FEBRUARY 2021 | SOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
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Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Human Rights Begins Fulfilling Its Mission
The REHR Center begins its important work with initiatives including the launch of new webpages, an event featuring Ambassador Andrew J. Young, and the announcement of American literary critic and Black feminist scholar Dr. Hortense J. Spillers as its Distinguished Visiting Faculty Fellow. Read
Hortense Spillers and Andrew Young via Zoom
Inaugural Event Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr.
Ambassador Andrew J. Young and Dr. Hortense J. Spillers were featured speakers at “Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.—A Conversation,” the first event co-sponsored by the REHR Center for the Soka community. Read
Impactathon Zoom session
Incubating Ideas That Help Change the World
A student proposal that would create a sustainable fabric and employ Ugandan widows wins the fourth annual Bridges to Business Impactathon, an entrepreneurial workshop and business pitch competition. Read
"Human rights education can propel the formation of robust solidarity among people who, sharing an awareness of the importance of human dignity, are engaged in the work of reexamining our ways of living and thus transforming society. In doing so, we can give clear and palpable form to those arcs of the full circle of human rights and dignity that have been lost and obscured by the structural nature of oppression."
— Daisaku Ikeda, 2021 Peace Proposal 
Assistant professor of educational psychology and assessment Karen Moran Jackson
Karen Moran Jackson Awarded Fellowship to Study Deeper Learning
Dr. Moran Jackson, assistant professor of educational psychology and assessment, has received a fellowship from the American Educational Research Association to advance her research on deeper learning in secondary schools. Read
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2021’s Learning Clusters Cover Subjects from Disneyland to Data Analysis
This winter, students in one of Soka’s signature programs, Learning Clusters, created virtual courses focused on 27 wide-ranging and intriguing subjects. Read
There is still time to make history
Curie Hall donor wall
On May 3, 2021, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo. Please join us in the celebration by participating in our campaign to fund our future. With a gift of $2,000, you will be recognized with your name on a donor wall inside the new Marie and Pierre Curie Hall. Be a part of the celebration!