Walter Thompson and Soka students discuss his work

Faculty News Roundup: Exploring Belonging With Walter Thompson-Hernández

Dec 16, 2019

Verónica Quezada, assistant professor of Spanish language & culture, and Ian Read, associate professor of Latin American studies Prof. Ian Read in International Studies and Prof. Verónica Quezada in

Ben Rhodes engages questions from Soka students

Obama Advisor Ben Rhodes on Policy and Patriotism

Nov 02, 2019

Ben Rhodes, former Obama speechwriter and senior foreign policy advisor, captivated an audience of more than 300 Soka students, faculty, staff, and community members with insider stories about major

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Ed Feasel, PhD, named Executive VP and COO at Soka University

Oct 31, 2019

As the executive vice president and chief operating officer, Ed Feasel will oversee all academic and administrative aspects of the university.

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Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers connect with Soka audience

Oct 18, 2019

Erin Gruwell, the inspiring and beloved Freedom Writers educator, kicked off the academic year with a Critical Conversations @ Soka event, “The Courage to Connect,” on October 3. Gruwell appeared with

Ballroom during the Soka Peace Gala

Soka Celebrates ‘A Vision of Peace’

Oct 15, 2019

The 15th annual Peace Gala, Celebrating a Vision of Peace, was held on the Soka University of America campus on October 12. More than $742,000 was raised for the Soka scholarship endowment during the

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Soka Hosts 6th Annual Dialogue on the Culture of Peace and Nonviolence

Oct 07, 2019

Coinciding with the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ culture of peace declaration, Soka University hosted its Sixth Annual Dialogue on the Culture of

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Soka Performing Arts Center Announces 2019–2020 Jazz Monsters Series

Oct 02, 2019

The Jazz Monsters Series honors a uniquely American art form of self-expression and self-understanding.

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Meet the Author Series with Arie Galles, Professor Emeritus and Artist in Residence

Sep 25, 2019

Professor Emeritus and Artist in Residence Arie Galles gave a lecture/presentation, “There and Back Again,” at the Soka Athenaeum on September 25, 2019.

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Soka University Ranked High for Best College, Best Value, Social Mobility and Diversity

Sep 12, 2019

U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2020” ranks SUA in the Top 30 among National Liberal Arts Colleges, Top 10 in Best Value and Top 10 in Social Mobility.

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Faculty News

Sep 01, 2019

Spotlighting accomplishments by Michael Golden, Robert Allinson, Tomoko Takahashi, Shane Barter, Ted Lowe, Junyi Liu, Arie Galles, Ryan Ashley Caldwell, Tetsushi Ogata, and Aneil Rallin.