Spring 2022 Suter Science Seminars

This semester’s Suter Science Seminar lineup at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) includes a registered professional archeologist, a biologist, a psychologist, and a registered nurse.

The events will be held in Swartzendruber Hall of the Suter Science Center, and will be live streamed for the off-campus community on the EMU Facebook page. [You do not need to be a member of Facebook to view the livestream.]

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 5 p.m. – “Telling Time with Historical Ecology: Native American Communities in a Changing Shenandoah Valley Environment” with Dr. Carole Nash, associate professor in the School of Integrated Sciences at James Madison University.

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 4 p.m. – “Mechanisms of Transcriptional Repression in the Roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans” with Dr. Casonya Johnson, head of the department of biology at James Madison University.

Wednesday, Mar. 2, 4 p.m. – “From Fitness Training to Health Psychology: My Journey Back to EMU” with Dr. Susannah Moore, assistant professor of psychology at EMU.

Wednesday, Apr. 6, 4 p.m. – “Cervical Cancer as a Cancer of Disparities: Innovative Technology on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua for Health Equity Through a Community-based Participatory Process” with Dr. Emma Mitchell, associate professor and Director of Global Initiatives at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

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.

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