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Challenging New Students to Consider Humanity's Enduring Questions

Nov 09, 2021

It is one of SUA’s signature experiences, a rigorous introduction to university-level intellectual work during which first-year students delve into the works of some of humanity’s most profound

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SUA Students and Alumni on Living the Culture of Peace

Nov 08, 2021

Born and raised in Israel, Maya Hidana ’25 knew she didn’t want to complete her country’s mandatory military training. Inspired by a friend who went abroad for her college education, Hidana is now a

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An Innovative Option for the Next Generation of Peacebuilders and Social Innovators

Nov 08, 2021

In a time of heightened divisiveness and turmoil in the world, two universities with similar missions have come together to educate the next generation of peacebuilders. Beginning next fall SUA

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SUA Distributes Third Round of Coronavirus Relief Funds to Expanded Pool of Eligible Students

Nov 05, 2021

SUA was recently awarded $459,114 in US federal coronavirus relief funds for eligible students. This is the third round of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and the first time the

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Latinx Panel Discussion Creates Space to Explore and Connect

Nov 05, 2021

Questions of Latinx identity and its varied expressions were the topic of a panel discussion marking Latinx Heritage Month and highlighting Latinx voices at SUA. More than 50 members of the Soka

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For a Grateful Leonard Bogdonoff ’13, SUA Was a Success Accelerator

Nov 03, 2021

There was a time when Leonard Bogdonoff ’13 couldn’t have imagined being an SUA alumnus, much less being asked to address the university community at one of its premier events. As he recounted his

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A Summer of Research in the New Curie Hall

Sep 24, 2021

A handful of students and Life Sciences faculty spent the summer collaborating on research projects in the newly opened Marie and Pierre Curie Hall. For nine weeks, Erica Koyama ’23, worked with Susan

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Life Sciences Students Secure Competitive Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Sep 24, 2021

When Yusaku Nitta ’23 found out that his summer internship at Soka University of Japan was cancelled due to the pandemic, he decided to learn something new. Although his interests were originally in

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Michael Weiner's New Book on Race and Ethnicity and More Faculty News

Sep 15, 2021

Soka University of America faculty advance knowledge in their fields through their research and scholarship outside the classroom. Here is a sampling of recent faculty publications and notable

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Honoring Our 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Sep 14, 2021

The recipients of Soka University of America’s top academic honors — the Ikeda Scholarship, the John D. Montgomery scholarship, Soka Merit Award, and Academic Excellence Award — met with President Ed