Our mission is to discover, to create, and to educate in service to our state, the nation, and the world.


In an age that too often values information over understanding and immediate results over long-term growth, we are the big thinkers: fulfilling our mission means asking the bold questions that drive knowledge forward.


We encourage in others—and demand of ourselves—an openness to unfamiliar ideas, a willingness to collaborate across boundaries, and a shared commitment to durable learning and creative thinking.

Thompson Hall.