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Message from the Dean of Students to the Student Body

Apr 27, 2024

Note: This message was delivered to SUA students via email on April 27, 2024. Dear students, I’m sure that many of you have been hearing about student demonstrations taking place on college campuses

Dr. Asle Toje listens to Dr. Ivana Nikolić Hughes speak as Dr. William Potter looks on during the Nobel Seminars

Nobel Insights: Individuals, Not Prizes, Forge Path to Peace

Apr 24, 2024

“Prizes don’t create peace. Individuals create peace,” said Dr. Asle Toje on the first day of the Soka University of America Nobel Seminars, answering one of the key questions posed during a series of

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To Others as to Ourselves: Dr. Isabel Nuñez Shares a Vision of Higher Education Amidst Crisis

Apr 24, 2024

How do we address the current crisis facing higher education? This was the focal point of Dr. Isabel Nuñez’s university talk on April 3, “To Others as to Ourselves: Courage, Wisdom, and Compassion.”

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Dialogue and Action: Soka Students Bridge Cultures During Alternative Spring Break

Apr 24, 2024

Seventeen Soka students from six countries spanning North America, Central America, Asia, and Australia participated in SUA’s annual Alternative Spring Break this semester. They began preparing for

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SUA Board of Trustees Chair Stephen Dunham Announced as 2024 Commencement Speaker

Apr 22, 2024

Soka University of America announced Board of Trustees Chair Stephen Dunham as keynote speaker of the 2024 commencement ceremony, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. May 24 in the Soka Performing Arts

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From Ideas to Action: Insights from SBS Symposium on Tackling the Housing Crisis

Apr 19, 2024

Delving into one of society’s most difficult challenges, the 2024 Social and Behavioral Sciences Symposium Series convened a discussion to generate new ideas on tackling the housing crisis. From

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From Earth to Infinity: SUA's Luis and Linda Nieves Observatory Pioneers New Frontiers in Education and Research

Apr 19, 2024

The Luis and Linda Nieves Observatory was unveiled at SUA in 2020, at a time when its remote accessibility proved essential. Amid the global lockdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic, which heightened

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SUA Webinar Sheds Light on Israel-Palestine Conflict Amid Continuing Tensions

Mar 08, 2024

On Feb. 17, hundreds of members of the public and the SUA community gathered online for a webinar addressing the Israel-Palestine conflict. The Office of Academic Affairs-sponsored event—held against

Leo the Lion speaks with Erica Baldaray in front of Founders Hall and Peace Lake before the start of the Heart of a Lion 5k.

Running With Courage: The Heart of a Lion 5K Returns to Campus

Mar 06, 2024

The Heart of a Lion 5K made a rousing return to SUA on February 23 after a four-year hiatus. Nearly 150 students, faculty, and staff gathered for the fourth annual event, which had been paused since

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Beyond Borders: Professor Fatima Rahman Explores Intersection of Religion, Gender, and Politics in the Middle East

Mar 05, 2024

At a time of intensified conflicts around the world, Fatima Rahman, visiting assistant professor of International Studies at SUA since 2022, is committed to giving her students an education that