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James O’Neil Spady Co-Authors Essay About Fight Against Gang Injunctions and Other Faculty News

Dec 10, 2021

Soka University of America faculty advance knowledge in their fields through their research and scholarship outside the classroom. Here is a sampling of recent faculty publications and notable

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Lauren Ng ’19 Is Following a Sustainable Career Path

Dec 09, 2021

A project with SUA faculty during her sophomore year had the unexpected benefit of setting Lauren Ng ’19 on her career path. Before that opportunity, Ng, who is the sustainability coordinator at

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Curie Hall Dedication Marks a Major Milestone in Soka's Growth

Dec 07, 2021

Erica Koyama ’23 was in awe when she first set foot inside Marie and Pierre Curie Hall on the first day of class. However, studying there this semester has taught her that the new Life Sciences

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B2B Etiquette Event: Making Connections with Confidence

Dec 07, 2021

Impressing a potential employer while trying to remember which fork is used for the salad can be nerve-racking. Bridges to Business helped prepare SUA students for those moments through its networking

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Soka Global Citizen Award Nominations Are Open

Nov 17, 2021

Soka University is opening nominations for its second Soka Global Citizen Award. The award, inaugurated last May in honor of the 20th anniversary of SUA’s Aliso Viejo campus, is presented to an

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Challenging New Students to Consider Humanity's Enduring Questions

Nov 09, 2021

It is one of SUA’s signature experiences, a rigorous introduction to university-level intellectual work during which first-year students delve into the works of some of humanity’s most profound

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SUA Students and Alumni on Living the Culture of Peace

Nov 08, 2021

Born and raised in Israel, Maya Hidana ’25 knew she didn’t want to complete her country’s mandatory military training. Inspired by a friend who went abroad for her college education, Hidana is now a

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An Innovative Option for the Next Generation of Peacebuilders and Social Innovators

Nov 08, 2021

In a time of heightened divisiveness and turmoil in the world, two universities with similar missions have come together to educate the next generation of peacebuilders. Beginning next fall SUA

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SUA Distributes Third Round of Coronavirus Relief Funds to Expanded Pool of Eligible Students

Nov 05, 2021

SUA was recently awarded $459,114 in US federal coronavirus relief funds for eligible students. This is the third round of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and the first time the

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Latinx Panel Discussion Creates Space to Explore and Connect

Nov 05, 2021

Questions of Latinx identity and its varied expressions were the topic of a panel discussion marking Latinx Heritage Month and highlighting Latinx voices at SUA. More than 50 members of the Soka