Academics from and associated with New Orleans – “smawt people who learnt something or learnt udda people”.

Will W. Alexander, first president of Dillard University, head, Commission on Interracial Cooperation
Stephen Ambrose, historian, author, University of New Orleans professor, books
Charles C. Bass, physician and researcher in tropical medicine and dental health
Stanhope Bayne-Jones, physician, US Surgeon General’s Committee linking smoking to cancer
Joan W. Bennett, biologist and former Tulane University professor
Cyril Y. Bowers, physician and endocrinology researcher
Douglas Brinkley, historian, author, University of New Orleans and Tulane professor, books
Brené Brown, professor of social work; author, books
George E. Burch, pioneering physician, cardiovascular disease researcher, medical school professor
Henry E. Chambers, Louisiana historian and educator, books
John R. Conniff, New Orleans educator and university administrator
Scott Cowen, president of Tulane University
Michael DeBakey, pioneer in heart surgery, books
Albert W. Dent, president of Dillard University, chief executive of Flint-Goodridge Hospital
Henry C. Dethloff, American historian, books
James H. Dillard, educator, advocate for education of African-Americans
Michael T. Dugan, educator and accounting scholar
Alcée Fortier, folklorist, historian, and university professor, books
Mary L. Good, scientist and university professor
Edgar Hull, Louisiana physician, professor, and hospital administrator
Clifton H. Johnson, historian and founder of the Amistad Research Center, books
Eamon Kelly, president of Tulane University
Salman Khan, educator
James A. Knight, psychiatrist, theologian, and medical ethicist
Marietta LeBreton, Louisiana historian, books
Rudolph Matas, innovative surgeon at Tulane Medical School
Alton Ochsner, surgeon and medical researcher, founded the Ochsner Medical Center, books
Max Rafferty, public school administrator and writer
Ed Renwick, political scientist and television commentator
Charles P. Roland, historian at Tulane, University of Kentucky,
Andrew V. Schally,, endocrinologist and Nobel Laureate
Mary S. Sherman, cancer researcher and physician, murdered in New Orleans, to JFK mystery, books
Harry V. Sims, surgeon, hospital administrator, gynecological researcher
Lewis Thomas, physician, researcher, and author of popular non-fiction
Jeffrey Vitter, computer scientist and Purdue University dean.

Airports    New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport is the city’s commercial airport.    New Orleans Lakefront Airport serves private and charter aviation services.

Algiers,  – Part of the City of New Orleans on the West Bank of the Mississippi).



Algiers Point –    The Mississippi River passes through New Orleans is in the shape of a crescent. As the river reaches the downriver end of that crescent, it makes a sharp “right-hand” turn to the east. The French QuarterFaubourg Marigny and Bywater lie on the outside of the bend on the river’s left east bank. The point of land on the river’s right west bank is, called Algiers Point.

Alligator Pear – An avocado in New Orleans.

Angela – The queen of New Orleans TV news.  Angela Hill WWL-TV newscaster who formerly teamed with ex-hubby Garland Robinette (Gawlin n’ Angela).


Anyways    – And, then; and, so.

Arabi – Section of St. Bernard Parish just below da-nint wawd  (ninth ward) in St. Bernard Parish.

Arsenal – Adjacent to the Cabildo, Jackson Square, 568-6968 – Permanent installation featuring ship models, paintings, photographs, navigational devices and artifacts from famous vessels. Open 9-5 Tue-Sun.

Louis Armstrong, “Satchmo”, New Orleans gift to the world.  The King of Jazz. An iconic legend. Musician (trumpet), and entertainer.

Louis Armstrong Books and Music



Louis Armstrong Park – N. Rampart and Conti Sts., 565-7470.  Park dedicated to African-American music legends and history; contains Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts, Perseverance Hall, Municipal Auditorium and Congo Square.

Arts and Literature – “Awt- and Lit-ra-cha” more smawt and talented people dat wuz eat-a from Noo- Awlins or who wuz or is still dere”.

Enrique Alferez, sculptor
Stephen Ambrose, historian, author, books
John James Audubon, painter, ornithologist, naturalist, books, prints,
E. J. Bellocq, photographer
Skip Bolen, photographer, book, prints
Poppy Z. Brite, writer, books
George Washington Cable, writer, books
Milburn E. Calhoun, book publisher, books
Georgine Campbell, painter
Truman Capote, writer books
John Churchill Chase, writer and cartoonist, books
Kate Chopin, writer, feminist, books
Ben Claassen IIIillustrator and comics artist
Andrei Codrescu, poet and commentator, books
Edgar Degas, artist, books
Thomas Dent, poet and writer,  books
George Washington Dixon, newspaper editor
Alexander John Drysdale, artist, books and prints
George Dureau, artist and photographer, books
William Faulkner, writer, books
Daniel F. Galouye, science fiction writer, books
Whitney Gaskell, writer, books
Rolland Golden, artist, books
Shirley Ann Grau, writer, books
Lafcadio Hearn, writer, books
Knute Heldner, artist
Lillian Hellman, writer, books
George HerrimanKrazy Kat cartoonist, books
Emma Churchman Hewitt, writer, journalist, books
May Lesser Hyman, medical illustrator
Walter Isaacson, writer, journalist, public policy analyst, books
Harnett T. Kane, author of southern history, geography, culture, and fiction, books
Frances Parkinson Keyes, writer, books
Elmore Leonard, author, books
Michael Lewis, writer, books
Louis-Alphonse Moreau, painter
Robert Bledsoe Mayfield, artist
John McCrady, artist, books
James Michalopoulos, artist, books
Andres Molinary, artist
Alice Dunbar Nelson, poet, journalist and political activist, books
John Travis Nixon, journalist, publisher, books
Renee Peck, writer
Walker Percy, writer, books
Achille Peretti, artist
Paul E. Poincy, artist
Matthew Randazzo V, writer, books
Anne Rice, writer of vampire tales and other Gothic fiction, books
Christopher Rice, author, books
Stan Rice, poet, books
George Rodrigue, artist, books
John T. Scott, artist and sculptor, books
Kendall Shaw, abstract expressionist painter, books
John Kennedy Toole, writer of A Confederacy of Dunces, books
Tennessee Williams, playwright, writer, books
Chris Tusa, novelist, poet

Aquarium of the Americas – 1 Canal St. at the Mississippi River, 861-2537 – Exhibits sharks, penguins and exotic fish.  Caribbean reef, sea otter gallery and more. Open 9:30-6 Sun-Thu, 9:30-7 Fri-Sat (last ticket sold one hour before closing)

Audubon Park – A 350-acre city park located in the Uptown, bordered on one side by the Mississippi River and on the other by St. Charles Avenue, directly across from Tulane University and Loyola University. The park is named in honor of artist and naturalist John James Audubon, who began living in New Orleans in 1821. The oak forested park features playground; golf; biking  and jogging paved track. View of the Mississippi River and the Zoo/Aquarium cruise dock. Park closes at 11 p.m. (Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo are located in Uptown New Orleans easily accessible using the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line).

Audobon Zoo –  part of the Audubon Nature Institute which also manages the Aquarium of the Americas. The zoo covers 58 acres (23 ha) and is home to 2,000 animals. It is located in a section of Audubon Park in Uptown New Orleans, on the Mississippi River side of Magazine Street.  At this location,  “they all ax fa you.”

Awrite   – The appropriate response to the greeting “Where y’at?” Also, a greeting in and of itself: “Awrite, Ed!”

Awrite, hawt   – A female response of agreement (All right Heart).

Ax    – Ask.