Welcome to the Fifth Annual Andrews University Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship.
The University is where inquisitive minds seek out new knowledge and better understanding of ourselves and the world we inhabit, and where this knowledge may be applied for the benefit of others. At Andrews University, research and creative scholarship permeates our academic life. Faculty and students work together to ask questions, seek answers, and apply what they learn. The program today highlights just some of the broad spectrum of research and creative scholarship being performed at Andrews.
The Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship is a campus-wide event that transcends disciplinary boundaries to showcase the culture of research and creative scholarship at Andrews. Presentations are given by Andrews University Faculty and Graduate Students. Undergraduate students also are very active in research at Andrews, and their work is presented at the annual Honors Scholar and Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will be held this year on March 7, 2014.
The program begins with Plenary Presentations given by the 2013 winners of the Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award. The Award was established in 2011 to honor Siegfried H. Horn’s legacy of scholarship and contribution to the field of biblical archaeology at Andrews University and his impact upon the world church and the wider community of scholars. The award recognizes lifetime achievement in research and creative scholarship for faculty members of Andrews University, and is given annually to one individual in each of four areas. This year’s plenary presentations are given by Øystein LaBianca, professor of anthropology and associate director of the Institute of Archaeology, and by Fernando Canale, emeritus professor of theology and philosophy. LaBianca will be speaking about “globality” as a point of view, not only for economics and commerce, but also for his research as an anthropological archaeologist. Canale explores the connection between philosophy and Scripture, and how theological research can remain faithful to the sola/tota/prima Scriptura principle.
Thank you for joining us for this celebration of research and creative scholarship. To learn more about the breadth of research being done at Andrews, please visit us at www.andrews.edu/research.
Gary W. Burdick
Associate Dean for Research