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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

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

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

Soka students who participated in an Alternative Spring Break pose for a photo

Alternative Spring Break: Tackling a Global Issue Close to Home

May 13, 2022

This academic year, Soka students who wanted to volunteer during spring break didn’t travel to far-flung locations. They stayed much closer to home. After months of learning about social justice and

Ambassador Andrew Young accepts Soka Global Citizen Award from President Ed Feasel

Ambassador Andrew Young Accepts Soka Global Citizen Award: ‘Don’t Ever Give Up on Peace’

May 12, 2022

“Ninety years doesn’t seem very long to me,” said former US Ambassador Andrew Young, who recently turned 90, upon receiving the second Soka Global Citizen Award on May 4. Ambassador Young traveled

11 Faculty Members pose with their Merit Awards

Ten Soka Faculty Win 2021-2022 Faculty Merit Awards

May 12, 2022

Ten Soka faculty members received the 2021-2022 Faculty Merit Award on May 4 in a ceremony in the Founders Meeting Room. In opening remarks Prof. Michael Weiner, vice president for academic affairs

Facilitator Jaime Dance and panelists Aarohee Bhattarai, Khyla Horton, Erica Baldaray, and Diya Mazumder

Connecting Women on Campus and Beyond to Promote Equality

May 10, 2022

Thirty days is far from enough time to devote to women’s equality, but the events on SUA’s campus during Women’s History Month were designed to connect and celebrate women now as well as act as a

Headshot of Arch Asawa

SUA’s Asawa Begins Three-Year Term as WSCUC Commissioner

May 10, 2022

Vice President for Finance and Administration and CFO Archibald Asawa has been elected to serve as a commissioner of the organization that accredits colleges and universities. The Western Association