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Center for Mission and Research

The Center for Mission and Research connects St. John’s with the world around us. The Center promotes interdisciplinary inquiry and action through the focus areas of environmental sustainability, global health and wellness, innovation and design, and justice and peace.

The Center offers unique opportunities for intellectual problem solving, social change, and community engagement through its signature academic program—the Advanced Research Capstone course. Through programs and initiatives inside and outside the classroom, the Center encourages thinking critically, taking risks, and building resilience while engaging humanity’s biggest challenges.  

Advanced Research Capstone Spotlight

Police reform, disruptive innovation, mental health, food waste, LGBT history: these were just some of the diverse topics of focus of the Advanced Research Capstone. View the Capstone website here