Fall ’21 Suter Science Seminars explore medicine, chemistry, sustainability

This semester’s Suter Science Seminar lineup at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) includes an experimental pathologist, a physician, a chemist, and a sustainability consultant.

The events will be held in Room 106 of the Suter Science Center, and will be live streamed for the off-campus community on the EMU Facebook page.

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m. – “Webs of Coherence in Human Belief Constructs: The Intersections of Science, Religion and Philosophy” with Dr. James C. Zimring, professor of experimental pathology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Saturday, Oct. 16, 9:15 a.m. – “Marginalized Groups’ Distrust of the Healthcare System as Pertains to Women’s Health” with Dr. Samfee G. K. Doe ’11, assistant professor and attending physician at Columbia University Medical Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m. – “Using Harmonic Radar to Track Individual Melon Flies in Hawaii: Classic Ecological Movement Studies Come to Entomology” with Matthew Siderhurst, professor of chemistry at EMU.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 4 p.m. – “From Waste to Resource: Rethinking Production and Consumption within a Circular Economy” with James Souder ’13, sustainability consultant with Metabolic, an environmental think tank based in Amsterdam. 

The lectures are made possible by the sponsorship of the Daniel B. Suter Endowment in Biology and the co-sponsorship of supporting programs. 

Named in honor of long-time EMU biology professor, Daniel B. Suter (1920-2006), the Endowment in Biology was established in 1986 through the generous donations of alumni and friends and currently consists of over $1 million of invested funds. EMU hopes to double the Suter Endowment in order to more adequately support distinguished faculty and to increase scholarship aid to deserving students.