The world is running out of petroleum. A dwindling supply of petroleum is troubling not only to automobile, plastic, and energy users, but also to organic chemists who heavily depend on components distilled from petroleum to fuel their chemical reactions.
Researchers, including Eastern Mennonite University junior Charles Good, are beginning to address this problem in a new field called â ...More
Sometimes, the only action a doctor need take to save a life is to change the patientâ€™s diet. When treatment of a life-threatening genetic disorder is so simple, the key is to catch it, not cure it.
Holmes Morton made his lifeâ€™s work to study and treat genetic disorders primarily in Mennonite, Brethren and Amish communities. The physician and his wife Caroline founded the non-profit ...More
When David Showalter decided to focus on plant pathology, he didnâ€™t anticipate heâ€™d ever mount an online donation campaign to support his research. But Showalter, a 2009 biochemistry graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, is writing press releases, explaining collected data, and producing video segments in efforts to capture the attent ...More
Dig a bit into the student population of this â€śChristian university like no otherâ€ť and youâ€™ll find about 100 who are sharing their campus experience with siblings.
Basketball players, religious studies majors, Iraqi STEM students, and missionary kids are among the siblings who have chosen to attend Eastern Mennonite University together. Some commute from nearby homes; some crossed ...More
A hammer banged away on the $7 million renovation project of Suter Science Center as six retired professors talked about their careers in the 46-year-old Eastern Mennonite University building. They gathered in the iconic 256-seat tiered SC-106 classroom on Oct. 11 as part of the 2014-15 Suter Science ...More
Abby Pennington, a biology and education major, was exposed to a highly privileged educational experience and a highly deprived one â€“ all in the summer before her senior year.
Going from a three week cross-cultural in Kenya to a ten-day educators’ camp funded by NASA, Pennington emerged hungry t ...More
Alcoholism is not just a bad habit, weakness, or sin, but a disease with distinct physical symptoms, said local physician Sam Showalter â€™65 in the kick-off talk for the 2014-15 Suter Science Seminar series.
Showalter was a medical director of an inpatient facility in the 1980s that detoxed and educated more than 1,000 people addicted t ...More
Every Tuesday night, Dr. Linford Gehman â€™59 still makes the trip from Bergton, back in the farthest mountain reaches of Rockingham County, to the hospital in Harrisonburg for continuing education seminars. Though heâ€™s been practicing medicine for a half century, heâ€™s got a medical license to keep up. Heâ€™s still seeing patients three days a week at the Green Valley Clini ...More
Every inch of tabletop space in Dorcas Stoltzfus Morrowâ€™s apartment is covered with loose papers and three-ring binders, spillover from the crammed bookshelves that surround her living room at Landis Homes in Lititz, Pa.
One of the first women to complete a full pre-med program at EMC, Morrow enrolled in the fall of 1956 at The Womenâ€™s M ...More
Lyubov Slashcheva has an awfully long resume of accomplishments for a 21-year-old. Add to this her start in lifeâ€”in a small mining town in a remote corner of the former Russian Empire.
Slashcheva emigrated from Kazakhstan to the United States with her family at age 5. She started kindergarten in Harrisonburg, Va., with no knowledge of English. Thanks to an English-as-a-Second-Language ...More