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Our department sponsored the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference (MAUSRC) for the second consecutive year. The conference was held on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9:00am- Registration (Driscoll Hall, Main Lobby)
9:30am-Welcoming Remarks (Driscoll 134 – Learning Hall)
Jean Ann Linney, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Villanova University
9:45am-Keynote Address (Driscoll 134 – Learning Hall)
Michael J. Engle, Esquire
Attorney & Partner, Law Firm of Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores
10:15am-Student Introductions & Reception (Driscoll Hall, Main Lobby)
Deanna Puentes & Alexis Budzyn
Senior Sociology Majors, Villanova University
Panel Session I (Bartley Hall, Ground Level)
Panel 1.1: Special Topics in Education (Bartley 23A)
Panel 1.2: Rights & Responsibilities (Bartley 32)
Panel 1.3: Gendered Experiences (Bartley 33)
Panel 1.4: All About Crime (Bartley 35)
Panel 1.5: The Role of Race (Bartley 38)
Poster Session I (Bartley Hall, Ground Level, area near Holy Grounds coffee stand)
Lunch (Cafeteria area at The Exchange, Bartley Hall, Ground Level)
Poster Session II (Bartley Hall, Ground Level, area near Holy Grounds coffee stand)
Panel Session II (Bartley Hall, Ground Level)
Panel 2.1: Sexual Education, Intimacy, & Relationships (Bartley 23A)
Panel 2.2: Social Media & Cyber Interactions (Bartley 24)
Panel 2.3: The Criminal Justice System & Mass Incarceration (Bartley 26)
Panel 2.4: Mass Media Portrayals & Effects (Bartley 33)
Panel 2.5: The Body & The Self (Bartley 34)
Panel Session III (Bartley Hall, Ground Level)
Panel 3.1: Violence in our Homes, Schools, and Communities (Bartley 23A)
Panel 3.2: Issues in Political Economy (Bartley 24)
Panel 3.3: Educational Achievement (Bartley 26)
Panel 3.4: Faith & Trust in Government (Bartley 33)
Panel 3.5: Health, Happiness, & Satisfaction (Bartley 34)
In this issue...
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Department of Sociology & Criminology
Saint Augustine Center
800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085
Robert DeFina, Ph.D., Department Chair, 610.519.4482
Mary Ann Hostler, Administrative Assistant for the Sociology Program, 610.519.4742
Sarah Spencer, Administrative Assistant for the Criminology Program, 610.519.4786
Mariana Pardes, Research Associate, 610.519.7275