But the University of Chicago, last time I checked, has 87 Nobel Prize winners among its faculty and alumni.
One of the faculty there, for want of a better term, has just given an interview in which he mentions the ground zero mosque.
This provides impetus to convey feelings via creativity, but the faculty to do so may need developing.
late 14c., "ability, means, resources," from Old French faculté (14c.) "skill, accomplishment, learning," and directly from Latin facultatem (nominative facultas) "power, ability, wealth," from *facli-tat-s, from facilis (see facile).
Academic sense "branch of knowledge" probably was the earliest in English (attested in Anglo-Latin from late 12c.), on notion of "ability in knowledge." Originally each department was a faculty; the use in reference to the whole teaching staff of a college dates from 1767.
faculty fac·ul·ty (fāk'əl-tē)
A natural or specialized power of a living organism.