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Adopting a Test-Optional Policy for Fall 2021 Applicants

Jun 24, 2020

Soka University of America is adopting an SAT and ACT test-optional policy for students applying for admission for Fall 2021. The move is prompted by a critical examination of our policies to promote

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Daniel Y. Habuki, Inaugural President of Soka University, Announces Retirement

Jun 15, 2020

Dear Members of the SUA Community, Dr. Daniel Y. Habuki has informed me that he will be retiring this summer due to health reasons, after completing his 27th year of service as the inaugural President

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With the Nieves Observatory, Soka Sets Its Eyes on the Sky

Jun 08, 2020

By Riley Murphy ’20 Soka’s global vision is going intergalactic. The Luis and Linda Nieves Observatory gives Soka students—and astronomers around the world—access to powerful tools to study the cosmos

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A Message to the Community From President Daniel Y. Habuki

Jun 02, 2020

Dear SUA community, Across the nation and the world, we’ve witnessed the outrage sparked by the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd resulting from systemic racism in our

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SUA to Continue Remote Class Instruction for Fall Semester

May 26, 2020

Dear Soka Community, I would like to share that after long discussion and varied considerations, we have decided to continue with remote class instruction this coming Fall. This decision was not an

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Soka’s Isolde Pierce and Trey Carlisle Awarded Fulbright Fellowships

May 04, 2020

Two students in Soka’s Class of 2020—Isolde Pierce and Trey Carlisle—have received Fulbright fellowships to continue their studies and contributions abroad. Carlisle has accepted a research fellowship

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Teaching Tomorrow Scientists Meeting Is Now Virtual

Apr 27, 2020

Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists, originally scheduled to be hosted on Soka’s Aliso Viejo campus on May 30, is going online. We hope you will join us for an exciting mix of science, education, and

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Genetics in Action: First-Year Students on the Mutation of Chromoproteins

Apr 27, 2020

The American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting planned this month was cancelled because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. That scuttled plans for four Soka first-year

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March 18: Campus Closure, Coronavirus Update

Mar 18, 2020

Dear Soka Community, Following the Orange County Health Officer order, we are required to minimize the number of people on campus as much as possible while maintaining the essential functions of the

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March 13, 2020: Coronavirus Update

Mar 13, 2020

Read the latest updates Dear SUA Students, Faculty, and Staff, This is an update on what SUA is doing to prevent and/or limit the spread of COVID-19 on our campus and within our campus community. Even