Explore interactions between Christian faith and science scholarship in this series of seminars.

Seminars cover a wide range of interdisciplinary issues, drawing insights from religion, philosophy, astronomy, geology, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, nursing, mathematics, computer science, psychology, sociology, history, and other fields.

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Upcoming seminars

Vaccines—Our Answer to a Pandemic?

Presenter: Anding Shen, Professor of Biology at Calvin University
Time and date: Thursday, December 10, at 7:30 pm ET
Register to attend: Click here to register. After registering, you should receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Abstract: The current pandemic has made lives more difficult for most of us. How we wish it’s ending soon. Is vaccine the answer to the pandemic? This talk explores the ways vaccines may play a role in battling a pandemic and the ways they may not.
Presenter bio: Anding Shen is a Professor of Biology at Calvin University in Grand Rapids Michigan, where she teaches immunology, cell biology and microbiology, and her research focus has been in HIV latency in immune cells. Anding obtained her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from Johns Hopkins University, where her thesis work focused on immunology and virology. She enjoys exploring God’s creation in cellular and molecular details with students. Read more about Anding Shen.

Past seminars

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Interested in leading a seminar?

If you are interested in leading a seminar, contact Loren Haarsma.

You don't have to write an entirely new lecture in order to lead a seminar. You could also:

  • present a lecture you have given elsewhere or an article you have recently published
  • present a preliminary draft of a lecture or an article on which you are working, to get some feedback
  • lead a discussion about how to teach Christian perspectives on a certain topic in the classroom