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2nd ChangeMakers Event Focuses on the Effect of College on the Brain

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2nd ChangeMakers Event Focuses on the Effect of College on the Brain

     On February 8, MUM held its second ChangeMakers event, titled “Is College Bad for Your Brain?” The conference explored the national epidemic of stress that can be overwhelming for college students in their pursuit of higher education.Mental health challenges, substance abuse, and poor lifestyle choices undermine student learning outcomes and a successful college experience, said organizer Michael Sternfeld. Nationwide, three out of four students report feeling stressed; 39 percent of college freshmen report symptoms of anxiety or...

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MUM Offers New Track in Sustainable Energy

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MUM Offers New Track in Sustainable Energy

    From electric cars to wind turbines to solar energy, students studying sustainable living will now have the opportunity to enroll in a new sequence of six courses that will prepare them to work professionally in the field of renewable energy.The curriculum of the new sustainable energy track has been designed by Ralph Hearn, who received an engineering degree from MUM in the 1980s and subsequently two Master of Science degrees. Professor Hearn is an inventor and researcher in sustainable energy with over 20 years of experience. He is a...

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Esther Fontaine—Getting a Masters Degree on the Road

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Esther Fontaine—Getting a Masters Degree on the Road

   MUM student Esther Fontaine is a professional driver taking MUM’s online MA in Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM program. While driving a truck across the country for a year, Esther found a way to keep up with her classwork: she listened to the lectures on the road, took notes during her breaks, and did her homework at the end of her ten-hour shifts.Esther has been a commercial driver for 34 years, driving buses, taxis, limousines, and trucks. She now lives in Illinois and drives locally while finishing her degree. Originally she trained to become...

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Jagruti Solanki Receives National CPA Award

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Jagruti Solanki Receives National CPA Award

    MUM alumna Jagruti Solanki received the 2018 Innovative Practitioner Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and CPA.com for her role as a pioneer in blockchain accounting at the CPA-led business advisory firm Aprio. “Since Aprio began working with its first blockchain client over five years ago, Jagruti stepped up and dove deep into the accounting nuances, developing best practices for our blockchain clients,” said Mitchell Kopelman, partner-in-charge of the Technology & Blockchain Practice...

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Shiana Tea—From Software Engineer to MBA

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Shiana Tea—From Software Engineer to MBA

    MUM alumna Shiana Tea graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education) in Mexico with a BE in electronic systems engineering and an MS in automation and control engineering. In 2012 she was offered a software engineering position at Houston-based Dresser-Rand, an engineering and manufacturing company now owned by Siemens. Shiana had practiced Zen meditation and Qigong and, in 2014, she was introduced to the Transcendental Meditation®technique...

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New Study on TM and PTSD Published in The Lancet Psychiatry

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New Study on TM and PTSD Published in The Lancet Psychiatry

      Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who practiced the Transcendental Meditation® technique showed significant reductions in PTSD symptoms comparable to veterans who utilized a gold standard prolonged exposure therapy, according to a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. Both Transcendental Meditation and exposure therapy treatments were significantly more effective than the PTSD health education control group. Major news outlets around the world covered the findings. The Associated Press...

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Jessica Hernandez—Growing and Making Medicinal Foods

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Jessica Hernandez—Growing and Making Medicinal Foods

      MUM alumna Jessica Hernandez recently completed her studies at MUM and published her senior project paper on the medicinal uses of 10 Iowa herbs in the International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Jessica came to MUM from San Antonio, Texas, because she was drawn to learning the Transcendental Meditation®technique and liked the idea of studying one subject at a time with MUM’s block system. She appreciated the integration of the TM® technique into the daily routine. “It’s very valuable to sit in...

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Rakesh Gupta—From Corporate Leader to Student of Maharishi Vedic Science

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Rakesh Gupta—From Corporate Leader to Student of Maharishi Vedic Science

      Prior to becoming an MUM student, Rakesh Gupta led a team of 3,000 employees as managing director of Allianz Cornhill Information Services (ACIS) in India. Now he is studying Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM to validate his business success with the principles of Vedic knowledge. Rakesh received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, the leading business school in India. He gained management experience in a variety of key positions at British Telecom in the UK, GE Appliances in the USA, and several...

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President John Hagelin Honored with “Lifetime of Peace Award”

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President John Hagelin Honored with “Lifetime of Peace Award”

      MUM President Dr. John Hagelin received the David Lynch Foundation’s prestigious “Lifetime of Peace Award” during the Foundation’s 14th annual Change Begins Within benefit gala at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on December 10. “Dr. John Hagelin is a true renaissance man,” said Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation. “He is a world-renowned quantum physicist, educator, public policy expert, and leading proponent of peace. He has dedicated the past 40 years of his life to establishing the scientific understanding and...

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MUM Flips the Switch on New Solar Array

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MUM Flips the Switch on New Solar Array

        MUM inaugurated its new 1.1-megawatt, five-acre solar array west of campus on December 14, after a ceremony and official launch by President John Hagelin. The new solar array is designed to provide one-third of all the electricity used by MUM. The MEG’Array Solar Power Plant is the first system in the Midwest to combine two leading-edge technologies on a large scale: active tracking and vanadium-flow batteries. In addition, the power plant is run by an artificial intelligence learning computer to optimize energy...

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