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CMU students connect to global project

Near the end of a research leave that I spent at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I had the opportunity to train as a partner instructor in the Tiny Earth program that's headquartered there. This program, launched in 2018, is a microbiology lab curriculum being pursued by a growing international network of students and instructors. The program's goal is to "studentsource" the discovery of new antibiotics—one avenue of response to the emerging crisis of antibiotic resistance in disease-causing bacteria. Tiny Earth is the brainchild of one of my scientific and pedagogical heroes: Jo Handelsman, a soil microbiologist and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at UW Madison.

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Face2Face | Let’s Get Dirty: The Lowdown on Earth’s Fabric in your own Yard (video)

From Zimbabwe to Winnipeg, science has uncovered the potential that lies within the soil. From nutrient-rich food production to life-saving antibiotics, learn how the dirt in the fields and in your own yard can be harnessed to make our world a better, healthier place. Hear from scientists, researchers, conservationists, and farmers as they unearth the impact we can all make on local and global communities.

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Faculty in Their Own Words - Dr. Nicolas Malagon

Dr. Nicolas Malagon is Assistant Professor of Biology. He has taught at CMU since 2019.

What do you love about your work here?

Working with the students. You have small classes, so instead of having 300 students you can have here 10 or 20 and in that way you can know them better and work with them.

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CMU welcomes Dr. Allyson Menzies as the 2024 Scientist in Residence

What is responsible environmental monitoring? How do STEM research and curricula unitingly participate in colonial practices that further degrade the spaces they seek to protect?

How can we dignify the past as we look to care for the future?

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2023 Scientist in Residence Presentations with Dr. Francis Su (Videos)

Dr. Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and former president of the Mathematical Association of America. In 2013, he received the Haimo Award, a nationwide teaching prize for college math faculty, and in 2018 he won the Halmos-Ford writing award. His research in geometric combinatorics includes many papers co-authored with undergraduates.

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CMU welcomes Professor Francis Su as Scientist in Residence of 2023

"How can mathematics connect to our deepest human longings, such as for beauty and for truth?" "What can we do to move towards making STEM spaces more just, where the dignity of each human being is valued?"

These are some of the key questions Professor Francis Su asks in his work, which he will explore as the Scientist in Residence at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) on February 2-3, 2023.

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CMU biology major co-authors paper published in landmark science journal

Levi Klassen's (CMU '22) second week working at the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) changed abruptly and without warning, pitching him into an expedited project running from May to November researching and analyzing treatments for the recent outbreak of mpox (the disease formerly known as monkeypox).  

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Two CMU alumni prove the value of creative veterinary care

The first veterinary college was created in response to a cattle plague decimating southern France in the middle of the 18th century. Though microbiology had not yet been established as a concrete area of study, the first veterinary scientists worked tirelessly in search of a remedy, and within a few years, the plague was controlled, the cattle population was revived, and France resumed economic stability.

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Climate: Science and Faith

How does Christian faith inform climate action? Climate researcher Dr. Katharine Hayhoe discusses the connections between faith and science as CMU's 2017 Scientist In Residence.

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From planarian worms to the pandemic

Dr. John Brubacher visits the library every day. But instead of books, this library contains millions of yeast clones.

Brubacher is Assistant Professor of Biology at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), but is currently on a three-year research leave, of which he has two years left. He's working at the Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison, WI as Visiting Assistant Scientist in the institute's Newmark Lab. Researchers there utilize the tools of molecular cell biology and functional genomics to address several major biological problems.

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