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2014-07-15 23:03:26

Sofia University Founder Bob Frager, PhD has returned to campus full time, working as advisor and spiritual guide to Sofia and the Sofia community. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Sofia University Founder Bob Frager, PhD has returned to campus full time, working as advisor and spiritual guide to Sofia and the Sofia community. “I am delighted to be back here working with students, alumni, faculty, staff and serving the institution as a whole," said Bob. “I see my new role as...

2013-10-08 23:19:23

Conference keynote address delivered by California State Senator Mark Leno. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Sofia University will host the 2013 Aiki Extensions (AE) conference, which will feature over 20 sessions in four tracks: Peace Making and Mediation, Education and Youth Outreach, Mind and Body, and Business and Leadership. The conference will take place on Friday, October 25, from 1:00p.m.-10:00p.m.; Saturday, October 26, from 7:30a.m.-9:00p.m. and Sunday, October 27, from...

2013-09-18 23:19:45

A Two-Day Workshop with Dr. Robert Frager, 7th dan & John Stevens, 7th dan Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Sofia University founder Dr. Robert Frager, along with Buddhist priest and author John Stevens, will host a two-day workshop exploring both in theory and in practice O’Sensei’s most important principles: working with fire (yang), water (yin) and standing on the floating bridge of heaven. The workshop will begin on Saturday, October 5, 2013 with one-hour training...

2013-09-17 23:20:33

Sofia University professor adds another win for her memoir, following recent IPPY Award. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Congratulations are in order for Sofia University Professor Judy Grahn, who has been selected to receive the 2013 American Book Award for her memoir, A Simple Revolution: The Making of An Activist Poet. This is the second award granted to Grahn, who also picked up an IPPY earlier this year. The American Book Awards was founded by The Before Columbus Foundation...

2013-08-28 23:17:21

Two-days of live music, artistic expression and more. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Sofia University will celebrate the launch of a new Professional Certificate in Women's Spirituality, with a two-day community celebration on Sept. 29-30. The professional certificate is a new offering of the Master of Arts in Women’s Spirituality (WSMA) degree program. All are welcomed to attend the two day celebration taking place on Saturday, September 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and...

2013-08-27 23:02:40

Co-founder of lesbian-feminism, Judy Grahn is Professor of Women's Spirituality at Sofia University. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Sofia University is proud to announce the 2013 USA Book of the Year Award nomination for Professor Judy Grahn. Her book titled A Simple Revolution: The Making of an Activist Poet is a memoir about Judy’s life growing up in Las Cruces, New Mexico and the process of discovering her identity as she emerged as one of the most inspirational and...

2013-08-06 23:02:31

Vicki Noble explores the complex methods behind motherpeace tarot cards. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Sofia University professor and Co-creator of MotherPeace Tarot Cards, Vicki Noble presents, “Sacred Play with the Motherpeace Cards: A Two-Day workshop”. The workshop will take place Saturday, August 10th from 10:30am to 5:00pm and Sunday, August 11th from 10:00am to 5:00pm in the Sofia University Gaia Classroom. All are welcome to explore working with the Motherpeace cards...

2013-08-01 23:03:41

Kaiser, founder of Teach Through Play will discuss her company’s unique relationship-based approach to autism treatment. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Sofia University will host a three day workshop, led by expert autism play therapist Carolina Kaiser. The workshop titled “Teach through Play: A transformative, relationship-based approach to autism treatment” will take place on Friday, August 16, from 10am-6pm, Saturday, August 17, from 10am-6pm, August 18, from 10am-5pm....

2013-07-31 23:21:11

First time winner, Dr. Kris Brandenburger is surprised with distinguished award for outstanding curriculum development. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), recently honored Sofia University Professor Dr. Kris Brandenburger, with the International Education Faculty Achievement Award. Each year, IAUP recognizes faculty members who make significant contributions in curriculum development for world citizenship and who prepare...

2013-06-13 23:18:21

The unique one-year program offers flexibility and accessibility for those at a distance. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) Public Programs has announced a new professional certificate in Women´s Spirituality. The professional certificate is open to the public, as well as currently enrolled students pursuing a master´s degree in Women´s Spirituality. Sofia University´s Women´s Spirituality programs...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'