Stewart Dickson–Bridging the Science of Computing and the Science of Consciousness
Jan20

Stewart Dickson–Bridging the Science of Computing and the Science of Consciousness

Stewart Dickson’s unique computer-generated images of mathematical formulas have appeared on the cover of numerous scientific books since the 1980s. He was also a pioneer in creating digital sculptures of these mathematical formulas with a technology that later evolved into 3D printing. Stewart earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware in 1981, where he also took classes in electronic music,...

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Megann Kammerman—Fiction Writer and Aikido Student
Jan07

Megann Kammerman—Fiction Writer and Aikido Student

When MUM student Megann Kammerman saw a video of Jim Carrey’s MUM commencement speech, she immediately became intrigued by the university’s non-conventional approach to education. But she waited until her younger sister graduated from high school and, in August 2015, they both enrolled at MUM. Prior to coming to MUM, Megann had pursued various types of art, including making gemstone bracelets and drawing portraits, so she naturally...

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Shuhui Xing—Researching Ethnic Tourism in China
Dec28

Shuhui Xing—Researching Ethnic Tourism in China

  MUM student Shuhui (Vinenna) Xing was born and raised in Sanya, on Hainan Island, China, which is a popular tourist destination with a tropical climate. Not far from her home town is Bing Lang Gu, an ethnic minority tourism destination, where local residents still practice thousand-year-old traditions. For her Ph.D. dissertation, Shuhui decided to explore recent ethnic and sustainable tourism trends in China to find out how...

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Dr. Thimmaiah Teaches Agriculture Workshop to Bhutan Refugees
Dec17

Dr. Thimmaiah Teaches Agriculture Workshop to Bhutan Refugees

During a recent workshop on regenerative organic agriculture, MUM faculty Dr. A. Thimmaiah helped a group of Bhutanese refugees learn to grow their native food while also learning to heal themselves and the planet. The workshop was the first of five meetings with Dr. Thimmaiah sponsored by Lutheran Social Services in Fargo, North Dakota. “I was invited to assess their agricultural knowledge, and then build on that knowledge by...

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Faculty Attend Assessment Academy to Improve Student Learning
Dec17

Faculty Attend Assessment Academy to Improve Student Learning

    Faculty Attend Assessment Academy to Improve Student Learning A team of eight faculty members attended a three-day Assessment Academy workshop in Chicago at the end of October, joining teams from about 20 other colleges and universities. The Assessment Academy is a special four-year program offered by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to its member institutions. The HLC accredits Maharishi University of Management and...

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Abha Bhandair—Striving for Leadership
Nov26

Abha Bhandair—Striving for Leadership

In 2015 MUM alumna Abha Bhandair took the position of director of equity administration and benefits accounting at Brown & Brown Insurance in Daytona Beach, Florida, and she immediately decided to make changes. She streamlined and automated certain processes that were in place for decades, which caught the attention of the company’s leadership. For thinking outside the box and taking risks, Abha was nominated to speak at the Women...

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