Amanda Hock Simpson—Learning Maharishi Vedic Science Online
Feb26

Amanda Hock Simpson—Learning Maharishi Vedic Science Online

    Amanda Hock Simpson is a student in the MA in Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM program, which she has been pursuing online for the past two years. She lives in Laguna Niguel, California, with her husband and two children, so MUM’s distance education program allows her to take classes, which she wouldn’t be able to do full time. Amanda earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA...

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Students Launch Online Literary Magazine
Feb19

Students Launch Online Literary Magazine

    Students in MUM’s BFA in Creative Writing program recently launched Metafore, a new online literary magazine that publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The idea to create the journal started with creative writing student James Davidson, who noticed a new trend in literary publishing: in addition to MFA programs, now BFA programs are publishing literary journals; so he conceived the niche literary...

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Robert Herron Publishes New Study on TM’s Impact on Veterans’ PTSD
Feb06

Robert Herron Publishes New Study on TM’s Impact on Veterans’ PTSD

      Veterans of the wars in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) found significant relief from their symptoms as a result of practicing the Transcendental Meditation®technique, according to a new study led by MUM alumnus Robert Herron and published recently in Military Medicine. The 41 veterans and 5 active-duty soldiers in the study had been...

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Producer Andrew Runkle’s Short Film Competes at Sundance
Feb05

Producer Andrew Runkle’s Short Film Competes at Sundance

    As a business and digital media major at MUM, Andrew Runkle got swept up in the world of filmmaking early on and never looked back—thanks to his MUM friends who were in the film program. Andrew is now a successful video producer, with a short film that made it to the Sundance Film Festival. After graduating from MUM in 2003, Andrew moved to New York City and began looking for film production jobs. Working with various...

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Daniel Sharma–Sustainable Investing
Feb05

Daniel Sharma–Sustainable Investing

    MUM student Daniel Sharma began investing in financial instruments in high school. Inspired by his grandfather, who was a businessman, he opened a trading account so that he could buy shares of his favorite companies. While earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Toronto, Daniel completed a training program to obtain his investment banking certificate. In addition, he started his own...

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