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Farm Evolution: Innovation Important for Large and Small

Posted with permission from Daily News Record, Sept. 13, 2011 HARRISONBURG – When Matt Lohr, commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, decided to open a corn maze on Lohrs Farm, his grandfather didn’t think the business move would pan out. “ ...More

EMU science campaign members at Harvard

Harvard Hosts EMU Funding Strategy Meetings for New Science Facility

BOSTON — Harvard Medical School provided the backdrop for a historic gathering intended to generate lead funding strategies for Eastern Mennonite University’s $30 million capital campaign to create new science labs and to renovate the existing Suter Science Center. Some 35 science commissioners, ...More

Gasland

‘Gasland’ Showing at EMU

“Hydrofracking” – the term has a harsh sound to it, and according to a highly-acclaimed film documentary, what it entails is having harsh consequences for many communities. Gasland, the Academy Award-nominated film by Josh Fox, will be shown 7 p.m. Friday, Apr. 8, in the Suter Science Center Auditorium. An ab ...More

EMU Professor Jeffrey Copeland and science student Charise Garber

EMU Student-Faculty Research Probes Aging Question

Why and how do we get old? This is one of the most basic and unknown questions of biology, says Jeffrey M. Copeland, PhD., assistant professor of biology at EMU. Joining him to study the topic is junior biology/music double ma ...More

EMU Science Alum Nate Derstine

Student-Professor Research Collaboration Spans Years

Nate Derstine ‘10 biology graduate, conducted research during two and a half years of college with Dr. Roman Miller, professor of biology. His goal was to determine the effects of Genestein – a phytoestrogen compound found in soy – on male reproductive development in mice. Der ...More

EMU Alum Randy Longenecker, MD

EMU Alum Physician Focuses on Rural Medical Education in Ohio

Randall L. (Randy) Longenecker, M.D., of Bellefontaine, Ohio, leans forward, his pulse and his voice quickening as he talks about an issue close to his heart: providing top-notch medical care to America’s rural population. Dr. Longenecker, a 1975 EMU graduate, has a long-standing passion to encourage recent medical school graduates to focus their energies on underserved areas ...More

Development worker opens science seminar series Sept. 14

Jim Bowman of Harrisonburg, a former Mennonite Central Committee representative in Kenya, will speak at the first Suter Science Seminar of the fall semester 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, in room 104 of the Suter Science Center at EMU. Bowman’s presentation, “Sand Dams: Bringing Water and Life to Communities in Arid Regions,” grew out of his involvement in community developme ...More

EMU Grad to Present at Science Seminar

Kenton Swartz, a senior member of the molecular physiology and biophysics section at National Institutes of Health A research scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., will discuss the ways that voltage sensors and electrical signaling happen ...More

Smithsonian Staffer to Speak at Science Seminar

A leading scientist recognized as pioneer in the study of land ecosystems and their fossil record through geological time will present the next Suter Science Seminar lecture. Anna K. Behrensmeyer, Ph.D. Anna K. Behrensmey ...More

Marketer Turned Conservationist to Speak at Science Seminar

Joe Johnston The speaker for the first Suter Science Seminar of the second (spring) semester will respond to some of the very environmental problems he once helped create. Joe Johnston of Nashville, Tenn., who led the group that invent ...More