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New Study Shows Increases in Telomerase Gene Expression

A new study published last month in PLOS One found that the Transcendental Meditation technique and lifestyle changes both appear to stimulate genes that produce telomerase, an enzyme that’s associated with a decrease in cellular aging, reduced blood pressure, prevention of cardiovascular disease, and reduced mortality.

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Next Generation Leaders to Apprentice Under MUM Officials

The next generation of young leaders on campus began participating last month in a new program to apprentice under MIU’s senior leaders.

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Dr. Schneider Addresses Holistic Medicine Doctors

Doctors wanting to learn more about treating the body by managing the brain recently had the opportunity to hear a talk by Robert Schneider, MD, FACC, dean of the Maharishi College of Perfect Health.

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Students Honor Local Farmers

Farmers selling their produce at the Fairfield Farmers Market on a Saturday late last month received a nice surprise when MIU students came bearing gifts.

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Do It Yourself in New Campus “MakerSpace”

In keeping with the nationwide trend of community-based makerspaces, which make a variety of tools and technologies available to all comers, MIU now has its own makerspace available to the entire Fairfield community.

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MUM Receives Recognition for Diversity

MIU has been ranked #36 among the best colleges for diversity nationwide by College Factual, a website that uses customizable tools and outcomes-based rankings systems to guide students through the college selection process.

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AmeriCorps Team Continues Focus on Green Campus

The MIU Green Iowa AmeriCorps team, funded primarily by the state of Iowa, is being renewed for a second year, with a continued focus on promoting sustainability awareness, performing energy audits, and creating a greener community.

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Director of UN Association to Speak, Lead Career Workshop

On the occasion of International United Nations Day and the UN’s 70th anniversary, Chris Whatley, executive director of the United Nations Association for the U.S., will be on campus October 21–22 to speak at two events as well as lead a workshop on international careers.

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Sustainable Living Center Recognized by United Nations

A two-page case study of MIU’s Sustainable Living Center is being included in a new 160-page PDF book published by the United Nations that helps to “inspire, encourage, and support universities to develop and implement their own transformative strategies for establishing green, resource-efficient, and low carbon campuses.”

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Alumna Wins Peace Award

Devanna De La Puente (B.A. in business, 2003) recently won the 2015 Marsh Award for Innovation in Peacemaking and Peacekeeping in recognition of her work in preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence in the context of disasters and conflict in the Asia-Pacific region.

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