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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

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

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. Behre ...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 o ...More

Top Agriculturalist John Jeavons to Speak at Science Seminar

A leading spokesperson for sustainable agricultural systems will address the next Suter Science Seminar. John Jeavons John Jeavons, Willits, Calif., will speak on “Food and Our Future: Hope and Solutions through Biointensive Farming” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. ...More

Breast Cancer Research is Science Seminar Topic

Breast cancer will afflict one of every eight American women in her lifetime. A pharmacologist doing cutting-edge research on separating normal and cancer cells will discuss her work in this area at the second Suter Science Seminar of fall semester. ...More

Science Seminars Open with Focus on Environmental Issues

The first Suter Science Seminar of the fall semester will feature a presentation on the environmental impact of agricultural fertilizer runoff and possible ways to address the issue. Rory O. Maguire, Ph.D. Rory O. Maguire will ...More

Suter Science Seminar to Probe Sleep Disorders

Dr. Evan Wenger, director of the Augusta Medical Center Sleep Disorders Laboratory, will speak at the next Suter Science Seminar on April 4. What some people would give for a good night’s sleep. The importance of sleep, and how sleep disorders ...More

‘Safer Water’ is Topic for Science Seminar

Dr. Doug Graber Neufeld in Cambodia. Southeast Asia, and specifically the war-scarred country of Cambodia, is the focus of the next Suter Science Seminar at EMU. Dougla ...More

Professor to Detail ‘Evolutionary Creation’ in Talk

Denis O. Lamoureux, assistant professor of science and religion at St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta, Canada The next Suter Science Seminar will take a second look at the creation-evolution debate and offer a pers ...More