MIU Achievements

Saipriya Gowrishankar—From Physician to Professor

Saipriya Gowrishankar—From Physician to Professor

August 8 2022 • ISSUE 634 Saipriya Gowrishankar From Physician to Professor Saipriya Gowrishankar grew up in India in a large family of doctors and, from a young age, aspired to become a physician. She attended medical school in India, then worked at a women’s health...

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Melissa Melchor—Creating Content for Personal Growth

Melissa Melchor—Creating Content for Personal Growth

July 4, 2022 • ISSUE 630Melissa Melchor Creating Content for Personal Growth Melissa Melchor hails from El Paso, Texas, where she had attended a local community college as well as the University of Texas prior to coming to MIU. She didn’t feel connected to what she...

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Angela Albrecht—Advocating for Trauma Survivors

Angela Albrecht—Advocating for Trauma Survivors

June 21, 2022 • ISSUE 628 Angela Albrecht Advocating for Trauma Survivors Angela Albrecht just completed her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree online and was the recipient of an Outstanding Student Award at this year’s graduation ceremonies.   Angela is a...

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Yao Yao—The Art of Tea

Yao Yao—The Art of Tea

June 13, 2022 • ISSUE 627 Yao Yao—The Art of Tea MIU student Yao Yao grew up in the province of Zhejiang in eastern China. As a child she studied classical Chinese art forms, including painting, calligraphy, and traditional dance.   Yao’s parents encouraged her to...

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Alumni Featured in Documentary on PTSD Recovery

Alumni Featured in Documentary on PTSD Recovery

June 6, 2022 • ISSUE 626 Alumni Featured in Documentary on PTSD Recovery Rouzanna Vardanyan (MBA) and David Shapiro (MA SCI) appear in the documentary Ending the War Within about bringing relief from war trauma in Armenia through the Transcendental Meditation®...

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Bat-Ulzii Bayarsaikhan —The Long Road to MIU

Bat-Ulzii Bayarsaikhan —The Long Road to MIU

May 30, 2022 • ISSUE 625 Bat-Ulzii Bayarsaikhan The Long Road to MIU MIU student Bat-Ulzii Bayarsaikhan studied oriental philosophy at the Institute of Oriental Philosophy and Humanities in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and had always been interested in meditation. He first...

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MIU Celebrates Golden Jubilee

MIU Celebrates Golden Jubilee

May 23, 2022 • ISSUE 624 MIU Celebrates Golden Jubilee At the end of April MIU celebrated its 50th anniversary with a five-day gathering packed with fun and learning. Attendees had a chance to meet with old friends, professors, students, and staff and learn about the...

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