Soka’s Model U.N. team attends the ChoMUN conference at the University of Chicago

Model U.N. Team Shines at Prestigious University of Chicago Event

Apr 26, 2023

At the closing ceremony of ChoMUN, a Model United Nations conference hosted by the University of Chicago, Maria Akenkou ’25 was awarded an honorable mention for her success as a delegate. The award

Prof Robert Levenson poses with three Soka Undergraduates

A Breakthrough for Soka Life Science Faculty: Q&A With National Science Foundation Grant Winner Prof. Robert Levenson

Apr 26, 2023

The National Science Foundation recently announced it will award Soka faculty member Robert Levenson, assistant professor of biochemistry, $292,310 to support his research on “BRC-BIO: Harnessing

Anne Pearce, director of the creative arts program, Soka alumnus Giselle Velasquez ’15, Nappa Kataoka ’23, and Wilnie Merilien, resident hall coordinator sit on stage and speak during the “Voices of Women at Soka” event.

Each Shining Brightly in Her Own Way: Photo Highlights from “Voices of Women at Soka”

Apr 26, 2023

Women’s History Month at SUA culminated with “Voices of Women at Soka,” a panel discussion and community mixer highlighting the rich diversity of women’s identities and experiences on campus. Six

Gaby Moreno sits on a rock surface holding her knee to her chest. A half moon is on the rockface beside her.

Building Bridges, Transcending Borders: An Interview with Gaby Moreno

Mar 31, 2023

UNICEF ambassador to Guatemala and Soka Arts, Music & Food festival headliner, Gaby Moreno, who today released the first single from her upcoming album, a duet with fellow Guatemalan, Oscar Isaac

A brunette woman wearing a jean jacket smiles as she speaks with other students in front of a variety of international flags.

Learning Clusters Explore Issues Both Timely and Timeless

Mar 30, 2023

The annual Learning Cluster at SUA allows faculty and groups of 12 or fewer students to co-design monthlong courses around a problem or question of interest and immerse themselves in exploring

Soka Arts, Music & Food Festival showcasing headshots of performing artists Gaby Moreno, Neil Frances, Biianco, Jazzy Ash, and the Nandos

SUA Launches the Inaugural Soka Arts, Music & Food Festival

Mar 29, 2023

The Soka Arts, Music & Food Festival will open a new chapter in SUA’s connection with the community. The festival, open to everyone, will feature musical performances from contemporary artists

Professor Emeritus Gail Thomas smiles outside on Soka University's campus. She's wearing a black turtleneck with a zebra print zip up jacket and gold dangly earrings.

Being Soka: An Interview with Professor Emerita Gail Thomas

Mar 28, 2023

In the 1990s, Gail Thomas took a leap of faith and left her tenured position at Texas A&M University to become a founding faculty member of Soka University of America. Now professor emerita of

Wanjira Mathai smiles. She has short hair and long, dangly red earrings.

African Luminary Wanjira Mathai Is 2023 Soka Global Citizen Award Winner and Commencement Speaker

Mar 16, 2023

Soka University of America has named Wanjira Mathai recipient of the 2023 Soka Global Citizen Award for her decades of advocating for social and environmental change on both local and international

Members of CalPac’s Student-Athlete Council, led by Chase Buchert ’23 speak to an audience.

Soka Student-Athletes Take the Lead in Centering Values Across the California Pacific Conference

Feb 16, 2023

Something unusual happens at the start of most athletic events at SUA that instantly reminds athletes and spectators alike of what it really means to win. Before competitions in the California Pacific

Black and white photo of Martin Luther King Jr.

Soka Celebrates the Life of Civil Rights Icon Martin Luther King Jr.

Feb 16, 2023

SUA celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. with a week-long celebration that began on January 16, the national holiday in his honor. The week included four events, each highlighting different aspects of Dr