Andrews University Research Week 2021

   Campus Announcements | Posted on October 13, 2021

Andrews University’s commitment to academic excellence in the pursuit of knowledge to change the world will be on display during Andrews Research Week 2021. Events will take place from Tuesday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

Carissa Harris, PhD, associate professor of English at Temple University, will present “Maternal Fury: Women’s Collective Rage at State Violence, from the Middle Ages to the Movements for Black Lives” at the John O. Waller Lectureship for the Arts, on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Harris’ presentation will include medieval dramatic renditions of King Herod’s slaughter of the innocents in conversation with mothers’ roles in the Black Lives Matter and #SayHerName movements. The event will take place in Newbold Auditorium in Buller Hall at 7 p.m. The Waller Lectureship is coordinated annually by the Department of English. Learn more about the event at

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, Eugenia Cheng, PhD, will be the featured speaker for the second annual Robert and Lillis Kingman Speaker Series on Science & Society. Her presentation, intended for the general public, is titled “The Art of Logic in an Illogical World” and will be based on her 2018 book, “The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn’t.” The event, coordinated by the Andrews University Department of Mathematics and STEM division, will be held at the Howard Performing Arts Center. A reception will begin at 6 p.m., and the lecture will take place at 7 p.m. with a book signing to follow. Additional details about the event can be found at

The Celebration of Community Engagement will take place on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Buller Hall. The event is a forum for Andrews University and community partners to celebrate the efforts and achievements of the University in serving the local, regional and global community. The annual event seeks to establish the important connection between research and knowledge, and community engagement and service, and is organized by the Andrews University Community Engagement Council and the Office of Research & Creative Scholarship. 

Poster presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Buller Hall hallway, and the program will start at 6 p.m. in Newbold Auditorium. Featured presenters are Rachel Wade, vice president of strategy, United Way of Southwest Michigan, and Derrick Lea, executive director of Adventist Community Services (NAD). Additional videos and oral presentations will demonstrate the many ways that Andrews University students and employees are working to make a difference in southwest Michigan and around the world. To learn more about this event, visit

Research Week will conclude on Friday, Oct. 22, with the annual Celebration of Research & Creative Scholarship in Buller Hall. The Celebration of Research & Creative Scholarship is a campus-wide event that showcases the culture of research and creative scholarship at Andrews. Dean of Research Gary Burdick, PhD, shares, “The Celebration is an opportunity for faculty and students to present their research and for faculty members to connect with students who may be interested in future collaboration.”

Plenary presentations begin at 12:30 p.m. in Room 251. The speakers—Anneris Coria-Navia, Gustavo Gregorutti and S. Joseph Kidder—are the 2020 and 2021 Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research & Creative Scholarship Award winners. A research poster presentation will be held at 2 p.m., and oral presentations by Andrews University faculty and students will take place at 3 p.m. in the Buller Hall classrooms.

Co-curricular credit will be available for each event for Andrews University undergraduate students.

Sponsors: Office of Research & Creative Scholarship
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   Jeff Boyd