News Tagged as Undergraduate Academics

Soka scholarship winners with administrators

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

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Biologist Marie Nydam Receives SUA’s First National Science Foundation Grant

Sep 01, 2021

Marie Nydam, assistant professor of biology, has received a research grant from the National Science Foundation. A marine evolutionary geneticist, Prof. Nydam is the first SUA faculty member to be

Shunji Fueki in cap and gown

Undergraduate Honors: Shunji Fueki Is 2021 Founder’s Award Winner

Jun 09, 2021

The 2021 graduates of Soka University of America will be remembered for their resilience during a challenging year. Among them are the following undergraduate students recognized for academic

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“It's Never Too Late” — Biplab Karki ’22 Took an Unexpected Path from Nepal to SUA

Jun 01, 2021

Starting college at the age of 23 wasn’t easy for Biplab Karki ’22, but his doubts about fitting in were short-lived and his SUA experience has strengthened his resolve to help those on the verge of

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SUA Honors Founder Daisaku Ikeda as Campus Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Aliso Viejo

May 03, 2021

The Soka University of America Board of Trustees has bestowed two major honors on SUA founder Daisaku Ikeda: the establishment of an endowed chair in his name and naming the undergraduate program

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From Intersectionality to Community Cultural Wealth: 2021’s Virtual Alternative Spring Break

Apr 19, 2021

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a group of Soka students decided they wanted to help. During their spring break they flew to New Orleans to join the disaster relief efforts. Their trip

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Diet and Disease: Learning to Eat Healthier on a Budget

Mar 31, 2021

More than four million Californians were receiving benefits from CalFresh, the state’s food assistance program, at the start of 2020. When the pandemic hit, more people than ever found themselves

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From Disneyland to Data Analysis: 2021’s Learning Clusters

Feb 08, 2021

Would you like to take close-up pictures of distant galaxies? Do you wonder how US colleges plan to reopen after the pandemic? Ever contemplate Bigfoot’s relationship to the Kraken? Can you imagine a

painting of a starry night and portrait of Nina Boutin

Not Cancelled 2020: Celebrating Creativity in the Midst of Chaos

Nov 02, 2020

Early this year, as event after event was being called off because of the pandemic, Nina Boutin ‘17 decided she wanted to prove that some things cannot be cancelled. Boutin, a freelance artist, got in

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Life Sciences: Fostering Scientific Curiosity While Learning Remotely

Nov 02, 2020

Covid-19 has left Soka University of America’s new Life Sciences building empty but has not stifled scientific research among students and faculty. Within the Life Sciences concentration, three