Students studying in Linderman Library rotunda

Living Lives ofConsequence

The life of a scholar is a constant quest for knowledge, understanding, context, solutions and answers that continue to elude even the greatest minds.

The best universities nurture this culture where scholars can pursue their noble quests, grounded in passion, purpose and pragmatism. The gains from the search for creative solutions to complex problems are not limited only to those directly engaged in this pursuit, but also to society at large. We all can learn and benefit from the deeper understanding that is a by-product of this process, and from the very real solutions that emerge from it.


Stephanie Powell Watts flipping pages in book
What is the power of storytelling?
Gordon Moskowitz
Are we all inherently biased?
Student Miles Davis
What is permaculture and why does it matter?
Chris Burke
Can a university help address the opioid epidemic?
Kalyani Singh
How do you give a voice to the disenfranchised?
Xiaolei Huang at computer
Can artificial intelligence lead to a more humane society?
Cheryl Matherly with spinning globe
What is global competency and why does it matter?
Naomi Rothman
What makes a great leader?
Arup SenGupta
How can we provide clean water for everyone on earth?
Ricardo Hall
How can you prepare students for such a tumultuous world?
Donald Outing
Is a truly equitable campus achievable?
Dr. Floyd Beachum tapping book
Are we overreliant on educators to address societal ills?
Lisa Getzler with robotics in the background
Are entrepreneurs born or made?
Santiago Herrera and Jill McDermott
Can we save our dying oceans?
Sanjay Shah
Why is it important to be a lifelong learner?