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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

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Performing Arts Center Soka University Coronavirus Update and Precautions

Mar 12, 2020

Soka Performing Arts Center is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving events surrounding the recent outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and considers the health and wellbeing of our patrons

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Soka University of America Coronavirus Update and Precautions

Mar 12, 2020

The County of Orange, where Soka is located, declared a local health emergency on Feb. 26. No cases have been diagnosed at Soka. There have been 17 confirmed case of the virus – also known as Covid-19

O. Bradley Bassler lecturing on Hitchcock's Vertigo

What Makes a Movie? A Vertiginous Trip through Hitchcock and Hollywood

Mar 11, 2020

By Riley Murphy ‘20 Oleg Gelikman, professor and director of the Humanities concentration, introduced visiting professor O. Bradley Bassler’s lecture on Hitchcock’s Vertigo with intrigue, referring to

Professor Jonathan Arac holding Toni Morrison's Beloved

Toni Morrison's Beloved and the Language of American Fiction

Mar 02, 2020

By Riley Murphy ‘20 The internationally reputed American literary scholar Jonathan Arac gave Soka students and professors an insightful look into the tragic world of Toni Morrison’s classic novel

Mary Patrick Kavanaugh and the B2B program at the UCI New Venture Competition

UCI Collaboration Empowers B2B

Feb 27, 2020

By Riley Murphy ‘20 Students of the Soka B2B program found out if there was “A Market for Their Product” at the fifth workshop hosted by the UCI Paul Merage School of Business. The workshop was held

Karamo Brown

Karamo Brown in Critical Conversations @Soka

Feb 21, 2020

By Nagisa Smalheiser ‘21 Karamo Brown, three-time Emmy winner and culture expert on the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, spoke at the Critical Conversations @Soka event on Feb. 19. The Critical

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Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists: Soka Hosting Life Science Conference

Feb 12, 2020

Soka University is hosting the 2020 American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Regional Meeting, Teaching Tomorrow’s Scientists, on May 30. Teaching-intensive life scientists will gather for the day

Soka students on location near lake in Brazil

Learning Cluster 2020: Students Investigate the Great Drought in Brazil

Feb 11, 2020

By Professor Ian Read A great chronicler of the Brazilian backland, João Guimarães Rosa, famously wrote “good quality water is like health or freedom: it only has value when it runs dry.” Over the