Maharishi University of Management

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Maharishi University of Management (MUM), formerly Maharishi International University, is a private university in Fairfield, Iowa.wikipedia
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Nat Goldhaber

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It was established in 1971 by Nat Goldhaber. Noted alumni include self-help author Peter McWilliams, Nat Goldhaber, an original founder of the University, ufologist Jeff Peckman who attended for one year, and Ron Parker, a Canadian Natural Law Party candidate who received his PhD in physics from MIU.
Goldhaber helped found Maharishi University of Management and was special assistant to lieutenant governor William Scranton III and founder and chief executive of TOPS, a computer networking company.

Golden Domes

1981 saw the completion of two 20,000 square foot meditation buildings called Golden Domes, that were built on campus for daily group practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs.
The Golden Domes, also called the Maharishi Golden Domes, are twin buildings on the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) campus in Fairfield, Iowa, built in 1980 and 1981.

Fairfield, Iowa

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Maharishi University of Management (MUM), formerly Maharishi International University, is a private university in Fairfield, Iowa.
It has been the home of Maharishi University of Management (formerly Maharishi International University) since 1974 and has been referred to as "the world's largest training center" for practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation technique.

Maharishi Vastu Architecture

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During the 1990s many older buildings were demolished and replaced using green technology and the principles of ancient Vedic architecture.
Craig Pearson, Executive Vice President of Maharishi University of Management (MUM), claims that spending time in buildings that follow these principles makes one smarter.

Maharishi University of Management stabbing

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A stabbing incident occurred in 2004, when MUM student Shuvender Sem attacked two other students in separate incidents on the same day.
The event occurred at Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, United States, and attracted attention partly due to the university's practice of "yogic flying," which proponents say reduces violence in the surrounding area.

Bevan Morris

Bevan Morris was appointed president and chairman of Maharishi International University's board of trustees in 1979.
Bevan H. Morris (March 3, 1949, Adelaide) was the president of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa for 36 years and a founder of the Natural Law Party.

John Hagelin

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The fourth annual David Lynch Weekend of November 2009 featured Donovan, MUM professor John Hagelin, and the American debut of James McCartney, who performed at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
He is president of the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa, and honorary chair of its board of trustees.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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It was founded in 1973 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and features a "consciousness-based education" system that includes the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique.
In 1974, the Maharishi International University was founded.

Parsons College

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In August 1974, the university purchased the campus of the bankrupt Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa, for $2.5 million and relocated there.
In August 1974, the campus was purchased by Maharishi International University.

Ashley Deans

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Notable past and present faculty at MUM include David Orme-Johnson, Ashley Deans, and Elaine Ingham.
He is Professor of Education and Physics at Maharishi University of Management, Executive Director of Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment (MSAE) and former president of the Natural Law Party of Ontario.

David Orme-Johnson

Notable past and present faculty at MUM include David Orme-Johnson, Ashley Deans, and Elaine Ingham.
David W. Orme-Johnson (born January 17, 1941) is a former professor of psychology at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.

Transcendental Meditation in education

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MUM is committed to achieving its goals through Consciousness-Based Education (CBE) which aims to unfold "creative potential" and create life in harmony with the laws of nature.
The Maharishi International University was established in 1973 in the USA and began offering accredited, degree programs.

Transcendental Meditation technique

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It was founded in 1973 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and features a "consciousness-based education" system that includes the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique.
Likewise, philosophy of science scholar and former Maharishi International University professor Jonathan Shear writes in his book The Experience of Meditation: Experts Introduce the Major Traditions that the mantras used in the TM technique are independent of meaning associated with any language, and are used for their mental sound value alone.

Blum Stadium

Between 2000 and 2005, the university demolished Carnegie Hall, Parsons Hall (1915), Barhydt Chapel (1911), Blum Stadium (1966), Laser Tower, the dining hall, and 38 dormitory-style "pods".
After acquiring the Parsons campus in 1974, the Maharishi University of Management used the site as a soccer field/stadium up into the early 2000s, when it was demolished as a part of their program of transforming the campus along Maharishi Sthapatya Veda principles of architecture.

Elaine Ingham

Notable past and present faculty at MUM include David Orme-Johnson, Ashley Deans, and Elaine Ingham.
Ingham has been an Affiliate Professor of Sustainable Living at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, Adjunct Faculty at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales from 1999 to 2005, Visiting Professor with Melbourne University from 2004 to 2008, and was Program Chair of the Ecological Society of America from 1999 to 2000.

John Gray (American author)

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The university president, Morris, has credited the knowledge and principles of SCI with contributing to the success of its graduates and SCI degrees have been awarded to Morris, Doug Henning, Mike Tompkins, Benjamin Feldman, the finance minister for Global Country of World Peace, best-selling author John Gray, and "Invincible Defense Technology" expert David R. Leffler. Author John Gray has been called an alumnus of MIU, but other sources list him as an alumnus of Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in Switzerland.
He received a bachelor's and master's degree in the Science of Creative Intelligence, though sources vary on whether these degrees were received from either the non-accredited Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in Switzerland or the accredited Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa.

Jim Carrey

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In May 2014 Jim Carrey delivered the address, and received an honorary doctorate for his achievements as a comedian, artist, author, and philanthropist.
Carrey delivered the commencement address at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, in May 2014 and received an honorary doctorate for his achievements as a comedian, artist, author, and philanthropist.

David Lynch

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Beginning in 2005, film director David Lynch hosted an annual "David Lynch Weekend for World Peace and Meditation" at MUM.
Together with John Hagelin and Fred Travis, a brain researcher from Maharishi University of Management (MUM), Lynch promoted his vision on college campuses with a tour that began in September 2005.

Donovan

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The 2008 event included musical performances by Donovan, Moby, and Chrysta Bell.
He appeared at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, in May 2007, and toured the UK with David Lynch in October 2007.

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MIU president Morris later reported that research data indicated the conference had reduced violence in war-torn areas and inspired an increase in the Dow Jones stock index via the Maharishi Effect.
The TM movement's past and present media endeavors include a publishing company (MUM Press), a television station (KSCI), a radio station (KHOE), and a satellite television channel (Maharishi Channel).

Yukio Hatoyama

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The 2015 address was given by former Prime Minister of Japan, Yukio Hatoyama.
Hatoyama practices the Transcendental Meditation technique and will deliver the Maharishi University of Management commencement address on May 23, 2015 and will be awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.

Franklin M. Davis Jr.

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Former trustees include retired major general and author Franklin M. Davis, Jr., Theodore Dreier, an engineer and educator who was one of the founders of Black Mountain College, and Alfred L. Jenkins, a career diplomat who served as chairman of MIU for three years.
He was also a founding member of the Board of Trustees at Maharishi International University (MIU) (now called Maharishi University of Management).

Alfred L. Jenkins

Former trustees include retired major general and author Franklin M. Davis, Jr., Theodore Dreier, an engineer and educator who was one of the founders of Black Mountain College, and Alfred L. Jenkins, a career diplomat who served as chairman of MIU for three years.
He served as chairman of the board of trustees of Maharishi International University for three years.

Transcendental Meditation movement

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Author John Gray has been called an alumnus of MIU, but other sources list him as an alumnus of Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in Switzerland.
The TM movement's past and present media endeavors include a publishing company (MUM Press), a television station (KSCI), a radio station (KHOE), and a satellite television channel (Maharishi Channel).

Peter McWilliams

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Noted alumni include self-help author Peter McWilliams, Nat Goldhaber, an original founder of the University, ufologist Jeff Peckman who attended for one year, and Ron Parker, a Canadian Natural Law Party candidate who received his PhD in physics from MIU.
He attended Allen Park High School and Eastern Michigan University and later enrolled at Maharishi International University.