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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 Med Students

EMU well-represented at Hershey Medical Center

Four Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduates are part of the fall class at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, giving the Pennsylvania campus an “EMU feel.” “We were surprised to find that EMU is one of the best represented schools in our class, excluding Penn State itself,” said Brianna Oelschlager, ’11. Oelschlager, Austin Baer ’06, Ben Ru ...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

Attachment Conference

Without Love, We’re Dead

HARRISONBURG, VA. — “We have cracked the code of love,” announced Sue Johnson, EdD, author of Hold Me Tight, to 1,200 people attending “Conversations on Attachment – Integrating the Science of Love and Spirituality,” a three-day conference held at Eastern Mennonite University. “We are designed to live in community and in close relationships,” Johnson explaine ...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

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

Science Seminar Examines ‘Fetal Alcohol Syndrome’

When women drink during pregnancy, they not only affect their health, but they put their unborn child at risk of having a wide range of physical, cognitive and behavioral difficulties due to the prenatal exposure to alcohol. Daniel Dubovsky, MSW, LSW ...More

EMU Makes Alliance With Medical Program

Dr. Roman J. Miller, professor of biology and EMU pre-medical advisor EMU has signed an articulation agreement with the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in Blacksburg, Va., which will guarantee acceptance of up to 10 EMU qua ...More

Faith-Ecological Integrity is Seminar Topic

Christian communities around the world have begun to respond to environmental problems, but often struggle to explain how ecological integrity matters for Christian faith. Willis Jenkins, assistant professor of social ethics at Yale Divinity School Willis Jenki ...More

Science Seminar Examines ‘Plant Stress’

Do plants experience stress? And if so, how does it affect them? Does it matter to us humans? EMU chemistry professor Dr. Stephen Cessna will share his research in this field at the next Suter Science Seminar, when he’ll speak on the topic, “On the Suffering of ...More