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Villanova University Hosts Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference April 24

Students, faculty and staff from across the region will gather to showcase research in Anthropology, Criminology, Global Studies, Sociology and Education; registration deadline April 7

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Villanova, Pa. – More than 100 undergraduate students, faculty and staff from across the Mid-Atlantic are expected at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the third consecutive year, the Conference will be held at Villanova University and sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Criminology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The annual Conference showcases research in diverse disciplines such as Anthropology, Criminology, Global Studies, Sociology, and Education with students attending from University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, Haverford College, Temple University, Elizabethtown College, and Drexel University, among others. The Conference is free to register and to participate and provides an exciting opportunity for students to present their research as well as to learn about other research projects in the Social Sciences. It will feature speakers, panel sessions, poster sessions and more.

Villanova’s Department of Sociology and Criminology boasts faculty who are leaders in their field and have been featured in top news outlets including the Associated Press. They also continuously publish in prestigious journals such as Sociology of Education and Crime and Delinquency, as well as receiving national grants and fellowships. Graduates of the program are routinely accepted to doctorate programs, as well as entering the work force as lawyers, judges, legislative aides, and research analysts for the Urban Institute, University of Pennsylvania, and Janney Capital Markets. Graduates also become psychologists, social workers or pursue careers with the FBI, US Secret Service, and other national and local agencies.

This year’s keynote speaker is Kenneth C. Tsang ’13 CLAS (Criminology), a graduate of the Villanova program, who is now  a research associate with the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The day’s events will include a complimentary lunch, and panel and poster presentations. The 2015 MAUSRC Conference will take place in Bartley Hall on Villanova’s campus. For a full schedule of the day’s events, please visit the 2015 Conference website. The registration deadline is April 7, 2015.

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit