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Taylor Science Seminar Series Continues Monday

  • Published: Sep 25, 2015 2:45PM
Euler Science Complex

Sustainable land management, public health emergencies, medical missions, urban gardens, and bridging science, ethics and religion are among the topics being covered during the Annual Natural Sciences Seminar, a series of Monday afternoon lectures and presentations hosted by Taylor University’s Department of Natural Sciences each Monday during the Fall Semester.

This year’s series is built around the themes of agriculture, food, nutrition, exercise, and health, with additional speakers on ethics and science/religion and some reports of student summer research, according to Dr. Michael Guebert, Chair of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Taylor.

The meetings are held at 4:00 p.m. each Monday in Room 109 in Taylor University’s Euler Science Complex. The series is open to the public. There is no admission charge.


September 28

The role of urban gardens in food security and food education: lessons from the IWU Alliance Garden

Grace Ju Miller, PhD; Biology, IWU

October 5

Loss of the nutrient sensor Tas1R3 leads to alterations in bone resorption and selection of an atmospheric shading model for planetary rendering

Hanna Foster, Maggie Plattes and Brian Dewar, PhD, Biology; and Justin Powel and Jon Denning, PhD; Computer Science and Engineering

October 12
Building bridges between science and religion

David H. Magers, PhD; Chemistry, Mississippi College

October 19
Navigating the nexus of science and ethics

Nancy L. Jones, PhD; Sr. Health Science Policy Analyst, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities

October 26

Public health emergencies in natural disasters and war zones

Trina Helderman, MD, MPH; Emergency Response Health and Nutrition Specialist, MEDAIR, Switzerland

November 2
Health care as practice and mission

Dr. Alberto Mauricio Arevalo Gutierrez MD, Foundation Coordinator of Medical Rotation; Adriana del Rocio Tello Ramirez, Foundation Administrator;  Marilyn Guido, Director of Short-Term International Medical Missions, Christian Medical and Dental Associations

November 9
Caffeine effects on health and exercise performance

Dawn Anderson, PhD, Kinesiology

November 16
"Disposable" diaper recycling and consumer perception

KyungShin Kim, PhD; Sr. Research Scientist, Yuhan-Kimberly R&E, Seoul, South Korea

November 23

Fruit fly research: pointing us in the right direction

Jessica Vanderploeg, PhD; Biology

November 30

How can we tell that the earth is round?

David Constantine, PhD, Wesleyan University, Connecticut

December 7

Skeletal muscle health and aerobic exercise and post exercise food consumption and metabolism Bekah Estes, Nathan Edwards and Eric Hayes, PhD; Kinesiology

Already completed:

September 14
Sustainable land management in Indiana: understanding corn and soybean farmers’ adoption of cover crops and reduced tillage in the Salamonie and Mississinewa River watersheds

Andrew Sheard, Meghan Sulka and Nick Babin, PhD; Earth and Environmental Science, Taylor

September 21
Discerning the reliability and significance of nutritional and dietary claims

LeRoy Kroll, PhD; Chemistry and Biochemistry, Taylor