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SUA Academic Event Videos Online

These videos are intended for Soka University of America (SUA) educational, non-commercial uses only. Prohibited uses include reproduction, commercial use, or editorial use. Most full-length online video previews require Box.com login with your SUA credentials. A small number of locally produced DVDs can be borrowed from the Ikeda Library. The views of the speakers on this videorecording do not necessarily reflect the views of SUA.

The Ikeda Library is able to provide educational content to our community of students, faculty, and staff only after receiving all appropriate video consent forms. The SUA Archives Office staff continuously works to inform and receive consent from presenters and performers in order to make educational resources available.

Please contact SUA Archives staff at archive@soka.edu with questions or to learn about additional archival video holdings that are available for onsite research.

Academic lectures includes guest lectures organized by Academic Affairs, the Graduate School, Soka Changemakers, and more.

Between 1992 and 2002, Soka University of America invited speakers such as Coretta Scott King, Julian Bond, Lawson Inada, and Ambassador Carlos Fuentes to the Calabasas and Aliso Viejo campuses as part of the The Human Rights Lecture Series (HRLS). These videos were digitized from archival Umatic SP tapes. Locally produced transcriptions have been created as an additional educational aid: please inquire at the circulation desk. 

The Soka Education Conference is organized by the Soka Education Student Research Project (SESRP). The very first Soka Education Conference was held March 26-27, 2005 in Founders Hall, Soka University of America. In the conference proceedings, SESRP representatives explained: "This is the first time an academic conference encompassing and addressed to the entire community of Soka University of America (SUA) takes place on this campus. At the eve of the long awaited first graduation, our heartfelt expectation is that this conference becomes an opportunity to reflect upon the past decade of development and achievement and to direct our outlook onto the awaiting possibilities of the future. We hope this conference marks the initiation of a new stage in the development of our university; and it is in this spirit that we have chosen the title 'Soka Education: Present and Future.'"

Select presentations from the first conference are available for onsite research viewing upon request.

  • Day 1, Saturday March 26, file 1. Introduction, presentation of Soka Education Student Research Project, and presentation by Maria Sanchez on “A Humanistic Approach to Moral Education.” 
  • Day 1, Saturday March 26, file 2. Jocelyn Parkhurst: "Experiential Learning: An Integral Part of the Present and Future Soka Education," Jennifer Ohrstrom: "Actualizing Soka Education" 
  • Day 1, Saturday March 26, file 3. Jim Merod: "Globalism and Citizenship: Private Thoughts," Xiaoxing Liu: "Study abroad and being a global citizen"
  • Day 2, Sunday March 27, file 7. Ryo Kondo: "The Effect of Class Size on Teaching Methodology: An Examination of Williams College’s Tutorial Program," and Masako Delalieu: "The challenge of consistency: human rights consciousness at Soka University of America"

The Critical Conversations and Soka Changemakers speaker series began in Fall 2014.

Soka University of America BA and MA Commencement locally produced DVDs are available from the Ikeda Library (1995-2013).

Select SUA Commencement videos can be viewed on the SUA's YouTube Commencement Playlist (2011-2014).

Login with your SUA credentials to view the 2015 SUA Commencement Ceremony (begins at 00:16:00).

SUAxTalks is an event inspired by Tedx Talks, developed by SUA Residential Life. SUA seniors have abundant experiences and stories to share including expansive knowledge of their Capstone topic. Seniors give powerful talks 11 minutes in length or shorter that spread ideas and generate conversation.

SUAxTalks 2015 was held on May 6, 2015 from 7-9pm in Pauling Hall 216. The theme was The Value Creative Spark.

To request access to any capstone available from Ikeda Library, students must have their capstone mentor's approval. Please read the SUA Capstones & Theses LibGuide for more information.

SUAxTalks is an event inspired by Tedx Talks, developed by SUA Residential Life. SUA seniors have abundant experiences and stories to share including expansive knowledge of their Capstone topic. Seniors give powerful talks 11 minutes in length or shorter that spread ideas and generate conversation.

SUAxTalks 2016 was held on May 11, 2016 from 5-7pm in Pauling Hall 216. The theme was The Value Creative Spark.

To request access to any capstone available from Ikeda Library, students must have their capstone mentor's approval. Please read the SUA Capstones & Theses LibGuide for more information.

SUAxTalks is an event inspired by Tedx Talks, developed by SUA Residential Life. SUA seniors have abundant experiences and stories to share including expansive knowledge of their Capstone topic. Seniors give powerful talks 11 minutes in length or shorter that spread ideas and generate conversation.

SUAxTalks 2017 was held on May 10, 2017 from 5-7pm in Pauling Hall 216. The theme was The Value Creative Spark.

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