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ChangeMakers Conference Inspires New Wave of Student Engagement

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ChangeMakers Conference Inspires New Wave of Student Engagement

        Last month MUM held the inaugural conference of ChangeMakers: Disruptors Transforming the World for Good. Hosted by MUM, the David Lynch Foundation, and the Abramson Center for Peace, the event was attended by 600 people, at least half of them students, who completely filled Dalby Hall. MUM Student Government took a leading role in helping event producer Michael Sternfeld make the event more student-centered. They also launched ChangeMaking Month—a series of workshops, art displays, films, and an open mic. The...

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Lani Aulicino’s Case Study Wins International Award

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Lani Aulicino’s Case Study Wins International Award

    A case study written last fall by MBA student Lani Aulicino in a course on Managing Change for Sustainability has won an international award. She was one of 17 winners of Flourish Prizes out of 503 submissions to AIM2Flourish, a United Nations-supported global learning initiative in which students write about positive business innovations. The competition is based around 17 sustainable development goals identified by the UN, with one winner related to each goal. Lani’s case study was related to goal #15, Life on Land, and...

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Leslee Goldstein Publishes Study on Empowering Disadvantaged Mothers in Uganda

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Leslee Goldstein Publishes Study on Empowering Disadvantaged Mothers in Uganda

      MUM alumna Leslee Goldstein, PhD just had her study published in Health Care for Women International on how the Transcendental Meditation® technique can empower single, disadvantaged mothers in Uganda. Dr. Goldstein decided to focus her Maharishi Vedic ScienceSMdoctoral study on women in Africa for two reasons. She had always enjoyed working with women, and there had been no studies done on this population. Within 48 hours of her decision, she heard about the need for a researcher in Uganda to conduct a study on 81 women....

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Hemanth Kumar Reddy Mukka—From Agrochemicals to Organic Farming

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Hemanth Kumar Reddy Mukka—From Agrochemicals to Organic Farming

      Hemanth Kumar Reddy Mukka worked in the agrochemical industry in India for seven years, selling fertilizers and pesticides to farmers. Now he is a student in MUM’s Regenerative Organic Agriculture Certificate Program. When asked about what inspired him to give up his job and come halfway around the world to study organic agriculture, he said: “Every time I talked to farmers, they just worried about pests and sprayed what we gave them without knowing about its effect on the environment. They needed to survive and they...

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Pondpat Tohsanguanpun–The Importance of Building a Team

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Pondpat Tohsanguanpun–The Importance of Building a Team

    Pondpat Tohsanguanpun chose MUM’s MBA for Accounting Professionals Program because her goal was to gain work experience in the U.S. Pondpat earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Thammasat University in Thailand and worked for Ernst & Young Thailand for three years as a senior auditor. When she learned about MUM from a family friend, she decided to apply. Pondpat says she enjoys studying at MUM for several reasons. She appreciates the diversity of international students and the practice of the...

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Faculty Speak to 2,000 Professors at India Conference

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Faculty Speak to 2,000 Professors at India Conference

      College professors in India heard presentations by Professors Anil Maheshwari and Scott Herriott at the Second National Teachers’ Congress hosted by Maharashtra Institute of Technology-World Peace University (MIT-WPU) in Pune, India, in January. National Teachers’ Congress (NTC) is a convention of higher education teachers from India, and teachers of Indian origin living abroad, with the mission of facilitating the exchange and dissemination of creative and visionary ideas and best practices through interaction with peers...

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Waqas Hussain Finds the Mathematical Equation for Transcendental Meditation

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Waqas Hussain Finds the Mathematical Equation for Transcendental Meditation

    Waqas Hussain earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Air University in Islamabad, Pakistan. After graduation he worked as a software engineer on a variety of projects, including a system to recognize different stages of Alzheimer’s disease, a tomato and potato plant disease-detection system, and an electronic voting platform designed to eliminate electoral fraud. While traveling in the U.S. Waqas visited MUM and, after talking to professors, decided to apply for the Computer Professionals Program. He was persuaded...

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MBA Team Gets Top Score Amid Increasing Competition in Global Business Simulation

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MBA Team Gets Top Score Amid Increasing Competition in Global Business Simulation

    A team of MBA accounting students finished in the 99th percentile in an online integrated decision-making simulation that involved 1,271 master’s-degree-level teams worldwide. During the past seven years, MUM has consistently placed at least one team in the top 10 percent, while the number of competing teams has increased more than tenfold. This year’s top-ranking team included Ram Neupane (Nepal), Merveille Tiani (Cameroon), and Pondpat Tohsanguanpun (Thailand). The students were participating in the competition while enrolled...

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Amanda Hock Simpson—Learning Maharishi Vedic Science Online

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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 from Arizona State University. She has worked as a public relations writer at American Express and at several...

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Students Launch Online Literary Magazine

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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 publication in line with MUM’s unique Consciousness-BasedSM approach. “Metafore was founded with the purpose of...

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