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Film Alumnus Hands Out Oscars at Academy Awards

Johnny Coffeen, who received an MA in film in 2015, was intimately involved in the recent Academy Awards ceremony, bringing Oscars onto the stage and handing them to the presenters, and escorting award recipients off the stage.

Those he escorted included Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon, Salma Hayek, Meryl Streep, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and many more.

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Student Film Wins Awards at Major Film Festivals

Monica Demes, who graduated from the David Lynch MFA in 2015, has been winning awards and gaining attention at international film festivals for the film she created while a student at MUM – “Lilith’s Awakening.”

Having first won awards in the Iowa Motion Picture Association for best director, best actress, and best cinematography, her film was selected for the prestigious Internacional Film Festival of Ourense, which is one of the 10 biggest film festivals in Spain and which focuses on art house films.

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MUM President Dr. Bevan Morris Announces Retirement

After 36 years as president of Maharishi University of Management, Dr. Bevan Morris has announced that he will be retiring from the position, effective September 12, which is Founders Day.

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Faculty Continue Leading Research in Lean Accounting with New Paper

A new article by MBA faculty members Andrew Bargerstock and Ye Shi yet again shows MUM’s leadership in the field of lean accounting.

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Heads of Biodynamic Ag Associations Speak to Students

Robert Karp, co-director of the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, and Jim Fullmer, co-director of the Demeter Association, both recently spoke to students in a course on biodynamic agriculture.

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New Study: Role of Transcending in Cognitive Development

A new paper by Professor Fred Travis in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences discusses how specific experiences help promote cognitive development at various stages as one grows, culminating in the experience of transcendence as a driver of further development once an individual reaches the adult stage of rational thought.

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Hungary Conference Highlights Faculty Presentation

A forthcoming conference in Hungary on the topic of “Reinventing Europe” has highlighted a paper by faculty Harald Harung and Fred Travis in their widespread promotion of the event.

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Dr. Freund Publishes Newly Discovered Varuna Purana

For the first time, the charming stories of the Varuna Purana have been published, thanks to the discovery of this ancient text by faculty member Peter Freund and his colleague Vivek Vaidyanathan.

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New Study: Invincible America Assembly Reduced Homicides and Violent Crime

A new study has found that the community Invincible America Assembly reduced the rate of homicides by a total of 21.2% over the four-year period when attendance was at its peak, and reduced the rate of violent crime by a total of 18.5% over the same period.

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Faculty Present at Harvard on Sustainable Agriculture

MUM faculty recently had the opportunity to present a more profound view of agriculture at a conference on “The Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture” hosted by Harvard Divinity School.

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