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2022 Soka graduates toss their caps in the air

Soka’s 2022 Commencement: A Joyful Ceremony Celebrating Mission-Driven Graduates

Jun 21, 2022

As an overcast morning in Aliso Viejo gave way to sunshine, the skies seemed to know it was time to celebrate after a challenging few years. Soka University of America’s 2022 commencement ceremony on

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SUA Founder Daisaku Ikeda Receives 401st Academic Honor

Jun 17, 2022

The University of Minnesota awarded SUA founder Daisaku Ikeda with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during its 2022 commencement ceremony on May 14. The recognition from UMN’s Hubert H. Humphrey

A group of students laugh together while enjoying the 21st Anniversary party

SUA Begins a New Tradition to Celebrate its 21st Birthday

Jun 17, 2022

Coming together to celebrate SUA’s 21st birthday on May 6 felt especially joyful after two years of pandemic restrictions. It was an ideal moment to find a new way to mark the anniversary and showcase

Photo of book entitled "Dear Global Citizens, 20th Anniversary Edition: Founder’s Remarks" by Daisaku Ikeda

SUA Students Publish Dear Global Citizens, 20th Anniversary Edition: Founder’s Remarks

Jun 16, 2022

After a two-year process riddled with unexpected challenges, including inflated paper prices and global supply chain issues, the student-led Founding Spirit Committee published Dear Global Citizens

A cartoon depicting Paulo Friere standing at a chalkboard

SUA Joins USC and UCLA in Celebrating Paulo Freire’s Centennial Year

Jun 15, 2022

As one of the most influential educational philosophers of the 20th century, Paulo Freire has influenced thinking and practice in education, community development, and social justice movements around

Students and Faculty pose in front of a projected screen that reads "Student Movement for the Culture of Peace"

Soka Students Hope to Redefine the Culture of Peace

Jun 15, 2022

The Student Movement for the Culture of Peace club held its third annual symposium on May 15, “Redefining the Culture of Peace, from Our Heart, in Our Community, and to Our World.” The hybrid event

A flock of doves fly in front of Founders Hall

SUA Launches Soka Institute for Global Solutions to Promote Stability and Peace

Jun 14, 2022

Announced during the 21st anniversary of the dedication of Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, the new Soka Institute for Global Solutions is 35 years in the making. In his annual peace

Jonathan Wray and Alisa Proctor present cupcakes to fourth-year students Mercedes Corrales, Kennah Watts, Skyler Wolf, and Leo Salvatore as congratulations for finishing their capstone projects.

The Capstone Experience: Building on a Culmination of Knowledge and Relationships

Jun 14, 2022

The Capstone Experience is Soka University of America’s year-long undergraduate project, designed as the culmination of the knowledge and skills acquired from the institution’s liberal arts education

Physicist Brian Greene speaks into the microphone

Physicist Brian Greene Lectures on the True Meaning of Reality

Jun 13, 2022

Is physics “utterly stuck”? What is the meaning of mathematics? Does a multiverse exist? Are we a part of a simulation? Those were some of the questions addressed by Brian Greene, the renowned

Erica Koyama ’23 presenting her research at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology conference

Life Sciences Students Attend National Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference

Jun 13, 2022

Susan Walsh, director of the Life Sciences concentration, Erica Koyama ’23, and Anh Nguyen ’23 attended the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in April. The