming across the University. The Data Hub will create opportunities for all students to engage in the study of some of the world’s most complex issues while elevating their capacity in data literacy and science. Through its work, The Data Hub will build a campus culture that acknowledges and values the critical role of data in today’s world and recognizes data literacy as an essential skill for being an active, engaged, and informed citizen.
After a photo of School of Medicine students at Whitney Plantation went viral in 2019, the group formed The 15 White Coats, a nonprofit organization that supports students of color in medical fields. The group sells copies of the photo to be displayed in classrooms and uses the funds to contribute to scholarships toward medical school study prep and application fees. The group also plans to establish a virtual Black doctors lecture series.
Finding Housing Solutions
The School of Architecture’s URBANbuild program and Bethlehem Lutheran Church share a common goal in finding solutions to the lack of affordable housing in New Orleans. To pursue that goal, they formed a partnership, and on Jan. 9 broke ground on a four-year project that will build four Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible housing units in Central City.