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2018 Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference (MAUSRC)

The Villanova Department of Sociology and Criminology is pleased to announce that the 38th Annual Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference (MAUSRC) held on Friday, April 27, 2018. This conference will be held at Villanova University and sponsored by the Department of Sociology & Criminology.

Come join students, faculty, and staff from diverse disciplines such as Anthropology, Global Studies, Sociology, and Education from institutions across the Mid-Atlantic region including Elizabethtown College, the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, Haverford College, Temple University and Drexel University.

We will convene from 9:00am-4pm and the day’s events will include an inspiring keynote speaker, a complimentary lunch, and exciting opportunities for undergraduate students to present their own research as well as to hear what their peers across the region have been investigating.

There is no fee to register or participate in the conference. Student participants and their project advisors will be treated to an opening reception and lunch.

Any question can be directed to Dr. Brian Jones at or 610-519-4784.




Registration for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference (MAUSRC) has closed!  If you missed the deadline and would like to join us at the conference please email Denise Wilson at   


Power Point Presentation Submission


Students should prepare a 10 minute oral presentation for an audience of students and faculty.  Laptops and projectors will be available in all panel session rooms. PowerPoint presentations should be emailed to to avoid technical difficulties on the day of the conference.  We will provide students with direct access to the uploaded PowerPoints on the laptops in each panel session room on the day of the conference. To make it easier for you to find your presentation, we recommend that you re-name your file so that it clearly states your name (last name, first name).  As a back-up, we recommend that you also come prepared with your presentation file on a USB flash drive.


Schedule of Events

9:00-10:00am             Registration  (Connelly Center Cinema)  

10:15am                     Welcoming Remarks  (Connelly Center Cinema)

                                   Dean Lindenmeyr, Ph.D., College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova University  

10:30am                     Keynote Address  (Connelly Center Cinema)

                                   Dr. Michael Westrate, Ph.D., Director, Villanova Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

11:00am-12:10pm      Panel Session I (Bartley and Driscoll Halls)  

12:20-1:20pm             Lunch (West Lounge, Dougherty Hall)

1:30-2:40pm               Panel Session II (Bartley and Driscoll Halls)

2:50-4:00pm               Panel Session III (Bartley and Driscoll Halls)



Directions, Parking, and Campus Maps

Directions and campus maps can be found on Villanova's main website. Parking passes for the Ithan (I1) garage will be emailed to students and faculty driving from other Colleges and Universities. If you have any questions or concerns about getting around please email