February 22, 2018

Ecological Mission

The Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Colossians that Christ is the creator (1:17) and sustainer (1:18) of all things and that God’s purpose is to reconcile all things to Himself: “For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.” (ESV, Colossians 1:19-20). The School of Ecological Mission introduces students to ways of reflecting on God’s creation and what God is doing to redeem all of the earth. Students learn how to join the mission of God using studies in earth sciences and life sciences in order to serve in environmental mission, global health, medical missions, natural resource management, sustainable agriculture and related areas.

Cytochrome c and c1 heme lyases are essential in Plasmodium berghei.

Malaria parasites possess a de novo heme synthetic pathway. Interestingly, this pathway is dispensable during the blood stages of development in mammalian hosts. The assembly of the two most important hemeproteins, cytochromes c and c1, is mediated by cytochrome heme lyase enzymes. Plasmodium spp. possess two cytochrome heme lyases encoded by separate genes. Given the redundancy of heme synthesis, […]

Predicting Youth Sexual Deviance: The Case of Risky Sexual Behaviour among Ghanaian Adolescents

For over two decades now, much has been learned about the scourge of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially in the most advanced societies. But although sub-Saharan Africa continues to bear the brunt of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and other sexually transmitted diseases, very few studies in the region and for […]

What Individuals Know, Do Not Know, and Need to Know about Watershed Health in an Urbanizing USA Midwestern city: A mental model approach

Individual decisions about actions one can take that both positively and negatively impact watershed health are important in a time of increased urban development. The aim of this study was to identify what individuals know, do not know, and need to know to make more informed decisions in a rapidly urbanizing watershed in Columbus, Ohio […]

Reprocessing Multiyear GPS Data from Continuously Operating Reference Stations on Cloud Computing Platform

Dr. Sungpil Yoon gave a poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco on reprocessing multiyear GPS data. To define geodetic reference frame using GPS data collected by Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) network, historical GPS data needs to be reprocessed regularly. Reprocessing GPS data collected by upto 2000 CORS sites for […]

A Climate of Justice: Loving Your Neighbour in a Warming World

What does it mean to love our neighbours in a world that is warming? That is just one of the questions dealt with in A Climate of Justice. Justice, we are reminded, is important to Christians because justice reflects God’s character. There are many issues of justice that currently concern Christians: the refugee crises and the treatment […]